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Thread: Just saying hi...

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2020

    Default Just saying hi...

    I've only recently found USA7's (I can't see how I missed the site previously) and signed-up in the last week. I'm actually UK based but I hope that won't count against me too much as I know forums to be a great way to share experience and experiences, irrespective of location.

    By way of background I have been a serial owner of Caterham Sevens since 1997 and currently own an R500D (which is brilliant on track, but maybe a touch too one-dimensional for more general use) and also a CSR260 which is a bit of a project car (bought last year in need of some tlc) which I hope will prove to be a great on-road Seven.

    I'm a long-standing, keen member of L7C in the UK and have been involved in organising that Club's trackday programme in recent years - still a passion! But more generally I very much enjoy general blatting (particularly with like-minded and like-equipped companions) and simply spending time in and around these great little cars.

    Looking forward to joining-in as best I can from across the water.

    Last edited by Shortshift; 05-20-2020 at 09:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2020


    Great to hear from you, James!

    Stay safe, from the virus and on the road and track!
    1987 Caterham 1700 Supersprint
    2002 Porsche Boxster
    2004 Porsche Boxster S
    1941 Dodge Luxury Liner
    2009 Mercedes CLK 350 Cabriolet
    2017 Chevrolet Volt

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2006


    Welcome James! The only folks we don't welcome are the se7enless spammers who keep trying to bust their way in here (hence the reason you were initially moderated). I'd love to hear more about the CSR260 project. What are your plans? Any pictures?

    '95 Westfield SEiW w/2.0L Duratec
    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
    Throttle Steer

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2018
    Albany, NY



    We could use a set of boots on the ground on the other side of the pond to source some hard to find parts!
    2001 Caterham Superlight R

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2009


    Welcome aboard James! Hope you can now see the links I shared with you earlier!

    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A
    1982 Ferrari 400i
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic
    and another project car coming....

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Seattle area


    Welcome, nice to see another CSR on here.
    2012 CSR 260, registered as a 1966 Super 7

    Still in the massive grin stage. Damn bugs!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Arkansas and . . .


    Welcome aboard, James. Great group here.
    Stalker V8, chassis #85

    Stalker Chassis #85 Build Gallery
    Stalker Chassis #85 Owner Thread

    Get up in the morning and give the day your very best. You donít get it back.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    May 2020


    Thanks for the welcome, guys, and in particular to Mike (Croc) for not only helping to get me sorted here but also for sending me separately some links and information on his CSR exploits (and aspirations).

    I'll certainly get some photos together and post those here to add some pictorial interest. Give me a few days.

    And I might have given the wrong impression (as in, oversold!) when I said that I had bought my CSR as a project car. I can see now that this conjures up images of converting it into a fire-breathing monster but the reality is far more prosaic - turning a tatty and untidy car into something that looks and drives more like a new one. A few tweaks and mods along the way, and I'm nearly there - with budget blown as usual. Will provide some more detail when I attach some photos, later, in case any of it is of interest.

    And picking up on the comment about parts - yes, there's a thriving cottage industry and several lively private sales sites/marketplaces for all parts Caterham here in the UK. Not sure how it would go with shipping to the US but if people are really in need of help or stuck then I'd be very happy to see what I could do to help.

    Last edited by Shortshift; 05-22-2020 at 12:45 AM.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006


    I like: "budget blown as usual"! We all understand that sentiment. FWIW: I read your "project car" plan exactly as you intended: bringing a tatty worn out CSR back to life. I look forward to the pics.
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Type R, sold
    '19 Miata Clubsport

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