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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: fatboyoz » Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:16 pm

Hi V,
Purchased these a while back. Not cheap, but good brand.

https://www.123bearing.eu/bearings-361964-SKF

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quote="vstibbard"]I've been tracking down sources for German/Japanese quality Issue 18 inner bearings in Australia.... Oh what fun its proving to be, so far I source a pair of german manufactured bearings and will know tomorrow if I managed to find another two pairs.[/quote]
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:16 am

Thanks, I've one set which are made in Germany and another set I'll collect on Monday which are new old stock purchased by the shop owners father who ran it in the 70's!!!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:39 am

fatboyoz wrote:Hi V,
Purchased these a while back. Not cheap, but good brand.

https://www.123bearing.eu/bearings-361964-SKF

Cheers,
Colin.


vstibbard wrote:I've been tracking down sources for German/Japanese quality Issue 18 inner bearings in Australia.... Oh what fun its proving to be, so far I source a pair of german manufactured bearings and will know tomorrow if I managed to find another two pairs.



From the same supplier or just about ( http://www.123roulement.com - no affiliation ) I got the actual Timken , more expensive but seems legit...
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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Oct 31, 2020 10:14 pm

I drove the car with app logging data (via usb-c to DB9 convertor) from AEM gauge:
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Doesn't look too bad but need to do better job of driving certain test cases and isolating the data so I can better look at any changes needed.

There probably a little room to go leaner on both main jets and idle jets. (Idle is set up for ~12AFR).
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:07 pm

"I drove the car with app logging data (via usb-c to DB9 convertor) from AEM gauge:"

Good grief man !! What are you doing? This a Lotus forum not something about space shuttles!!

What sort of motor car do have to abuse it in this way? :roll: :roll:

PS - I have just fitted famous Franks NF tubes and you would not believe the improvement in performance...........:shock: :shock:
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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:24 am

Lol. I wouldn't call a 9600bps rs232 connection rocket science. The technology is older than the car!

As far as I know it's just a standard big valve engine. I have an older Kieth setup on the car that I am trying to dial in. Moving from 125 to 115 main jets made the car feel like a rocket at higher revs. I think there probably some room for improvement left but is quite good as it is.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:22 am

OH!

Running Keiths NF tubes I have this jetting with 420 cams.

34mm choke - 140 Main - 200 Air corrector, NF emulsion tubes - idle jet 45F8

And it is going like a greased weasel............:lol:
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:19 pm

Bugger.. I only have access to a standard weasel..
What grease are you using?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:26 pm

Also you need to know a Weasel is weasily reconised and a Stote is stotely different.
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PostPost by: TBG » Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:36 pm

"What grease are you using?"

Starts with KY............ :roll: :roll:
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:33 pm

Everybody knows, it's oil on the weasel, but grease on the trunnions. :twisted:
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PostPost by: Sploder90 » Sun Nov 01, 2020 6:13 pm

This must be the right stuff..

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:38 pm

Did about 30 miles in the Plus 2 yesterday, longest drive yet. Everything seems to have worked well enough. The clutch is still sticking when disengaged much of the time, so that's first priority next time I spend some time in the garage.
I've fitted a proper catch-can so I can more closely monitor the blow-by. Also did the heat-shrink trick on the dipstick and that seemed to work at that end. But most importantly, I had a really enjoyable time during the drive!
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PostPost by: TBG » Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:38 pm

Sticking clutch? Have you tried just let it slip for a few seconds to burn of the discs? Has worked for me in the long and distant............
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 02, 2020 3:35 pm

Sploder90 wrote:This must be the right stuff..

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While we're on the subject of strange animal byproducts, I'm treating my Weber throttle spindle seals with this....
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I thought this was a joke at first when someone recommended it :roll:
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