Caterham 4 point harness

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Caterham 4 point harness

Hi after the "caterham" branded harness 4 or 6 point, doesn't have to be in date, but the type with the aero / QR buckle would be preferred. Happy to pay postage. Red would be even better :)

thanks for looking, Tim

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I have a 4-point 'Caterham' harnesss, dated 2007. 

The good news: It's red & it's free!

The bad news: there is extensive rust on the nickel-plated plates, the webbing is good (not frayed) but dirty, lots of red paint missing on the buckle.

Where are you? I'm near Warwick.

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thanks Mark sounds like a fixer upper that I can use.

I am a little further afield, err Brisbane Australia :)

If you are Ok to arrange post I can pay that and 25 pounds for the trouble? - Could paypal across if I got your email - if i Do it as "friend" you dont get any charges :)

62, Achilles Drive Springwood, QLD Australia. 4127 

 

Cheers Tim

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OK, just down the road then.....

My neighbours are in Oz at the moment (Sydney), Barbara is Australian. I believe one of their daughters is currently in the UK  & will be returning to Oz soon. She may be able to transport it.

Let me make some enquiries & I'll report back. Worst case I will post it.

No payment required by me, if you'd like to make a donation to the C&L7C charity (Prostate Cancer Research), that would be great.

Best regards, Mark

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thats  a lovely idea Mark , thankyou I would be more than happy with that.

Please let me know with the hand luggage idea but if not happy to cover postage.

 

Cheers Tim

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Hello Tim

Sorry for the delay, I've had a bit of a re-think. I've not been in touch with my neighbours yet, I assumed carriage to Oz would be very expensive, but looking at the Post Office site it is not too bad. https://www.royalmail.com/sending/international/country-guides/australia The cost seems to vary between £12.95 to £30 ish, for 'international tracked' depending on how the site is navigated (very confusing, typical Post Office!). I think I can just meet the 2 Kg & size constraints, the harness weighs 1.7kg. If my neighbour's daughter is able to take the parcel, there is an added complication of her having to post it on to you at a cost (Sydney to Brisbane). Hence it may be simpler & not much more expensive for me to post it directly to you.

Any thoughts?

In the meantime I will I will parcel up the harness & tomorrow take it to my local Post Office to see what the very helpful lady says about the cost.

Ever thought of moving to Warwickshire....... ;-))

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Ha ha I was born and brought up in Burton On Trent and ended up in Northampton before emigrating, best thing we ever did :) Even bought my original "seven attempt" a Robin Hood from the Malvern Hills - wasn't that one a lemon :) Used to love (and am very jealous) that you can still visit the Stoneleigh kit car show, my next post covid trip back I will try to do that and Goodwood!

 Parcel her up off to post office.

 

Let me know your email address for the paypal and cost to post and itll be done straightaway, plus 25 to the prostate charity.

Oh Good beer too I miss that :)

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I went to school in Ashby-de-la-Zouch (lived near Coalville), there were lots of pupils from Burton direction (Swadlincote, Woodville, Moira, etc). My first 7 was a genuine Lotus series 3, bought in my final year at uni. I needed to borrow some money to complete the deal so I went to the bank manager & he said yes! It cost £300. I put it on the road after my finals, had a fantastic summer & then sold it Adrian Reynard for £400. I thought I'd done really well..... If only I'd had the space/money/foresight to store it. I returned to the fold in 2000 & have since done 6 seasons racing with the Grads - a fantastic experience. I could go on.......

Burton is no longer the centre of brewing beer, lots of micro-breweries around these days, fantastic choice & some 'interesting' names.

Parcel has been sent, it weighed in at 1.85Kg. The cost was £28.55. I described it as car parts, with a value of £20. I sent it standard delivery, the cheapest option, I hope it arrives safely. Fingers crossed, touch wood, rabbit's foot........

PM sent with my e-mail address

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Ashby I had a few months night shift packing biscuits at UB foods, have literally never touched a biscuit since :)

Yup resale is extraordinary when you compare them to the usual tin marketing hyped money pits that are called cars nowadays, I made about a 1k profit on my Robin Hood when I emigrated, then over here a big gap til 3 years ago got a westfield, spent a year renovating it and sold that for a 10k profit then got my current 7 - every other car (of zillions I seem to have owned) tank terribly and I wonder why i bothered looking after them fastidiously!

Great for you on the Grad program I watch the youtube here and it seems darn close racing indeed, I do a  few track days but lack the adventure/ balls/ talent to go out with a chunk of others racing hard :) However I have had a ball teaching police to drive here in their ludicrous commodore v8's etc.

Money across and charity done now.

Many thanks and great to chat brings back some lovely memories. Tim

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Paypal payment received - many thanks. Also, the PCR donation will be greatly appreciated.

I too worked a summer during the school holidays at UB, it put me off working in a factory, but I still eat biscuits. Small world.

If you fancy racing then do it!! No ifs or buts. I found it a fantastic experience. It's a shame you're not in the UK, I'd be signing you up for the Grads immediately. One of the many great things about the Grads is the level playing field. The spec of the cars is tightly controlled (sealed engines, control tyres/brakes, etc) to stop anyone with loads of money from buying an advantage. The rules are strictly enforced, the series has its own scrutineer (who can spot a transgression at 100 metres). There is still lots you can do with suspension set-up to tailor the car to your driving style. Maybe there is a similar, single make, series in Oz? As for driving ability, if you already do track days & teach the police you'd be on pole first time out! 

Best regards, Mark.