Lotus Elan

VERY SPECIAL TWIN CAM WEBER HEAD WITH PICTURES

PostPost by: LOTUS BARN » Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:00 pm

I had Tony Ingram build this fast road head for me 5 years ago and it has been sitting ever since.
It is totally wrapped in plastic and in its shipping box and I do not want to take it out for photo's.
We all know what a Weber Head looks like.

Here is the build information from Tony:

LOTUS WEBER TWIN CAM CYLINDER HEAD. REBUILT WITH THE FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS:

HOT TANK AND PRESSURE TEST WEBER HEAD.
PORTED AND POLISHED TO 150 HP SPEC, WILL RUN 40MM OR 45MM CARBS.
CHAMBERS BALANCED AND SHAPED 37.5CC.
HEAD SURFACED TO CLEAN AND FLAT, 4.590? THICK.
BIG ONE PIECE STAINLESS STEEL FORGED PLASMA NITRITED VALVES 1.625? DIA INLETS 1.400? DIA EXHAUST.
COMPETITION BRONZE VALVE GUIDES HONED TO VALVES.
COMPETITION 9000 RPM VALVE SPRING SET WITH TITANIUM SPRING RETAINERS.
SUPER LIGHT EN40 NITRITED CAM FOLLOWERS.
ELGIN AUTO CROSS CAMS, DRILLED FOR LONG BOLTS (SUPPLIED). INSTALLED AND LASH SET.
ELGIN 695-11 AUTOCROSS PROFILE CAMS .380? LIFT, DURATION @ .011? IS 276 DEG.
SET INLET LASH .006? / .008? EXHAUST LASH .007? / .009?.
TIME AT 105 DEGREES INLET 105 / 108 EXHAUST FULL LIFT MID LOBE CENTER.
CAMSHAFT SPROCKETS, RETAINING PLATES, LONG BOLTS.
INLET AND EXHAUST MANIFOLD STUDS SUPPLIED AND FITTED.
BIG BORE EXHAUST MANIFOLD GASKETS AND HEADER JET NUTS.
INLET CARB SOFT MOUNTS FOR 40MM OR 45MM COMPLETE WITH THACKERY WASHERS & NYLOCK NUTS.
CAM BORE PLUGS.
CAM COVER NYLOCK NUTS AND DOWDY SEALS.
AIRBOX BREATHER GROMMET FITTED.
CAM BREAK IN LUBE SUPPLIED. MUST BE SHAKEN AND POURED OVER CAMS BEFORE INITIAL STARTUP.

I am asking $4,500.00 for it as that is what I paid 5 years ago.

Located in Sebastopol, California.

Ingram_Head_Kenner_6.jpg and
HEAD SHOT
Ingram_Head_Kenner_1.JPG and

Ingram_Kenner_Head_5.JPG and


Contact John: [email protected]
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:04 am

dont think a picture is too much if you are spending $4500 :roll:
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PostPost by: tvacc » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:37 pm

Where are you located?
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PostPost by: LOTUS BARN » Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:59 pm

Sebastopol, California u
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PostPost by: Kojac » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:30 am

HI,

I am racing a 1558 TC Lotus Cortina Mk2 in Australia and looking for a head as present unit is deteriorating due to porosity. Would you be willing to ship head to me in Melbourne Australia?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:06 am

The head is an early one with the "half moons" in the plug well. Looks great for someone trying to restore a S1 or S2 or early Lotus Cortina back to original condition. Not so great for the basis of a competition engine due to the skinny inlet tracts, The later heads are somewhat better for porting with their bigger diameter inlet castings. The various new heads or the John McCoy Stromberg to Weber conversion are a better basis still

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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:21 am

Not to mention that the thread is now 2 1/2 years old . . . :mrgreen:

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