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    Thanks. But isn't the driveshaft fully surrounded...

    Thanks. But isn't the driveshaft fully surrounded by frame members, so that even if I disconnected at the u-joint, I wouldn't be able to get it out of the tunnel?

    Also, maybe kind of a newbie...
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    Can I take the driveshaft out without removing...

    Can I take the driveshaft out without removing the differential?

    Can I access the center tunnel from above, if I remove the center armrest?
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    Fluids: Oil, gasoline, bourbon

    Good news/bad news.

    The good: I've spent the winter slowly trying to fix engine oil leaks. New sump gaskets and goop, better sealing of oil tank fittings, etc. Started it up today, and it appears...
  4. Thread: Brand new hood

    by BlueBDA
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    Caterham? SV or regular?

    Caterham?
    SV or regular?
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    Thanks for the help guys. My alternator has 3...

    Thanks for the help guys.

    My alternator has 3 spade connections, just like in the graphic in the link I posted. No identifying letters anywhere, but I'll pull the cover off and check inside.
    ...
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    Ford alternator wiring

    The alternator on my 1700 BDA is a Powermaster 8172:

    http://www.powermastermotorsports.com/005___IS_Jum.pdf

    In my car it has the battery wire connected to it, as well as two wires connected via...
  7. For that kind of cash I'll take a Caterham, a...

    For that kind of cash I'll take a Caterham, a Lotus Elise or Exige and a 1980s Porsche 911. Al used of course.
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    Just posting to say that I took the pan off this...

    Just posting to say that I took the pan off this weekend, and totally understand now about the cork and rubber gasket configuration. Pegasus sells a kit with all 4 parts:
    ...
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    Doesn't matter what color it gets painted, as I...

    Doesn't matter what color it gets painted, as I believe that on this car the regulations state that it would need to be covered with red fur.
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    One more thought: From people's experience,...

    One more thought: From people's experience, should I just pull the engine to get all all the potential leak points?
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    I was going to say - from speedo right-angled...

    I was going to say - from speedo right-angled drives to Cincinnati chili and its effects. Never could have seen that coming.

    Getting back to more mundane things, I think the problem I have is with...
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    FYI this picture shows the two hoses to which I...

    FYI this picture shows the two hoses to which I referred:

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    Yes - I am dry-sumped. I guess I should have...

    Yes - I am dry-sumped. I guess I should have mentioned that, but I assumed that all BDA/R engines are.

    Oil pressure is good. Runs high when cold - per the previous owner's advice I keep the revs...
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    Chasing oil leaks

    My (BDA/BDR) engine leaks lots of oil - like tablespoons, not drips. Some of it is from the oil tank, and I should be able to track that down and fix that.

    Some of it is in the area of the two...
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    Speedo cable connection

    My speedo cable connection has come unattached. See picture. The knurled female threaded part is supposed to screw onto the male threads coming out of the tranny housing, shown to the left in this...
  16. Thread: 100 Best Cars

    by BlueBDA
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    good

    good
  17. Thread: 100 Best Cars

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    I can only read down to #81, not being a...

    I can only read down to #81, not being a subscriber to the Telegraph, but - did the VW Beetle make the list?
  18. I'll check it out. They have all different sizes,...

    I'll check it out. They have all different sizes, so probably have (or can make) 5' x 12'.
  19. Nice work Croc and Tom. It's on my calendar -...

    Nice work Croc and Tom. It's on my calendar - looking forward to it. Oct 2020 gives me more time to get everything sorted on my car :).

    We just got a new Toyota Rav4 Hybrid. 1750 lb towing...
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    Top over high roll bar

    Yesterday I removed my Brooklands screens and installed the standard windscreen. Brooklands have been a bit too chilly for New England. Took a drive last night with the "doors" on. Much more...
  21. Thread: Winter plans

    by BlueBDA
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    I'll play. Here's my winter list. Was never...

    I'll play. Here's my winter list. Was never intended for public consumption, so some of it might be meaningless to anyone but me:

    Right rear tire leak
    Check coolant hoses for leaks
    Fix oil...
  22. Thread: Snaps

    by BlueBDA
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    Cool - thanks

    Cool - thanks
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    I checked with my hand held volt meter tonight....

    I checked with my hand held volt meter tonight. It correlates with the volt meter in the car, but reads consistently about 1 volt lower.

    At idle, the VM in the car reads around 11V. When I rev to...
  24. Thread: Snaps

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    FYI I looked at my snaps this afternoon, and...

    FYI I looked at my snaps this afternoon, and noticed that they say "DOT" inside them.
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    Cool - thanks. Do you know if the "DOT" snap...

    Cool - thanks.

    Do you know if the "DOT" snap fasteners are what we have?
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