Retirement Project

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stratosboy
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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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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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slippery slope
biggerbigben
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Looks great Dave, well done.
Building a 2.5L VAG Inline 5 Turbo Exige S1 !
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Benja
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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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Ah did see Ben had sold a second body of his
tlracer
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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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TVR would be proud of those body 'fit gaps' - best of luck with the project :)
biggerbigben
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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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Projectastic!
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