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Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale 07-22-2014, 08:58 PM
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Posted By robains
SOLD!

SOLD!
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale 06-05-2014, 04:18 PM
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Posted By robains
Bump ... I'll have my car at Thunderhill this...

Bump ... I'll have my car at Thunderhill this weekend for new 5mi layout with LC USA if anyone is interested in seeing it in action.

I'm open to offers.

Cheers, Rob.
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale 05-27-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By robains
FS: 2007 Exige Turbo - Race/Track only.

After many years of racing, the time has come for me to move on to other life adventures -- or maybe I'm just getting too old and fat. Either way, some of you will know the long history of my car,...
Forum: Track and Technique 04-17-2014, 02:21 PM
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Posted By robains
2007 Lotus Exige S (single owner) Engine ...

2007 Lotus Exige S (single owner)

Engine
• 1.8 litre Toyota 2ZZ
• DRS Assembled (new timing chain, gears, oil pump gears, stage 2 cams)
• Mahle 10.0:1 piston
• Knife edge and lightened crank...
Forum: Track and Technique 04-17-2014, 02:13 PM
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Posted By robains
Cold and very old used tires, car was doing...

Cold and very old used tires, car was doing double duty that day running in Race group and open HPDE group.

I had/have a set of new Hoosier A6s ready to go on, but with a 2+ second gap to 2nd...
Forum: Track and Technique 03-27-2014, 09:07 AM
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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: 22
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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
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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: 22
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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
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Posted By robains
GoPro Black Edition

GoPro Black Edition
Forum: Track and Technique 03-25-2014, 02:15 PM
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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
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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: 22
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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: 22
Views: 1,027
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: 22
Views: 1,027
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: 869
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: 1,123
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: 1,123
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: 8,700
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: 22,571
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: 3,710
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: 90
Views: 8,278
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: 90
Views: 8,278
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: 90
Views: 8,278
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: 90
Views: 8,278
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...
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