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russelld last won the day on May 22

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  1. I don't like the way the lip of the higher trumpets slightly shrouds the lower trumpets with the unequal lengths as in the top photo. I realise that the higher ones are not sat on the TBs in this photo but I presume it would look similar in reality with unequal lenghth trumpets ? Have you got a solution for this other than cutting the lip to stop shrouding ? I would favour option 2 personally, I think this would also work better with whatever air filter you intend to use.
  2. Thanks Keith, I'm sure it is fine, I was just very surprised at the figures ( I can't remember exactly what they were but the rears were about 15% higher readings ) the balance across axles was fine within about 5% IIRC Russ. F1 cars are about 45% / 55% front / rear weight distribution, I would think they would be about optimal. Elise 38% / 62 % Caterham closer to 50% / 50%
  3. Hi All, My car has just been for it's MOT and as normal at the garage I use the tester Tim has me sitting in the car operating the controls and brakes. I noticed while he was doing the brake test that the braking figures were higher for the back wheels than the front wheels, I had never noticed this before and was always under the impression that the bias on an Elise gave more braking force at the front. I have CL5+ pads all round and solid vented disks so no imbalance of pad material. Thinking about it with 2/3 of the weight of the car over the back wheels ( which changes with weight transfer when braking )slightly more rear braking may be what is required for our cars ? Also the rear pads are larger than the fronts although they are operated with a single piston not 2 like the fronts. Can someone who has a non servo car and an MOT imminent please observe what the readings are for their car and report back. Beer for the winner !!! Thanks Russ. I hope I don't find out something is wrong going into Redgate on Tuesday
  4. You parked behind mine at Keddleston. I thought it had been wrapped, looks good up close too
  5. https://www.option1sportscars.co.uk/accident-repair/ Option 1 in Bromsgrove is one of the best and not far from you. Pisser about the bump :-(
  6. The Le Mans track days are up there for me. The best though was a Euro trip in 2011 with Greg,Ali, Phil,Chez, Steve & Jane. We arrived at Monaco mid afternoon and tried to find the apartment we had booked, our sat nav's failed us as routes were blocked for roadworks and so did our pigeon French. It took about 2 hours to finally find the place which was a luxury flat on the harbour front at Fontvieille. We went through a particular tunnel about 10 times and passed a gang of road workers who were doing repairs there. After the third time through the tunnel they had a look of disbelief on their faces, from the sixth time on we received cheers and applause each pass through . The day ended well with beers at 15 Euros each in Cafe de Paris and losing 100 Euros in 5 minutes at Monte Carlo casino ! Best holiday ever
  7. I must say the last 10 years have been kinder to you Laura than they have to G Sorry Buddy
  8. Keiran what an awesome machine! I must admit to having dark thoughts myself about Caterhams after having a pax at Blyton in modest low powered car. They are so controllable on the throttle they make a Lotus feel like a heavy barge. Respect to you for going for a 500 I know one would be wasted on me. Will you be taking it along to the Clock for the next meet ? Russ
  9. The N/A will be a big step up in performance from a 111S, plenty of power for a road car IMO. My experience is only based on passenger rides in both, I'm sure Evora owners will be along with opinions based more on experience
  10. Very nice Alex :-)
  11. Yes it's job is to keep the temperature stable if it is stuck open you are getting too much cooling. If the stat was working properly it would slowly open and close as it needed to to control the flow of cooler water coming in from the radiator. The stat is at the bulkhead side of the engine under the alternator
  12. I think this will be the problem. They are difficult to get to on those engines IIRC :-(
  13. Re builds are expensive and in my experience have always cost more than the quote. For reference the last re build on my NTR 40's cost over £600.
  14. Remove the A post trim no 4 on this scetch of parts. http://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?TBL=1357&MAK=1&MDL=14&SMA=0&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0 That will let you get the cable to the front of the sill. You then need to pull the cable through the sill from the back, try using electricians cable rods push through from the back wheel arch to the front ( you are trying to pull the cable back through the sill parallel with the aluminium coolant pipe. ) as I said not easy but can be done, they manage to pull oil lines through for fitting oil coolers at the front of the car. Good luck, If you have problems you can hand it over to Gav :-)
  15. Route it through the passenger side sill , a bit tricky but can be done :-)