Lotus 907

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Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:59 pm

hey guys,whats your thoughts of fitting a lotus 907(jensen healey)into the viva hc?? i know it has some similarities to the 1800 and 2300 slant4 good idea or not :D
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby jpsmit » Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:01 am

westcoastdodge wrote:hey guys,whats your thoughts of fitting a lotus 907(jensen healey)into the viva hc?? i know it has some similarities to the 1800 and 2300 slant4 good idea or not :D


Yes, very similar, but, it is only about 40 more horses - why go through the effort for that little increase? Either keep it original or make it worth your while in terms of power - V8?
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:01 pm

well its only a 1256 at the moment,just thought about using a slightly exotic engine and also love the look of the lotus :D
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby jpsmit » Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:17 pm

westcoastdodge wrote:well its only a 1256 at the moment,just thought about using a slightly exotic engine and also love the look of the lotus :D



in which case, go for it! your car your choice!
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby lord13 » Mon May 01, 2017 8:26 am

It fits in the engine bay, obviously as it's based on the vauxhall slant, but there are a few mods needed. I cant think of them off the top of my head but it's not as straightforward as the 2.3 swap. Have you got one kicking around? They are on the expensive side and you will need gearbox,prop, and axle at the very least. Why not go for a less obvious route and fit a focus 1.6 SE (not to confused with the standard zetec), they are plentiful and cheap (can be got for around £100) they kick out tonnes of bhp and torque for the size, you can bolt them straight up to a mx5 box (which opens up the option of a 6 speed) and are fairly lightweight. It's based on a yamaha design i believe, and because of that will rev to 7-8k without issue. Also the puma SE is a 1.7 with vvt, nice :)
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue May 02, 2017 12:41 am

this is what i have think it will give the engine bay a classic modified look
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue May 02, 2017 12:43 am

this is the look i want although think this is a modified 2.3
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby jpsmit » Tue May 02, 2017 3:20 am

westcoastdodge wrote:this is the look i want although think this is a modified 2.3


that will do nicely
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby 1972nail » Tue May 02, 2017 6:27 pm

Don't know all the details but you'll probably need to start with an OHC crossmember unless you want to modify the engine mounts on the OHV one. The OHC cross member will give you the stiffer springs, bigger brakes and the ARB. AFIK the lower cam box (exhaust cam box) requires the bulkhead bashed back an inch or so for clearance, breaking the spot welds, and then re-welded back onto the chassis leg.

If fitting the Lotus head on the 2L or 2.3L block then you avoid any sump clearance modifications, or the need for a Lotus/Toyota gearbox, you can use the GM 4 speed or an HS / VX4/90 Getrag or even a ZF.

Don't forget you will need an OHC axle or sone other suitable one modified to fit.

Is this the lovely Riveria Blue X14 that you are considering modifying?........ :(
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue May 02, 2017 8:16 pm

this is the car however the original engine has now gone and want to change it, was going to modify the 1256 crossmember and maybe the transmission mount but certainly do not want to alter the bulkhead/tunnel in any way so could move it forward maybe a bit.already have the magnum front springs,brakes and anti roll bar.not going to do anything that cannot be returned to stock if needed.rear axle will have to stay(for now)got a 4ha rear end here that will need modding to fit the body.
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