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Lotus Joe 1973 Twin Cam Special - Zetec conversion
« on: Tuesday,June 19, 2012, 06:12:01 PM »
The original barn find story  :pirate:
Car was originally Regency Red but Now Audi TT Green
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Re: Lotus Joe 1973 Twin Cam Special - Zetec conversion
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday,June 19, 2012, 10:16:28 PM »
Yep, I'd say that qualifies as a barn find ! 

An amazing transformation, is that the current status or is it closer to the road now ?  It looks a neat, if tight installation but the exhaust header pipes are a work of art, that clearly took some class pipe bending & welding.

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Re: Lotus Joe 1973 Twin Cam Special - Zetec conversion
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday,June 20, 2012, 02:17:13 AM »
The header is a common Zetec one manufactured by several companies. I bought mine used, from a Ford focus guy for less the $150.00. While I would like to take credit for the header it simply is available at very reasonable prices. Another reason why I replaced the the aging Twin Cam with a Zetec.
 
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Re: Lotus Joe 1973 Twin Cam Special - Zetec conversion
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,June 20, 2012, 09:32:27 AM »
I didn't realise the header was a standard item, but then again I'm not sure I've ever looked in detail at a zetec engine even though I know it's a very popular one for swops.  That header is very impressive though, standard fare or not. Whenever I see fabricated items I tend to think "how would I do that ?" and looking at the welding and the access to get at the insides of those bends, it's all very tight and very neatly made.
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Re: Lotus Joe 1973 Twin Cam Special - Zetec conversion
« Reply #4 on: Monday,June 25, 2012, 07:43:59 PM »
I do indeed like the Audi green.  Any more shots of a  product, finished or not?  Yes, I am nosy.
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