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    Count me in. I have soccer league duties that...

    Count me in. I have soccer league duties that will likely be running hot at that time, so Saturdays are risky, Sundays are safe. I vote for Sunday 26th but I could do Sunday 19th as a second...
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    Hey Clark, you hijacked my thread. Getting back...

    Hey Clark, you hijacked my thread. Getting back to the subject at hand, yes, I had a great time at Sonoma thanks for asking. I came home with a list of gremlins to chase down including:
    - Steering...
  3. What time should we meet under the peppercorn...

    What time should we meet under the peppercorn tree? 12 noon?
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    NASA Sonoma Raceway September 10/11th

    I signed up for both days. Anyone else going? Link here:

    https://nasaproracing.com/events/2276
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    I arrived at 7.50 am - same story, parked on the...

    I arrived at 7.50 am - same story, parked on the opposite side of the road in a paddock parking area. I looked for you but it's hard to spot a caterham owner when he's more than two paces from his...
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    Someone told me to get there early as it can be...

    Someone told me to get there early as it can be very busy. It opens at 8 am and that would coincide nicely with an early morning drive before the traffic builds. How about meeting there at 8 am?
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    Best I have seen. Fantastic work guys.

    Best I have seen. Fantastic work guys.
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    I am up for it. It's in my calendar.

    I am up for it. It's in my calendar.
  9. I will be there, with copilot Jocelyn. I'm up...

    I will be there, with copilot Jocelyn. I'm up for the Canepa thing if the rest of y'all are interested.
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    Call the UK parts department (number is on the UK...

    Call the UK parts department (number is on the UK website). They are helpful. I suspect that not all of the available parts are shown in the online store. Alternatively call the US distributor and...
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    I would be up for it, but not on April 9th due to...

    I would be up for it, but not on April 9th due to prior commitments. How about May 14th?
  12. Pectel T2

    Where are you? I have a cable and the Descpro software. The software is old DOS stuff so you need to know what you are doing. I don't. If you are in Northern Cal we could get together and make a...
  13. Circuit of the Americas Track Weekend - Feb 26-28 2016

    Following Sean's anonymous tip I have signed up for this event. Details here:

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.php?10763-Circuit-of-The-Americas-(COTA)-February-26-28-2016

    This is expensive...
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    Ooooh oooh ooh. I'm on it. Thanks for the heads...

    Ooooh oooh ooh. I'm on it. Thanks for the heads up Sean.
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    Right, but they do have a three day event at COTA...

    Right, but they do have a three day event at COTA in Austin. I was there last week for the F1 race. What an amazing circuit. I can't say I have been to a lot of high end circuits, but for my money...
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    Re: radiator. Before you spend any significant...

    Re: radiator. Before you spend any significant money upgrading the fan or messing with baffles, look at installing the upgraded caterham radiator. I drive the snot out of my zetec on the track on...
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    Hmmm. I will check that out. I have only run...

    Hmmm. I will check that out. I have only run with NASA which does not go to Laguna Seca regularly. That's a great track.
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    All tracks now have noise limits, but I have had...

    All tracks now have noise limits, but I have had no problem at Sonoma and Thunderhill. I forget what the limits are but they are higher than Laguna Seca.
  19. Sounds good Magnus. Plans are fermenting...

    Sounds good Magnus. Plans are fermenting (fomenting?).
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    I wonder if the track officials would give you a...

    I wonder if the track officials would give you a reading on your new "quiet" air filter system. Sonoma, Thunderhill and Laguna Seca all have noise meters now.
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    I was at Sonoma raceway yesterday for the NASA...

    I was at Sonoma raceway yesterday for the NASA event and had a grand old time. I met a guy with a CSR260 (Alan ...), your typically charming British type, and another guy approached me in the...
  22. Magnus, sorry to hear about your T6 troubles, but...

    Magnus, sorry to hear about your T6 troubles, but with all due respect, can you get back on thread and talk about PIR? What's the track like? Is it worth a trip north? Do you have any video - your...
  23. Magnus, I have wanted to visit PIR for ages and...

    Magnus, I have wanted to visit PIR for ages and now you have given me an excuse. Once you get settled we must correspond regarding track events.

    Best of luck with the move. As others have...
  24. Search for the thread "Tire(d) of this Topic?"...

    Search for the thread "Tire(d) of this Topic?" for more answers that you want. Enough said.
  25. Did somebody say sausages? I will be there for...

    Did somebody say sausages? I will be there for the food. Unfortunately I am doubtful for the blat.
    Now that Magnus Feuer has moved to Portland we should welcome him in absentia as an honorary...
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    It's time for a build report from Justin. I'm...

