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Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 1st April 2016, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,636
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Transaxle chioce

Hi Nigel. Im just up the road from you as it were. I have a surplus Ricardo 6-speed transaxle from a 2005 GT40 that would suit.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 7th June 2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 22,402
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: EPAS (Electric Power Assist Steering)

How about mounting a microswitch or 2 on the gearchange system? Either at the gearbox end or at the gear lever end? You could have one switch on First gear that would give max assistance, another...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th October 2013, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,329
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: gilmor belt drive.

Ummm .. Id be interested to know what the benefits are of fitting a gilmer type drive to an engine?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 8th August 2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,189
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: ZF questions

".............. watches and reads with interest, as I have a BMW M1 box that Im about to flip the ring gear to Pantera-type configuration."
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 15th May 2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,803
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1 cable shifting

On mine, I made up a right angle bellcrank mounted in 2 small bearings and mounted it on top of the gearbox on the rear housing. The cables remain straight, shifting is easy and precise, there is no...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 15th May 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,216
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Renault UN1 transaxle, everything

Youre right. I did know this, but when I looked at the picture on the 'lotus' link above, you can see a very wide, straight cut gear, which from a quick glance I took it as the newly cut 1st gear you...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 13th May 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,216
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Renault UN1 transaxle, everything

Interesting to see that the standard Lotus box has a straight cut first gear from the factory.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th April 2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1013 leak

Errrrm, wouldnt it be easier just to put the 'O' rings on the inside of the shafts, if its -13 box, the shafts are even machined for them. When you slide the CV adapters on the shaft, they seal up...
Forum: Wings, Wheels, and Keels 23rd March 2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 17,504
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Manta Montage T First Build

I noticed that too Terry. I would have removed the diagonal brace on the lower wishbone if the trailing arm is being used for suspension location. I guess if the joints are soft enough it wont matter...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 18th March 2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,554
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1013 leak

There is actually an 'O' ring that goes over the output shaft, on the inner end of the splines, that seals against the CV hub, check them as well.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 15th March 2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Inverting/Flipping a ZF

Its not going in a Pantera, its going in an all aluminium replica of a BMW M1, with a Chevy on the front. Special bellhousing cast to do the deed as it were. I'll check the length though with the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 14th March 2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Inverting/Flipping a ZF

"reads with interest" I am doing the opposite, converting an M1, ZF box to Pantera configuration.
Forum: The Paddock 8th March 2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,627
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Women

Not on this site but on a few other Lotus sites, there is a Kiwi girl on there. Shes a big Lotus fan, having had a 1988 Esprit Turbo, then sold that for the latest Sport 350 V8 Esprit. I have met her...
Forum: The Paddock 21st February 2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 51,382
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Is the right to bear arms outdated.

From what I see of the American Consitituion thingy, is the word 'admendment'. I read from that, that its been changed or 'amended' along the way. And thats how it should be.
Just because it was a...
Forum: The Paddock 20th February 2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,247
Views: 51,382
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Is the right to bear arms outdated.

Im rather glad I live in a country where not even our police carry guns (as a course of normal duty). We dont allow automatic weapons and have strict conditions on ownership. Of course the bad guys...
Forum: All GT40 14th February 2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,523
Posted By RamboLambo
Thumbs up Re: GT40's vs Ultima

I hear what youre saying, but as the Ultima has no given engine option then really you cant quite make the comparisons. The GT40 is a replica of a real historic car with the only 'real' engine...
Forum: All GT40 14th February 2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,523
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: GT40's vs Ultima

Im failing to see where all this 'technology' that is perceived in peoples minds as to what makes the Ultima a better car. Reality is, its still just another tube chassis with a plastic body over it....
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 8th February 2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,521
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Remote engine oil filter location on RCR with Coyote 5.0lt

I would be interested to know if the orientation of the oil cooler is ok? Can it be located with the inlet/outlet at the bottom? Most of the ones Ive seen have those at the top of the cooler.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 31st January 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,098
Posted By RamboLambo
Talking Re: Cnc tube bending

When I should be watching porn vids, I find myself spending hours getting off on videos of machinery such as this.

To hell with the stick movies!
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 30th January 2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Question on the Cayote and UN1-27

Be easier to just get a clutch plate made up with the 21 spline centre put in it.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 28th January 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Ford GT transaxel

I believe there are a few still floating around Graeme. :)
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 2nd November 2012, 11:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: How to identify an Audi transaxel

Graeme, I have done just that .. put a 4-spider diff in a 2-spider UN1. Thing is .... you need to do some clever machining to get it done, and have a spacer plate installed because one diff is...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 20th October 2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,871
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Fitting fans to radiator

Trev - I did rivit them on. The "L" brackets are aluminium 3mm by 30x30. But ...
I cut one side of the aluminium so it would fit nicely against the frame, so its like about 30 x 25 or so now. The...
Forum: The Race Track 18th October 2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: More Flat Plane Crank Stuff

Jack - Its that sort of information that can only be gained from ones own experiences or the knowledge of others who have 'been there done that'. Thank you for that. The internet has to be mans most...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Fueling, Electrics, & Engine Cooling 18th October 2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,871
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Fitting fans to radiator

I have just done exactly this to my Lotus Esprit. The factory shroud was cracked, broken and rusty. I mounted some 'L' brackets to the radiator frame and, well you can see the rest. It originally had...
Forum: The Race Track 17th October 2012, 04:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,788
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: More Flat Plane Crank Stuff

