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    Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

    Hi fellas, thought I would upload a few vids of the Frankenlotus..... https://youtube.com/shorts/w0z4UgQToFU https://youtube.com/shorts/SZaZlV6eJvc https://youtube.com/shorts/QGej3mI7bMA
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    Queen Elizabeth II - Gone, but never forgotten...

    The Queen was certainly a gracious and steadfast royal to have on the throne for so long. Her many decades of steady leadership along with consistent kindness and generosity to all peoples of the UK regardless of class and standing is a testament to her basic nature and good will. That said...
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    CV Drive Shafts

    Yes, easiest solution would be to have the output shafts replaced with the Porsche 930 flange. There's a wide range of strong CV's available that use the 930 bolt pattern and this makes things easier, both for custom CV's and off-the-shelf. As has already been said, adapters aren't ideal as...
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    Cheapest Gas

    From an economics standpoint, what's going on in the background here (at least in the short-term) is "price in-elasticity of demand." What this means generally speaking is that demand changes very little depending on price. Why is this the case with gas prices? Because people still need to...
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    Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

    Thank you Ron, much appreciated. Brian - yes, pretty funny.....Lotus borrowing parts like that on a budget. Those Toyota tail lights are mounted upside down on the Esprit. Mine are kind of scratched....been trying to find some from a Corolla!
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    Gonna do it. Lotus Esprit SBF.

    Thank you again gentlemen for the well wishes. I'm one lucky son of a gun - doing great, cancer free and feeling wonderful. The amazing doctors and nurses at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Swedish Hospital Oncology and UW Medicine brought me back to life. One final comment on it - please don't...
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    Tachometer calibration needed

    Hi Neil, Thank you. Do what? Huh? I think I get the concept, but what's a flip flop?
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    Tachometer calibration needed

    I installed a SBF 347 in my old 1988 Lotus Esprit a few years ago (I did take the Lotus engine out first...). The conversion took a while to say the least. The car runs well, pretty much as planned/expected. Ignition and fueling is by way of an 8 stack downdraft system using FAST 2.0 ECU...
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    Bonneville Speed Week 2022 is a wash out......

    Randy - wow, that's a long haul in a hot rod. That's a good friend. I hope they didn't drive it through the salt brine on the way to/from the pits from where the road went under water...about 4 miles or so of 12 inches of salty brine/water. Neil - I'm sure you're right about the State...
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    Bonneville Speed Week 2022 is a wash out......

    For some decades now I've wanted to attend Bonneville Speed Week and enjoy the crazy and fun gear head goings on there. This year (August 7-12th) my son and I decided to go, and have a fun father-son experience. Unfortunately, there was a big downpour on the Saturday preceding Speed Week...
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    Small block Ford intake manifold gasket - install dry?

    Thanks fellas, this is really helpful. Much appreciated.
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    Small block Ford intake manifold gasket - install dry?

    Thanks Randy, seems like a good approach too. Permatex TRS is good stuff. Neil - good suggestion.....I actually did ask Fel-pro and they said put them on dry other than a dab of RTV in the corner by the front/rear end rails. Just a little concerned about leaks if installed dry...hence the...
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    Small block Ford intake manifold gasket - install dry?

    Putting the intake manifold back on after adding an additional vacuum port. In the past I have used Fel-pro 1262 S3 ("Printoseal") and been pretty pleased - no leaks. I've tended to use a very light smear of RTV on both faces of the gasket, and this seems to hvae worked well.....however...
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    SPF extra wide body 15x13 BRM wheels

    I had a set of CR6ZZ's and found them not to be a good tire for the street...for all the reasons above. I bought a second set of wheels in 15 inch diameter with good street tires (215/60 front, 315/50 back) and ran those on the street. For a track day I loaded the wheels with CR6ZZ's into the...
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    F1 2022

    Hoping the Team budget caps starts to have an effect in the 2023 season. 2022 was pretty much a repeat of prior seasons with unlimited budgets - Red Bull, Ferrari, Mercedes, etc. all taking the top spots as usual. Love to see Alfa Romeo or Aston or one of the historically smaller and...
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