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magnusfeuer
June 28th, 2015, 09:43 AM
All,

It is with a little bit of a sadness that I now shall part ways with California and move to Portland.

As you know I've been doing R&D for Jaguar Land Rover's PDX Lab for more than a year. Since my team up there is rapidly expanding, JLR offered me a relocation package that I signed yesterday. The move will be at the end of July. Although it rains a lot up there during the winter, it is somewhat balanced out by the fact that the track is 15 minutes outside town.

I would be happy to continue to administer the CCC site, although if somebody else wants to take over the responsibility I'd be happy to make that happen too.

Since I'll be moving, I'm giving away a bunch of stuff that I will not be needing:

1. New and complete set of Ford Duratec 2.3L (Ranger) pistons and con rods. Stored in ziplocks
2. New head and cams for the same engine. Valves and buckets are missing, although springs are included.
3. Shitty hydraulic press. Used once: http://www.harborfreight.com/6-ton-a-frame-bench-shop-press-1666.html
4. One Duratec 2.3L exhaust manifold - fabricated by none other than Mr W. Sours. Surface rust, but never used.
5. One engine stand.
6. One new set of Ross custom fabricated Duratec 2.3L race pistons. See spec sheet in pics. These were $800, so I'd like $250 for them.

Pics: http://imgur.com/a/lCgAW

I also have Gert's massive shop muffler to appease those pesky neighbors when you are testing your engine. If he doesn't want it back, it will be up for grabs.

/Magnus F.

mopho
June 28th, 2015, 11:02 AM
…..or you could always change it to WCCC - West Coast Caterham Club, which is more in line with what it is anyway :icon_eagerness:

super7guy
June 28th, 2015, 12:14 PM
…..or you could always change it to WCCC - West Coast Caterham Club, which is more in line with what it is anyway :icon_eagerness:

Even being in the southern most portion, I would second the WCCC.

Wayne

rzempel
June 28th, 2015, 02:41 PM
What are the chances we can sneek in a dyno session before the move?

super7guy
June 28th, 2015, 07:26 PM
I was wondering the same thing.

Wayne

magnusfeuer
June 29th, 2015, 11:18 AM
I probably will not have time for a dyno day before I leave since my weekends will be spent packing.

However, Once I've settled in I'd be happy to fly down for a weekend to do some mapping.

/Magnus F.

rzempel
June 29th, 2015, 12:25 PM
That would be awesome.

vstryker
June 29th, 2015, 12:50 PM
Ohh nooo, cant believe ur going... even though u hinted @ the idea on our last drive.

i lived up in Vancouver, bc for 25+ years & although the rain can be depressing at times, the scenery in the pacific northwest is beautiful, green & peaceful.

Thanks for all the help you've generously provided & giving me my first hit on ur caterham. Ive been hooked since.

good luck on ur move!

magnusfeuer
June 29th, 2015, 01:03 PM
Ok.

Since there are no takers on the stuff, they will go on craigslist.

Gert will get his shop muffler back. Somehow.


/Magnus F.

magnusfeuer
June 29th, 2015, 04:35 PM
Mr Vstryker called dibs and will get all the goods.

/Magnus F.

tipridr
June 29th, 2015, 06:59 PM
Yes- Magnus- thanks for all your guidance and advice- you are a real resource to this group-Thanks for all your time and consideration-really sorry you are leaving socal.

Hayden

Doug Liedblad
June 29th, 2015, 07:11 PM
I sent you an email about the shitty hydraulic press the other day.

I won't fight over it but if the other guy doesn't want it and it sort of works I am interested.

Doug Liedblad
June 29th, 2015, 07:14 PM
I also just spoke to Gert. He does want his big muffler back. He'll explain later.

He is still the big trip.

vstryker
June 29th, 2015, 07:32 PM
Mr Vstryker called dibs and will get all the goods.

/Magnus F.


Just the duratec head and engine stand would be awesome... and maybe the exhaust manifold, thanks!

