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  1. Thanks MV8. I did find the right parts. 8" Ford drum brakes. Anker
  2. Would anybody here know where I can find two sets of rear brake shoes for the above car? I can't find any information on what car and model they were sourced from. Thanks/Anker
  3. Look up Sevens and Elans, owned by Chris Tchorznicki in St Augustine. He has built, serviced and supported Caterhams for many, many year. He built my Supersprint in 1987.
  4. The car is supposed to have some rake. It does look a bit extreme, but you need to measure the ride heights front and back to confirm. Anker
  5. I don't believe different compounds front and rear are a good solution to this issue. You are likely to get big variations in brake bias as the brakes heat up and cool down. A much better solution is to do a proper installation of two brake master cylinders, one for the front and the other for the rear connected by a brake bias adjustment bar. With that you can set a brake bias that works for you and get predictable behavior.
  6. 280 miles. From my home in Stow to Lime Rock Park and back. The trip went well except for one issue that I was prepared for. I knew that my clutch master cylinder was slowly failing. I needed to top up the reservoir every now and then. As insurance I brought all the fluids. On the return trip, 20 miles from home, I had to stop at a stoplight and I was not able to get the car into 1st gear without pumping the clutch pedal. I pulled into a parking lot, filled up the reservoir and made it home with no further incident. The next day I ordered a new clutch master cylinder. Anker
  7. I am in Stow, MA and have an S3. It is on jackstands right now, but you can sit in it. The problem is that I am going to spend the month of February in Florida, so it will be 5 weeks minimum before we can arrange it.
  8. MichaelD, My apologies for not calling yesterday. I was busy getting ready for the blizzard that is raging outside right now. I will be leaving tomorrow morning and will not have time to determine exactly what gearbox I currently have in the car to verify that I can use the one you are selling. So if another opportunity shows up to sell it don't worry about me. Anker
  9. Great link that you sent. Let me see if I can call you tomorrow. Any specific good times to call? Anker
  10. How about the T-9? I will be driving through MD late February and can pick up. Price? Wear? Anker
  11. I went through the listing. A really interesting car in perfect shape! I wish I had more garage spaces, only four spaces under roof.
  12. 1600 or 1700 cc? I have a Supersprint. The length is critical because the total length of the intake from the valve to the end of the trumpets controls the RPM at which the resonance enhances torque/horsepower. Anker
  13. A lot of Caterhams used Girling master cylinders. Try to remove yours and see if it is a Girling. They are available from a lot of places. Anker
  14. Yes, the one on the car is much more rounded and Ford-looking. The previous owner bought is when the original got holed. He decided to have the original fixed instead of replacing it, so this is a spare. Given that you are just looking for a spare I think I will keep it. I suspect is better baffled than the Ford one to prevent oil starvation in high G situations. Anker
  15. It took a while, but I did locate mins. It is the 7" deep one. Here's the deal. If you are looking because you can't find one and need one I'll be happy to sell mine for fair retail value. If you are looking for a deal less than retail value I'll prefer to keep my spare. I'm trying to find out what the fair market value of it is.
  16. I have a sump pan that I'll take a picture of and send to you later. I assume it is stock, but not 100% sure. It came as a spare when I bought my 7.
  17. An option is to get your hands on a Formula Ford engine, which is a 1.6 l crossflow. They make new blocks for them and all the other parts can be procured. Anker
  18. Great idea. My back skin has a couple of dents caused by stuff sliding around in the boot!
  19. Thanks wemtd! That's a good option to have. I have ordered a set from Rocky Mountain Caterham, my goto dealer and should get them in to to get the car on the road next spring. Anker
  20. Ouch! I am pretty sure the damage is limited to just the half shaft. But I will inspect all bushings to make sure there isn't some play there that could have been the initial problem that then progressed catastrophically. On all my cars I save everything I take off that may come in handy later, but thanks for making the point! Anker
  21. From replies on the Lotus7.club site I understand that Caterham and the dealers are the only sources for the half shafts. I'm going to call them tomorrow and try to order 2 so I can replace both. Thanks/Anker
  22. At the final Autocross yesterday I was going through a fast left hand turn when I heard a loud bang from the rear followed by loud clanking noises from the rear any time the clutch was engaged. When I got it back to the pits and jacked up I could see that the universal joint between the differential and the half shaft was ripped apart, probably by the forces generated by the wheel slipping and gripping. It has race tires, so the forces are not insignificant. Now I have to figure out what parts need replacement and where I can source them from. The car is a 1987 Caterham Supersprint. Take a look at the pictures and reply if you have any advice or suggestions! Thanks/Anker
  23. If the starter motor spins the solenoid is working. It sounds to me like the issue is with the pinion gear engagement. Was the starter weak before it failed? I don't know how the pinion gear gets pushed towards the flywheel, but if it is purely mechanical it could simply be that it needs a good cleaning/degreasing.
  24. I have ordered several item from the UK since becoming a Caterham owner, and never had to provide a SSN. And I have never paid duty either, even the time that something from Ukraine sat in customs for weeks!
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