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PostPost by: Donels » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:29 pm

Talking of a common language……so a ‘dead pedal’ is a foot rest?
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PostPost by: USA64 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:58 pm

A, perhaps archaic, meaning of dead is -do no work- . The deadbeat of a clock is the back-stroke of the mechanism which doesn't advance the movement. "Marley was dead as a doornail." The doornails were decorative and did no work (as a fastener). The dead-pedal is a pedal but it does no work. :)
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PostPost by: 2cams70 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 2:44 am

USA64 wrote:A, perhaps archaic, meaning of dead is -do no work- . The deadbeat of a clock is the back-stroke of the mechanism which doesn't advance the movement. "Marley was dead as a doornail." The doornails were decorative and did no work (as a fastener). The dead-pedal is a pedal but it does no work. :)


I have to disagree on that one. That pedal actually does a lot of work. It’s known as a “holy sh*t pedal” (ie. an about to be dead pedal for bracing yourself prior to impact) and not a “dead pedal”
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PostPost by: baileyman » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:02 am

Foxie wrote:My dead pedal.

Much modified !

:)


Looks to be the same level as the clutch pedal, which seems like it may be a good idea, but I have never heard anyone discuss dead pedal design issues. I would imagine the foot easily moves to the clutch and back to rest. John
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Aug 03, 2022 3:02 pm

2cams70 wrote:
USA64 wrote:A, perhaps archaic, meaning of dead is -do no work- . The deadbeat of a clock is the back-stroke of the mechanism which doesn't advance the movement. "Marley was dead as a doornail." The doornails were decorative and did no work (as a fastener). The dead-pedal is a pedal but it does no work. :)


I have to disagree on that one. That pedal actually does a lot of work. It’s known as a “holy sh*t pedal” (ie. an about to be dead pedal for bracing yourself prior to impact) and not a “dead pedal”


You Aussies brake with the left foot? :lol: :wink:
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PostPost by: persiflage » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:24 am

Picked up my re-trimmed seats and door cards from Paul West in Exeter.
Very happy with the results and price and looking forward to seeing the fitted result.
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:37 pm

Well, not TO my Lotus, but with some parts from my Lotus, so maybe it still fits here. Had been trying to come up with a use for the connecting rods and pistons that came out of my Seven at engine rebuild, and needed a paper towel holder in the bathroom at the shop...

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:39 am

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:37 pm

I hope you torqued those bolts properly, you don't want that lot falling on your business of the day.
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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Aug 06, 2022 10:58 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:I hope you torqued those bolts properly, you don't want that lot falling on your business of the day.

:lol: :lol: :lol: I'll take much more care with the johnny paper version!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:16 pm

Friend from the USA brought me some of these back to Kazakhstan for me ….

Price difference between UK and USA is unreal…
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PostPost by: alaric » Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:11 pm

So today I mostly assembled my Dellortos :D

I can't finish them just yet, as I dropped a washer yesterday - one of the ones at the end of the throttle shaft. I've hunted everywhere. The postman was concerned when he dropped off a box for me, and found me crawling around on the floor muttering furiously to myself. Where do these things go? So far I've lost a ball bearing and this washer. I'm sure they'lll turn up, one day....

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Aug 07, 2022 9:39 pm

alaric wrote:So today I mostly assembled my Dellortos :D

I can't finish them just yet, as I dropped a washer yesterday - one of the ones at the end of the throttle shaft. I've hunted everywhere. The postman was concerned when he dropped off a box for me, and found me crawling around on the floor muttering furiously to myself. Where do these things go? So far I've lost a ball bearing and this washer. I'm sure they'll turn up, one day....

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I sweep the floor with a brush into a dustpan when that happens, and it's amazing what turns up that you didn't know you'd lost even if not your current loss. At least you then know where it isn't.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:00 am

alaric wrote:... Where do these things go? So far I've lost a ball bearing and this washer. I'm sure they'lll turn up, one day....

Sean.


Where the socks go? My dad observed parts fall off the bench, then roll under, often to the wall behind. Under there was cobwebs and roach casings. I suggested he put a skirt around the bottom of the bench. That worked. Then things would bounce and roll behind him to the other end of the shop.

Meanwhile, I'm almost done outfitting my roll-in basement as a cozy Lotus lair. What I will be doing with my Lotus is rolling it in. John
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PostPost by: reb53 » Mon Aug 08, 2022 6:52 am

USA64 wrote:A, perhaps archaic, meaning of dead is -do no work- . The deadbeat of a clock is the back-stroke of the mechanism which doesn't advance the movement.


Just to get off topic, and be pedantic as well...
A dead beat escapement in a clock is so called because it is so structured as to not momentarily drive the clock as the pendulum swings.
If a clock that's "dead beat" has a second hand you'll notice the hand comes to a halt with each swing, it doesn't momentarily bounce back as does a "recoil" escapement, ( at which point the pendulum is driving the clock, rather than the other way around ).
There is no back stroke.
Don't forget, the clock is driving the pendulum, the pendulum isn't making the clock work.
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