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  1. More hp= faster on the straights. That's not a...

    More hp= faster on the straights. That's not a minor thing, tho easy to minimize.

    The problem with a low hp Caterham (and I have had both relatively high and low), is you are usually (way) faster...
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    What a beautiful 7, and what a price! I almost...

    What a beautiful 7, and what a price! I almost didn't look, the price was so low I thot it wld be a fixer-upper. Instead, it's terrific.
  3. Or, during tech inspection: For the brake light...

    Or, during tech inspection: For the brake light test, just switch on the tail lights when he says step on the brake (like some people who shall remain anonymous for his own protection do).
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  4. Vovchandr: I'd add NY Times v. Sullivan...

    Vovchandr:

    I'd add NY Times v. Sullivan (1964) to your Sup Ct free speech list. That case established a different and higher standard for winning a libel case against a public individual (say the...
  5. Thread: New 7 owner

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    Mind your rear fenders: they may not survive a...

    Mind your rear fenders: they may not survive a cone strike.
  6. All very interesting but the First Amendment is...

    All very interesting but the First Amendment is irrelevant to your points.

    For instance: Google, Facebook, Twitter are not government entities. So they can ban whatever they want, including "hate...
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    And how frequent is "frequent service?". Every...

    And how frequent is "frequent service?". Every year, every 5K miles, etc? My Google suggests that Quaife dog boxes are pretty stout. And, from experience, the Caterham 6 speed isn't bullet proof.
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  8. Thread: Alignment specs

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    As I recall, rake is adjustable, ditto camber, in...

    As I recall, rake is adjustable, ditto camber, in addition to toe.Toe "in" makes the car more stable, toe "out" adds jittery-ness but makes it easier to initiate a turn (good for track days and...
  9. More like 21 days Croc, assuming it takes a...

    More like 21 days Croc, assuming it takes a travel day to get there. I am going to need all 21. My car, having just gotten a rebuilt engine, new clutch, flywheel etc., has sprung a transmission leak...
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    I wonder if Craig's car is as fast when someone...

    I wonder if Craig's car is as fast when someone else is driving:)? His Mid-Ohio time is quicker than I have achieved there in my theoretically superior Caterham. And 160 hp from a 1500cc pre-X-Flow!...
  11. Hotel space was tight when I signed up, so folks...

    Hotel space was tight when I signed up, so folks should not wait til the last minute.
  12. Tom: This is a timely post. As mentioned, off...

    Tom:

    This is a timely post. As mentioned, off forum, my car finally came together today and is sitting in my trailer, ready to pounce. Or, at least putter around the paddock. I have a newly...
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    Ditto the "props" to RM Caterham: they have been...

    Ditto the "props" to RM Caterham: they have been instrumental in my recent repairs. Also Beachman racing and, when all else fails, Caterham, UK, as Croc noted. But Cat UK is not a sure thing. I just...
  14. Thread: New 7 owner

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    Whoops, you are right Croc! I like the K series...

    Whoops, you are right Croc! I like the K series engine for its uniqueness. I suspect similar spec (weight & power) as 1.6 X-Flow? We need pix!
  15. Thread: New 7 owner

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    Welcome Andy. Many of us here have been following...

    Welcome Andy. Many of us here have been following the auction. Great looking car and a nice price!

    Sounds like you are handy with a wrench-that is a big plus as these cars need a certain amount...
  16. Since I have had one wheel bearing break and one...

    Since I have had one wheel bearing break and one half shaft snap, in maybe 2,000 miles of track work, I'd add them to the list. Maybe not yearly but every few years or "X" number of miles. I was able...
  17. I saw this A-arm issue listed as a known failure...

    I saw this A-arm issue listed as a known failure area by Super7Driver in the current BAT auction of the '83Caterham. So I added it to my list of things to check on my Cat. Now I have even more reason...
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    Definitely ask Rocky Mountain Motorsports. Send...

    Definitely ask Rocky Mountain Motorsports. Send an e-mail today, you mite get a response today. They have been very helpful to me so far. Ditto Beachman Racing.
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    Bob: And here I always thought you were an...

    Bob:

    And here I always thought you were an astrologist:). Who needs a telescope of that spec? Is it for an amateur or a professional star gazer?

    2000 miles on a trike? Bumpy, hot, noisy? Is it...
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    Thx Bob. My Caterham weighs about that, if not...

    Thx Bob. My Caterham weighs about that, if not more, when gassed up. My very heavy roll cage and other safety equipment, not to mention the 21 gallon fuel tank, pack on the pounds (roughly 225lbs...
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    Beautiful car! Looks meticulously...

    Beautiful car! Looks meticulously built/maintained. Remind me, what are approx hp/torque #'s for that spec engine? And let me be the first to ask what the orange-ish seven-ish vehicle is that we get...
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    Great pix, thx Jerry! I had been a Caterham owner...

    Great pix, thx Jerry! I had been a Caterham owner for all of 5 weeks before driving it down there (mostly on interstates....).

    Croc: When your behemoth decided enough was enough and it just wasn't...
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    Yes, second full row from the bottom of photo,...

    Yes, second full row from the bottom of photo, second car in on the left (bark blue with a red "lipstick"stripe on the nose). After photo was over everyone left but me. I had an mysterious electrical...
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    Been there one time in 2007 (for the USA7S...

    Been there one time in 2007 (for the USA7S celebration of the 50th birthday of the Lotus 7). I think that event set the record for the highest number of se7ens in any one spot in the U.S. to date. As...
  25. Thread: Tire choice

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    Tire Rack doesn't recommend Toyo R888R's for...

    Tire Rack doesn't recommend Toyo R888R's for standing water. My Toyo R888's were ok on moist roads, not in downpours. They were really the worst of both worlds, a so-so track tire and a so-so rain...
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