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I reckon this is going to be pretty cool.  :clap: 


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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It will sound awesome, and last forever with low/easy maintenance, too. Considering the Lotus 4-pot is only, well, a 4-pot, it's a huge engine by comparison with the rather more compact Chevy and I must confess to being slightly envious. I would be nervous about the gearbox however, but time will tell.


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Im trying to upload the pics again of frame mods.  Basically the inner part front cross bar that meets the backbone was moved forward 1 and 1/2 inches to make more room for belt pulley.. New boxed in areas were added to the outer corners of this bar.The old engine mount areas were boxed in.Gussets were added to most corners. An outer bar was added to replace the removal of the bar that connects diagonally from engine mount area to the forward cross bar that was modified.

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Wow - can't wait to see this one finished.....


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nice work Eddie did the cross bar which you moved forward still clear the wooden bulkhead?


 
 
 
 
 

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Yes it fit nicely with room to spare. I like your Vids Rob, I have a few on youtube(can be found by user name "dionr05"),but Im a terrible narrator, 

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Reminds me of a ski boat install. :)


All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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They do look like marine headers ??

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Headers are from cxracing( can be found on ebay). They are made for twin turbos. Maybe someday if I ever change the gearbox to something that can handle it. Then I can put the Turbo Esprit decals on.

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