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    Thanks Papak. I plan to do some more digging...

    Thanks Papak. I plan to do some more digging into the right approach with the elbow. I don't see signs of an adhesive, but it doesn't make sense that it's simply a press fit.

    Vovchandr, the 10mm...
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    Time for more pictures...and problems, albeit...

    Time for more pictures...and problems, albeit nothing significant. This morning I moved the bagged short block from the safety of the dogs' car into the shop. The goal for today was to get it on...
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    Greg, based on that BlatChat post, it sounds like...

    Greg, based on that BlatChat post, it sounds like like Caterham previously used slotted trans mount. Would that solution give you enough room, or would there still be an issue based on the location...
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    Given I live in one of the Covid-19 hot zones,...

    Given I live in one of the Covid-19 hot zones, I'm anticipating a shelter-in-place mandate is imminent which will likely close the machine shop. Fortunately I was able to carve out 90 minutes around...
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    Thanks Mike. My surprise wasn't that the Atom was...

    Thanks Mike. My surprise wasn't that the Atom was faster -- honestly, I couldn't care less about that sort of thing, as it's the driving experience that matters most to me -- it was simply the...
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    620R vs. Atom 3.5R on track

    I watched a rerun of Fifth Gear that pitted the Zenos, Radical, Atom, and 620R against each other in a series of knock out tests. The tests and order were chosen in such a way that the Atom and 620R...
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    The machine shop called Friday to say the short...

    The machine shop called Friday to say the short block work is finally done and ready for pickup. It came in about 15% over budget which is a function of the bearing issues and previously undisclosed...
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    I tried something different yesterday given that...

    I tried something different yesterday given that everyone is working remotely. My team and I did a virtual happy hour. We set up an online meeting, everyone used video, had a beverage in hand, and...
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    Looking forward to reading Croc's color...

    Looking forward to reading Croc's color commentary on this late breaking story:

    (CNN)An Australian newspaper has printed an extra eight pages to be used as toilet paper after coronavirus fears...
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    I am selling all my stock and liquidating my 401k...

    I am selling all my stock and liquidating my 401k in the morning so I can go all in on toilet paper Futures. I'm going to be rich, I tell you. Rich! Another potential money making opportunity is...
  11. Thread: Duratec Starter

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    My starter is out of the car, however, the label...

    My starter is out of the car, however, the label with the part number is worn and difficult to read. Combining the upper and lower numbers on the left of the label gives (I think) 3S4T-11000-AB...
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    I spoke to the machine shop today. The second...

    I spoke to the machine shop today. The second set of rod bearings arrived safely, but they had to mix the sets to achieve optimal clearance for each cylinder. This is not uncommon with Duratecs. ...
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    One more thing regarding the question of soul. ...

    One more thing regarding the question of soul. I've never found a difference in that respect when driving, but it definitely exists in the ownership/maintenance/tuning aspect. Using a laptop to...
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    Iíve had three different engines with DCOEs and...

    Iíve had three different engines with DCOEs and one with Jenvey Direct to Head Throttle Bodies. To my ears the sonic signature is similar. The Weber fed engines did seem to go a little deeper, a...
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    Third observation - why the massive jump in registrations in 2018? The prior 14 years ranged from 2.2k-2.4k yet suddenly spikes to 3.1k?

    -John
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    Driven, I'd gladly trade you some square footage...

    Driven, I'd gladly trade you some square footage for the Noble.

    -John
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    Although I prefer Croc's unedited post (Mike,...

    Although I prefer Croc's unedited post (Mike, don't tell me you've actually been swayed by all those HR mandated classes?!) even this version nailed it. If the car doesn't work for you, then it's...
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    The 951 is simply proof that I've elevated...

    The 951 is simply proof that I've elevated procrastination to an art form.

    -John
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    My plan was never to use the adjustable air horns...

    My plan was never to use the adjustable air horns as the permanent solution, but rather to use them on the dyno to see how various lengths impact the shape and the height of the torque curve. ...
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    As an admin of this site, I am sworn to...

    As an admin of this site, I am sworn to influence, cajole, and compel people into se7en ownership.

    Seriously, if you really like this specific car, I wouldn't give up just yet. Newer Caterhams...
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    The adjustable airhorns from Emerald arrived. ...

    The adjustable airhorns from Emerald arrived. Given they slide into the TB, they have a narrower throat than the standard 90mm airhorns (43mm vs. 45mm). They also don't have a flared bell mouth...
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    I sent the ebay link to Martin in case he's...

    I sent the ebay link to Martin in case he's tempted to return to the dark side. Sadly he's moved on to Triumphs (apparently they are more practical) but he did ask that I say hi to the group for...
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    Those salads would be more fulfilling if the...

    Those salads would be more fulfilling if the Stalker was in the garage as an incentive. :)

    -John
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    I thought the Stalker could take wider seats than...

    I thought the Stalker could take wider seats than most other se7ens? It might be worth investigating this and the available options before you completely walk away given how much you liked the rest...
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    Looking at Jenvey's site, the TBs for the 2.5L...

    Looking at Jenvey's site, the TBs for the 2.5L are available in 48mm or 50mm whereas they make them from 40mm-50mm for the 2.0L & 2.3L heads either under their brand or partners like Raceline. I...
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