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Resurrection and development of V8 Project GT1


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Yes, correct.  Tranmission oil cooler.

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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So close! Please video the start, looking forward to the noise :D

 

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Good god yes :D :wub:

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@Trevsked I can email you the files if you like?

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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She looks angry and anxious to go, very impressive!

Congrats!

I have made many mistakes in my life. Buying a multiple Lotus is not one of them.

 

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Amazing. I will just line up my lottery win so I can snap this up when you are finished. Might need a little sound deadening and a stereo for use in London of course. 

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@Trevsked I`ve got to bleed hydraulics for the brakes and the clutch and also set-up the maximum throw on the carbon clutch pack.  I would hope to be able to test the gearbox on the axle stands shortly, but the car will not go outside until a thorough 1st test next month.

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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Fast progress Mike. What’s the black box that appears to be plugged in to the dash to the right of the steering wheel?

 

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I'll get around to it at some point.

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That`s the removable Motec UTC (USB to CAN) adaptor.  It`s used to communicate with the ECU and ADL (dash logger) manager software.

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1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

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On 15/08/2022 at 12:14, mike_sekinger said:

It`s been a long journey, but the engine is running !!!!

The engine revs so quickly with the lower mass.

Hi Mike, 

What are the engine components that are lighter than stock? Is it rods, pistons, flywheel and clutch or are there more lightweight bits too?
The way it revs is so appealing and it sounds great. Are these with stock exhaust manifolds or tubular ones? Sorry if this is all documented here, I haven't been back through the thread to check.

cheers

-Chris

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Hi Chris,

Of course it`s all detailed in the depths of the thread, but to summarise:

- Forged pistons (incl. wrist pins and clips) are 4.5g heavier than a stock Grade A piston

- Saenz rods are also marginally heavier, but I do not have the figure to hand. The Saenz rods are designed to cope with the stressed associated with much higher power levels.

- Main weight savings are coming from the flywheel and clutch assy, where all together I am 5Kg lighter (500g on the flywheel and 4.5Kg on the clutch)

The manifolds are currently ported cast ones mated to a pair of hybrid billet compressor turbos, which will be used for the first stage of the engine running.

A pair of tubular manifolds are in fabrication for use with the BorgWarner EFR 6258 turbos, but that is a future enhancement that will require changes to the chargecoolers and induction routing.  Those turbos can support sufficient flow for between 450 - 800bhp.

Cheers,

Mike S

 

1996 Esprit V8, 1998 Esprit V8 GT, 1999 Esprit S350 #002 (Esprit GT1 replica project), 1996 Esprit V8 GT1 (chassis 114-001), 1992 Lotus Omega (927E), 1999 Esprit V8SE, 1999 Esprit S350 #032, 1995 Esprit S4s, 1999 Esprit V8 GT (ex-5th Gear project), 1999 Esprit V8SE ('02 rear)

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