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  1. Week Beginning January 23, 2022 Regular standalone forum ads can be found here: Cars For Sale - USA7s NEW Stalker Brunton SuperStalker V6 Supercharged street legal! - cars & trucks -... (craigslist.org) Caterham INVENTORY (rockymountaincaterham.com) Caterham Lotus Super 7/Caterham Super 7 - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) REPEATS Mitsuoka Zero 7 (9) Marketplace - 1994 Lotus mitsuoka zero1 | Facebook Replica project (9) Marketplace - 1987 Lotus 7 | Facebook Caterham (9) Marketplace - 2008 Lotus Caterham R400 Superlight | Facebook Rotus 7 (9) Marketplace - 2000 Lotus Rotus Seven | Facebook Westfield Pre-Lit 1985 Westfield Lotus Roadster | Hemmings Caterham 2006 Caterham Super 7 Caterham Super Sprint 1700 | Hemmings Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus | Hemmings and here 1962 Lotus Super 7 | eBay Westfield 2016 Westfield Other | Hemmings.com Lotus 7 S1 1957 Lotus 7 | Hemmings.com Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Roadster | Hemmings Lotus 7 S4 71 Lotus Series 7 for Sale in LAKE LEELANAU, | RacingJunk Stalker Project Stalker AXR Roller with many extras for Sale in STAUNTON, VA | RacingJunk Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus Super 7 for Sale in CHATSWORTH, CA | RacingJunk Stalker 1962 Lotus SuperStalker Spec Sheet (race-cars.com) Replica LocostUSA.com • View topic - FS: Locost 7 turn key / street legal 14k Replica (9) Marketplace - 1974 Lotus - Chevy 7 | Facebook Caterham Caterham Inventory — Beachman Racing Diva 7 1957 Lotus Diva | eBay Replica Lotus 7 Clone/32 Ford - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) CANADA MCC 7 LocostUSA.com • View topic - MCC 7 for sale Caterham Caterham Canada - Caterham SV Hayabusa (7cars.ca) Westfield Manik Sportscars - Purveyor of Exotic Sportscars From Around The World (manikllc.com)
  2. Dyno results are always controversial. The 420 has a claimed 210hp at the flywheel. Caterham claims are sometimes "flexible" so that may be a factor here. Allow for 20-30% drive train loss is my usual consideration. Fuel octane used does influence the result. There is ALWAYS considerable variance based on the type of dyno, technician using it, etc. While yours is on the low end of what I would expect, it is within a range I would expect. Cylinder reading is where I would expect - I dont think your issue there. If you want to unlock hp the best way is to get it properly dyno tuned. The Caterham locked ECU tunes are very conservative and overly rich. That is expensive since you have to do a remote tune with SBD UK or buy a new unlocked ECU to have someone in the US do the tune but it works everytime - probably at least 20 more hp, better torque curve and a smoother engine response feel. @simon450 @sf4018 @SK400 Random ping as you are the only 3 I know who may have dyno'ed your 420's (before upgrades) so may have a dyno plot to answer this question.
  3. Calling @Astro Bob to the forum
  4. It is horrifically bumpy. Also hard to find reference points for Turns 1 and 17 - its this vast expanse of asphalt and there is a better (i.e. slightly smoother) line through there that you have to pick out. I have only driven there in a 1965 Mustang and it was fairly lively. Great video - one of the best I have seen for driving Sebring as you can see clearly what car and driver are doing at each point.
  5. I am disappointed. If you are going to make the comments then have the courage to stand behind them rather than point fingers elsewhere the moment you are challenged. For the record I was traveling all day and have not been in front of the computer since 4am Eastern today. One thing this specific thread of for sale posts has personally taught me over the 10 years it has been running, is that there is huge diversity of owners and their cars. I recognize se7en ownership is a broad church - it attracts a lot of different people with very personal likes and dislikes. Just because one person does not like something, another person most definitely will. Personally, I think the replica subject to discussion looks a lot better than say a Diva 7 or a Dutton 7 but thats me. I also respect the owner creating it has a lot more skill at building a car than I do. @w650gb500 - well said!
