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  1. Thread: English wheel

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    Try Stones Metal Shop in Gardena (if that's not...

    Try Stones Metal Shop in Gardena (if that's not too far)
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    Hi Lee! Yes - this was the BAT car and I think...

    Hi Lee!

    Yes - this was the BAT car and I think Lee may have some news on tires.
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    I'm a maybe for the 18th/19th. I generally try to...

    I'm a maybe for the 18th/19th. I generally try to go to the pre-reunion at Laguna Seca those days, but it would be good to see everyone again.

    25th/26th I have a conflict with a wedding.
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    Type 9 Reference Guide

    Found this reference guide for the Type 9 and thought I'd add it to the Wiki7 drivetrain page as it seems like a great reference, but it seems the Wiki site requires a password. Anyone else have any...
  5. Thread: Picnic 2017?

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    Good thinking Todd, but sorry it wont work out. ...

    Good thinking Todd, but sorry it wont work out.

    I can't attend the reunion this year, but am planning on attending the pre-reunion either Saturday or Sunday. I may be without my seven if I bring...
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    I had tap make one for me and it came out pretty...

    I had tap make one for me and it came out pretty nice, but I ended up preferring the look of the brooklands.

    This one looks similar to the one you've mentioned you liked:
    ...
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    that may make it a bit challenging, given the...

    that may make it a bit challenging, given the amount of time we have.

    I'll send you my number Gert, in the event I can attend.
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    Will be swinging through pasadena on the way back...

    Will be swinging through pasadena on the way back to the bay area around 11:30-noon. How bad is parking for the event, Gert? We would only be able to stay an hour or so.
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    gparker - I think I saw you driving on 280N in...

    gparker - I think I saw you driving on 280N in cupertino yesterday. The car looked good from the other side of the freeway.
  10. Work has me leaving for Zurich Saturday (at this...

    Work has me leaving for Zurich Saturday (at this point). I'm going to see if I can come for a couple hours, but probably wont be able to make the blat.
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    Ron, I was just there this weekend at the...

    Ron,

    I was just there this weekend at the pre-reunion. I did stop by and said hello to Don.

    Will try to swing by again this weekend to say hello to you as well.
  12. Hi Jeremy, No response from Canepa yet... I'll...

    Hi Jeremy,

    No response from Canepa yet... I'll let you know if anything changes
  13. Digging this one up from the bottom of the...

    Digging this one up from the bottom of the pile...

    If everyone's interested - I can contact Canepa to see if we may be able to get a tour for the group.

    I'm crossing my fingers that my work...
  14. I can't tell what's going on in the photo and I...

    I can't tell what's going on in the photo and I can't compare against mine since I have a triumph remote housing.

    I do understand the yellow plastic caps do tend to fail on the cortina remote...
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    Thanks For coming along, Morgan! The event itself...

    Thanks For coming along, Morgan! The event itself wasn't much, but I did have a few pleasant conversations.
    http://i.imgur.com/kzVCKKA.jpg

    On the way home, I swung by a BMW 2002 show and swap. I...
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    John - May 14 is next week.

    John - May 14 is next week.
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    I'm a maybe - won't be able to get there until...

    I'm a maybe - won't be able to get there until 11am, though.
  18. Ron - I can think of a few additional things: ...

    Ron - I can think of a few additional things:

    Spare Hoses/Clamps
    Spare diff oil (with the propensity of the standard 10 axles to crack)
    Spare slave/masters

    Goodluck! Seems like a fun event.
  19. Thread: Right on Geoff!

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    Here's a behind the scenes write-up of the video:...

    Here's a behind the scenes write-up of the video:

    http://valkyrproductions.com/bts-lotus-7-adds-lightness/
  20. The 2nd and 3rd week in August Canepa generally...

    The 2nd and 3rd week in August Canepa generally host an open house, actually. I think it's for prospective clients who may be in the area, but it's open to everyone. Several of the race cars will be...
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    I was thinking about going next week, but the...

    I was thinking about going next week, but the forecast says rain.

    May 14 may be ok, but my work travel has been rather unpredictable lately.

    I will be in Sausalito for Biscotti and Cars on...
  22. Thread: Right on Geoff!

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    Morgan - actually through my instagram account. ...

    Morgan - actually through my instagram account.

    I've heard from a couple people it inspired them to take a drive, which is the best compliment I could get.

    Regarding the BC post - we'll have to...
  23. Thread: Right on Geoff!

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    Thanks, Morgan/John! It was a lot of fun...

    Thanks, Morgan/John!

    It was a lot of fun shooting, but also a lot of downtime. I'm pretty happy with the result, despite some cut&paste of the audio making me sound a little weird and say some odd...
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    Wayne (super7guy) sent me a few photos for post...

    Wayne (super7guy) sent me a few photos for post for him.

    http://i.imgur.com/JF1Igt4.jpg

    http://i.imgur.com/VY2eyrJ.jpg

    I've always wondered how much simply covering the apeture in the...
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    That looks like a fun route and quite a trip....

    That looks like a fun route and quite a trip. It's hard enough for me to get out of the house for a half-day blat! If there's any chance you'd want to stop in the south bay, I could probably persuade...
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    14x6 Minators Cheap in San Diego (not mine)

    Not mine, but for $70 the paint job could be forgiven.

    https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/wto/5433491678.html
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    I'll take a stab - Do you know what axle you...

