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#1201 Tim Murray

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 10:26

What are we looking at? Is this a chain driven rear axle or some kind of gearbox?


Both. Each chain and sprocket set provides a different ratio, and obviously the axle is driven by only one chain set at a time.

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#1202 RogerFrench

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Posted 09 January 2019 - 14:14

What are we looking at? Is this a chain driven rear axle or some kind of gearbox?


Yes, and Yes.

Nash and Godfrey hated cogs,
Built a car with chains and dogs.
And it works, but would it if
They had built it with a diff?

#1203 elansprint72

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 20:26

Both. Each chain and sprocket set provides a different ratio, and obviously the axle is driven by only one chain set at a time.

Or, none! Here we see the Norris with just bottom and top gears, the chains having departed, several laps back, onto the track surface! 

 

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Julian Grimwade still managed a podium finish at Cadwell Park- although The Mountain was a bit of a nail-bighter for him each lap!


Edited by elansprint72, 10 January 2019 - 20:29.


#1204 Duc-Man

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 09:00

Thanks for the input on the Frazer-Nash Norris.

I love those old machines and sometimes I see some technical solution I don't understand on the spot. When I do my homework then and I get it, it's either the 'cartoonlike lightbulp over the head' moment or the famouse ' :eek: What the hell were they thinking? :eek: '.



#1205 elansprint72

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Posted 14 March 2019 - 21:05

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Well… I like it... 
 



#1206 Duc-Man

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Posted 17 March 2019 - 13:04

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Well… I like it... 
 

 

917?



#1207 elansprint72

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Posted 18 March 2019 - 11:48

Yes  :)



#1208 E1pix

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 01:56

Love it.

908 in reflection?

#1209 elansprint72

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Posted 19 March 2019 - 20:51

Love it.

908 in reflection?

Correct- that's why I like it!  :smoking:



#1210 Odseybod

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Posted 20 March 2019 - 12:18

The marks of a Mark II

 

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#1211 elansprint72

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 20:54

I never understood why they did that to the grille.



#1212 kayemod

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Posted 22 March 2019 - 23:17

I never understood why they did that to the grille.

 

 

You're probably not alone there, but I rather liked that inset grille feature, for me an improvement on the earlier version.



#1213 cheesy poofs

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Posted 23 March 2019 - 15:56

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Pictures from my visit to the Collier Collection in Naples Florida.

#1214 elansprint72

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Posted 01 April 2019 - 22:08

As a 43-year customer of Lotus Cars I rather like the advice here. Only in the last 12 months have I scratched the long-term itch to fit a red steering wheel- damn, what a difference it makes!

 

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#1215 WOT

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Posted 02 April 2019 - 06:15

As a 43-year customer of Lotus Cars I rather like the advice here. Only in the last 12 months have I scratched the long-term itch to fit a red steering wheel- damn, what a difference it makes!

 

 

Another red steering wheel for you....

 

 

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#1216 elansprint72

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 21:03

Another red steering wheel for you....

 

 

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I suppose that I ought to photograph the (totally wrong) red wheel I fitted to my '72 Sprint last year. It is a 12 inch Moto-Lita and, for me, it is perfect

 

Back in '75 I bought a somewhat-tired '68 Elan S4SE (they were just old cars then), it was fitted with what is now known, in Elan circles, as a "Colin Chapman wheel". But... it was not signed and had a plastic-covered rim; it was split along the seam-welds and so I wrapped it with black electrical tape until I could afford a Moto-Lita (of slightly smaller diameter and leather covered). The original wheel went into a convenient builders' skip/dumpster.

 

My next (and current) Elan was/is a '72 Sprint; this came with a wood-rim 13" Moto-Lita wheel; very nice but one needs gloves to use it properly. At a Club Lotus show at Donington I was sitting with Ron Hickman and Peter Cambridge and I mentioned the crap wheel on my first Elan- they both agreed that probably Lotus was out of funds that month and Fred Bushell had been sent out to seek a cheap alternative, in order to get a few road cars out of the door in order to fund the racing team. They both thought that the plastic-rim, non-signed wheels might be one of the most rare types of wheel fitted. Damn!

I persevered with the wood wheel until last year, when I bought the red leather one and fitted it to the existing boss.

