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    Woodinville, WA
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    Caterham 420R

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  1. @Vovchandr, I admire your fortitude having somehow avoided over-night shipping for so long. What self-discipline I might have had in that regard got lost somehow while assembling a Caterham.
  2. I've got roughly a centimeter clearance to the pulley and the alternator. I'm with wemtd, rotate the rack forward. The column, joint and shaft should form a straight line. Exhaust looks great! They will look even better with a little heat patina Have you plumbed the sump yet? I found it a head-scratching ordeal trying to figure out how best to route the hoses.
  3. Nice! What happened to your intake?
  4. Looks super clean. More pics please!
  5. Well... besides rotating the pump handle to find the ideal angle, which seems to vary from pump to pump, what I'm doing is using a narrow funnel. My particular funnel came with a Ford pickup as an adapter when using a can instead of a pump because of the flapper valve in the neck.
  6. Ah, good memories. Other solutions to the lack of clearance between the rollover bar cross member and the shoulder harness bolt include putting the bolt in upside down with a nut on top, or cutting the bolt shorter. I went for the latter. Funny that the build manual just doesn't say put the harness in before the bar, or for that matter Caterham could just put shorter bolts in the fastener pack. I wonder about the De Dion tube centering, exactly how critical it is. Like you I went to the effort to get it within a washer, but I swear it moves a little back and forth. I recently
  7. Given you are stuck between a rock (NY) and a hard place (MD), is there a state where you can get it titled as a model year 2000 and then get the MD title?
  8. @yellowss7, thanks, I've explored the custom option a little bit too, but am hoping to get something with a certification sticker. I reached out to Caterham for a third time, but now with pictures of Grog's car, and the nice bloke I'm in touch with has said he is going back to his engineering group with the pictures as they are telling him there are no side impact bars for the SV (except those that are part of the Superlight cage). I suspect that Grog has the Academy cage, and for whatever reason it isn't being offered as an option for my needs (cage with side impact bars and fron
  9. @Grog, that is what I thought, thank you. Sorry if my questions seem a little inane, but I've been in contact with Caterham and have an email which very clearly states that side impact bars are not available for the SV chassis. So you have a cage that is between the Trackday and the Superlight, and with bolt on side impact bars, what I've been looking for but Caterham denies exists I'll reach out to Rick to see what this mysterious animal is called.
  10. Thank you @Grog. This is both interesting and confusing. I've researched all of the options for a cage, or at least I thought I had. What you have looks like a Superlight with the double D's, and a Trackday with the front hoop and no side impact bars. I don't suppose you have any information on the cage, maybe what Caterham called it on the build sheet?
  11. @Grog, would you mind posting a picture of your cage? Yours looks like a Superlight but are you also running a windshield somehow?
  12. I'm curious about the process folks choose for preparing a new tire for track use. Hoosier provides instructions for the initial heat cycle of the R7 that includes letting the tires rest for at least 24 hours after for reasons that seem sound, but Avon just describes an initial scrub in consisting of roughly the same process as the Hoosier but without the rest period. I heat cycled my new ZZRs in the first session and set them aside to give them the rest that Hoosier describes but had a tire failure in the next session so put the ZZRs back on. Just curious if it really matters, a
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