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  1. Thread: Winter project

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    Finished the car, and loading it up to move to...

    Finished the car, and loading it up to move to New Mexico. Hope to be back in California in a few years, but will explore some tracks in New Mexico and Colorado for the next few years.
  2. Thread: Winter project

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    Winter project

    Replacing the drive shaft these past few weeks, and rear transmission seal. This would be a half-day job on many cars. Whew!

    Justin
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    Wow! Those are both very impressive! Thanks for...

    Wow! Those are both very impressive! Thanks for sharing the pictures.
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    I don't regularly run at tracks with sound...

    I don't regularly run at tracks with sound restrictions, but have had trouble each time I've gone to Laguna Seca. I have had a quiet exhaust made, but the big problem was the noise from the intake. ...
  5. Thread: New fuel lines

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    New fuel lines

    1661I don't know if this was necessary, but since I put in an external fuel pump along with the Fuel Cell, we also put in an adjustable fuel pressure regulator, new lines, and will soon be tuning it...
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    I recently broke my throttle position sensor on...

    I recently broke my throttle position sensor on my duratec and replaced it, and then placed it on the dyno to make sure I wasn't running lean. I am down about 50 hp (160 RWHP dynojet), and...
  7. Thread: Wynola Road

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    Looks wonderful! Thanks for posting. Justin

    Looks wonderful! Thanks for posting.

    Justin
  8. Thread: Tire Talk

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    I bought them through Roger Kraus Racing. He...

    I bought them through Roger Kraus Racing. He only gets shipments every few months, so might not always have them. I think he said some new ones are coming this month.

    Glad to see you are getting...
  9. Thread: Tire Talk

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    Tire Talk

    I had a very nice time out with the VARA group this weekend. They are a friendly and pleasant group, and have been extremely welcoming, even though I am the only one there that doesn't have a true...
  10. Thread: Cooler Weekend?

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    Looks like a great drive! I will be up at...

    Looks like a great drive! I will be up at Buttonwillow for the VARA event. This is only my third time at the track this year. Plenty of rooms available in Bakersfield! Enjoy your drive. Still...
  11. Sorry that I won't be able to join you this...

    Sorry that I won't be able to join you this weekend. Best of luck up in the northwest. We will miss having you in our part of the country. I guess you'll need to come up with some sort of weather...
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    Nigel, I can't make it that weekend - I've...

    Nigel,

    I can't make it that weekend - I've only made it to the track twice this year, and I sure miss it. Have fun, and Ihope the POC racing is going well.

    Justin
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    Thanks for the pics - some day hope to join in on...

    Thanks for the pics - some day hope to join in on one of these drives!

    Justin
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    A great sticky tire that the Porsche folks are...

    A great sticky tire that the Porsche folks are using for track/street is the Hankook Ventus R-S3. Right at $200 each. Lots of good reviews as the favorite choice for a streetable track tire.
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    Vintage Auto Racing Association

    Just a note about the VARA (Vintage Auto Race Association) event I attended this past weekend. They allowed me to run in the "Cup Race" group, which is an open class for cars that are either not...
  16. I think I will have to miss this too. My folks...

    I think I will have to miss this too. My folks are visiting, so it would be bad form to abandon them for the day. Looks like a very well planned and fun event!

    Justin
  17. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    Morgan, Sorry to hear about your troubles! I...

    Morgan,

    Sorry to hear about your troubles! I have to make sure I don't have any issues with this one before I get rid of my stock tank, but if you need something to get back on the road, let me...
  18. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    I received the ATL cell this week. It fit very...

    I received the ATL cell this week. It fit very nicely in the stock location. The other things I needed were:

    A Walbro GSL392 external pump.

    3 aeroquip AN-06 nipples to connect hoses to the...
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    Sure wish I could join you guys for this! I...

    Sure wish I could join you guys for this! I wouldn't need any dyno time, other than a baseliine pull, but would sure love to hang out. Will be in Baltimore enjoying the snowy chilly NorthEast.
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  20. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    Thanks for the pictures, Morgan! I see what you...

    Thanks for the pictures, Morgan! I see what you mean about the fill cap.

    I have a brace that goes down to my differential, that looks like it will be out of the way. I am not looking forward to...
  21. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    That's the one, but from a different vendor. I...

    That's the one, but from a different vendor. I will still have to sort out the installation. I'd love to be able to fill it from the current location. I'll drop it in myself, but then probably get...
  22. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    It is the standard Caterham tank. I asked...

    It is the standard Caterham tank. I asked Caterham if the Caterham cell (bought through Caterham) included a fuel pump, like the description on the online store, but they thought it didn't. It is...
  23. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    I went ahead and ordered an ATL fuel cell today. ...

    I went ahead and ordered an ATL fuel cell today. 14 gallons, with aluminum tank, fuel probe, sender, and gauge, for $2400. Not cheap, but it looks like the simplest solution. I got it through a...
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    Third place in a class that big in POC is...

    Third place in a class that big in POC is actually quite an accomplishment, considering that some of the best drivers in a very competitive racing club are in that class! And I think a championship...
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    Nigel, Sorry I missed the AROSC event - been...

