Elise - retirement project

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Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:07 pm

So after 35 years service in the NHS, mental health care, I need something to fiddle with!. - especially as Zetec Elan project is sold.
Therefore decided on an S1 Elise rebuild project (with a difference!).
bought a nice 99 Azure blue one in the summer, a lovely thing, but high mileage and in need of a refresh. Great drive home with it though, ran well. I've never driven one before and really liked it.


1st job - strip out and sell off bits I don't need. So seats, wheels, roof, engine/box, induction kit, clams, engine cover, roll bar, shocks, exhaust all sold.

(I have some bits still available: ECU, aluminium uprights, drive shafts, brake discs, various trim bits, CAT, roll hoop cover, radiator, fuel pump)

new motorsport clams, roof, engine cover and spoiler to go on:


2nd job - fit 6 point roll cage, tricky but pleased with it:


3rd job - suspension refresh:
pics to follow.

4th job - engine build: - I'm going with a charge cooled VAG 1.8turbo (although stroked to 2.0l) with big turbo installation. 6 speed box.
baffled sump -
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modified inlet manifold -
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charge cooler -
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5th job brakes: I've got new 308 discs all round, front AP calipers are going on the rear, with spot calipers for handbrake. Caparo 4 pot calipers up front. New larger bore master cylinder fitted for 4 pots.
pics to follow.

6th job cooling: new Pro Alloy 3 pass radiator, with twin fans, and Pro Alloy charge cooler rad to go in. Silicone hoses all round.
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7th job traction control to keep it on the black stuff!

some other bits to go in: Tilletts -
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charge cooler and coolant tanks -
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:10 pm

mmmm don't know why my pics are not happening. I'll try again later.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mill » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:58 pm

Can’t see the pics but sounds like it’ll be some weapon! :jaw:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by whitergb » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:01 pm

7th job - fit traction control to keep it on the black stuff!
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