JohnCh
June 30th, 2015, 07:04 AM
Magnus, let me be the first to welcome you to the best end of the West Coast! Having made the move from Southern CA to the PNW 20 years ago, I have no regrets. Beautiful scenery, better tax situation, and the housing prices aren't quite as nuts. Sure, there is this thing called Winter that impacts driving a se7en, but it also creates a great excuse to do upgrades.

-John

magnusfeuer
June 30th, 2015, 03:47 PM
John - Where are you located?

We need to start a local Caterham infestation.

/Magnus F.

JohnCh
June 30th, 2015, 04:52 PM
I'm about 30 miles east of downtown Seattle, which makes it a little under 200 miles to Portland. So not day trip close, but there are drives mid way between the two cities that fit that criteria. I'm aware of a few Caterhams in the greater Seattle area, but not sure about Portland. Definitely worth exploring.

I'll PM my contact info.

-John

JohnCh
July 1st, 2015, 06:44 AM
Then again, 30 miles east of Seattle sounds a lot like Issaquah, where rallies and stuff exist. And good food. Maybe CA Caterham builds a road trip.


Issaquah is a little closer at under 20 miles from downtown. I'm in Duvall which is northeast of Issaquah -- and closer to better roads. I'd love to get a road trip going in the PNW again. We had a great time on Gert's PNW 2007 tour, and I did Monterey to Seattle twice with Ed Hudson. Lot of great roads once you get away from civilization.

Magnus, I think we have a mission...

-John

magnusfeuer
July 1st, 2015, 11:34 AM
Magnus, I think we have a mission...


Yes, we have.

/Magnus F.

Lucky Dawg
July 2nd, 2015, 04:02 PM
Welcome to the Northwet. There is a track CSR in Salem as well as a new Caterham (280?) in the build process across the river from you in Vancouver, WA. Best guess is about 10 Caterhams in the Seattle metro area. Most of them seem to pass though Beachman Racing at some point.

magnusfeuer
July 2nd, 2015, 04:53 PM
If I understand the Oregon registration process correctly, I should be able to show up with my car and the California registration and get Oregon plates.

Is this correct, or am I being overly optimistic?

My car is registered as a 2002 specially constructed vehicle in CA.

/Magnus F.

JohnCh
July 3rd, 2015, 04:07 PM
Post this question on USA7s to see if you can find someone with real world experience. Prior to buying my car which was registered in CA as '95 Westfield, I called the proper authorities in WA to ensure there were no gotchas given it's unique nature. They explicitly told me it was a non issue and that the car would simply go through the normal process, which involved a safety check (effectively lights and wipers) and running the VIN through the database to ensure the car wasn't stolen. However, after subsequently buying the car and showing up at the appointed time, they took one look it and said "you need to make an appointment to see the specialist." That second appointment was rough, but he ultimately -- and reluctantly -- issued the plates.

-John

Michael Murphy
July 30th, 2015, 09:46 PM
Magnus, I have wanted to visit PIR for ages and now you have given me an excuse. Once you get settled we must correspond regarding track events.

Best of luck with the move. As others have said, you have been a wonderful founder, supporter and contributor to the Sevens scene in California and you will be missed.

As for your stuff, my only request is that you do not give the Harbor Freight shop press to anyone on this list. I had one for 24 hours before sending it back. Shitty doesn't begin to describe that piece of kit. If I could find the emoticon that looks like an englishman's bottom I would insert it [here]. Best that you take it with you and perhaps use it as a boat anchor.

Be well, and safe travels!

magnusfeuer
August 16th, 2015, 10:18 AM
Michael,

Thank you for the kind words.

You are most welcome to stay at our house, a full 15 minutes away from PIR. My garage has room for an extra Caterham or two. The same goes for anyone else who wants to visit.

I am afraid that Van got the press, so he will have to experience shitty quality first hand.

/Magnus F.