2006 Exige S

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Fonzey
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seriouslylotus wrote: Sun Apr 18, 2021 9:43 am Kyle if you need more camber the machined upright is the way to go
No need for spending on alloy arms etc etc, My elise, and Exige 360 both had machined uprights,
Very happy with on track performance etc etc
Yep I reckon that's my next port of call. I may fetch them round next time you're feeling hospitable :mrgreen: I imagine you've got the gear to machine them down with more accuracy than my belt sander? :?
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Type116
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surely the most sensible option for more camber at the front would be to run the Spitfire VRSAS ? you can gain an extra 4.5mm of camber.
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Type116 wrote: Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:29 pm surely the most sensible option for more camber at the front would be to run the Spitfire VRSAS ? you can gain an extra 4.5mm of camber.
Sold! :thumbup:
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Fonzey
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I've had an offer to loan some steering arms that are currently sat in a box for a project that's a little stalled. I may look at them after Anglesey so I can experiment at a circuit a little closer to home.

I had my AC guy back round last thursday. As a reminder, quick summary of my AC journey is as follows:

- AC worked fine
- I destroyed a few parts of it whilst fitting the chargecooler
- Condenser and a couple of pipes replaced, one pipe was custom made to give a bit more room around the CC hoses
- AC worked fine at the start of last year

Towards the end of summer, I noticed some residue on top of my OSF archliner and suspected it was from the new custom AC pipe. I wanted a fully flexi pipe but Lotus had a pressure relief valve fitted so we had to splice in a bit of solid and a bit of flexi together to accommodate it. The AC still worked absolutely fine but I stopped using it until I could get the leak verified.

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Fast forward to last week, and I finally verified the leak. AC was still working a treat, but after a few mins of running at max pressure we saw bubbles of residue coming from one of the crimp connections on the custom pipe. Since we made the pipe, I learned that Lotus no longer supply this length of pipe with the PRV as it was deemed redundant, if we knew this previously we could have made it 100% flexi and had no issues, so that was the plan going forward... BUT I have very little faith we can unscrew it from the condenser whilst the clam is on. With the clam on, we can't clamp the condenser side of the union.

Rather than risking my condenser, we recrimped the pipe without removing it. It seemed to survive the follow up pressure test, and we'll come back to it the next time my clam is off to replace the pipe properly.

A couple of days later I was headed to Wales via and overnight stay in Cheshire to meet some friends and explore some of the North Wales roads. Not an area I've driven before, but so glad I've got to experience it.

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Some belting roads, good company and no real traffic/cyclist issues all day. Long day though, was in and out of the car for 12 hours so I was pretty broken when I got home but luckily.. the car wasn't!

I did have a couple of snagging issues to address on the car though after so many miles, but should be easily sorted this week before I head back to Wales for an Anglesey trackday:

- Wheel balance is out, vibrating all over the place at <insert speed here>
- Engine needs repositioning a bit... not as drastic as it sounds, but the rear engine mount allows some adjustment. Currently the crankcase breather is interfering with the bottom of my chargecooler header tank causing rattles at certain RPM. I can lower the engine a bit, but it's a tightrope as I only have a few mm clearance between the cat and the rear diffuser.
- On the way home when the brakes all cooled down a bit on the motorway I was getting nasty pad chatter up front. Not THAT unusual for these cars but it was particularly bad. Upon inspection I found that only good-will was really keeping my pads in on the drivers side...

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Worryingly it seems like both pins have wobbled out, maybe as a result of the poor wheel balance vibrations, maybe the Welsh cattlegrids that we flew over at "speed" but I checked a photo from the 'AC' work a few days previous, and they were definitely there then!

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Anglesey next weekend, can't wait 8-)

Oh, and AC worked all weekend too. Compressor is rattling a bit though when in use. :?
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Great news on the AC. Not jealous one bit at all. Honest :D
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thommo
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Don’t incriminate yourself, but how many cars were there? And whose was the S1 Exige?
Exige S1 No: 139
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Fonzey
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thommo wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:12 pm Don’t incriminate yourself, but how many cars were there? And whose was the S1 Exige?
6, but we ran into another group of 5 who we had definitely never met before. :? On a serious note we careful to stagger arrival/departures and we didn't clump together on pee breaks :thumbup:

S1 Exige is a recent purchase, he posts as adesmith on SELOC... I'll try to bully him into registering here too. It's a cracking example with a recently built Scholar engine, it doesn't hang about!
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Fonzey wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:14 pm
thommo wrote: Mon Apr 26, 2021 9:12 pm Don’t incriminate yourself, but how many cars were there? And whose was the S1 Exige?
6, but we ran into another group of 5 who we had definitely never met before. :? On a serious note we careful to stagger arrival/departures and we didn't clump together on pee breaks :thumbup:

S1 Exige is a recent purchase, he posts as adesmith on SELOC... I'll try to bully him into registering here too. It's a cracking example with a recently built Scholar engine, it doesn't hang about!
Just realised I am actually already on here :lol:

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Nice one Ade, enjoying it? Busy on the 1st August? 😉
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