S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by RichieK » Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:06 pm

Looks great. Can't wait to see more pics.
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:12 pm

cheers Richie,
I've mostly been sorting the shut lines of rear clam and engine cover, so pics won't look much different to those I've posted. Hopefully getting engine and gearbox back from builders soon, so will post some then and the engine install.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Mikie711 » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:26 am

What offset are you looking to run for the fronts and rears?
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:01 pm

I'm a bit stuck on this and would welcome some advice....rear arches are 50mm wider each side than std S1 Exige - front arches are 20 mm wider each side. I know I can measure from the hub face to outer edge of wheel arch.
I'm using S2 hubs with 308mm discs and want to use 18 x 10" rears and 17 x 9" fronts.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by graeme » Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:21 pm

I find this tool handy:

https://www.willtheyfit.com

Type in the standard settings and the new wheel sizes, then see what offset gets you closest to having the faces and arches where you want them.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by campbell » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:10 pm

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:17 pm

feeling better about the rear clam fit now, lots of work to get this right...
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engine cover is a good fit now too.
old elise wheel is only fitted to help me determine offsets for new wheels

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Mikie711 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:10 am

The calculator I have used in the past is this one. I guess you'll have to watch how far in the wheel goes as you alter the offset. Standard Elise wheels ran +5 to +16mm offset. That is a very big rear arch to fill but have a look around the net someone is bound to have done this before. There has been some crazy sh*t done to Elise's over the years.
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by campbell » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:21 pm

Great work.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Thu May 31, 2018 2:37 pm

first pics of engine build. early days, lots more to do:
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:19 pm

few more of engine build and LSD fitting:
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and finally completed rear clam fit with engine cover fitted and fixings holding it down:
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many hours work to get to this stage, front will be much easier and quicker

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by philthy » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:01 pm

Looks great, feeling inspired!

keep the good work 👍🏼
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:32 pm

yeah - enjoying the weather....what a contrast from when it was too cold to work on it!!

double checking tyre clearances in arches as I order wheels:
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Ferg » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:24 pm

New fancy transparent wheels!?
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:02 pm

quick update, opposite to last pics, wheels without tyres.
New Braid wheels arrived today, so had a quick fit before tyres going on tomorrow:
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