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  1. 17 minutes ago, SJP68 said:

    Hi Julius,

    Through work, I have used a company called FDM Digital, based in Burnley. Their core business is 3D printing, they use a blue laser scanner mounted on a FARO arm, for inspecting printed parts or reverse engineering. They can convert the surface scan data to a solid model, for use with CATIA. If you require a full size model or a negative pattern printing, then they could also assist. The scanner is portable, so they are not averse to visiting on site. Unfortunately I cannot give you an idea of cost, you said cheap, but I guess it depends on what you consider cheap.

    Another potential company is NMS 3D UK, based near Chester, they offer a measurement service, CMM or scanning. They have portable systems, so can also visit on site.

    Hope this helps.

     

    Oh...very good! Thank you. I'll check both of them out.

  2. 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.

  3. On 25/09/2018 at 13:54, slartibardfarst said:

    Thanks for your input.  I'm thinking along the lines of 77mm (3inch) along with a larger alternator pulley to slow that down and reduce any extra stress on it.

    A possible concern is that being an SC Elise, there is no intercooler but that should only effect air intake temps, not engine temps...right?

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. 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?


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    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."


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    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.

  7. I've changed mine to a 3" from Really Light Stuff on my CUP260. Worked great! But I also change the intercooler to a larger one, also from Really Light Stuff. Anything smaller, just generates heat. The supercharger gets spun out of its efficiency envelope. I also had Jim's 2bular DT3 de-cat system and then 525-550 cc injectors are really needed. That makes a great package.

  8. 1 hour ago, Bibs said:

    It appears @maydharm is showing up against 7 BBQ spaces when only 4 are required as @Escape quite rightly pointed out. We've room for 3 more people. There's a gap from 48-50...

    1. Bibs - Ticket Purchased

     2 + 3. internets - 2 tickets purchased 

    4 + 5. Pascal Massun - 2 tickets purchased

    6. David Boyd - Ticket Purchased - (if I'm still stuck on the M25, can you send me a burger via carrier pigeon please?)

    7 + 8. nigeninja - 2 tickets purchased 

    9. C8RHK - 1 ticket purchased

    10. Sizona  - 1 ticket purchased

     11. Advantage  1 ticket purchased (if I buy two can a stuff my face?)

    12 + 13. scotty435 - 2 tickets purchased

    14. theelanman - 1 ticket purchased

    15 + 16. Can't count Clark aka Sparky - 2 tickets purchased

    17 + 18. johnwalsh - 2 tickets purchased

    19 + 20. Timjgor90 - 2 tickets purchased

    21 + 22. Dunsfold Dave - 2 tickets purchased

     23 + 24 + 25. Dan E - 3 tickets purchased

    26. chrisroy - 1 ticket purchased 

     27 + 28. cweeden - 2 tickets purchased

    29 + 30. mayesprit - 2 tickets purchased

    31 + 32 + 33. RODOLPHESPRIT - 3 tickets purchased

    34 + 35 + 36 + 37 + 38. dapinky - 5 tickets purchased

    39 + 40 + 41. Jan Blom - 3 tickets purchased

    42 + 43. march - 2 tickets purchased

    44 + 45. Trevsked - 2 tickets purchased

    46. kim.com - 1 ticket purchased 

    47. bingoking - 1 ticket purchased

    

    51 + 52. John_W- 2 tickets purchased

    53 + 54. blindside - 2 tickets purchased

    55 + 56. Steve A & Lesley - 2 tickets purchased

    57. TomE - 1 ticket purchased

    58. Dunc - ticket purchased

    59. Clive59 - ticket purchased

    60. JohnthenutHazel - ticket purchased

    61 el-torro - ticket purchased

    62. JCspeedbird -ticket purchased

    63 - 66. Maydharm- another 1 ticket (4 total)

