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John Welch is a genius, an obsessive compulsive nut, and the nicest guy you'll ever meet. He outdid himself.

Sorry, no engine bay pics, yet...

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Let's see... We did:

  • Generation 2 WC Engineering Turbo
  • Engine removal, clean up, powder coat EVERYTHING
  • Gearbox disassembly, powder coat
  • Engine mounts
  • Quaife LSD
  • Electric Chargecooler Pump
  • Hi Spec Calipers (red) 6 pot Front with 2pc rotors / 4 pot rear
  • Weds TC-005 Wheels (powder coated black) 17x8 Front / 18x10 Rear
  • 114.3 bolt pattern adapters
  • Continental ExtremeContact 245/45-17, 265/40-18

Much more to come! ;)

Luke Colorado, Super Spy.   -  Lotus Owner No Longer

1987 Zender Widebody 560SEC | 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 | 2013 Honda Fit EV (#269)

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Excellent news, she looks beautiful Lucas. Looking forward especially to seeing the engine bay and reading your review on performance.

Nice house btw, are you a gazillionaire? :huh:

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Lucas,

Very nice ! I am sure you are glad to have her back. Looks fantastic and like Bibs I cannot wait to see engine bay photographs.

Also let me know how many times the MSP ( Maryland State Police for those not familiar ) pull you over for no front licence plate...lol. I had one of my motorcars years ago, that I had no front plate on ( Ferrari 348 ) that I must have been stopped at least 15 times using that as the initial reason for commencing the stop. I imagine you are still searching for some type of front holder ?

First 500 miles of break in I imagine will be tough, not being able to see what it really wants to do.

Enjoy and once again looks fantastic.

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Oh the joys of taking pictures of a white car on a sunny day :)

Go for dawn or dusk, lets see the detail - esp the wheels which look nice (I prefered the white ones... :getmecoat: )

I wanna see the engine + the rear defuser too - something I've wanted on the GT3 for ages.

Bet it goes like a rocket.

Looks good, can we haz more pictures of the detail :detective:

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Excellent news, she looks beautiful Lucas. Looking forward especially to seeing the engine bay and reading your review on performance.

Nice house btw, are you a gazillionaire? :huh:

Thanks Bibs. The lack of engine bay (and brake) pics can be explained by the fact that my wife took them while John and Sanj and I bullshitted in the garage. Oh, and that's JOHN'S place, not mine! Nice, eh. You should see the size of the hanger garage. ;)

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Very nice ! I am sure you are glad to have her back. Looks fantastic and like Bibs I cannot wait to see engine bay photographs.

Also let me know how many times the MSP ( Maryland State Police for those not familiar ) pull you over for no front licence plate...lol. I had one of my motorcars years ago, that I had no front plate on ( Ferrari 348 ) that I must have been stopped at least 15 times using that as the initial reason for commencing the stop. I imagine you are still searching for some type of front holder ?

First 500 miles of break in I imagine will be tough, not being able to see what it really wants to do.

Enjoy and once again looks fantastic.

Not much break-in, actually. We didn't have to crack open the engine. John said she had better leak-down and compression numbers than from the factory!

As for the plate, I bought this. It will installed when we do the electronics (laser jammers, head, etc) back in DC.

Oh the joys of taking pictures of a white car on a sunny day :)

Go for dawn or dusk, lets see the detail - esp the wheels which look nice (I prefered the white ones... :getmecoat: )

I wanna see the engine + the rear defuser too - something I've wanted on the GT3 for ages.

Bet it goes like a rocket.

Looks good, can we haz more pictures of the detail :detective:

It was time for a wheel upgrade. I got sick of starring at a monotone car, plus those skinny things are pretty limiting. I think they'll grow on you. I'll get you on the detail you need. The brakes look flippin' fantastic!

Luke Colorado, Super Spy.   -  Lotus Owner No Longer

1987 Zender Widebody 560SEC | 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 | 2013 Honda Fit EV (#269)

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The wheels are Weds Sport TC-005. I've had them in boxes for a few years now waiting to pounce. Sadly, they were discontinued soon after I got them. Anyway, the reason I chose them was because they are very, very, light. I forget exactly, but like 7lbs front and 10lbs rear.

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1987 Zender Widebody 560SEC | 1994 Lotus Esprit S4 | 2013 Honda Fit EV (#269)

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