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Build Session 11 : All hands to the hoist… Engine In

Big day today, big post… we have a whole day (August Bank Holiday Monday) to drop the engine into the chassis. Will it fit? Will the hoist tip over? Will the leveller work? Will my trolleys work? Will my leveller extensions work, or even come loose and drop off? Will I be able to do […]

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Caterham 420R Build

Build Session 10 : L-Hose, Engine Mounts and Engine Hoist Extensions

Back from a couple of days visiting family and had a few hours to get some prep done prior to putting the engine into the car tomorrow (Bank Holiday Monday). Radiator Top “L”-Hose The manual calls for the top radiator hose to be fitted to the engine prior to it going into the car. I […]

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Caterham 420R Build

Build Session 9 : Front ARB and Horns

We were heading out on a family trip this weekend so I had just a couple of hours in the morning this morning to look at two jobs that I’d hoped to finish earlier in the week. But first, the Washer Bottle. I’d not been able to sleep last night and so was pottering around […]

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Email 4 : Washer Bottle in the Boot

Where’s the washer bottle… Couldn’t sleep so thought I’d look at the washer bottle and get a sense of what needed to be done. The build manual talks about fitting the washer bottle in the engine bay. I’d seen the 420R at Williams a few weeks earlier with it mounted on the N/S top chassis […]

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Williams Visit 6 : Track Day Roll Bar and IVA Discussion

Nick from Williams called today to say that the track rollover-bar, that I’d ordered, had arrived. So, in between meetings I popped over to the showroom to pick it up. While I was there I took the opportunity to look over a couple of Caterhams one of which had the bonnet removed. I was interested […]