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    1. Kit: Tamiya/Scratch-Built, by (VIP/Sponsor) ScaleMaster is offline
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      It's been a while since I built a Super Seven. Some might think after building one from scratch and building so many of them I'd have gotten tired of them. It's apparently an addiction.

      This was a factory built Caterham model from Tamiya LHD Seven I bought in 2002 so I could display it next to the Red Super Seven I built and heavily modified/detailed to show the difference between what the kit builds straight from the box and the changes I did.
      I took it apart and I am going to make it Left Hand Drive along with some other upgrades. I had already begun tinkering with it when I took this picture of it looking like a pile of junk.



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    The tops of the carbs have been installed and the fuel fittings were machined/fabricated and attached to them. A section of the fuel line is on too.
    It's starting to get tight between the carbs. But there is enough clearance for the linkages to work without rubbing the wires.




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    Fuel pressure regulator. Because it's mandatory for Webers… Machined aluminum.



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    That looks just like the regulator I had on the first car I ever owned - a 1975 VW Rabbitt. The Zenith carb on it crapped out and I replaced it with a single Holley-Weber carb which was cheaper and easier, but I had to put the regulator on because the fuel pump would overflow the bowl and flood my engine. The regulator was very helpful in that regard but I lived in Texas at the time and my car tended to run hot LHD Seven so I'd sometimes get vapor lock and have to pull over and press the top to release the pressure. ;-) hope you don't have any such issues!
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    Ironically, I replaced the Holley-Weber 2bbl on my Vega with two 48 DCOE Weber side drafts. That necessitated the (same) regulator to throttle back the Airtex electric pump.
    I suspect this will work fine on the Seven... It just has to look the part.


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    Added the decals and installed the regulator into the fuel line.



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    Not cast; individually machined from resin LHD Seven . Air filters…



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    Made the flanges and the mounting hardware for the air cleaners.



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    Added the stitching to the steering wheel and mounted it to the crush sleeve.



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    Finished the air filter set. Foam filters on hard plastic bases that use hose clamps to fasten to the the intake horns.



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    Made and installed all the hose clamps (including the hex head worm drives) for the fuel lines and radiator hoses.





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    Finished the stone screens and fasteners for them.



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    Mechanical Water Temperature Sender.



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    The radiator cap is finished. Machined aluminum/custom decal LHD Seven .
    Also made the overflow tank and mounting hardware.





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    From the near start of the project I planned to make the spare tire and support section of the frame removable for part-time racing. The main bolt to hold the wheel to the car frame was fabricated from brass.

    The hold-down strap with ratchet buckle is scratch-built. I also made a "working" connector for the wiring that powers the license light and machined all the mounting hardware.



    (License plate/frame and wheel are also made from scratch.) Looks like I better hurry and finish it before the tags expire…




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