Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

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

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 06.05.2018, 10:34

clemo wrote:
John_W wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:… the important thing is I²t for very short duration transients such as might be demanded by a pump motor. If the relay impedance was significant, then the motor may well play up as current spikes collapse the applied voltage.

:roll:
Yeah... tell us something we don't know.

:smt028 :smt110


Actually i have no idea what they are talking about .


Neither have I ... and I'm an Electrical Power Engineer. :lol: All a.c. quantities are expressed as d.c. equivalents so not sure what Geoff is on about.... but there's no need to throw away your D.C. mutlimeters guys....

Point of my post was Geoff said " fuse is rated 7.5A and the pump is likely to demand more than that transiently" which might encourage some owners to change it to a higher rated fuse. (It crossed my mind...)

Highest current I saw was 4.2 amps so stick with 7.5 amp fuse in A3... (unless you've fitted a non-OE pump for any reason).
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby GeoffSmith » Sun 06.05.2018, 14:11

Anything more than 50c/s hurts you power boys. :-D
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Darran6969 » Fri 11.05.2018, 18:12

4 years ago the immobiliser broke which runs the fuel pump, before it broke the pump would run for 4 seconds, after 900 quid and them having her for 6 months it ran constantly, which I knew was not right but 6 months!!! Think I was had by alocal garage that did not have a clue and guessed at an answer so she would start, ie by pass this hard wire that, sorry mate I was had
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Wed 16.05.2018, 18:39

Darran6969 wrote:4 years ago the immobiliser broke which runs the fuel pump, before it broke the pump would run for 4 seconds, after 900 quid and them having her for 6 months it ran constantly, which I knew was not right but 6 months!!! Think I was had by alocal garage that did not have a clue and guessed at an answer so she would start, ie by pass this hard wire that, sorry mate I was had


Hey no worries man. Think we have got it fixed. Should be back very soon.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Wed 16.05.2018, 18:41

Cutting this really fine for Castle Combe.
May be a drive from Stafford to Combe at this rate.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Saltire » Wed 16.05.2018, 19:11

Really hoping you make it; would love to see it back on the road after the last time I saw it :shock:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby John_W » Wed 16.05.2018, 20:41

clemo wrote:Cutting this really fine for Castle Combe.
May be a drive from Stafford to Combe at this rate.

Oi, Clemo,
You missed the Jim Clark 50th, so you’ld better make Castle Combe for the sake of your credibility! :poke:
Get the finger out!
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Hey Clemo, I've just thought of something else.

After you've thrashed around the Devon lanes for 6 months in your JC S2, then laid it up for a few months to do all this work to bring it back to its former glory, bring it up to Duns, next year.

Chirnside and Duns was where Jimmy was bought up and, as you know, next year will be the 50th anniversary of his untimely death at Hockenheim. There will be a very special event held at the Duns museum organised by Club Lotus (Scotland) and Club Lotus. The new proposed museum might even be built with some of Jimmy's race cars in it

It will be a very special occasion and very fitting if your JC car, and any M100 for that matter, made the pilgrimage. You're welcome to stay at my gaff 30 miles away. JohnW did this a couple of years ago and we both enjoyed a thrash over the hills and twisty Border country lanes to Duns :burnout:

Perhaps we could even get some of these other LEC M100 garage queens out of retirement :chair:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Wed 16.05.2018, 21:07

John_W wrote:[Oi, Clemo,
You missed the Jim Clark 50th, so you’ld better make Castle Combe for the sake of your credibility! :poke:
Get the finger out!


Nae excuses Clemo. Be there or be square :lol:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby dapinky » Wed 16.05.2018, 23:16

He'll be there


(even if as a passenger)
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Mon 21.05.2018, 19:48

dapinky wrote:He'll be there


(even if as a passenger)



just not in my own car
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Mon 21.05.2018, 19:54

I can sell you a good one :twisted:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby lotusflasherman » Mon 21.05.2018, 20:21

Rambo wrote:I can sell you a good one :twisted:

What colour is the good one? :lol:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Mon 21.05.2018, 20:43

lotusflasherman wrote:
Rambo wrote:I can sell you a good one :twisted:

What colour is the good one? :lol:


Well, it's not blue with orange wheels anyway :lol:
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Tue 17.07.2018, 21:17

2 months since any updates Clemo :poke:

Any news, good or bad :?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Tue 17.07.2018, 22:07

Not great ... but thanks for asking .
Lotus expert guy got sacked.
Progress is slow. Car has become a hospital job for what i can tell.
I was meant to go and get it last week but it now has a misfire ?.

Convertible Roof has not been fitted nor has the roof seals.
I should now be getting it Thursday .
Whilst the job so far has been very well done the time taken is a joke.

Hope you are all enjoying the nice sunny days. hope to be joining you next year !!.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Rambo » Tue 17.07.2018, 22:46

Oh dear, not good. The saga continues :?

Hopefully you will get it before the sun stops shining. Nearly a month after midsummer and the sun is already heading over the hill 20 minutes earlier up here :?
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Thu 19.07.2018, 08:22

should be back today .... lets see if it actually happens.
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby dapinky » Thu 19.07.2018, 12:10

It'll make a nice birthday present if you get it........
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby clemo » Thu 19.07.2018, 18:30

And fails again ....
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Re: Clemo's Jim Clark edition (1 of 13 )

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 19.07.2018, 20:09

My condolences. Keep the faith, it will get home soon.
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