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  1. Hi Folks, to ensure people see the edit I just made to the first post in this thread, I'm including it here as well: Hi folks, I am locking this thread and replacing it with a new one. The car was initially listed for sale 3 years ago, but unfortunately the thread quickly got off topic. Subsequently the car was pulled from the market due to a combination of a fuel line issue and impact from COVID. Given srf86 is once again selling the car and has addressed the fuel line issue he identified below, it seems a fairer approach to both him and potential buyers to create a new thread without the irrelevant-to-the-sale baggage that consumes most of the first page. That new thread will be up soon and this one will remain viewable in case anyone is interested in learning more about the term "OBO" or lawyers. I will update this message with the link when I have it. Thanks, JohnCh
  2. Oops. Apparently, math is not my strong suit. But in my defense, 0.015 seconds makes a better story -John
  3. Great video and race! You and Tamer were separated by just 0.015 seconds in qualifying and 0.082 seconds at the finish. Talk about being closely matched! -John
  4. @DanM have you searched miata.net? If not, there is a lot of information on HLAs in the NA forum, from proper rebuilding/reassembling steps, troubleshooting after rebuilding, and aftermarket brands that people have used successfully. -John
  5. Hopefully you can find a good shop closer to home, but if you need to ship it, Quicksilver in MD has a very good reputation. -John
  6. Congratulations! Have you taken possession yet? -John
  7. Check out the Caterham Build & User Guide folder in the Downloads section. Wiring diagrams are included in some of those PDFs. -John
  8. It stays with the U-joint and acts like the plug for the transmission. When this comes out, so does the oil. -John
  9. Before you drill the hole for the O2 sensor, make sure you research proper mounting first. There are some rules of thumb regarding minimum distance behind the collector for accuracy and mounting angle for sensor longevity. As I recall the latter is at least 10% over horizontal, but not more than 75%, and is something that a lot of people (including my exhaust fabricator) get wrong. -John
  10. Congrats to @BlueBDA on his successfu BaT auction! Hopefully the new owner will join the forum. This HPC Caterham landed on BaT this morning and already has some serious bidders: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1993-caterham-super-7-3/ -John
  11. Given the supply chain issues at the moment and AP's long lead times (Westfield's parts dept. just announced they are dropping the Westfield verion of this MC from their catalog because of this), if Bruce has that part in stock, I'd snap it up. It's about $40 more than Caterham charges at current conversion rates, but there is no need to pay international shipping charges or wait an indeterminant amount of time for it to leave England or vacation in customs. -John
  12. Although it doesn't indicate this is the upgraded MC, I believe this is it. The giveaway is the really thick mounting flange AP use for this model. https://caterhamparts.co.uk/master-cylinder/29-brake-master-cylinder-13-16-all-de-dion-cars.html -John
  13. Here is another S2000-powered car on throttle bodies with amazing sound, but this time it's on a closed course so nothing other than pylons are at risk. Nice to see @Davemk1 setting another FTD at an event last month. Hopefully he starts posting about his autocross exploits this season (hint, hint). Rumor has it that he's been successfully defending the Se7en's honor against a local Ariel Atom. -John
  14. I received the same email. Given my car went to QA a couple of months ago and has been sitting ever since due to a missing cooling hose and grill for the 620 nose cone, I can empathize with your pain. I suspect the shipping delays will make this an even longer process and may turn this into a winter project. Oh well... -John
  15. Walk around video here. It certainly is...unique. -John
  16. I was surprised to see @BlueBDA's car on BAT when I checked it this morning. Like Kitcat, this has always been one of my favorites; great color combination and a fantastic engine. -John
  17. Westfield Mega S2000 (Honda S2000-powered model) on throttle bodies. Great sound. Not sure about the two-way traffic on that road though -John
  18. I moved the original post to the correct forum, so locking this one to keep the discussion in one place. -John
  19. Nice recent battle between two Caterhams at Pacific Raceways in the Seattle area. Are the drivers anyone here? -John
  20. Check RockAuto, but remove the spaces in the part number which their search tool doesn't seem to like or automatically remove. Also, not to raise a seed of doubt, but is it possible you transposed those last two letters? When the penultimate letter is A that designates it's for the 4-cylinder implementation. When it's B, then it's for the V6 version (the last letter identifies a very minor revision to the pattern, so typically a part ending in B is the replacement for the part ending in A). Birkin may use the 4-cylinder version but both Raceline and Caterham use the part intended for the V6. This post shows the differences between them: -John
  21. BTW if they do show as on, then the notification mails are likely getting caught in your spam folder. -John
  22. @Moifnotifications are on by default. You must have inadvertently turned them off. Please see this help guide that walks through how to turn them back on and modify the settings based on your preferences. Thanks, John
  23. I know this is a very unlikely scenario, but if your odometer is wildly pessimistic, it could result in a lower mpg calculation than the car is actually returning. -John
  24. When my Duratec was in 420-ish guise (same cams but with Jenvey's), it would generally return low 30's on high-speed sections of tours. The car has a windscreen and very large wind deflectors, both of which negatively impact aero, but that is partially offset by the 3.62 diff vs. 3.92 in your car, which translates to 3079rpm at 70mph. I typically average 25-26mpg in normal use; no freeways, running errands in town, back road blasts, and bursts to redline. -John
  25. If that's a concern, I'd do a test install of the seats and measure remaining space to see how close it is in your specific car. If you want to be thorough, but don't also want to temporarily put the carpet in place, drape a smaller section over the tunnel along with a piece of the KOOL Mat and see what happens. -John
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