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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 9:43 pm 
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i got this engine id like to know what it is , its supposed to come from a europa


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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 10:12 pm 
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That's quite a find! It appears to be from a Europa Twin-Cam, and yet it doesn't quite look right. Is that pulley on the back of the head a driver or an idler?

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 10:24 pm 
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the pulley you see is the water pump but there is another one wich looks like aluminium and as no groove in it and it a drive pulley the alternator bracket is there to
the carbs are delorto


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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 10:41 pm 
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Got a shot of the other end of the engine? How about profile?

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:06 pm 
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What concerns me is that notched cam cover for the distributor. Is this truly a twin cam engine, or does it have a dummy twin cam valve cover?

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:18 pm 
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It's a Renault engine from a Europa with a "Lotus" valve cover on it, possibly a "Gordini" head?

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:21 pm 
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Location: Sunny-Okanagan, Canada, eh?!
This might help:

http://www.lotuseuropa.org/LotusForum/i ... pic=1748.0

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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:29 pm 
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i just went back in the garage to take pictures but they wont load to big
i removed the valve cover its a single cam pushrod and the cam is centered on aluminium pulley what i cant figure out is why in back of carbs there is a a space that
could have been covered ,europa usualy comes with the twincam big valve or the renault engine ,its not the twincam and Renault as carb exhaust on se side my engine is crossflow im really confused


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PostPosted: October 14, 2017, 11:39 pm 
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ok Renault engine gordini head the guy how owned it had a europa with Renault engine and wanted to race is car so he got this engine rebuilt for racing but never put it in
thanks for all your help im still gonna try to post the rest of the picture thank again!


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PostPosted: October 15, 2017, 9:24 am 
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OK, Gordini head! That says a lot! Kinda familiar with Loti, not so much with hot rod Renaults! Still a very interesting engine. Thanks, Skinny! :cheers:

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PostPosted: October 15, 2017, 10:51 am 
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i wish i could use this engine in my build
im using ae Corolla drivetrain smallport 4age
stock all is done and this comes along!
i got 2 issues first pulley all on wrong end of engine and fabbing bellhousing adaptor
would look and sound crazy
or stick the carbs on smallport


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PostPosted: October 15, 2017, 11:11 am 
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califkid_66 wrote:
or stick the carbs on smallport


I wouldn't do that. I wouldn't molest that engine. If I were you I'd sell it as it is and then use the money to buy the fancy, expensive bits designed specifically for my Toyota engine.

My $0.05 worth.

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PostPosted: October 15, 2017, 11:23 am 
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dont worry about this engine
its gonna stay the way it is im gonna find it a good home


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