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Offline EuropaTC

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Re: 460414 Introducing
« Reply #15 on: Sunday,November 18, 2012, 02:46:11 AM »
An interesting selection of cars, and a great setting as well. One front engined, one mid engined and one rear engine configurations, was that a deliberate choice or was it that you just couldn't decide which was best  ?  :) 

 :coolpic: all the same....

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Re: 460414 Introducing
« Reply #16 on: Monday,November 19, 2012, 02:15:05 AM »
Bonjour EurropaTC
 
yes indeed,   4 , 6 , 8 cyl  12 not yet  :blowup:

lotus was a teen dream, in 1968 my father bought a Renault R16 of course in the same time M Chapman shows Lotus Europe, 17 years old I preferred lotus , later I drive this car. I wait for till 2000 to pick up one

For some french guy ( me inside) dream american car are corvette mustang cobra and in another way old cadillac pontiac  I was lucky to find Corvette C3 witj manuall gear at 35 mile from my house in 2008

now abouit Porsche I'm not alone to imagine one for us, my wife was very interresting to have old 911, and now problem fo her porsche or drives mini autin cooper 1.3 That is the question on morning shoping way.

Now I describe my road impressives about these cars

Lotus is to play on secondaries roads, with curves. mountain way, some time Igo on circuit just to play, it's a toy with british caracter when its humor is understanding pilot this car it's a real pleasure :D

Corvette It is " Jack in the box" some time I see the devil  :huh: magic sound, hard top out on main road, along the tourist road with sun shine ( some time) It is a pure delice

Porsche is another trail. Clean and rigurus, horses are  order in engine, ready  to gallop, sound is a symphony, highways are predilection meadow

have a nice day

L46
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Corvette C3 1978
Porsche 911 3.2l Targa
Mini Cooper 1998
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Re: 460414 Introducing
« Reply #17 on: Monday,November 19, 2012, 07:38:10 AM »
Well coming back to Lotus

After exterior and interior let me show you engine compartiment.
Engine is Renault #843 from R16TX automatic 1647 cmc
all parts are origin way.

I've modifed coolant circuit to fix exhaust line 4/1 inox

gear box is coming from R16 TL #336 phase 1 4 speed + reverse ( sometime! about command line with gap  :blowup: It is ma next maintenance operation )

with this equipement I reach on GPS 156 km/h and I ve close to 600 rpm more

average consumption 8l/100km

tire size front 175/70/13 rear 185/70/13  Michelin energy  very good to road trip with a little "arsouille" ( border line with speed limit rules on curves mountain road)

front disc brake are from EBC with greenstuf pads rear shoes origin triumph GT6 master cylinder with origin specifications
well pics are better words

L46
L46
Europe S1A 1968
Corvette C3 1978
Porsche 911 3.2l Targa
Mini Cooper 1998
Moto BMW R100RT
http://lotustype46.blogvie.com