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  1. Thread: New Build

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    When it comes to aesthetics, the only opinion...

    When it comes to aesthetics, the only opinion that matters is yours. There will be some people here who think it adds a lot of interest and is gorgeous, and others will think it's too busy and...
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    Vimeo is less stringent than YouTube... I...

    Vimeo is less stringent than YouTube...

    I suppose a live pay-per-view screening could help recoup some of my costs. Thanks for the idea!

    -John
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    Enjoyed, as in past tense? Don't go anywhere yet...

    Enjoyed, as in past tense? Don't go anywhere yet Shane, it ain't over ;) Provided there are no surprises, I still need to report on perceived power and shape of the torque curve compared to the old...
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    Did a 30 mile run over lunch and no leaks, so it...

    Did a 30 mile run over lunch and no leaks, so it looks like the T fitting was the issue.

    -John
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    The engine has covered 100 miles so far, a number...

    The engine has covered 100 miles so far, a number I hope to triple over the next couple of days. Much to my relief -- and surprise -- the oil leaks from the sump and blue sump plug have not returned....
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    With the original car, I'll never forget the...

    With the original car, I'll never forget the first time I attempted a U-turn on a residential street. The question WTF went through my mind several times. The wide track fixed that, and the LSD...
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    I'm curious, does the Caterham wide track allow...

    I'm curious, does the Caterham wide track allow for a tighter turning radius? On Westfields (or at least the older ones) with the standard track, the rack is fitted lock stops to prevent the cycle...
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    My high school physics teacher had a favorite...

    My high school physics teacher had a favorite acronym: TANSTAFL which stood for there ain't no such thing as a free lunch. People tend to conveniently forget that adage when evaluating various...
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    My condolences ;) Let us know what you learn...

    My condolences ;) Let us know what you learn when you pull out the old one. BTW I have both versions in boxes, so if there is any confusion or hard to read part numbers on yours, I can provide...
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    See the first three posts on this page...

    See the first three posts on this page of my build thread for pics and part numbers. It's not clear if the Zetec uses the Contour 4 cylinder or V6 version used in the Duratec, but once it's out,...
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    Hey, who let this Storker guy on here?? :jester:...

    Hey, who let this Storker guy on here?? :jester:

    -John
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    Skip, I'm glad you've stuck around, but I'd love...

    Skip, I'm glad you've stuck around, but I'd love to see you get back in a se7en.

    I hate to say it, but a certain percent of the population consists of pretentious knuckleheads. They exist in the...
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    Usually when I see a comment like this, I think...

    Usually when I see a comment like this, I think someone's hyperbole generator has been turned up to 11. However, this time, I'm not sure it's even on. Very impressive result!

    -John
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    Looks good Paypak, What are you doing for the...

    Looks good Paypak, What are you doing for the floor? More aluminum sheet, or a composite?

    I finally had time today for the break-in drive. With the grounding strap connected to the block, the...
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    I wrongly assumed this was a liquid gasket that...

    I wrongly assumed this was a liquid gasket that worked particularly well, not a wicking thread locker. Interesting idea and worth exploring more.

    Thanks,
    John
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    Thanks for the tip Andy. I really don't want to...

    Thanks for the tip Andy. I really don't want to remove the sump again if I can avoid it. I've done this job before with the engine in the car, and although doable, it's a royal PITA, particularly...
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    The 310SV (sale thread here...

    The 310SV (sale thread here) is a great deal. I'm surprised it's still available. Having visited Bruce's shop and seen the quality of his work up close, I wouldn't hesitate to pay a premium for a...
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    This thread is a great example of our tribal...

    This thread is a great example of our tribal knowledge. Along the way several people have either provided answers to head scratching questions or valuable input based on first-hand experience. It's...
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    UPS tracking showed a 12:15pm arrival time...

    UPS tracking showed a 12:15pm arrival time yesterday for the new accessory belt. It didn't show until nearly 5pm. Although that was early enough to install it and confirm the new size works, it...
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    Shroth lap belts with the Flexi II option can be...

    Shroth lap belts with the Flexi II option can be configured independently for either pull or pull down, and you can move the location of the adjuster to get it pretty close to the buckle. Comes in...
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    Cem, you definitely have the right attitude! ...

    Cem, you definitely have the right attitude!

    -John
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    Ran into a bit of an issue with the accessory...

    Ran into a bit of an issue with the accessory belt. The replacement is too small. Digging into it, it appears that the current one, which still has life, has stretched a lot since first installed. ...
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    Exactly what I needed, thanks! -John

    Exactly what I needed, thanks!

    -John
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    Torque spec for Type-9 fill plug?

    Does anyone know the torque spec for the fill plug on a Type-9? I can't find it online or in my reference section at home. Given it's an awkward reach in the Westfield, I'd prefer to use a torque...
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    It took 90 minutes, a hoist, two floor jacks, a...

    It took 90 minutes, a hoist, two floor jacks, a set of jack stands, and shockingly no swearing (honest!), but the engine is in. Still a lot of work to do before first start, but the initial attempt...
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