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  1. #21
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    Thanks for sharing your build with us! I’m also interested where you sourced the shiny 2.0 Duratec, please! Presumably it was rebuilt here in the US?

  2. #22
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    The engines are purchased and imported separately, but associated with the kit - not individually available.

    If you are looking for a new Duratec build, we'd be happy to help.

    Cheers,
    -Bruce
    Beachman Racing
    Authorized Caterham Cars dealer

  3. #23
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    Congratulations And Good Luck with your build! I thoroughly enjoyed building mine. I got mine last February, took about 95 hours to complete. Mostly weekends some weeknights. On the road by June 21st, mostly held up by bureaucratic BS and crappy weather to get a special inspection done.

    Love the color, but then again I'm biased as mine is the same... lol.

    Any questions feel free to ask!

    Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taber10 View Post
    I'm not aware of where you are located, but your post reminds me of when I went to register my Caterham as a "specially constructed vehicle" in Florida. The inspector--an armed State Trooper--was particularly impressed and swayed by the picture of all the boxes that the Caterham came in. Excellent evidence that the vehicle was "specially constructed" and not from stolen parts.

    Good luck with the build.
    I'd like to say that I was thinking that far ahead...
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by S1Steve View Post
    First off, Congratulations on your 7. Itís been a while for a new build thread on this forum, I would love to see anything you deem fun , informative, or maybe something you have a question about. So I say post up, I have plenty of time to look at pictures. Lol. One of the joys of being retired.. my first question is weíre did you source the engine? I read the transmission is Mazda...
    The engine is part of the kit. The Caterham model determines the motor and level of tune.

    I had the choice between the six speed Sigma and five speed Mazda transmission. Both seemed like good choices, but from what I read the six speed gearing is 1:1 and I didn't think that would be necessary given the Duratec's torque output. I've also seen the Mazda be used as a benchmark in a variety of automobile testing over the years.

    Now if the sequential six speed would have been an option at the same price as the Sigma I would have gone a slightly different direction...
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by sf4018 View Post
    Greg, congrats! No doubt you've found some already but the build blogs from other builders are really useful and have better pictures and explanations than the official manuals. A couple are:
    https://caterham420rbuild.com/other-caterham-sites/
    https://www.purplemeanie.co.uk/index.php/2017/09/23/build-session-17-5-caterham-420r-water-and-oil-overview/ (The diagram John made for plumbing were really useful).
    I just finished my 420R SV a few months ago so if you need any help let me know!
    Simon
    Thanks Simon! I haven't gotten that far yet but will soon. To date I've just been unpacking and moving things around.
    Greg

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    For your viewing pleasure.... boxes!


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    And a few bits and pieces that were shipped in the car loose:

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    Last edited by Pokey; 01-29-2020 at 08:52 AM.
    Greg

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    I am green with envy!
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
    2002 Porsche Boxster
    2004 Porsche Boxster S
    1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
    2009 Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet
    2017 Chevrolet Volt

  9. #29
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    I do like the box labelled "Shortages"!
    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 finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

  10. #30
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    Let the fun begin!
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    Get up in the morning and give the day your very best. You donít get it back.

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