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I am looking for a better way to adjust the Camber on my 7, the current setup means splitting the rod end each time and allows only 0.25 degree increments of adjustment. Ideally I'd like a turnbuckle arrangement but it does not look do-able. I found a improved solution in the form of a spherical bearing bolted onto a stud that fits into the wishbone https://jackwebbmotorsport.co.uk/Front-Top-Suspension-Joints-for-Caterham-7-Pair-p109758059. This would allow 0.125 degree increments and be a lot easier to make adjustments on the fly.

 

I wondered if anyone had adopted this solution or had other ideas to share?

 

Thanks!

 

Bart.

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I haven't done it on a 7, but I have done it on other cars. It is an easy way to change the camber curve as well. If you change the angle of the upper control arm by using a longer bolt and spacing the rod end up, you get more camber change.  

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@Bartman did you pay with a credit card tied to your US address then provide a different billing address or did your brother order using his credit card?  I have an order shipping from the UK in the next couple of months and was told they are happy to include items from other UK vendors in the shipment if it's helpful.  I might want to take advantage of that, but not sure if the US card/UK address combination would fly with JWM given their liability concern.

 

Thanks,

John

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Hi John,

 

I ordered using my USA credit card and billing address but had it delivered to my brothers UK address. Jack emailed me back and said all good to ship to my UK address so I guess he's not too worried. He did say he was waiting on some parts to arrive so I will not get the delivery for a couple of weeks, that seems pretty typical these days.

 

I was stuck a bit this week, my MBE9A9 needed a loom (Raceline did the dyno using an omex ECU) and no one I talked to here in the USA had enough knowledge to build a loom for the MBE unit, I am also adding paddle-shift so it seems a bit more complicated with connections to the gearbox etc. After talking to Steve at SBD he put me in touch with Partridge Green Motorsports and he (Andy) was amazingly helpful, in the end they (PGM) are going to build a custom harness for me based on my application, all I have to do is specify the required connections, components to be controlled and length of each run and he will build to suit and make the pin out connections to the MBE unit - Phew I was a little concerned I had a $2000 paperweight. I will still have some work to do with SBD to fine tune the base map but that should present no issues. 

 

Bart. 

 

 

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Thanks Bart, it's good to know that Jack is open to that process.  I may take advantage of Emerald's offer to include other items in my shipment and order some parts from JWM.  

 

I had Emerald build a new engine loom for the Westfield a few years ago.  It turned out so well, I am having them do one for the Caterham (everything is labeled, all sensor wires are twisted, end-to-end heat shrink, etc.).  Based on what I've read about PGM, I'm sure you'll get a quality product.   

 

-John

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If you want a motorsport quality wiring there is a guy close to you. He builds harnesses for indy cars and all types of race cars. I can highly recommend his work. 

Franz Diebold

franz@dieboldautosport.com 

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