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Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   04-05-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,249
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
The TRD intake... just about any conical air...

The TRD intake... just about any conical air filter is a much better design and sound just as good, if not better than the TRD intake.
Forum: Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, etc)   04-01-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,249
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
First and foremost are semi-slick tires! Nothing...

First and foremost are semi-slick tires! Nothing else matters if you don't have semi-slicks. Then get the Penskes...the tires will amplify the good that the Penskes do.

The toe links are not a...
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   03-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,970
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
You haven't posted a photo of the "new" chassis...

You haven't posted a photo of the "new" chassis yet, so I'm assuming you haven't got one yet. It seems significantly out of order to be buying tires, roof panel, painting wheels, etc. without having...
Forum: Parts For Sale   03-23-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
That link shows an M10-1.25... Isn't the Lotus an...

That link shows an M10-1.25... Isn't the Lotus an M10-1.5?
Forum: Maintenance and Repairs.   03-23-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,970
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
That chassis is the definition of scrap! No one...

That chassis is the definition of scrap!
No one is qualified or has the jigs to repair that chassis except Lotus.
Forum: Other   02-17-2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,827
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
In the two weeks after September 11, 2001, the...

In the two weeks after September 11, 2001, the air quality in the United States was the cleanest it has been since the 1950s!!!! glb, read that again…and again! When, in fact, more people were...
Forum: Other   02-16-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,827
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Although the catalytic converter has helped...

Although the catalytic converter has helped reduce toxic emissions from car engines, it also has detrimental environmental effects. In the conversion of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, carbon...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   01-20-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Turpentine work the best for removing tree...

Turpentine work the best for removing tree sap...but that is getting hard to find, so mineral spirits is next in line. Home Depot paint depart is where to source either.
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-15-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,164
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
The biggest problem with over revving, is valve...

The biggest problem with over revving, is valve float (the valve spring can't return the valve to the seated position fast enough to follow the cam profile). When valve float happens, the heads of...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-12-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,340
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
If I saw damage like that, my biggest concern...

If I saw damage like that, my biggest concern would be potential chassis damage. Take a close look at the front suspension pick up points. If those are damaged in any way, that clam is the least of...
Forum: Lotus Elise   01-11-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 542
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Great machine-shop, BTW...you get what you pay...

Great machine-shop, BTW...you get what you pay for.

If you don't have a set of telescoping gauges and a micrometer, you aren't gona get there from where you are right now. A caliper is not enough....
Forum: Parts For Sale   01-11-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,235
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Any way you could share that great info with all...

Any way you could share that great info with all of us? I, for one, am very interested in hearing about it.
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-08-2019, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
If I recall correctly, I think Toyota offered two...

If I recall correctly, I think Toyota offered two versions of the C64 transmission. I also think that Lotus only used one of them... If you buy a replacement transmission on the open market, you...
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-08-2019, 02:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Here's a link... ...

Here's a link...

https://www.blackwatchracing.com/product-p/1031.htm
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-08-2019, 02:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
With the kind of HP you're getting at the rear...

With the kind of HP you're getting at the rear wheels, my guess is that your 1st gear is very short right now as it is. You probably need to shift very quickly out of first in your OEM box. Have a...
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-08-2019, 01:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
If you are sticking to the OEM gearbox, then I...

If you are sticking to the OEM gearbox, then I don't think you have a choice for final drives.
Forum: Lotus Exige   01-08-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,052
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Clutch delay valve was installed on all the cars...

Clutch delay valve was installed on all the cars that launch control. Did you launch the car often? If not, then the removal of the clutch delay valve was probably not the cause of your final drive...
Forum: New Member Introductions   12-31-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
I'd be very interested to hear your comparison of...

I'd be very interested to hear your comparison of the S2000 with the Elise. Drive, handling, etc. I've always been tempted by the S2000 and its 9000+RPM redline... its not 14000, but still music to...
Forum: Lotus Evora   12-31-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
I don't think there is a single auto or truck...

I don't think there is a single auto or truck manufacturer that has ever recommends a lubricated torque for wheel nuts/bolts... (someone is bound to find one by google search someplace, once upon a...
Forum: Lotus Evora   12-31-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,112
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
The two piece nut/bolt is just a captive washer....

The two piece nut/bolt is just a captive washer. Since the steel nut (head of the bolt) bears up against the aluminum wheel, the captive washer protects the aluminum from galling.

If you really...
Forum: Lotus Exige   12-31-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,776
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Do you have a photo of how you mounted the dial...

Do you have a photo of how you mounted the dial indicator to verify flatness and trueness? What is the total indicator runout that is acceptable?

Thanks,

Sig
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-20-2018, 02:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,773
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Can you post a link for those parts?

Can you post a link for those parts?
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   12-03-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
A-ha...so, to make an analogy of your wikipedia...

A-ha...so, to make an analogy of your wikipedia "knowledge", coal is carbon and diamonds are carbon so, where do you think the coal for the diamonds come from? It's amazing what a little heat and...
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   11-28-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
Cast metal forging? Metals are either cast or...

Cast metal forging? Metals are either cast or forged, not both. Also, when a material yields, it stretches... "fracturing" is a certain type of brittle failure. There is also ductile failure.
Forum: Suspension (including wheels, tires, brakes)   10-07-2018, 04:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By machine.gun.kelly
You should just do it right from the...

You should just do it right from the start...remove the clam and install the correct stainless steel lines.
But if you insist on screwing it up, you probably wouldn't mind using aluminum fittings on...
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