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  1. L.A Shelby Club at Streets of Willow in June

    I just received an email from the L.A. Shelby American Automobile Club (LASAAC) announcing their open track day on June 2nd at the Streets of Willow. How about it? Anyone interested? Way back in...
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    It's been awhile since my last track event; that...

    It's been awhile since my last track event; that was an AROSC enduro where I teamed with Michael Murphy in his Caterham. Michael's Seven was a beautiful car to drive! Doug Liedblad provided quick...
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    Hi Doug, I finally got my fuel pump adapter...

    Hi Doug,
    I finally got my fuel pump adapter sealed. No more fuel leaks! We're back in action and enjoying every road trip - between the rain drops, that is.

    Bruce Beachman sold me a CSR-260...
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    AROSC at Buttonwillow

    Is anyone considering attending the AROSC event at Buttonwillow the weekend of March 30 & 31?
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    Hi Sean, The Permatex looks like a good...

    Hi Sean,
    The Permatex looks like a good candidate. Finding something that lists fuel resistance on its spec sheet is rare. This product seems to be a gasket replacement like an anaerobic sealant. ...
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    Hi Randall, Thank-you for the sealant tip. ...

    Hi Randall,
    Thank-you for the sealant tip. Gasoline is tricky. I haven't found any spreadable elastomers that claim to seal it. Also, tank sealants often have poor performance reviews, so Im...
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    Bruce Beachman should receive my leaky fuel pump...

    Bruce Beachman should receive my leaky fuel pump adapter on Thursday. I'm anxious to see what solution he comes up with. I forwarded the gas tank goo link for him to take a look at. Most of the...
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    Hi, I'm planning to attend in the Advanced Time...

    Hi,
    I'm planning to attend in the Advanced Time Trial group. That is if I can get a fuel tank/fuel pump adapter leak stopped. I recently replaced the in-tank fuel pump and the engine runs super...
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    It's been an on again, off again experience, but...

    It's been an on again, off again experience, but my Seven is in good running condition again and I'm looking forward to some track driving in 2018. I'm planning to check the schedules for AROSC,...
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    Hi, New Nitron NTR1 suspension units arrived...

    Hi,

    New Nitron NTR1 suspension units arrived yesterday from Simon Rogers at Meteor Motorsports! Beautiful pieces of work. Now to find time to work on my car.

    Best wishes,
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    Hi, The pump that's presently in my car is the...

    Hi,

    The pump that's presently in my car is the high flow type that I purchased from Woody Harris several years ago - while chasing another drivability problem. He said it worked well with the...
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    Fuel Pump for Zetec powered Seven

    The throttle response on my Seven has been fairly poor lately and getting worse over time. Today, I checked the fuel pressure and found it is only 15 psi. The spec for the Ford Contour Zetec is...
  13. Speed Ventures at California Speedway July 8 & 9

    I've never attended a Speed Ventures event and want to find out more about their organization and events. They are hosting an event at Cal Speedway in Fontana over the July 8 & 9 weekend and figured...
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    Hi Rod, Good to hear from you! I am still using...

    Hi Rod,
    Good to hear from you! I am still using the Prisoner wheels you sent.
    The Nitron NTR1 shocks are fairly basic. One way adjustable and no external reservoir. Apparently the key with...
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    I contacted Meteor Motorsport and have been...

    I contacted Meteor Motorsport and have been emailing messages back and forth with Simon Rogers. A recent article in Lowflying described his services and specialty with shocks for Caterhams. The...
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    Shocks and Dampers

    For awhile the right rear Bilstein shock on my Caterham has been leaking and I've wondered what to do about it. Several recent articles in Lowflying regarded the re-building of shock absorbers;...
  17. Driving to our meeting place at the Park and Ride...

    Driving to our meeting place at the Park and Ride intersection of I-15 and Hwy. 76 takes less than an hour from Riverside. An early morning start and more opportunities for traffic-free canyon...
  18. They won't retreat easily, and there are some...

    They won't retreat easily, and there are some bold superbike pilots amongst them. I swear that one was leaning horizontally around a curve last Sunday! Going downhill, of course. All of life's...
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    Or perhaps sooner! There are many terrific and...

    Or perhaps sooner! There are many terrific and lightly traveled canyon and hilly roads in northern San Diego County.
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    Sorry for not replying sooner. We haven't...

    Sorry for not replying sooner. We haven't re-grouped for this drive since 2013. High time to do it again!
  21. Thread: Clutching Woes!

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    It was a longer journey than I wanted, but our...

    It was a longer journey than I wanted, but our Caterham is back logging road miles again and running better than ever! I'm learning all over again why driving a Seven is such an incredibly hilarious...
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    So much for planning! Most of this past week was...

    So much for planning! Most of this past week was consumed with reducing my household chores list, but today while it rained I had the opportunity to connect the engine and transmission, install the...
  23. Thread: Clutching Woes!

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    Hi Doug, Good to hear from you! Measuring...

    Hi Doug,

    Good to hear from you! Measuring from the machined surface on my transmissions, my input shafts extend 8 1/8" to their tips. The configuration for my car uses a slightly different...
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    Okay, we're getting close now! Today, this...

    Okay, we're getting close now! Today, this afternoon I picked up the two T-9 gearboxes with new seals and other refurbishments. One has the bellhousing attached and the other will go on a shelf as...
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    Tony a2z- Racer Adamowicz

    I just received the news from a friend in the UK that Tony Adamowicz has passed away.
    https://www.racer.com/north-american-racing/item/135362-tony-adamowicz-1941-2016

    I first met Tony while he...
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    Well, if it's not one thing, it's another. I...

