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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...
  2. Thread: Winter plans

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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...
  3. Thread: Snaps

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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...
  5. 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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    Thanks for the input guys. Will check later in...

    Thanks for the input guys. Will check later in the week.
  8. Thread: Snaps

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    Snaps

    I need to replace some of the snaps for my tonneau cover, both the male and female side. Can anyone tell me exactly what they are, and where I'd get them?
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    BDA throttle cable

    Just thought I'd share this as it could help someone else at some point.

    I've had my car for about a year, and I have never gotten full throttle, i.e. stepping on the gas pedal the cable was...
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    Volt meter reads 11 volts

    Driving to work this morning I noticed that my volt meter reads 11 volts. I bought a new battery a few months ago. Is this normal? Should I be concerned, and start investigating further?.
  11. I may be interested in the trailer. Do you know...

    I may be interested in the trailer. Do you know what it weighs?
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    Not to hijack your thread (ok I guess I am), but...

    Not to hijack your thread (ok I guess I am), but can anyone tell me how to determine my spring rates by visual inspection?
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    I had my GoPro mounted on top of the roll bar,...

    I had my GoPro mounted on top of the roll bar, and then someone suggested getting it as low as possible. So I mounted it low on the left side of the roll bar (you'd do right side in your RHD car)....
  14. How do I make my profile picture show up in the top left corner of my posts?

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  15. Great meeting you Seb, and everyone. I worked...

    Great meeting you Seb, and everyone. I worked hard at remembering names. Hope they stick in my brain for next year.
  16. Hi all. Just letting you know that I have changed...

    Hi all. Just letting you know that I have changed my user name from jcerier to BlueBDA. Happy 4th everyone.
  17. Thanks so much Croc and yellowss7 for organizing...

    Thanks so much Croc and yellowss7 for organizing a wonderful weekend. Nice job. My first hopefully of many more to come.
  18. Interestingly enough, I don't believe there was a...

    Interestingly enough, I don't believe there was a single Lotus Seven in attendance. But someone correct me if I am wrong.
  19. Car's ready (I think), inspected by a local...

    Car's ready (I think), inspected by a local garage today, picking up my friend's truck, and a different friend's trailer this week. Registered today. Looking forward to meeting everyone.

    -Jeff
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    I'm expecting at some point in the future to see...

    I'm expecting at some point in the future to see a replica of a Beck 550 Spyder.
  21. I was getting ready to order arm restraints...

    I was getting ready to order arm restraints yesterday, when I had a thought: How do you do a "point-by" with arm restraints on? Seem like you wouldn't be able to?
  22. Thread: BDR oil leaks

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    Reviving this thread to add that I have...

    Reviving this thread to add that I have discovered what valve that people use in Porsche 911s:

    https://www.rothsport.com/Products/Engine/Oil-Inlet-Check-Valves/Oil-Inlet-Check-Valves.htm

    Not...
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    Alignment specs

    Can anyone direct me to alignment specs for a 1997 Caterham?

    Is there a "garage" section to this forum, where reference materials are stored? If so I can't seem to find it.
  24. Thread: BDA coolant

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    BDA coolant

    Can anyone tell me if there is any special coolant required for a Ford/Cosworth BDA/BDR engine? I know that some Ford engines need special coolant, but I don't know if this falls in that category....
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    Certainly pull your plugs to see if they indicate...

    Certainly pull your plugs to see if they indicate that you've been running rich. Does the Pectel ECU tuning software give you the opportunity to check your AFRs through the rev range?
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