    67 - 72 - Esprit Club France - Rodolphe

    73 - 74 - Softlysoftlycatchymonkey - 2 tickets purchased

    75-76 Stuartm - 2 tickets and payment sent 
    77-78  Roger Makhlouf - 2 tickets pls - payment sent 
    79-80 Kimbers and Mrs Kimbers - Payment sent 
    81 - 83 B&C
    84 - 85 MJK and Avril, payment sent
    86.  MartynV - payment sent
    87. Stuartm 3rd ticket payment sent 
    88-89 @LotusFella whom can’t follow instructions 
    90-91 Barrykearley and Danny - payment sent
    92-95 Micheal hipperson & guests
    96+97 Dom193 and Mrs193- Payment sent, (in two bits, sorry)
    98 Yasuo
    99 @Steve V8
    100 @Gert V Payment Sent

    @Julius Jodelė?

    I’ll take it!!! I’ll send PayPal payment in about an hour when I get home.

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  9. On 17/09/2018 at 22:50, Kim.Poulsen said:
    1. Bibs - Ticket Purchased

     2 + 3. internets - 2 tickets purchased 

    4 + 5. Pascal Massun - 2 tickets purchased

    6. David Boyd - Ticket Purchased - (if I'm still stuck on the M25, can you send me a burger via carrier pigeon please?)

    7 + 8. nigeninja - 2 tickets purchased 

    9. C8RHK - 1 ticket purchased

    10. Sizona  - 1 ticket purchased

     11. Advantage  1 ticket purchased (if I buy two can a stuff my face?)

    12 + 13. scotty435 - 2 tickets purchased

    14. theelanman - 1 ticket purchased

    15 + 16. Can't count Clark aka Sparky - 2 tickets purchased

    17 + 18. johnwalsh - 2 tickets purchased

    19 + 20. Timjgor90 - 2 tickets purchased

    21 + 22. Dunsfold Dave - 2 tickets purchased

     23 + 24 + 25. Dan E - 3 tickets purchased

    26. chrisroy - 1 ticket purchased 

     27 + 28. cweeden - 2 tickets purchased

    29 + 30. mayesprit - 2 tickets purchased

    31 + 32 + 33. RODOLPHESPRIT - 3 tickets purchased

    34 + 35 + 36 + 37 + 38. dapinky - 5 tickets purchased

    39 + 40 + 41. Jan Blom - 3 tickets purchased

    42 + 43. march - 2 tickets purchased

    44 + 45. Trevsked - 2 tickets purchased

    46. kim.com - 1 ticket purchased 

    47. bingoking - 1 ticket purchased

     48 + 49 + 50.  Maydharm - 3 tickets purchased

    51 + 52. John_W- 2 tickets purchased

    53 + 54. blindside - 2 tickets purchased

    55 + 56. Steve A & Lesley - 2 tickets purchased

    57. TomE - 1 ticket purchased

    58. Dunc - ticket purchased

    59. Clive59 - ticket purchased

    60. JohnthenutHazel - ticket purchased

    61 el-torro - ticket purchased

    62. JCspeedbird -ticket purchased

    63 - 66. Maydharm- another 1 ticket (4 total)

    67 - 72 - Esprit Club France - Rodolphe

    73 - 74 - Softlysoftlycatchymonkey - 2 tickets purchased

    75-76 Stuartm - 2 tickets and payment sent 
    77-78  Roger Makhlouf - 2 tickets pls - payment sent 
    79-80 Kimbers and Mrs Kimbers - Payment sent 
    81 - 83 B&C
    84 - 85 MJK and Avril, payment sent
    86.  MartynV - payment sent
    87. Stuartm 3rd ticket payment sent 
    88-89 @LotusFella whom can’t follow instructions 
    90-91 Barrykearley and Danny - payment sent
    92-95 Micheal hipperson & guests
    96+97 Dom193 and Mrs193- Payment sent, (in two bits, sorry)
    98 Yasuo
    99 @Steve V8
    100 @Gert V Payment Sent
    101 & 102 Jodele for 2
     

     

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