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  1. These are Y16 half bushes that are available from...

    These are Y16 half bushes that are available from the sources listed above. The last pair I bought were from Caterham USA. No need to go to the UK for these.
    I'll never have to buy another set as I...
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    Don Miller was the king of the Crosley engine...

    Don Miller was the king of the Crosley engine (which this car should have). My dad would always say "Miller wound these out to 10 grand" although now that I think about, that may have been in the...
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    Very late to the party on this but: Pull the...

    Very late to the party on this but:

    Pull the plugs when cranking.

    You should use a thermostat for the cooler as to not overcool the oil. Aerated foamy oil won't be cooled very well.

    Oil...
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    Exactly - the more popping and banging on overrun...

    Exactly - the more popping and banging on overrun the better. Flames are also a bonus.
  5. Thread: Insurance

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    Sorry to dredge up a sore subject but just wanted...

    Sorry to dredge up a sore subject but just wanted to throw out another name -
    http://www.barlowinsurance.net/index.php

    A friend of mine has used them for many years and he is the cheapest guy in...
  6. "A couple of thoughts fof you: If you are...

    "A couple of thoughts fof you: If you are considering buying a new Caterham, plan ahead. There is a minimum six month wait from order to delivery. Also, it is quite possible the 7 you saw was not a...
  7. Thread: Pilgrimage

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    I was at Redline in 2003 when I had the...

    I was at Redline in 2003 when I had the opportunity to attend the 24 hours of Le Mans with the Lotus 7 Club. By a stroke of luck I was put in touch with a club member who had an open seat in a...
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    Well, you aren't driving fast enough if you have...

    Well, you aren't driving fast enough if you have time to look at the gauge:icon_friendly_wink: If oil wasn't pouring out I'll have to give up on the theory that there was a loose gallery plug. Could...
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    Didn't Nigel just have this engine...

    Didn't Nigel just have this engine (Curseflow)rebuilt? Hopefully it is a gauge problem. Kent engines are very durable and they can run on very little oil pressure. None is a little low.
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    I have been interested in going to this for some...

    I have been interested in going to this for some time. The thing is I would be terribly frustrated if I couldn't look under the bonnets!
  11. Thread: Pilgrimage

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    Is that Caterham's inventory?

    Is that Caterham's inventory?
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    Those are crazy people. I like the way they...

    Those are crazy people. I like the way they removed the bonnet.
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    you should have lapped that pesky orange...

    you should have lapped that pesky orange car:icon_friendly_wink:
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    couldn't find the wiper arms huh? good for...

    couldn't find the wiper arms huh?

    good for him. it can be painful driving in the rain especially at freeway speeds and just Brooklands.
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    Speaking of Troutman & Barnes, the last car they...

    Speaking of Troutman & Barnes, the last car they built, 1964 Scorpion, is for sale at $1.2m. They also built the first Scarabs.

    This website has tons of pictures of cars from the good ol days.
    ...
  16. Thread: Engine hoist

    by sevenhead
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    Engine hoist

    My hoist is really cramping my style. It is in my way in the garage.
    I would like to donate this to someone locally. There is a catch however. You would have to pick it up in Canyon Country and I...
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    P-clip = Adel clamp. Can be sourced at Aircraft...

    P-clip = Adel clamp. Can be sourced at Aircraft Spruce.
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    Fabulous!

    Fabulous!
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    Can you see the cow in the picture?

    Can you see the cow in the picture?
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    Oh, I'm late. You must be in the UK already. I...

    Oh, I'm late. You must be in the UK already. I don't have any extra L539 lamps; just a bunch of L488's and no plate lights. I had a notion of changing all the lights to the L488's but then I found...
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    Ron, That looks good - are they 205-60 x 13? ...

    Ron,

    That looks good - are they 205-60 x 13? The revos are 5 1/2" wide?
    When I changed to new wheels I went from 8 year old General M&S tires on
    4 1/2" x 13 American Racing Silverstones to...
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    Well said E-Ron. This will date me but when the...

    Well said E-Ron. This will date me but when the DC5 came out I was playing the alto sax. This was one of the songs that I tried to play - not very successfully.

    How do you like the intake noise...
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    That's great sticktoitness! Very impressive. You...

