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  • Super Car Sunday 4-29-12

    Anyone interested?

    Gert, come save your vision and marriage.

    Short blat to breakfast and photos at the Rock Store for Clark's Low Flying article.

    Morgan, can you make it? We need some pro photos. Clark may get you photo credits in a UK magazine.

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    A definite maybe for me.

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    • #3
      Yes, we can and may even continue to Ojai and beyond.

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      • #4
        Hall pass acquired. I'll be there.

        /Magnus F.

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        • #5
          I'll be there around 7:30 AM. Maybe earlier.

          Mulholland, top of Stunt, Rock Store, overlook, Decker Canyon.

          Option to Ojai and Beyond or Neptunes Net for lunch.
          Last edited by Doug Liedblad; April 27, 2012, 06:53 PM.

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          • #6
            I got a hall pass!

            Can only stay out until about noon, so no ojai for me. My tires are pretty shot anyway
            www.morgansegal.com

            The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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            • #7
              We're on the way at 6:30 AM. Just as we get on the freeway the voltage starts to drop so back home and it's a simple fix, just a loose wire to the alternator field coil.

              Bruce, Magnus, Doug, Nigel, Gert+Rosie, Steve, and eventually Morgan, I think also Tony in his Locost. Drive to the Rock Store for breakfast, Gert saves his vision and his marriage by continuing to Ojai.

              After a stop at the overlook we continue to Latigo Canyon and to PCH. I'm last because of pictures for Clark and come across Nigel by the side of the Road. No oil pressure. We push the car about 600 feet until he's at the downhill section and he coasts to PCH, several miles. Magnus meanwhile gets him some oil. It's a quart low but still no oil pressure after topping up. Tow to shop.

              Nigel's engine isn't making funny noises so it may be OK. Not sure what is causing the issue. At least the sump will need to come off.

              The Cosworth engine in Bruce's Caterham (BDP??) turns out to be worth more than he paid for the entire car. A rare engine in demand by the vintage racers.

              Pictures to follow.
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              Last edited by Doug Liedblad; April 29, 2012, 10:45 PM.

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              • #8
                Didn't Nigel just have this engine (Curseflow)rebuilt? Hopefully it is a gauge problem. Kent engines are very durable and they can run on very little oil pressure. None is a little low.

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                • #9
                  Hay Doug, what am I, chopped liver!!! STEVE...

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                  • #10
                    Thanks for all your help today, guys. AAA got me down to Tod's place in Gardenia with their usual efficiency, by 2pm. That was after I ran over my foot with the car getting it on the truck. No serious injury - another advantage of Chapman's philosophy. Hopefully we'll at least get a diagnosis this week before Tod takes off on a 3-week vacation. Bad timing. The weird thing is I was losing oil pressure on left-handers and the oil pick-up is on the RIGHT side of the sump. Completely the opposite to what one would predict if it was the common crossflow cavitation problem. Then I lost pressure completely. The oil pump is new from the recent rebuild, as is the mechanical pressure gauge. So, gentlemen, place you bets please...

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                    • #11
                      Steve, you're listed, just that you missed your own name. See earlier posts in this thread to Gert about not driving his Seven enough.

                      Doug

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NigelT View Post
                        Thanks for all your help today, guys. AAA got me down to Tod's place in Gardenia with their usual efficiency, by 2pm. That was after I ran over my foot with the car getting it on the truck. No serious injury - another advantage of Chapman's philosophy. Hopefully we'll at least get a diagnosis this week before Tod takes off on a 3-week vacation. Bad timing. The weird thing is I was losing oil pressure on left-handers and the oil pick-up is on the RIGHT side of the sump. Completely the opposite to what one would predict if it was the common crossflow cavitation problem. Then I lost pressure completely. The oil pump is new from the recent rebuild, as is the mechanical pressure gauge. So, gentlemen, place you bets please...
                        Well, you aren't driving fast enough if you have time to look at the gauge If oil wasn't pouring out I'll have to give up on the theory that there was a loose gallery plug. Could be the thrust washers at the centre of mains. Running over ones foot is a rite passage.

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                        • #13
                          Whenever my Seven starts rolling, I usually stop it with a foot. The pain teaches me not to forget the handbrake next time.

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                          • #14
                            Wish I could have been there. I'm in the UK visiting family
                            Paul. Birkin S3 /Dunnel zetec/emerald ECU

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                            • #15
                              Some video from the cruise down Latigo (change the quality to 740p)




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                              www.morgansegal.com

                              The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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