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    NOAA shows a clear drive ahead. Perfect timing...

    NOAA shows a clear drive ahead. Perfect timing weather-wise Kevin. Enjoy the trip - it looks like you're off to a good start.
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    The Venerable One (Crusty, the Ancient & Amazing...

    The Venerable One (Crusty, the Ancient & Amazing Truck) will be heading off to the doc Monday to insure fully functional operation in order to prevent unwanted malfunction(s), for this event, and...
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    I have a pair as well. I'm not too sure if they...

    I have a pair as well. I'm not too sure if they cut down on turbulence too much. They do lower the pebble ingress count. ISTR that it's the windscreen that creates the turbulence, from my one or two...
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    Batshit crazy is what this is all about. Over to...

    Batshit crazy is what this is all about. Over to you Justin :-D
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    Ha! Be good to see you Aussie. You make that...

    Ha!

    Be good to see you Aussie. You make that trip. Ain't shit next to the drive across the Nullarbor Plain. "I saw a car coming, dipped my lights, and 30 minutes we passed each other" is how I...
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    I'm counting 5. I think several on the list are...

    I'm counting 5. I think several on the list are going to come around to say howdy, etc. I don't know if Magnus or Doug will be throwing their cars on the rig or not. Y'all?

    I'm willing to do a run...
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    This one here...

    This one here perhaps? Maybe not the same vendor but the same tank? I *think* the one in the URL cited is the one that MoPho has. If yes, it's taller but not wider I think, extending above the floor...
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    Do you have a copy of Easimap 6 on your laptop?

    Do you have a copy of Easimap 6 on your laptop?
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    Bump. Back on topic: I'm planning on being...

    Bump.

    Back on topic:

    I'm planning on being there. Is this still on your calendar Magnus?
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    Focus or Ranger? Burton in the UK show 2 ...

    Focus or Ranger?



    Burton in the UK show 2 here which I presume you've seen. One the stock and the 2nd the Cosworth. They sure look the same, if the pictures displayed there are the actual...
  11. Poll: Dude! You simply must get some of that Moroccan...

    Dude! You simply must get some of that Moroccan Oil for after wash. It leaves hair so silky, shiny and manageable. I swear by the stuff. And you can put it in the transmission in a pinch (leaving it...
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    Wtf?

    Hey Magnus, the stats show that 103 users were online at one time Sept. of last year. Most ever it says.

    Bots? If not, I presume there's a bug in vBulletin's reporting software then. :-D
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    When you have acquired the gearbox drill a a...

    When you have acquired the gearbox drill a a decent sized hole & then braze a bung (M10 or above) into the top cover. It makes filling sooo much easier. Gert may have more Birkin-specific info as to...
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    I'm feeling a group buy on the horizon... I'd be...

    I'm feeling a group buy on the horizon... I'd be interested. Here's an (ancient-ish) build blog of a fella who did the very thing I am considering. Back to you Dubbl M. & Justin?

    Edit: I'm less...
  15. Interesting read. The windshield portion defines...

    Interesting read. The windshield portion defines the whats and hows for windshields, but does not specifically mandate them. However, the windshield wiper portion says "Any motor vehicle equipped...
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    I think we've discussed this before but it bears...

    I think we've discussed this before but it bears repeating: be sure to get an engine from 2008 or later. My recollection is that there is a change to the head that means more HP is possible.
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    I've done the electric water pump thing so feel...

    I've done the electric water pump thing so feel free to ask questions or come by for a look to see the plumbing.

    YHM
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    When I changed everything, or almost everything,...

    When I changed everything, or almost everything, I hung onto the oil pressure sensor from the original build, which used the Raceline adapter. The sensor linked back to the Raceline adapter via a...
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    Fuel Cell (http://www.fuelsafe.com/road.htm)...

    Fuel Cell Westfield pictured on the page. A download of their PDF reveals a number of items, including in--tank pumps and such like, including a 5 gallon tank if weight is more important than range....
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    Really. Or maybe I have, and it never sank in,...

    Really. Or maybe I have, and it never sank in, unlike the, um, lubricants I use and very definitely remember the name(s) of.:-D
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    Panel & Tank man

    I was googling around related to Justin's fuel cell thread and this popped up.

    I'd never heard of him before, either on BC or any of the Lotus resources I visit. Worth wandering around the site ...
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    Stokes had one, but I haven't heard from him in a...

    Stokes had one, but I haven't heard from him in a long time. I don't even know if he still has the car.

    I know that CC sells an Extension Loom to get power to the thing. There would be some fiddly...
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    Porsche 918 Assembly video

    Very much like the process I used when I was building my car :-D here (well, in Stuggart), except different. Very different.
  24. Double Good Morgan! Just look at that smile! :-D...

    Double Good Morgan! Just look at that smile! :-D There's nothing quite like the joy of riding a bicycle, as you well know.

    That's what I call a Merry Christmas!
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    Well... y'all go get some. But go down Foothill...

