|Broken Caterham Carbon Cycle Wing
- A new carbon cycle wing from Caterham link here
- A tube of Teroson 9220
- Some IVA trim (I had some left over from the build)
- Some heat shrink, superglue and some general tools
|Indicator wiring removed / cut
|Teroson 9220 used to secure the wing is reassuringly difficult to remove
|Rear of wing stay quite bent
Having tried using some force to bend the wing stay back into place, it just wouldn't work - I needed a bit more torque... So I managed to build this extended lever which slotted into the wing stay, but used most of my 175 piece 'professional' Halfords toolkit!
|Quite a few tools used to make up this extension - but worked a treat!
|Wheel fitted to check wing stay tubes aligned properly
|Superglue is the 'substance of choice' to ensure the IVA trim adheres (according to Derek Howlett)
|New carbon cycle wing with IVA trim fitted
|Bighead fasteners tie-wrapped to wing stay tube
|Bighead fasteners on cycle wing with silicone adhesive drying
|Teroson 9220 used to bond wing to wing stay - when dry it forms a very tough rubber
|Teroson applied and dried - just need to cut cable ties
|Indicator gasket makes the perfect mask - just make sure you put it on the correct way around!
- The correct way to fit the indicator is with the bulge forwards
- Extend the indicator wire (from the wing-stay side not the indicator) and before refitting the wing (soldering with the wing in place is awkward)
- Make sure you thread the wires through the rubber gasket before soldering back together... Trust me it's annoying having to undo it all again (twice! ha ha!)
- Trim the top of the screw (circled below) to stop it piercing the live wire - as this was the cause of a breakdown when I first got the car.
|Indicator refitted along with wiring - cut the top off the screw highlighted to stop it piercing and shorting
|New carbon cycle wing fitted and indicator working - job done.