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Resurrection and development of V8 Project GT1


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Good luck Mike, I really hope it works out for you.  Been trying to do this for a couple of years, but the temptation is always too great.  If you manage it, please give me some clues...

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Moulds for the genuine GT1 bodykit are now produced and the first part has been taken.

In the past, some folks expressed interest in the arch kits. If anyone is still interested in getting a set, please PM me and I will create a list and get some pricing.

The parts would by default be in GRP. In carbon would of course be at extra cost.

Thanks,

Mike S

 
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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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Hi Alan, 

There is a top bleed on the main coolant rad.  The chargecooler rad is a twin-pass feeding from the bottom, but there is no other bleed on that unit.

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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49 minutes ago, mike_sekinger said:

Hi Alan, 

There is a top bleed on the main coolant rad.  The chargecooler rad is a twin-pass feeding from the bottom, but there is no other bleed on that unit.

Ahh didnt see it, but you will also need a vent on the top of the chargecooler to get the air out from above the top hose connection or move that connection to the very top of the rad.

As it is air above the top hose connector cannot get out and the rad will only be effective with the bottom 2/3 where the water flows.

Ive been through these issues on my installation 🙄

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On 24/12/2020 at 09:33, mike_sekinger said:

This is the first part produced with the moulds in cf.  More to follow:

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Just for clarity on these arches and body-parts, these are being prepared by my "partner in crime"  Andrä Schroers (SMG Racing on TLF).  As many of you know, Andrä purchased a previous Sport350 project car of mine and turned it into a hill climb racecar.

Although we are on an Esprit GT1 journey together, Andrä is very much the driving force behind this current work.

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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3 minutes ago, tomcattom said:

I like the sly addition of the extra driver ;)

I'm a dreamer.   No harm in that eh?

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1999 S350 #002 Esprit GT1 replica

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356mm on the front

330mm on the rear

This is just a refresh of the original modification going to 6-pot on the front, and moving the original 4-pots to the rear.

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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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