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Lotus Twincam Engine Modifications

PostPost by: SENC » Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:14 pm

promotor wrote:
rgh0 wrote:Yes its going to be a small specialist market and I am not looking to make money on it. But there were about 40,000 Twincams made and not many of them are still totally standard!.

I would like a copy on my shelf also so i will sell at least 1 :). The Amazon print to order option does not seem too difficult and i will work through that as i get time. Just need to design a good cover page and do all the other bits they want added.

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Thankyou for sharing this Rohan, and well done, it's great information all in one resource! I look forward to hearing progress being made on a printed version and the process of how you go about such a thing!

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I quite agree, many thanks for your efforts Rohan!

I do think a gearbox version should follow, Alistair!
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PostPost by: englishmaninwales » Thu Feb 29, 2024 4:50 pm

SENC wrote:
promotor wrote:
rgh0 wrote:Yes its going to be a small specialist market and I am not looking to make money on it. But there were about 40,000 Twincams made and not many of them are still totally standard!.

I would like a copy on my shelf also so i will sell at least 1 :). The Amazon print to order option does not seem too difficult and i will work through that as i get time. Just need to design a good cover page and do all the other bits they want added.

cheers
Rohan


Thankyou for sharing this Rohan, and well done, it's great information all in one resource! I look forward to hearing progress being made on a printed version and the process of how you go about such a thing!

Regards.

I quite agree, many thanks for your efforts Rohan!

I do think a gearbox version should follow, Alistair!


Beat me to it on the gearbox!
And thank you Rohan for all your efforts, much appreciated.
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PostPost by: promotor » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:07 am

englishmaninwales wrote:
SENC wrote:I quite agree, many thanks for your efforts Rohan!

I do think a gearbox version should follow, Alistair!


Beat me to it on the gearbox!
And thank you Rohan for all your efforts, much appreciated.
Malcolm


Thanks guys, although that is something that Rohan also knows about : Rohan, maybe you can offer an addendum! A complete Elan book could be on the cards?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 7:43 am

There are lots of complete Elan books and especially the workshop manual and the Buckland book and i cant add much about the standard cars that has not already been well documented. But I can write about modifications and in particular I could do something on the design and building modified drive trains and modified suspension. Perhaps something to think about when i have some spare time in the future. I must start collecting my data and photos together in one place on these topics as it is spread all over my computer and in hard copy from earlier times :roll:

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:18 pm

promotor wrote:
englishmaninwales wrote:
SENC wrote:I quite agree, many thanks for your efforts Rohan!

I do think a gearbox version should follow, Alistair!


Beat me to it on the gearbox!
And thank you Rohan for all your efforts, much appreciated.
Malcolm


Thanks guys, although that is something that Rohan also knows about : Rohan, maybe you can offer an addendum! A complete Elan book could be on the cards?


That just leaves the diff for you to do then Al. :D
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PostPost by: promotor » Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:15 pm

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promotor wrote:
Thanks guys, although that is something that Rohan also knows about : Rohan, maybe you can offer an addendum! A complete Elan book could be on the cards?


That just leaves the diff for you to do then Al. :D


Haha, thanks, but Rohan knows about those too! :lol:
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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Fri May 17, 2024 9:29 am

Hi Rohan

All the previous responses tell how much we all appreciate your time and efforts to put together the information contained in the various chapters. Having corresponded in the past on heads, I know how thorough you are with the advice you pass on.

It is at times such as this that I feel we should have a section on the Forum (possibly Wiki) for such information to be collated under a particular heading to make finding information and data easier especially for newer members who may be sticking their toes in the waters of Elan ownership and maintenance, for the first time. At present trying to find help depends on the descriptive words in the title of your search.

In the event there are many of us waiting for the next chapters as and when you get time to put put pen to paper, me included
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri May 17, 2024 10:19 am

Hi Tony I have completed the book but its to large to post here. Send me a PM with an email and I am happy to send a PDF copy. Travelling currently in Europe but will explore the possibility of publishing on Amazon when I get home and have some time.

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PostPost by: 661 » Fri May 17, 2024 11:17 am

Beer available in Eastbourne , if you come this way
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Fri May 17, 2024 11:35 am

661 wrote:Beer available in Eastbourne , if you come this way


Aiming to head to the UK later this year when I come back to Europe in September been travelling through Austria, Hungary, Slovakia and Chechia this trip.

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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Sat May 18, 2024 9:14 am

If you are heading to Cornwall when you come to the UK, look me up
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat May 18, 2024 10:59 am

Not sure exactly where and when I will get there but I will let you know when I have more definite plans
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:28 am

The full Feb 24 version of 131 pages is now included in the Wiki. Still trying to find time to produce a printed version on Amazon

Thanks Jeff for uploading it to the wiki

https://lotuselan.net/wiki/Lotus_Twinca ... ons_Manual

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