New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

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Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Post by rossybee » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:31 pm

douglasgdmw wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:28 pm
Love the AirItalia livery, however it just does not sit right on a Lambo. Every time I look at it, I am always reminded it should be on a Lancia :?
Totally. I posted it for the comedy aspect :blackeye
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Post by renmure » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:36 pm

I think it looks ace apart from the driving lights.
(gawd, I hope I don't end up saying the same thing about mine!!)
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Post by rossybee » Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:51 pm

Nah yours *needs* the driving lights 8)
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Post by renmure » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:25 pm

I got a few more pics yesterday of the gearbox and engine after the rebuild. I also got the bill!!! Yikes!! To be fair, it was sort of in line with what I should have expected based on the quotes at the beginning of it all about 2 years ago but then when you add in the costs of additional strengthening work to the engine, gearbox and diff... well, it's easy to see how costs can grow arms and legs. At the other end of the spectrum I could have gone for a donor 2.5 litre Alfa V6 with mega miles taken straight from the scrappers for £300ish. Some folk have also gone for the 3.5 litre Toyota engine currently used by Lotus and a couple of folk have also gone down the supercharger route with that engine as well. Anyhow, I'm gonna keep my head in the sand about the costs for now :)

I'm going down to the workshop at the end of next week when the big step is taken and the engine, gearbox, mounts, fuel tanks and other stuff gets delivered to the car builder.

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Post by scott_e » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:53 am

Spotted this retropower article with a wee bit on the Stratos on PH news and thought it maybe of interest to this thread.

https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph ... ower/39529

Have not read the PH article yet, sorry if its rubbish.

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Post by renmure » Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:38 pm

I think the whole "retropower thing" is to do things a bit off-the-wall almost to be different. It's certainly interesting tho.

Meanwhile... back in the workshop...

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Things are coming together nicely :)
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Post by campbell » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:46 am

This has got to be one of the best threads on our forum, ever, Jim

Keep the pics and journal entries coming.
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Post by Mike Scib » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:27 pm

Have been watching the build of the MK1 Escort on YouTube.


scott_e wrote:Spotted this retropower article with a wee bit on the Stratos on PH news and thought it maybe of interest to this thread.

https://www.pistonheads.com/features/ph ... ower/39529

Have not read the PH article yet, sorry if its rubbish.


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Re: New(ish) car .. not really Lotus Content and a long wait..

Post by renmure » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:55 pm

campbell wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:46 am
This has got to be one of the best threads on our forum, ever, Jim Image

Keep the pics and journal entries coming.
Think you're being overly generous there Campbell :blackeye

I've actually got a really detailed online info and build site on the go but have been asked by the builder to keep things fairly hush-hush at the moment. He is also working "full-time" on a fairly bespoke major project and that customer has already been an awkward git over time commitments so I've not linked to it anywhere in public. But.. when the time is right ... :D
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