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by stratosboy
Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

bit of an update, the blue car is coming on, all fuel, oil and coolant hoses are plumbed in. Engine to ECU wiring is done. Clutch and brake systems are finished with fluid in. Gear cables connected up. Air induction is completed. Just final Lotus loom to VAG anciliaries and a few other wiring jobs a...
by stratosboy
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 6
Views: 2779

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas folks!
by stratosboy
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

no, just to tidy them up, as they were rough (I know it wont be seen), but yes the 'Raptor' coating should offer better durability.
by stratosboy
Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

fitted front clam for final time
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by stratosboy
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

not much progress in recent months, but have now finished fitting lights, wiring and mesh to clams, ready for final fitting.
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by stratosboy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

yeah, its a sort of semi retirement, I still like working, but its a lot less than full time. can pick and choose how much I do - good balance for me.
by stratosboy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

sorry no updates, having a break from the car build, wife, work & hols have taken priority.
will post more when I get back on it.
by stratosboy
Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

exhaust is finished and fitted, along with a turbo brace
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by stratosboy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

mmm...concerned about being considered as a 'boy racer'!
by stratosboy
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

cheers, yeah expect it to be loud, going for a smaller 2.5" outlet, and it is re-packable, but I like loud!
got all panels bolted on today-
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by stratosboy
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

got the clams back tonight, so placed them on, will bolt them on properly tomorrow and take some pics out in the sunshine - looks really good.
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by stratosboy
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

first time outside in 2 years since project began
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by stratosboy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

got the engine back in tonight, lots of plumbing in to do now.
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then its off to have exhaust made and fitted at end of month, similar to this:
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by stratosboy
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

new screen fitted today - old one had a noticeable stone chip
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by stratosboy
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

front clam painted today...
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by stratosboy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

no, I got the mounts and other parts from a guy down south, who isn't doing these anymore. Drive-shafts were bespoke items from Beagle Engineering.
much easier to build Honda powered conversions now.
engine back in tomorrow!
by stratosboy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

busy day today, panels, doors refitted, very pleased with paint work, looks much better with sun on it.
(door shut line is out on drivers side, due to new seals fitted, is this usual?)
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by stratosboy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

bit more progress, sills painted tonight.
this is tipping point for me, it can all be built up from this point.
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by stratosboy
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

doors finished with lacquer today.
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by stratosboy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

a bi more paint progress....doors and front spoiler painted - not lacquered yet.
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by stratosboy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

cheers guys, hopefully not too long now, painting is slow - expecting clams, doors and spoiler to be completed and returned this week.
Sills to be painted in situ. then a full body fit to make sure it all fits as it should.
by stratosboy
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

not long now, rear clam is finished
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by stratosboy
Tue May 28, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

first pics of rear clam painted
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by stratosboy
Thu May 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

Dave C wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:40 pm
Still think gold wheels with that colour is a brave choice ;)
just you wait and see!
by stratosboy
Wed May 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Norlog Chat
Topic: Elise - retirement project
Replies: 136
Views: 38603

Re: Elise - retirement project

a bit more work on the bulkhead today:
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