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    Yesterday, 10:28 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    I think a lot of people don't like them simply because they don't care for the aesthetics. Nothing wrong with that. How do you feel about that...
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    06-03-2020, 11:28 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    Kudos for calling it a bonnet. To achieve elite status, you'll need to start making aluminum a 5 syllable word. I still struggle with that one :( ...
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    06-03-2020, 04:16 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    No, I don't have a sense of humor, and I'm borderline pathologically vindictive. I smell a ban coming... Okay, that scores you some points and...
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    06-03-2020, 08:07 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    I also did mud flaps. I cut them to size out of a pair intended for a truck and attached them to the base of the fender with the same style dome...
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    06-01-2020, 12:52 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    Depending on where you drive, the stone guards can look worse for wear after a while and will really stand out if the rest of the car still looks...
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    05-31-2020, 08:29 PM
    I confirmed the max file size is 2 MB. When attempting something larger it either fails with an error message that pops up at the top of the page,...
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    05-31-2020, 07:43 PM
    Hi Steve, you need to be a paid member to start a thread in the Cars For Sale forum. That might be the issue. If not, the file could simply be too...
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    05-30-2020, 07:10 PM
    I don't like this type of bullshit on the forum. Lightguy, you fired the first shot and Apex responded. As far as I'm concerned, you've both had your...
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    05-28-2020, 08:33 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread New Build in General Sevens Discussion
    Glad you found it when you did. A press fit without an additional mechanical fastener does seem a bit odd given the pressure involved, but I don't...
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    05-28-2020, 08:20 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    You're close Greg. I bought the Elan because I've wanted one since I was a kid, almost bought one instead of the Westfield, and wanted something I...
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    05-27-2020, 02:53 PM
    Hard to tell if the passenger seat is far more faded or if that's just the lighting in the different photos. I'd be tempted to give both seats a...
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    05-27-2020, 01:53 PM
    You're the one who brought up spending $1000 to recover the seats, I was just providing another option at a similar cost :) I do think that spending...
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    05-27-2020, 01:10 PM
    At todays' exchange rate, a new pair of cloth seats from Caterham is <$835. Shipping will obviously add to that, but given the variable quality I've...
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    05-27-2020, 12:13 PM
    Good point Mike, I forgot to account for the Vlad factor. Never mind :jester: -John
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    05-27-2020, 09:37 AM
    Given the difference in offset, any concern about changes to the scrub radius negatively impacting handling? It's not a huge amount, so probably not...
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    05-27-2020, 09:13 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Between the Westfield and the Elan, it's hard for my wife to take my car-related safety talk seriously. Yesterday afternoon I wrapped a piece of...
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    05-26-2020, 03:00 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Good to know you haven't had an issue. SBD Raceline, and Raceco (back when Ammo was still around building Duratecs) all recommend the manual...
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    05-26-2020, 07:42 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Just got off the phone with Kent. Surprise, surprise, they haven't seen this before. He said the gears are heat treated and sometimes can expand a...
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    05-25-2020, 12:16 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Way too close to the finish line to throw in the towel. I'm not sure I would characterize the build as rough -- a vortex of WTF moments is more...
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    05-25-2020, 11:03 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Thanks Shane. I've updated my post with the new emoticon. -John
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    05-25-2020, 08:37 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    After unsuccessfully trying to reach Kent's technical department for the past hour (I'm sorry, no one is currently available to take your call), I...
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    05-24-2020, 09:51 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Thanks Shane. I must admit I never intended for the thread to become this interesting, or to last this long. :banghead: -John
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    05-24-2020, 10:31 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    I removed the timing chain and exhaust side gear from the engine, and put the gear on a DTEC10 cam to make sure my memory of fit was correct. ...
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    05-23-2020, 06:15 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    Head is torqued, cams are installed, and the chain drive assembly with new mechanical chain tensioner is in place. The factory Duratec uses a...
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    05-22-2020, 11:50 AM
    Mike, thanks for posting those. Great reads and photos. I even recognize a couple of the cars from USA2005. Ah, to be on a tour right now, driving...
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    05-22-2020, 08:43 AM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    FedEx has updated the tracking. It still shows it arrived in Troutdale yesterday around noon, and was in transit to Westminster shortly after, but...
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    05-21-2020, 09:12 PM
    Nice looking pre-lit Westfield just landed on BaT: https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1984-westfield-seven-2/ -John
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    05-21-2020, 06:48 PM
    Thanks, but I've become an expert at pressing the big red Croc...er, Ban button. -John
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    05-21-2020, 04:51 PM
    Good point. Let me get on that. -John
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    05-21-2020, 03:52 PM
    JohnCh replied to a thread 2.0L Duratec Rebuild in General Tech
    It looks like the torque wrench is delayed. It left Fresno, CA on Monday and was supposed to arrive here today. Checking tracking, it was in...
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    John,

    I checked a few things tonight.
    TPS: I'd been calibrating it using the cam lever on the linkage. However when I tested it, it was only to 85%. I recalibrated to get a full 0-100% movement.
    Injector scaling. My initial setting was 200cc/min which equates to 169bhp (per Emerald). However, I'm running 320cc min injectors provided with the kit. So, should I tweak the injector scaling to reflect the 320cc capacity? Also, should I change it to 2.75 bar fuel pressure (40 lbs) which is what I'm actually running or is the 3.0 bar default sufficient?

    Thanks again

    Jason
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