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by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:58 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 155382

Hi Peter Sorry, missed your post (was skimming quickly as was at work). Didn't realise Lotus-e-Clan was you! (I did wonder though, as I remember you had an Excel way back in 1984-ish when I bought FCV from you - same one is it after all these years?) Heh, heh. No it was a 77 Elite 501 back then. My...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:43 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 155382

I'd be really interested in finding out how many cars Roseland supplied-it seems almost bizarre that a little dealer in Cornwall sold any. Well, my now-sold Clan came from Roseland Motors too! It even had a Roseland Motors dealer plaque on the dash! It was red like yours (though originally Clan Ora...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Jun 17, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 155382

That's much better!
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat Jun 16, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

Works now.

Some fab cars present!

Si, I know the previous owner was fairly tall.... but are you so tall that you need the helmet bubble AND the dropped floor?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 9:44 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: JCV 750L Clan *
Replies: 269
Views: 155382

How could you let it go like that! :shock: Some people would give their left arm for a GE cam & box twin dhlas let alone the rest of the engine! BTW When I lived in Truro in the late 70s/80s my first Clan was FCV 273L from Roseland Motors (original colour was a burnt yellow) so yours might have been...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:55 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

I get this message in Firefox and Netscape 7 for both links

Microsoft VBScript runtime error '800a0005'

Invalid procedure call or argument: 'Left'

D:\WEBSITES\PHOT614122\WWW\RALLYGALLERY\../includes/part_display3_body.asp, line 93

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Jun 15, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Abingdon Sprint -
Replies: 18
Views: 5690

nor me :cry:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Nuerburgring - Old Timer Festival 15th, 16th & 17th June
Replies: 18
Views: 6665

Good luck Pete!

Don't forget to post the photos...and better still a video would be brill! It would be good to see some action.

Are you testing any new mods?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:20 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512393

IM, Just looked at the photo of the driven plate and compared it with the one of the Laycock cover in situ. To my eye, it looks like the driven plate outer diameter of the longer "nose" is oversize, and as such it might not clear the Laycock cover release bearing inner diameter...or its pretty close...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Jun 05, 2007 11:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512393

ImpManiac wrote: I seem to recall that the valve sizes are 1.34" inlet, 1.125" exhaust - the largest that the 70mm bores could take without excessive shrouding.

IM 8)
Hey! the 930 I'm running has 1.4" inlets (with 1.25 Ex) so it is possible to go larger than 1.34....( just in case someone wants to)

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan Tyre Pressures
Replies: 23
Views: 8049

Willsring

What section tyres are you using on the Clan? I'm assuming relatively narrow highish profile tyres with 30 psi rears?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Monkeys & Hartlepool :lol: :shock:

That'll be wasted on the Southerners then Les :wink:

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Thanks for this Si....it pays to be connected...obviously I'm not. There's plenty of events here afterall! Tockwith airfield is definitely do-able (30th September) And the Elvington Sprint in June is worth a viewing (obviously can't enter that). And Hartlepool is possible - have to fit locking wheel...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan Tyre Pressures
Replies: 23
Views: 8049

If the tyres aren't constructed to run at very low pressure the sidewalls will seroiusly overheat long before the tread warms (obviously that's what your aiming to do with low pressure) with the possibility of damaged sidewalls. I run the front engined Lotus at 22 psi all round on Toyo T1Rs versus 2...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 24, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Doesn't seem to happen in North Yorkshire... ..plenty of rallies maybe, but a totally differen't level of preparation is needed for that.. Si If I still lived in Winchester I'd be there at every event you entered. :twisted: And I know what would happen next.....I'd be forced to strip the Clan to not...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed May 23, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Clan Tyre Pressures
Replies: 23
Views: 8049

Not motorsport, but for for fast road use I have the Clan on 24 rear (205/50/13 SP9000), 20 front (175/60/13) and it doesn't understeer - turn-in is pretty good (10.5 inch 100 lb springs/dampers set softish on front) -I find less than 20 psi on the front a bit puddin-y and that's *without* a front r...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat May 19, 2007 10:39 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: what oils do you use
Replies: 37
Views: 26452

Put some Castrol 10/60 Edge in the Clan today. A bit expensive @ £35 for 4 litres but still cheaper than Mobil 1 15/50. I've used Castrol RS 10/60 in the Lotus for four years or so - its one of the oils recommended by Lotus for the 912 engine along with Valvoline racing and Mobil 1 15/50. I switched...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Thu May 17, 2007 11:00 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: From an incredible find to a rally spec*
Replies: 5
Views: 3980

On ports and valve sizes.... size does indeed influence bottom-end torque (below 4k) but you CAN have a very acceptable and tractable bottom end with an R20 + 1.4 BVH as long as you dial-in the right ignition advance curve (old school distributor) and pay attention to selection of choke size and jet...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun May 13, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Weber jetting
Replies: 3
Views: 2312

I know this is a Weber question but for those on Dellorto 40s here's my pennies worth... Chokes - 30mm Main Jet - 115 Emulsion Tube - No 6 Pump Jet - 33 Air Corrector - 165 Idle - 50 Idle holder No1 ...gives reasonable torque and power (for the road) up to 7.5 k rpm on a 930 R20 BVH race ported. I t...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 07, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: LRW691F Singer Chamois Coupe *
Replies: 71
Views: 36767

That green and blue combo has a strange appeal... ...don't know why but I like it! Looks good with the revos too! BTW For my little alternator (Denso I think) I'm using two std steel water pump bkts one either side of the timing cover bosses using the original length bolts with spacers (washers) beh...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon May 07, 2007 10:50 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

bummer.

