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Nick OTeen

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  1. I'm certainly a big fan of 7s with red interiors. Mine, for example.
  2. Highly recommended. Been there, bought that.
  3. To answer your question, no, a hex bit (or Allen key) will not be suitable for removing a drain plug that has a square opening. While the standard drain plug on a T-9 transmission can be removed/installed with a 10mm hex tool, there is always the possibility that your plug got switched out some time in the past for a plug with a square opening. As such, you might try simply using a socket wrench with a 3/8" drive extension to remove the plug.
  4. Arch Motors, which is still in business, built pretty much every tube frame chassis for Lotus from the very beginning; including those for Lotus race cars up to and including the F1 chassis. For example, I'm currently restoring a 1962 Lotus 22 F-Jr. Its chassis was produced by Arch and still bears the stamped-in letters "AM" followed by a two digit number. Like all Arch tube frames, including the chassis of my 2005 Caterham, is beautifully brazed together rather than welded. Arch continued to make tube frames for Caterham up until at least 2005 before Caterham brought the chassis product
  5. It will handle a quality 265GB memory card. As for external power, check out this video: [video=youtube;WzFk0HmUC-Y]
  6. I'd be interested if that could be arranged.
  7. They are on facebook. From the looks of things they do contract manufacturing of carbon fiber components for other companies. https://www.facebook.com/enishi.carbon/photos/a.2111815259131559/2126048934374858 Their facebook page also shows pictures of carbon fiber cycle wings, dash panels and noses for 7s.
  8. I bought one of these wheels to have around as a spare. At this price it was too good to pass up. It arrived Saturday and was, as described above, "excellent condition."
  9. As I recall, I found those pedal overlays on eBay and they were relatively inexpensive. As you surmised, they are held in place by countersunk Allen screws. Reconturing the bends in the brake pedal required removing it and using a hydraulic press (along with using some metal bar stock scraps as dies) in a friend's auto repair shop. In all about a simple thirty minute process.
  10. Regarding pedal setup to facilitate heel and toe work here's what I did. The first picture shows my Caterham's original pedal configuration. First off, the clutch and brake pedals were simply too small. You need more surface area than that provided by the little rubber pads, particularly on the brake pedal, to get a good feel and to be able to provide sufficient force. The other problem was the brake and throttle pedals being too far apart to allow heel and toe work. Additionally, the throttle pedal was a rather oddly-shaped thing. The solution was twofold. First was the addition of
  11. You definitely should have a second throttle return spring, both as a safety measure and to give you more tactile feedback than what you are getting now from the single, existing spring.
  12. Good source! Thanks for sharing that.
  13. A few years ago I wanted to match up the factory headlight and running light/turn signal light connectors (that were similar in appearance the one in your photo). While I eventually did track down the company that produced them it ultimately ended up being easier to buy the needed bits from Caterham.
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