Retirement Project

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stratosboy
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Retirement Project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:21 pm

Now that the Elan is almost finished, (well, as much as I can do anyway), I've started to get some bits together for my next project, for when I retire from the NHS next year. At least it's a bit more Exige related than the Elan!
I'm going to build a wide-bodied Motorsport Elise replica, with a bonkers Audi engine.
I've only got the panels at the moment, these are 2" wider in the arches than a standard S1 Exige and I'm planning to fit wider/larger diameter wheels and tires.
so I'm on the lookout for a good Elise S1 donor, a lowish mileage 1.8t Audi engine with 6 speed box, any pointers very welcome!
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JDS
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by JDS » Sun Oct 09, 2016 7:16 pm

Nice. Perfect spec.

I've got a BAM 1.8 turbo engine in a container in Hull. Was a spare when Sean and I had a Cupra R each, and doing the Audi conversions. Not sure if that will suit, as you might want one with a big port head though? Has a forged crank and rods as standard, but depends on how bonkers you are planning on going, as to how many bits you will want to replace.

The Cable Guy
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by The Cable Guy » Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:21 am

slippery slope

biggerbigben
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by biggerbigben » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:37 pm

Looks great Dave, well done.
Building a 2.5L VAG Inline 5 Turbo Exige S1 !

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Benja
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Benja » Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:26 pm

That looks great Dave. Keep us all updated eh.

How's your mega build going Ben?

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Muu
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by Muu » Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:56 am

Ah did see Ben had sold a second body of his

tlracer
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by tlracer » Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:59 pm

The first time I looked at the pics I thought:

"Isn't that taking minimalist weight-saving a bit too far?"...

SimonE
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by SimonE » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:31 pm

TVR would be proud of those body 'fit gaps' - best of luck with the project :)

biggerbigben
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Re: Retirement Project

Post by biggerbigben » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:19 pm

Benja wrote:That looks great Dave. Keep us all updated eh.

How's your mega build going Ben?
Slowly I'm afraid.. too much other stuff going on at the moment. :(

It will get done though! Eventually :lol:
Building a 2.5L VAG Inline 5 Turbo Exige S1 !

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Re: Retirement Project

Post by jonnyfox » Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:21 pm

Projectastic!
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