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The Pure Mk2 is continuation of the original pure. This time, it’s even more versatile. The Pure is a small form factor computer case designed by an enthusiast for enthusiasts. Don’t let the simple design fool you, it is an intersection of functionality and minimalism. Bestowing the Lotus Carlton its power is an enlarged (3.6 Litre) engine fitted with twin Garrett T25 turbochargers, providing around 10.1526 psi of boost from 1500 rpm and a modified intercooler system. Various elements were reinforced to withstand higher pressures and to enable the engine to perform more reliably. Rear wheel drive power is delivered via a rear limited-slip differential (borrowed from the V8 Holden Commodore) from the uprated engine and through the six-speed manual ZF transmission borrowed from the Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1. The end result is a staggering 377 bhp capable of achieving 0–60 mph in 5.2 seconds and a top speed of 180mph. The gearing design allows the Lotus Carlton to accelerate to 55mph in first gear. These figures inspired a good deal of controversy as the police cars of the time could not match it. The Lotus Carlton was, therefore, an ideal target for the unscrupulous and there are tales of the era of thieves and robbers using the model as a getaway vehicle. Such was the furore caused by the performance capabilities of the Lotus Carlton, Parliament debated whether it should be allowed, unrestricted, on public roads! The plastic taillight covers were also scratched, so to restore the clarity they were machine polished using a Banzai Dynamics Pad and Menzerna Heavy Cut Compound 400. Unsurprisingly then, he decided to restore the car, inside and out so brought it to UF’s Brands Hatch Detailing Studio for Paint Correction. Additionally, the leather was to be deep cleaned and recoloured, the trim restored, the fabrics cleaned and protected and the glass coated with a hydrophobic coating. The wheels were to be completely refurbished and then protected and the engine detailed. In short, a complete functional and cosmetic overhaul followed with a protection treatment which would take many days to complete. The wheels were returned from the refurbishers and replaced on the vehicle before being protected with Kamikaze Collection Stance Rim Coat. Specifically formulated to withstand the unique conditions alloy wheels face, Stance Rim Coat repels dirt, water, oils and brake dust. Highly heat resistant, Stance Rim Coat will not burn off when the wheels become hot during use and the strong chemical bond it forms with the wheel means it will not wash away.
To ultimately protect the finish, Kamikaze Collection’s new, flagship, professional-only ENREI Coat was used. The wheels were cleaned using Wheel Woolies to reach through the spokes to allow thorough cleaning of the rear of the rims.In June 1992 two teams from Horley Round Table, Surrey, UK, set a Guinness World Record time of 77 hours 34 minutes, driving a total 6,700km across the then 12 EC countries in two Vauxhall Carlton 24V 3000 GSi's (J870 FFM and J751 DYC). The Carltons were provided by Vauxhall Motors and the record attempt was also supported by Mobil Oil and the Royal Automobile Club.
Polish residue had collected around the badges and over time had become hard baked onto the bodywork so a steamer was used to soften the deposits. The area was agitated with a detail brush to pry loose all remnants of the polish. With the exception of the pre-facelift Mk.1 cars, most Carltons were manufactured by Opel in Rüsselsheim, and differed only from their Opel Rekord/Omega sisters in badging and trim. Post-facelift Vauxhall Carlton Mark I saloon Post-facelift Vauxhall Carlton Mark I saloon Post-facelift Vauxhall Carlton Mark I estate It was replaced by the Omega B in 1994, mirroring the standardisation of model names across both GM Europe brands. The bodywork had been subjected to restoration and repainting to eliminate rust from the rear pillars, boot lid, roof, front bumper, the inside of the bottom of the doors and the outside of the top of the doors. As a result, the paint depth readings indicated different levels of paint over the whole of the vehicle and also translated into four different types of paint behaviour during the machine polishing process. High-intensity lighting showed the new paintwork had fine scratches and minor swirls, whereas the damage on the older paintwork was significantly greater.
