free hit
counters
Edika's Content - The Lotus Forums #ForTheOwners Jump to content


Edika

Basic Account
  • Posts

    84
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by Edika

  1. Thoses issues can happen in motorsport (not sure this sequence is good english :wacko: )

    Of course I was disguested !

    But I think the v2 of the 211R is now bulletprof, but more expensive :( , AND better !

    To work my driving, I run since the beginning of the trackday season with my Elise 1997 :wub: (the best car in the world !). A bit slower, just a bit :D

  2. I hope to run at Magny Cours F1 on 23th of august but I'm not sure. I's far from Orange.

    On 22th if you invite me to run with you, perhaps could I make a bend by Bresse's track before going to Magny Cours. Even if I will be affraid to run with crazy english drivers !

    At Mâcon : try to buy some wine !!

    I've been to Bresse one time :

    nd7rdvrb.jpg

    Ledenon is wonderfull, I love this track !

    Never been to Grand Sambuc either Luc

    Didn't you sell your car ? I see that on Pistonhead !! And your lovely trailer ...

  3. I just see your post today, sorry.

    After 2 trackdays last year, I explode the engine after a missed gear :veryangry: I make 6 to 3 because 5 was not exactly in front of the 6. I was searching the 5th entering in a right curve and found the 3 because of lateral G.

    It seems to have no other problem on the engine that could explain the conrod break. The ECU just said rpm > 12.000 :getmecoat:

    So the car went again to MSC.

    My decision was to avoid any other problem, so I asked to Andrew to fit a dry sump and to limit the engine speed at 8000 rpm. The power should be around 360 HP.

    To avoid any other miss gear : I had 2 options : automatic 3 gears Ford engine 1970 or a sequential gearbox with paddleshift system. I choose the second option ;)

    I know that I reach a very high price but this solution is very exciting and secure the engine against hard driving. I'm now very far of the original 2-11.

    You could compare my car to the GT4 version.

    And I still not have my car :horse:

  4. I run 150 mi saturday. The weather was fine : a lot of sun and very hot (a bit too much).

    Very impressive :D !! It's exactly the car I wanted.

    In the point of view of the engine : you have power everywere. It's not brutal but it never stop. Gearbox is perfect.

    About the handling : very good job ! Easy to turn, easy to put the power at the end of corners. Nothing dangerous. There is a lot of grip. The better way to go out of corners is full throttle :horse:

    I can't say the limit because it's the first time I use it but seems to be far.

    Good job Andrew :)

  5. Thanks for this vocabulary !

    It's funny to see that even in french, there is no word for this tank. We call it "boite tampon". You could translate in "buffer box" dry.gif

    OK guys, I leave in Hollydays tomorow. Let's hope that I will be the owner of the most dangerous 211 when I will be back in 3 weeks :rolleyes: Even if Andrew Marsh explain me the car is so perfect that I will be driving miss Daisy ...

  6. Several month ago, I had understood that Andrew would fit a swirl pot. You learn me at the moment how to call it in english :rolleyes: . Up to now I called that "a very little tank between the fuel tank and the engine :P" )

    Because of my poor spoken english, I have not succeed in understanding if he has fit one or not.

  7. Yes !

    The engine is OK. Handling OK. Seems to be amazing according the driver who made the tests.

    But there is still a big problem of fuel surge despite the Pro Alloy tank.

    The car should be ready in 3 weeks.

    I should drive it at Haute Saintonge the 1 and 2 of august.

  8. An other hand, you can't just fit the SADEV because the forces generated on the drive train would create other weaknesses.

    I think the price with reliability is the same (but not sure)

    I'd hope that future conversions would be cheaper and :) quicker :bounce: though as at that price I think I'd go for the sadev

    - quicker : you are kidding me :rofl: seriously, I hope for the following guys , it's hard for me to wait and harder because I don't speak good english.

    - your choice for a SADEV is rational and more logical (is it road legal even in UK ?) and you have the pleasure of a real race gearbox

    I'm sorry about my ignorance but who is S. Scuffam ?

  9. Ready to go Scott ??

    New of the 211R : ..... hum hum .........................................not ready :)

    A stupid problem with the chargecooler, 2 weeks lost :bounce:

    2 days orderered at Val de Vienne on 6 and 7th of july : it will be short ...

  10. SADEV and Quaife aren't the same products.

    SADEV is specialy done for the SC 2ZZ spécifications and Quaife is an adaptation.

    When the gearbox is broken (like mine !), you have 4 solutions :

    - low mileage gearbox : 800-1400 € + fitting : quick "easy" but you have to trust the seller.

    - new gearbox : look at http://www.monkeywrenchracing.com/product_info.php?cPath=25_179&products_id=850

    - rebuilt with OEM parts : 1500-2500 € it depends of what is broken inside : be carefull if you do a cheap rebuild, it will broke again 1000 miles after

    - rebuild with stronger parts : http://www.jubu-racing.at/de/lotus/?tar=%2Fmain%2Fmain_left&loc=cmVzb3VyY2U9W2lkPTddLg%3D%3D : some people have done it but it's too early to know if it's really stronger

  11. Very nice trip Scott, you will enjoy !

    MdC : beautyfull impressive

    Charade : nice, 2d part is dangerous

    Pau : very very good track

    Saintonge : little but fun, even with powerfull cars

    Magny Cours : high speed allowed

  12. SADEV is cheapper than my conversion because 380 HP need some modifications on the car.

    It's around 15.000 € in France, expensive but reliable. Better than Qaife, I think.

    Toy unit is good if you control the oil surge (accusump + special oilpan).

  13. Still waiting coffee.gif

    And I broke my gearbox on my 211 Toy rant.gif at 3000 miles just before to sell it. I had to cancel/withdraw 2 great trackdays : Magny Cours F1 and Dijon veryangry.gif

    Now, move up Andrew, I have no more car ....

    But an other nice solution is to fit a SADEV sequential geabox, a friend of mine fit it on a Cup 260 : it's fabulous thumbsup.gif and SADEV is french whistle.gif

×
×
  • Create New...