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Lots of race cars used the Triumph spindle, Including early 60s formula one cars. I have played with a lot of Formula Fords and similar cars. Very common for them to use that spindle.

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Spindle is now a custom AP part, as of 2015.

 

It's important to note that *all* car manufacturers utilize an outsourced supply-chain, as it is less profitable to maintain the design/implementation resources in-house. Most of those custom Titan and AP parts were specifically designed for Caterham, to their specifications.

 

Pop quiz and a gold star to the one who correctly identifies the interchange on the CSR rear brake caliper (Croc - give them a chance).

 

Cheers,

-Bruce

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I took my first 7 to Arch to get a lowered floor fitted.  I was slightly perturbed when they jacked the car up on a forklift truck to work on the underside :classic_ohmy:

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Anyone know which car the anti roll bar /sway bar rubber bushes come from? they have a tr1616 14 stamped on them. I was thinking triumph? but that's just a guess. 

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19 minutes ago, NSXguy said:

Anyone know which car the anti roll bar /sway bar rubber bushes come from? they have a tr1616 14 stamped on them. I was thinking triumph? but that's just a guess. 

 

Oh I'd love to see an answer to that as well. Mine are pretty destroyed from aging. I have a pending order from CCparts for a replacement. 

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Also, I recently replaced the tie rod ends with Triumph spitfire tie rod ends. I'm sure it's probably old news to many but i'll post for record anyway- I'm new to the platform and figuring alot of things out along the way. 

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20 hours ago, yellowss7 said:

It was a Rover metro part I believe. 

 

No luck finding it in a Rover Metro so far. Searched by part and engine bay pictures. 

 

The CAP appears to be a match for a Mini among other things. Does anybody know what OEM cap with the right spring  pressure cross references to?

 

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It was a Rover 200/400.  This was the POS car that donated most of its parts to a Caterham after a ford.  If in doubt default to a Rover 200 part search.

Tank-radiator expansion - EAP8713 - Genuine MG Rover | Rimmer Bros

 

You saw off the legs.  In case you doubt me here is a post from Blatchat - refer post #4 from Roger ("ECR")

Freelander Expansion Tank - Dimensions | Lotus Seven Club (lotus7.club)

 

I would also look at post #10 as an option for a different shape expansion tank as you can then use the current round Freelander bottle.

 

I would look for a Rover 200/400/216/416 cap.   For the cap, it likely was also used on a Mini.  Rover/MG Group made Minis late in the original form's life.  Caterham still sell the caps for your car - its on their parts site - but Rimmer Brothers will be cheaper.    

 

 

 

 

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