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Build Session 30 : More Fuel and Washer Bottle Fitting

Having left the boot unfinished, after fitting the boot carpets, it was time to get and finish fitting the Washer Bottle and therefore the boot. Some Fuel .. but first some fuel. We had put enough fuel in the car to get it started, but it was going to need to be fully filled for […]

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Build Session 29 : Rear Wings

This was one of those jobs I’d not been looking forward to. Definitely not a “bolt them on an forget them”. The rear wings were going to need some fettling… and expensive-to-replace fibre-glass fettling at that! The car arrives in its kit form without the rear wings attached. They’re a big part of the aesthetic […]

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Build Session 28 : Boot – Floor, Fuel Filler Shroud and Carpets

Ok, so now I’m happy that the engine is running ok and the coolant system is doing its job for the moment. Now onto some more cosmetic stuff at the rear of the car. Boot Floor For such a well put-together kit that Caterham produce, the ply-wood boot floor jars a little. The cover for […]

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Build Session 27 : More Bleeding Coolant

It was going to be “back to the coolant system again” today. I had left the car at the point where we’d started the engine but were worried about the coolant temperature getting well over 100C, something like 105C. We then chickened-out,  turned it off and decided to ask Derek. So I emailed Derek and […]

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Build Session 26 : Coolant Bleeding – Unproductive

After the euphoria and relief of getting the engine going yesterday we thought we’d have another look at what might be causing the coolant temperature to get so high. We only had an hour or so in the morning but couldn’t resist another look to see if we could find any obvious air-locks. Little did […]