If the 'box is letting go, could it be that you've strenthened something else too much elsewhere in the drivetrain. Or is it overheating...didn't Andy Dawson fit a transaxle cooler and pump at some stage?

Were there any other Imp based cars present?

Sorry didn't make it
Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sat May 05, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: Berwick classic
Replies: 6
Views: 3265

Is the start tonight from the sea front?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed May 02, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512393

Agree with you Pete, but the Dellortos have two float level settings ie 17mm and 15 mm depending on the weight of float- I had mine set too high for the float weight consequently running rich in places, dropping the pressure to 2psi helped reduce the problem on road testing (I thought pressure was t...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed May 02, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512393

I ran OK at 2 psi with Dellorto 40's and ran into starvation probs when I lowered the float level. The high float level compensated a bit for the lower fuel pressure but the hgh float level was causing problems elsewhere. I'm now running at 3 psi and all is OK. If I up the pressure too much above th...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: ManiacImp - 1966 Singer Chamois
Replies: 1114
Views: 512393

paint waste line rectification?
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:59 pm
Forum: 2007 - IMP 07 The International 9th - 13th August 2007
Topic: Imp '07 Track Day - Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 38293

Oh well :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :wink:
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: 2007 - IMP 07 The International 9th - 13th August 2007
Topic: Imp '07 Track Day - Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 38293

Yeah but Pat you'll be lapping every one! :shock: Which means poor value for money ....you'll get less track time if it's based on lap numbers :wink: Perhaps you could book 2 sessions then rent out one session lap by lap to other club members (eg me) priced to get you own session for free! :lol: Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Mar 05, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

rootes wrote:

all pretty much in 1st and 2nd gear - though sometimes I just could not decide!

regards
Si
Well done!

Clans rock!

so what peak revs were you using?

Got to be a real advantage for Impers, the more revs you can use?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

Absolutely brilliant
Great to see an imp kick ass
I even forgive you for the k series - at least its not a diesel!

Brilliant !

the Imp was born to race!

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Oh well,

I'm sure you would have nuked them in you Davrian (a proper race car!)

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Now I'm interested in the 5 finishers above you - what were they driving? Main reason wanting to know is that my Lotus recently was challenged by an 06 plate 280-odd bhp Boxster S on a track day at Croft and he found it impossible to shake off my meager 200 bhp (OK it is a bit lighter than the Boxst...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Sun Feb 25, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Autosolo and autotests
Topic: AutoSolo's - A great way into motorsport with any imp etc
Replies: 206
Views: 153330

Mark

Boxter?
Or what?

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Feb 23, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

I take your point about my outdated diesel experience but I can get into my lower weight Lotus (slightly modded 210 bhp) to get the rush you refer to. I have a soft spot for Alfas mind-you and my daily used to be a SAAB - maybe one day I'll test an upto date diesel for the crack, but I'm programmed ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

I suppose it's down to personal taste and the driving experience. Diesels are popular everyday cars for sure, and are great for chugging heavy loads and pulling caravans, and motorway monotony, but they don't fit the driving experience profile I'm looking for. To me Diesel power delivery is *unexcit...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

But for me, there are limits to the desire for torque over power. Take diesel engines (and electric motors) as an extreme example of unexciting torque /power delivery. Just when you want to use those extra revs the torque/power drops off dramatically - it comes in a lump instead of a rising wave of ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

Thanks Ben

I know I'm a bit short of 108 bhp so...

...time to lose some weight then....:wink:


Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

Over the first 60 feet quite a few of the competition imp based machines will smoke an evo or cosworth etc.. Ed All to do with inertia! The Imp weighs about half that of an Evo or Cosworth (around 1,300kgs each) Out of interest for a 720kg Imp to run a 13.4 quarte mile it has to produce about 130bh...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:49 am
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: Pats K-series power Imp
Replies: 384
Views: 185414

forum_admin wrote:
colin rooney wrote:Nice one pat bet the people in the other cars was shocked when your imp blew there doors off what size engine are you running
1.8vvc k-series ?
..but that would be cheating... :roll:

..I was hoping (in vain) for a big imp engine :cry:

Peter
by Lotus-e-Clan
Tue Feb 13, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Motorsport Forum
Topic: 2007 Wyedean Rally
Replies: 16
Views: 7418

Hmmm.... 5500 rpm in top...that's 82 MPH...are you sure he pulled you over for the noise level? :lol: :lol: :lol: or are you on a close ratio box or low profile tyres? Seriously though, what air filter system are you using? I've got twin Dellortos on the Clan and I'm wondering if I should go to the ...
by Lotus-e-Clan
Wed Nov 29, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Readers Cars
Topic: FAF: DONE!
Replies: 325
Views: 164855

I see the car has a Cornish registration! *AF ****. Proper Cornish men used to pay more money for cars with Cornish registration letters like yours! I don't know for cert if the latest regs are region specific - (I think they are aren't they?). It helps the Cornish to penetrate the jams during summe...