Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 22.01.2018, 02:39

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Mon 22.01.2018, 10:32

Nice one Phil ... thanks for the repost . I thought we had to use bucket or something like that .
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Mon 22.01.2018, 10:56

lotusflasherman wrote:and finally ...
clemo chassis.jpg


One of the best photo I've seen that shows what a joke that 'Strut Bar' Group Buy was... Strut Bar
Does anybody with an ounce of engineering knowledge think a bit of tube with the ends flattened bolted across the top is going to add anything to the rigidity of that structure ? :lol:


Yes, but it was great for holding a golf umbrella and a red hazard warning triangle :evil:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Mon 22.01.2018, 10:57

lotusflasherman wrote:Image


Looking good Clemo. Maybe you'll get to drive it in 2018. Or will you be frightened to take it out the garage in case it gets dirty :lol: :lol:

PS those orange side reflectors look so '90's. Get some clear ones :poke:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Mon 22.01.2018, 12:36

Clear sides , fronts and REARS to be fitted .
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 22.01.2018, 12:47

Rambo wrote:[quote="lotusflasherman"
Does anybody with an ounce of engineering knowledge think a bit of tube with the ends flattened bolted across the top is going to add anything to the rigidity of that structure ? :lol:

Yes, but it was great for holding a golf umbrella and a red hazard warning triangle :evil:


Yeah but you couldn't get 2 x 17" wheels with tyres in with that there - and what about Colin's "add lightness"? :smt017

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By the way... when I was checking disc run out with a dial gauge I rigged it up between the strut 'mounting points' and jacked up under a hub carrier until the other wheel was off the ground as well. Repeated for the other side.
There was more movement on the dial gauge if I just banged the side of the car ... Anybody who says the strut improves their car must have a seriously rotten chassis, so not something you'll be needing Clemo. :-D

... and personally I still prefer OE orange lenses on the various green and Collapso Elans, but clear on all the other colours.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 22.01.2018, 13:01

lotusflasherman wrote:and finally ...
One of the best photo I've seen that shows what a joke that 'Strut Bar' Group Buy was... Strut Bar
Does anybody with an ounce of engineering knowledge think a bit of tube with the ends flattened bolted across the top is going to add anything to the rigidity of that structure ? :lol:

Nope. I've been waiting more than 10 years for the evidence!
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby GeoffSmith » Mon 22.01.2018, 13:02

lotusflasherman wrote:... and personally I still prefer OE orange lenses on the various green and Collapso Elans, but clear on all the other colours.

:agree:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Mon 22.01.2018, 22:21

GeoffSmith wrote:
lotusflasherman wrote:and finally ...
One of the best photo I've seen that shows what a joke that 'Strut Bar' Group Buy was... Strut Bar
Does anybody with an ounce of engineering knowledge think a bit of tube with the ends flattened bolted across the top is going to add anything to the rigidity of that structure ? :lol:

Nope. I've been waiting more than 10 years for the evidence!


Me too Geoff, and RayD knew what he was on about

However, it was a group buy and Dico persuaded everyone to go for it so Dave Myers' Papal account profited well :twisted:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Kathryn » Mon 22.01.2018, 22:34

clemo wrote:Clear sides , fronts and REARS to be fitted .

Clear rears!? The last ones I saw were ridiculously expensive! :shock:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Thu 25.01.2018, 20:29

Kathryn wrote:
clemo wrote:Clear sides , fronts and REARS to be fitted .

Clear rears!? The last ones I saw were ridiculously expensive! :shock:



How much where they Kathryn ?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Steve A » Thu 25.01.2018, 21:39

8) The car's looking fab Dave :clap:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Kathryn » Wed 31.01.2018, 00:05

clemo wrote:How much where they Kathryn ?


About £400 each for the whole rear light. Are you just changing the orange bits? Is that possible?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Darran6969 » Sun 08.04.2018, 14:32

It's one year on and it looks like You re doing really are doing a great job on her is she on the road yet? Sorry no more paperwork was found over Xmas
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Tue 10.04.2018, 14:35

Darran6969 wrote:It's one year on and it looks like You re doing really are doing a great job on her is she on the road yet? Sorry no more paperwork was found over Xmas


i think it's still king of the garage queen's :poke:

It failed to make it up to the Jim Clark 50th anniversary meet at Duns last w/e :?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Tue 10.04.2018, 17:21

Rambo wrote:
Darran6969 wrote:It's one year on and it looks like You re doing really are doing a great job on her is she on the road yet? Sorry no more paperwork was found over Xmas


i think it's still king of the garage queen's :poke:

It failed to make it up to the Jim Clark 50th anniversary meet at Duns last w/e :?


Yes yes i know ... standard Clemo let down but i was in motorbiking round Burma with Pinky so it was a bit difficult to just hop back. Promise to be present next year.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Wed 11.04.2018, 16:44

Car update .

Good news .
Ex Lotus guy who worked on the M100 production line Nigel Furnace is working on my car. So he is now fitting and re routing bits and pieces back to factory.

Car should be back in my possession in a few weeks time.

Things i want checked before return is lazer wheel alignment .
Anything else you guys can think of ?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Wed 11.04.2018, 16:52

What happened to the guys that were originally working on your car Clemo ? Did you kick them into touch ?
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