Are you using the 8,500 rpm rev limit? If so, I thought you could go a bit higher with an upgraded valvetrain and dry sump. How much top speed would another 500 or 1,000 rpm give you?
Phil,KS Speedway coming up this weekend. It's a roval,
The good news is that I'll be taking both a set of c71 kooks and the new new A7s. The A7 construction pushes DOT measurements to the absolute max just like BFG did with the R1. So the A7 is a good bit wider tire than the A6 and therefore a good bit wider than the kook as well...
The trans is a sequential and I have taller gears. I just wasn't motivated enough to swap them. Race before was a 120mph straight, the race after is a 140mph straight. This is the only goofy deal with a 170mph straight. It just wasn't important enough for me to invest the time to drop the trans and swap out the 5-6, just to turn right back around to put the lower 5-6 back in. Working on the sequential is MUCH easier than working on the toyota trans, but dropping the trans is still dropping the trans... and I just couldn't get excited enough about a ROVAL to do it.Well darn
Thanks for the info. I was under the impression that a dry sump and improved valvetrain was enough to safely take the engine to 9,500-10,000. I was actually working towards this on my Elise to help improve my track times. There are 2-3 turns at the local tracks that top out the rpms a few seconds before the braking zone. I was hoping to stay in the lower gear and save the shifting time.
When is your race? Do you have enough time to swap in the Celica 6th gear? It looks like it drops rpms by 550 and gives a ~10 mph higher top speed.
Thanks. It is the EASIEST lotus we work on. VERY clean, VERY spacious, VERY easy to service.Everything looks so clean and orderly! Amazing...
If you had the right gears, how fast do you think the car could go?
Planning on being at Log, but have not looked into the schedule, track stuff, etc...Phil are you bringing the race car to Colorado log. It would fun to see it on the track.