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M100 oil cooler

Postby Burningflash » Tue 12.01.2021, 14:27

Hi,

I am thinking to make a copy of the Lotus M100 oil cooler because I can't find any for a normal price and the ones from aftermarket Iam not interested.
Is someone else interested in a new oil cooler? This could help to get a better price.
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby HJ2 » Tue 12.01.2021, 14:29

Interesting!

But... If you have one made... would that not then be 'after market'as well?
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Burningflash » Tue 12.01.2021, 14:35

:D :D :D

Shure it will be aftermarket but I plan to make a 100% copy so the old screws will be in the same place so you can mount it without any changes
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Dave Eds » Tue 12.01.2021, 14:50

I'm asking because I have absolutely no idea of the answer, but wouldn't you need some sort of license to overcome copyright issues?

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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Burningflash » Tue 12.01.2021, 15:00

When Iam doing it only for me and M100 friends, no
When Iam doing it for earning money there is a time (some years) where it is not allowed to copy things but after this time has past you can produce it. Thats why you can buy parts from different companys and on this kind of item there are no patents
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Fredjohn » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:07

A replacement oil cooler for the M100 has already been done and apparently it fits. No need to re-invent the wheel.

Try a search for Coolex oil cooler on here. I believe they may offer LEC a discount.

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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Burningflash » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:18

You are right bur 230 Pound?! :shock:

My goal is between 110-140 Pound
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby dapinky » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:43

Spud, I don't see it as any issue from a copywrite point of view - Lotus purely modified an existing 'standard' radiator with the brackets welded on (probably braised, actually!).

I found it easy enough to fabricate the brackets and attach them to fit the existing mounting points, using 'off the shelf' parts for the radiator and fittings.... there isn't too much work involved in creating a bespoke item from an existing radiator - if there is the desire/market for it.
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Re: M100 oil cooler

Postby Burningflash » Tue 12.01.2021, 16:49

Hello Dave,

that exactly how I want do it :)
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