S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

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S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm

Hi - I'm new on here and thought I'd post some pics of my project:
started with buying this in the summer:
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lovely 99 Elise S1, high mileage and in need of a refurb, but lovely to drive.

I'd previously bought these:
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which needed a lot of fettling to get a good enough finish. These are widened arched clams, about 50 mm each side at the rear and 20mm each side at front. I intend to fit 17x9 and 18x10" wheels.
Elise stripped out and parts I didn't need sold off.

Roll cage arrived:Image and fitted, tricky under dash, but went in and fits really well...ImageImageImage

I'll post some more of the build later in week

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by C7Steve » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:10 pm

:thumbsup

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:17 pm

a bit more..
I've had the suspension completely refreshed and modified, using S2 uprights and hubs. All parts have been chemically cleaned and re-coated in yellow zinc passivate and then 2 coats of clear POR 15 to keep corrosion at bay.
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I've fitted Nitron spherical wishbone bearings and new NTR 40 struts, A quick rack and new Elise Parts steering arms.
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Rear brace bar to try to keep rear subframe from twisting. (VAG 1.8t 20v engine being tuned for 500bhp)

Brakes are: Front - new AP Caparo 4 pot calipers with 308mm AP discs and floating bells
Rears - new AP 2 pot calipers (from the front) again with 308mm AP discs and floating bells - High Spec Spot calipers for handbrake duties
Pagid RS 14 pads
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:36 pm

these are to go in when I've sorted the OEM seat belts and Harness fittings:
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also some extra gauges to know what's happening engine wise:
(who needs a heater and radio anyway?)
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:04 pm

engine and transmission:
Engine is away at builders at present, aiming for 500bhp, with re-bore, gas flowed AGU large port head, forged internals and new TFSi crank - effectively a stroker engine. with large turbo. This will be charged cooled:Image

Modified inlet manifold:
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and baffled sump:
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transmission: VAG 02M 6 speed gearbox: (planning for Quaife LSD to be fitted next year)
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and bespoke drive-shafts made specifically for the car and power output, these have GKN cv joints each end
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Ferg » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:09 pm

😲 Going for it! Looks great. 😎

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by campbell » Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:51 pm

Awesome build thread. Money no object?! Suspect you have a bit of engineering talent there

Keep it coming.
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:10 pm

Not being modest, but no real engineering talent of mine, just interest and self-learning over the years. (I'm a recently retired NHS psychotherapist).
wouldn't say 'money no object' either, sold this:Image - Spyder zetec dhc S4 Elan to pay for this project and want to do it right. But thank you.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Dominic » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:20 pm

Great stuff! Looking forward to seeing further progress.

Love the Elan too.
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by campbell » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:23 pm

Smiling here. The money no object ref was a bit trigger happy, the sentiment was that you are "doing it right". Lots of attention to detail etc. Good on you.

Wish I had the time and talent to take on such a project. I too have a 99 Elise with very high miles. Had planned a major refurb when budget allowed but things have changed a bit.

Looking forward to your progress.
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by van cleef » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:19 pm

Dear god I do like these kind of build thread....I thought I'd spent a small fortune on my S2 this year but it seems to be dwarfed by this.

How does the VAG lump compare in weigh to the original engine?

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:00 pm

it is definitely heavier, by about 50kgs I think. but the extra power and torque will more than make up for the added lard.
Another builder near me has an S2 Exige with a VAG 2.0 TFSI engine and this comes out at exactly the same weight as the stock S2 Exige (not sure if the Toyota engine and box is particularly heavy)

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by Stu160 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Looks great.

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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:51 pm

my Christmas holiday job....fitting the Laminova
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Re: S1 Elise Motorsport replica project

Post by philthy » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:43 pm

Subscribing, loving your work so far
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