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Well, it all started with a cracked manifold. Still much to do and what started as one job has turned into a labour of er love. A few before and after shots, but slowly getting there. The work is fine, its the bloody weather thats a killer:

Before and after

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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paul you could take off the cam sprockets one at a time and paint the inners of the sprockets, why no-one does this is beyond me, dont get paint on the toothed sections though, im going to do mine until i get some adjustable adonised ones

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Yes amazing work Paul, i really envy people who are capable of undertaking such a job. :)


Mike Kimberly at the launch of the Lotus Evora,

"These cars will be for the few who know the difference!"

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Lovin' your work Paul, very nice mate :)


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Great job - as it should be.

What paints did you use ?

The alluminium is POR15 Engine enamel, available from Frosts for about


Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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Truly amazing work! Keep us posted on the progress, I really enjoy following work like this.


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Wish I had your tallant/know how Paul. Beautiful job.


Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk - that will teach us to keep mouth shut!

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Thanks for the kind words all :thumbup: I will add some pickys as I progress.


Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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Well I am still at the work in progress stage, trying to get the car ready for Donny. Im going to miss the Brands Hatch deadline I had set for the 15th. But I have come to far to compromise the work i have by rushing it to completion. By the time it is completed i will have spent a fair few pennies and invested all of the winter months "Just replacing the Exhaust"

:)

The work completed will include the following:

Remove Engine and Gearbox,

Strip clean and overhaul whilst out of car.

Replace and refit new timing belt, AC, Power steering and Alternator belts.

Overhaul water pump.

Replace thermostat and gasket.

Fit new stub outlet to pump.

Replace coolant sensor in Inlet manifold.

Remove and replace Inlet manifold core plug which was leaking under pressure.

Renew all hoses with silicona alternative upgrade.

Renew and upgrade the Primary Injectors with blue printed RC Injectors.

Renew and upgrade the Secondary Injectors with blue printed RC Injectors.

Renew Spark plugs.

Renew Oil filter.

Renew and upgrade airfilter to K&N.

Renew Engine Oil with Castrol Edge 10w 60.

Renew clutch with Valeo upgrade +25% torque.

Renew Taf X Gearbox oil.

Clean and detail Engine.

Clean and detail Gearbox.

Renew and upgrade Turbo wastegate Capsule.

Inspect and overhaul turbo where required.

Fit new Exhaust manifold & Gaskets.

Replace studs & other fixings.

Flush coolant system and replenish with new anti freeze.

Upgrade ECU chip with PUH chip 6 Race.

Renew various fixings and detail relevant attachments.

Repair rearmost os & ns body mountings.

Overhaul Clutch master cyclinder and fit new seals.

Overhaul Clutch slave cylinder and fit new seals.

Remove "Red" clutch hose and fit braided stainless equivalent.

Make repairs to various fragile fibreglass mounting points. ie, boot floor.

Upgrade Front brakes to "Brembo" specification.

Fit new EBC turbo groove discs.

Fit EBC yellow pad upgrade, Front and Rear.

Upgrade rear brakes to "Brembo" spec.

Fit new bespoke Stainless sports exhaust.

Fit upgraded Adjsutable suspension all round.

Clean and detail engine bay.

Fabricate and fit new jacking mounting plate.

Fit new all on headlamp relay.

Fit new rear view mirror.

Fit new Stainless Door sills.

Replace windscreen trims with new.

Fit new window seals.

Fit new boot floor seal.

Fit new "Lotus" carpet mats.

Wash, clean and polish bodywork.

Clean and details wheels and tyres.

Detail Interior.

So that is keeping me busy. Upon completion, MOT, RFL and renew insurance and Bobs your uncle. I have 18 days left.

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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You are a brave man - well done Mate.

Nice wheels.

Rog


2009 World Singstar Champion

No I don't like the Europa, Evora or Exos.

"Like a cockmonkey with 3 cocks."

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Now the bit of after:

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

pig_zps6d7342f1.jpg

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Not bad for a couple of days work! :)


88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

Evora NA

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Not bad for a couple of days work! :)

Your not wrong. :)


Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a transformation...Coool!

You are incredible, this is my favourite thread. :) If you dont get a prize for the best looking engine bay at this meet ill be seriously dissapointed. All the best.

Fancy a holiday down under to help me with mine??? I got loads of free beer and wine :)


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Nice work Paul!

Where did you get the wastegate actuator and how much? I have a similar one from Forge that I've yet to try out on an S4 project I'm working on...

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OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a transformation...Coool!

You are incredible, this is my favourite thread. :) If you dont get a prize for the best looking engine bay at this meet ill be seriously dissapointed. All the best.

Fancy a holiday down under to help me with mine??? I got loads of free beer and wine :)

Oooo. A busmans holiday and beer. Mega cool Kylie. I will go pack my degreaser. :) I will be hard pressed for the meet as there is still much to do and if the English weather is anything to go by, then it will not stay luvly jubbly for long :)

Right, im off to book a plane ticket. :(

Nice work Paul!

Where did you get the wastegate actuator and how much? I have a similar one from Forge that I've yet to try out on an S4 project I'm working on...

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Hi Jim. I got the actuator from our very own Dave Walters. It was a

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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Turbo................

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Caught between a rock and a hard place in a catch 22 situation, So its 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Your damned if you do, but your damned if you don't so shut your cock!!!!!!!!!!!

Lotus Espirt Turbo S3    

Lotus Esprit S4 

Lotus Elise S2 Sport 130

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<_< Yep... there is a spot! Hahaha!!!!

But really! Looks great. I am so glad there is someone else that sees a need to do this type of thing...

Cameron


"If you feel that you are in total control of the car, well, your just not driving fast enough". Jimmy Clark

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