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Brotus7 HalfDork
2/21/20 6:19 p.m.

Would rear arms from my Europa help get ya to the challenge?   You'd probably want to swap in air-cooled VW hubs/stub axles.  I think it requires a little machining, but it's been done.

Does shipping cost factor into a challenge budget?

SVreX MegaDork
2/21/20 6:55 p.m.

In reply to Brotus7 :

They might. Do you still have the stock springs and shocks?

Where are you located?

Brotus7 HalfDork
2/21/20 7:32 p.m.

I'm in CT.

I do have 3 shocks and stock springs. One of the rear shocks is pretty bent, but you could use it for test fitting.  Bilstein S6G looks like a pretty good drop in replacement though.

If that front shock is anything like the other one I had, it's completely blown, but give you something to reference when shopping for something good.

SVreX MegaDork
2/21/20 7:36 p.m.

In reply to Brotus7 :

That stuff could be helpful- especially for mocking up a few things.

Would you be willing to ship to 29072?  (I would pay)

DeadSkunk  (Warren)
DeadSkunk (Warren) PowerDork
2/21/20 7:37 p.m.
SVreX MegaDork
2/21/20 7:38 p.m.

This is starting to come together in my head... smiley


SVreX MegaDork
2/21/20 7:39 p.m.

In reply to DeadSkunk (Warren) :

Yup. I've seen that.

Brotus7 HalfDork
2/21/20 7:51 p.m.
DeadSkunk (Warren) said:


That's what I'd recommend for a suspension setup in a post challenge environment.  Miata rear suspension, set at the appropriate ride height in the chassis is a bit of a known commodity.

The_BIG_Texan New Reader
3/28/20 6:27 p.m.

In reply to SVreX :

The builder of the half tubed rear Europa you posted pictures of currently has it listed for sale in one of my Facebook groups and seems to be replying to questions. You may be able to pick his brain via messenger. 

Let me know if you want the link via PM. 

SVreX MegaDork
3/29/20 6:23 a.m.

In reply to The_BIG_Texan :

Sure- that would be great!

The_BIG_Texan New Reader
4/8/20 9:34 p.m.

In reply to SVreX :

Just checking in to see if my email made it through. If not, I'll try to find another way to get it to you.

wheels777 SuperDork
4/9/20 5:42 a.m.
SVreX said:

In reply to wvumtnbkr :

I have a love/ hate relationship with rotaries. 

Total respect. But I don’t like being near them.  (Hate the sound)

What trans would we mate it to?

Same here

modernbeat Dork
10/13/21 9:48 a.m.

Just peeked in here and saw one of my old Lotuses getting some work.

Here's a pic of it shortly after I bought it and was moving into a new house (garage not setup yet), along with my Seven which I just got out of storage.


And a little inspiration, my other Europa went from nice street car to caged Vintage legal racecar.


maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/13/21 10:32 a.m.

In reply to modernbeat :

Thanks for stopping by! To get fully up to date, check out the latest thread after it changed hands (yet again) to me last year.


Also I think mine came with those same wheels. Which means you probably bought them in the first place!

Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter)
Snowdoggie (Forum Supporter) Dork
10/13/21 10:35 a.m.

I had it at one time but I picked up up from Houston and shipped it off to Georgia with my trailer and Johnny's pickup truck. 

How did it get to Houston? 

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