Elise - retirement project

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:47 pm

no, wishbones and uprights were chemically cleaned and then plated with yellow zinc passivate, then given two coats of clear PIR-15 for extra protection.

My Mrs is very good in relation to car parts turning up in the house, they are all over the place! - I just try to keep them out of her way.

Getting engine back from builder at weekend, so will post some updates of that going in.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:50 pm

Looking forward to the latest update
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:50 pm

ok, got the engine back from builder (JNL Racing) - great job I'm really pleased with it.
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exhaust manifold, turbo and wastegate are on the bench going for zircotec coating before fitting to engine.
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took four blokes to lift into the back of my car.
if you look past the engine, further into the car, you may see a new Elise windscreen that I picked up over the weekend too - made for some 'Miss Daisy' style smooth driving coming home!
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time for first trial fit over the next week.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:42 am

:lol: , breaking a screen before even fitting it would have been unusual ;)

What's the expected time to finish now you have the engine back? When does it go to paint?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:44 pm

waiting for the loud 'crack' noise was in my mind most of the way home! - I did have some cardboard and a cushion separating the two!! - some protection eh?

paint will be final job, so new windscreen in, engine installation over the winter, (I don't work fast), hopefully once wired up, running and mapped etc. - seats in - then going for paint in spring next year, I've got my paint man lined up ready. Completion summer 2019
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:26 pm

getting ready for fitting
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:41 am

Great progress
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:53 pm

more progress today, got my mate Norm round to help me fit the engine - whe-hey it's in!

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wasn't too difficult, needed two of us though

big psychological move on today
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