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TexasDreamer

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    Long time fan, new owner. Owned the model for years, now own the real thing.
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    Houston, TX
  • Occupation
    Engineer
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    Caterham

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  1. My came RHD and I think it's a great feature. Adds to the uniqueness of the car. Shows off it's British nature. A positive topic of conversation when people stop me to chat, which they frequently do. Never had a problem driving it, perhaps because it is so narrow.
  2. Wiggling the key didn't cause the failure. Pawing all around under the dash didn't' cause it either. All the lights, horn etc. work as expected so no matter how messy the wiring is, it's functional and I'm not inclined to spend time figuring out what was done and why. So far, I have cleaned up a lot of electrical connections. Before I worked on them, I wiggled and pulled to see if engine stopped. No luck so it's hard to know if this will fix it or not. Cleaned up the Alternator connections, the ground connections as directed in the Owners Manual, the fuses, the ignition switch. I'm going to le
  3. 1991 XFlow twice over the last 4 months has stopped running for no apparent reason. The first time I was decelerating on a frontage road about to turn off and it just quit. No hiccup, no sputter. Needles on the gauges went to zero and the engine stopped running. I coasted to a stop in a safe place, thought about it for a minute, then turned the key and it started right up. Yesterday I was making a left turn through an intersection at low speed and it just quit again. I didn’t notice the gauges. I started it up while still coasting and it ran fine all the way home. At twice in four months it’s
  4. Over the Memorial day weekend I swapped out the battery. No way was it coming out the bottom. The corner of the battery tray filled the gap between the tubing and the engine block. I thought about cutting off the corner of the battery tray but couldn't bring myself to do it. Following @Kitcat suggestion, I put in a smaller battery. The lithium is much smaller and lighter. Although I didn't check, I'm expecting it would squeak out the bottom. Pulling the carbs was not hard, but it did take a long time because I was very tentative. I also had to detach the ignition coil and the speedometer cable
  5. Solved 2/3 of the fit issue (maybe only a half depending on how you count) by adjusting the accelerator and brake pedals. Now my right leg has plenty of room. Clutch cable was not adjustable up top by the pedal. I'm assuming the the adjustment for it is inside the rubber boot down by the clutch. Will deal with it later when I have the car up in the air and time to figure it out.
  6. Good tips. I ordered the battery. Kitcat's comment pushed me over the edge to get a lithium battery. My previous thinking was to stay with PC680 because 1) it's more or less original (totally irrational, I know, but hey, the whole car is totally irrational) 2) fear of the unknown and 3) with this car I'm trying to resist the temptation to continuously "improve it" and be disciplined to "leave well enough alone". However, all that pales in comparison to getting the battery out. Just saw the pictures of a red 1992 with the battery right up top where my heater is. Right now I'm feeling like I wou
  7. I'm about to change the battery in a 1991/92 Super Sprint, RHD. I can't see a way to get the battery out other than removing the rear carb. Any tips or tricks to getting the carb out? Can I simply (yeah, right) unbolt everything and pull it out? Do I need to buy new gaskets to go between the carb and the manifold or can I re-use whatever is there? Carb is Weber 40 DCOE 151.
  8. Just brought home a 92 Caterham Super Sprint, originally built in England, RHD, came to the US via Cincinnati a few years ago. When I was 17, I had a brief acquaintanceship with a Morgan owner. My dad was in the hard wood lumber business, so he thought the combo of English style and wooden frame was the ultimate. My acquaintance referenced the Seven as an ultimate sports car and I’ve held that opinion ever since. 30 years ago my wife gave me a model Seven for my birthday. When a car looking almost exactly like the model came available, she encouraged me to get the real thing and I could not re
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