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Graham Vingoe's Caterham 7 Hill Climb

Caterham 6 speed with Tracsport modifications 

Just to say 'thanks' for the gearbox upgrade and the excellent advice / Customer service:


I had my Caterham 6 Speed gearbox refreshed and upgraded by Steve at SP components – what an improvement! Although the gearbox had only covered 23,000 miles I found that gear selection was becoming a bit hit 'n miss – Steve recommended a refresh with a lighter lay gear (0.8 kg) and a slightly stronger selection spring to centralise the gear selection on the 3rd / 4th gear plane and several other modifications.

The car is used for sprinting and hillclimbing and after the engine / gearbox upgrade the results were very good for an old-timer:


2014 Hillclimb results:


·         11 x First in class, 3 x Second in class.

·         4th overall in the 2014 Wiscombe Hillclimb Championship

·         7th overall in the 2014 Association of South West Motor Clubs (ASWMC) Championship.

·         Class record holder at Manor Farm Hillclimb.


2014 Sprint Results:


·         Bristol Motor Club / Llandow Sprint – First in class

·         Woolbridge / Clay Pigeon Sprint – First in class

·         Torbay MC / Clay Pigeon Sprint – Second in class


Note how quick the 2nd to 3rd gearchange is at 44 seconds into the video - this used to be my achilles heel and sometimes ended up in 5th. After the gearbox refresh I never missed a gearchange all season.


Once again – Many thanks to Steve and SP Components

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