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    Clive Swatton
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    Elite S2.2, Elite S1 502(parked in AUS)
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    Perthshire, Scotland

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  1. I am not a denier, it is serious, but, all the vaccine is expected to do is hopefully reduce the severity of the infection, which is not a bad outcome, but is not a panacea either. Most people who suffer have underlying issues. There should be a lot more effort to actually improve peoples health and immune system, eat better etc, rather than just rely on a vaccine. The single biggest thing to improve disease in history was good water and sanitation. Vaccines have actually had minimal impact on overall population health by comparison, the law of diminishing returns, but yes, some astonishing re
  2. No it isn't. I hope she doesn't suffer too much, and has a quick recovery, it is a lottery it seems.
  3. agreed. This was sent to me. Has a certain logic to SHALL I GET VACCINATED? Here are 12 important questions and answers before considering getting vaccinated ●"If I get vaccinated can I stop wearing a mask(s)?" Government: "NO" ●"If I get vaccinated will the restaurants, bars, schools, fitness clubs, hair salons, etc. reopen and will people be able to get back to work like normal? Government: "NO" ●"If I get vaccinated will I be resistant to Covid?" Government: "Maybe. We don't know exactly, but probably not." ●"If
  4. Looks lovely, and what a view! I have fantastic roads up here in Scotland too, but a much shorter season than you.
  5. Apologies, didn't realise it was for a V8.
  6. I had my S1 Elite clutch same as yours, and found that after a long idle period getting fully warmed up, may be half an hour, it finally let go. It had been not run for maybe 2 months , so similar to you.
  7. that indicates the excitation of the field winding is not happening till residual magnetism and revs high enough to start the processs. check for continuity from bulb socket to the alternator, as you suggested. When ignition turned on I think about 60-100mA should flow, hence lighting bulb.
  8. the other side should go to the alternator to provide current to the field winding, not to ground. If the light doesn't turn on when ignition is on, possibly have a faulty bulb. This will stop alternator from working immediately, but when revs get up there will probably be enough residual magnetism to start the charging, but not a reliable way to start the alternator.
  9. Maybe, but, there are reasons why you might not want to be part of the stage 3 trial(because that is what it is), especially if you are allergic to fish(one example) This is worthy of a read. Here are last two paragraphs of this very complete summary: Ok, let’s wrap up. So all three vaccines appear to be highly effective at preventing covid-19, although both the Pfizer vaccine and the Moderna vaccine are clearly more effective than the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. In terms of safety, I have signif
  10. There is absolutely no evidence to support that vaccinated people will transmit the virus less than anybody else. The only thing the vaccination is supposed to do is minimise the effects of the disease, and no research can support reduced transmission yet, and indeed that was never stated. It might be a good side effect, but no data. Indeed, the experts have explicitly said this.
  11. See Dunc's explanation on FB Frazer. The ballast came with the new coil? Or was it on the car already? In which case that could explain poor running previously. Remove ballast resistor, consign to junk box for another project, and use what is already installed as original Lotus spec. Then you can work out the timing. However, the accuspark won't allow for static timing(well, mine certainly didn't). So careful mechanical positioning and some guesswork will be needed, and a full battery. If you are lucky you will get it going before you run out of juice! Good luck, and ask more questions if you
  12. Well, it can be Octal too in some. In olden times on the PDP-11, macro assembler, I seem to recall octal being used in the instructions. Yes, 1 byte = 2 nybbles, and each nybble is a hex(4-bit) number. The computer has no idea of hex as such, it is a human construct, and fundamentally it is binary. You had an assembler on your IBM! pah, I had to program my thesis project on a 6502 processor(KIm-2), enter the code, which I had to hand calculate the branches and jumps! And enter the program with a hex keypad, stored the program on an audio cassette. Oh the luxury. Hex is shorter than
  13. they do, but binary in them doesn't define precision, so could be 8-bit resolution, or 1 in 256, so better than 0.5%, or more commonly, 10, or 12 bits, even 16 bits for really accurate stuff. Binary as a number base system is 2 to the power of n, where n is typically 8, 16, 32 or 64 in computer systems. Just for interest, 2^64 (2 to power 64) is bigger than all the grains of sand on the planet. Digital, if modeled well, can re-create an analogue signal very closely.
  14. That sounds good Mark. Good luck with it, hope it works well. Can you let us know roughly what the units would cost if you got a batch made?
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