Lotus 907

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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue May 02, 2017 8:23 pm

anyway before any of that goes on gotta sort out this hack job here thats been annoying me since purchase
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby jpsmit » Tue May 02, 2017 9:17 pm

westcoastdodge wrote:anyway before any of that goes on gotta sort out this hack job here thats been annoying me since purchase


what do you reckon, was it trying to get in or out? that's nasty!
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue May 02, 2017 10:01 pm

dont know really some cowboy let loose with a welder put a large flat plate over most of the inner wing then used some bed iron to form some kind of battery tray.i think a lot of the inner wing is still ok under it hopefully be able to uncover most of it and repair whats left and make the repair invisible :shock:
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Sun May 07, 2017 3:06 pm

just having an initial measure up looks to need a piece out of the oil pan and a bit out of the crossmember,need to shorten the remote part of the gearchange so it comes up through the hole.just going now to remove the crossmember and drill off the old engine montings.also will need to manufacture some engine mounts for the engine itself.most important to me is no cutting of the car needed :D
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:34 pm

ok guys been a little busy over the past couple of weeks viva is looking great final position of engine and gearbox now sorted,aluminium sump modified,gone through motor and has good bearings and looks clean inside so all is good.had to mod the battery tray area as could not find one(thanks guys for looking for me) :thanx:
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:36 pm

some more thats an 800 amp vrla battery from a merc so shoul be ok :D
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:39 pm

couple more pics guys
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:43 pm

will need to build an exhaust manifold for it now,looks like fun :shock:
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby VampireTigger » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:49 am

Have you considered a Lotus manifold? There are stainless ones made for a lot of the engines. You'll find https://www.thelotusforums.com/ a mine of information and Bibs the guy in charge is an excellent friendly and knowledgeable guy to know.

http://www.lotusbits.com/ is a good source of parts for older Lotus

http://www.deroure.com is the site to go to for parts still serviced by the factory

The latter is part of Bell & Colvill, the world's oldest Lotus dealership. I'm the IT manager there :)
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Re: Lotus 907

Postby westcoastdodge » Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:59 am

thanks vampire tigger will look into it,car still work in progress this is how she looks today
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