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    Hi all. I have been absent from this sight for many years and are returning to get up to date on what events and activities are going on. I have had my Leitch Super Sprint since 2005 and still enjoy it as much today as I did the first day I drove it. It has a Toyota 4AGE Silvertop 20 valve running the OE ECU. That took some figuring out 15 years ago I can tell you. Has a 5 speed and Toyota Corolla GTS rear end. I built the car after importing the body/frame from New Zealand. I later made the fold down top and aluminum doors for it. It has completed around 20,000 miles since hitting the pavement with quite a few of those completed in both Autocross and HSAX. Great and fun car. Glad to be back getting up to date.

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    Welcome back! The image issue is likely due to file size. Please see this how-to topic in the help section and PM me if that doesn't fix it. http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.p...rocess-amp-FAQ

    Thanks,
    John
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    Thanks for that. Got it.

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    Nice doors!

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    One of my favorite colors on a seven - the burgundy red really pops against the polished aluminium (using the Kiwi spelling/pronunciation). Great detailing with those doors and painted headlight bowls.

    I guess it was your DMV that made you insulate your exhaust that way?


    Does someone still sell Leitch Super Seven kits in the USA? Used to be Earley Motorsports but the website is no longer active.
    Mike
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    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
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    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post

    Does someone still sell Leitch Super Seven kits in the USA? Used to be Earley Motorsports but the website is no longer active.
    Hi. I am Graham Earley of Earley Motorsports. The Leitch is still available and able to be shipped to the US. Barry (Leitch) still builds a great kit as well as restoring many other old race cars etc. Have a look at their site here: Leitch Motorsport & Restoration | or barry@leitchmotorsport.com

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    Ooh, I see he makes a 23B kit too. That would be fun!
    Jon
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    My Seven keeps some pretty good company out in the shop. Visible are 1971 Lotus 61 (Black), 1967 LeGrand MK6 Formula B (white), 1981 Zink Z16 (red). Also a couple of bikes not visible, 1971 Kawasaki 500 Mach III triple and a 1985 Yamaha VMax. I have a very understanding wife.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi7 View Post
    Hi. I am Graham Earley of Earley Motorsports. The Leitch is still available and able to be shipped to the US. Barry (Leitch) still builds a great kit as well as restoring many other old race cars etc. Have a look at their site here: Leitch Motorsport & Restoration | or barry@leitchmotorsport.com

    Hi Graham - that was a coincidence as I had no idea of your identity. I guess you stopped doing the US distribution at some point and Leitch went direct distribution?

    How many Leitch Super Sevens are stateside from your estimate? They have a great reputation in NZ and Oz and would deserve to do well here.

    cheers
    mike
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


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    I am not too sure Mike as far as 7s go. There are a few Lotus 23B copies and Brabham BT21s Barry has built over here in the states. And that doesn't count the numerous cars shipped to him from the US to have restorations completed (McLarens, LeGrand, etc).

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