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Re: Retorquing head gaskets

To: Bill Babcock <>, "'elliottd'" <>
Subject: Re: Retorquing head gaskets
From: Brett Johnson <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 18:38:02 -0800
on 2/11/03 3:02 PM, Bill Babcock at wrote:

> I heard somewhere that Colin Chapman fired a mechanic for using washers on
> their Lotus 7's or 11's because of the added weight.
Don et al,

Len Pritchard, partner in Williams & Pritchards, who built the bodies for
the Lotus Eleven, once told me that Chapman requested that he use fewer
rivets in the body construction to reduce weight!

Brett Johnson

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