Oh man, this is going so slow but always progress.
Evora is completely done and will be listed for sale tonight so I can focus on this. Have the car 99% stripped down and ready to start cleaning. I am sending out the subframe and the sheet metal part of the engine mounts out for powder coating tomorrow. I have a variety of the parts already on hand for the re-assembly, all the dry sump components, all the suspension, all the small fittings and mounts. Just need to get the wiring (ordered today) and the expensive Motec stuff + Crimped hoses. Man doing motorsports level stuff is super not cheap... wiring components only was $3100.
So I finally have the car town down all the way. Since I am not putting in a cage right now I cut out part of the rear bulkhead and will glue in a plate with a removable center so that I can access the engine from the cabin.
Getting the subframe powder coated right now along with the OEM engine mounts and cleaned up all the chassis as well as I could this weekend. Probably one more round of brake clean is needed.
I mocked up the dash today, going to wrap this all black and use some M6 rivnuts to hold them in place. Then mount the ECU and PDU to the boards where the cardboard templates are. I will also have to cut out some for the steering rack.
Here's the sub-frame back from powder coating, I am now working with The Shop Houston, so they got me hooked up with Boost Logic in Austin who did a great job powder coated the sub-frame. I had to go this way as it was never going to come clean on it's own.
I just installed one of these on my 2ZZ. Check and see if the two discs are metal and/or fiber. The inertia of this setup is really low compared to a normal diaphragm and flywheel. Takes a little getting use to get moving and requires the RPMs to be close when shifting up and down. When going through the gears fast, it is really nice but with your sequential probably won't notice it.
So a few more updates. I got the engine back together with upgraded cams and springs. Then threw it in the car and mocked up if the exhaust header would work. It will, but it will take a small mod, it doesn't clear by like... 1/16"! Should be fixable.
Then I started mounting some parts that I had on hand already, the sump tank, the coolant overflow, the shift actuator and the rest of the engine mounts. Maybe most importantly I got the car rolling and cleaned up the garage quite a bit so now I can actually work productively!
I spun twice at Pocono Friday.
added those two to my lime rock one a while back
needless to say, I need to work on my wet driving.
First one the second came kicked in mid corner to throw me out
Second I got light over a small crest and lifted too much which turned me around
I'll be in southern France next fall and I'm looking for suggestions for a track day or experience while I'm there. I'll be near enough to the famous tracks Paul Richard and LeMans but am not familiar with any other options in the region. With two years of hpde events under my belt with my '08...
2005 Lotus Elise (NA)
Summit Point Motorsports Park, Shenandoah Circuit 6/8/19
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