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Lucky-7

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    Wellsboro, PA
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    Snapon Franchisee
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    Caterham
  1. The voltage should be around 14v even at idle. Sounds like you've got an alternator issue. The voltage regulators are internal so you there's not much you can do there. Take it out and get it tested. Hopefully you have a good old fashioned starter/alternator repair shop in your area that give it good look see.
  2. The map is a cool idea. Facebook not so much. Never have never will.
  3. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Taken from Washington's DOL. Kit vehicles designed to look like older vehicles are called “replicas”. The make for replica vehicle is always “KITV”, regardless of the kit’s manufacturer. Using “KITV” as the make ensures the notation “REPLICA” appears on the title and registration as part of the series/body. In addition, the series/body for replica vehicles must describe what the vehicle looks like (for example, 57 MG, 65 Cobra, etc.). Enter KITV for kit vehicles that are replica vehicles, regardless of the make shown on th
  4. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Another way is to register it as, say a 1967, or whatever it takes. I've seen posts all over the net as our cars being registered like that. As far as resale, anyone who wants to buy one knows these stories. And knows the real story behind them. I think that guy is yanking your chain. Go to the appointment loaded for bear with all kinds of examples of other cars registered like this. Chances are he'll back down. Explain how they are being shipped here all the time without this nonsense.
  5. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Here in PA it wasn't even brought up. It was built under what is called "Specially Constructed Vehicle". Can you do an "end around" and claim it is built as a "Street Rod" or Custom Built? After all technically you did build it yourself. I was always under the assumption that such a low production vehicle was exempt from all kinds of federal B.S. Not everything but some items.
  6. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Congrats Greg! Looked like a perfect day for a blatt.:driving: I'm liking the silver and black on the sides. How'd it drive?
  7. Lucky-7

    New Build

    I had no issues with mine. I'm not understanding exactly what you mean. Did you cut the length of the blades?
  8. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Hi Greg, I don't know if you mounted your tail lights yet or not, but I've seen a lot of folks mount them with the yellow/turn signal to the outside of the car. I went the opposite and put the red (tail/brake to the outside. My reasoning was that there are no red (rear) or yellow (front) side marker lights on these cars vs. our newer federal cars. The way I saw it was, at least there would be some type of light glowing at the rear of the car from a night time side view, also, in the dark, the car appears almost a foot wider, as the red tail/brake lights are closer to the outside edges of
  9. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Hi Greg, my idle was all over the place. Even with the new ecm. They told me that if I unplug the o2 sensor the computer will go to a default mode. I unplugged my sensor and it runs a lot better. No issue at higher rpm. I've got a Snapon scan tool. I have to read the codes through global generic OBD. I told Caterham I was getting a misfire code on cyl 1. And a cam position sensor code. With both the old and new ecu's. They didn't seem concerned. Kinda bothers me... There was a couple other codes, but it said manufacturer specific. I should contact them again.
  10. Lucky-7

    New Build

    I went round and round with Caterham over this, adjusting the hair trigger idle screw to the proper voltage etc. The idle would keep creeping up and up on its own, and surging all over the place. Driving it made you look like a complete idiot. Galloping all over the place. You couldn't ease the clutch and throttle without both jerking you back and forth. They finally sent me a new ecm, but I'm still wondering... because it only runs good with the O2 sensor disconnected, and I keep getting a code for a cam position sensor "A" bank 2 and misfire on cylinder #1. Even after the new ecm. Very puz
  11. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Looking good Greg! I smeared a ton of that stuff on my wings, totally encapsulating the stay and bonding it to the wings. Probably too much, but what the heck, the tubes were open. They feel as if I could lift the car off the ground with them. LOL On my fuse box, they put the flasher where the starter relay was supposed to go, and consequently fizzed them both. Took a while for me to figure that one out. Their wiring diagrams are little more than build sheets for the wiring harnesses. Very confusing, here's to hoping you'll never need one:cheers: Make sure you check the engine oil. I
  12. Lucky-7

    New Build

    I used them for the same reason, but I used the rivets. I'll have to look and see about the dimpling. Never gave it much thought. Thanks.... now I'll be self conscious..:smilielol5:
  13. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Hey Greg, it's a bloody mess. I did almost all of mine in one shot. Then added some more on the next day. I also sanded the top of the uprights to bare metal so the epoxy bonded really good to the steel. I also hit the fenders a little for the same reason. Did you do have the wires through the supports for the repeaters? I drilled the holes for the ground and attached the ground wires before gluing. And I installed the repeaters. I feel pretty confident they won't pop off somewhere.
  14. Lucky-7

    New Build

    I don't know if you saw my build thread, but I had my wings sprayed with bed liner material at a local shop. I marked the front ones where the supports would go so he masked them off there, and the rears he sprayed full length. I figured it would help with stones flying up and star cracking the wings. For the front wing mounting, (very messy) I used a professional grade 2 part epoxy that body shops use to bond body panels together. I got mine from a body shop customer of mine, expensive but worth it. $85.00 Came with a mini dual caulking type gun, and nozzles, so the mix is exact. Norton
  15. Lucky-7

    New Build

    Hi Greg, nice progress, I see you put in the A Frame. I hope you didn't make the same mistake I did and put it in upside down. LOL. I only noticed the difference in the guide after I put it in. Oh well, it wasn't the only time I had to pull something off and put it on again. Keep up the good work!
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