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New to Lotus - 'charged K20 S2

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Hi! I figured it was worth introducing myself - I'm Mike and I live in NE London :)

I caught the bug after borrowing an Audi engined S2 for a while and ended up with my very own Supercharged K20 S2. 

Within two days of purchasing it, it was flying around Spa - sadly not for long, though as a leaking supercharger/slipping belt cut my track time short :(

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It's away at the moment having some work done, hopefully it'll be returning to a track again soon!

 

 

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Welcome to TLF. Looks awesome will be a track weapon when it's all fixed. Enjoy!

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Welcome! Good looking car you've got there :)


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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Welcome to TLF Mike. :welcome:

Great photo of your car.

Any questions or issues with using the forums, feel free to ask one of us mods. We're here to help. :)


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

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So the aforementioned work it was in for turned out to be a little more than I was expecting. 

Owing to some unseen chassis damage that had been repaired to a standard I wasn't happy with, the car is getting a brand new chassis from Lotus!

Here's the progress;


So the strip down has started. 

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On the plus side, I did manage to pick up some pretty cool seats

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and an LSD while the engine will be out  

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So things have slowed a little bit recently, there has been a lot of non-productive time. Issues finding the correct adhesive and sourcing a roll cage. 

Diff has been fitted and gearbox reassembled, supercharger is currently getting some love with some new seals and bearings. 

Went to collect the cage from Wayne at Essex Autosport. What a gent, he's been incredibly helpful and even helped the guys building the car with his wealth of knowledge on fitting it!

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It is starting to look like a car again now, and the build can proceed now the rollcage is here.

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More progress. 

The cage is in and engine back together - it's starting to look like a real car now!

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Sporting an engine again!

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Progress has been a bit slow waiting for some bits to be painted, but back on track now!

I have entered a sprint for the 8th and a trackday for the 16th. Fingers crossed!

It'll be interesting learning how it behaves with the diff on a sprint course rather than the track, ideally I'd have preferred it the other way around but fun times ahead 

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Wow, that is going to be a weapon :D


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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