Elise - retirement project

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:07 am

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.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:15 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mill » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:19 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm

fitted front clam for final time
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by nelly111s » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:56 pm

That's looking rather good :D
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by RichEuropaS » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Looks great...
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Nathan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:10 am

Getting there now! Looks great :Ok2:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 pm

Still not sure about the colour of the wheels :P

Great project :Ok2:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mikeydude » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:38 pm

Did you paint the insides of the panels to avoid issues with water ingress causing paint bubbling ?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:34 pm

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.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:20 pm

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 and we're there.
V6 Exige will be up for sale soon, just not using it - done less than 10k miles in 5 years and collecting this tomorrow to replace it:

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Paul » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 am

Both look lovely :D

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by whitergb » Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:40 pm

Looking good on both cars👍
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:03 pm

an update on progress, getting electrics sorted eventually, new loom being made specifically for the car, old loom stripped out, getting fitted this week.
front and rear clam looms:
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Fuse box being made up:
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switch panel fitted with toggle switches instead of sticky peugeot buttons:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:01 pm

Good progress, Very neat and tiday.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:04 pm

cheers, yes it's a great job (not me by the way) - a bit more done...
gear lever shroud fitted with what I wanted:
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fuse box fitted to car:
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and main loom finished, being tested just now
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:19 pm

Like the hazard light switch :Headbanger:

Is that an led above it? What is the red button switch for?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:23 pm

yep led is for when hazard switch is on.
red and green buttons are battery isolator on/off - guess which is which!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 4:21 pm

a bit more done, switch panel fitted:
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new loom installed and ECU/Fusebox fitted:
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and battery compartment finished:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:07 pm

we have power!! - rewire complete, collecting car tomorrow, ECU has a basic map loaded, so once all plumbing is finished and checked, it's fill up and try for start-up.
Great rewire/electrical work by Ken Cooper of Competition Wiring Systems.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mill » Mon Nov 30, 2020 6:42 am

:fantastic: :fantastic: :fantastic:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by cdco2 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:46 am

There is some lovely work on this , brilliant to follow will be great to see out next year.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:37 am

Hear,hear!
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