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.
Avon Tyre information
Building a Seven? - An action that should be prioritised before building up the engine bay.
Chapter and verse on Avon ACB10s
Which way round do I fit my Avon ACB10s ?
In short the Avon Racing authorised version states:
In the begining the world was created and God saw that it was good. Then he invented motorsports and it was OK.
Coventry Climax Engine
Climax, an engine to be proud of
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 EU2 Engine Loom
A little while ago I redrafted the Caterham K Series EU3 Wiring Diagram. Recently I have been involved with helping a number of people with EU2 engine wiring issues and have discovered several problems with the published K Series EU2 Wiring Diagram, some of which were common to the work I did on the EU3 loom.
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:
Disconnecting the battery
When disconnecting the battery before commencing work on the car, you should disconnect the negative, black lead first, here's why:
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.
The answer to most electrical problems is to start by checking the earths in the car. The battery is usually connected to the engine by an earthing strap and the engine is separately connected to the car chassis by a further strap.
Fuel Pump Diagnostics using an Oscilloscope
Whilst trying to track down a fuel pressure issue on my 1.8K Series VVC, I came across some interesting techniques you can use to diagnose the health of a fuel injection pump in situ with an oscilloscope.
Gearbox oil filler / dipstick modification
This a DIY version of the Quaife Type 9 top cover that I first saw on Guy Lowe's gearbox. It makes it much easier to check and top up the gearbox oil level.