Esprit S1/S2 K20A Project
Hellow LotusTalk - newly registered member and very surprised to see how active the Lotus, especially Esprit forum is.
Quick background - Im a younger guy, own a modified Honda S2000 and have recently been mulling over the idea of an S1/S2 hybrid project.
Firstly, I had no idea how rare and overall inexpensive (considering I think the S1 to be one of the most beautiful, well known and rare cars out there). To see "rough" examples in the 1-2-3K range was a surprise, and I was even more shocked to see prime examples in the mid to high teens. Secondly, I have no idea how to go about completing half of the stuff I have in mind but certainly have the desire to learn/troubleshoot/succeed.
So what am I getting at? Well I'd like to do an S1/S2 Esprit with a Honda Integra Type R motor (K20A). Im aware that this is a popular swap on the Elise and have taken into account the relative simplicity of the original S1 - so Im here to gather as much information/advice as possible.
1977-1980 S1/S2 Esprit
K20A, K20 6M - Stock to begin with, possible ITBs later
Adjustible coilovers (suggestions appreciated)
Big Brake Kit and supporting mods (suggestions appreciated)
Wheels/Tires (most likely 16" slotted mags, OEM look)
Rewiring entire car, aftermarket gauges (Defi), upgraded bits and pieces (handbrake system, HVAC options, etc) (again, weak points, suggestions appreciated)