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After an absence of approx. 10 years, V8 Project GT1 is back ! There are more options available now to extend the performance of the project, so the general plan is to loose more weight, complete

Plating work is excellent. Really looking forward to getting it all back together.

Chassis collected from cathodic dip coating.  Full inspection tomorrow, but I'm really very impressed with the finish. I can now commence with the rebuild of the rolling chassis.

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Chassis now with WOB for their cathodic dip coating.  When it comes back, re-assembly can commence for suspension and brakes.

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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)

1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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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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Barry - you are a snake.

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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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Feels good starting to slowly build up the chassis - hydraulics and ABS hardness

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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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Did you buy new brake lines and were they pre-formed or have you formed them yourself? Where did you get them from (assuming they are not the originals).

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Make them insitu chap - super easy to do - buy a decent hydraulic flaring tool

Only here once

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These are the original lines.  They were in great shape without any corrosion.  Some of the unions are being re-plated, but the lines were fine.

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12 hours ago, Barrykearley said:

Make them insitu chap - super easy to do - buy a decent hydraulic flaring tool

I would but I don't want to lose the originality of the green pipes.

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3 minutes ago, sailorbob said:

Wurth make a steel brake pipe with the green polyvinyl fluoride coating.

Hmm, looks like their shop is for trade only...

https://eshop.wurth.co.uk/Product-categories/Brake-conduit-pipe/31086502040301.cyid/3108.cgid/en/GB/GBP/

Any idea where else this is available? If not I'm sure I can find a trader who can purchase for me. Thanks for the info. 🙂 

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They didn't used to be very strict on that but I haven't bought from them in a while so I don't know if that is still the case. Do you have one of their trade stores nearby? They might allow cash account purchases.

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A little more today - main coolant, fuel balance, brake vacuum and oil cooler pipes in

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A bit more today.  Some minor fettling of the lower wishbone necessary to get clearance on the Penske damper. 

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After some minor adaptions for clearance on the lower wishbones, it's all fitting together.

Managed to fit the tunnel foam as well.

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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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Some more plated stuff arrived, so brake hydraulics and steering rack installed

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Waiting on a delivery from SJ.

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Some parts arriving, so able to do a little more. 

Need to create a bracket and hoses for the electric main coolant water pump, which will be mounted to the right of the charge-cooler pump.

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