Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Earl Wertheimer » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:17 pm

Jim

There are a few online spreadsheets that could easily do the job.
I use http://www.irows.com/

It would be pretty easy to take the existing data, convert it to Excel and
upload it to irows. It allows sorting, searching, etc...

Then you can allow people to update & view the data... The only problem is
that people who can update, could update anything...

A possible solution is to allow everyone to view, but only a few to update....

I can get this done pretty easily, and would be glad to help maintain the
list...

Earl '63 S1 (currently disassembled)

2a. Re: ALL Serial numbers on web site
Posted by: "Jim Boone" ***@***.***rainmotorsports
Date: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:39 pm (PDT)

I've been pondering that and the other things on the todo list for the
registry. Doing the data validation is always the hard part especially
with the seemingly random Lotus numbering schemes. I know they are not
random but have chosen not to code around them. Maybe that was an error
on my part.

Anyway, it's summer and outdoor activities are taking precedence over
sitting inside and playing with the website/registry. Maybe when it
gets cold and rainy again I'll attack the problem one more time.

I think it took me a few hours to bang together the current version and
suspect version 2 will be about the same. The biggest change I want to
make is a subscription feature that will allow people to enter their own
information.

rodbean wrote:
> Jim,
>
> I believe the earliest serial number you have is 260049, an owner in
> Japan. With apologies to Tony, a few others (including one of mine)
> are also earlier than 26/0395.
>
> The formatting is sort of random in the information you probably
> received from owners but the spread sheet doesn't know that and they
> are listed purely as written.
>
> I can see where this is really not your problem and the solution rests
> with both the factory inconsistencies on the ID plates and
> non-standard reporting of the information to you by owners.
>
> Maybe you could devise a way to standardize that gets around these
> other issues.... but anyway, in most cases, we know how to interpret
> the true information so it may not be all that important after all.
>
>
> Rod

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PostPost by: Rob_LaMoreaux » Wed Jul 19, 2006 11:36 pm

Anyone have a usable piston design for higher lift(short duration)
cam, oversize intake valve, +1mm diameter light weight, etc. I wish
to go to JE(or one of it's resale shops) with a workable
drawing. This
is for (short,) S2 block.


Since JE will probably make you buy 8, why don't you just buy 4 from JAE. I
bought forge 0.030" over high compression deep spring pocket pistons from
JAE a few years ago and they were only about $30 more than stock cast
pistons. The pistons were JE pistons and I have the JE datasheet that came
with them somewhere around here. They worked great with the 300 degree 0.375
lift cam I had in the stromberg head and I intend to use that bottom end
with the 0.450 lift cam that John McCoy just put in the weber head.

Give Jeff at JAE a holler about them.

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PostPost by: "Gordon" » Sat Jul 22, 2006 9:11 am

Earl, Jim,
Just for interest sake, I tried to get the sports car world list into
excel - but it's a protected pdf - couldn't get the data out.
Gordon


--- In ***@***.***, Earl Wertheimer <[email protected]> wrote:
Jim

There are a few online spreadsheets that could easily do the job.
I use http://www.irows.com/

It would be pretty easy to take the existing data, convert it to

Excel and upload it to irows. It allows sorting, searching, etc...

Then you can allow people to update & view the data... The only

problem is that people who can update, could update anything...

A possible solution is to allow everyone to view, but only a few to

update....

I can get this done pretty easily, and would be glad to help maintain

the list...

Earl '63 S1 (currently disassembled)


> 2a. Re: ALL Serial numbers on web site
> Posted by: "Jim Boone" ***@***.***rainmotorsports
> Date: Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:39 pm (PDT)
>
I've been pondering that and the other things on the todo list for

the registry. Doing the data validation is always the hard part
especially with the seemingly random Lotus numbering schemes. I know
they are not random but have chosen not to code around them. Maybe
that was an error on my part.
>
Anyway, it's summer and outdoor activities are taking precedence over

sitting inside and playing with the website/registry. Maybe when it
gets cold and rainy again I'll attack the problem one more time.
>
I think it took me a few hours to bang together the current version

and suspect version 2 will be about the same. The biggest change I
want to make is a subscription feature that will allow people to
enter their own information.


rodbean wrote:
> > Jim,
> >
I believe the earliest serial number you have is 260049, an owner in

Japan. With apologies to Tony, a few others (including one of mine)
are also earlier than 26/0395.
> >
> > The formatting is sort of random in the information you probably
received from owners but the spread sheet doesn't know that and they

are listed purely as written.
> >
I can see where this is really not your problem and the solution

rests with both the factory inconsistencies on the ID plates and non-
standard reporting of the information to you by owners.
> >
Maybe you could devise a way to standardize that gets around these

other issues.... but anyway, in most cases, we know how to interpret
the true information so it may not be all that important after all.
> >
> > Rod
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PostPost by: M100 » Sat Jul 22, 2006 11:52 am

On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 09:10:43 -0000, Gordon wrote:

Earl, Jim,
Just for interest sake, I tried to get the sports car world list into
excel - but it's a protected pdf - couldn't get the data out.

Just try a bit harder/

<http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/lotuselan/files/ELAN_serial_numbers_S1_S2_S3_S4.csv>

It's saved as a comma separated variable file, as per the original in
terms of raw data but with the date field modified to a non ambiguous
date format. Hopefully nothing got corrupted in the process. You can
thank a huge thunderstorm for keeping me indoors this morning :)

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PostPost by: Unibrain » Sun Jul 23, 2006 1:42 pm

Martin Evans wrote:
On Sat, 22 Jul 2006 09:10:43 -0000, Gordon wrote:

> Earl, Jim,
> Just for interest sake, I tried to get the sports car world list into
> excel - but it's a protected pdf - couldn't get the data out.

Just try a bit harder/

<http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/lotuselan/files/ELAN_serial_numbers_S1_S2_S3_S4.csv>

Now that is interesting. We could take that and "check off" cars as
they are entered.

It's saved as a comma separated variable file, as per the original in
terms of raw data but with the date field modified to a non ambiguous
date format. Hopefully nothing got corrupted in the process. You can
thank a huge thunderstorm for keeping me indoors this morning :)
It is going to be over 100 in Portland today and I think I'm going to

spend most of it playing on the computer. Too hot to do anything else.

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