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Forum: Cars for sale (not Lotus)   05-24-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,276
Posted By Davemk1
I live in Bozeman and we have a very active...

I live in Bozeman and we have a very active autocross scene here with lots of serious cars (including an Atom) and I hope this new owner comes out and plays with us.

dave
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   02-28-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By Davemk1
Having driven a few S2000's I think the issue...

Having driven a few S2000's I think the issue comes down to low end torque. Even the later 2.2L AP2 only makes 150ish ft/lbs of torque so it doesn't have that lunge off the line that feels so good....
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   06-11-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 27,471
Posted By Davemk1
Hey - it's been years since I did this and in...

Hey - it's been years since I did this and in fact years since I've even owned the car and my memory is a bit foggy. That said I do not recall replacing the springs and I'm fairly certain that I did...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-15-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Davemk1
I did it in the most simple way......I attached a...

I did it in the most simple way......I attached a GoPro camera to the center section of the diffuser pointing at the side pod and then again with the camera hooked to a side pod looking at the...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-15-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Davemk1
It was a number of years ago and i forget the...

It was a number of years ago and i forget the exact numbers....but that said I recall seeing the air become unattached in the upper 40's. I aimed to have attached airflow at top autoX speeds and my...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-10-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Davemk1
I found that having the side pods at the same...

I found that having the side pods at the same angle as the center section was about as steep as I could consistently get with attached airflow. I also found that making the side pods longer, so that...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-10-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By Davemk1
I no longer own the car but when I did I modified...

I no longer own the car but when I did I modified the stock diffuser to be more effective. I did extensive string/air flow testing and found that the side pods were too steep and did not provide...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   09-13-2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,079
Posted By Davemk1
Me and my 2014 Westfield S2000. dave ...

Me and my 2014 Westfield S2000.

dave

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Forum: Lotus Elise   06-15-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Davemk1
The only way you'll know how it feels is to feel...

The only way you'll know how it feels is to feel it. I know that sounds a bit obvious but you need to put your butt in a seat and see how it feels to you knowing that with a bit of adjustment you'll...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-14-2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Davemk1
I loved the way the seat held me in place but i...

I loved the way the seat held me in place but i didn't love the way it felt for general road use. I found that there could have been more lift under the thighs to better distribute your weight. The...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-14-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Davemk1
I'm a thin 6'4" and fit into my Elise well after...

I'm a thin 6'4" and fit into my Elise well after I made a few adjustments. I should say I no longer own the car so I can't take photos for you. that said there were a few things I did that really...
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale   05-28-2016, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Davemk1
I owned this very car for about 4 years and let...

I owned this very car for about 4 years and let it go in 2005ish. I really enjoyed my time with it.

The asking price seems to be about twice what the market will bear for a nice driver. It will be...
Forum: Garage Majal   03-31-2016, 05:46 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 612,893
Posted By Davemk1
It's nothing fancy but this is my garage and...

It's nothing fancy but this is my garage and shop. It's a simple two stall garage with one half being used to house my Westfield and the other half being used as my custom bicycle frame production...
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-11-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By Davemk1
If you pop out the turn signals there is a good...

If you pop out the turn signals there is a good chance you will see coolant, or dried coolant goo, in the channels of the front crash structure. If there is a slow leak it usually ends up in there.
...
Forum: Other   02-09-2016, 07:26 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,284
Posted By Davemk1
This in a way reminds me of two runners betting...

This in a way reminds me of two runners betting on what shoes are faster.

I autocross a lot and have for a long time and I can't tell you how many times I've seen new guys show up and lift the...
Forum: Other   02-08-2016, 06:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,284
Posted By Davemk1
The better and more experienced driver will win...

The better and more experienced driver will win almost regardless of what cars are involved. As much as we love cars, racing is much more about the driver.

dave
Forum: Lotus Elise   02-02-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,934
Posted By Davemk1
On the advice from my local exotic car guy I bled...

On the advice from my local exotic car guy I bled the brakes in my Elise with a pressure bleeder and a helper pushing HARD on the pedal while I worked the bleeder nipples.

Before doing this it...
Forum: Other   02-02-2016, 05:50 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
I hear you and understand how you feel. My...

I hear you and understand how you feel.

My take wasn't so much that they were comparing trump in any way directly to hitler but instead they were saying that strict and blind authoritarianism is...
Forum: Other   02-01-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
Interesting. My take home message from the...

Interesting. My take home message from the article was much different than yours. I took it that Trump supporters are attracted to very strong speaking and acting people that they perceive as strong...
Forum: Other   02-01-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
That's a good read - thanks for sharing it. ...

That's a good read - thanks for sharing it.

I found this one to be very informative and helps explain his appeal -

Donald Trump 2016: The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You?re a Trump...
Forum: Other   02-01-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
I agree - I've done my very best to not make this...

I agree - I've done my very best to not make this in anyway personal and truly do want to understand how people view trump.

It's interesting to note that if trump himself was posting here his...
Forum: Other   02-01-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
I think it is fair to say that you and I see him...

I think it is fair to say that you and I see him much differently. To me he is the high school bully who's friends defend him by saying that the nurd had it coming for being such a nurd.

Being...
Forum: Other   02-01-2016, 05:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
You say we need a strong leader and that we agree...

You say we need a strong leader and that we agree on. If you think that Trump is that strong leader then I couldn't disagree more. Trump is a school yard bully who's insecurity drives him to pick on...
Forum: Other   01-31-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
Ironically it sounds like you are in good company...

Ironically it sounds like you are in good company in thinking that Trump should be more PC while at the same time most everyone that likes him says it's because he's not PC.

I see him speaking...
Forum: Other   01-31-2016, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,443
Posted By Davemk1
I think his long record of talking in disparaging...

I think his long record of talking in disparaging terms about woman (saying Megan Kelly must be on the rag because he felt like he got a tough question) to muslims (having anyone wearing what he...
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