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  1. Having driven the full range of Caterhams over...

    Having driven the full range of Caterhams over the years, the sweet road/track spot is the 420. It has enough power for the track without being boring and not too much power on the road to be...
  2. Pretty sure with your driving ability and engine...

    Pretty sure with your driving ability and engine hp that won’t happen but I had fun poking a bear!!!!
  3. John - nothing stopping you other than no...

    John - nothing stopping you other than no mirrors. How will you know everyone is lined up behind you waiting for a point by? :-p
  4. Given you are swapping sevens at a high rate,...

    Given you are swapping sevens at a high rate, this will not be your last. What will you be buying 4 weeks from now?
  5. Most people have more issues with motion sickness...

    Most people have more issues with motion sickness when they are being a passenger. Unusual in that yours is the other way around.
  6. Worst case is that you leave it at my garage and...

    Worst case is that you leave it at my garage and we sort out recovery later. There is always a plan.
  7. I’m just happy that Yellowss7 has gone on an...

    I’m just happy that Yellowss7 has gone on an Alaskan cruise otherwise this spat could turn into a real food fight!
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    Quite a lot surfaced for sale this week. ...

    Quite a lot surfaced for sale this week.



    NEW

    Lotus 7 S2
    http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/lotus/1557321710/1557321710ss.htm
  9. No not really. I am used to those having a panic...

    No not really. I am used to those having a panic realization on the first day that they have out of date belts, out of date helmet, worn bearings, etc and failed tech. Phone calls at 2pm the day...
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    Have you ever completed a full lap without...

    Have you ever completed a full lap without spinning? Hypothetically....

    :jester:
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    Sense? Hello? Bob talks to a stuffed duck and...

    Sense? Hello? Bob talks to a stuffed duck and Pee Wee Herman and drives a seven! Sounds like a particularly right blend of crazy to me...
  12. Should be room. CSL is at the engine builder in...

    Should be room. CSL is at the engine builder in North Carolina. Ferrari will be sent to Wil's for its long planned repaint and more fettling. Range Rover is headed to Vermont. Blue Holden is...
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    I swapped emails with him two weeks back on a few...

    I swapped emails with him two weeks back on a few things. All was good based on that exchange.
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    Updated list for this week. NEW Wharton 7...

    Updated list for this week.


    NEW

    Wharton 7
    https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/mld/cto/d/hollywood-lotus-7-replica/6902046756.html
  15. I just checked the site to see who registered. ...

    I just checked the site to see who registered. So far we have:

    1. Tom G
    2. Me
    3. Tom C (Mr. Birkin USA)
    4. Graham (Fast G)
    5. Blake
    6. Scott L (915n14 or something like that)
    7. Mike M....
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    The Datsun A series engine was actually derived...

    The Datsun A series engine was actually derived from the 1960s BMC A series that used to be in minis and a whole host of British period classics. Datsun bought it under license.

    I had an A15 in...
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    The item you quoted me on was an auction that has...

    The item you quoted me on was an auction that has now ended and is relisted here:
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/223532240562?ViewItem=&vxp=mtr&item=223532240562

    Compare photos - dull patinated bare...
  18. Thread: New 7 owner

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    Congratulations Andy. Given you now have a K...

    Congratulations Andy. Given you now have a K series engined seven you will probably want to access the technical resources of Blatchat website with the Lotus 7 Club of UK. The only other K series...
  19. No I thought that was passe - a bit old...

    No I thought that was passe - a bit old generation. So I settled for elegant pirouettes executed with panache.

    :cooldude:
  20. And courtesy of Simon450 on this forum who...

    And courtesy of Simon450 on this forum who checked on this with Caterham UK this morning, they recommend replacing the A frame and radius arms each year if you do a lot of track work.

    For the...
  21. Breezy - Just for clarity, the articles you link...

    Breezy - Just for clarity, the articles you link are for the de Dion tube. While this had a bad batch series of failures a little while back, it is not the A frame part that failed for me. The A...
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    Like his owner, the stuffed shirt? :seeya:

    Like his owner, the stuffed shirt? :seeya:
  23. Andy - its a stock 420R SV. Stock bushings from...

    Andy - its a stock 420R SV. Stock bushings from the factory. No modifications from standard that would otherwise stress out the suspension. Standard Avon ZZS 13 inch tires/Caterham wheels.

    A...
  24. The crack definitely started off weld - almost...

    The crack definitely started off weld - almost opposite it. At the weld point it was all fresh metal fracture. So I and the professional mechanics present believe the weld was not a contributing...
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    Hillman! LMAO!

    Hillman! LMAO!
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