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    Pick's Racing Engines 424 E. Alton Ave. Santa...

    Pick's Racing Engines
    424 E. Alton Ave.
    Santa Ana, CA

    (714) 662-5797

    Pick has been in the business seemingly forever and has pretty much seen, and done, it all. At the moment he's building...
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    Thanks! I'll check it out.

    Thanks! I'll check it out.
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    Okay, that's disappointing to hear. I do know...

    Okay, that's disappointing to hear. I do know that when I installed a Ford Racing (Whipple) supercharger on my F-150 I used a programmer that came with the kit to install a new engine map in the...
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    My Caterham is powered by a Ford Zetec SVT using...

    My Caterham is powered by a Ford Zetec SVT using the Ford factory ECU. I don't have any sort of engine management/programming software. What software would be needed to do any tuning of the ECU?
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    I'd sure like to do it as I wasn't able to make...

    I'd sure like to do it as I wasn't able to make the last one. October 31 isn't good for me and November 7-8 may be a problem but I sure do hope this comes together for everyone.
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    That was the order of events when I registered my...

    That was the order of events when I registered my Caterham (purchased fully assembled from out of state) in June/July of 2012.

    When I took my 7 in for the CHP inspection I asked if they could use...
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    I couldn't make it last year so I'm up for it...

    I couldn't make it last year so I'm up for it this year. The 6th wouldn't work for me but I might be able to do the 13th.
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    You are, of course, correct. I said CARB above...

    You are, of course, correct. I said CARB above but was actually referring to my experience with the BAR when getting my Caterham registered here in California.
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    It's doesn't matter. Either way, the CARB referee...

    It's doesn't matter. Either way, the CARB referee will require that a PCV hose be added between the valve cover and the intake if one is not already present.
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    I'll be there. I'm not bringing the Caterham but...

    I'll be there. I'm not bringing the Caterham but I will racing one of my cars at the Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca.
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    ??? Yorba Linda is in Orange County.

    ???

    Yorba Linda is in Orange County.
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    Thanks. Just got home from the DMV with plates...

    Thanks.

    Just got home from the DMV with plates in hand.
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    Just got back - passed with flying colors....

    Just got back - passed with flying colors. Tomorrow I'll go to the DMV for my plates.

    The interesting thing is that after putting on the hose, the 7 runs better! Even my son, who rode along with...
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    Possibly, however the CARB referee was very...

    Possibly, however the CARB referee was very specific in what he wanted me to do and never mentioned anything about having a T in the line. I'll find out today if I've met his request. My appointment...
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    It feeds to an Spa catch tank that is routed in...

    It feeds to an Spa catch tank that is routed in line from the PCV valve back to the intake side.
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    CARB says I need to add a PCV hose

    I'm in the final stage of getting the 7 registered. The CARB (California Air Resources Board) wants me to route a hose from the back of the Zetec engine's valve cover (where the little K&N...
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    I'm well along in the registration process. I've...

    I'm well along in the registration process. I've been to the DMV (twice), the CHP and will shortly be meeting with the CARB. After that, it'll be back to the DMV to finish the process and get my...
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    North Orange County.

    North Orange County.
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    To say the very least. Amazing car. I kept going...

    To say the very least. Amazing car. I kept going out to the garage last night to look at it.
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    At long last - the Seven has landed

    Finally, after more years than I care to admit I finally became the owner of a Caterham 7. After traveling cross-country the trailer gate opened and the car rolled out into the California sunshine....
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    Thanks, I'm looking forward to the days ahead....

    Thanks, I'm looking forward to the days ahead. The Seven was loaded onto the transporter last Friday and is now making the journey here. I hope to see it by Thursday or Friday.

    I should take the...
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    Rumor has it he lives in Orange County.

    Rumor has it he lives in Orange County.
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    Thanks. That's a name I hadn't heard before but...

    Thanks. That's a name I hadn't heard before but I'll definitely look into it.
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    Car Transporter Recommendations

    I will soon be in need of the services of a company to transport a car cross country. I'd be interested to learn of personal experiences and recommendations.

    Thanks.
  25. I've looked at a couple of out-of-state cars that...

    I've looked at a couple of out-of-state cars that are registered in the mid 2000s range.

    As I said earlier, both cars have a catalytic converter but I have no way of knowing if either has all the...
  26. I went to the DMV today and talked to clerk...

    I went to the DMV today and talked to clerk there. She said if the car is properly registered in another state then all I would have to do is bring in the signed-over title to start the registration...
  27. Registering an out-of-state Caterham in Californina

    As my search for the right Caterham continues I have occasionally considered cars for sale in other states. I have, for the most part, avoided those as I worry that I might have trouble getting an...
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    Anyone in So Calif have an SV?

    I've come close to buying a Caterham 7 a couple of times. I recently test-drove a very nice 7 with the standard chassis and, at 6' tall, I fit just fine (though the top of the windshield seemed to be...
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