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Julius Jodelė

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    Dr. J.
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    2009 Exige Cup 260 M/Sport
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    Never enough.
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  1. Wrong engine (not for a 2ZZ-GE) and not a dry sump... thanks though.
  2. Oh...very good! Thank you. I'll check both of them out.
  3. This is what one looks like from the other side of the pond from the front... and from the back will all of my ratings.
  4. You'd think that F1 would learn from MotoGP's mistakes... when they changed fromthe 500-cc, 2-stroke engines to the 1,000-cc, 4-cycle engines, I just quit watching. It was no longer exciting to watch. Riding those 2-strokes on the edge was like grabbing a tiger by the tail. It looked like the riders were on the edge. It was so interesting to watch the 3-liter V8's v V10's v V12's and then they all settled down to 19,000-RPM V10's, (even Ferrari, they were the last to accept that V10 was a better configuration than their beloved V12s) that was a scream to watch. Even the turbo era was OK. But then they started going the way of MotoGP and forced everybody to x,000-RPM, 3.5-liter V8s and now these "power units"... Even though these power units are much more technologically advanced than the 3-liter, 20,000-RPM V10s, they are not as exciting to watch... ugh! Like in the 500-cc, 2-stroke era of MotoGP, the 3-liter V10s era looked like they were on the edge and it was fun to watch. Have any of you watched the Australian V8 Supercars? They regularly get up on two wheels! That is the most fun to watch on TV. But the only other place where you can watch "unlimited" cars are Hill Climbs... but not televised and not wheel-to-wheel combat.
  5. Anybody know of a cheap place to get scans from? I'd like to design a dry sump pan and need the bottom of the engine scanned. I'm In Worcester...but willing to travel. It's for this project...
  6. This is what forged, ceramic coated pistons look like for a 2ZZ-GE...
  7. I thought I'd tease you with a couple of section views...just so you can see how much work went into this project.
  8. Why didn't you replace those three hoses, t-fitting and screw plug with one longer hose? That way you would have only two locations for potential leaks instead of the six that you have right now.
  9. I fell asleep on this reply...sorry for that. Intake temperature directly effects engine temperature. And there is this pesky thing like the 1st law of thermodynamics, where the more you compress the air (smaller supercharger pulley), the hotter it gets. So, it can spiral out of control very quickly.
  10. If the discs are used on the roads/streets, painting/powder coating will extend the life (especially if driven in the winter with the salt on the roads.) and make them look nicer... the one caveat is that 3 surfaces cannot be painted! Those are the surface that mates (fays) with the hub, the wheel and the disc. If the discs are floating discs, then the inside of the bobbin grooves need to be protected from the paint also. The reason for not painting those surfaces is that the wheel and/or disc will not run true if painted! And the bobbins won't slide in the grooves if painted. This is very important and a lot of work to prepare the bells for painting. A lot of places won't protect those surfaces before painting, so I'm guessing that is why Dave recommends against painting the bells. All that work costs money and in most cases not worth the return. But if you've got the skills or the connections, that is just another way of personalizing your car.
  11. Confirmation of tickets for those of us that had Lotuses, but don’t at the moment, was a real headache! I didn’t book any reservations until I had tickets in hand. At that point all was booked up. As it turned out, I got the place I wanted to stay at but had to cancel my other reservations. Lines at the store were massive... there were only two tills!!! It would have been nice had everything in the store had x% discount for the event. Why was the motorsports building closed? The only real presence of motorsports was Clive... Lotuses are probably the most tracked car (percentage-wise) of any other brand...and no motorsports representation!
  12. Colin Chapman built the Lotus Mark I in 1948. Two years later, it seemingly fell off the face of the earth, never to be seen again. Do you know where it is? In the spring of 1948, Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus, built the company's first car, the Mark I (pictured above). It was a modified Austin Seven with a reinforced chassis, lightweight panels, and easily replaceable parts—the kind of stuff Lotus is famous for today. He raced the Mark I for a little while before selling it in 1950 for £135 (around $177), after which point it was never seen again. Now, Lotus is asking your help to find it. Lotus announced the search today as a part of its 70th anniversary celebrations. Though extensively documented, Lotus has no leads on the Mark I's whereabouts, even after years of research. "The Mark I is the holy grail of Lotus’ history," said Clive Chapman, son of Colin, in a statement. "It’s the first time that my father was able to put his theories for improved performance into practice when designing and building a car. "We want fans to take this opportunity to look in every garage, shed, barn and lock-up they’re allowed to." The Mark I with Colin's wife, Hazel Chapman, in the passenger seat. The car was originally finished in bare metal, before being painted white, then repainted red. It was sold through an ad in Motor Sport Magazine to a new owner somewhere in the North of England. "It’s even possible that the Mark I was shipped from the UK, and we’d love to know if it survives in another country," Chapman said. Though it's possible the Mark I could be sitting in an untouched garage hidden away from the world for nearly 70 years, it's just as likely to have rusted away, been parted out, or sold for scrap. But being the Lotus fans we are, we're holding out hope it'll turn up somewhere. If you have any information that can lead to the Mark I's location, contact Lotus as soon as possible.
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