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    I just can't read blatchat anymore...I...

    <sigh> I just can't read blatchat anymore...I loved the old format.
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    That was a fun trip. I have very fond memories of...

    That was a fun trip. I have very fond memories of Gert pushing his car into Canada. ;-)
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    Looking good there Gert!

    Looking good there Gert!
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    Thanks Sean, I would but I have already committed...

    Thanks Sean, I would but I have already committed to other plans.
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    Magnus, Totally understood. Sorry to hear...

    Magnus,

    Totally understood. Sorry to hear about your relative. Hope all works out for the best.
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    Is there room for one more car? I think my car...

    Is there room for one more car? I think my car could really use this tuning - especially the low speed idle on hot days. I'll check my work calendar when I'm in the office tomorrow and update the...
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    Thanks. I should be pretty good, except for the...

    Thanks. I should be pretty good, except for the intake. At least at Laguna Seca the intake faces away from the sound booth. ;-)
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    I'm interested in dusting the seven off and...

    I'm interested in dusting the seven off and getting back to it.

    Michael, are there restrictions on noise at Thunderhill and Sonoma? I know Laguna Seca has a 92db restriction.
  9. Thread: New 7

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    Yes, this is common, but should be easy to fix...

    Yes, this is common, but should be easy to fix ... once you have the engine out. :-(
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    Clark, Yes, It could be a CV joint. You...

    Clark,

    Yes, It could be a CV joint. You should be able to jack the car up and spin the wheel left and right to see if you can hear any issues. While you have it in the air, I would also check...
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    Grrr. That does suck. Glad to hear that the...

    Grrr. That does suck. Glad to hear that the damage was not too bad. The 2.04 lap looked sweet!
  12. With the T9 transmission there is a plastic...

    With the T9 transmission there is a plastic saddle that can wear. The part is inexpensive and fairly easy to replace by removing the gearshift lever (three bolts)....
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    Sean, what a great way to see the park! Love the...

    Sean, what a great way to see the park! Love the pics!
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    This looks like a great option. Very interested...

    This looks like a great option. Very interested to hear how it works out.
  15. I'll be there. Thanks Sean!

    I'll be there. Thanks Sean!
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    Hi Sean. Count me in.

    Hi Sean. Count me in.
  17. Thread: Adding Lightness

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    Nice work Gert! Those are going to be BRIGHT!

    Nice work Gert! Those are going to be BRIGHT!
  18. Thread: Adding Lightness

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    Eeek! It's naked! :)

    Eeek! It's naked! :)
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    I'm in Santa Cruz but come over to the valley...

    I'm in Santa Cruz but come over to the valley often. I'm 6'-4" and have a std bodied car with lowered floors. Happy to meet you for a test drive and fit.

    Rod and Sean - maybe we could all meet...
  20. Thread: Fuel cell issue

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    Note: lowered floors come with steel rivets -...

    Note: lowered floors come with steel rivets - much harder to install, but I suspect they offer a longer service life. Time will tell...

    Tom
  21. We live in a world of constant change. Sorry to...

    We live in a world of constant change. Sorry to hear that they are leaving the town of Caterham. The showroom is very convenient being right next door to the train station so I can see that it...
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    Great progress Gert. Where is the noise coming...

    Great progress Gert. Where is the noise coming from? Is having it mounted on a large board acting as a sounding board?

    PS: It would make a hell of a flowbench!
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    Wow. That is hard to imagine!! HUGE THANKS TO...

    Wow. That is hard to imagine!! HUGE THANKS TO MAGNUS!!

    Tom
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    A rollbar mounted fully automatic paintball gun. ...

    A rollbar mounted fully automatic paintball gun. Yes! That should work!! :D :D

    Sean - can you post a link to that surf hat?
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    Hi Chris, Thanks for the update. It does look...

    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for the update. It does look good - nice and clean. :)

    I suspect a bleed in the top coolant tube is a good idea. Will the expansion tank be higher than this tube?

