Aluminium Chassis

The subject of Aluminium and its Alloys is quite complex and a correctly designed chassis with the correct alloy selection and proven welds may well be feasible but I am convinced that this concept would be beyond the scope of the average amateur in a "shed " environment.

Cosworth Engines

In the begining the world was created and God saw that it was good. Then he invented motorsports and it was OK.

De-Dion or IRS

Many years ago, when it became apparent that the supply of new Ital axles would dry up, Caterham Cars were looking for alternatives. The development of the de Dion rear end was undertaken by Clive Roberts and Reg Price.

Detailed information on K-series EU3 Engine Loom

This article was written by Andrew Revill

K Series EU3 Engine Loom Wiring Diagram - Updated/Corrected

Having recently built a spare K-Series engine I had need to make an engine wiring loom from scratch. Working from the published Caterham K Series EU3 Wiring Diagram I found several problems:

Dry sump systems

Do I need a Dry Sump for road use only ?

Generally No. A dry sump system is of value mainly if you are expecting to experience very high cornering, braking or acceleration forces such as are encountered during sprints/hillclimbs, racing or track days.

HANS devices

If you are considering using a Head And Neck Support head restraint when racing next year, there are a few things to watch out for. Below is some help from Andrew Smith, and a press release from Caterham Cars.

Hardware

A broad summary of all the available chassis/body types and various options that could be selected.

LowFlying Archive

Archive copies of the clubs award winning LowFlying magazine are now available on-line in an easily searchable form.

Powerflex Bushes

Bushes are an interesting subject.

In the first place all bushes must introduce compliance into the suspension and this is likely to introduce certain non-linearities which could cause problems or could be used to remove design w

Reducing weight on a Seven

What is the significance of reducing rotating mass versus stationary mass, when lightening your Se7en?

 

Newton's Second Law of Motion states: "Acceleration is proportional to force and inversely proportional to mass."

 

Rollover Bars

Only one thing to say here - FIA approved!

The standard roll bar as supplied by Caterham is substantially smaller gauge material, is attached to the car less firmly and, importantly, is so low that only those of much smaller stature will ever find their head un

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