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  1. The car has gone to a new home. Thanks for all...

    The car has gone to a new home. Thanks for all the help on this forum in the past.
    Cheers,
    Adam
  2. Thanks, I dont want that for sure!

    Thanks, I dont want that for sure!
  3. 2010 Roadsport SV (with many upgrades) for sale. SOLD

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    Hi All,

    The time has come to sell my Caterham. In Houston and the surrounding area it is well known for its distinct Gulf colors and impressive showings at the track days. I have had it...
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    The trim was vacuum tubing cut to make it grip...

    The trim was vacuum tubing cut to make it grip on, the goop is 2 part steel putty. Like the scoop above!
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    I would do a scoop if I was also going to...

    I would do a scoop if I was also going to repaint, at this time I didn't want to do that so sticking with the exposed grill for now.

    The grille mesh was found on ebay - look for seller...
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    Thanks!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks. Now the decision on making a matching...

    Thanks. Now the decision on making a matching hole on the exhaust side....
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    Duratec dipstick references (with wet sump)

    Can someone with a Duratec/wet sump give me a few measurements when they have a chance:

    1) Hilt of dipstick to "full" dot
    2) Hilt of dipstick to bottom tip of dipstick
    3) Top of dipstick tube...
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    The hole came out great, we used a air saw. cut...

    The hole came out great, we used a air saw. cut was clean but the trim made it look better still:

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    Chris, I see your water rail, quick question, do...

    Chris, I see your water rail, quick question, do you have an expansion tank plumbed in and if so how?

    I know the SBD folks, I also have an ECU, ITB's and other bits and pieces from them.
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    Thanks Sean, does that short version have ports...

    Thanks Sean, does that short version have ports for the two temp sensors that the car uses? Is that small connection on the water rail the one that goes to the expansion tank (top)? If you have a...
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    This picture shows the current water outlet...

    This picture shows the current water outlet (leads to water rail from the black hose below the intake), its what I want to replace to free up space and clean things up (rerouting hoses, and...
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    I took a look at a local CSR last night, it uses...

    I took a look at a local CSR last night, it uses this combo:
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    The water outlet is currently not available.
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    Retro Ford Duratec water rail

    Has anyone installed one of these water rails? I eliminated my heater a long time back and am wanting to tidy things up and eliminate the coolant hoses that I can.
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    Thanks, thats the plan.

    Thanks, thats the plan.
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    Power wise already a little past that, I had to...

    Power wise already a little past that, I had to get an unlocked ECU to tune with the mods I made. It was closer to the R400 spec than R300. Now hopefully somewhere between a R400 and R500..

    I want...
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    How to cut out a hole in the bonnet?

    Hi guys. Finally got my ITB's in and with the sausage filter on I need to make a hole in the bonnet. Being an SV it doesn't have to be accurate and surround the filter, its more to put a mesh grill...
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    Just thought I'd put in a little update on this....

    Just thought I'd put in a little update on this.

    The head went on with just a clean up of the surface, very little material shaved off. I tested valve clearance with the Crower stage 2 cams and...
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    I got the head back and cc'd it correctly myself...

    I got the head back and cc'd it correctly myself at 43cc with the spark plug installed. I also got a clal back from Ford Racing today and they said the measurement is 42.2 +/- 0.9. So essentially,...
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    I finally ran in to some good info (though still...

    I finally ran in to some good info (though still waiting for confirmation from Ford Racing). There is a TurboRanger Forum and one of its members seems to have all kinds of measurements made, here's...
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    That's basically my plan (me measuring when I can...

    That's basically my plan (me measuring when I can get to it). The machine shop measured without a plate and tried compensating for the fluid convex that appears from surface tension, not very...
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    Tom is the tuner I am using! Where we are...

    Tom is the tuner I am using! Where we are mystified is with the chamber volume the machine shop that the head is at measured. I am trying to get the volume from Ford racing now to see if what they...
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    What I am doing is a cross between the R400 and...

    What I am doing is a cross between the R400 and R500 setups. The R500 gets this head but not sure which cams. I am going with stage-2 cams that I believe is what the R400 gets. I am also sticking...
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    I guess I will figure it out the hard way.. On...