    Will...
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    Sean, this looks good. I'm tentative (weekends...

    Sean, this looks good. I'm tentative (weekends are easier for me).

    Tom
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    Great tip Michael. I'm in. (I *might not* get...

    Great tip Michael. I'm in. (I *might not* get black flagged this time!)
  28. Thread: Caterham R600

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    Caterham R600

    http://life.caterham.co.uk/motorsport/telegram-from-caterham-hq-caterham-launches-premier-superlight-r600-series

    Using a supercharged 275 HP Duratec.
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    Hi Sean, Great idea! I will not be able to...

    Hi Sean,

    Great idea! I will not be able to attend the 13th...(I'll be in the UK - hoping to get to visit the Caterham showroom). Hopefully this will be the first of many.

    Tom
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    Yes!

    Yes!
  31. Sounds like a nice setup. I would love to see...

    Sounds like a nice setup. I would love to see some pics. Thanks. Tom
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    Very nice! Thanks Morgan!

    Very nice! Thanks Morgan!
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    I used 1965, but you can pretty much specify any...

    I used 1965, but you can pretty much specify any year.
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    Looks like a great solution for things that chip...

    Looks like a great solution for things that chip easily, like A-arms. I don't think I would do my whole car in it though because I suspect it is hard to keep clean.
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    Also note that the Caterham switch has...

    Also note that the Caterham switch has connections for the alternator...so if you turn off the switch while the engine is running, you don't fry your alternator.
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    I ordered the entire kit from Caterham:...

    I ordered the entire kit from Caterham: http://www.caterhamparts.co.uk/product.php?id_product=236

    Tom
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    Hi Gert, can you just recover the filter in new...

    Hi Gert, can you just recover the filter in new foam?
  38. Thread: July 4 blat.

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    Sean, why that looks surprisingly like my car. ...

    Sean, why that looks surprisingly like my car. Why is the engine out?
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    WOW! That is excellent!

    WOW! That is excellent!
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    Agreed. I'm 6'-4". I have a S3 with lowered...

    Agreed. I'm 6'-4". I have a S3 with lowered floors. Fits great.
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    Mine died a similar death. It turns out the ECU...

    Mine died a similar death. It turns out the ECU on my car (MBE 967) has a small load even when the car is off. Either a battery master switch or a trickle charger will prevent it from discharging. ...
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    Chris, the valve cover looks BEAUTIFUL! What...

    Chris, the valve cover looks BEAUTIFUL!

    What are you doing for the exhaust? I know you have a raceco sliencer...will you re-use the headers you already have? Will the silencer bolt up?
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    Doug, I want to make this mod to my gearbox...

    Doug,

    I want to make this mod to my gearbox cover - since I have the engine out anyway.... Do you still have a spare bung?

    Thanks,

    Tom
  44. Welcome Ulfar, There are *lots* of great roads...

    Welcome Ulfar, There are *lots* of great roads in the bay area where you can enjoy your seven. We are also fortunate enough to live near some of the best tracks in the country. There are quite a...
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    That is a good deal! I would love to do this and...

    That is a good deal! I would love to do this and will if I get my car back together in time.
  46. Thread: Insurance

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    Croc, very insightful. Thanks for sharing your...

    Croc, very insightful. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
  47. Thread: Frame Question

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    You can decode the serial number here:...

    You can decode the serial number here: http://7faq.com/owbase/ow.asp?ChassisNumbers

    The The Magnificent 7 book has a history of the models and the changes per year. ...
  48. Sean, we just need girls in bikinis delivered by...

    Sean, we just need girls in bikinis delivered by copter!
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    Looks like it has a quaife transmission....that...

    Looks like it has a quaife transmission....that ought to be worth something!
  50. I'm sure it's possible...although I don't think I...

    I'm sure it's possible...although I don't think I would bother. You just need to get used to shifting with your other hand!

    Here's a guess at what you would need to do:

    Replace the scuttle -...
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