    I'll take a stab - Do you know what axle you have? Ital? Sierra? English?

    Did you fill the differential to the right level and not too high?

    It sounds like the seal has failed obviously - and...
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    Glad to hear it, Morgan. Kai is looks like he's...

    Glad to hear it, Morgan. Kai is looks like he's enjoying the ride.

    You just have to keep it running until the next picnic in August.
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    I think a friend of mine has spotted Paul(?) in...

    I think a friend of mine has spotted Paul(?) in Campbell a few times. Here's his photo from a few years ago.

    http://i.imgur.com/coUZDoU.jpg
  30. Thread: Wynola Road

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    Great Video Ron. Thanks for sharing. Where is...

    Great Video Ron. Thanks for sharing.

    Where is your mic mounted, if you don't mind my asking?

    Furthermore - is it difficult to get your nosecone off with those light? When I install my lights,...
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    Sorry - I'm on vacation with the family. Next...

    Sorry - I'm on vacation with the family. Next time!

    Canepa would be a good place to show them, even without C&C going on.
  32. Thread: Cooler Weekend?

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    Great to see you Sean. I really enjoyed pescadero...

    Great to see you Sean. I really enjoyed pescadero creek road, I'll have to go back to that one.

    Thanks for coming out and hopefully I didn't hold you up too bad.
    ...
  33. Thread: Cooler Weekend?

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    If anyone else would like to join Sean and I, we...

    If anyone else would like to join Sean and I, we will depart 14395 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 at 2pm and head up 9 to 35 to 84w. We will head down to prescadero and head uphill on prescadero...
  34. Thread: Cooler Weekend?

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    Gert - glad to hear the new SVT is serving you...

    Gert - glad to hear the new SVT is serving you well. If my memory serves me right, your car previously had webers? What mileage did you get with them?

    Since Sean and johnh have both commented on...
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    Yup - re-read it now and I see "cut to length."...

    Yup - re-read it now and I see "cut to length." my apologies.

    Another thought is to using a lower grade bolt where ductility is preferred over strength. Maybe try an 8.8 this time considering...
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    How can you tell that the bolt in photo 6 failed...

    How can you tell that the bolt in photo 6 failed in shear vs. tension?

    I assume you have to have the bolts cut to get the right shank length? Cut threads are inherently weaker than rolled and...
  37. A few of my photos (haven't had time to do any...

    A few of my photos (haven't had time to do any post yet):

    http://i.imgur.com/L6V81BP.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/FGWZ7ZX.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/wTsVJat.jpg
    http://i.imgur.com/MEsaYRA.jpg...
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    Is the bolt threaded all the way to the head...

    Is the bolt threaded all the way to the head (i.e. no shank)? You may want to consider buying your next bolts with shanks (if you can space them appropriately) as you should try to avoid putting the...
  39. And I'm confirmed as well. Sean - need a hand...

    And I'm confirmed as well.

    Sean - need a hand with anything?
  40. Looks like I'm tentatively confirmed. Sean -...

    Looks like I'm tentatively confirmed.

    Sean - any idea on route? I like the idea of full tank of gas so we don't have to try and get gas together like last year.
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    Hi Greg, Welcome to the forum. Sean (that's...

    Hi Greg,

    Welcome to the forum. Sean (that's his username) and I are both in San Jose and we both look for good excuses to take a drive.

    Looks like a beautiful build and I hope I get to see it...
  42. Sean, please move me to tentative too. I've just...

    Sean, please move me to tentative too. I've just learned I may be living in switzerland for work from late july through the better half of August.
  43. Not on my wife's 6 or my 5.

    Not on my wife's 6 or my 5.
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    If your car is a low-spec'd crossflow, you may...

    If your car is a low-spec'd crossflow, you may not have any adjustability beyond toe unless it was converted.

    R888 do like a lot of negative camber, but you may not have any ability to adjust...
  45. There are three seals around the front crank on a...

    There are three seals around the front crank on a kent.

    The first is on the timing chain cover to the crank- this is a full circle. The second is where the oil pan meets the timing chain cover -...
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    Sorry you couldn't make it out John. Thanks...

    Sorry you couldn't make it out John.

    Thanks again for coming out everyone. Apologies for the traffic on 9, but at least we got a nice clear few miles through the twisty bits. I brought my camera,...
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    65mph is 4000 rpm for me... :). I still need to...

    65mph is 4000 rpm for me... :). I still need to fit larger diameter tires.

    See you all there. Thanks for coming early!
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    Would you like to meet at Canepa or cruise up 17...

    Would you like to meet at Canepa or cruise up 17 together? Would 7:30a be too early for everyone? That would put us at Canepa just after 8. Since it looks like we'll have a good turn out and you guys...
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    They both seem to be the 2nd saturday of every...

    They both seem to be the 2nd saturday of every month. I've only been to both of them once (n=1), but I prefer the atmosphere at Canepa's and the shop is above and beyond anything you will see at CAS....
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    I was just talking to Sean about heading up there...

    I was just talking to Sean about heading up there for this. It's the first of the season, so I was going to try to get there closer to 8 to get a spot.

    I have a limited amount of time, so I was...
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