Elise - retirement project

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:47 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:20 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Messer » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:09 pm

Jeez that is some build. Love the attention to deta taken. When you fitted the engine, was it fairly straightforward to mount the engine up? Are the parts such as mounts and driveshafts etc available off the shelf these days?

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:15 pm

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!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:09 pm

Great progress, keep the updates coming
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:49 pm

front clam painted today...
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:40 pm

new screen fitted today - old one had a noticeable stone chip
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:06 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:10 pm

first time outside in 2 years since project began
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:07 pm

Rather like the gold wheels!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:37 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mill » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:08 pm

Looks mega, great effort :fantastic:

Well done :D
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by nelly111s » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:14 pm

That's looking fantastic :D
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:13 am

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

Post by Skidster » Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:39 pm

Looks great, the exhaust looks a work of art as I am only about 2 miles away I should here it when you fire it up :lol:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:50 pm

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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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Skidster » Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:46 am

Agreed when it looks that good you can get away with loud (i'd go with the 3 inch :D )
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:42 pm

mmm...concerned about being considered as a 'boy racer'!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Aug 04, 2019 6:15 pm

exhaust is finished and fitted, along with a turbo brace
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by nelly111s » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:35 pm

That's a work of art!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:49 am

Astounding what some people are capable of. Well done.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by martin111s » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:41 am

That's amazing, can't wait to see it (and hear it) in the flesh!
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