Lotus Elan

alternative engine for a plus 2

PostPost by: pauljones » Fri Mar 14, 2014 6:58 pm

Jon,

The cvh was rwd in the sierra. It doesnt need converting unless you have a fwd version.

The one I used was a 1.8 it was running a manifold for twin 40's all ready and had the factory electronic ignition. This I have been told will work well on a zetec running carbs, worth a thought. Although it came with the 5speed im sure the lotus 4 will fit.

After fitting it im thinking of putting one in my spare plus 2.

Internet says 91bhp. I think with a bit of work it could be around big valve bhp but with more torque across a much wider rev range.

Paul
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PostPost by: oldchieft » Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:32 pm

You are correct that it replaced the Pinto engine later in the Sierra.

When I did mine it was only used in FWD, the drawing is from the people who did the work to make it fit in the Morgan.

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:25 am

Jon,

I see now. No offence meant. Sounds as pioneering as a zetec or duratec for its time.
looking at the CVH head and the twink, it does look like they share some DNA. Very similar.

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