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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    There are a lot of Tillett seats that will fit an SV/CSR (do not use for a Caterham S3):
    - B7XL-47 with edges cut 43cm
    - B1 is standard rolled edges is 44.5cm
    - B2 was standard for the Caterham CSR Superlight (same dimensions as the SV) - 44.5cm (using the rolled edges)
    - B4 comes in 40 or 43cm seat width. 40 will fit an S3 Caterham. 43cm will fit an SV. I personally find this seat reclines me too much - 50/60 degree seat angle is better
    - B6 screamer is in 40 and 44cm widths so that works
    - B6XL Screamer 43 (i.e. a 47 with edges cut for clearance) will fit - Bruce at Beachman Racing said to me once he has used it before. I started with this one in my fitting session at Tillett but found I prefered the B7 seat design comfort.
    - B6 40 and 44 regular plus B6XL 43 seem to work
    Once again, thank you for the great info. No wonder why I was so confused when I looked at the Tillett website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    I used the TB1 brackets for mounting.

    You can also buy the Tillett seat runners but everyone I know adapts the Caterham seat runners by drilling an extra hole - thats what my 420R ended up as.
    to clarify, I can use my existing Caterham runners with modification and the TB1 is required to attach to the runners?
    Jay

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    I should clarify. The seat is just a seat - no frame or other hardware. You need the hardware to attach seat to car.

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    I used the TBF1 brackets (inward facing) as they are designed for the seat I bought the B7XL (plus the B6)
    https://www.tillett.co.uk/shop/exd-T...air.asp?id=638


    The slider/runner is still useful for moving the seat forward and back - you just have to drill an extra mount hole in the Caterham runners to accommodate the Tillett brackets. You can always use the Tillet mounts direct to floor but then pre-supposes only you will ever drive your car.

    Other seats will use different brackets - probably TBFIA or TB1 given the seating options you have available to you.
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    Jay - I ordered a B6-40cm, which mounts through bottom holes.
    It's nicely wrapped up in my attic right now. it's going to be a tight fit but i think with a little flexing i'll be able to squeeze it into place.
    IIRC your caterham is slightly wider than my birkin so you should have more options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wemtd View Post
    it's going to be a tight fit but i think with a little flexing i'll be able to squeeze it into place.
    I’ll need more options if you will be a tight fit! Fortunately I have an SV.

    did you get your car out when it hit 60? I was in VT skiing so I missed the opportunity ��
    Jay

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    Ha! I still needed to re-pin my O2 sensor. I was putting things back together and moving it into winter position.
    Besides there is salt residue on the roads and I haven’t installed the seat.

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    Just some minor fettling. I am in the process of replacing the intake gasket and noticed one of the dizzy cap retaining clips was missing. So, where do I find a clip for a Lucas?
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    Worst case you can make your own from spring steel. You can get a constant tension spring from McMaster for very little money and use it to make several clips.
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