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    Jim, I've used Cometic gaskets and ARP studs on...

    Jim, I've used Cometic gaskets and ARP studs on street engines and race engines and have done a number of rebuilds and had no issue, here are some things I do on each rebuild though:
    -Deck the head...
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    Lots of good suggestions here, but I think your...

    Lots of good suggestions here, but I think your tire pressures are way too low. Toyo recommends 17-22psi cold and 22-29psi hot. On a typical autocross run you will not generate enough sustained heat...
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    This is terrific news I have sourced my engine...

    This is terrific news I have sourced my engine and gearbox from Jon when I built my 7 in 2002 and have since bought many parts and sought advice from Jon. I am glad he is back!
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    In my experience when a T9 is over filled the oil...

    In my experience when a T9 is over filled the oil leaks out of the selector shaft at the front of the gearbox and drips on the ground under the joint between the bell housing and gearbox. I have...
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    I have done 4, T9 overhauls now but they were all...

    I have done 4, T9 overhauls now but they were all 5 speeds I don't know how similar they are to the Cat 6 speed though. Here you go: https://www.dropbox.com/s/4i6b4ll85wqsfu2/%27N%27_Transmission.pdf
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    I have had many sets of wheels powdered coated...

    I have had many sets of wheels powdered coated and the heat used would have no effect on aluminum wheels! There is a great local powder coater near me who does a lot of automobile components, wheels,...
  7. i highly recommend having suspension components...

    i highly recommend having suspension components powdered coated. Once the bushings are removed send them to a local powder coater, if you can't find one there is one near me who does a great job on...
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    If it is the original Girling clutch master...

    If it is the original Girling clutch master cylinder you can buy a rebuild kit from Pegasus Racing for around $20, it is very easy to rebuild....
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    If appearance is an issue just buy caliper paint,...

    If appearance is an issue just buy caliper paint, the really good purpose made kits, and paint your calipers. When I rebuilt the Girling front brakes on the race car I painted them a matching color...
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    Also if you look at Paul's (pksurveyor) pictures...

    Also if you look at Paul's (pksurveyor) pictures above the upper is the Cather 4 pots the lower is the Girling 2 pot.
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    Post a picture of them and let's see if someone...

    Post a picture of them and let's see if someone can id them.
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    I have a street/autocross/track day Caterham SV...

    I have a street/autocross/track day Caterham SV with he AP 4 pots and an EP Race car that is required to have the Girling 2 pots here are the differences that I can attest to: The brake pad life on...
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    Mintex 1144 front and rear on the uprated 4...

    Mintex 1144 front and rear on the uprated 4 piston fronts, they work great on the street and on the track and no squealing at all. Also be sure to flush the brake fluid and use a high temp fluid.
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    Here is the Avon recommendation:...

    Here is the Avon recommendation: http://www.avonmotorsport.com/road-legal/performance/zzs
    As to the lugs, the Caterham manual for my car list the torque as 55 lbft (75Nm) and warns not to over...
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    Which Avon tires are you using and what size?...

    Which Avon tires are you using and what size?
    Are your lugs standard Caterham issue or have you replaced them with an upgraded lug?
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    I have found Aeromotive fuel pressure regulators...

    I have found Aeromotive fuel pressure regulators to be very well made and reliable: https://bit.ly/2t6RwfX
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    Very nice! Every drive is an adventure.

    Very nice! Every drive is an adventure.
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    If the car has been tracked or autocross with R...

    If the car has been tracked or autocross with R Comp tires in the past I would check each weld on the De Dion tube especially the welds that hold the end plates on. Check the De Dion aluminum ears,...
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    Pegasus racing here:...

    Pegasus racing here: https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/advcat.asp?CategoryID=HARDQR
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    Andy, it will somewhat depend on what year the...

    Andy, it will somewhat depend on what year the car's current registration is. You can see the Texas regulations for registration of an imported car here: https://bit.ly/1nuWdpO
    If you look around...
  21. That is the set up used in the Elan and Cortina,...

    That is the set up used in the Elan and Cortina, the engine could have been an early Lotus 7 set up but the headers are all wrong for a 7. Definitely not Europa as it is a Ford gearbox. The headers...
  22. Cam, I'm with you A7s for autocross because they...

    Cam, I'm with you A7s for autocross because they stick from launch and don't need a lot of heat in them, and R7s for track although on cold days I track the A7s. The only issue you may need to look...
  23. This business in Oxford, CT: Quantumechanics at...

    This business in Oxford, CT: Quantumechanics at www.quantumechanics.com
  24. I bought the Ford Focus Chilton manual for the...

    I bought the Ford Focus Chilton manual for the year of my Zetec engine and use the wiring diagram in that combined with the Caterham manual.
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    I did go look at the SP Components website, they...

    I did go look at the SP Components website, they have some nice bits and pieces, thank you for the reference. I am still using the original gearbox in my Caterham I built in 2002, with a lot of...
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