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PostPost by: paddy » Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:30 am

Soldered up and fitted a new throttle cable, after discovering that the existing one had completely seized - a strand of the cable had broken and completely unwound itself inside the sheath.

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PostPost by: billwill » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:06 pm

This topic contains photos of the bush extractor/insertor that I made, many years ago when I had a functioning lathe.

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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 3:19 pm

Today I shall be mostly getting a migraine



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PostPost by: miked » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:00 pm

Graeme,
Glad to see you bought one. I posted the other year after helping them get the dims right for our cars.
Quite interesting watching how much camber change there is from bump to droop. I know it makes it harder watching two clocks but once you get set up at ride height with the clock plungers mid postion you get to see everything as you go up and down.
Good luck. Did you see the little clevis i made bolted to a socket for consistent jacking without slipping and damaging wishbone paint. Cheers Mike
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:29 pm

Replaced points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, coil and shortened the spark plug wires in my S2. Then adjusted the timing. Purrs like a kitten.

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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:34 pm

miked wrote:Graeme,
Glad to see you bought one. I posted the other year after helping them get the dims right for our cars.
Quite interesting watching how much camber change there is from bump to droop. I know it makes it harder watching two clocks but once you get set up at ride height with the clock plungers mid postion you get to see everything as you go up and down.
Good luck. Did you see the little clevis i made bolted to a socket for consistent jacking without slipping and damaging wishbone paint. Cheers Mike


It's a great piece of kit. I'm jacking on a wooden stick to the hub so it pivots with the camber changes.
The hub plate is drilled for 26R hub and the 5 pin hub.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:56 pm

Graeme, Mike,
Who produces this adaptor and where is it available?
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PostPost by: miked » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:16 pm

V, if you you google VMEP bump gauge you will find the company VMEP.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:53 am

I watched the you tube video and learned how easy it should be to install the wiper motor. That's my next project on the S2 SE.

Also painted the engine covers base coat for the Elise. Red. Tomorrow will be to do the green, yellow and silver.

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PostPost by: kwhittle » Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:24 am

Took my Lotus 46, the S1 Europa for a run with the wife !
It's set up more for hillclimbs than the road - so no heater or carpets.
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:21 am

Finished replacing my motor mounts, with visible results:

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:20 pm

Pulled the engine for a reason(s)

Going back to an aluminum fly wheel (but not race weight and minus the tilton clutch)- also going back to an airbox -
more to follow.
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:42 am

Who made the air box?
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:06 pm

V ,

It's the TTR Air-Box - its much larger at the back vs the stock item . Inlet is also larger ( 4.0 vs 3.5" ) .
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:21 pm

Thank you, it looks much larger than one I bought years ago from TTR.

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