Lotus Elan

engine conversion

PostPost by: piple » Thu Jan 16, 2014 3:42 pm

I have +2 project car :D

I plan to convert to a Sigma engine. I found a few toppics which mentioned, with the original chassis the crossmemger has to be cut. Due to regulation I am not allowed to, and the Spyder chassis isn't a option as well. :roll:

My first question now is about the lenght of an zetec (1.8/2.0) engine compared to the Sigma engine.

Are the any pics available from the halve moon cut?


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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Jan 16, 2014 4:57 pm

Piple- There are notes and photos for this conversion in this thread (and others).
elan-mods-f31/zetec-engine-lotus-chassis-t24502.html

Here are two illustrations you might find useful. I'm not sure of the original source of these, but they appear accurate. I got them from the internet years ago.
Ford Motor Dimensions.jpg and

zetecgeometry.jpg and


If this will be a do it yourself project, welcome to the club. Masochists unite! :twisted:

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