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    Default 2004 WCM S2K for sale by editor of our Super Seven Manual

    My 2004 WCM S2K Super Seven is for sale. This is an extreme performance vehicle, comparable to the 260 HP Cosworth-massaged Caterham SVR. The factory Wilwood brakes are phenomenal, and I have spent years dialing in the suspension, fuel, lube and other systems. The car's miniscule weight of 1,250 pounds is propelled through six gears by an all-aluminum 243 HP, 9,000 RPM, Formula One-derived Honda S2000 engine. 0 to 60 arrives in just over 3 seconds, insuring that you will not be shamed at streetlights by anything less than a Dodge Demon - and if you meet that Demon on a road course, it's arrivederci, baby!

    My Seven is a full roadster, with individual windscreens and no top. ​ T​he ​​S2000 engine and trans ​have recorded​ 13,000 miles from new.
    The Subaru WRX rear suspension was upgraded to a 3.9:1 ratio LSD. Every brace and suspension mod recommended by the manufacturer has been installed, plus a complete new set of nylon and teflon heim joints, new uprated Moog ball joints and both bump-steer mods. Also fitted is a rear-mounted 3-quart Canton Accusump, which pre-oils the motor upon startup and adds oil if the pump cavitates in long turns. The engine is equipped with a Moroso baffled 7 quart aluminum oil sump - including the Accusump and lines, over 10 quarts of Amsoil racing synthetic 20W50 oil are available to the motor (Amsoil used exclusively since new). Also installed is a rear-mounted two-gallon anti-surge fuel system, so the engine cannot starve for fuel in long sweepers. Both the aforementioned fuel and oil systems, plus the mounting bracket, are aluminum for weight savings. ALL fuel and oil lines are stainless steel braided with -AN fittings. The new PIAA 525 halogen headlights with high and low beams and LED running lights are incredible - I have seen them reflected over a mile away. The exhaust system was cat-deleted and ceramic-coated last year. Note the GoPro camera mount on the roll bar. The driveshaft is new. The Toyo R888 rubber is excellent. Not shown in the photos are new carbon fiber aero-style side view mirrors, and a 170 degree field-of-vision stalk-mounted center mirror - over $700 in mirrors. The steering wheel is detachable Sparco and horns are FIAMM air (Ferrari sound). I recently installed an improved AEM System ECU and dyno-tuned the motor. The cost was $1,600, and including the cat delete, the engine gained 6 HP over stock to 243. Car has been corner-weighted and aligned every spring by the best - Charlie at Auto Europe in Birmingham MI, using their four-wheel laser alignment rack.

    The car has been stored in a heated garage, and never driven in rain or snow. I am the second owner.

    The sale also includes a a set of mid-life Hoosier slicks mounted on Black Diamond 10" W x 15" D lightweight steel racing wheels.

    For the Californians among us, this car has a standard Michigan title indicating year and make "1966 LOTUS", so tailpipe or other emissions tests should not be required to acquire plates.


    And since I am editor, the sale will most assuredly also include a copy of the "WCM S2K & Other Sevens Maintenance & Upgrade Manual", a 190 page master plan for modding and maintaining this awesome sports car.

    Following are some older photos. I will add new images in the following weeks. I will also provide additional details in subsequent posts. $32,000. PS - I will continue to edit and distribute our manual, even if I am without a Super Seven for a while:



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    Last edited by Bruce K; 11-16-2017 at 11:52 AM.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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    best of luck Bruce. S2k's seem to get snatched up fairly quickly. i hope this one comes to the north east!
    Roman

    WCM S2k Ultralite , formerly miatalite.

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    Thanks, Roman.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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    Beautifully presented. Great color choice for the car - it goes so well with the shape of the body.
    Mike

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    Thanks for the compliment. When I picked up the car in Virginia from the original purchaser, it was 10 o'clock at night, and the color reminded me of washed-out robin's egg blue. The next day, when I dropped the trailer loading ramp and brought out the car, I was flabbergasted - in the daylight the color was perfect, with just enough metallic. Going down the road, she looks like a high blue sky with no clouds.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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    Good luck with the sale... one of the most dialed in S2Ks out there!
    .



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    2008 Ultralite S2K
    2016 Mazda CX-5
    2008 Volvo C30
    2005 Mini Cooper
    1999 Miata
    1967 Chevy C10

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    Thanks, Mondo. Since I purchased my vintage 911, I've decided I must learn how to drive a rear-weight-bias car. My 911 provides a driving experience in many ways similar to my Super Seven - light chatty steering; instant turn-in; gut-wrenching braking; 0 to 60 in just over 3 seconds. But there's also that big supercharged motor hanging out over the rear axle, which has earned these cars the sobriquet "widowmaker". I've got to learn how to handle the oversteer, or get used to facing oncoming traffic at the local track! So, I will sell my magnificent Super Seven and purchase an older unmodified 911 that I can risk at the track. My vintage Porsche was so beautifully constructed, and so recently completed, I cannot risk running her into the armco. Here's a photo:
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    Last edited by Bruce K; 11-15-2017 at 03:07 PM.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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    I like how you roll.
    What are the tire sizes on your Ultralite-they look huge.
    I think the fastest car I have ever driven was Romans Ultralight, and that was just poking around near the paddock.
    Love your hot rod 911, but am also pretty smitten by the green 356 next to it! I am 70+ years old and Lotus 7's and Porsche 356's were my "gateway" cars in my early teens. I still cant get them out of my head....
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car

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    Thanks, Kitkat. You don't write like you're 70+ - probably don't drive like it, either. My wheels are the stock 17" diameter units provided by Lorren, and the widths are 7.5" front and 9.5" rear. The tire sizes are 225/45 on the front and 275/35x17 rear. More info regarding workable tire sizes and wheel offsets and diameters is available in the manual.

    The car has a Michigan title and license plate, and displays excellent street manners - in fact, it provides a better boulevard ride than my old Jag XKE. Though eminently tractable, these cars are cunningly fast, both in a straight line and on the track. I attend one or two HPDE track events a year to maintain my driving skills. At one event, I ran 6 consecutive laps with a race-only monster Vette. We ran so close, the lead car was blue-flagged every lap, and had to exchange positions with the follower. The most fun I ever had while wearing pants. And that guy had to read my license plate every time I passed him: "SUPER7"!

    The 356's are really pretty, in a jelly-bean sort of way. However, I can't get past the 64 horses. Well, yes I can, in less than one second, and that's the problem - no torque thrills, momentum driving only. I feel the same way about the old Mini-Coopers as you do about the 356's. But if you drive a vintage 1275 Mini, your memory won't line up with the experience - it's nimble, but not nearly as quick to accelerate or brake as your remembered. And it pushes way more than a modern Mini.
    Last edited by Bruce K; 10-20-2017 at 11:02 AM.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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    Default Here's some trackside photos of the blue 2004 WCMS2K for sale for $29,000

    These images show the new center-mounted 170 degree field-of-vision carbon fiber center and matching side view racing mirrors. You can also clearly see the laser-cut Super Seven logo on the grill, obtained from our member in Australia. I welded the logo onto the grill, then had the entire assembly polished and powder-coated:



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    Last edited by Bruce K; 10-26-2017 at 06:42 PM.
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, transverse & differential brace upgrades, twin-pump anti-surge fuel cell, Mugen baffled oil sump, Canton oil accumulator
    1982 Porsche 930 "Flachbau" with Kremer 935 "Le Mans" slopenose, built G50 trans, supercharged 964 motor, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX:
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, race suspension, big Wilwood brake kit
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, Proalloy Chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged,
    Yokohamas
    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, BRG with sea green interior

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


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