K20 Lotus Elige S2

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Fonzey
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I think you're mistaking us for people that have thought this through :lolno:

I'm on a (fully booked) blyton at end of Aug then my diary is void of trackdays so would really like a late September contender to tie up the year.


...and maybe an October one
DarrylH
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andybond wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:09 pm Fantastic! Is there anything more satisfying that doing a conversion yourself? I doubt it!
Thanks Andy, this is my 3rd engine conversion on a car now. The rewards knowing you've done it are very satisfying but equally you do have some bad tracing issues etc. Overall it is worth it though!
Fonzey wrote: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:25 pm Proper good, install looks ace and that OEM look is a great approach.

Trackday up North you say?!
Cheers Kyle. I really need to get up north for a track day! I should probably test it down here first though :lol:
DarrylH
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*****UPDATE*****

So I thought it was probably about time I put an update in here.

After getting the car on the road last year I still wasn't happy with the rocker cover - I attempted painting it but that didn't go too well so I ended up buying a new one from Tegiwa.

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Installed

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I then did a trackday later last year with a few mates at Snetterton. Absolutely great day - I was getting fuel starvation which I wasn't expecting but have since bought a fuel tank to combat that. I also had an issue with a CV joint which Stark sorted out rather promptly.

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Out for a drive with a few mates

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The car looking filthy
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We then moved house - this was leaving the old garage for the last time

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New garage - Very full on moving day

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A lotus shaped hole

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Myself and friend then decided to finally tackle the orange peel after a year and a half after paint

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I got some Harnesses from Jon Seal

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and a couple of Exige seats - one is from LotusJay off SELOC - Cheers!

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This one is off eBay which was a bit of a steal. I've already been in contact with a trimmer to get it matched to the existing which should be happening in Feb.

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and a few photos from todays outing

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Overall I'm loving the Honda lump. The sound and power increase really has added to the enjoyment of the car even more.
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andybond
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Absolutely superb update!

The k20 seems to have met your requirements well!
DarrylH
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andybond wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:01 pm Absolutely superb update!

The k20 seems to have met your requirements well!
Cheers Andy. Yeah the K20 is brilliant. It would be interesting to see how it compares to being in a 2ZZ - from the videos I’ve seen I get the impression the gear ratios are shorter on the K20 which might be adding to that liveliness.
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thommo
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Great read . . thanks for the update. Great work
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Fonzey
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Great stuff Daz. Criminal I've not seen this in the flesh.

You talk your diy paintwork down but it really has come up great.
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