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PostPost by: Galwaylotus » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:26 pm

stevebroad wrote:The radiator exchanged heat from the water to the oil so that it heated up quicker than normal and by being combined the water and oil run at the same temperature.

Not exactly. That assumes complete heat transfer. The fluids spend a certain time in the respective heat exchangers and the efficiency of heat transfer along with the size of the heat exchanger and the flow rate will dictate the delta temp. Depending on inlet temperature, flow rate and exchanger sizes, the oil can be made to run significantly hotter than the coolant (I can't think of any advantage for the inverse, i.e. coolant hotter than oil). Properly spec'd you can theoretically run optimum oil and coolant temperatures and they're not likely to be equal!
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:12 pm

Chris Evans announced t'other day that he had heard leno had sold his entire collection for 1 Billion Dollars.

Any truth?

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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:51 pm

alexblack13 wrote:Chris Evans announced t'other day that he had heard leno had sold his entire collection for 1 Billion Dollars.

Any truth?

Ab .... 8)



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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:12 pm

Evans announced this on Radio 2 this morning.

I wonder if it's true? I billion!! ...

Reminds me of the time I was a supporter of a group of enthusiasts called the strathallan aircraft appreciation society. Owned by a local bigwig come Lord..who shall remain nameless. He built up a collection and used volunteer labor to get a lot of the aircraft into flying condition or in fact completely restored. Some great airplanes too. Vampire! and Lancaster among them.. All went well until he needed some dosh for his lifestyle choices, so he just sold up. Made a lot of money too. All on the back of the volunteers who did the work on the aircraft for the love of it.

The airfield is still in use dropping parachutists etc but the SAAS is no more... There were many very unhappy people when that happened. I went to watch the Lancaster and Vampire departing for the last time.. One very unhappy chappy.

Leno up to the same thing? Allegedly!
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PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:17 pm

alexblack13 wrote:Evans announced this on Radio 2 this morning.

I wonder if it's true? I billion!! ...

Reminds me of the time I was a supporter of a group of enthusiasts called the strathallan aircraft appreciation society. Owned by a local bigwig come Lord..who shall remain nameless. He built up a collection and used volunteer labor to get a lot of the aircraft into flying condition or in fact completely restored. Some great airplanes too. Vampire! and Lancaster among them.. All went well until he needed some dosh for his lifestyle choices, so he just sold up. Made a lot of money too. All on the back of the volunteers who did the work on the aircraft for the love of it.

The airfield is still in use dropping parachutists etc but the SAAS is no more... There were many very unhappy people when that happened. I went to watch the Lancaster and Vampire departing for the last time.. One very unhappy chappy.

Leno up to the same thing? Allegedly!



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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:06 am

GrUmPyBoDgEr wrote:You don't have to search very hard to find these tossers do you :roll:


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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:40 am

Thanks Ross. Love the 3-D printer console, very nice solution.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:55 pm

alexblack13 wrote:Chris Evans announced t'other day that he had heard leno had sold his entire collection for 1 Billion Dollars.

Any truth?

Ab .... 8)


This made me run a Google search and I turned up precisely one hit in a blog dated 1 April 2012. And the first of April is what day?

http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/4/1/Br ... h-7708127/
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PostPost by: alexblack13 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:00 pm

Evan announced that this week. He did say he did not know if it was true or not and I've certainly not heard anything else.

We got wind of the wind up in April lst last year about the sheek buying the collection but as you poined out that was 1/4/12...... So an obvious..But... ?

I've not heard any more. Could be still going then... heh.. The good ones can lsat a while.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPost by: Tahoe » Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:17 am

CBUEB1771 wrote:
alexblack13 wrote:Chris Evans announced t'other day that he had heard leno had sold his entire collection for 1 Billion Dollars.

Any truth?

Ab .... 8)


This made me run a Google search and I turned up precisely one hit in a blog dated 1 April 2012. And the first of April is what day?

http://www.carbuzz.com/news/2012/4/1/Br ... h-7708127/


Is that the day after March 31st? Other than same day I met my wife I don't know what you are refering to :twisted:
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:08 pm

Update 9 just posted here: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/segment/restoration-blog/restoration-blog-1966-lotus-elan-26r-update-9/index.shtml

Jim seems a bit cynical about the original workmanship. I wonder what his budget in time and dollars might be compared to Colin's :D

They seem to be picking up steam and expect to be a running chassis soon and a finished car not long after.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 8:20 pm

Ross Robbins wrote:Jim seems a bit cynical about the original workmanship.


I strongly suspect that the "original" brake lines that Jim disparages were the work of a DPO and not the factory.
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:17 pm

Update 10 is here. And, yes I know Gary has already posted the update but I thought they should all be in one place so years from now if anyone cares there is a full set progression.

http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/more-video/restoration-blog-1966-lotus-elan-26r-update-10/index.shtml
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:24 pm

Not sure if this link is somewhere in this thread or not. I had missed this longer video which covers Jay's more stock Elan driver before he started the project car. Makes a nice intro to the car, Looks like he fits OK in the driving sequences!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... WWzTf3q800
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PostPost by: Ross Robbins » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:57 pm

Update 11 has now been posted. The frame and running gear are complete and the body is in the paint booth. Find it here: http://www.jaylenosgarage.com/cars/lotus/restoration-blog-1966-lotus-elan-26r-update-11/index.shtml

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