the Steinard MK3 takes shape

Keith sorry to hear your in hospital ole mate, hope you get well soon, I know ive been a bit slack in posting but since the maca left me i immediately got busy and built myself a Honda K20 type R powered Lotus 23 , then for a x mass present to myself i get two nasty tumours on my right lung, radiation treatment to start any day, now .and ive also been diagnosed with early stages of Parkinsons, so needless to say its slowed me down a tad. but apart from that i'm a box of birds.
My little toy
https://flic.kr/p/2bCW2qS
https://flic.kr/p/NYNzi4
https://flic.kr/p/2cJZufk
https://flic.kr/p/2bCW3Cm
cheers John
 
John, did you build that Lotus from scratch or do you modify an existing chassis? Looks fun, have you had a chance to take it to the track?
 
Hi mate, yep shes a scratch build, i drew the first chalk line on the floor middle of October 2017. and drove it out of the shed under its own power jan this year so approx 14 months, and the best part of 4 months was repairing the miserable excuse for a body i managed to get hold of, it was a tad rough shall we say. years of neglect and left outside in the weather had taken its toll etc.
no mate i havn't had it out as yet , ive got a couple of minor issues to sort out before i do , so it went on the trailer under cover while i have the Macca here doing the gearbox.
cheers John
 
Back to the Macca, and i finally got the gear shift sorted took 3 goes but i got there in the end, then it was plumb up the oil cooler and trans pump etc, and finally this morning modify a new top cross member that would 1/ clear the gearbox, and 2/ also clear the exhaust system, so a bit of left over 25 x 2mm Cro/ Mo tube did the trick. so now i wait for the uprights to get modified.
gear shift from the trans forward
https://flic.kr/p/QL57xa then thread through the chassis and upto the rear bulk head
https://flic.kr/p/2d8Acva https://flic.kr/p/QL57hk new rear cross member all done
https://flic.kr/p/2ds7oq7 and plumbing all done just the line to the cooler from the pump and inline filter to fit.
https://flic.kr/p/2esJ3Ed not far now.
cheers John
 
Jobs done 1 Sadev 6 speed sequential trans all fitted, and rear uprights rebuilt, ready to rock and roll.
bring it on.
I had to lift the back of the engine 12 mm so trans bellhousing would clear the cross member, which is why i now have 5 1/2 deg angle on the half shafts. but i dont think it will be to much of a bother.

https://flic.kr/p/2dnXDzZ cheers John
 
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