FlightService
FlightService HalfDork
5/10/11 10:51 p.m.

want, Want, WANT, WANT

1967 Lotus 51

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/10/11 10:57 p.m.

oh my... what class would that run for autocross?

carguy123
carguy123 SuperDork
5/10/11 11:03 p.m.

You know as sophisticated as I thought that was when I was a mere lad, looking at it now it seems so crude.

That doesn't stop me from wanting it, but it still isn't the ultimate toy as I thought it was.

jimbob_racing
jimbob_racing HalfDork
5/10/11 11:13 p.m.

I'd love to own that. It would look great parked in my living room when it wasn't on the track. Gorgeous!

mad_machine
mad_machine SuperDork
5/10/11 11:23 p.m.
carguy123 wrote: You know as sophisticated as I thought that was when I was a mere lad, looking at it now it seems so crude. That doesn't stop me from wanting it, but it still isn't the ultimate toy as I thought it was.

crude.. but effective. F1 should be more like that car.

T.J.
T.J. SuperDork
5/11/11 6:59 a.m.

In reply to mad_machine:

C Modified

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
5/11/11 7:06 a.m.

It's got a BIN. What's stopping you??

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
5/11/11 7:06 a.m.

It doesn't look crude to me at all. It looks classic.

RossD
RossD SuperDork
5/11/11 7:09 a.m.

So the Hewland gear box... Can you use a VW transaxle as a direct replacement? I know you can flip the ring gear to run the veedub in that direction. Other than the 'Lotus' adapter ring (which is still available) do you need a Hewland specifically to make this work?

bravenrace
bravenrace SuperDork
5/11/11 7:10 a.m.

What is the power to weight ratio of a car like this?

RossD
RossD SuperDork
5/11/11 7:14 a.m.

A xflow will get a 160-180hp out of a race engine, IIRC. The car is maybe 800 lbs. Just my guess really...

TR8owner
TR8owner Reader
5/11/11 7:49 a.m.

My buddy had one back in the early 1970's. The Lotus 51 was one of the original 1600cc Formula Ford's.

Cole_Trickle
Cole_Trickle New Reader
5/11/11 8:51 a.m.

Want!

Woody
Woody SuperDork
5/11/11 2:39 p.m.
mad_machine wrote: oh my... what class would that run for autocross?

FTD.

oldsaw
oldsaw SuperDork
5/11/11 2:48 p.m.
Woody wrote:
mad_machine wrote: oh my... what class would that run for autocross?

FTD.

Maybe, maybe not:

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