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Lotus Viva History

More news on the hunt for Lotus Viva information, it does appear folks read this rubbish I post! I had an email to which I have replied I just hope more information follows? I Just stumbled upon you website re Lotus Vivas. Just thought you may like to know that...

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Lotus 900 series engine history

Further to my earlier posts on the Lotus engines, a good friend (Tony) passes me a few links to forums where a technical paper was reproduced. I am going to reproduce it here as well. Its answered some of the questions on why the prototype Lotus engine has that huge...

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...

Prototype Lotus 907

Following from my last article I wrote, about the Viva GT Lotus Prototype; Andy has now got everything out of storage and a good morning was spent looking at the engine and noting some of the unique castings and internals used by Lotus. To remind you the Lotus 907 engine...

John Toovey Lotus Sunbeam

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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...

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Lotus Viva GT History

A few Viva HB owners are now playing with the lotus 900 series engine in the front of our Vivas, be it the whole engine or just the head bolted to the Vauxhall unit. As part of the restoration of my GT (KGT 455G) the engine at some point or...

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Trial engine fit success

Well tonight we went for it again, and good news the engine fits…. We have now worked out the height and position of the engine. its tight there isn’t a lot of space but it will go in and that’s all that matters at this point. The engine is canted...

Lotus 907 prototype manifold

Exhausting work

A local GT owner to me has what could be a gold mine of information and parts that relate to the original Lotus 900 series engine development. Andy (the present owner or RAH) has lent me the all important exhaust manifold, so that when we get back to “lowering the...

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Change of plans

A lot of you readers are aware that the GT is being restored, and as part of that restoration is an engine. The original engine was broken and not cost effective to repair, with that in mind the decision was made to obtain a lotus 912 engine as its replacement....

RIP GT Engine

Go the news I didn’t want to hear earlier in the week, and yesterday went over to see the old 2000cc block, and its scrap. There is a hole in one of the bores what will make it impossible to use, unless it has a new sleeve fitted. Now when...