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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:35 pm

Image turbo, manifold and wastegate have all have zircotec applied to hot bits, built back up and now being sent back to me for first trial fit, along with charge cooler:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:46 pm

Love the look of the Turbo set up :fantastic:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:56 pm

cheers Dave, I'm really pleased with it too, should look good when it's all built up:
here's one with the charge-cooler fitted:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:44 pm

moving it on now....
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lots of plumbing to do now
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by andyelise135 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:15 pm

That's one seriously nice rebuild job so far :-)
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed May 01, 2019 7:47 pm

thanks,
panels are now in the paint-shop, going through: dark coat, primer, flatting and then paint at weekend!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Wed May 01, 2019 8:10 pm

Does that mean all the mechanicals are finished?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed May 01, 2019 8:15 pm

all running mechanicals are finished - but still needs some engine plumbing, electrics and exhaust system to be completed, but painted panels will be stored indoors until this is all done.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Skidster » Thu May 02, 2019 1:17 pm

Looks great, which Garrett turbo model have you gone for?

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu May 02, 2019 6:57 pm

cheers, it's a G25 550 - engine has been rebuilt for 500bhp
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by whitergb » Thu May 02, 2019 7:13 pm

It looks to be coming along nicely.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu May 02, 2019 7:25 pm

thanks, and slowly!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by oggy » Fri May 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Looking good, I don't suppose you have the original engine loom going spare 😁
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat May 04, 2019 1:49 pm

sorry, Oggy think it went with the engine (to Switzerland!)
I have the ECU if that's of any use?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat May 04, 2019 4:02 pm

big moment.... just got some pics from my paint man, looking great.....
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by oggy » Sat May 04, 2019 6:34 pm

stratosboy wrote:
Sat May 04, 2019 1:49 pm
sorry, Oggy think it went with the engine (to Switzerland!)
I have the ECU if that's of any use?
No worries mate, it's running now so the pressure is off. Yours is coming along a treat do you have a target date to get it finished.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat May 04, 2019 6:45 pm

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No worries mate, it's running now so the pressure is off. Yours is coming along a treat do you have a target date to get it finished.
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No, I suppose I'd like it all finished for this time next year, so I can use it throughout the summer. There's still lots to do though and I'm slow!
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