Corner Weights / Flat Floor Set-Up

One of the important items that should be checked when trying to optimise the handling characteristics of your Seven are the corner weights in order to ensure that each tyre is carrying its proper share of the overall weight of the car.

Fitting a Battery Master Switch

A master switch kit has been produced by Caterham Cars to enable the fitment of an Autolec battery master switch, primarily for competition purposes, but also for security. This contains the following components:

 

1 x Autolec Battery Master Switch with fixing bolts

How to adjust throttle bodies

Close the TBs completely and then adjust the balance mechanism so that both start to open at *exactly* the same time. open the throttle fully to make sure that all 4 plates are at the same angle when fully open to confirm they are in balance, it's often easier to see discrepancies when the throttle is fully open.

Removing K-series engine

I'm about to remove the engine/gearbox from my car for some work on the engine/clutch - I've a few questions below but any other useful tips greatly received:

Replace the A-Frame bush

Q
As the bolt heads are recessed at both sides where it attaches to the de dion tube and a fairly tight fit for a socket, I didn't seem to be able to find any of my metric sockets that would fit.

Stop rear light corrosion

Rear Light Corrosion

Caterham rear lights always corrode on the inside as they cannot effectively be sealed. This is because they are trailer/caravan rear lights, but mounted upside down. As the drain holes are now at the top water gets in, especially if the car is used all year round.

Wire a starter button

The Following Applies to ALL ROVER K SERIES VARIANTS, 2001 ONWARDS (EU2 AND EU3)

The reason for this statement is that the wiring diagrams for the Start Button below match the wiring diagram for the above vehicles. The wiring diagrams below have been used and are known to work.


 

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