We decided the first job of the day was to drill the holes in the replacement cycle wing correctly this time! Continue reading Build Session #21
No, this part has been filled as well.
Tony was very helpful on the replacement wing and it arrived this week.
One quick question: I know you said the gearbox had already been filled, but I notice in the Start Up chapter it mentions putting 300ml of oil into the gear-lever hole. Would we need to do this?
Carl called into Caterham Midlands today to find out more about the options for the IVA test. He came back with lots to discuss, together with a useful checklist of additional IVA requirements.
Extract from a sheet provided by Caterham Midlands: [My observations or clarifications in blue]
This is a list of additional preparation beyond that listed in the build manual for cars being presented for IVA at the NOTTINGHAM test centre.
A large box arrived today. Amongst the polystyrene beads I found a new orange wing (!), a hood bag and a black silencer guard!
Our research with bodyshops showed that it was going to be at least the same if not more to get the damaged wing repaired. I therefore ordered a replacement from Tony at Caterham.
While on the phone I asked him if there was a black silencer guard available. With our car having the black pack and the small guard already on the catalytic converter, I thought a similar guard on the silencer would look good. He said there was one that would fit and it was £35. Sold!
I emailed Derek today to find out how easy it was to get a replacement wing. He pointed me in the direction of Tony, the parts guy at Caterham. I phoned him and found out that the wing would be just under £60 and he estimated about £80-£100 for painting it. It was about what I was expecting, but made the mistake we had made all the more irritating.
Before I bite the bullet and order it Carl is going to do a bit of research with bodyshops to see what it would cost to repair and repaint the existing wing.
The right hand cycle wing had been left to set overnight and when we took off the tape holding it in position we were impressed with the way the Bigheads had bonded. Continue reading Build Session #20 Calamity!
Having had a weekend “off” we were both keen to get stuck into what we hoped would be one of the last few build sessions with the car. Continue reading Build Session #19 Wings
Jubilee clip for the air box pipe arrived today…
I’ll send one out today.
Kind regards Continue reading Email #12