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I'll be posting updates on the progress of my TVS install. I also plan to do a clutch, engine mounts and the fuel surge tank. Any thoughts or comments are welcome. I have limited experience so keep that in mind as I progress.
 

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nope,

I decided to go with the EFI. I wanted the ability to adjust the base tune as I further modify my engine. I don't plan to "open" the engine this year but likely will do valves/springs/pistons/and a charge cooler in the future. I just don't see how a flash would do. I also have a CAI (turbo XS) and Larini exhaust. I might straight pipe the cat for the track this summer. How the heck can a flash account for all that?:shrug:



Are you using a reflashed ecu for engine management?
 

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OK,

Yesterday evening
 

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removed interior last night
 

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Did the clam this morning!!!!!!
 

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BTW,

Phil's directions are great. My perspective is definitely one of a less experienced mechanic (I do learn fast though). I'm making notes along the way and will pass them along to Phil. I also have the Lotus manual (downloaded) as a back-up.
 

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good luck!
 

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I noticed that you have a jack holding up the car at jacking point "A" (at the end of the chassis rail). You're making me nervous, that's dangerously close to the CG of the car... (even though you've got the clam and the rear wheels off).
 

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I noticed that you have a jack holding up the car at jacking point "A" (at the end of the chassis rail). You're making me nervous, that's dangerously close to the CG of the car... (even though you've got the clam and the rear wheels off).

i was thinking the same thing.
 

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subscribed!

:popcorn:

very excited for you. good luck.
 

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Tx,

I'll move it back a bit more. I have to go buy a couple of hockey pucks.


I noticed that you have a jack holding up the car at jacking point "A" (at the end of the chassis rail). You're making me nervous, that's dangerously close to the CG of the car... (even though you've got the clam and the rear wheels off).
 

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tx,

I'll have to locate C and reposition. Lotus should have put a blue sticky there too.rotfl I have moveable crossmembers for the lift so it will be even easier.

Cool, just in case you haven't seen this:
 

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Points C are along the rear of the shear panel with the holes in it. Points D is the rear subframe. Either are perfect for holding the rear up.

Points A are not meant to be used long term, short usage to release the under panels or change tires is the longest i will ever use A for.
 

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Position D (rear subframe) is a good place for a jackstand, particularly if you're going to be under the car. Since it's on the gavanized steel frame, no hockey pucks are required.
 

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I was offering "TVS test flights" yesterday at our mini KC GTG to some of the guys.



They all seemed to have bigass grins on their faces when they got back ;)



It's an entirely different car... seriously!
 

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Except for me, the idiot who kept stalling your car, no grin in the beginning..
That is the shortest clutch I have ever driven!
Thanks for the drive Dave, crazy power!!
I loved it but Phil's neighbors, not so much....

Jae
 
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