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  • Lucky Dawg
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    The CSR is pretty much all done now except for the missing parts, including windscreen support plates and part of the dry sump system. Cosworth was great about sending the absent air filter housing by overnight express. Caterham, not so great.

    The parts may be on the way, or they may not, not really sure since I can't get that specific question answered. I'm hoping to have the car completed before the one year anniversary of ordering it, but even that minimal goal may not happen. Regardless, summer is just about over, so there won't be too many good days left that I can drive it.

    I must add in, that even with some delay caused frustrations, in the end this will all be worth it. And after the first 20 minutes of driving all will be forgiven or forgotten.

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    Last edited by Lucky Dawg; September 17, 2012, 12:07 AM.

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    Originally posted by Doug Liedblad View Post
    Depending on what inspection it is you may not need to have the missing bits installed.

    CHP no, smog, it needs to be running.
    No CHP. Not in CA.

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  • Doug Liedblad
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    Depending on what inspection it is you may not need to have the missing bits installed.

    CHP no, smog, it needs to be running.

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    The assembly is well past the half way point. So far the only missing parts are the speedometer cable, windscreen supports, some trim pieces and many of the fasteners. I'm hoping the factory will FedEx these. I have an inspection appointment on the 13th, so it will be tight.

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  • moosetestbestanden
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    Somebody's got 'em a Fattie!:-D

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    Sorry for the delay, I was out of state for four days. The pieces arrived Monday instead of Friday. The crates are open and the build is beginning. This is what the CSR looked like two hours ago:
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    Last edited by Lucky Dawg; August 21, 2012, 05:32 PM.

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  • Rex_Domini
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    Friday has come and gone, did you get your crates? I've been watching this thread. It would be cool to see what you receive!

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post
    You're building it?
    That's out of my league in talent and time. Mainly the talent.

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  • moosetestbestanden
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    You're building it?

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    Finally! The crates are now on a truck out of Denver and will be delivered here on Friday. Figure about four weeks to build and the CSR will be ready just in time for the end of the Seattle summer. Looks like I'll find out how well the Avons perform in the rain.

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  • JohnCh
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    Originally posted by Lucky Dawg View Post
    I may actually be able to drive it before the short Seattle summer is over.
    We have a summer?

    Glad to hear it's getting closer. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh at some point.

    -John

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    Just heard that a container of six Caterhams, including mine, will be taken to the ship on Thursday. Should be on the water to the US shortly after that. Now just hoping there are no icebergs, dock strikes, railroad issues, drunken ship captains, hijackings, or other assorted perils that may delay the CSR even further.

    I may actually be able to drive it before the short Seattle summer is over.

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  • Lucky Dawg
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    I'm sure it will come as a shock to you that the Caterham delivery is running behind schedule (Really, an English sports car? They are usually so reliable!). Apparently four of the six cars in the shipment have been crated and the other two will happen shortly, then off to America. Now looking at a mid-July delivery and then assembly time. That should should still give me six to ten weeks of good driving weather.

    No doubt all the waiting will be forgotten and forgiven a few miles into the first drive.

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  • escondidoron
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    Sounds excellent.

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  • prabjohns
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    Congrats! looking forward to seeing a picture when you get it.

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