 

Ten years ago I rescued a '69 S4SE Elan, which has not been much messed-about with- it has the Holy Grail Chapman "signed" wheel with black leather rim and, although I've only driven/moved this car around my place, I don't like it! I really should sort this car out, but...  :smoking:



#1217 WOT

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Posted 03 April 2019 - 22:52

I suppose that I ought to photograph the (totally wrong) red wheel I fitted to my '72 Sprint last year. It is a 12 inch Moto-Lita and, for me, it is perfect

 

Back in '75 I bought a somewhat-tired '68 Elan S4SE (they were just old cars then), it was fitted with what is now known, in Elan circles, as a "Colin Chapman wheel". But... it was not signed and had a plastic-covered rim; it was split along the seam-welds and so I wrapped it with black electrical tape until I could afford a Moto-Lita (of slightly smaller diameter and leather covered). The original wheel went into a convenient builders' skip/dumpster.

 

My next (and current) Elan was/is a '72 Sprint; this came with a wood-rim 13" Moto-Lita wheel; very nice but one needs gloves to use it properly. At a Club Lotus show at Donington I was sitting with Ron Hickman and Peter Cambridge and I mentioned the crap wheel on my first Elan- they both agreed that probably Lotus was out of funds that month and Fred Bushell had been sent out to seek a cheap alternative, in order to get a few road cars out of the door in order to fund the racing team. They both thought that the plastic-rim, non-signed wheels might be one of the most rare types of wheel fitted. Damn!

I persevered with the wood wheel until last year, when I bought the red leather one and fitted it to the existing boss.

 

Ten years ago I rescued a '69 S4SE Elan, which has not been much messed-about with- it has the Holy Grail Chapman "signed" wheel with black leather rim and, although I've only driven/moved this car around my place, I don't like it! I really should sort this car out, but...  :smoking:

 

 

That's funny.... plastic rim wheel being a rarity....


Edited by WOT, 03 April 2019 - 22:53.


#1218 alansart

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 18:21

McLaren M10 amongst other things :)

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#1219 alansart

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 18:22

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#1220 Ardmore

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Posted 27 May 2019 - 21:46

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#1221 Lee Nicolle

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 03:53

McLaren M10 amongst other things :)

47934472711_2d7756e05c_b.jpgAnthony Taylor - McLaren M10B_4 by Alan Raine, on Flickr

Were quick release steering wheels around in 1970?  Not that I remember.

Though like oh so many I need them these days to easily get in and out of  the cars.

Currently have sharing the one wheel between 2 cars. 13" soft grip 3 bolt boat wheel that was bolted on my Sports Sedan when I bought it in 1982. And it was well used then. I do have the power steering wheel as well,, 15" of boomerang  68 HK Holden wheel that my Supermodified was built with in 68. Which was evidently scrounged from the crash shop scrap bin of where the original owner worked. That one has the tennis racket wrapped rim. Both converted to quick release.

 

Did that M10 have trim originally? I know some race cars did, as did my Supermodified. It still has a few press studs left but never had trim in the 30 years I have known the car


Edited by Lee Nicolle, 28 May 2019 - 03:56.


#1222 yasmin

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 15:34

yes, i believe M10's came with trim....



#1223 alansart

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 18:51

Were quick release steering wheels around in 1970?  Not that I remember.

Though like oh so many I need them these days to easily get in and out of  the cars.

Currently have sharing the one wheel between 2 cars. 13" soft grip 3 bolt boat wheel that was bolted on my Sports Sedan when I bought it in 1982. And it was well used then. I do have the power steering wheel as well,, 15" of boomerang  68 HK Holden wheel that my Supermodified was built with in 68. Which was evidently scrounged from the crash shop scrap bin of where the original owner worked. That one has the tennis racket wrapped rim. Both converted to quick release.

 

Did that M10 have trim originally? I know some race cars did, as did my Supermodified. It still has a few press studs left but never had trim in the 30 years I have known the car

Lee, I think the quick release steering wheel is a modern addition. I believe the original cars had internal trim but would not bet my house on it :)

This M10 is owned by Anthony Taylor.

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Edited by alansart, 28 May 2019 - 18:52.


#1224 Ardmore

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Posted 28 May 2019 - 21:24

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Exhaust on the Begg FM4



#1225 Ardmore

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 09:16

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#1226 alansart

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:16

Mark Walker's Thunderbug, or as Mark told me a "Norwich Dragon". He thought it looked like a Thunderbug so stuck it on the front of the car but was advised at a later date about the Norwich connection :)

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#1227 Ardmore

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Posted 01 June 2019 - 09:20

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Close racing.



#1228 Ardmore

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 02:25

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The front suspension of the Cooper T66 better known in New Zealand as the Rothmans Cooper. Photo taken in 1994, before the car was restored.



#1229 SJ Lambert

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 23:30

:wave: My Elfin Mono still has it's original trim!

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