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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:44 pm

Thanks Mikey good info , slowly getting to the point of ordering ..


But in the mean time I've started fitting the bits I've got,so, no CF yet Nelly but some purple rubbery stuff and new bits of metal. In other words rear drop links and Powerflex ARB bushes. With the amount of corrosion and the need to chop off a couple of nuts I've a feeling these have been on since the day it came out of Hethel.
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Also the Diffuser and back panel are off , disassembled ready for a quick clean and off to get powder coated.
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by whitergb » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:52 am

Looking good, great to see a little progress
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:08 pm

Thanks Lee, not as fast as id like but too fing cold at the mo to be crawling around on a concrete floor... How ever not to cold do get some one else in to do something I can't...

Headlights have had their lacquer removed , polished and rather than have them resprayed I've had a ceramic anti UV coating put on so from this
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To this
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Photos don't show how bad they were but I'm sure they hadn't been touched since the car was new .... Or when the front bumper was replaced ...

For £70 happy with the results ... Might look at getting UV resistant PPF come spring . At least that can be easily pealed off every few years
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:13 pm

Well the interloper in the garage has gone so the Evora has "assumed the position"
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First off was to get the front under tray off
.. what an fing job that was, ended up grinding off a number of bolts where they had fused to the ali tray and it was full of crap inside so I don't think it's been off for a while.
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Then on to the front ARB drop links and bushes , again the grinder was my friend , I'm fairly sure these were the factory fit items so it will be interesting to see the improvement as there are many threads suggesting the drop links are consumable service items.

The tool kit
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The remnants
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The final.installation
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So big clean up next and getting the bits of hidden bracketry off n painted .
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by Thommo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:35 am

Great work Love watching build/restore efforts as I have no talent whatsoever in that area
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:47 pm

As spring is on its way a reminder as to what washing lines are for....
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Various bits of front bracketry from the headlights and wheel arch liners cleaned up and painted as the galv finish was well past its sell by date !
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 pm

So more done this weekend.

All the various grilles resprayed 3 in the front bumper off and in the spraying line and 4 I couldn't get off with more serious surgery masked up and sprayed in situ. Took a level of James Herriot impressions to stuff my arm far enough into the car to get padding on the back of the grilles to minimis spray onto the ducts.
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Will post some finished pics when more is back together . But once off they where properly shot so in dire need of some TLC.
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by Dave C » Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:23 am

cdco2 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Took a level of James Herriot impressions to stuff my arm far enough into the car to get padding on the back of the grilles to minimis spray onto the ducts.
:lol: , that line creates an immediate image :P
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:39 pm

Dave C wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:23 am
cdco2 wrote:
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:09 pm
Took a level of James Herriot impressions to stuff my arm far enough into the car to get padding on the back of the grilles to minimis spray onto the ducts.
:lol: , that line creates an immediate image :P
Twas ever the intention for those of the right age demographic ....might have to explain it to the young uns
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by nelly111s » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:27 pm

Hope you used the appropriate grease for your arm ...
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:09 am

nelly111s wrote:
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Hope you used the appropriate grease for your arm ...
Yep that rare thing .... Elbow grease
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Thu Mar 11, 2021 7:35 pm

So bits back from refurb nice n shiney. Diffuser and rear grilles powder coated, another lovely job by Fastline Coatings in Preston. Ready to go on once the nuts n bolts turn up.
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Sub assembly done with new fasteners and a minor upgrade to the ARB heat shield
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Mon Mar 15, 2021 7:50 pm

So more progress this weekend all back together
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The re-coated diffuser and back panel now a better contrast than faded grey, the black plastic trim has also been coated with Gintec G4 to recover it's correct shade.
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And the grilles looking much better
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However the last batch of bits have finally turned up , some of which will keep Nelly happy...
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But more of what's in the pile later ... Guesses welcome till then ....
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by mill » Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:09 pm

Looking really fresh mate :fantastic:

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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:10 pm

mill wrote:
Tue Mar 16, 2021 4:09 pm
Looking really fresh mate :fantastic:

More carbon goodness?
Thanks Mill , going for Factory+ look so no mega wings changes etc just tidying it all up to be a little better than the day it left the factory where I can.

