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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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PostPost by: steve lyle » Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:00 pm

Picked up the car last Thursday from the shop that recovered the dash. When I got the car, it had a hard plastic cover over the cracked and broken 'crash pad'. That cover is now off, original cracked foam is repaired, and a new layer of thin foam and new vinyl cover is glued on.

Since my toneau cover has shrunk too much to reach the dash studs, we just left those off for now.

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PostPost by: smo17003 » Wed Jun 15, 2022 11:14 pm

Picked up my S4 FHC from Paul Mason Autospray. Photos were taken a few weeks ago, the boot and wheel arches are now in black. The lighting in his spray booth doesn't do it justice; it's LO1 British Racing Green.

Busy days ahead.
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PostPost by: phil1800 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:11 pm

Trunnions, brakes, brake lines, steering, etc.
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PostPost by: TBG » Thu Jun 16, 2022 7:21 pm

Gosh - you have a super workshop. We moved 8 years ago and I had a 4 post lift in my barn - no longer............D
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PostPost by: AshleyPark » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:06 pm

Finally got my head together!

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New valve guides, new valve seats, bit of paint. Ready for re-assembly.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jul 11, 2022 2:03 am

Upgraded my headlights to Wipac Halogen H4s....
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sweet Jesus!


That sign post in the distance is over 1/2 a mile away!! :roll:
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PostPost by: elanner » Mon Jul 11, 2022 10:17 am

Hey, Phil - could you provide any additional details? Vendor, exact model, etc?

Thanks, Nick
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