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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:17 pm

Took Yelotus to a local vintage & exotics cruise-in, parked next to Famous Frank's S2 and Greg Z's FHC.
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PostPost by: LotusElon » Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:39 pm

Chasing a younger relative .................... a Toaster :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:58 pm

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PostPost by: jannhall » Tue Jun 29, 2021 1:37 am

The Veg wrote:Took Yelotus to a local vintage & exotics cruise-in, parked next to Famous Frank's S2 and Greg Z's FHC.


All cars look well-maintained. You are lucky that you come across them and managed to get these beautiful images.
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PostPost by: TBG » Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:04 pm

Well today I fitted a traffic cam - the neatest smallest high quality tiny thing from Garmin. Smaller than my thumb, talks to my telephone with great quality pictures and sound if you want it. D.

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Jul 01, 2021 7:39 pm

mbell wrote:.

rotor flipped reverse ?
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:11 pm

tedtaylor wrote:rotor flipped reverse ?


Nope, a lot more serious (and dangerous) than that, likely need a close look/zoom (at the caliper mounts).
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:46 pm

mbell wrote:
tedtaylor wrote:rotor flipped reverse ?


Nope, a lot more serious (and dangerous) than that, likely need a close look/zoom (at the caliper mounts).


Rewelded on lugs... yikes :roll:
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:22 pm

Looks like a crack along the lug to me. Also, probably welded as pharriso points out. Then again, they don’t necessarily look straight either.
Good thing you noticed, suppose finding a used one wont be so cheap.
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:03 am

pharriso wrote:Rewelded on lugs... yikes


Correct and not very well done at that, but in this case not the most concerning issue.

h20hamelan wrote:Looks like a crack along the lug to me.


That's it. I knew about the not that well welded up lugs but the crack was new to me.

h20hamelan wrote:Good thing you noticed, suppose finding a used one wont be so cheap.


Luckily as I knew about the bad repair (but not crack) I've already picked up a NOS one up from a member here for a reasonable price a year or too back. Which I was planning to fit as part of my rear end rebuild I am doing.

The original issue I believe was a failed donut and minimal/poor repair of the damage. So also some fiber glass and chassis repairs to do while I am at it.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:05 am

You dodged a bullet there mark :roll:
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:39 am

Hmm... I just acquired a pair of rear uprights that came off a Sprint. They are grimey, so better give 'em a clean to make sure I am not in the same boat...
Thanks for your post - I probably would not have been planning to be so diligent otherwise... :(
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PostPost by: mbell » Fri Jul 02, 2021 6:12 pm

pharriso wrote:You dodged a bullet there mark


More likely dodged a ditch, lamp post or tree :D

RedS4 wrote:Hmm... I just acquired a pair of rear uprights that came off a Sprint. They are grimey, so better give 'em a clean to make sure I am not in the same boat...


It's worth cleaning them and checking but my crack was caused by a previous poor repair of the caliper mounts after I guess the caliper was ripped off by a donut failure. It is very unlikely your upright will have a issue.
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Aug 15, 2021 12:18 am

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