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by JDS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Lotus marketing
Replies: 13
Views: 4182

Re: Lotus marketing

Now ... what they shoulda,said in BOLD letters is... WE FITTED THAT DIFF THAT WE ALL SAID WE DIDNT NEED ... What they shouldn't of said is that they would have never gone front wheel drive, as 50/50 perfect drivers car. :lol: :lol: :lol: 2 series weird looking thing anyone? It's a Mini. But even we...
by JDS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Origin of the rear view mirror.
Replies: 4
Views: 1944

Re: Origin of the rear view mirror.

Astra, cavalier, calibra, etc. You pretty much can't go wrong with a early 90's Vauxhall mirror.
by JDS
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Cam Belt Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 7858

Re: Cam Belt Kit

Yes and no. There is an official tool, but never got it to work with the engine in and gearbox fitted. Have always managed to lock the crank in place using a large screwdriver in the flywheel in the gap by the OS driveshaft. Don't have the cam locking tool in place while you do this though! The bigg...
by JDS
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Cam Belt Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 7858

Re: Cam Belt Kit

Was advised not to run piper belt, with standard crank pulley/piper cam pulleys when building an engine for ET by the guy that did the head. Used standard belt instead on his recommendation. I think the record over rev on the down change was over 9k without issues. Did lots of race miles and was the...
by JDS
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: S1 Specific Topics
Topic: Cam Belt Kit
Replies: 8
Views: 7858

Re: Cam Belt Kit

As above, all VHPD's are manual tensioners. Apparently, the Piper belts may not have the correct tooth profile last thing I heard. Either Gates from ECP or RImmer brothers would be my first choice.
by JDS
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: S3 Specific Topics
Topic: V6 Going
Replies: 70
Views: 72481

Re: V6 Going

You only live once time is marching on so I thought fuck it

That'll do Donkey, that'll do!!

Me first by the way!! ;-)
by JDS
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 4951

Re: Winter tyres

I've been stuck today in the BMW, should never have set off, as only made it 50 yards. Had to be pushed out of the way so the neighbours could get past. Initially on a hill when I lost momentum, now even on the flat as it just squirms around. Kerbs and parked cars are too close for comfort so it's ...
by JDS
Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 4951

Re: Winter tyres

Best game ever is driving around a roundabout on winter tyres.

Whilst watching the guy behind who isn't on winter tyres, not driving around the same roundabout!! :lol: :lol:
by JDS
Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: Winter tyres
Replies: 19
Views: 4951

Re: Winter tyres

Couldn't believe the difference winter tyres make when I first bought a set living in Birmingham in 2010 ish, when it snowed for weeks on end. Now wouldn't think about a winter without them. You do get Mr Angry, of Offended, flashing lots when you overtake him though!! Worth it for that alone! Momen...
by JDS
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General Lotus Talk
Topic: I'd rather be out on the Hethel track.
Replies: 5
Views: 2284

Re: I'd rather be out on the Hethel track.

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