Lee's Exige

This is where we proud owners can upload information and pictures of our pride-and-joys (their Exige that is..)
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Fonzey
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Good progress. Glob of grease behind the clutch fork whilst you've still got access (if you didn't already), they can creak like a bastard.

Both of my 2zz cars have done it, managed to 'fix' it on the Exige by fingering in a gob of grease through the boot on the outside but when my box comes off I can be a bit more thorough with it.
lotuslee
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Done that mate, dont ask me how i know :crazy:
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Elahrairah
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What belt have you gone for Lee?

Great work so far :clap:
lotuslee
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Elahrairah wrote: Sun Oct 25, 2020 4:44 pm What belt have you gone for Lee?

Great work so far :clap:
Just a std gates 6 k 1928
lotuslee
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Little mid week update, i have been burning the midnight oil on a bit of engine spruce up.

Nice surprise when i removed the sheer panel to reveal a nice shiny stainless steel petrol tank, i am told later cars had them fitted as std. Happy days unlike previous builds then, i dont need to drop the tanks to de-rust it
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Old Vs new lift bolts, not much wear on them but best to replace with new.
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Top of the engine is very clean with zero wear on the cam lobes.
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Thought long and had about the cam cover detail, leave alone, mirror polish or paint. In the end i decided to paint in as close as the original colour as poss, trying to keep the original as i can.
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Lavazza
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Excellent work Lee, great attention to detail. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.
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thommo
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More great work. Enjoying keeping up with progress.
lotuslee
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The subframe has been chemically cleaned, the 2 coats of zinc galv stray and top coat rustuleim
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Both chassis and shims has been coated with anti seize compound to keep the chassis corrosion free

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Brand new bolts have been used, to fix the subrame to the chassis.

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New bolts and freshhly painted roll bars

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While keeping the original manifold it will be mated to a 200cell tubular cat, i took the opertunity to paint it and the heatsheilds with VHT manifold paint. I have yet to see a top heatsheild that is not cracked so this got welded up too.

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gearbox mouts fitted alond with it heatsheild and all new bolts.

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The pro alloy cold air intake shroud fitted to the intercooler, it fits really well as the car came with the larger cooler already.

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lotuslee
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I manufactured new rear brake pipes made, flared and with new contectors. Pre bent to original shape.
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Elahrairah
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Great progress Lee

All looking great so far.

What tool did you use to cut the holes for the cold air intake slots?
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