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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Mar 26, 2022 1:45 pm

woodie wrote:Is this the only Lotus in Jordan?


Not sure about now, but when King Hussein was around he loved his '87 Turbo Esprit!
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Mar 26, 2022 3:18 pm

I hope King Abdullah II, he's son still has it.
I'll look out for it, when I go back to Amman in two days time!!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:02 pm

TBG wrote:Finally cracked the jetting!! 1700cc QED 420s and a new QED big valve big port head. Chart below for comment/derision but finally it is running superbly. Amazing what small changes will achieve. Now have a big pile of jets with no home!! D

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Out of interest, how far off were these from the QED "ball park" recommendations? I know these are Weber settings, but I may do some playing with my Dellorto's.

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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Mar 26, 2022 4:16 pm

I think that it's this one
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PostPost by: TBG » Sat Mar 26, 2022 5:07 pm

"Out of interest, how far off were these from the QED "ball park" recommendations? I know these are Weber settings, but I may do some playing with my Dellorto's."

Mark - I have ended up with 120 mains, 150Air correctors and 50F9 idle (not 59F9 as on my chart!!)

QED state 140 Main. 155 Air correctors and 45F8 idle jets.

Another source for 1700cc engines states 125 Mains, 130Air correctors and 40F11 idle jets.

Take your pick but after many many miles and lots of fiddling my setup is working brilliantly for me. Amazing what small alterations make to the setup. Happy jetting!! D
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PostPost by: andyj007 » Wed Mar 30, 2022 12:33 pm

did you get these ounted yet? interested in seeing the results
661 wrote:Took delivery of these:

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And will mount them with these;

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one each of Michelin XAS FF 155
Michelin XAS FF 165
Avon CR6ZZ 175/70
Pirelli CN36 175/70

and we'll see what works best.
I'll post the results in a different thread once done
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:50 pm

Wished mine a happy 50th Birthday
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Mar 30, 2022 3:29 pm

Oh what a child!! But a lovely one!! D
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