Jack - thats a nice set up you have on your engine. What engine management unit are you using, and what are the coil plugs you have on there. I ask because I have a 308 Mondial that Ive been longing...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 17th October 2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: How to identify an Audi transaxel

Its quite easy Graeme. Check out what some of the Porsche guys have done as well. Its really not too much different from that of a UN1 type - just the actuators the other way around.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 11th October 2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,273
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Audi V8 - 012 gearbox

Just wondering Nick, who made the chassis? I would be looking seriously at those rear shock mounts and how they are located.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 6th September 2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Gtd? Flywheel query

Umm - can someone tell me why, if the flywheel is 'balanced' and spins without viabration, why would it unbalance the crankshaft as well .. unless of course both crank and flywheel are balanced...
Forum: Introduce Yourself Here! 6th September 2012, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Hi from New Zealand

...... signing in from the north end of the country.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th September 2012, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1 - Which bit Breaks?

I got a 1-peice shaft made for my UN1-13 box. I just took the old shaft, details of what I wanted and the other bits and peices to a reputable gear and shaft making shop and they produced a perfect...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 17th July 2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,407
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: V belt setup

Just asking ...... I went along to a local car show on the weekend and saw several cars with those gilmer type toothed belts running from the crank to water pump etc.

Now .. correct me, enlighten...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 15th June 2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,490
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Deciding on a transaxle.

How about a Ricardo 6-speed? I just happen to have a spare one floating around the workshop.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 5th June 2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,043
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1 bearings

Kevin, I sent a private mail through to you. I took a set of mine down to the local bearing supplier and in his words 'there are sh1tloads in Australia' according to him.
Check out my email.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 4th May 2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,576
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: UN1 4 spider diff settings

I cant comment Kevin, but this diff you are using - what is the box number, as only the V6 Renaults, 369 R30s and Alpines has the 4-spider diff. (did I miss one?)
Just a matter of interest, where...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 24th April 2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Mitsi Gto head problem

Hi Graeme. Have you got the workshop set up yet? Might it be cheaper to grab a second hand engine and just pop that in instead? Specially if the heads are starting to turn into a problem.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 18th March 2012, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,508
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Ford GT transaxle...

I'll part with my Ricardo if anyone is interested.
Forum: Feedback: Buyers, Sellers, & Vendors 14th March 2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,829
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Kremin Welding - Be Extremely Careful - Bankrupt

If something like that happened in my country, Id be on a plane or driving by now to his city and I wouldnt be leaving without either my money or satisfaction.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 19th January 2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,920
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Looking for a un1 to 302 bell housing!

Kevin - what gearbox do you have in your car?

Yes - you are right, Gear Cutting Services in Auckland made a few parts for the GT40s, mainly the hubs to convert to CV joints on the Un1-13 boxes.
...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 17th January 2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,920
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Looking for a un1 to 302 bell housing!

Lou - instead of changing the input shaft, why dont you just get a clutch plate with the correct centre spline pattern instead? Failing that, just pop down to your local machine shop and get them to...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 26th December 2011, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,202
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: nose lift systems? anyone have experience?

The ram and pump are from a Mercury Marine outboard motor power tilt unit. I use one of the rams and the hydraulic pump.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 23rd December 2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,325
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Aluminium windsor block ?

[QUOTE=Cliffbeer2;359432]Hi Colin, that's simply not true.


Twin plugs, for example, substantially help with pre-detonation in a high CR engine. That's one reason why you can typically run a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Chassis,Brakes,Tires,&Wheels 21st December 2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,202
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: nose lift systems? anyone have experience?

I have a system on my car that uses rockers to push the top of the shock mounts down. The rocker is connected to the chassis and the shock to the rocker. It rests on a a solid stop when down. I use a...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 21st December 2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,515
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Modification of Quanset barn

Well bugger me!! I was down that road only 2 weeks ago at the college there - looking at doing some more work for them. I could well have popped in for a cuppa. Are you on the metal part of the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Garages and Tools 19th December 2011, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,515
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Modification of Quanset barn

Hey Graeme. Have you moved house?? Let me know your address and phone number and I'll pop in for a cuppa and tour of your mancave.

You know Ive moved house? - to a lot bigger place as I ran out of...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 7th June 2011, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,438
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Wonderfull Transaxle on ebay anyone can advise

This engine/transmission layout is exactly the same as the McLaren F1 - a Weissman design from the early 90s. Im kinda thinking the same as the others $44k is a tad on the high side. By the way,...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Engines/Induction/Exhaust 7th June 2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,317
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: Harmonic Balancer Question(s)

I dont wish to hijack the thread, but just a thought Leon, I recall BMW using electric external oil pumps on some models - food for thought?
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 25th May 2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: ZF-2 Identification Please

Oliver, the numbers on the case are: Stock no. 1031002 108, Getriebe Nr 11776.

Ron, I'll go have a find out as to the mounting holes.
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 24th May 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By RamboLambo
Re: ZF-2 Identification Please

Thanks for the replies. Yes - I did a heap of searching and see that it is an M1 box. No problem with fitting, its going into a car that has been set up for a ZF box with SBC engine. I have the...
Forum: GT40 Tech - Powertrain/Transaxles 23rd May 2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By RamboLambo
ZF-2 Identification Please

Can someone tell me what this box was originally from?
Also it has 4 bellhousing mountings whereas I see many -2s have 7 mounts.
I have a bellhousing that has the 7 mounts. I guess its not going to...
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