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    Default Series 1 on back road

    Just joined USA7s, happy to be a member. Bought a 1958 S1 this Summer and having great fun driving and working on it. I clamped a GoPro to the roll bar a few weeks after getting it and drove on the road to a really small town (the mayor is a dog) Rabbit Hash Kentucky. I'm in Cincinnati, across the river. The engine is a FWE Climax, dual H4 SUs. The wine is from the straight cut gears.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbY4rrk_ST4

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    Welcome! Can't wait to see how to get wine from gears, will save me a lot of $$$!

    ...Back after watching - beautiful car, sounds great, and fun road! Well done!
    Last edited by SENC; 12-29-2020 at 08:25 PM.
    Henry
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    Thats exactly the type of backroad drive I like! Great car and great video.

    Lots of members here are in Cinncinnati.
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
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    Great video! I'd love to see some more photos of the car when you get a chance.

    -John
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    That’s great! Welcome and thank you for posting the video!
    Jon
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    Great video! Great car! Great roads! I posted about traveling through Rabbit Hash in my then street legal Caterham on this very Forum, back in '08.
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
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    Default Thank You for the "Welcomes", I attached a few pictures.

    I attached a few pictures. The car started it's life in Burbank CA with a pilot who raced at Willow Springs and Riverside. He enlisted Max Balchowsky to "upgrade" the side valve 100E Ford to a Lancia V6 with full Nardi kit, like 150HP or whatever, whoa. Apparently could stay with most except over 100 on the straights when the the lack of aerodynamics caused "issues".
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    Thanks Henry!

    Steve

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    Thanks Mike!

    You have a great bunch of cars!

    Steve

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    Thanks John!

    Attached a few and will snap a few more when the sun shines. Been busy working on restoring a few things these last few months and excited to get it out.

    Steve

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