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by shaunw
Wed Feb 10, 2021 16:38
Forum: For Sale
Topic: BRAND NEW rear springs & Protec shocks
Replies: 0
Views: 476

BRAND NEW rear springs & Protec shocks

I have a pair of brand new rear springs and dampers for sale. The springs are standard Lotus, the dampers are Protec adjustable. I can e-mail pictures on request but if you look on SJs site there are pictures of the items on there. £220.00 including postage. ( cost £310.00 ncl postage ) Bank Transfe...
by shaunw
Mon Feb 01, 2021 23:34
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 258
Views: 19133

Re: Elite restoration begins!

😂😂lets hope not!.........
by shaunw
Mon Feb 01, 2021 21:33
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 258
Views: 19133

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Thanks Shaun! Last summer I thought I might have it moving under it's own steam by this summer - ain't going to happen!! Because I'm pig-headed and want to do everything myself I've had to re-wire the shed before I could re-build the lathe with a variable frequency drive speed control - that's beca...
by shaunw
Mon Feb 01, 2021 19:41
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Aircon Condenser
Replies: 12
Views: 1955

Re: Aircon Condenser

If the old one is still in one piece its not too hard to get one made from scratch. Cost was a out £250 IIRC

Shaun
by shaunw
Mon Feb 01, 2021 19:01
Forum: General
Topic: Elite restoration begins!
Replies: 258
Views: 19133

Re: Elite restoration begins!

Lovely neat job on those brake pipes Pete 8) . Do you have a target for completion or are you just taking it a day at a time?
Shaun
by shaunw
Fri Jan 29, 2021 22:29
Forum: Engine and Gearbox
Topic: Engine starts then stalls
Replies: 11
Views: 884

Re: Engine starts then stalls

Could also be the rotor arm. Especially if you have the type thats rivited.

Shaun
by shaunw
Fri Dec 04, 2020 19:37
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Holbourn steering pump for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Re: Holbourn steering pump for sale

Now sold.................
by shaunw
Sat Nov 28, 2020 18:26
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE recently reconditioned steering rack for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: SE recently reconditioned steering rack for sale

SOLD SOLD SOLD ( 20 characters)

Shaun
by shaunw
Sat Nov 28, 2020 14:29
Forum: For Sale
Topic: SE recently reconditioned steering rack for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 353

SE recently reconditioned steering rack for sale

Some of you will know about the problems I've had with the steering on my car being stiff and notchy. During my quest to solve the problem I decided to try a second reconditioned steering rack thinking the first reconditioned rack may have been badly set up . Sadly, after installing the second rack ...
by shaunw
Sat Nov 28, 2020 14:10
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: The Winterbottom Run
Replies: 12
Views: 832

Re: The Winterbottom Run

Sounds like good Idea Richard. I'd be up for that. Ideas wise, tying in a factory visit would be amazing if feesable!

Regards
Shaun
by shaunw
Sun Jul 26, 2020 17:09
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE

Great, thanks chaps. Looks like I'll need to buy a small torque wrench and a digital measuring tool. Pete, your method of measuring the turning torque is more or less what I had in mind but I must admit I hadn't considered the need to add the length of the molegrips! Obvious now you've mentioned it ...
by shaunw
Sun Jul 26, 2020 08:28
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE

Pete /Bash I found the preload procedure online on a Ford Sierra Cosworth forum. Can I just check that this is same as the procedure in the Lotus service notes: 1. Centralise steering rack and assemble yoke and spring into pinion 2. Coat thread of yoke with Loctite 542 , tighten plug to 3.4 - 4 nm u...
by shaunw
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:59
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Steering rack preload.

bash wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 09:14
Empirically adjusted !!! I will have to remember that one.
Bash
I had to look that up :oops:
by shaunw
Wed Jul 22, 2020 19:09
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Steering rack preload.

Just checked the readout results from when the tracking was done after the new rack was installed. Left and right wheels both well within specified range for caster and cross caster bang in the middle of specified range. Toe is bang on too.

Shaun
by shaunw
Wed Jul 22, 2020 17:43
Forum: General
Topic: Steering rack preload. UDATED WITH PRELOAD PROCEDURE
Replies: 19
Views: 1512

Re: Steering rack preload.

You will have to remove the rack to do this properly. You need to be able to measure the turning torque on the pinion and that's going to be difficult with the rack in situ. You also need to measure the turning torque throughout to full travel of the rack bar ideally, or at least at it's stiffest p...