    Well... y'all go get some. But go down Foothill to Mt. Gleason, make the right and proceed to Lower Big T to Angeles Forest left to Upper Big T to the 2. Mo Betta drive, way mo betta.

    Battery will...
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    Doug's bullshitting. He used to shoot golf, but...

    Doug's bullshitting. He used to shoot golf, but quit because his wife didn't know how to cook them.

    Baa-dump TIZZ

    Being as this is an unusual thread, and it's Chrimus Eve...

    Man, the car was...
  27. Realistically, at the tracks in the hood...

    Realistically, at the tracks in the hood (hereabouts, SoCal) there are only a couple of places where it REALLY matters: Turn 9 at Willow (arguably turn 8, and maybe turn 2 too... wait... did I say...
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    A Pox on thee. Hay-Zeus Effin Key Rist, WTF are...

    A Pox on thee. Hay-Zeus Effin Key Rist, WTF are you thinking?

    Besides, if you haven't made The Valentine's Day Deal by now, you SHOULD stay home.
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    I'm good w/ it.

    I'm good w/ it.
  30. From the archives...

    From the archives

    Edit: Be sure to click through on the link at the top for the 'Full Version'. Warning: Donkervoooooort Content.

    Dubble edit: And, the board has been around even longer than...
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    The Stack dash is a monitor, not an input device....

    The Stack dash is a monitor, not an input device. I'm pretty sure that it reads CAN bus output. Magnus will know for sure but given that you have an MBE 9A4 now implies that it does.

    My...
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    Way too long for my tastes, but y'all know that...

    Way too long for my tastes, but y'all know that by now.

    I'd be deligted to pay call, at least at the start, perhaps for at breakfast in LC (hint hint) at the bottom of the 2.

    Weather will, uh,...
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    Well, 1st things 1st, which will be finding out...

    Well, 1st things 1st, which will be finding out what the baseline is, power wise. I've got the thing limited w/ the soft cut at 8 and the hard cut at 8.5. More may be possible, depending on what's...
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    How much are those paddle shifting systems again?...

    How much are those paddle shifting systems again? Or a sequential gearbox? Or a complete 2.3L all-steel Cosworth Duratec that replaced the highly modified, blower Zetec?

    But suddenly a grand for...
  35. I posted a thread about that engine some time...

    I posted a thread about that engine some time ago, w/ no Sveeeedish response. Good morning!
  36. What Sean said. If there are numbers left for...

    What Sean said. If there are numbers left for this calendar year get one NOW. Well, Monday.

    FWIW, the DMV never saw my car either. Mine (done a decade ago) was only seen by CHP, smog dude & Brake...
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    I can make any of those dates work. First...

    I can make any of those dates work. First response = first on the dyno. Dibs!
  38. Everything you wanted to know about gasoline

    This is too good not to watch. 23 minutes well spent. Enjoy!
  39. 1. Remove the windscreen 2. Remove the Zetec &...

    1. Remove the windscreen
    2. Remove the Zetec & replace w/ a lighter engine.

    Any change after that is incremental.



    Rear camber as set by the ears is putatively for the difference between...
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    I show up, it's the car that hasn't.

    I show up, it's the car that hasn't.
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    I'll participate.

    I'll participate.
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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    Back in the good old days of Blat Chat our...

    Back in the good old days of Blat Chat our cousins did lots of weighing and arguing and such like on the topic. This was in the 2004 - 2006 time frame. The consensus was somewhere in the 40 - 50...
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    12 large +/- isn't really that much IMO. People...

    12 large +/- isn't really that much IMO. People spend that much every year on payments for leased Jags, :-D, only to have to give them back at the end of 3. Would that if I could.

    He's on the...
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    The bell housing bolts to the T9 and then to the...

    The bell housing bolts to the T9 and then to the engine and the Raceline wet sump (the Pace dry sump I have does not have any such provision). Which bell housing depends on the length of the input...
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    You'd probably need an engine management loom to...

    You'd probably need an engine management loom to communicate w/ the ECU. Connecting to the remaining stock harness requires soldering 4 wires. And a dry sump would be mo betta than the wet sump.
    ...
  47. Thanks! Now I might even go have a look. I...

    Thanks! Now I might even go have a look.

    I kind of don't get that kind of decision making. Seriously, how do you make friends that way? It's, ahem, kind of like moving the price point of the cars...
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    1. Low mileage mo betta. I picked one up out of...

    1. Low mileage mo betta. I picked one up out of a, um, yard, and it ran like a raped ape up until I, uh, overlooked something. Then it was gone. SBD says don't go to 89mm bore and I believe them...
  49. There's a green Elan Series II shown too, here...

    There's a green Elan Series II shown too, here.The S2 cars are the best looking of them all, although not in that particular color. Mine was French Racing Blue. Sacre Bleu!
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    I don't know of any. Magnus built his own engine,...

    I don't know of any. Magnus built his own engine, w/ Cosworth bits to Cosworth specs. So he's the book I guess. There is a wiki out here that has some technical tidbits.

    A number of us have done...
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