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Forum: Track and Technique 03-27-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By robains
Well that's sad to hear Jack, guess it's...

Well that's sad to hear Jack, guess it's Thunderhill and Sonoma for me ... too bad, was looking forward to Laguna.
Forum: Track and Technique 03-26-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Thanks Anton ... sure is, new set of tires and...

Thanks Anton ... sure is, new set of tires and tidy up a few spots here and there.

I'm really enjoying my Pilbeam AP dual masters setup with balance bar, just so so much more brake feel now...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-26-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Lotus Cup USA do have a 105db day at Laguna Seca...

Lotus Cup USA do have a 105db day at Laguna Seca now - give them go ... I have no problem passing that with my Turbo setup (below 103 db) ... my car is positively quiet, I watched my friend go by...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-25-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Thank you sir. Are you out there still flogging...

Thank you sir. Are you out there still flogging your car?
Forum: Track and Technique 03-25-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
GoPro Black Edition

GoPro Black Edition
Forum: Track and Technique 03-25-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
1974 lbs with my girth in it and 3 gallons or so...

1974 lbs with my girth in it and 3 gallons or so of fuel ... keep in mind it's a race car with a bunch of safety equipment in it. Power is 320 wHP - 249 TQ. Aero is Reverie front splitter and...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-25-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Thank you sir. Turbo setup is holding up very...

Thank you sir. Turbo setup is holding up very well, 20 hours so far, Quaife transmission has 38.5 hours on it.

I'm probably going to do a rebuild on the Quaife soon, typically don't want them to...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-24-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
It's hard to get heat in very old Yoko S01's ......

It's hard to get heat in very old Yoko S01's ... usually takes three laps, I know this and should have adjusted entry speed accordingly. Obviously the Radical and Formula Mazda should handle better...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Full Qual session: ...

Full Qual session:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcXAAJLn1h4

Race 1 (spun and big thank you to Radical driver for taking to the dirt to avoid me):
...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By robains
Thunderhill Qual Lap - 1:50.9

Done on used Yoko S01 (on OEM wheels) I got dontated last year (june/july) at Laguna Seca LC USA event, no idea how many heat cycles prior and I've put three race weekends on them. I have a new set...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes) 03-10-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By robains
Hey Ziyad ... assume you're running with stock...

Hey Ziyad ... assume you're running with stock brake setup and have a rear parking brake?

Some suggestions:
1. Pictures of the parking brake adjuster cable
2. Remove the ABS fuse and do some...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related) 02-05-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By robains
HA, those are some great responses :clap: ......

HA, those are some great responses :clap: ... clutch pedal pin/bolt came out just as I went out to grid up in the P1 spot ... we just managed to fix it in time (about a minute to spare).
...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related) 02-05-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,009
Posted By robains
Beat this!

Last weekend at Thunderhill ...

http://www.robainscough.com/images/624b3442bd37806c8a54b32a16068e3c.jpg

Will your wife do this for you?
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes) 12-29-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,611
Posted By robains
Lotus ABS system is horrible (at least in my 2007...

Lotus ABS system is horrible (at least in my 2007 Exige S it was) ... if you end up going backwards (say spin on a slippery road) you have no brakes, you just continue to roll backwards until you run...
Forum: Lubricating System 10-06-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 20,573
Posted By robains
I'm not speaking for anyone else, but I'll...

I'm not speaking for anyone else, but I'll "re-start" posting my DIY work when Lotus Talk allows me to block a certain vendor, until that happens, you'll not see any more posts from me.

Given that...
Forum: Lotus Cup West 09-24-2013, 10:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,304
Posted By robains
Was another well played Lotus Cup USA event --...

Was another well played Lotus Cup USA event -- many thanks to all the Lotus Cup organizers, really enjoyed it.

Crazy weather - monsoon rain on Sat! Fuel rail broke in Race 2, no fire, and easy...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
Ah yes, the pawns in the game of Phil. Stick...

Ah yes, the pawns in the game of Phil. Stick around, you might learn something.

I've made no statements about the operation of the oil flow in the filter, remember you're the one telling everyone...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-17-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
Scientific Method doesn't pick sides, it's...

Scientific Method doesn't pick sides, it's purpose is to prove or disprove an assumption. Phil has made nothing but visual assumptions (calling them FACTs).

Phil has some new meaning to FACT that...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-17-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
K&N Warranty information is clearly listed on...

K&N Warranty information is clearly listed on their web site. Again I highly encourage you actually look at it and read it.

For race applications you might want to look at this K&N Filter...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-16-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
I encourage everyone to get more than ONE...

I encourage everyone to get more than ONE opinion, and it might be good to get an opinion from the manufacturer that actually designed the product ... I provided contact information.

Full scale...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-14-2013, 10:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
You have still not demonstrated a problem? ...

You have still not demonstrated a problem? Please provide oil pressure data differences that would support your assertions ... apples to apples.

I've contacted tech@knfilters.com, hopefully...
Forum: Lotus "Track" and Racing Cars 07-14-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By robains
No luck so far. I may have to go the custom...

No luck so far. I may have to go the custom Tilton route, but would have preferred a "canned" (or semi-canned) solution from Pilbeam.

It's a high priority for me, I hate seeing braking potential...
Forum: Lubricating System 07-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,633
Posted By robains
I think a more useful post would be showing a...

I think a more useful post would be showing a filter failing on it's own merit (aka not caused by some other failure). All you've demonstrated here is:

1. You don't like Mexico
2. You now have...
Forum: Parts For Sale 07-12-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,437
Posted By robains
This is a really nice clutch/flywheel setup. I...

This is a really nice clutch/flywheel setup. I used it with my NA motor and now use it in my Turbo setup.

I'm putting out about 249 TQ thru it ... maintenance and serviceability are great, no...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes) 07-10-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,981
Posted By robains
Thanks Shinoo, how did you determine the...

Thanks Shinoo, how did you determine the threshold? Are you suggesting heat would change the threshold? In other words what physical evidence (visual or shock data and wheel speed) led you to this...
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