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    It may not be an issue; the car looks too clean...

    It may not be an issue; the car looks too clean to have ever been driven!
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    The same car and driver took out one of the two...

    The same car and driver took out one of the two leading P1 contenders on Saturday!

    http://www.autoweek.com/article/20121020/ALMS/121029990

    LeSaffre is a lousy representative of the obnoxiously...
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    The car is headed your way, gentlemen.

    The car is headed your way, gentlemen.
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    FS: 2005 Caterham 7 SV Roadsport - SOLD

    2005 Caterham 7 SV Roadsport
    Purchased new and fully assembled from Jeff Sloan at British Auto Specialist in Fort Worth, TX (Caterham dealer) in August 2007. This chassis was shipped in early 2005,...
  6. Thread: End o the road

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    The Chinese are known for "appropriating" other...

    The Chinese are known for "appropriating" other companies' intellectual property, then kicking the foreigners to the curb (without compensation). Also, the "old" GM (Motors Holding) that held the...
  7. In a thread on Blatchat a few days ago pertaining...

    In a thread on Blatchat a few days ago pertaining to the the Team Lotus acquisition of Caterham, a California Lotus 7 Club member (BBL) corrected Ansar on this point. Ansars's response to him was on...
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    As part of a cold air intake my mechanic crafted...

    As part of a cold air intake my mechanic crafted a plexiglass surround for the radiator. I have found that the car runs a little cooler and cools off faster from higher temperature operating...
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    Sorry to be so late to this thread, but my car...

    Sorry to be so late to this thread, but my car has displayed the same fault codes since birth:
    P0720 Output shaft speed sensor circuit
    P0722 Output shaft speed sensor circuit no signal
    P1000 OBD...
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    It doesn't take long for upgrade-itis to set in,...

    It doesn't take long for upgrade-itis to set in, does it?
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    Yes, 16s were standard equipment on my car.

    Yes, 16s were standard equipment on my car.
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    WTB Caterham 10 spoke 15" wheels

    If the 15s are a straight swap with the 16" wagon wheels installation wise, that is. Anyone have a set to sell? 5 would be great, 4 would be fine.
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    Sounds like a nice car. Zetec Caterhams are easy...

    Sounds like a nice car. Zetec Caterhams are easy to live with from a maintenance and reliability standpoint. 2000 miles sounds great, but that means the car has been sitting a lot. Check for dry...
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    Cone catcher pictures

    I have seen some pictures of triangular shaped "cone catchers" on the side of autocrossed Sevens, either on this forum or elsewhere. Could the owners or fabricators of said items post some pictures,...
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    I appreciate the information. I haven't sat in a...

    I appreciate the information. I haven't sat in a Tillet, but it would seem the stock seat would be more comfortable on road trips, which make up the majority of miles on my car. Am I wrong about...
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    Thanks for the picture, Doug. It sure appears...

    Thanks for the picture, Doug. It sure appears that with no forward hard pivot point for the crotch belt, the pressure point in case of sudden deceleration would be, well, one's junk. How comfortable...
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    I'm struggling with my spatial visualization-can...

    I'm struggling with my spatial visualization-can one of you please post a picture?
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    So that's what those mounting brackets are for! I...

    So that's what those mounting brackets are for! I always thought they were just there so gravel would have a nice place to hide from my vacuum. Has anyone mounted crotch belts for use with the...
  19. Thread: MBE ECU help

    by athens7
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    Did you buy the components from these guys?: ...

    Did you buy the components from these guys?:

    http://www.mycaterham.com/81112/index.html
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    220 hp is a fantasy on an SVT, unless you go...

    220 hp is a fantasy on an SVT, unless you go forced induction. I have the Kent cams, the mods, the dyno charts, and the bills to prove it! The SVT is a great motor and uses the factory ECU,...
  21. Turn signal indicator/alternator issues-fixed?

    After checking the alternator (13.8 volts with a 63 amp load) and battery, my mechanic checked the ground at the front right of the car (at the brake line into the car from the right front wheel). He...
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    Alternator/electrical system question

    While chasing my little green turn signal indicator light problem, I find that when the car is at hot idle, turning on the headlights will shut down the radiator fan. As soon as I cut the headlights...
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    Turn signal indicator problem

    The little green turn signal light (center of three lights on the tach face) on my car has taken to glowing and/or flickering when the turn signals are not in use. The glow waxes and wanes, and is...
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    I also have the touring bag. The pouch is VERY...

    I also have the touring bag. The pouch is VERY useful. The elastic on the left side mesh pocket gave way pretty quickly, so I was even happier to get the one with only one mesh pocket.
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    I got my Soft Bits tunnel bag from Ben at...

