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Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 2:35 pm
by Pjr
I did consider that but the flywheel is quite exposed at the bottom and we have a lot of gravel on the lanes so I thought I’d better have something there.

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 3:45 pm
by jk952
Pjr
You can modify yours something like the marked line in the pict. below, but will not fully seal it up.


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Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2021 4:19 pm
by 661
baileyman wrote:TTR told me they leave them off. John


Correct, the lower one. The upper one is needed for spacing of the dowels etc.
I decided to use the lower one in the race car as it frankly stops a lot of muck going in.

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 9:47 pm
by englishmaninwales
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No work needed on the car as all the winter jobs were finished 3 weeks ago, so just a run out in the Pembrokeshire lanes.

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 10:08 pm
by Craven
baileyman wrote:TTR told me they leave them off. John

Essential for starter motor location and support. Get the correct 6 bolt crank 2 part version, there are 2 or 3 bolt starter fixing type.

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2021 11:20 pm
by elanner
englishmaninwales wrote:No work needed on the car as all the winter jobs were finished 3 weeks ago, so just a run out in the Pembrokeshire lanes.


What a spectacular picture!

Nick

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2021 6:14 pm
by nmauduit
a too long awaited maintenance : rear KO hubs removal for installing new pegs.

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rear KO hub removal

as my proper Churchill tool is still in the UK to be shipped with other parts, I used an ad'hoc tool : 8 tpi threaded disk with high tensile 10mm bolts to press a socket on the axle via a steel plate.

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rear hubs removed with ad'hoc tools

a couple blows on the center while in tension was enough for the RHS, the LHS required an additionnal light heat with a propane torch.

The rear wheels had shown a tendency to get loose on wet track days, due to the Quaife rear end hammering action I suppose : I'll give them an good inspection (play with the matching wheel, to which I'll add inserts if necessary)

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2021 11:20 pm
by Quart Meg Miles
Having stopped my silencer falling off, at very low speed a "speed bump", lifted the Y piece out of the manifold (header) pipes. I considered using a pop-rivet to hold them together but for the moment have fitted a chain between the back of the mid-pipe, after it swings left, and the suspension A frame to stop the pipe moving backwards more than 1/4" (6 mm).

I'll find out if it works in a few days when I revisit the ramp!

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 1:33 am
by bitsobrits
I've some experience using pop rivets in exhaust, specifically with custom motorcycles to hold muffler inserts in the pipes. In that application I've found that standard aluminum pop rivets live a very short life, I believe due to resonant vibration, and can shear within 100 miles or less. Stainless pop rivets are much better, though a bit hard to 'pull'. Haven't had a stainless one fail yet so can't comment on their expected life.

Holding two pipes together would not, in my opinion, be a good application for a pop rivet. If a regular or band clamp is not suitable for some reason, you might want to look at the spring type joints (springs parallel to the pipes).

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 7:15 am
by mark030358
5 speed box installed followed by the engine...

Almost there I hope..

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Wed May 19, 2021 9:44 am
by pharriso
Nice, looks like a beautiful garage as well.

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 5:16 pm
by mark030358
All back in...

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 5:20 pm
by nmauduit
mark030358 wrote:All back in...

and the bonnet fits ? ;)

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Thu May 20, 2021 7:01 pm
by 661
mark030358 wrote:All back in...

Very neat

Re: What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2021 12:53 pm
by persiflage
Made up and installed new battery main cable.