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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 6:29 am

Right in the centre of the photo are there a couple of wires between the column and your new bracket? Just wondering if you might get some chafing there, it looks quite tight. Looks very neat though.
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:24 am

knockoffnut wrote:I began the machining operations to take a Cosworth BDP block and add the features required to use the Lotus twincam head on it, for my all aluminum 2.0 L Lotus Twincam.

Interesting. Deserving of its own thread so I for one can marvel.
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PostPost by: melvinjoe » Fri Mar 12, 2021 9:51 am

I cleaned my Lotus by myself with the help of a cleaning towels !!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:11 am

TBG wrote:Mark- "For being a hooligan in the Alps I prefer to use this.... Mr Green.."

Ah well - lovely but not so pretty...................and the colour...............ooooff!!.

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I take it you have no taste......
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PostPost by: TBG » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:29 pm

Mark,
Not much!! Note the black bumpers........................! I have a chum who has an Elise that in top gear accelerates from 90mph to 140mph in 2 1/2 seconds! Basically undrivable as the traction control and electronics have difficulty reining it in! It has a data logger for accuracy and somewhere around 550 bhp at the wheels. Good grief.....

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Mar 19, 2021 9:16 pm

Bought a plate and put a proper flag on it, got rid of those bloody awful stars..... Cant think of that counties name :lol:
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Mar 20, 2021 6:26 pm

Almost there.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:22 pm

Mazzini wrote:Almost there.

Oh my.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:39 pm

It's been a journey.
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:57 pm

Superb Rob, just superb! And you did it so quickly too! :shock: :roll: :lol:
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:07 pm

In my defense I have rebuilt a S2 and a S3. I also worked on my Sprint and a friends 7 and Elite as well as holding down a full time job :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:40 pm

That Elite defines Beauty... One day\... :roll:
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:36 pm

Thank you.

It has battered my bank balance.
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PostPost by: SENC » Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:21 am

Lovely, Rob!
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:54 am

Wow, the Elite looks great Rob. Thanks for the photo.

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