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    I may have spoken with the Woodinvile owner at...

    I may have spoken with the Woodinvile owner at the party. He wasn't aware of this forum but had planned to check it out, although not sure he remembered the URL. It would be good to see him start a...
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    Are all three cars staying in the area? If you...

    Are all three cars staying in the area? If you are doing any of the builds, we won't object to in-progress photos along the way. :)

    Having been to Bruce's shop, I can say that it is a really,...
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    I was in a pedantic mood when I ranted about that...

    I was in a pedantic mood when I ranted about that earlier (damn bearing issue....) I think Caterham's current branding is fine and more useful than the old one since the sub models have weight...
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    Good article (link works for me). It was nice to...

    Good article (link works for me). It was nice to see them use the word blat, although I suspect it confused some of their US readers :) I was less pleased to see them perpetuate the myth that...
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    Anker, I wouldn't worry about the crossflow. The...

    Anker, I wouldn't worry about the crossflow. The SuperSprint spec is a well known formula for those engines and unlike the Duratec, the crossflow was designed to be rebuilt rather than thrown away...
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    Begin Part 2 This is where things really...

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    This is where things really turned south and my propensity for swearing hit overdrive. Given I am building an engine that is safe to 8500 rpm, I donít want to use OE replacement...
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    <lots of highly colorful and creative swearing deleted> The engine rebuild gods have been messing with me lately and I need to vent. This will be long post with no photos to hold your interest, so...
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    Sounds like a great project. Was it already in...

    Sounds like a great project. Was it already in the US when you found it, or did you import it from the UK?

    Thanks,
    John
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    Holy crap, how many hours did it take your...

    Holy crap, how many hours did it take your lackeys to achieve that shine on your exhaust system?? That's impressive!

    -John
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    If it has been sitting a long time, you may need...

    If it has been sitting a long time, you may need to add carb cleaning to the list. A passage or jet could be gummed up which would result in the behavior you're describing. This page has some good...
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    I've had three different cars with twin DCOEs,...

    I've had three different cars with twin DCOEs, including a 1700 crossflow similar to the Super Sprint spec. None of them had the chokes hooked up and all would fire from cold in sub freezing...
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    Assuming properly set up DCOEs and no issues, you...

    Assuming properly set up DCOEs and no issues, you shouldn't need a choke to start the car even in cold weather. Are you familiar with the DCOE cold start procedure? Let the the fuel pump prime the...
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    Yes they are. In fact if they had shown up when...

    Yes they are. In fact if they had shown up when expected, I would have been tempted to hang them from the tree :) BTW I meant to include weight measurements before. I haven't bothered to...
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    Not much progress lately thanks to delays at the...

    Not much progress lately thanks to delays at the machine shop followed by even longer delays waiting for Raceline to ship the pistons. I like Raceline and appreciate the advice they offer via phone,...
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    The head was dropped off at the shop about 3...

    The head was dropped off at the shop about 3 weeks ago with a target of mid-December completion. This timing would allow me to reassemble and install the engine over my break the last half of...
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    Pricey, but much safer than normal 4-points and...

    Pricey, but much safer than normal 4-points and comfortable. Unlike some of the cheaper brands, Schroth webbing is quite pliable and their 1/4 turn buckles are easy to use. For track driving I use...
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    Based on the photo, the sloping one doesn't...

    Based on the photo, the sloping one doesn't appear to leave much distance to the back of the driver's head. Is the straight one intended for taller drivers?

    -John
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    So to summarize, you were wrong. Glad I could...

    So to summarize, you were wrong. Glad I could help clarify. Shane, it's your turn! :jester:

    -John
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    Croc, are you thinking of a different...

    Croc, are you thinking of a different manufacturer (or perhaps started your Gin & Tonic vacation a little early)? I bought my first ECU from Emerald in 2004 and upgraded that to K3 a few years...
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    Don't tell me you're one of those round earthers?...

    Don't tell me you're one of those round earthers? That explains a lot...

    -John
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    I checked with the Bintan and they assured me...

    I checked with the Bintan and they assured me they have excellent internet access, so you'll be fine making your usual post next Sunday. Glad I could clear that up! :jester:

    -John
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    The Raceco silencer has steadily increased in...

    The Raceco silencer has steadily increased in volume over the years and was clearly due for a rebuild. Disassembly showed the packing in the back 2/3 was in near perfect shape, but grew...
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    Um...replica of what? -John

    Um...replica of what?

    -John
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    Purely down to paranoia and cheap insurance. I...

    Purely down to paranoia and cheap insurance. I knew that portion of the tub would be subjected to a lot of long term heat and I was concerned that over time there might be some discoloration or...
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    With the engine out of the way, this is a good...

    With the engine out of the way, this is a good time to clean up the under bonnet area. First up was removing the peeling aluminized heat barrier cloth from the exhaust side of the tub and replacing...
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