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Stefan Ertler

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  1. Hi Sanj, see photo attached Just got back from a business trip ( sometime we all have to work to pay for all of this madness ) Sorry to only have two pictures for you today. It shows the fitting and adjusting of the rods
  2. Sorry lads for the long silence. I guess I belong to the plan B group of people. We have now all missing parts in house and as you can see from the piccies the engine is taking shape. I like the idea of the oil scrapers and slots inside the block which will constantly keep all of the oil down. Here is the full explanation from the expert ( Garry ) The scrapers in the block are called crank scrapers
  3. I just refer to it as my "English Patient" I guess you all know why
  4. Just to clear your shades there for a moment, gentlemen
  5. Bibs, Didn't you say that Lotus still has some in stock ?? or was it somebody else on the Forum
  6. Damn, they look good !!! Any chance to find another set out there ??? Cheers Stefan
  7. Maybe you have a mole problem Mike, but you have plenty of FOI GRAS there as well Just tell me when they're ready and I come over with a bottle of Chateau Y'Quem Anyway, nice to see your progress. Hope Steffen can continue next week with my babe Stefan
  8. In the end, we will prob. lose our fancy cars and the freedoms we enjoy driving them are already under policy attack. Reminds me of the RUSH song Red Barchetta... Cameron
  9. Rydning Thanks for your comments. You are right, this engine has been tested in drag racing to produce 1000 bhp and with the closed deck design one doesn't have to worry about head gasket failure. Garry Kemp told me it is almost irrelevant what kind of head gasket one uses. For the moment I will stick with the gear box and the ECU I have until we have first results on performance. I have planned though to stick in R&Bs 6 speed dog box next. About the ECU I am not certain what to do as a new one would mean a new wiring harness and tuning. As I am not race orientated but rather scare some of the Gallardos and Turbo Porkers around my area ( Luxembourg is full of them ) I guess I can stay with Marcus' red race chip @ G
  10. To me it seems irrelevant which Party rules the country. All is money driven and money dependent In no other country, polititians are so obviously sponsored by all kind of instustrial and grand capital tycoons during their campaign as in the US. And afterwords all presidents have to obey to the old saying " I have the money I make the rules" The US are so far away from the ideals of their founding fathers as the earth from the sun. It is not the legislative which runs the country, it is a group of people behind them. Polititians become like puppets on a string. And excatly these people in their never ending greed have started this crisis the world is in at the moment, having nothing better to do as to call for the state to bail them out now. How hypocritical !! A note from "old Europe" as former secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld called us Stefan
  11. If this is true what I see, I fear for the continuing success of Porsche. This design sucks. It carries no Porsche DNA at all and should they have peeped on Lotus when designing this thing, someone at Zuffenhausen has gone mad.
  12. Dodgy I had thought you would make it a bit interresting for us and hide the name through enigma (one of these genious German inventions) But I guess you leave it for us guessing out of the blue. So I am guessing Audi V8 ( also has a all aluminium chassis ) Лотос - для тех которые знают разницу Lotus - for those who know Cheers Stefan
  13. Was in Melbourne last year. Had to give my Aussie mate stick because of the slow motion traffic there If the German government ever puts up a general speed limit on our Autobahns, you will see a revolution in this country Our car manufacturing lobby is too strong as Porsche & Co need free motoring for their products. Mind you, nobody would buy German cars if where are not "Autobahn" tested
  14. Have you seen the Speed limit sign in the background ?? 100Km it says, I believe Free motoring for free citizens. No general speed limits on German motorways and no road tax in France ( paid through petrol price )
  15. 316L Stainless steel, mate, stainless steel for all hardware
  16. I got the same answer from Steffen Brandt (R&B). That's why I don't have one on my S4 and really, it makes only noise, but not difference in performance
  17. Buddsy you Bugga Really got me, but nevertheless, I got an answer : they call it yellow chromatised. But I guess this means more to you coming from the tool making industry than for me who only knows about parachutes
  18. Don't know Buddsy But I will inquire about it. Will let you know as soon as I have the anwser Stefan
  19. As we are slowly putting the engine together ( Garry needed to send parts yet ) other pieces got zink coated in the meantime. I want the engine bay look as tidy as the inside of my Power Mac G5 I hope I can show you new engine piccies soon. Cheers Stef
  20. Owen This is spot on with my taste, except fo the nose part. The air intake need some refinement yet. It looks unfinished. Cheers Stefan
  21. Michael Just caught up again (was reading all the beginning and very anxious to see this happening ) Congratulations and my dearest best wishes to your ownership and troubleless kilometers in the sexiest of all Esprit Models Stefan
  22. This is why I didn't move there Just the other day in Lorraine
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