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    Update: Used the routing suggested by Sean for a...

    Update:
    Used the routing suggested by Sean for a heater equipped car. I included the restrictor in the degas line, I just drilled out the center of a small SHCS and installed it in the expansion...
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    I had similar cool running issues with my Duratec...

    I had similar cool running issues with my Duratec powered Caterham. The cooling system was an octopus of hoses heading to a 1.5" tube with three 5/8" branches. After looking over some info provided...
  3. Mike, Is the car running stock suspension...

    Mike,
    Is the car running stock suspension bushings or urethane?

    Andy
  4. Mike, Where does it look like the crack...

    Mike,
    Where does it look like the crack originated relative to the weld?

    At least the driveshaft didn't start chopping off parts. When I was involved in racing it was not uncommon to see them...
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    It's finally running again :driving:. That took a...

    It's finally running again :driving:. That took a bit longer than expected, but I guess I didn't expect to rebuild the engine either! We've got a few heat cycles on the it and I think we're going to...
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    Kevin, The idler is a ratchet mechanism. Once...

    Kevin,
    The idler is a ratchet mechanism. Once you lift the pawl it doesn't take too much chain tension to cause the plunger to retract. You'll just need the right pick to lift the pawl out of...
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    Kevin, We had planned to pull the cams with the...

    Kevin,
    We had planned to pull the cams with the motor in the car, but my car has a Ranger front cover with a giant idler pulley that once drove a fan. When the orig. builder rerouted the belt to get...
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    papak, You can pull the cams in the car if you...

    papak,
    You can pull the cams in the car if you can get to the bolts that allow you to hold the tensioner released. I found a copy of a set of Cosworth instructions that's pretty good. Here's the...
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    Yikes! I suspect that woke you up plenty quick!!!...

    Yikes! I suspect that woke you up plenty quick!!!

    Hope you didn't get hurt.

    A former student of mine had one come through the windshield after being tossed into the air by a truck.
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    Temp Sender Cross Reference

    We've nearly finished the engine assembly (:hurray:), but the temp sender was a casualty today:

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=15134&stc=1


    Which brings me to my question,...
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    2.3 Duratec Pistons, Supertech

    The engine rebuild is nearly done and it's time to clean off the bench!

    Here's the specs:

    Bore: 87.50mm Std.
    CR: 9:1 (2.3) 8:1 (2.0)
    Dish: -20cc
    P/N: P4-DU875-N20 GNH-8750Bore:...
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    I think Mike hit it on the head. I participate in...

    I think Mike hit it on the head. I participate in a couple of auto related sites and traffic has slowed appreciably over the last few years.

    I'm also involved in a statewide vehicle club and have...
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    So I can set the soft limiter at 3000rpm. That...

    So I can set the soft limiter at 3000rpm. That should be pretty quiet :).

    One of my students said her brother and a few friends were cited last week, but the details she had were limited. I'd be...
  15. Need photo of throttle cable to accelerator attachment

    Hello All,
    I'm looking for a photo of the stock mechanism used to attach a throttle cable to the accelerator pedal in an '03 Caterham. The current method in my car is not poor and I wanted to see...
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    Tom, It's a street car with some autocross duty....

    Tom,
    It's a street car with some autocross duty. Current head is a 2.3 Ranger version that we plan on cleaning up with a fresh valve job, new cams, new buckets, and the existing valves, dual springs...
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    Agreed! This has been one of my weekend reads...

    Agreed!

    This has been one of my weekend reads for some years now. It's a great resource and I suspect more than a few on the site have purchased cars found here.
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    Update: Things are still moving forward, just a...

    Update:
    Things are still moving forward, just a bit slowly. We've totally torn down cleaned and inspected the engine. Parts are taking a bit longer than expected to arrive, but I'm assured they are...
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    Tom, I suspect we could work out a deal for the...

    Tom,
    I suspect we could work out a deal for the pistons. Do you have anything you would like to trade that may be useful for the rebuild?! Send me a PM.

    Andy
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    Here's the crown: ...

    Here's the crown:

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=14888&stc=1

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=14889&stc=1
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    OK, the motor is nearly completely apart and I...

    OK, the motor is nearly completely apart and I need some more help :).

    How are you guys at identifying pistons? These are fancy bits and I will likely need rings and possibly some spiral locks....
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    I guess we'll have time to go through the short...

    I guess we'll have time to go through the short block while we wait.... for cams.

    At some point it would be fun to drive this thing :).
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    Tom, Thanks for the advice. I have a set of...

    Tom,
    Thanks for the advice. I have a set of buckets on the way in the orig. sizes and I'm curious to see how things end up. I did manage to decipher the P/N's and find a source, so now it's just a...
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    Here we go!

    Here we go!
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    Tom, Here's the list of what I removed with the...

    Tom,
    Here's the list of what I removed with the old cams :)!
    3.000
    3.202
    3.222 (x4)
    3.262
    3.282
    3.322 (x3)
    3.362 (x3)
    3.382
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