As the autumn looms my thoughts turned to the time when the car would spend more time in the garage than on the road, I wanted to get a battery charger / conditioner fitted to keep the battery in good shape. Continue reading Battery Conditioner
The bonnet does seem to chafe against the bodywork, resulting in some small, but unsightly patches of bare aluminium.
I ordered some more self adhesive foam from Caterham and put some additional strips on the underside of the bonnet and on the “shut points” to keep this under control. I also put a couple of bits behind the springs on the front bonnet catches which were also marking the bodywork.
When we first picked up the car I could help noticing that the front number plate was not perfectly central or level. We had to take it off for the paint guard to be applied to the nosecone and that was when I found out that it was only attached to the car with a few thin strips of double sided foam tape. Continue reading Front number plate fixing
All through the build we had talked about paint protection and driving the car back from the dealership brought the topic home to us. Already we had a couple of stone chips on the rear wheel arches… Continue reading Paint Protection
Derek’s suggestion of putting a centre punch into the brass washer on the front brakes to earth in indicator sounded a bit drastic to me. Continue reading Build Session #25 Final Titivation
Just had another thought check that the temp sender is wired correctly as this can cause the fan to stay on.
You need to make the union on the caliper earth out, you could try a centre punch on the edge of the copper washer and caliper to see if the works. Continue reading Email #16
We really were on the finishing straight now. We had a list of minor items to complete plus the all important IVA jobs to do. The ultimate objective was also to see if the car would drive our of the garage so it would be ready to be picked up. Continue reading Build Session #23
The connecter is for a 12v socket if you want it fitted between the seats; there is one also under the dash.
The repeater is an earth issue check the brake line fitting as the light earths through this.
Kind regards Continue reading Email #15
First off we removed the tape from the LH cycle wing to wire up the indicator repeater, which was exactly the same process as with the right hand one. Continue reading Build Session #22 – Start Up!