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prabjohns
January 2nd, 2018, 06:15 PM
Wishing everyone at CCC the very best in 2018.
I'm hoping to be more active and get more use out of my Birkin this year!

Sean
January 3rd, 2018, 02:30 PM
happy new year to you as well, Paul. :)

toldfield
January 5th, 2018, 07:15 PM
Happy New Year to all.

Now that all of that is over I am pulling my engine to replace the water pump. If anyone has any experience on pulling a Lotus Twincam out of a Caterham I'd appreciate any advice.

I ran at the Golden Gate Lotus Club event at the Streets of Willow and had a great time. However, the water pump sounded like I was dragging a shopping cart from Von's behind me. The consensus is that the water pump is history. while I'm at it I am going to explore solutions to the Twincam right hand turn oil pressure issue. It's either a baffled pan, accusump, or dry sump. Again, any advice is appreciated..

Tom

Doug Liedblad
January 7th, 2018, 10:07 AM
Have you checked with Dave Bean Engineering?

He used to sell a water pump conversion so that you didn't have to remove the entire front of engine to replace the water pump.

He may also have a solution to the oil pressure issues.

toldfield
January 14th, 2018, 08:31 PM
Yes, talked with Ken. The have the pieces but need to have the final machining done. I will see if their completion coincides with my schedule. I am sure it is the right way to go.
But, it's all about the journey...

tom