    I got my Soft Bits tunnel bag from Ben at Caterham USA. It was a while coming, but it sure is a useful bit of kit, and well enough made (except for the elastic on the mesh ppouch).
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    Paul, kudos both for your perserverence and your...

    Paul, kudos both for your perserverence and your ability to turn a phrase!
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    Squeeze bacon on bacon?!?!?!?

    Squeeze bacon on bacon?!?!?!?
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    I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures! I...

    I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures! I have vision for the outcome, but limited creativity, so I'm sure someone else has a better execution for this than I have. Someone on USA7s mentioned...
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    1) The CSR uses a fully independent rear...

    1) The CSR uses a fully independent rear suspension vs. the SV's De Dion rear axle. The CSR has a lower lift nosecone and front cycle wings. It also comes with a lot of standard equipment that is...
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    How about identifying the ladies in picture #7?

    How about identifying the ladies in picture #7?
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    Thanks for the photos-lucky bloody you!

    Thanks for the photos-lucky bloody you!
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    Since my post started with a relevant battery...

    Since my post started with a relevant battery item, I will plead we are just borrowing it.
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    No arguments, Doug. The SVT intake setup, as...

    No arguments, Doug. The SVT intake setup, as delivered by Caterham USA, is as bad as it gets for intake temperature. Do you think I have gained anything by this first step? The intake is clear of the...
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    New PC680 with over-priced hold down. It fits...

    New PC680 with over-priced hold down. It fits beautifully in front of the heater box, which is blocked off most of the year, and allows the relocation of the air intake away from the back of the...
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    O/T Saab 900 convertible for sale

    My mother has asked me to sell her 1991 Saab 900S Convertible (one of the benefits of having a son who is a car dealer). One owner, garage kept. Under 18,000 original miles (yes, 18,000). White over...
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    You told me so...

    Killed 2 cones in a 3 cone wall last Sunday. The Bottom 2 polycarbonate bolts snapped, the next 3 pulled the rubber rivnuts through the aluminum. Nylon bolts, here I come!
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    Right before pic #3 would be a good time to check...

    Right before pic #3 would be a good time to check that crappy tank sender gasket!
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    Georgia's not so bad, now that we got the state...

    Georgia's not so bad, now that we got the state law on assembled vehicles passed. In the summer of 2007 (between the time I placed my order and the time the car arrived!) the Department of Revenue,...
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    Congratulations! It doesn't seem to matter...

    Congratulations!

    It doesn't seem to matter what state you live in, titling/tagging a 7 can be a real grail quest (14 months start to finish in my case).
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    I didn't know the British made fortune cookies......

    I didn't know the British made fortune cookies...
    Personalized fortune cookies-could be a boutique item?
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    They don't look like they're having as much fun...

    They don't look like they're having as much fun as we drivers do. Of course, the car is stationary...
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    Another vote for #2, then #1. Matte is an option...

    Another vote for #2, then #1. Matte is an option on the new Mercedes-Benz SLS, but I haven't seen it in the flesh. How is it to keep up? Does it show scratches more or less than high gloss? How about...
  43. As it is red, white, and blue perhaps they...

    As it is red, white, and blue perhaps they thought they could sell a few to us crass, tastless yanks? I wonder if they'll take a 1976 Eldorado convertible, white with red leather, in trade?
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    I guess I have no conception of what it's like to...

    I guess I have no conception of what it's like to be a rich "car guy", or maybe it's just the Georgia gomer in me: is the Reventon being towed out to keep it pristine, or did the owner get behind on...
  45. Thread: R500 is home!

    by athens7
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    New Caterhams are supposed to be supplied with a...

    New Caterhams are supposed to be supplied with a plate type LSD supplied by Titan and set up with ramp angles and preloads appropriate to the Seven's weight. This Titan diff is supposed to be the...
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    Doug,I'm unclear on one point: Is the car fuel...

    Doug,I'm unclear on one point:

    Is the car fuel injected, or is it running Webers?

    Oh, and I almost forgot, is it getting fuel?
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    What about this Braille battery? ...

    What about this Braille battery?

    http://www.braillebattery.com/index.php/batteries/b2015/

    It is the same weight, slightly smaller, and seems to have much more power. It is $25 more, but that...
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    Happy Days! That's a very pretty car, Robb.

    Happy Days! That's a very pretty car, Robb.
  49. Thread: R500 is home!

    by athens7
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    Spectacular, Justin!

    Spectacular, Justin!
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    I looked at the Kodiak web page after reading a...

    I looked at the Kodiak web page after reading a recent thread here; their wheels are impressive, both lightweight and attractive. Thanks, Doug, for your explaination of the 16" wheel application. I...
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