    I guess I will figure it out the hard way.. On extra power, we'll have to wait and find out.. Guessing 20+HP.
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    Duratec head swap

    I am switching out my 2.0L head to a 2.3L (from Ford Racing), I'd like to shave a little off the new head to leave me about 10.6 compression ratio.



    1 - has anyone done this

    2 - how much is...
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    I pulled the boot cover and checked. No more...

    I pulled the boot cover and checked. No more mounting points. Seems to be fairly non-consistant. Another friend over her checked his SV and his mounting points are symetrical, all be it 8" apart,...
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    Shoulder-Harness mounting points suck

    One more wonder of Caterham design, why are the mounting positions for the shoulder harnesses non-symmetrical?

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk27/adamgx50/Caterham/CIMG1151Medium.jpg

    I am...
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    Once I am happy with the setup I am going to look...

    Once I am happy with the setup I am going to look at getting some mandrel bent or welded tube then have that ceramic coated to replace the flex intake tube I am using. I will likely wrap it in the...
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    The finished product (just neeed to adjust the...

    The finished product (just neeed to adjust the height now):

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk27/adamgx50/Caterham/CIMG1133Medium.jpg

    From:
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    Update on my duratec - cold air intake

    Well, got the heater out and re-routed the air-filter. Next step is to fabricate a cold air box, and I just found a good candidate to be hacked in to shape at work.
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    Car is running better now..:D

    Car is running better now..:D
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    Thanks for the help guys. The Ford Parts...

    Thanks for the help guys. The Ford Parts department has something coming in for me (a pigtail) later today, I'll post here to let you know how it goes.

    I found this useful reference also for...
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    I am going to hit the Ford parts department...

    I am going to hit the Ford parts department tomorrow and see if a pigtail (now found that term is used for what I need) is available. Another option is cutting one off a harness in a junk car, kind...
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    How to fix a connector like this

    Broken wire on throttle position sensor:

    http://i276.photobucket.com/albums/kk27/adamgx50/Caterham/CIMG1113Medium.jpg

    Nothing to get on to to solder it. Any idea if these connectors can be...
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    Well, seeing the R300 without the heater didn't...

    Well, seeing the R300 without the heater didn't help massively. Where I have a hose going to the heater, the R300 has a hose going to the water-cooled oil-cooler (mine is air-cooled). For now I will...
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    Over on Pistonheads I have a reply that if I cap...

    Over on Pistonheads I have a reply that if I cap the rear hose, I will loose the only circulation path for the fluid that is there till the thermostat opens, I think they may be right, and that I...
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    That's disheartening about the caps, they sounded...

    That's disheartening about the caps, they sounded like a good idea. Were they the same ones from the link above? I am going to see an R300 this evening that didn't have the heater to see how it comes...
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    Taking the heater off a Duratec

    Posting on all the forums to see where can point me to using the right parts and doing the right thing.

    I want to pull the heater/hoses off of my Duratec powered Roadsport, looks simple enough on...
  39. Thread: MBE ECU help

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    SBD deciphered the model number, it is an...

    SBD deciphered the model number, it is an encrypted MBE992, thanks a lot Caterham!

    The drop in replacement is the MBE 9A4, no harness rewiring etc and then full accessible with the Easymap...
  40. Thread: MBE ECU help

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    Do you have any pictures of your conversion? ...

    Do you have any pictures of your conversion?

    Thanks.
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    From Welwyn/Houston

    Already put a post or two up but should introduce myself too.

    I am an expat living in Houston, I just started on the slippery slope of Caterham ownership, always wanting a Seven since a kid in the...
  42. Thread: MBE ECU help

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    Its 2.0l with single throttle body (think R300...

    Its 2.0l with single throttle body (think R300 setup). I have been in touch with SBD and it's all pointing to get the upgrade completely accessible ECU from them (9A4) plus appropriate cable, they'll...
  43. Sounds just like what I am looking for... :mad:

    Sounds just like what I am looking for...

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  44. Thread: MBE ECU help

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    MBE ECU help

    Hi, is there anyone on here that can steer me in to the secrets of being able to remap the stock MBE ECU (3AL066A - not sure if this is the model)? My car is a 2009 Duratec kit.

    1) the only...
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