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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    The fall foliage shots are great! And I think a Caterham looks better with its top up. That raked/sloping forward roof line looks a bit menacing to me and compliments the "hot rod" lines of the car. When I bought my first Cat, 12 years ago, I became fixated on the pics with the top up and had to buy it (resistance is futile...). And I discovered it did a good job of keeping the rain out, tho not so good and keeping the warmth in. Hey you cant have everything!
    While I agree with a "hot rod"/menacing look with the roof up, I certainly like it with Aero a lot more and this only gets used out of necessity of weather (cold/rain). Luckily it's a quick swap between Aero and windshield.
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    Where did you find the center caps? I've got the same wheels which also came without centers. I never did any searching when I first got the car but might be interested.

    Thanks,

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by FE07 View Post
    Where did you find the center caps? I've got the same wheels which also came without centers. I never did any searching when I first got the car but might be interested.

    Thanks,

    Jim
    Are you on Facebook on the Caterham and Lotus 7 group? There was a thread on the center caps happening there and a very nice gentleman Phil Waters agreed to make me one more set. I'd message him if I were you. Mine is either already posted or is about to be posted. He made mine in black but could make them in red for me. If yours are black it might make more sense to ship black ones to you and just have me make another set in red like he wanted to originally.
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    I also got a hold of the original painter of the car and he helped shine some line on what colors were used on mine. BS538 British Standard post office red and white just being Caterham white.
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    Did a few things today

    Found a mount for the garage opener. Was very proud until I went to test it after pulling out. It appears the chassis blocks a lot of signal from that area and it doesn't work well.


    Wrapped the aero screen. Still not perfect but I'm more happy with it this time around.




    Put the foam mats inside the fender wells to help with rock chips and noise.



    Chased down the electrical cluster issue that has been bothering me. Came to realize my inline fuse didn't work properly. Fuse was intact. Power was being carried on one side but failing to transfer through the other side for some reason.



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    Also finally figured out how to mount the poppers on the aero screen. A little confused why it's the proper way this way. It was a much tighter fit without poppers at all and it sat flush. This seems almost like a downgrade. More testing needed.



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    The poppers are also used for the tonneau. Thats why they are there. So if the windscreen is on, the tonneau can use the poppers just as much as if the aeroscreen is there.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    The poppers are also used for the tonneau. Thats why they are there. So if the windscreen is on, the tonneau can use the poppers just as much as if the aeroscreen is there.
    Ah. Very good point. That reminds me I need to finish my SBFS order and get myself a tonneau.
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    Adventures of today.

    20 year old plastic union gave up the ghost as I was sitting at idle picking up Chinese food

    Found out that Amazon Chase roadside service covers no towing. Also found out that they Caterham in their computer system.

    Sunday night part fail at 8pm or so isn't ideal. Every single store is closed or about to close. Parts/home/hardware/Walmart etc.

    Ended up cutting up the rest of the plug with cutters and reusing it to limp back home. Metal union next.







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    Oh dude! I can so relate to that photo of steaming engine and the fluro green coolant leaking out. Happened a few times on my Caterhams and more recently, in the Fiat. Always on an isolated country road with no phone signal.

    I recommend carrying some silicone tape in the tool kit for hose bursts. Would not have solved your problem this time but that stuff has saved me with many a coolant pipe burst.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

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