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    Netlix series: Fastest Car

    I am hooked. You will be too!
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    I think you are right Croc, that is likely a TMW...

    I think you are right Croc, that is likely a TMW car. As I recall, they had 2 versions: a purple one and a yellow one, both Dunnel powered, and track oriented (the "yellow twizzler" and the "purple...
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    2019 Runoffs, Lotus and Caterham results

    The 2019 SCCA Runoffs were held at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) this year.

    I watched the "F-Production" race this a.m. If only F1 were this exciting!

    Forum member, and friend, Craig...
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    Croc: You are half right. I did go off in the...

    Croc:

    You are half right. I did go off in the Birkin at NJMP, but that didn't cause the axle boots to come off.

    Because of the "off", I looked carefully for damage on returning to the pits. I...
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    My long distance se7en buying experience is as...

    My long distance se7en buying experience is as follows:
    I found a Caterham locally and drove it, jut to confirm I wasn't crazy to buy one (I was but it turns out being crazy is why I liked it:)).
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  6. Thread: Chassis Stands

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    See the currently active Rotus-rebuild photos for...

    See the currently active Rotus-rebuild photos for his chassis stand solution:).
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    AB: Solid advice.

    AB: Solid advice.
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    Ahh, that makes sense. I saw the color scheme and...

    Ahh, that makes sense. I saw the color scheme and thot it was a R400. Power is similar to my X-flow, which topped out around 105 mph.

    The lower power makes knocking off 4-5" a lap that much more...
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    Looks like fun! How accurate is the speed shown...

    Looks like fun! How accurate is the speed shown in the vid? Surprised you didn't get that much over 100 mph.
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    We live in a cynical world and sometimes a Leggo...

    We live in a cynical world and sometimes a Leggo ad featuring a bunny and a Caterham is just what we need to "add some lightness" to our mood:)!
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    I like your choice Shane. So far, I have been of...

    I like your choice Shane. So far, I have been of the old-school opinion that the new C8 isn't a real 'Vette, or particularly desirable. Instead, it's an affordable NSX with 'Vette highlights. But I...
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    Croc: You are making me jealous. All of these car...

    Croc: You are making me jealous. All of these car adventures, but isn't it time for a new vehicle as well? I think you are overdue!
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    Hey Vlad: I went thru this when I recently...

    Hey Vlad: I went thru this when I recently rebuilt my '03 Zetec SVT engine and clutch. No idea where Cat USA got their engines in '03 but doubt it was the UK.

    As to the clutch, Raceline in the UK...
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    The 2.3L engine was used in many Fords in mid...

    The 2.3L engine was used in many Fords in mid 70's on, including the Pinto. It might not have been a X-flow variant but a successor engine instead, dunno. They were also turbo charged and used in...
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    Hey Glen (aka: Certified Lotus Nut:)): I enjoyed...

    Hey Glen (aka: Certified Lotus Nut:)): I enjoyed every sentence of your write up and every photo! I hated to see it end. They say adventure begins when plans fall apart(I think that's an old Lotus...
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    To save Croc the bother, I will add that wheel...

    To save Croc the bother, I will add that wheel diameter can affect the delicate handling balance of a Caterham, with 13" apparently being optimal (tho greatly limiting available tire choice).

    I...
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    RNR: He won the very first race he ever entered,...

    RNR: He won the very first race he ever entered, which was in a Lotus 7, in the rain:).
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    Will someone please buy the MK Indy and bring it...

    Will someone please buy the MK Indy and bring it to the next NJMP se7ens event so we can see how it does on the track:)? Specs, on paper, are impressive.

    Croc: The newly listed '94 Caterham has a...
  19. Thread: RIP Scott Lentz

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    Just saw this. I had to read it several times as...

    Just saw this. I had to read it several times as I was in shock/denial(I must be reading this wrong....). My memory of Scott includes the many small and large kindnesses toward me. Small: finding an...
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    Looking (very) good Bruce! That is my favorite...

    Looking (very) good Bruce! That is my favorite se7en color. It will look great with the yellow nose cone. I will be interested in your build experience. It seems that the most reliable se7ens are...
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    Lawyers are paid worriers. So we try to...

    Lawyers are paid worriers. So we try to anticipate what might go wrong, not just what is most likely to go wrong. So I might substitute: "all reasonable offers will be considered." Or some such, to...
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    Ahh, the joys of se7en ownership:)! Reminds me of...

    Ahh, the joys of se7en ownership:)! Reminds me of my first track day in '07 in my X-flow Cat. A coolant line sprang a leak and shot a steady stream of liquid perfectly aimed at my distributor cap,...
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    Maybe Croc will chime in, he's the pricing...

    Maybe Croc will chime in, he's the pricing expert. The wild card is build quality. Who assembled it, and are they trustworthy? Related is the mileage. Low mileage cars are suspect in my opinion as...
  24. Thread: Hey Florida

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    Brightonuk: Have you figured out a solution to...

    Brightonuk: Have you figured out a solution to the possible oil starvation issues that sent you on your recent engine rebuild adventure? I saw your pix of huge, sticky Hoosiers and imagined high...
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    Sounds like a perfect match (and excellent price!) for someone ordering a roller Caterham or Birkin. The dry sump and Mazda 6 sp are perfect matches for Caterhams. Does the 11.3:1 compression ratio...
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