Email #14

Hello John,
No, this part has been filled as well.
Kind regards


Hi Derek

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?



Nottingham IVA Requirements

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.

Continue reading Nottingham IVA Requirements

Don’t spoil the ship…

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!

Email #13 – Options

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.