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 Corranga » Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:27 pm

All part of the ownership experience I guess.

Front lamps - tick.
Roof spoiler - tick.
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I'm not normally one who bothers about this sort of thing, but seeing that first picture made me thing...
What number plate is it going to wear?
Would be nice if you had an age appropriate / ageless on it...
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Post by renmure » Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:58 pm

It will get an initial 2018 reg so nothing really to stop putting a 1970s plate on it but I imagine I'll shuffle a few plates round and put V6 WCR on it for no other reason that it's a V6 engine and I have most of the Vx WCR plates. Well, that's the plan for now anyhow ;)
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Post by renmure » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:25 pm

And so it begins...

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Post by Rosssco » Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:21 am

Recall seeing this Stratos replica with a Evora engine (2GR-FE) installed.. Sounds pretty good, but perhaps not quite Alfa V6 and ITB's..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... pVtv6eEw4I
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Post by renmure » Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Yeah, I was tempted at first with the Evora engine but I'd already heard an Alfa V6 Busso engined car and thought it sounded awesome and was a bit deflated with the Evora sound. My thinking was that the induction and exhaust noise was such a part of what I wanted to end up with as just the looks that I was as well going the whole hog with the 3.2 GT engine.

When I was down there at the weekend I saw the ITB setup they have developed for my engine, the cad drawings for the carbon airbox and the physical decat Group 4 exhaust that will be fitted after the car passes the IVA test with a standard set-up. It should sound full-on rally style :)
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Post by douglasgdmw » Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 pm

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Post by Rosssco » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm

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Post by renmure » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:41 pm

Rosssco wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:01 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtZ8Ph7lt3o

This could be you.. :lol:
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Probably more like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzLLz77ZdbA

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Post by Rosssco » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:32 pm

Slight aside, but I recently seen this body conversion that uses a VX220 chassis (so by default, and Elise too).. The combination of these looks and the Lotus chassis might be my dream sports car!

https://classicalfa.com/pages.php?pageid=62
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Post by Scotty C » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:37 am

Rosssco wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:32 pm
Slight aside, but I recently seen this body conversion that uses a VX220 chassis (so by default, and Elise too).. The combination of these looks and the Lotus chassis might be my dream sports car!

https://classicalfa.com/pages.php?pageid=62
wow that looks cool. 8)
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Post by hendeg » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:45 pm

Scotty C wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:37 am
wow that looks cool. 8)
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I've seen that before and it does look epic. I wonder what a total build would cost?
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Post by renmure » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 pm

Slow progress, but light at the end of the tunnel.
Engine should be delivered to the car builder at the end of this month.
Body should be fitted in January.
IVA compliant built car for test sometime around March.
Conversion to full rally spec and delivery to me in April.
Hopefully!!

Delays mainly due to LB continually upgrading the spec of the components and me always wanting the latest upgrade. T'is a bit frustrating tho.

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Post by C7Steve » Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:09 pm

Looking good so far. :thumbsup


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Post by Matelotman » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:25 pm

Scottish Scrutineer wrote:I'm joining the queue of folks wanting to see it. Should look and sound spectacular.


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Post by renmure » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:52 pm

Some progress over in Cardiff where the engine guy is doing his stuff.....

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Should have pics of the gearbox and diff rebuild next. The plan is for the engine to be in the car before Christmas. Nothing has quite gone to plan yet so we'll see how that goes.
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