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Or something like this, 2.5 duratec mated to a porsche boxster gearbox....

The engine that came out was a renault alpine with twin webber 45 carbs

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Hello guys - well its been a long time since I took delivery of the Europa - Its been standing in my warehouse nice and dry but no work done until this week. Since my last posting I have had a knee re

Hi Guys I'm a newby to the Lotus scene and hope to get my Europa project up from Southampton in a week or so. Its in a pretty bad state so I will probably be looking for all the help and adv

Or something like this, 2.5 duratec mated to a porsche boxster gearbox.... The engine that came out was a renault alpine with twin webber 45 carbs

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Hi guys

Just getting started wth the resto - so looking for lots of bits - I could do with an exhaust system - my car has a renault pre crosslow with a weber 32dir36 - (siezed)

Just got the body off and building up the new chassis - any bits would be appreciated - I'm on 07850 653250 - just ring me if you have any parts surplus.

thanks

Dave

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Just getting started wth the resto - so looking for lots of bits - I could do with an exhaust system - my car has a renault pre crosslow with a weber 32dir36 - (siezed)

Just got the body off and building up the new chassis - any bits would be appreciated - I'm on 07850 653250 - just ring me if you have any parts surplus.

thanks

I'm in sunderland UK

Dave

 

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bit of help needed please - my europa was registered october 71 - it appears that there were changes made to cars built in september - I'm not sure if mine is an early or late car

how would I find out? and what differences is there. - thanks

 

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Earlier TC's had the 4 speed box carried over from the S2 (336 I think), then changed to 352 (?) 4 speed and finally a 5 speed option for the Special.

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thanks

my car has a renault pre crosslow 1565 engine  - I think its a type 65 - just trying to get my head around it. After my heart failure thing and being stuck at home I'm lucky to have a mechanic that usually looks after our trucks - so he is slowly getting his head round it. Body is off and chassis (or whats left of it) is pretty much stripped down - lots of bolts had to be cut - these are quite expensive - its just cost me over £100 just for front suspension bolts. The head is off but pistons are totally siezed - so its a rebuild. - yet another ouch. Lots to do - even the seat runners are shot. Pretty much every bolt is stripping. Alternator siezed waterpump - disolved etc etc etc - it will be a new car when I'm finished. I think the gearbox is OK ? I'm doing the cleaning and painting the bits and rebuilding the dash.

sorry if I'm rambling on but it would be handy if you guys know what stage I'm at so you can advise. - thanks for now.

 

 

 

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On 31/03/2020 at 16:46, tim_marra said:

Sorry I had assumed with the registration date your car was a TC. Must be a very late S2?

yes it must be - first registered october 1971 - it seems that there were small changes made to cars built from september - so this could be an early or late model.

I'm sure that I will find out when I get the wrong part. Every time I turn around I need more bits. Just starting to strip down the front braking system - caliper bolts are locked solid so will need heat.

ah well best get on with it!

 

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Hi Dave .Keep at it .Rare car .My mistakes are to have sold my cars in the past .few Esprits .But would struggle to buy another .?i had one many years ago egx25j I think .s2 Mike

 

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Ok - I've started so I'll finish - today cleaned up the anti roll bar and the rear engine crossmember - sanded down rust converted etch primer and finished with black stone chip

now taking the rust off the calipers and some brake bits with the dremmel. I wish I has a sand blast booth. I'm sending the carb away for a full refurb and I think I will send the steering rack to drivelink for a refurb - I could do it all myself but I have so much more to do and I'm running out of time as I could be losing my warehouse shortly. Starting with the suspension next. I will probably replace the dampers.

Phoned the doctors and told him I was having bother with my trunnions !!!

 

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Just an update

So Far ......... body off and chassis stripped  Engine out and off for rebuild - unfortunately somebody has fitted liners and pistons from an 843 engine so the new bits (ordered for the 821 engine ) means that the gudgeon pin is 22mm and it needs to be 20 or 21 mm to fit the new pistons - so I need to change the con rods to the standad rods - if anybody has some.

I have refurbed all the engine mounts steering rack and other bits and bobs. I have had the dash refinished in carbon fibre but will need new clocks.

The carb has been to Weber services and they have done a great job.

Lots of new bits arriving and new chassis is being rebuilt. Exhause system is a fortune so advice here would be nice. I will be sorting wiring harness next - that should be fun. I found Miles at Fibreglass services has been very helpful and supplied lots of parts including cables and a windscreen. I'm still finding that I need more parts as I go along.

Let me know if anyone is having a clearout - cheers

 

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Can we have some naked piccies please?   (of the stripped chassis etc of course! - steady now cowboy...)

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Engine is just about ready - should have it back in a day or so - carb is back from weber - really mint - chassis is starting to be fitted out - new front adjustable shockers  ordered.

I'm on with the original steel wheels - refurb and need new tyres - advice on tyres would help  and I need gauges and switches (dash is done in carbon fibre) I'm trying to repair the crash pad but if not successful they are about £150 from Banks. Picked up some bits from ebay a dizzy for £40 - new old stock caliper £30 new hub caps £100  choke cable £7.50 - I need a heater cable but I might just use a choke cable. So far so good

 

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Update - so far - chassis is being built up with new suspension front and rear - fully rebuilt engine getting fitted - new brake lines callipers discs pads -rear shoes and drums - reconditioned carburettor

New petrol tank alternator dizzy waterpump coil leads plugs  - I have reconditioned the seats and am waiting for the new clutch to arrive - I need an exhaust but they seem quite expensive - any advice on this.

I have a full set of new clocks and switches

Next job for me is to clean the gearbox ready to go in when the clutch arrives.

spot the wrong one out from the pics - yes its a very rusty twin cam RHS fuel tank -  dont quite know what they were thinking about??

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Hi guys - hope everyone is keeping safe.

I'm looking around for tyres - what would work on the Europa - I'm thinking Pirelli or Michelin - advice please.

 

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Hi Dave

are you looking to put 155s as original spec or...

If you want to go wider to, for example 175 all round, then try Avon CR6ZZ. These are the HSCC wet weather control tyre for Europas. They are 70 profile, 13 inch. Contact Longstone Tyres, Bawtry. I have been on these for the last 18 years. Really progressive in the wet, like s**t to a blanket in the dry. Not cheap, but a phenomenal tyre.

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Finally getting somewhere - wheels on - body to sort ready for paint - I think its going to be red - and possibly fire up the engine next week

Getting sorted - lots still to do  343872735_lotuschassiswithengineandgearbox.jpg.da29738c4e63ae1e2a91649f2a86499b.jpg Engine and gearbox looking nice - all aligned - so far so good.

New clutch kit fitted - thrust bearing was a nightmare to get hold of.

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On 19/07/2020 at 17:24, Lotus Historic Register Ge said:

Dear Lotus friends,

does anyone know a Lotus Europa S 2 expert in Arizona. I would

very happy to import this car to Germany: https://www.dasparking.de/gebrauchtwagen-information/lotus-europa/1969-lotus-europa-s2/13P6YVQW.html

 

Siegfried have you tried asking you question on the Lotus Europa Community, I think it's mostly US based so you may stand a better chance of an answer? 😃

Cheers,

John W

http://jonwatkins.co.uk

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Hi guys - next question - silencer please - just rang lotus supplies (Banks) just to be told its £500+

I got a full new exhaust for my 65 S-type Jag for £400 and its massive with 2 full pipes and 3 boxes. The Lotus is 1/10th of the size.

So anybody with any info?

cheers

dave

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