... There might be some more CF
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:24 pm

So some more done over the last few days...

Firstly I was fed up of getting a car boot lid on my bonce so new struts to help keep it up..
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Using an industry standard safety prop ...
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Then minor interior fix swapping out the knackered instrument access panel that was suffering noticeable leather shrinkage
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And finally I decided I was missing the feeling of a cold knob in my hand on a winter's morning so out with the old worn leather item
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And in with a new ally one as used in the newer cars
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Final bits on the outside to do which may or may not include some CF elements then I think after doing some reading an Aircon service as low pressure might be the reason it runs the stop s cooling... Something to do with pipes freezing according to TLF.
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:41 pm

So this to go on first...
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:19 pm

Next/final jobs are to sort the usual cracks on the black plastic panels. Firstly the usual crack across the vent panel , this had annoyed me since I got the car so off it comes .
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It's an easy 5 bolts and 2 spigots .... But first jack up your car and get the undertray off (again) as your bound to drop a socket / extension/nut trying to get to them tucked neatly out of the way.

Shot of the gap with the panel removed holes for bolts in red , spigots in blue
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Panel slotted in place with the obligatory blue masking tape to protect the edges
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Fixed in place and shined.
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Quite please with it.
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Re: The White Evora Thread now with added CF

Post by cdco2 » Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:25 pm

And now the final finishes , the cracked plastic A Pilar covers. I didn't photo these until I was done so no before & during only after ... But much more of a PITA than the vent panel ... Only 4 nuts but loads of double side foam tape which was a real time stealer when getting the old stuff off and cleaned up before putting on new . But happy with the outcome think blue suits
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only joking I.covered them in tape to prevent scratching the top coat ... final finish below , I've got to admit I'm happy with the quality and finish. All the CF was from Elise-Shop and the import process painless and I think no more expensive than when I first priced them up prior to Brexit.
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So all finished with the planned work ....
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by mill » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:31 am

Great work buddy, looking forward to seeing it in the flesh :fantastic:
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:28 pm

Thanks Mill , will be good to see the project cars out , yours & Stratosboys along with the new ones that have appeared over the last 12 months.
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by mill » Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:45 pm

Yea would be good to get us all together to compare notes ;)
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by Nathan » Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:16 pm

Great work Carl! Looks spot on, the carbon bits are a really nice touch :Ok2:
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by andyelise135 » Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:14 pm

Looking really good that Carl, nice work :-)
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Re: The White Evora Thread

Post by cdco2 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 6:24 pm

andyelise135 wrote:
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Looking really good that Carl, nice work :-)

Thanks Andy , as the weather has been so crap this weekend I've been under the Evora again, I've been bit unhappy with the gear change since I got it, it always feels a bit recalcitrant . I've never been sure if it was just the Diesel Auris derived box , something not quite right in the gearbox rebuild it's had or the clutch not dissenagaging cleanly . So as a new slave was only £50 ish from Elise parts I got one ordered to put on "when I had time" .. And as I cant start the planned garden re work whilst its under water (hence the re work) I got on with it this weekend .

So arm back up here
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I'm sure there is a Lotus special tool called "quad jointed mechanics arm with finger mounted eyeball" as it feels like that's what you need to get to the slave cylinder... Can you spot it in the photo!

I also cant believe it wasn't just changed when the box was rebuilt and the clutch replaced , but the stack of receipts suggest not. Done , bled and feels better , but that might be me just justifying another weekend under the car.

I've also had the AC drained and refilled , it was low in refrigerant so according to TLF that may be the cause of the Aircon working then stopping on runs, something to do with the pipes freezing if it's not fully charged. Time will tell on that one.

Also final touch managed to replace the missing Launch Edition Plaque which I think was taken off when the PPF was applied.
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So definitely no more until after the TD on the 17th...
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