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  1. #861
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    SENC,

    Welcome aboard! Great looking ride. Good group here of diverse owners with a wealth of knowledge. Start a new thread dedicated to your car so we can follow the progress...and more pics, please.
    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.

  2. #862
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    For a stunning moment, I thought you may have purchased my first seven from Oz but then I read you said it was "unmolested" and figured it could not be my old car as mine had a few "encounters" in some vintage races. Dad used to call it 'Elvis' because it had so many hits.

    Congratulations on your purchase! Summer will be here soon.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    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
    and another project car coming....

  3. #863
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    Congratulations. Sweet classic you got there.

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    Hi all, mdork here. Cool to see this long-running thread...some members would have seen their kids grow up and graduate from university since those early posts. I'm excited to join the USA7s community, and specifically the Seattle contingent. I've ordered a 420R SV kit from Bruce @ Beachman Racing with a production date in mid-November and plans to build at home with my kids (and my pops) as a fun winter project.

    I've been a lifelong driving enthusiast and had my first seat time in a Caterham in November 2015 for a track day at Thunderhill West thanks to a wonderful friend who offered to share seat time in his 7 for the day. It was an unforgettable experience, topped a few years later with the same friend in the same car at Laguna Seca. The purity of the 7, and the joy experienced when driving, never left the back of my mind and experiencing lightweight cars became a priority. I had the chance to own a Lotus Elise Cup 250 for a few years while living in the UK, along with a weekend hire of a SV-chassis 360R. While the Elise was incredibly competent and an instrument of precision, the weekend seat time in the 360R reminded me of the playful nature of the 7. The Elise is objectively *better*, but the Caterham is just more fun. Despite having been on "the list" for a Porsche 718 Spyder for almost 3 years, I dropped my deposit and refocused my attention to acquiring a Caterham once I returned to the US. Big thanks to Bruce @ Beachman Racing for his patience with all my questions and in securing the build slot. I will start a new thread once my kit arrives.

    Long story longer, I am really thankful for this community of owners as I'm sure I'll be leaning on a few of you as I go through my build process. I've dropped a few photos below in an attempt to make this intro more interesting to look at. Look forward to hopefully meeting some of the Seattle folks (and beyond) once the world gets a bit more normal...

    First drive in a 7 on a chilly November morning at Thunderhill


    UK Caterham hire at The All England Lawn Tennis club.


    Spending time @ Caterham heaven in Crawley to try to sort colors and options...


    My Daytona Blue Elise Cup 250 (sadly not able to bring back to the US)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdork View Post
    Hi all, mdork here. Cool to see this long-running thread...some members would have seen their kids grow up and graduate from university since those early posts. I'm excited to join the USA7s community, and specifically the Seattle contingent. I've ordered a 420R SV kit from Bruce @ Beachman Racing with a production date in mid-November and plans to build at home with my kids (and my pops) as a fun winter project.
    Welcome to the Seattle area Caterham community. We have an enthusiastic loose knit group that seems vaguely centered through Beachman Racing. We look forward to hearing the progress of your new 7. And, of course, meeting you.
    2012 CSR 260, registered as a 1966 Super 7

    Still in the massive grin stage. Damn bugs!

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    I am new to the Forum.
    i am in the process of building a Birkin S3..... BIY 1902....
    which fellow Birkin owners may recognize as being an OLD car...
    yup... circa 2003.... 17 years old...and hasnít been on the road yet! I am the third owner.. with each having done a little and then let it gather dust. I am at least partly responsible for that, as I have had it gathering dust for 5 years in my garage... BUT no more!.... I am now retired and essentially working on it full time.
    mechanically it is pretty much together... just in the process of installing a painless wiring system to hook up all the sparky bits.
    Does anyone know if Slomove still reads the forum? Or how I would get gold of him to ask him some questions about his wiring diagram? There is an anomaly between his fuse layout and his wiring diagram re headlights?
    the one I am looking at is circa 2004... as the yahoo Birkin group seems to have disappeared with all knowledge gone,
    I wonder if anyone has any other info with regard to this wiring?
    thank you muchly in advance for any help getting this baby fired up

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    Hi and welcome.

    Photos are much appreciated to help tell the story!

    Do you have any questions about possible options on the new build? Whether it be aero screen, weather proofing (PNW after all), etc
    2001 Caterham Superlight R

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    Good know we'll have another se7en in the Seattle area. Mdork are you on the Eastside or Seattle side of the lake?

    That yellow Caterham looks very familiar. By any chance is it Tom J's car?

    Thanks,
    John
    '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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clarko View Post
    Does anyone know if Slomove still reads the forum? Or how I would get gold of him to ask him some questions about his wiring diagram? There is an anomaly between his fuse layout and his wiring diagram re headlights?
    It looks like Gert hasn't been on the forum since last summer. Try sending him a PM which should trigger an email alert. If he doesn't get back to you, let me know and I'll see if I can put you in touch.

    -John
    '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

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCh View Post
    It looks like Gert hasn't been on the forum since last summer. Try sending him a PM which should trigger an email alert. If he doesn't get back to you, let me know and I'll see if I can put you in touch.

    -John
    Thanks John.. I will do.

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