|My academy car having passed it's IVA waiting at Caterham south for me to come back from my holiday!
|Inertia cut out switch disabled and removed - oh and I've fitted a 'race' brake reservoir cap
|Fire extinguisher connected and boot foot taped
|Front and rear towing straps fitted by Caterham
|Rivetted Front Wings
|FIA Rain light fitted
|LED Mini Blade Fuses
A bit of an odd one - but the oil breather tank gets quite pressurised, and sometimes worries owners as if the engine is overfilled with oil this breather tank can fill with quite alot of oil and crud and become emulsified... Anyway, to reduce pressure build up it's recommended to drill four holes in the cap to allow the pressure to vent.
|Oil breather tank cap with four holes drilled into the top to reduce pressure build up
|Oil dipstcik secured using a tie wrap to prevent unwanted oil going EVERYWERE in the engine bay
|Handbrake lever taped over
|RAL 1016 SPA side mirrors on Caterham Academy car
|SPA side mirror fitted to windscreen sanction
|SPA centre mirror fitted to roll cage using a DPR mirror mount
|Tape fitted to windscreen and roll cage to limit water on the inside of the windscreen
Below is a picture of the VBOX which I've installed in the passenger footwell, and used some corrugated tubing to keep all the wires etc safe and nicely routed.
|VBOX HD2 in Caterham passenger footwell with corrugated tubing keeping everything neat and tidy
|VBOX Timer cable fitted through scuttle
|Roll Cage Padding (partially) fitted - must change the colour of the tape!
- Finish roll cage padding
- Fit decals (to be supplied this weekend by Caterham)
- Make my 'resin bead' seat.... Given the cost for a resin bead seat is around £900, and the kit plus bits is about £400, I've decided to give this a go myself (with no prior experience) so will be blogging about how easy / hard this is...
|Pretty much race ready Caterham Academy car