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  1. DanR

    Formula One

    No, not a kart racer. The stewards quickly jump on that and will send a dangerous driver home. Easier to see too because of the openness of a kart. If anything kart racers soon learn to respect where their and others' tyres are. Max, as an aggressive driver has met somebody in Lewis whose experience and talent more than matches his bluffing tactics.
  2. Not 100% sure but could be Renault R25, R30 and any other Reno that used the UN1, 367/369 gearbox.
  3. 30 years ago Lotus Esprits were being successfully raced in US. Various drivers including Paul Newman. Because they won a lot they kept getting heavier with weight being added by the organizers.
  4. Don't know if this is new or old news for you guys in the old dart.
  5. How long before we get home from a backroad drive, to find the police waiting for us in order to confiscate our licence and car for the speed we were doing 60 minutes earlier?
  6. Here's one explanation of why the Afgan Army capitulated so easily.
  7. I could do anyone of these.
  8. That engine is set-up for AWD. Wonder if Lotus has plans for an AWD Emira?
  9. Great find. So where is it now? Loungeroom? Monster motor for a monster plane.
  10. I'm not in the market but I do like the new Corvette. And that it's being made in rh drive for Australian, British and similar markets.
  11. DanR

    Carlos Reutemann

    After Brabham, Clark, Stewart, Hulme and Hill he was also one who got me interested in F1 in my teenage years. Another like Moss who deserved to win a F1 championship. RIP Carlos.
  12. I don't know if the slaves for the 4 and 8 cylinder motors are similar. I used to have problems with short term corrosion and leaking occuring in my slave after a couple of weeks of no driving. Had it fitted with a s/s sleeve and no problems for well over 10 years now. Might be something to look at.
  13. Ask Duterte though he won't like you for doing that and probably shoot you.
  14. Go kart camber-castor adjustors. A mate and our sons have taken up enduro (6hours+) kart racing.
  15. This one would have to rank up there too. Made over 1000bhp in turbo form and over 400 na. Dominant for over 50 years. Never once blew a head gasket. Indy winner 27 times.
  16. Yes good luck Michael. As for your dilemma, what are your considerations about being at the leading edge of a future career or looking towards retiring sooner than later?
  17. With your low annual mileage what about the softest "R" spec tyres you can find? Yokos have them down to 50 treadwear rating here in oz.
  18. Somebody we're all familiar with...Dany B.
  19. Yes. The crossshaft finger slots into each of the shift rods so, with all rods in neutral, I'd expect you should be able to move the 5th rod and fork back and forth. 5th is the gear set you can see when the cover is off. Look closely to see if something is jamming. Maybe that finger is catching on two rods. I've been thinking about grinding a slight chamfer on the finger edge next time I rebuild a box. (If your box is dry of oil and clean that can stiffen changes when testing the shifts.)
  20. The book specifications gets you into the ball park and covers various inconsistencies between boxes pretty well. I found though I could achieve a more precise adjustment by firstly disconnecting the cables and links to operate the cross shaft and confirm each gear could be manually selected. It's quite a smooth and accurate system. (The change in the Renault Alpine works better than ours and demonstrates how good it can be. Being an outboard engine and gearbox like the 911 does that.) Once I knew the crossgate shaft can easily select each gear I measured the cross movement for each gate, with a vernier. Then I refitted the cables and adjusted the links to achieve the specs I'd measured earlier. My assistant would move the gearshifter and I used the vernier to fine tune the cross movement required for each of the gates. I also adjusted the limit block on the gear lever. My S4 is the second gen of link bracketry while yours would be the fourth and final gen. It's that cross shaft movement though that the various adjustments set up for a sweet change.
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