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    Flame Red Sport 350, Caterham R300
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  1. Hi David. When I did it I made those fillet ramps to avoid hitting the rear valance. Unless you have very low angle ramps, like RaceRamps, you'll need the same. From there it's just a load of bolts of various sizes. I'm afraid I can't remember which I needed to remove. I seem to remember that some are just holding parts of the diffuser together rather than it to the car. Good luck Martyn
  2. Hi Nik, No 3D printing required now that I've done the test fitting. Although you'll probably want to use some masking tape and a sharpie to get the positioning fine tuned to your car. More on that later. MAJOR CAVEAT: This is only a mod for those with good practical automotive modding skills. I've built a Caterham, I've got a masters in Engineering and I've done this kind of stuff a lot. It still took me a year to bite the bullet. I really disavow any responsibility for you messing this up. This is documented here to help out fellow practical types who no longer have a warranty to u
  3. Just a short post to show a mod that I've been planning for over a year, but had to work up the determination to get it done. Shortly after getting the car I fitted a CTEK Comfort Connect dongle to the battery extension terminals under the front cover, such that the socket tail ran into the wiper/washer rain gutter tray. That way I could fish out the socket and plug in a CTEK charger which hangs from the garage rafters and is always on. It works OK, but can be fiddly to fish out the connector, which sits behind the washer stalks to keep it out of the way. I always thought that a brea
  4. Thanks Austen, That does look like a good fit. Should just be a drop in replacement for my Pioneer HU, which itself was a replacement for the Clarion to give better sound and iPhone bluetooth integration. I'll keep an eye on Halfords for more sale action, that was a storming price you got.
  5. @Edinburgh 111s Please do post pics when you've got it sorted. I'm also interested in this unit so would love to see how well it fits. Cheers
  6. It doesn't look impossible, but there would be a few parts needed to retrofit: https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?MAK=1&MDL=40&TBL=11923&SMA=&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0 Hard to be certain that the bolt points are identical (they don't look it), the crash structure has changed part number for the 410 and 350 VIN 11049 onwards, so could be different pick up. see https://www.deroure.com/diagrams.asp?MAK=1&MDL=40&TBL=11913&SMA=&SMO=0&ST=&SC=0 I'm assuming you'd be looking to modify your existing grille, rather than replace with the new 410
  7. Lovely Barry Is there a brace between the towers at the top?
  8. Scott is always worth a listen. Such a clear explainer. From my watching I'd say the Atom has quite a different set of behaviours though (consistent with my observations of Atoms IRL). I think George and others covered off what's happening for Wilson nicely and it reminds my of Andy Walsh's "The Wall" exercise, where you arrive at an imaginary 90 degree corner and turn in without braking. The base habit is usually to turn in further and more sharply than the tyre can support, requesting more slip angle than it can give, which pushes you into understeer. About a second later, depending upon the
  9. I think I might be able to offer some info here. I have one of these lifts https://www.automotechservices.co.uk/products/as-7630-mobile-scissor-lift/ I got it when we started building our Caterham. In a single width garage it made access to the car much easier than static axle stands. As an aside, I actually built a single timber frame to support the chassis rails and cinched everything down to that for stability. Now for working on the Caterham I just use the standard puck style lift pads. It's worth knowing there are two basic styles of car scissor lift. Ones like mine t
  10. Looking awesome Imran! I just watched the scoops video on YT, noticed the driver's door is sitting low, hence marring the otherwise very nice shut alignment of the scoop. Ooh! Did I just see new stocks being added to the store?
  11. Cheers. Foam tape now added. Noise gone. Full disclosure, I got Stratton to do it yesterday. I'd gone over to get the A/C sorted. I haven't been using it much at all and the seals had dried out enough to lose much of the gas. Note to self: use the A/C.
  12. Ah, Interesting. That does seem to be where the noise is coming from, but I think we all know that these noises can be really deceptive. So am I understanding right that you removed the soft-top "Latch Plates" and installed the tape between those and the painted side of the roll hoop cover bodywork? In that case I guess there was no need to remove the trim under the roll hoop, right? Thanks
  13. I know this is a common one, so I imagine plenty of you have had this and fixed it. I'm assuming the clam is rubbing against the roll hoop itself. Am I best removing just the trim from the underside of the hoop? Is the rubbing surface likely to be the front of the hoop against the vertical face or more over the top of the hoop? Cheers Martyn
  14. Hey Gary How did you get on with your search? I'm based in Cambridge near the Science Park, with the Flame Red 350 Sport if that helps.
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