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George's Exige build blog

This blog chronicles the 3+year long saga that grew out of a 6-month tidy-up of my Series 1 Lotus Exige. It started out with honest, and modest intentions of tidying up some bits and pieces, and removing some rough edges. It has ended up being a full rebuild of the car with the aim of making a near-concours condition car that breathes fire and awesomeness on the road as well as being a bit brisk at the track.

Pull up a chair, put the kettle on and follow me on my journey...

  1. Grinding my gears....

    by , 15th September 2011 at 02:40 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Just a quick update. I've got the gearbox back this afternoon, along with a bag of old bits we've replaced. Here's the old 5th gear and 5th/6th selector mechanism.

    It's clear that this ...
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  2. Midweek update

    by , 14th September 2011 at 12:51 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    The last of my gearbox bits arrived today finally! The gearbox will be reassembled this afternoon and I'll pick it up before lunch tomorrow. Thank goodness! This weekend I can screw it all together, stuff it back in the hole and turn the key!
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  3. Oh for crying out loud!

    by , 7th September 2011 at 01:26 PM (George's Exige build blog)

    I got the gearbox bits today and took them over to KW, which was all good. But when I inspected the bits it turns out we're still one bit short thanks to a miscommunication. On top of this there's ...
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  4. Pre-weekend post

    by , 2nd September 2011 at 09:43 AM (George's Exige build blog)
    Just a little pre-weekend update.... replacement gearbox parts have been ordered and should be here middle of next week at the latest. Aiming to get the box bolted back to the engine and the engine back in the car and running next weekend. Hopefully the following week will involve getting the clam back ...
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  5. Head bucket.

    by , 1st September 2011 at 09:02 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Not really build related, but the car must be getting close to completion now because my new helmet showed up today.

    It's an Arai GP5W, and I've wanted one for some time since I tried one ...
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