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by ortope
Thu May 06, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Parts For Sale / Wanted
Topic: VHPD Cylinder Head
Replies: 0
Views: 81

VHPD Cylinder Head

I am looking for a VHPD cylinder head in usable conditions.

Thank you

Adriano
by ortope
Tue May 04, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Now I got it too, lol.

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by ortope
Tue May 04, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

The K-series engine never was a bad engine for the purpose originally intended , ie. to power front-wheel drive cars. It's only once it was applied to other installations that problems arose, mainly because it wasn't intended for them :shock: As said once sorted out the few problems the K is a reli...
by ortope
Tue May 04, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

What do you mean by “it hasn’t the right engine”, doesn’t it even have its original VHPD / Matching numbers? I can’t tell from the photos, I’m no expert! :lol: Either way, puts me at ease that I didn’t pay too much over the odds for mine! :thumbup: Yes, and on top of all you have to consider that i...
by ortope
Tue May 04, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Yes, and on top of all you have to consider that it hasn't the right engine... Note: I am reading a book about the Rover K engines and once sorted out the few problems, faulty timing of almost all VHPD, head gasket and remote thermostat it is a light and reliable engine. My VHPD has 199,2 CV on the ...
by ortope
Sun May 02, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: S1 fake front clam intakes....has anyone cut them out?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: S1 fake front clam intakes....has anyone cut them out?

winthattt wrote: Sat May 01, 2021 9:32 pm You have to decide what you want them to cool, charge cooler sounds good. I’d be careful giving the brakes extra cooling. Hot brakes work better, too hot less so. There is a reason Lotus blanked them off, not really needed.
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by ortope
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

ade wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:39 pm
ortope wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:23 pm
ade wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:49 pm Kind of makes no sense when this is available

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11583322
Are you sure that the car still has the original engine?

Thank you
I'm not sure, it might not be numbers matching, but is the Orange car?
Does it have a Rover K engine?

Cheers
by ortope
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

ade wrote: Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:49 pm Kind of makes no sense when this is available

https://www.pistonheads.com/buy/listing/11583322
Are you sure that the car still has the original engine?

Thank you
by ortope
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:00 am
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Collecting cars S1 Exige
Replies: 61
Views: 2714

Re: Collecting cars S1 Exige

Well, the prices of the LHD Exige S1 in original conditions (with the K engine) are skyrockting here
in mainland Europe.

We will see where it will end.

Cheers

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by ortope
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Decal Position
Replies: 6
Views: 424

Re: Decal Position

jamesjeffery wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:30 pm Thanks a lot, this will be really helpful to me soon 👍
Just pay attention to find the right decals:
Divine Handcraft has the exact replicas.

Cheers

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