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Thread: The Last Crate Out of Dartford

  1. #11
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    Didn't the Monkees record a song about that?

    Take the last crate from Dartford
    And I'll meet you at the station
    You should be there with a forklift
    To pick up your new katrum, don't be slow
    Oh, no, no, no
    Oh, no, no, no

    'Cause it carries such a promise
    For you feeling chuffed again
    You'll have lots of time together
    Till the kit is finished and youíll hit the road
    Oh, go, go, go
    Oh, go, go, go

    And I don't know if youíre ever coming home

    Take the last turn from Golden
    Now I must hang up the phone
    I can't hear you with your noisy car just hooning down the road
    I'm feeling low
    Nowhere to go
    Oh, no, no, no

    And I don't know if youíre ever coming home
    Last edited by I B Sevener; 04-18-2020 at 10:09 AM.

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    Somebody is at home...putting the to music.
    Stalker V8, chassis #85

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeegee View Post
    I can always get Dunlop Direzza ZIII in that size.
    I'll give you a +1 on tire choice. I've got a set of these on my 7 and they are completely different experience from the all-season tires that were on the car when I purchased it.
    It's like going from bowling shoes to track shoes.
    Life happens while you're making other plans
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    Good stuff guys, congrats to you both!
    Bruce

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    A little update on my car’s progress ...

    I flew to Denver today for suspension tuning, as the car is nearing completion. I am very fortunate that Josh is able to use Nathan Down to set up the suspension for customers. For those that don’t know, Nathan is a former Caterham Engineer, in fact he drove the chassis and suspension development for the SV chassis, along with a bunch of other important engineering programs. Since my car is an SV, who better to dial it in. My car is a 420R, with only an aero screen, lowered floors, leather seats, no heater and wiper motor delete. For those who are interested, with 5 gallons of gas, it weighs 1280 lbs.

    I’ll try to figure out how to include pics by hthe time Josh delivers the car in about two weeks.

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    I agree that Nathan is an irreplaceable asset in the Caterham world. He was instrumental in assembling my SV in 2007. As a side note, in addition to the "bunch of important engineering programs" mentioned in the previous post, he was allegedly responsible for the TOTALLY OBNOXIOUS turn signal "bleeping" on my car, which is NON-CANCELLING. I just wish he had been closer for follow on questions...
    Taber
    Last edited by Taber10; 09-12-2020 at 07:43 PM.
    2007 Caterham 7 SV

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    I feel the need to warn you lot that there are very different meanings to the adjective (to be chuffed), the verb (to chuff) and the noun (chuff). With very little margin for error, we have covered pleasure, flatulence and the female genitalia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrino View Post
    I feel the need to warn you lot that there are very different meanings to the adjective (to be chuffed), the verb (to chuff) and the noun (chuff). With very little margin for error, we have covered pleasure, flatulence and the female genitalia

    Ferrino wins post of the year for this one!
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
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    and another project car coming....

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    Nathan is a great guy, he did the first alignment on my Caterham and then took me for a chilling ride through the streets of Denver at very extreme speeds. Showed me what the car was capable off. He is the source for Caterham knowledge and willing to share it.

    The shop he works for moved from Boulder to Lafayette, much closer to where I live and I drop by occasionally to chat and see what great old sports cars they are working on.
    Skip
    Gone but not forgotten: 2004 Caterham SV: http://www.britishv8.org/Other/SkipCannon.htm

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