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by DH2
Sun May 07, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: (Re)Build progress & Mods
Topic: RT rebuild thread
Replies: 159
Views: 89175

Re: RT rebuild thread

Blimey, where did 3 years go!?! I've just read through this thread, and most of it still seems like yesterday. Things with the Stylus haven't progressed very much, I've done a few little bits. But I do have a house with a garage now, and the Stylus is in it. I'm going to try to get some progress on ...
by DH2
Sat May 09, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Engines, gearboxes, differentials, brakes, etc...
Topic: uprated type 9 gearbox but from where
Replies: 11
Views: 7875

Re: uprated type 9 gearbox but from where

I'm (going to be) running the Mk3 MX5 diff in my car - same casing as the RX8, but the 4.44 ratio in that is crazy. MX5 comes in 3.7 and 4.1 flavours, I have the former in ATB LSD format. I've got a BGH box that I was having bad thoughts about selling... also got a V6 box that I do need shot of, nee...
by DH2
Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Chassis, suspension, steering and tyres
Topic: suspension setting: wedge
Replies: 12
Views: 7889

Re: suspension setting: wedge

For a road going car I'm interested in what others have got down to? Mine was apparently 625kg when I got it, with the boat anchor engine. I'm hoping to come back somewhere around the same, as I've knocked weight out in some places, and added in others (much stiffer chassis with extra bracing and r...
by DH2
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: General Stylus related
Topic: SSC Limited
Replies: 22
Views: 16521

Re: SSC Limited

Wow. Good news, all the best with the project, Matt.

Dave
by DH2
Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: (Re)Build progress & Mods
Topic: RT rebuild thread
Replies: 159
Views: 89175

Re: RT rebuild thread

Maybe we might just get a running report Dave :?: and the Stylus :lol: Yeah if you're interested in goings-on at the workshop I can post some random things, especially if I get my hands on some interesting cars. Also I'll be running the blog on the H111 website (and "social media"). If I can not fi...
by DH2
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: (Re)Build progress & Mods
Topic: RT rebuild thread
Replies: 159
Views: 89175

Re: RT rebuild thread

Nice - my sort of job - borrow someone else's sports car & look after if for a while, then swap it for a different one next the week. Not jealous at all :mrgreen: There are some perks to offset the poor salary! We are running three paying drivers in the Lotus race series this year, so get paid to g...
by DH2
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: (Re)Build progress & Mods
Topic: RT rebuild thread
Replies: 159
Views: 89175

Re: RT rebuild thread

Off anywhere interesting Dave? Not quite as mainstream as you (as I seem to recall you work for JLR?) - a good friend of mine runs a Lotus specialist, and has asked me to go and help. First task is dragging the website and webshop up to date! Then I can get on to more getting dirty hands on various...
by DH2
Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:19 am
Forum: (Re)Build progress & Mods
Topic: RT rebuild thread
Replies: 159
Views: 89175

Re: RT rebuild thread

Small update. Made some gussets for the engine mounts, which can be added once the mounts are properly welded, by a proper welder. http://i1091.photobucket.com/albums/i382/deeaitchtoo/stylus/20140111_gussets_3_zps80f858d1.jpg Then I started on making up a frame for the rear of the car, to support th...
by DH2
Tue Mar 11, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Engines, gearboxes, differentials, brakes, etc...
Topic: Prop shaft failure
Replies: 11
Views: 7697

Re: Prop shaft failure

Hence my comment regarding the front UJ breaking Dave ---- if it goes then the likely result would be the car being launched into the air followed by just about any consequence :shock: Indeed. Though in the Stylus we are quite fortunate that there is a 'natural' prop catcher at the join of the tunn...
by DH2
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Engines, gearboxes, differentials, brakes, etc...
Topic: Prop shaft failure
Replies: 11
Views: 7697

Re: Prop shaft failure

The "dodgy balancing bit" is perfectly normal practice. The welds look quite impressive - I'm not sure how you get such a big weld with apparently zero penetration! Prop failures are really dangerous, I don't understand why people skimp on buying a quality bespoke prop in favour of dodgy cut and shu...
by DH2
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:34 am
Forum: General Stylus related
Topic: Zetec Upgrade
Replies: 6
Views: 5836

Re: Zetec Upgrade

Looks good, Rob.
Please tell me you are going to put the cambelt cover back on...!
by DH2
Mon Jan 20, 2014 12:20 pm
Forum: General Stylus related
Topic: Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 12816

Re: Value?

Things like Elises look good value these days, and they're not too expensive to run or hugely difficult to work on. Most difficult to work on car I've ever had as virtually everything is inaccessible. Not a bad drive though. Mark Maybe I've been spoiled by working on lifts and with the clams off! I...
by DH2
Sat Jan 18, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: General Stylus related
Topic: Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 12816

Re: Value?

stylussprinter wrote:Well --- apart from head gasket failures on those that haven't had their thermostats moved to the water exit rather than entry :(
Most of the K-series cars are old enough for that to be sorted by now.
by DH2
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:15 pm
Forum: General Stylus related
Topic: Value?
Replies: 18
Views: 12816

Re: Value?

I think so. Well I'm not sure! It's loads of fun, but woman isn't keen and I don't use it a huge amount for various reasons that aren't the cars fault, so it'll probably be up for sale in the spring. But then I take it out, a 20 minute spin turns into a 2 hour blat across the countryside and I chan...
by DH2
Sat Jan 18, 2014 3:11 pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: Garage sale items
Replies: 21
Views: 15230

Re: Garage sale items

Bikenuts wrote:PM sent :-)
Sorry, forgot to reply yesterday - now done so.