    Well, if it's not one thing, it's another. I took a longer drive in our Seven this weekend than just around the block and discovered my re-built transmission (T-9) won't engage 5th gear. Looks like...
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    Tony Pashley, a good friend and editor of...

    Tony Pashley, a good friend and editor of "Lowflying" replied with the following about Caterham tours:

    I asked around about Caterham Cars and possible visits.
    So far as I can determine they DO...
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    Hi Michael, Sorry for highjacking your forum...

    Hi Michael,

    Sorry for highjacking your forum thread. It seemed kind of lonesome! I'm glad you had some good sessions at Sonoma. I really want to get up north and try it sometime. Can you still...
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    Roger suggests looking into a tour at Arch...

    Roger suggests looking into a tour at Arch Motors. Bruce Robinson and his company have always been accommodating to Lotus/Caterham enthusiasts. Several years ago, Pierre DeMartines confirmed this...
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    It lives! The new Odyssey PC 625 battery...

    It lives! The new Odyssey PC 625 battery supplied the power that turned over the Zetec so it could start. What a sweet sound!

    Now it's just a matter of putting the rest of the car back together...
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    I sent inquiries to two of the Lowflying editors...

    I sent inquiries to two of the Lowflying editors and our friend Roger Swift. So far today no one has replied, but then they are probably all asleep! We should get some replies in a couple of days.
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    The battery was approximately two years old. I...

    The battery was approximately two years old. I purchased it in October of 2014.
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    I'll send an inquiry to some of my UK friends. ...

    I'll send an inquiry to some of my UK friends. Someone should know. The factory does stage tours for the L7 Club.
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    Hi, It's hard to say what state of charge my...

    Hi,
    It's hard to say what state of charge my Odyssey battery was in when I first tried to start the car; a voltmeter only showed 9 volts. While my Seven has been up on blocks, I've regularly put a...
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    Hi Michael, Sonoma Raceway is the one California...

    Hi Michael,
    Sonoma Raceway is the one California track I have not driven, and I'd really like to try it. Maybe you'll remember the troubles I was having with our Seven's failed clutch and my...
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    As the clutch and flywheel upgrade for our Zetec...

    As the clutch and flywheel upgrade for our Zetec powered Caterham has progressed, I’ve been amazed at the challenges. Solve one thing and something else pops up! The latest was a clutch disc...
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    Hi Magnus, Please say it isn't so. I saw your...

    Hi Magnus,
    Please say it isn't so. I saw your post and the Beatle's song "Yesterday" popped into my head. I'll probably be singing it for the next few days. We had so many good times at the...
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    Hi Doug, Good to hear from you! I will attempt...

    Hi Doug,
    Good to hear from you! I will attempt a fusion this next weekend. I think it will work, but that could just be wishful thinking. Last time I replaced the clutch and flywheel, I lined...
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    Slow start, but the new flywheel, clutch disc and...

    Slow start, but the new flywheel, clutch disc and pressure plate are installed on the Zetec. However I had some problems trying to install the transmission last weekend. I think the problem was a...
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    Clutching Woes!

    Itís been almost a year since our Caterham has put wheels on the street. Last June while driving the Seven home on my evening commute through the 91 Freeway work zone in downtown Riverside, traffic...
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    With 90K miles on the odo, and a good number of...

    With 90K miles on the odo, and a good number of those being accumulated, um, enthusiastically in a spirited manner, my Caterham has had some issues lately that are chronicled in this forum. First...
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    Is this the Wilwood unit you're referring to: ...

    Is this the Wilwood unit you're referring to: http://www.summitracing.com/parts/wil-260-2636/overview/ ?
    It looks like our Girling units, but sells for less than $50.

    I appreciate the tip!
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    Hi Magnus, I should have thought about Pegasus...

    Hi Magnus,
    I should have thought about Pegasus Racing. I know they carry this kind of hydraulic brake and clutch stuff. Thanks for the tip and the help you've provided!
    Best wishes,
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    Hi Magnus, I appreciate your offer for the .7"...

    Hi Magnus,
    I appreciate your offer for the .7" diameter master cylinder, but my car already has significant Feuer content! Assuming my manhandling of the box during the last few miles of my commute...
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    I had an interesting commute home this evening. ...

    I had an interesting commute home this evening. Let me rephrase that. I had a Hairy commute home this evening! Things were going well until I got back into downtown Riverside on the 91 freeway. ...
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    Hi, I contacted Beachman Racing and have had...

    Hi,
    I contacted Beachman Racing and have had some interesting email correspondence with them. They've been involved with Caterham for awhile and we both know some of the same people associated with...
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    Hi, When it comes time for purchasing the...

    Hi,
    When it comes time for purchasing the hardware, I'll try them again. So far they've requested payment in advance.........to request things on their next order. Depending on the shipping...
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    Where are Caterham Parts Available?

    Hi,
    Where are replacement parts for Caterham Sevens available from these days? Nothing exotic, but stuff like brake pads and disks, master cylinders, radiators, suspension bushes, wiper blades, or...
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    Hi, Since before the holidays, the combination...

    Hi,
    Since before the holidays, the combination of work, home projects and stuff, I still haven't resolved a nagging issue with our Seven's rear brakes. During light braking using the pedal or the...
  50. Thread: Headlamp Lens

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    Hi, First off, I would like to send my...

    Hi,
    First off, I would like to send my appreciation to everyone for sharing information about lights. Solving my broken headlight problem was a journey all in itself. As suggested, I did send an...
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