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  • Hello from San Jose!

    Hello all,

    I got my dream car recently. It is a zetec superlight, raw aluminum finish. Details can still be found at: http://autocourseinc.com/carsforsale.html It is the one at the top of the page, and more fun than I ever imagined.

    I would like to quickly thank Slartybartfast (who I met the day before getting my car), Roger Higgins (who graciously pulled over on his way home from the CHP inspection several years ago to answer all of my questions), Woody Harris for staying late at work to talk with me about sevens, and Autocourse for having the exact car I would have ordered.

    Hope to meet all of you soon!

    PSz.

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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the fold! There are quite a few se7ens in the bay area. Please share the details of your car and let us know if you are interested in joining us for a blat, or at the track!

    Cheers,

    Tom
    Tom "ELV15" Jones
    http://PIErats.com

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    • #3
      Welcome!

      Nice car with a similar color scheme to Chris'!

      /Magnus F.

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      • #4
        Congratulations!! Nice looking car. Looking forward to seeing you and the car one day!!

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        • #5
          The spec on Will's page sez the motor has the reduction pulley. If it's the same one as mine it absolutely will disintegrate - they all did. The problem will manifest itself as a rattling sound from under the hood.

          If it looks like this:

          http://home.comcast.net/~chris.carter4/Pulley01.jpg

          and says Focus Central on the pulley you're a winner. I am running a Duratec. The Zetec owners on this board may have more specific knowledge about this.
          Chris
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          A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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          • #6
            Is the zetec under drive pulley the same as the duratec?

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            • #7
              Consensus is that mine came from Esslinger. I know that was the original source for the zetec underdrive pulleys. Yours????

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              • #8
                Hello,
                Thank you for the warning!

                Mine is anodized blue, and says Esslinger Engineering on it. Is this the disintegrator?

                I have read about the diff seal, and de dion tube. Anything else I should keep an eye on?

                best regards,
                PSz.

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                • #9
                  Anything else I should keep an eye on?
                  Yeah, boneheads driving SUVs. Never forget that you're just slightly larger than a squirrel.
                  Chris
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                  A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                  • #10
                    welcome from a fellow n00b! :)
                    2002 SV zetec/sierra; yellow over green

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                    • #11
                      My Esslinger under drive pulley has been under intensive use for four years with nary a problem. You should be OK, if yours is like mine.

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                      • #12
                        pully

                        I also have the esslinger pully, and I have not seen any issues with it. Do you have the Kent cams on the top of your engine?

                        Perhap we should get together, I am in Sunnyvale.
                        Rod Swanson

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                        • #13
                          I don't actually know which cams I've got. The engine pulls hard from 3k to 8k. It doesn't really like to cruise around/ pull from below 3k though.

                          I'd love to meet up with any/ all of the other owners out there. I try and usually succeed at getting the car out every day. I'm thinking about a slow drive up Hwy. 9 today.

                          regards,
                          PSz.

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                          • #14
                            Thunderhill next weekend????

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                            • #15
                              Funny you should ask. I was just looking at the Thunderhill and NASA websites. I really do need to learn how to drive the beast in a controlled environment. However, during the process of insuring the se7en my insurance company promised that my policy would be terminated "if the car gets near a stopwatch." Is anyone else here insured with USAA (and knows the specifics of their policies)? I plan to call them tomorrow to discuss the intricacies of educational events vs. racing.

                              I hope to make it up there for Group One.

                              Best regards,
                              PSz.

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