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Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Lotusbits eBay Shop

The Lotusbits eBay shop has really taken off since we launched in May this year. Thank you to all our existing and new customers for their support.

You can visit our eBay shop here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/lotusbitsltd

Over 150 items are available to purchase directly through eBay, or as always you can contact the Lotusbits team directly on 01926 633211.

Thursday, 20 August 2020

Lotus Esprit Coolant Pipes - NOW AVAILABLE

We are now manufacturing a variety of coolant pipes for the Lotus Esprit. 

The pipes are bent, beaded and welded in-house by Lotusbits in our workshop in Marton.

We can also make any custom pipe to fit your Lotus if you have a drawing or a sample. Please contact us for bespoke options. 

Some examples of pipes currently in stock can be viewed below:


 Esprit S1 Coolant Pipe (Water Pipe, Main to Pump) £30 plus VAT*

Esprit S1 Coolant Pipe, (Water Pipe, Main to Pump) £32 plus VAT* 
       

Lotus Esprit S1 Early Non-Federal Coolant Pipe, £50 plus VAT*

You can purchase with confidence, knowing we regularly use and fit these pipes in our workshop so we can guarantee the quality and that they are the correct.

Lotusbits offers a wide range of new, used and reconditioned Lotus parts, and full workshop services, performance upgrades and competition vehicle development.
  
Please get in touch if you need any advice and our team will be happy to help.

Telephone: 01926 633211. 

Esprit S1, S2 Main Water Pipe to Radiator Return, £40 plus VAT*


Esprit S3, S3 Turbo, Heater Pipe Through Chassis, £22 plus VAT*


Esprit S3 Turbo Feed and Return, Main Pipe Through Chassis, £50 plus VAT*


Esprit S3 NA, S2 with Air Con, Radiator Feed Through Chassis Pipe, £22 plus VAT*
 


*Prices correct upon publication of article, August 2020.

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

NOW IN STOCK – Borg and Beck Clutch Plate, Lotus Excel


We now have in stock Clutch Plates and Covers for the Lotus Excel. 

The clutch plate is new, manufactured by Borg and Beck and the cover is remanufactured. They will fit all Excel models (1982 - 1992). 

Click here to purchase online from us on eBay or call us on 01926 633211.


Borg and Beck Clutch Plate - Lotus Excel

Lotus Excel Clutch Cover

Borg and Beck Clutch Plate - Now in Stock

Clutch release bearing is not included, but is in stock and can be purchased separately.

You can purchase with confidence, knowing we regularly use and fit these in our workshop so we can guarantee the quality and that they are the correct fit for the Lotus Excel.

Lotusbits offers a wide range of new, used and reconditioned Lotus parts, and full workshop services, performance upgrades and competition vehicle development.
  
Please get in touch if you need any advice and our team will be happy to help.





Monday, 8 June 2020

IN STOCK - Clutch Release Bearings for all Giugiaro Lotus Esprit Models

New in stock are our pre-assembled clutch release bearing carrier and bearing for all Giugiaro Lotus Esprit models. 

The original bearing carriers were of a very similar design to our new one. The current replacement parts available are made of several separate parts and is prone to fractures, breakages and rattling.  

Our new carrier is in one piece, making it stronger and longer lasting. The bearing can be removed from the carrier and replaced on its own in future.

New carrier with removable bearing

Two variants are available: 

1 - Round nose variant will fit vehicles with flat fingered clutch plates, including Esprit S1, S2 and some very early S3 Turbo models.

The pre-assembled round nose bearing carrier and bearing can be purchased now for £120. Additional bearings are available to purchase for £20 each.

2 - Flat nose bearings will fit vehicles with curly fingered clutch plates, including Esprit S2.2, S3 Turbo with curly fingered clutch plates and S3 normally aspirated models.

The pre-assembled flat nose bearing carrier and bearing can be purchased now for £140. Additional bearings are available to purchase for £40 each.

For more information or to purchase call us on 01926 633211.

 Current replacement bearings are prone to rattling and breakages

Sunday, 7 June 2020

Front Crash Structure Ply Panels - Lotus Elite, Eclat


In stock - front crash structure ply panels, suitable for all models of Lotus Elite and Lotus Eclat.

The panels are manufactured here on site in the Lotusbits workshop in Warwickshire and are used to replace rotted original panels, see bottom images. 

£50 plus VAT and P&P per pair.

Call us on 01926 633211 or email lotusbits@hotmail.com to order. 




Rotted original panel.

Rotted original panel.



Friday, 5 June 2020

Lotusbits Selling on eBay


We are pleased to let our customers know that we are now selling on eBay. You can find a selection of available parts on our eBay page here.

A wide variety of parts are available to purchase, from clutch release bearings to water pump kits.