    It's time for a build report from Justin. I'm ready to buy but I need to know what I don't know first. Justin???
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    So, Magnus, how would one upload a photo with...

    So, Magnus, how would one upload a photo with decent resolution? I have a couple of pics worth posting but the website wants me to shrink them to emoticon size.
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    Thanks Magnus for a great day. As you said I'm...

    Thanks Magnus for a great day. As you said I'm the winner and on that basis I would like to end all further dyno development for cars that might compete against mine. I'm sorry you crunched the...
  29. Sticky: Here's some more info which I learned in the...

    Here's some more info which I learned in the context of open wheel. I follow the same approach for Caterham. If someone knows better please advise.

    Order of setting up car:
    1. Ride height. ...
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    Yes, agreed, all too vague to take to the bank. ...

    Yes, agreed, all too vague to take to the bank. Just curious. 91 octane it is.
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    Third that. I have half doors and an aero...

    Third that. I have half doors and an aero screen. Love it -- Inside the car (neck down) is as calm as a librarian's convention. Up in the airstream there is minimal head buffeting, but you must...
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    I lie prostrate as I write this. back on...

    I lie prostrate as I write this. back on topic... which is now "BEST FUEL FOR ZETEC". For my stock-compression zetec, I assumed 91 octane is better than 89 which is better than 87 because more is...
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    I will be there.

    I will be there.
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    Sounds like it's worth the 800 mile round trip...

    Sounds like it's worth the 800 mile round trip then... will try to squeeze in a setup session as well. Would somebody please bring my scales?
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    For the record - I sourced the correct part...

    For the record - I sourced the correct part (thanks Magnus) through Autozone by ordering a rear brake caliper for a 1989 Merkur XR4Ti, part #C8037. Cost $74 after core trade. This fits my 1999...
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    We have 9 people signed up and two on the fence. ...

    We have 9 people signed up and two on the fence. At 1-2 hrs per, that's somewhere between 9 and 22 hours of dyno time. How many dynos does this shop have?
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    Cool. Is this a standard Caterham design or a...

    Cool. Is this a standard Caterham design or a custom build? Would be interested in seeing the specs. At that price, and with 14 gallons, it seems like a good option.
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    Ah, of course... the Merkur xr4ti. I was...

    Ah, of course... the Merkur xr4ti. I was searching on Sierra. Perfect - thanks.
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    Justin the footwell area is too narrow for a...

    Justin the footwell area is too narrow for a standard Fuel Safe cell unless you go down to 5 gallons which is way too small. The unit I'm looking at is 8 gallons and that's a minimum after you allow...
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    I have been contemplating a fuel cell for ages...

    I have been contemplating a fuel cell for ages but here's where I am stuck -- should I replace the existing tank or go the whole hog and put one of these ( http://www.fuelsafe.com/store/pc108b.html )...
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    Rear Brake Caliper - Info Needed

    Does anyone have part numbers or such like for the stock rear single-pot brake calipers? Looking to buy a rebuild kit. Tips or directions appreciated. Googling the various numbers stamped on the...
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    FWIW I spoke to FuelSafe last year about this. ...

    FWIW I spoke to FuelSafe last year about this. They said they would fab up a cell if I send them my old tank for them to copy. About $2400 not including shlepping and handling. The bladder is...
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    Where is said dyno located?

    Where is said dyno located?
  44. Pegasus will make a throttle cable to your...

    Pegasus will make a throttle cable to your specifications. Google pegasus auto racing. I was planning to replace my bicycle brake cable with a custom job until the Pegasus guy talked me out of it. ...
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    Thanks Sean actually it seems pretty clear - from...

    Thanks Sean actually it seems pretty clear - from the second article:

    The situation saw the Caterham Group (which produces the popular road cars) and still owned by Tony Fernandes distance itself...
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    Caterham F1 - Caterham Cars - Yikes?

    So the news that Caterham F1 is in administration is not much of a surprise, but I thought (without bothering to research) that the F1 shenanigans were in a separate corporate structure if not...
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    BTW nice article. Thanks to Road& Track I now...

    BTW nice article. Thanks to Road& Track I now know about the"steampunk" movement.
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    Sean you can easily dial out a lot of the front...

    Sean you can easily dial out a lot of the front understeer by adjusting the ARBS and making a home made front air dam out of a piece of aluminum. Hang it off the front chassis cross-member under the...
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    Update: I ordered a set of urethane bushings...

    Update: I ordered a set of urethane bushings through the US distributor PowerflexUSA (aka Bimmerworld). Not surprisingly the US distributor is clueless about Sevens. They supplied the wrong parts....
  50. PM sent.

    PM sent.
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