    That's great sticktoitness! Very impressive. You guys are real racers:)
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    oo la la Mrs Peel. Now if I could get that gal...

    oo la la Mrs Peel.

    Now if I could get that gal working on that Series 1 Seven and the coveral...uh
    coversome to help me I could get motivated to work on my car.
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    I would like to attend as a kibitzer. Maybe I...

    I would like to attend as a kibitzer. Maybe I will run my GTI after everyone is done.
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    Just thinking of your well being. In direct...

    Just thinking of your well being. In direct sunshine my car is stinkin hot since it is all bare aluminum except for the seats and the interior side panels.
    Do you have "cool" hat? I'm sure you...
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    You do know it will be 149,000 degrees in...

    You do know it will be 149,000 degrees in mid-August:eek:
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    I saw this the other day. This is located at...

    I saw this the other day. This is located at XK's Unlimited in San Luis Obispo.
    In the UK these are disassembled down to this level after quite a few miles or to repair crash damage. You certainly...
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    The owner is Ernie Nagamatsu, DDS and actively...

    The owner is Ernie Nagamatsu, DDS and actively campaigns Old Yeller ll in vintage and historic events worldwide.
  30. http://www.rwdmotorsport.com/Bellhousings/Zetec-SE...

    http://www.rwdmotorsport.com/Bellhousings/Zetec-SE-to-Type-E-/-9-Gearbox-Bellhousing/prod_16.html

    They are in the UK however.
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    no worries

    no worries
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    Here is some good information on oil......

    Here is some good information on oil...
    http://www.joegibbsdriven.com/products/breakin/br.html

    I have a crossflow crank .010-.010 that I don't need any longer. It is a non-uprated so is lighter....
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    I am interested but would want to give you some...

    I am interested but would want to give you some money....
  34. Thread: soft clutch

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    You can try the old racer trick of pouring a can...

    You can try the old racer trick of pouring a can of Coke down in there;)
    At the very least change that nipple out for a Speed Bleeder type so you don't have to worry about sucking air back in.
    Good...
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    The pre-lit Westfield is an interesting and rare...

    The pre-lit Westfield is an interesting and rare car. It was built in 1983 and than the most recent competition is reported in 2003. How was the car used during those 20 years? The engine may be...
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    I am also token but fabulous write up. One...

    I am also token but fabulous write up. One correction: the 1340cc single weber rating is 66 bhp I believe (wasn't Cosworth tuned after all).

    That car in the ad has been for sale for some time. ...
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    was able to recover my hard drive thank God....

    was able to recover my hard drive thank God.
    just the two pictures;thought I had more.
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    Noooo, don't touch that manifold until after you...

    Noooo, don't touch that manifold until after you have read this blurb from Burton's website.
    The attached picture illustrates the breather that is located on the block; right hand side, just above...
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    I have some pictures of mine when it was off the...

    I have some pictures of mine when it was off the car last but alas my old computer broke and I have not been able to access that hard drive yet. I bought it from Tom at DBE back in 1996. It is...
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    Did you ever consider "wrapping" it rather than...

    Did you ever consider "wrapping" it rather than paint? I am going to try this if I ever get around to fitting the new nose on my car.

    http://www.gatorwraps.com
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    give that thing some wellie young man!:)

    give that thing some wellie young man!:)
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    very nice picture please tell me about those...

    very nice picture
    please tell me about those mirrors?
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    That is a miracle! Congratulations! Starting to...

    That is a miracle! Congratulations!
    Starting to look like a proper 7 now.
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    red

    red
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    That metal forming looks pretty good.

    That metal forming looks pretty good.
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    http://www.vararacing.com/

    http://www.vararacing.com/
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    Hopefully they will send their Elan catalog to...

    Hopefully they will send their Elan catalog to you. Has lots of info on the Twin Cam.
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    "Hopefully your suspension is not set up like...

    "Hopefully your suspension is not set up like this as in up on the tippy toes. Looks like it would if the engine is out but I see air cleaners in the picture.
    Otherwise your springs are waaay too...
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    What edition is the "The Magnificent Seven"?...

    What edition is the "The Magnificent Seven"?
    Thanks.

    Lee
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    8.5 lbs (sort of):)

    8.5 lbs (sort of):)
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