    Nigel,

    Sorry I missed the AROSC event - been battling this flu that's going around. Was hoping to go to the PCA event at Chuckwalla this weekend, but still feeling pretty run down. Glad you had...
  26. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    Fuel cells seem to be quite a PITA! I like the...

    Fuel cells seem to be quite a PITA! I like the idea of the fuel cell in the passenger foot well. It would be a shame to lose the ability to take passengers in the car, but I rarely do that. And it...
  27. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    Thanks for the insight, Morgan. The group I want...

    Thanks for the insight, Morgan. The group I want to run with requires a fuel cell, so I will need to do it one way or another. Your point about the external fuel pump makes sense - would be easier...
  28. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    is the Temecula guy Harmon? i am looking into...

    is the Temecula guy Harmon? i am looking into having him build me one, but he doesn't do a complete install, so I'm not sure how much extra work I'd have to do to get it installed.

    Thanks...
  29. Thread: ATL Fuel Cell

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    ATL Fuel Cell

    Has anyone installed an ATL in their Caterham? How hard is it to do, and what all needs to be considered? It is a 14 gallon cell. My stock tank is about 10 gallons, I believe, so it must take up...
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    Here's a question that shows my naivete. If I...

    Here's a question that shows my naivete. If I were to get a new MBE with a baseline map from SBD, are there other things that the ECU does that are related to the car other than the timing, fuel,...
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    Tempting!

    Tempting!
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    Doug, That's the thing. It was recently...

    Doug,

    That's the thing. It was recently dynoed, and although it seems to run a bit rich in the mid-range, it makes decent power and runs smoothly. If I had a programmable 9A4 I would think it...
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    I think I would have to send it in to the factory...

    I think I would have to send it in to the factory to have it erased. It wouldn't cost too much more to buy a blank 9A4. I might think about that.

    Justin
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    Since my MBE isn't programmable, I may just come...

    Since my MBE isn't programmable, I may just come watch if I have the day off.

    Justin
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    Indio is the closest hotel - about 50 miles! ...

    Indio is the closest hotel - about 50 miles! They have a little food hut, with excellent breakfast burritos and sandwiches. They do have gas at the track. You can rent RV's at the track if they...
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    Congratulations Nigel!

    I don't think Nigel would mind my sharing that he won a POC BSR (Boxster Spec) Cup Race this weekend against some very skilled drivers.

    Congratulations Nigel! Keep those wins coming!

    Justin
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    AROSC WSIR Jan 17, 18

    Anyone thinking of going to the AROSC WSIR event in January? I will either attend that, or the POC Streets of Willow Time Trial that weekend.
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    I will probably be at the POC event too, but if...

    I will probably be at the POC event too, but if you all are going to Chuckwalla I may join you instead. It really is a fun track, and truly in the middle of nowhere!

    Will start a new thread, but...
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    I have done the calculations before, and you are...

    I have done the calculations before, and you are going to need a very long ramp! There is a calculator in the following link:

    http://www.discountramps.com/motorcycle_ramp_page/c/2110/

    With 4...
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    After speaking with SBD, MOG, and my tuner, i...

    After speaking with SBD, MOG, and my tuner, i think we will just leave the tune as is for now. We'd have to start from scratch with a new ECU, which would cost a lot of dyno time on top of the new...
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    Well, we confirmed today that the SBD computer is...

    Well, we confirmed today that the SBD computer is locked. Thanks Caterham! I e-mailed SBD last week to see what my options are, but haven't had a response yet.

    $850 for a new computer is...
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    Sean, We do have the cable from sbd, so I...

    Sean,

    We do have the cable from sbd, so I think we have the proper connections. They will try tomorrow to read/write on the ECU, so I should have an idea then if we can change the maps. Thanks...
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    I am very curious to see if the MBE ECU is...

    I am very curious to see if the MBE ECU is locked.

    I was surfing the SBD site some more, and saw again on their page the following comment:

    "Please note that all Cosworth & Caterham MBE ECUs...
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    Sean, Thanks for the suggestions! I bought...

    Sean,

    Thanks for the suggestions! I bought the system from MOG, so have been working with them all along, and have also been corresponding with the North America Geartronics distributor, as well...
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    Wayne, It is from Caterham. I think they...

    Wayne,

    It is from Caterham. I think they refer to it as the R400 cage on their website.

    Justin
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    By the way, have added hard CF half doors. It...

    By the way, have added hard CF half doors. It gives me the illusion of having a bit mroe protection on track. They look great, but now necessitate climbing in from the top.1571
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    I had some work done by JBA before, too. This is...

    I had some work done by JBA before, too. This is a duratec rather than a Zetec, but they can probably handle it.

    The Geartronics system uses pneumatics to shift the transmission, and to blip...
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    Thanks Wayne. I will give the Santee shop a call...

    Thanks Wayne. I will give the Santee shop a call to gauge their experience with these engines for track use.

    Wish I hadn't missed the last few dyno days at Bisimoto! I am thrilled to have my car...
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    Southern California Tuners

    After installing the Geartronics paddleshift system, we are still trying to get it to work just right. The manufacturer says that this depends on having my engine properly tuned. Although it has...
  50. Thread: Questions....

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    I've had both, and would still choose the...

    I've had both, and would still choose the Caterham. It's not for everyone (unfortunate, since originally it was supposed to be a low cost sports car). But of all the cars I have driven on track,...
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