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That's just lovely! I'm impressed you went from V-belts to poly and made it all look so clean! Almost better than factory. 🙂

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4 hours ago, drdoom said:

Accessories tensioned by shifting the A/C compressor?

I think the pulley between the A/C and crankshaft is the tensioner, you can see the slotted hole.

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Of course, the slotted hole, a sound solution. Must up my game after weeks away on holiday.

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Wow, very nice.  I was also thinking of a deeper pump housing, and dropping the PRV makes it look much simpler for those of us without distributers or charge cooler pumps. If you happen upon a deeper rotor/annulus set that fits the aux shaft let us all know.

 

Is there a build thread for this project somewhere?

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Hi Thomas.  Yes - my build thread is over on The Lotus Grand Tourers forum.  It's entitled "Elite Restoration Begins" and started 6 years ago 😲.  I know of a company that will make new rotors and annuli to pretty much any thickness, and the CNC program for the aluminium bit wouldn't take much to modify it.  I was thinking that a thicker rotor could be held onto the aux shaft with the original circlip having counter-bored the annulus to make room for it - otherwise you need a longer shaft.

I'm using a Peterson Fluid Systems remote prv - https://www.petersonfluidsys.com/pump_remotereg.html.

It will be interesting to see if it was worth it!  It will be great to have a degree of control though.

Pete

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Pete, did you dowel the accessory mounting plate to the machined face of the block? Did you incorporate the crank seal into your creation?

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Hi Steve.  No - I did neither, but if I made another casting I would definitley incorporate the crank seal as part of it - mainly for the extra fasteners that would give to the whole thing.  It does incorporate the boss for the timing belt adjusing pulley.  I never thought about dowels! 🙄.  I could fairly easily add tubular dowels to a couple of the fasteners - I'll put it on the "to do" list for next time it comes off - thanks Steve.

Pete

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You may find it better to add stand-alone dowels due to the limited thread length for fasteners in the block casting as produced.

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