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  1. #101
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    Well I ran into an issue with my car. I put on about 85 miles so far and while washing it yesterday I notice a tiny dimple on the nose cone. It was coming from the inside out! So I pulled out in the shop and removed the hood. I peeked under the nose cone and it appears the nut on the top of the radiator has been rubbing on the nose cone. That's not good for either part.

    I pulled the nose off and tried to adjust the radiator more toward the passenger side. The mounting flanges on the rad have slots in them, so I moved the rad as far as I could...about a 1/2", but that wasn't going to do it. It's still dangerously close.

    I wound up drilling new holes just above the slots on the radiator flanges and lowered the rad about 3/8" on the drivers side. That did the trick. I couldn't lower the passenger side because the lower radiator hose would be dangerously close to hitting the frame.

    All is well...for now.

    How was the trip to NJMP? Got any pics up yet?

  2. #102
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    Kenny - Glad to see you got your car registered and on the road. I'm sure there's always minor adjustments to be made on a low-volume hand built car, but I'm sure it's disappointing if the damage is noticeable. When I built my Birkin there were always little things that required attention that you'd never see in a normal production vehicle. Thanks for the update, it'll be one more thing for me to check out when I start my build!

    How do you like driving it so far?
    Bruce

  3. #103
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    It's barely noticeable and seems to be going away now that the pressure is off of it. Or it's just wishful thinking... LOL. I'll get a pic.

    Love it! My wife and I just went for a nice tour. About 60 miles. Wellsboro to a little town called Slate Run. Great restaurant there over looks Pine Creek. Route 414. Beautiful twisty run that follows Pine Creek from the Wellsboro area down to Jersey Shore, PA. Slate Run is not quite halfway.

    Puma shoes are working fantastic. No more aggravation with the pedals.

    Noticed a small clunk you hit the throttle, in gear, after coasting a lit. Sounds like suspension clunk. Comes after a glide then hitting the throttle.

    I'll get it on the lift and check her over. If anyone has any thoughts please chime in.
    Thanks!
    Happy Motoring
    Kenny

  4. #104
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky-7 View Post
    Well... Time for an update. After a very frustrating month and a half, I finally got my plate, title and registration. I was denied the first time around because of "no license plate frame" Really? Perhaps if I had a plate I would put it in a frame! Also they circled the exhaust pipe in between the muffler and the cat, along with our super cool exhaust headers that feed into the collector on the cat. They said that they need to be "shielded" WTF.

    Soooo of to Lowes to get some 6" aluminum corrugated ducting and this is what I came up with.

    Is any of this cited in law or is bubba the inspector free to call the shots as he sees fit? Did you read the motor vehicle requirements for your state beforehand?
    - Brunton Storker, LS3, Chassis 159

    Check out my build:
    http://www471.pair.com/stalkerv/gall...2_itemId=30849

  5. #105
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky-7 View Post
    It's barely noticeable and seems to be going away now that the pressure is off of it. Or it's just wishful thinking... LOL. I'll get a pic.

    Love it! My wife and I just went for a nice tour. About 60 miles. Wellsboro to a little town called Slate Run. Great restaurant there over looks Pine Creek. Route 414. Beautiful twisty run that follows Pine Creek from the Wellsboro area down to Jersey Shore, PA. Slate Run is not quite halfway.

    Puma shoes are working fantastic. No more aggravation with the pedals.

    Noticed a small clunk you hit the throttle, in gear, after coasting a lit. Sounds like suspension clunk. Comes after a glide then hitting the throttle.

    I'll get it on the lift and check her over. If anyone has any thoughts please chime in.
    Thanks!
    Happy Motoring
    Kenny
    Glad you're enjoying the ride!

    As far as the clunk, you might want to check out the rear differential too. I did a quick google search: https://www.google.com/search?q=cate...active&ssui=on

    I'm assuming you have the BMW diff?
    Bruce

  6. #106
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    Is any of this cited in law or is bubba the inspector free to call the shots as he sees fit? Did you read the motor vehicle requirements for your state beforehand? A thousand times...
    The laws are very vague. The inspector that certified it never even questioned it. All the paperwork was filed and sent to the state. Apparently it landed on the desk of someone who must have been having a bad hair day. The state is the one who interpreted the law their own way.
    Over and done with, i found my own way of dealing with them.
    Score one for the good guys!



    I'm assuming you have the BMW diff?

    Yes it's the BMW. I wrote to Caterham about it but they were no help. They told me it was because of the limited slip diff.... I don't have a limited slip diff. You can imagine what i thought about that...

    Anyway, i rechecked the suspension in the rear, Checked the trans mount, prop shaft, DeDion tube, sway bar, re-tighened the big nuts on the rear axle, diff mounts,etc. One thing I did notice was the trunk floor was resting on the top of, or within thousandths, of the diff. I managed to pry the floor up and put a piece of rubber in between as an insulator.
    Haven't driven it yet so we'll see if anything I did helped.

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