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Forum: Other   07-01-2006, 10:40 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,532
Posted By Stan
I'm sorry for your loss, obviously she will be...

I'm sorry for your loss, obviously she will be missed.
Forum: Solo timed events   06-12-2006, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
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Posted By Stan
While watching the finish line, I saw a huge...

While watching the finish line, I saw a huge fireball as large as a car crossing the line and travelling at full speed. I grabbed my camera, turned it on and aimed and capture some of the aftermath....
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   05-25-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By Stan
JB weld would work well. It's that epoxy putty...

JB weld would work well. It's that epoxy putty stuff available in auto and hardware stores. When you start a fastener into these holes, make sure you do it slowly by hand. So they don't get cross...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By Stan
You could make a case either way on the wording...

You could make a case either way on the wording of the manual, intentions, context and so forth. When you get that excruciating about it...IMO it's important to remember that the service manual was...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-24-2006, 02:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,355
Posted By Stan
Thanks...but that happened this past Good Friday....

Thanks...but that happened this past Good Friday. A few days later my son worked out an agreement for her to drop him off the next day. He called me early the next day about how to get home - he...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-24-2006, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,355
Posted By Stan
http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/BCP/BCP119/BCP019-2...

http://www.fotosearch.com/comp/BCP/BCP119/BCP019-21.jpg

http://www.butlerwebs.com/jokes/images/car-justdivorced.jpg

http://moblog.co.uk/blogs/4609/thumbs/moblog_2f365257b78aa.jpg
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Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 01:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,546
Posted By Stan
Maybe someone was mixed up and misunderstood some...

Maybe someone was mixed up and misunderstood some things. One thing about the left rear corner...that wheel's ABS sensor is the input to the speedo / odo.
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
I'm one of the folks that think that SCCA "Stock"...

I'm one of the folks that think that SCCA "Stock" is too far from actual stock. Including the r-compound tires. They introduce loads that the car was not meant to handle. On the "slowest" Elise...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-24-2006, 01:40 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 43,994
Posted By Stan
Sure you can reach it..but you have to have the...

Sure you can reach it..but you have to have the socket and the ratchets *just* right to get some swing to the thing.



There you go! Increase the peace of mind factor while you are at it. ...
Forum: Other   05-24-2006, 01:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By Stan
That sounds nice, especially if it comes with...

That sounds nice, especially if it comes with Margaux...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-24-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,355
Posted By Stan
BTW Forbes magazine listed the Elise as a great...

BTW Forbes magazine listed the Elise as a great option for the newly divorced.

I got mine a year and a half after my divorce. With the other crap I've been through trying to help my kid, I could...
Forum: Track and Technique   05-24-2006, 01:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,658
Posted By Stan
Not any more! It was changed last month. And...

Not any more! It was changed last month. And here is the new logo:

http://www.autoracingdaily.com/images/photos_local/lc11461177341398.jpg
Forum: Other   05-24-2006, 09:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,037
Posted By Stan
Thanks! Finally hit 18 so I can drive! Err was...

Thanks! Finally hit 18 so I can drive! Err was that 17...
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   05-24-2006, 09:47 AM
Replies: 659
Views: 55,929
Posted By Stan
Scott...if you can log RPM and have a time stamp...

Scott...if you can log RPM and have a time stamp on the emanage file you can get a torque curve. Torque is proportional to the change in RPM per unit time. So if you are floored and 2nd gear allows...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-24-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 43,994
Posted By Stan
You're welcome Josh. There really are not too...

You're welcome Josh. There really are not too many things to check. The main ones out back are the highlighted ones on that list above. Along with anywhere the car has had any recent work. And...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 09:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
* Well if the threads / posts stay up...that...

* Well if the threads / posts stay up...that tends to help! (but a thread got pummeled, polls revised and then fixed and then ?denied just last night)

* It prolly helped that a link broke at the...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 08:47 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
Sounds clean. I wonder what the lawyers would...

Sounds clean. I wonder what the lawyers would say though. They'd have to be able to understand the two possible part numbers and the why's and wherefores. As in..does the superceded part admit...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
LOL, and then anyone who buys a rear brace or has...

LOL, and then anyone who buys a rear brace or has one on the car will get their warranty denied, j/k.

You CAN run the rear brace in Super Stock right now...if you have a 2006 Elise with the track...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
Dropped him a line, I hope that this idea proves...

Dropped him a line, I hope that this idea proves possible to accomplish.
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 08:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
Well the best way to do that would be to have...

Well the best way to do that would be to have Lotus and the SCCA speak with one another.

Lotus has to worry about service matters, their lawyers and the bottom line. The SCCA needs to have...
Forum: Solo timed events   05-24-2006, 07:40 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,836
Posted By Stan
One sentence in the service manual would...

One sentence in the service manual would accomplish this task.
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   05-24-2006, 07:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,585
Posted By Stan
They would not hinder checking the torque. And...

They would not hinder checking the torque. And they would not hinder checking for wear and play. Check out the images of the rear suspension in one of the other threads such as this one:
...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-24-2006, 07:32 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 43,994
Posted By Stan
You mean as in a browser or image issue? Try...

You mean as in a browser or image issue? Try post #103...it shows the nut you need to check at the inner toe link joint. And there are various other posts showing other details. Such as the rear...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-24-2006, 07:18 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 43,994
Posted By Stan
Check some of my other posts in this thread, with...

Check some of my other posts in this thread, with PICs. The toe link, the camber bolts, and the wheel bolts are the most critical items in the rear suspension. If you do track days all sorts of...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   05-24-2006, 05:57 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 43,994
Posted By Stan
In order for safety wire to help here, we would...

In order for safety wire to help here, we would have to know 100% for sure that the clamped assembly never, ever compressive yields (squishes). If this is not the case, then the safety wire would do...
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