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#1 1cobrav8

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 12:53 PM

So as most of you now probably know the Vx has gone to a good home and I've replaced it with a lotus. It's an S1 fitted with a std K20 Honda lump. The work was all carried our by Maidstone sports cars. 

 

I collected the car on Friday from Jon and finally got to drive it for the first time yesterday. I was pretty nervous about getting rid of the vx tbh due to the countless hrs and money I had thrown into it but the S1 was something I had wanted for a long time so I simply couldn't turn down the opportunity. After the first few miles I instantly knew i had made the rite choice for me. 

 

Here's a few pictures of the car when I got it.....

 

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I originally had plans to fit the complete motorsport body but if I'm honest i kinda like it as it is. So I think I will for now just carry out a few simple exterior mods to put my touch on it and then concentrate on the underneath and most of all enjoy it!! I've already fitted a rear diffuser, front splitter, and the elise parts small front number plate holder.

 

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I will be fitting my Carbon reverie seats(just waiting on some fresh seat pads from Ross  :happy: ) and also of course supercharging the engine with a target bhp of 320-340 on a JRSC. I've already got the kit but hit a snag with the charge cooler unit as I pressure tested it and its leaking!!! so I've now ordered a Merc Racing inlet manifold, chargecooler and JRSC adapter plate along with there smooth flow inlet.

 

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Cars of to the body shop on wednesday just for a few little bits......Carbon bonnet, Carbon side scoops, and a good polish to bring the paint to life  :tt:

 

 

 

 



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 01:32 PM

I do love an S1 :wub:



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 03:30 PM

Great to see the new beast, looks like it already has a good base spec for you to work from.

Looking forward to seeing your SC go on.



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:14 PM

Did you track the VX in its final form before it went? I was looking forward to seeing it :)

S1 looks lovely... looking forward to see how you get on with it. Sounds like its full commitment once again straight in with the SC πŸ˜‚

Edited by Firthy, 10 June 2019 - 08:16 PM.


#5 1cobrav8

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:20 PM

Did you track the VX in its final form before it went? I was looking forward to seeing it :)

S1 looks lovely... looking forward to see how you get on with it. Sounds like its full commitment once again straight in with the SC πŸ˜‚


I had a pile of parts here including the supercharger kit before I’d even taken delivery of the car 🀣. I took it to Blyton a few weeks before it went but that was with the std engine and m62 fitted. Jon now has the big boy motor fitted again 😎

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 08:21 PM

thats unreal



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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:07 PM

Did you track the VX in its final form before it went? I was looking forward to seeing it :)

S1 looks lovely... looking forward to see how you get on with it. Sounds like its full commitment once again straight in with the SC πŸ˜‚

I had a pile of parts here including the supercharger kit before I’d even taken delivery of the car 🀣. I took it to Blyton a few weeks before it went but that was with the std engine and m62 fitted. Jon now has the big boy motor fitted again 😎

Awesome πŸ˜ƒJez BOT is just refreshing my car at the moment, nitron bearings full refresh, sus rebuilt subframe shims, EP Ultimate rack and spitfire brace all in one go so she will be like new. Down side i won't know what did what. I was interested to know if you felt any additional stiffness from the spitfire brace?

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Posted 10 June 2019 - 09:21 PM

love this! cracking looking car with engine to boot! watching with interest



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Posted 11 June 2019 - 09:08 AM

Sport 160 look is the way to go with an S1  thumbsup



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Posted 12 June 2019 - 07:26 PM

Dropped the car off at iKUSTOMS this morning, there going to carry out a full flat and polish of the body along with the fitment of a few goodies and paint alterations.....

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Due to collect the car on Saturday so will post some more pics then 😬

Edited by 1cobrav8, 12 June 2019 - 07:28 PM.


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Posted 13 June 2019 - 01:09 PM

Lovely :) :wub:



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Posted 14 June 2019 - 04:50 PM

Few updates from iKUSTOMS.....

 

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Posted 18 June 2019 - 07:56 PM

Car now back from the painters and a few other little bits added.....

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I need to get some mesh sorted to finish of the front bonnet but apart from that I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking considering I’ve only owned it two weeks πŸ€ͺ

Edited by 1cobrav8, 18 June 2019 - 07:57 PM.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:35 AM

That looks absolutely fantastic.

 

You must be chuffed with it thumbsup



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 07:29 AM

That looks absolutely fantastic.

 

You must be chuffed with it thumbsup

 

Yer really please tbh fella. Keen to just get all under the back refreshed, doesn't massively need it tbh but once that's done the cars pretty mint. I'm hoping to plan a long weekend at the end of July/beginning of Aug to remove both clams and carry out the supercharger conversion with the Jacskon charger and MerRacing inlet setup. Will be good to test this before hopefully upgrading to the Harrop over the winter if money allows. Winter jobs will include.....

 

Rear suspension refresh 

Fitment of RLM forged engine

Fitment of recon gearbox with Quaife diff and carbon sycro's

Paint/powdercoat all engine bay components

Powdercoat rear sub frame

Rework the fuel system to make it neater and incorporate a billet fuel rail

Refit a basic stereo system

The fuel pump is apparently already upgraded from std but wont be man enough for much more than the Jackson will produce so ill send it to Gary and get it upgraded further as per his recommendation 

Fit 1" Anti roll bar

 

And if budget allows...

 

Upgrade to the harrop 1320 and remap to 380-400bhp

Fit 1000cc injectors

70mm Billet Skunk2 throttle body

Fit EP billet hubs

Fit Spitfire steering arms

Fit AP5000 front brake setup



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Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:16 AM

Very nice, you like to keep busy don't you!

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 11:18 AM

... Don't forget to drive it πŸ˜‰

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Posted 16 August 2019 - 08:11 PM

So.......

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 05:35 AM

Would like to see how this is going as well

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 08:08 PM

If anyone is interested in a Honda engined S1 Elise I know a guy selling one.






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