People read this rubbish !
I got an email yesterday off the previous owner of the GT, was a big surprise and should help me no end, as I have lots of questions that have popped up during my ownership that would be nice to get some answers for. Bill (the previous owner) has also found the original gear-knob. I will soon get it in the post, although I am not using the original gearbox, I still have it with its gear leaver, so all three can be re united.
I did promise Bill at the time a drive in the GT once it was restored, and I think next year that should happen. I suspect it will be just a wee bit more lively than it was back in the 70’s with the Lotus unit under the bonnet? One thing at a time however, I have got to finish the car before I start planning road trips.
Not thats its a Viva but Bill has this play toy to sell and I would love it. I know its a Ford but hey I can like if I want!
In other news I have received more on the story of the Lotus 900 engine series and shall soon do a further update on where I am at the minute, my thanks have to go to Tony for his diligence at finding out the history and letting me have copies of those finds. In fact the Lotus 907 prototype engine should soon be off for a rebuild so I will also cover that in some detail.
Here is a wee image I got given today along with some paperwork which talks about the early 900 series engines, this image is to wet your appetite so to speak. The Mk1 GT RAH 713F sits alongside the Victor and Bedford CF, the test vehicles used by Lotus…. would be nice to get them together if they still existed.