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by chimpvalet
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:49 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Beware on buying parts
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Beware on buying parts

To Packard's point, I've had a similar experience in the past with some clowns operating through a very well presented website which, among other things, boasts of distribution centers in both the US and UK. Took my online order for a small batch of parts, shipped out short the most critical bit. To...
by chimpvalet
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Reserve Fuel Valve
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Reserve Fuel Valve

With 2 fuel tanks on my toy it's occurred that I might deal with fuel feed separately. Easier keeping 8 gallons fresh than 16, weight bias side-side in a light car, different fuel options, all in mind with this. Any suggestions for valves to alternate between tanks?
by chimpvalet
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: Any Way To Get This Exhaust Down To 95 Decibels Or Lower Without Destroying Good Flow?
Replies: 23
Views: 1067

Re: Any Way To Get This Exhaust Down To 95 Decibels Or Lower Without Destroying Good Flow?

Seems that the ST with end cap stack of plates should act in a diode fashion, with resonant tuning to that point as it's open air beyond that.
by chimpvalet
Tue May 18, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Fuse Block Source
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Fuse Block Source

Found the Del City website altogether useful, placed a good order there. Thanks!
by chimpvalet
Tue May 18, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: 1-Wire Alternator
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: 1-Wire Alternator

Thanks for the advice, all welcome. The car has a voltmeter in the dash cluster, as the vendor was careful to inquire on. Seems I'll be OK with the 1-wire as long as the system is well put together.
by chimpvalet
Mon May 17, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: 1-Wire Alternator
Replies: 8
Views: 288

1-Wire Alternator

Went looking for a compact alternator to upgrade my sportscar under restoration, came up with a Delco-Remy that fits the installation nicely. I believe it's a CS-121 type and is a 1-wire configuration, unlike the OEM piece. Given that I'm upgrading the wiring system extensively, including additional...
by chimpvalet
Thu May 13, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Engine Tech
Topic: 95 RON standardized as new high octane?
Replies: 45
Views: 1448

Re: 95 RON standardized as new high octane?

When I was very young, (perhaps about 40), we learned that electricity could be used to reduce water to oxygen and hydrogen gas, which could then be burned as a fuel. But the cost of production far exceeded existing energy sources and was totally impractical. The same is true today when we attempt ...
by chimpvalet
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

I'd guess that's an MOT test printout. If so, not really up to snuff in terms of optimising for race performance. The Lotus community firmly endorse Northamptonshire Motorsports ( if I recall the name correctly ), are you within reach of them?
by chimpvalet
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

Seems I lost the thread somewhere, thought we were discussing an X1-9. I know the 124's ran the same sort of braking kit therefore would correlate with thoughts on the flexing of caliper brackets at least. Same goes for the slider inserts sticking under load.
by chimpvalet
Sun Apr 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

I'm confident the X1-9 has an inherent propensity towards uneven locking at the front, as recounted in my earlier posting. Therefore it may be more a matter of what efforts have already been made in attempting to mitigate this, and whether or not they were helpful.
by chimpvalet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

Perhaps someone who did not understand what causes long pedal travel? Examples: flex-y caliper brackets, loose wheel bearings.
by chimpvalet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General Tech
Topic: Brazing Aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 1008

Re: Brazing Aluminum

Fair point, thanks.
by chimpvalet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

If it's the hex shaped bit you refer to is it possibly one of those pressure retention gadgets with an internal spring-loaded check valve? The intent of these appears to be keeping pedal travel within range but I view this as suspect and potentially troublesome. The hotter state of the one corner st...
by chimpvalet
Thu Apr 08, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: Balance Bar vs Proportioning Valve
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Balance Bar vs Proportioning Valve

Acknowledged, thanks.
by chimpvalet
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:16 pm
Forum: Chassis / Suspension / Body
Topic: One wheel always locking before the other
Replies: 38
Views: 932

Re: One wheel always locking before the other

Long ago a buddy had a brand spanking new X1-9 with slider calipers all around. Had a nasty propensity to lock up unevenly at the front under hard braking in the dry. Not my cup of tea.

Cheers
Steve