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Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   Today, 07:03 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
I think this might actually be the opposite. ...

I think this might actually be the opposite. This is pure speculation, but most of the wreck videos I have seen is on-power oversteer. This should be helped by the mid-engine. As far as corner...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   Yesterday, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
Good Post, well-stated. I have found over the...

Good Post, well-stated. I have found over the years after owning a Lotus, then creating the XP Frankenlotus, that street cars largely are unimpressive to me compared to a race car. I can't see a...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
Can't say I disagree with much above. One common...

Can't say I disagree with much above. One common misconception about Porsche is that the GT cars are rare, actually they are not. They are over 1/3 of total car production, though SUVs are vast...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-20-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
Said every corvette or Porsche owner of a...

Said every corvette or Porsche owner of a previous generation..... :P Their go-to-market strategy is really, really smart. Launch the new base model car. Scrape off everyone that must have the...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
You're correct about "right now". Looking at...

You're correct about "right now". Looking at what Audi, Merc, Jag have launching in 2020 and 2021, I have to think that will hit Tesla where they live. Once investors see that they are not a...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
I am far from a GM fan boy, but they do execute...

I am far from a GM fan boy, but they do execute well corporately even if I wouldn't buy most of their products. This is an economies-of-scale play. The entire car business is. GM makes their own...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
I think this just shows that it took 15+ years...

I think this just shows that it took 15+ years for good engineers to get through to management..... Good vid tho...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bffra1n68Nk
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
A couple of other notes: After...

A couple of other notes:

After freeze-framing the last part of the reveal video, it looks like 77-78mph 2nd gear. Perfect for the track, a bit tall for autox. Probably would rather have...
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   07-19-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,286
Posted By fzust
I watched the reveal. A few interesting points: ...

I watched the reveal. A few interesting points:

- Standard dry sump allows the crank centerline to be 1" lower in the C8 vs C7.
- Different gear ratios between Standard and Z51. Not sure if...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-16-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By fzust
Good way to go, Kevin Michael. I think the easy...

Good way to go, Kevin Michael. I think the easy way to think about it is to enjoy the car. You want to slow down with the clutch, its OK, but will reduce clutch life. If the car is babied, maybe...
Forum: General Discussion (Lotus related)   07-14-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 818
Posted By fzust
scientifically speaking, revs are worse that...

scientifically speaking, revs are worse that shifts. Especially if the shifts are done deliberately to allow the transmission syncrhos to do their job. higher RPM creates more wear and...
Forum: Engine/Control System Malfunctions   06-26-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By fzust
I concur on the gear detent. It has a sprung...

I concur on the gear detent. It has a sprung ball-bearing at the end of the plug to hold the barrel in position. If they are put in too tight they can stick. I get if you back it out a 1/4 turn,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-21-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By fzust
I want to be clear, I think that $2-2.3K range...

I want to be clear, I think that $2-2.3K range quoted above sounds about right and totally reasonable. My superfast times to R&R are because I have done it a zillion times and have a very optimized...
Forum: Lotus Exige   06-14-2019, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By fzust
The ACT HD-SS we offer and lightweight flywheel...

The ACT HD-SS we offer and lightweight flywheel is just perfect for the car. As Gunpilot says it grabs well, but really feels like a stock clutch in terms of driveability. A bit revvier with the...
Forum: Lotus Cars For Sale   06-13-2019, 03:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,823
Posted By fzust
Beautiful Example, GLWS!

Beautiful Example, GLWS!
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-11-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By fzust
Actually leaving the axle in the hub is a pro-pro...

Actually leaving the axle in the hub is a pro-pro tip, but sometimes hard for people to manage. Additionally, it can be tough to get in without damaging the axle seal. If you have a way to do it,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-11-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By fzust
Trans Removal Procedure: When jacking on...

Trans Removal Procedure:

When jacking on stands I put it up on a Tripod, 2 under jacking points in front, one in rear center of cross-member. Gives better access and is very stable.

Basically,...
Forum: Lotus Elise   06-10-2019, 04:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,777
Posted By fzust
I think I have pulled the transmission in an...

I think I have pulled the transmission in an Elige more times than everyone else combined.(maybe not but it feels like it).

Removing the clam makes life alot easier, but I've done it both ways. ...
Forum: Other   06-10-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By fzust
I don't know that I follow your arguments. If...

I don't know that I follow your arguments. If you have a 1970 Mustang in Cali, you are only required to meet the emissions requirements of the vehicle when it was new. In the case of 1970 is zero. ...
Forum: Other   06-08-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By fzust
Meh, I had modified cars in AZ and Cali. Places...

Meh, I had modified cars in AZ and Cali. Places where pre-OBD2 cars have to do a road simulation on the dyno and OBD2 cars have to be plugged into the computer. There are always ways around the...
Forum: Other   06-06-2019, 05:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By fzust
interesting article. Humans are humans and most...

interesting article. Humans are humans and most people have some "things" that they are passionate about. In the middle ages, it was your carriage or your thoroughbred horse if you were lucky...
Forum: Other   06-06-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 855
Posted By fzust
I guess I will have to buy a country place that...

I guess I will have to buy a country place that no one knows about...... :grin2:
Forum: Other Cars and Comparisons   06-06-2019, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,122
Posted By fzust
If, I had infinite funds, I would leave an open...

If, I had infinite funds, I would leave an open check for Mr. Murray....
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-06-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,319
Posted By fzust
VE, Here is an article that has my wife's exact...

VE, Here is an article that has my wife's exact car in it. I think it is the best looking example of the C6 they ever made. ...
Forum: Lotus Esprit   06-06-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,319
Posted By fzust
You guys make some good points. Looking at it...

You guys make some good points. Looking at it from a product planning/bean counter perspective, the fact that the corvette has performance enthusiasts and real drivers as well as balding golfers,...
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