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  1. That's a great idea. I have inadvertently hit the key with my knee in autocrosses and shut off the ignition. The first time I thought my engine had died, I don't need the steering lock and moving the ignition switch away from my right knee will give me peace of mind.
  2. I got some really cool goggles that fit over my glasses and inside my "antique" helmet.
  3. Ouch! My primary use of the Brooklands is going to at autocrosses where I like the reduced wind resistance. We AX on a former military airfield and our courses are long and fast, officially maxed out at 60 mph, but on my Boxster S I have managed to hit the rev limiter in 2nd, which happens at over 70 mph. On any longer trip the windscreen and side screens go on. It takes just 10-15 minutes to reconfigure the car. I am amazed that your windscreen didn't collapse into your lap. The four bolts that hold the stanchions are only help by the skin. I can see that i
  4. Yes, forgot to mention that. The front license plate lives in the "trunk" with a set of tie wraps. "Officer, the plate just fell off and I have it right here ready to put on again!"
  5. I put the wind screen on for inspection!
  6. I wore my regular glasses for this run, but will buy a real set of goggles.
  7. I got my Brookland screens and a convex rear view mirror fitted and took SUPER 7 our for a short blat, including highway driving up to 90 MPH to see how tolerable/intolerable it would be. Pleasantly surprised! I made the mistake of driving through a puddle as I pulled off the road.
  8. Get the Tony Weale book "LOTUS SEVEN Restoration, Preparation, Maintenance. It has wiring diagrams. I don't know whether the diagrams in the book are copyrighted, so I cannot post them here.
  9. I didn't have trouble either. What a cool, old geezer! I loved it when he was rummaging through his boxes looking for the prop shaft!
  10. It is actually easier to remove the manifold with the carbs attached from the head. The carb to manifold nuts are very hard to get at and have to be torqued exactly right. All the manifold to head nuts can be easily accessed with a socket extension. Don't forget to partially drain the coolant!
  11. Ouch, you don't want loose pieces of metal floating around in the transmission oil. It is bound to end up in the gears or synchromesh!
  12. I drop mine down to the floor instead of trying to lift it out.
  13. Great video. A bit long, so I had to do it over 3 sittings! The last 1/3rd is race videos and can be skipped/
  14. HMS Motorsports in Danvers: https://www.hmsmotorsport.com/ Anker
  15. I have wondered about that myself. It will work really well of the fill plug hole is visible from above. Then it will be easy to fill to the bottom of the plug.
  16. Great to see you here @BlokkoDid you add yourself to the maps? You may also want to check out Caterham and 7 Owners in the USA and Canada on Facebook! Anker
  17. To me it sounds like your steering rack is going bad. It is really dangerous to drive with one that can get stuck.
  18. When you cut carbon it is essential that you wear a filter that ensures you don't breathe fine carbon shards. They don't dissolve in you lungs, but wander through your body, possibly doing serious damage to your tissues. Also, you should do it in a space where there is lots of air exchange so you can be confident that when you remove the filter there are no shards floating in the air. Finally, wear gloves, because you may inadvertently push shards that settle on your hands into your skin. I still have shards that work their way out of my skin several years after I stopped working on carbon fib
  19. I assume it was you I heard from a day ago? I would be surprised if there were two Marks owning Caterhams in Marlborough? That would a huge coincidence! Let me know so I can update my spreadsheet properly!
  20. The voltage regulator cannot output a higher voltage than it gets from the alternator.
  21. My '87 Supersprint has been driven hard for over 20,000 miles on autocross courses where it constant brake and accelerate. It is still on its original front pad and rear shoes!
  22. Yes, that what you should expect. What wheels lock up first? It sounds like your front to back brake bias is off.
  23. You need to be careful to not obstruct too much airflow through the engine compartment and around the transmission, otherwise you will get overheating problems.
  24. Sitting in my garage now, sorry! Waiting to be installed on my Caterham. Anker
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