Tagged: Lotus 912

Tuning session report

The GT was with Northampton Motorsport yesterday for a tuning session now that the car starts. The quick report, is that bar three issues that arose its suitable for the road as long as I keep the speed below 100MPH LOL. The above video shows some of the three hour...

Almost five months….

… since I last posted As I said in my post of May, the site is somewhat defunct now, due to changes in Covid, my life and interests, but to all you readers who want to see where I am with the GT, its now able to start and move!...

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Update of work done this month the the GT

I thought it best I do a summary of the work undertaken on the GT, but one has to remember its not actually me doing this, I am far to posh to get my hands dirty. The work is all down to Retropower Starting with the subframe; First up it...

Vauxhall Viva GT with Lotus 912 built by John Toovey in Cannock

Engine is in

Let the pictures say it all: Here are some more images now you’re in the mood…

Lotus 912 as built by John Toovey in Cannock

Engine Ahoy

The engine is out of the engine room, on the trolley and tomorrow (cross fingers) will be lifted into the car at last, its been a right hard job for me to watch others work hard…. The rear disk brakes are now also in place, callipers all done, just got...

John Toovey 912 HC

Lotus engine

Some time ago I obtained a lotus 912 LC engine, and over the last few months its been torn apart upgraded and rebuilt by a very nice group of chaps at John Toovey Race Engines in Cannock. Its now a High Compression ported and balanced 2.2 Lotus engine cracking out...

John Toovey Lotus Sunbeam

John Toovey racing

This morning as well as dropping off the old cast iron slant four for work. (see previous post) I also dropped the Lotus 912 over to John Toovey Racing, for them to sprinkle some magic over the engine. Its not going to be quick and not going to be easy...

Scrap Lotus Mule engine

Just another day at School

It is with great disappointment that I have to admit the present Lotus set-up will just not fit into my car unless I take a large angle grinder to it. I am not taking any angle grinder to it so I am a bit stuck with a large engine and...

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Gearbox trials

Today I spent a few hours with the GT trial fitting the Toyota W58 gearbox and I am happy to say it will fit in the tunnel, the only issue I have is the location of the gear-stick will be further back than the Mk1 GT. Its in the position...

Lotus 912 LC

New engine collected

Popped out this morning to collect this from the previous owner, the engine is from this car which is now being powered by an Alfa V6. The good news it was rebuilt in 2010 with all new bearings and piston rings and has done only a few thousand miles since....