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Mmmmmm- Nice pair in Stainless...

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Good thread this, but let's spice it up a bit by introducing a quiz element. Can anybody identify this sexy looking component (Not the rule, obviously, which is only there for scale:))

Clue is it has a link to a Lotus, albeit a bit tenuous.

 

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Oooh, exciting.  Anything to do with hydraulics?


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4 minutes ago, Sparky said:

Oooh, exciting.  Anything to do with hydraulics?

Nope!:whistle:

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9 hours ago, Spinney said:

Good thread this, but let's spice it up a bit by introducing a quiz element. Can anybody identify this sexy looking component (Not the rule, obviously, which is only there for scale:))

Clue is it has a link to a Lotus, albeit a bit tenuous.

 

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The cuts look like teeth so maybe a rack (for a pinion) of some description? 🙂


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38 minutes ago, TAR said:

The cuts look like teeth so maybe a rack (for a pinion) of some description? 🙂

Close 😊

31 minutes ago, andydclements said:

Part of one of the bikes?

Nope. Car related. 

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Left phalange?

 


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Ok, you may recall that at the end of 2011, the then Renault F1 team was sold to Genii and for the next 3 years branded as Lotus, before being bought back by Renault. Well, believe it or not, this tiny little component is the steering rack from the 2015 'Lotus' F1 car.

Next one to follow a bit later. 😄

 

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Here's the next, more tricky one. No Lotus association but still car related:-

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2 hours ago, Bravo73 said:

A chimney from one of the earlier steam cars??

Clue:- It's from a record breaking car in 2009

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On ‎06‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 07:46, Spinney said:

Ok, you may recall that at the end of 2011, the then Renault F1 team was sold to Genii and for the next 3 years branded as Lotus, before being bought back by Renault. Well, believe it or not, this tiny little component is the steering rack from the 2015 'Lotus' F1 car.

Next one to follow a bit later. 😄

 

It took me 2 days to realise that this was the answer... d'oh

I was thinking it was a rack from one of the models in a different thread but didn't bother to post a reply.

It's an amazing part! F1 cars must be fly (steer) by wire. The drivers must get zero feedback through the steering wheel. I suppose the servos also make it easier to turn those wide grippy tyres at slow speed.

On ‎07‎/‎02‎/‎2020 at 16:01, Spinney said:

Clue:- It's from a record breaking car in 2009

A gas burner from The British Steam Car?

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1 hour ago, mg4lotus said:

It took me 2 days to realise that this was the answer... d'oh

I was thinking it was a rack from one of the models in a different thread but didn't bother to post a reply.

It's an amazing part! F1 cars must be fly (steer) by wire. The drivers must get zero feedback through the steering wheel. I suppose the servos also make it easier to turn those wide grippy tyres at slow speed.

A gas burner from The British Steam Car?

Apologies but it was a typo in saying it was a 2009 car. It was in fact from 2006 and that part is the spare differential casing for the JCB Dieselmax car that still holds the LSR for a diesel powered vehicle with Andy Green driving it.

https://newatlas.com/jcb-dieselmax-pushes-diesel-record-to-529-kmh-then-563kmh/6063/

I have several other parts from recent(ish) competition cars but they are all quite obscure, so I won’t post those. They are all engineering works of art in their own right though, which is why I’ve kept them. 

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