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BradLTL
BradLTL UltraDork
9/27/20 10:43 a.m.

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I have the Elite service manual in PDF form if anyone needs it.  Just PM me.

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/7/20 8:19 p.m.

The eagle has landed. Thanks Paul you are awesome.

Patrick (Forum Supporter)
Patrick (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/7/20 8:26 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

I call dibs 

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/7/20 8:34 p.m.
BradLTL said:

In reply to Stampie (FS) :

I have the Elite service manual in PDF form if anyone needs it.  Just PM me.

I don't know how I missed your post but PM sent.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
10/7/20 10:31 p.m.

I've dreamed of having a Europa since I was 10. It was really sad making the decision to pass this on. 
 

But Travis exuded excitement and enthusiasm from the minute I arrived. Seeing the Europa sitting in his driveway as part of his stable of tremendously cool cars gave me great joy. I'm really excited to see what he may do with it, and look forward to helping him accomplish his goals. 
 

Plus, I got to touch the Rice Rod!

Best of luck, Travis!  Makes us all proud!

SkinnyG (Forum Supporter)
SkinnyG (Forum Supporter) UberDork
10/7/20 11:26 p.m.
SVreX (Forum Supporter) said:

I've dreamed of having a Europa since I was 10.

After reading through many Europa restorations, especially the ones here, I bought a 1:18 Kyosho die cast JPS Europa and have it on a shelf.  I "technically own" a Europa; I didn't have to spend huge money restoring one; and it still doesn't run.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
10/9/20 6:42 p.m.

I can help with any SketchUppery to visualize concepts on this thing.  There is a good SketchUp model of the Europa in SketchUp that I have already played with for Paul's vision.  I heard you asking roadster questions so I've already cut the roof off Paul's concept.   I was skeptical but it looks pretty cool. 

maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/31/20 11:27 a.m.

In reply to nocones :

I just want everyone to know I think about this project almost every day. nocones, I use SW at work and would love some help with SketchUp. Which model in 3DWarehouse were you using? If I have free time I may start measuring the "chunk of drivetrain" soon and see how badly it doesn't fit.

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
12/31/20 12:16 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

With bigger box flares, ANYTHING can fit!!

RichardSIA
RichardSIA HalfDork
1/2/21 10:40 p.m.

Just restore it already! 95% of all parts are available new or easily found. The 5% not available are not really needed.

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/3/21 12:22 a.m.

In reply to maschinenbau (I live here) :

I started with this one

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/c88ad4c8e71c545dd093c6657d887c6a/1973-Lotus-Europa-Twin-Cam-Special

I sadly don't have a lotus shell so I couldn't compare the dimensions.  (I do have access to one for measuring though).

Let me know what the drivetrain dimensions are. 

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/20/21 6:59 p.m.

Hello, 

Please motivate my sorry ass to get crackin on this project.

Sincerely, the one who breaks the curse

nocones
nocones GRM+ Memberand UberDork
8/20/21 7:03 p.m.

If you break the curse I will bring the LMP360 down to your house and we can play cars together (probably at an autox or Trackday depending on what the Europa is built for).  

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/20/21 7:04 p.m.

Don't make me regret turning this down. I will come steal it....

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/20/21 7:07 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

Don't you have a corvair to be working on?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
8/20/21 7:20 p.m.

In reply to maschinenbau :

Right in the jugular! 

Edit: probably should have put a smiley or something on my last post. It was a poorly executed attempt to motivate via sarcasm....

wvumtnbkr
wvumtnbkr GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/20/21 7:39 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

Hello, 

Please motivate my sorry ass to get crackin on this project.

Sincerely, the one who breaks the curse

Go take current pics of it.

 

The shame from having no path to get to it and needing to take the boxes of crap off of it will help you at least make progress.

 

Then, start writing a list on a whiteboard.  Find something simple to do and do it.  Keep going.  Once a week is enough to get the car done eventually.

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
8/20/21 7:59 p.m.
Dusterbd13-michael said:

Don't make me regret turning this down. I will come steal it....

Came here to post the same thing. 

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/20/21 9:11 p.m.
maschinenbau said:

Hello, 

Please motivate my sorry ass to get crackin on this project.

Sincerely, the one who breaks the curse

maschinenbau
maschinenbau GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
8/21/21 12:11 p.m.

Someone upstairs is listening. This morning I took my Miata to the mountains and followed a random group of sports cars including a Porsche GT3RS and...a Lotus Evora 400. It was crazy fast and sounded amazing. Feeling inspired and I can only imagine what it's like with 2/3 the weight, 3/4 the hp, and 1/2 the craftsmanship.

Brotus7
Brotus7 Dork
8/21/21 12:55 p.m.

Please do that, so I know what my car could look like if I had talent!

Mr_Asa
Mr_Asa GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
8/21/21 1:16 p.m.

Fer real though, wvumtnbkr has a good process, just get a white board or some cardboard and start listing stuff to do.

We know you have a rough idea for what you want to do because of the Roll-Ovalon, so what are the next steps?

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
8/21/21 2:39 p.m.
nocones said:

If you break the curse I will bring the LMP360 down to your house and we can play cars together (probably at an autox or Trackday depending on what the Europa is built for).  

I believe that would mean 2 of the coolest cars that ever passed through my hands would be going head-to-head!

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