You can order through eBay or contact Lotusbits directly to purchase by calling 01926 633211 or emailing lotusbits@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Lotus Eclat S2 Chassis Build Time Lapse Video


This Lotus Eclat S2 chassis, enginge and gearbox rebuild was commissioned by one of our customers. In this time lapse video you can watch it come together in the Lotusbits workshop.



Lotusbits offers a wide range of new, used and reconditioned Lotus parts, full workshop services, performance upgrades and competition vehicle development. If you require any advice please contact our team of Lotus specialists who are happy to help.


Monday, 1 June 2020

Remembering Elio by Lorie Coffey - The Perfect Gift for Father's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching on Sunday 21st June 2020 and we have the perfect book in stock for any motor racing fans – Remembering Elio by Lorie Coffey.


Including an exclusive foreward by Nigel Mansell O.B.E., Remembering Elio follows the life of Formula 1 driver Elio De Angelis from his school years, through his racing career with Lotus to his tragic death in 1986. 

Featuring stunning photography this detailed account of Elio's life makes a perfect present for Father’s Day.

We have a number of these hardback books in stock, they are brand new and still in their packaging.

Available for just £15 including free postage and packaging. To purchase directly from Lotusbits on eBay click here. Or call us on 01926 633211.






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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

Lotusbits Rally Team at Donington Park


The Lotusbits Rally Team visited Donington Park for the final round of the 2019/20 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship in March. Mike Taylor and Martin Haggett were fighting for an overall championship podium, while Cathy Sewart and Colin Stephens were looking to secure the Class C victory. 

Find out how the team got in in their Lotusbits-built Talbot Sunbeam Lotus cars by watching the latest TV footage below:



Friday, 22 May 2020

Lotusbits Rally Team Success


The Lotusbits Rally Team competed once again in the Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship with Mike Taylor and Martin Haggett running the 2.6 litre Talbot Sunbeam-Lotus in class D1, and Cathy Sewart and Colin Stephens in the 2.0 litre version in class C.

Mike and Martin finished 3rd overall 
This was the team's fifth year competing in the championship and their hard work paid off with both crews achieving their best results yet. Mike and Martin were delighted to finish 3rd overall while Cathy and Colin went one better than last year, winning class C!

Highlights from the season include Mike and Martin finishing an incredible 2nd overall at Cadwell Park and Cathy and Colin taking four class podiums from eight rallies in a class that often had upwards of 20 entries.

Cathy and Colin won Class C

Well done to both teams for achieving their best results to date in what has been one of the toughest seasons. The Lotusbits Rally Team have competed in every season and every round of the MSN Rally Championship since it started in 2015 and this year was particularly testing. 

The condensed calendar meant that other than a break over Christmas the team were out competing every weekend from November to March, with eight events across the UK from Knockhill in Scotland to Anglesey in Wales, and the team’s local event at Donington. The weather also added to the challenge with unpredictable conditions all season, especially at Knockhill where the crew withstood torrential conditions all day.

We would like to thank the crew for their hard work all season – with such limited time between rounds they often had to work late into the night to ensure both cars were prepared for each round. Special thanks to Keith for working all hours to ensure that both cars were ready and in great shape for scrutineering at each round.

The Sunbeams held their own all year, with their speed and reliability demonstrating their capability against more modern machinery, as a result of the engineering development by Lotusbits.

Unfortunately rallying is currently on hold for the foreseeable future due to coronavirus but the team are working hard in the workshop on rebuilding and upgrading the cars ready for next season. 


2019/20 Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship Lotusbits Final Team Standings: 🏁🏆

Mike Taylor - 3rd overall, 3rd in D1 class, 3rd Michelin Cup

Martin Haggett - 3rd overall, 3rd in D1 class

Cathy Sewart - 1st in class C, 8th overall (tied on points with 7th place),  3rd in the Protyre Challenge

Colin Stephens - 1st in class C, 7th overall



Thursday, 21 May 2020

Lotusbits Features in The Engine Rebuilder Magazine


Lotusbits features alongside FJ-RS Engineering in the April edition of “The Engine Rebuilder”.

Click here to read the full feature about how Lotusbits was born and how owner Mike Taylor grew the company, along with the progressive engine development which has been an ongoing obsession of his.


Mike was determined to produce an engine for his rally cars that is not just fast but can compete at the top level of Clubman Stage Rallying. This has been the driving force behind the latest offerings in Lotus engine upgrade options, now available for customers' road cars and competition race/rally cars. 


Lotusbits works symbiotically with other companies on-site and locally to produce the 2.6 litre engine that has more than proved its performance this season on the UK rally scene, with Mike and co-driver Martin Haggett finishing 3rd overall in the competitive Motorsport News Circuit Rally Championship.
 
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