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    Stow, Massachusetts
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    1987 Caterham 1700 SuperSprint De Dion

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  1. I have driven mine in January in Massachusetts and not needed the heater. The footwell is nice and warm in winter and a furnace in 90 degree temperatures.
  2. It is safe to assume that all alignment setting affect each other. That includes ride height!
  3. #2 just looks like it is running to rich. To me it looks like carbon deposits!
  4. I am about to check the front wheel alignment on my 87 Supersprint 1700. When I look at the steering rack and wheel carrier it is not clear how the adjustment is made. On my Porsches you loosen the lock nut and then turn the rod that connects the steering rack to the ball joint on the wheel carrier, but there isn't a good place to put a wrench on the rod, so I am confused about how to make small adjustments to the toe-on. What am I missing?
  5. Talk to Josh at Rocky Mountain Caterham. He helped me convert from clamshell wings to cycle wings. You need new headlight brackets!
  6. I am still on the original mechanical fuel pump.
  7. Until recently my daily driver was a Mercedes CLK 350 convertible. A great car, but not a lot of storage room. Also, with that I had 3 rag tops in addition to the Caterham, so a few months ago I joined the dark side and traded the CLK for an Acura RDX. I got a 2018 because I prefer a naturally aspirated 3.5 liter 6 to a 2 liter four banger turbo. My wife has a Chevvy Volt, which is a great car for local trips.
  8. Bring it to the Larz Anderson British car lawn day on July 11. Preregistration required, but it is only $25! There will be several more Lotus there, including my Caterham. Anker
  9. Another possibility could be that the advance mechanism in your distributor is sticking. If you have a timing light check whether there is smooth advance of the timing as you advance throttle.
  10. I suspect they are backfires or spitting through the carbs. A misfire will feel exactly as you described.
  11. I suspect you have the idle mixture set too lean. When you accelerate slowly you aren't getting any help from the acceleration pump. The fat that it goes away when warm further supports this thesis. When setting the idle mixture you should put the screw half-way between the points where you notice a drop in RPM. Your idle jets may also be on the small side and going one size up may eliminate the problem. My car was built with too small idle jets and had a flat spot between 2000 and 3000 RPM when accelerating slowly, even when hot. It was cured when I had larger jets ins
  12. Its so cool I can't resist. How much? Anker
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