The Vauxhall Lotus Carlton outwardly looks like a standard family saloon. However, the Lotus designation indicates this model has been upgraded by Lotus to be a 177 mph (285 km/h) sports saloon with impressive acceleration capabilities that equalled the supercars of the era.
A thorough clean was the first priority, and given the age of the vehicle, every nook and cranny had to be minutely inspected for contamination build-up. The bodywork, wheels, boot, bonnet and door shuts were then treated for remnants of grease, oil and wax using a solution of Bilt-Hamber Surfex HD. It was designed to compete directly with the Ford Granada, which was consistently the most popular car of that size in Britain during the 1970s. It also competed with British Leyland's Princess and Rover SD1 model ranges, as well as foreign competitors including the Citroën CX and Renault 20/30. It was launched shortly before the Peugeot 505.
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I dunno mate. Honestly, the biggest problem is the size of the handles, they're MASSIVE. I'm a big guy and even I had to plane the handle down. It's not hard, but it does take some confidence because you don't want to mess it up! Areas prone to collecting greasy residues, such as door catches were cleaned using a detail brush to lift the grime away from the edges and grooves. The engine bay was initially treated with Kamikaze Collection Silica Scale Remover, specifically designed to dissolve baked-on water evaporate deposits. All areas were then carefully rinsed using a Kranzle K-1152 pressure washer.
The Vauxhall Carlton is a series of large family car/ executive car sold in two distinct generations by the Vauxhall division of GM Europe between 1978 and 1994. The Carlton was based on the Opel Rekord E (Mk.1) and Omega A (Mk.2). The Pure Mk2 is made from 1.6 mm aluminum and powder coated for durability. It is manufactured and assembled in USA, supporting local small businesses. Outwardly there is little to distinguish it from the standard Vauxhall Carlton with the majority of the modifications limited to underneath the bonnet. Only a rear spoiler, a body kit with flared wheel arches, vents on the bonnet and strategically placed Lotus badges give away what lies beneath! Mark II (1986–1994) [ edit ] Main Article: Opel Omega A 1993 Mark II Carlton GL 2.0 i sedan 1992 MK II Vauxhall Carlton 2.6i Diplomat sedan 1992 Mark II 1.8 GL estateThe bodywork was corrected using a RUPES LHR 15ES BigFoot Random Orbital Polisher for the larger flat panels, and a BigFoot LHR 12E Duetto and BigFoot LHR 75E Mini for smaller areas such as the door pillars. In all cases, a Kamikaze Collection Banzai Dynamics Polishing Pad was used, the Dot Point Polishing (DPP) Technology providing the right level of cut to make light work of the damaged paintwork. All of the 4-cylinder engines available in the Carlton Mk II were the GM Family II units in 1.8L and 2.0L capacities. The Opel Omega A was offered with a large 2.4L Opel CIH engine in certain European markets, but this variant was never offered in the Carlton. New to the Carlton's line-up with the Mark II were two straight-6 engines with 2.6 and 3.0–litres. These were both 12-valve engines, again from the Opel CIH family, but later 3.0-litre models were offered with 24-valves, producing much more power and torque. As well, Vauxhall used the "Dual-Ram" intake manifold, which lets the car breathe as two separate three-cylinder engines below 4,000rpm, but changes the intake manifold profile at 4000rpm to increase the runner length, thus increasing total engine output. The introduction of the facelifted "E2" Opel Rekord in 1982, marked the convergence of both the Rekord and Carlton (and in fact the final convergence of the Opel and Vauxhall ranges as a whole), with both cars now differing only in badging, whilst UK production ceased and all Carltons were built alongside their Rekord sisters in Rüsselsheim. The update saw the disappearance of the droop snoot front, in favour of a more traditional (though still angled) grille shared with the Rekord. The rear was reprofiled with a higher trunk lid and new rear lamps. Both cars also shared the new dashboard moulding and redesigned interior. This also marked the end of UK sale of the Opel Rekord, as the Opel brand was being phased out in the UK, as well as the sale of the Carlton outside the UK, as the Vauxhall brand was withdrawn from the rest of Europe.