  6. Week Beginning January 16, 2022 Regular standalone forum ads can be found here: Cars For Sale - USA7s NEW Replica Marketplace - 1974 Lotus - Chevy 7 | Facebook REPEATS Westfield pre-lit 1985 Westfield Lotus Roadster | Hemmings Westfield 2016 Westfield Other | Hemmings.com Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus | Hemmings Caterham 2006 Caterham Super 7 Caterham Super Sprint 1700 | Hemmings Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Roadster | Hemmings Lotus 7 S1 1957 Lotus 7 | Hemmings.com Lotus 7A 1962 Lotus 7A Roadster | Hemmings Lotus 7 S4 71 Lotus Series 7 for Sale in LAKE LEELANAU, | RacingJunk Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus Super 7 for Sale in CHATSWORTH, CA | RacingJunk Stalker Roller project Stalker AXR Roller with many extras for Sale in STAUNTON, VA | RacingJunk Stalker 1962 Lotus SuperStalker Spec Sheet (race-cars.com) Rotus 7 Marketplace - 2000 Lotus Rotus Seven | Facebook Caterham Marketplace - 2008 Lotus Caterham R400 Superlight | Facebook Replica project Marketplace - 1987 Lotus 7 | Facebook Replica Marketplace - 1957 Lotus Elise Coupe 2D | Facebook Mitsuoka Zero Marketplace - 1994 Lotus mitsuoka zero1 | Facebook Stalker Marketplace - 1962 Lotus Elise Coupe 2D | Facebook Lotus 7 S2 and Caterham INVENTORY (rockymountaincaterham.com) Caterham Caterham Inventory — Beachman Racing Replica Lotus 7 Clone/32 Ford - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) Birkin Lotus Super 7, Birkin S3 - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) CANADA Caterham Hayabusa Caterham Canada - Caterham 1700 Super Sprint (Barn Find) (7cars.ca) Westfield Manik Sportscars - Purveyor of Exotic Sportscars From Around The World (manikllc.com) MCC 7 LocostUSA.com • View topic - MCC 7 for sale Deman SR7 2013 Deman SR7 - Lotus 7 Kit - Caterham CUSTOM | Cars & Trucks | Edmonton | Kijiji
  7. I think it is lots of track time that makes the A frame a risk. My A frame on the 420R broke at roughly 10,000 track miles. All high G loading tracks. I don't run with slicks but rather the Avon ZZS (it always rains in the UK so why bother with slicks). I do use the curbs which would not help. I also have the benefit of storing my car with a group of Caterhams which are even more heavily tracked than mine so I get to see and hear about more regular failure points on these cars under heavy track usage. This is a non-issue on road cars with mild track usage unless they were quite aged. Carl's car was extensively tracked by its previous owner so it is worth him checking for peace of mind.
  8. I know that but I thought it relevant that we identified a source for the photos being used pre-their current manipulation.
  9. Hi Carl - Yes - @sf4018did a replacement just recently. It did not break like mine but had bent out of true. He did a post somewhere on here.
  10. Some offline discussions with a few people overnight. #45 - originally Columbus Ohio Then it was up for sale at $24000: Superformance Owners Association ** FOR SALE SITE ** A video of the same car https://fb.watch/avJiZRSqjR/ It was then sold to an owner in Austin, Texas. That owner put it up for sale at some point. The photos posted above by @wyowill are lifted from the Texas for sale ad (with a later covering up of the license plate). Ad does not give me a date of listing (that I can work out) 2002 Lotus Seven by Superformance for sale: photos, technical specifications, description (topclassiccarsforsale.com)
  11. Calling @scannon Skip - Dan needs corrupting on the pros of a turbo Miata engine!
  12. Agree with you on option 2. Also just woke up and saw you have a boost gauge - I missed that enhancement in my earlier read An idea for the dash. Your problem is that there is a lot of flat black plastic. To give it some definition you could try to add a feature color to break up the black. For the shaped panel and/or the scallop underneath, get an upholsterer to find some matching tan vinyl or leather (to match the seats), edge it for a nice finish and then glue to the dash. The lighter color/different material might make it more interesting. Alternatively you could go for a brighter contrast in a silver vinyl and try the same idea. Test the idea with some colored paper to see if it works.
  13. I will add my penny's worth to this debate. 1) The photos are from an old ad as @mrmustang notes. Sellers frequently do reuse photos but it is a flag that becomes important if there are other flags. 2) The price is just way off - add $10K to get it into a reasonable price area. 3) If you are buying a seven you really need to inspect it in person. These are such unique vehicles that condition matters a lot and impacts the valuation greatly. 4) If you have any doubts about settling a transaction then insist on using an independent escrow service like escrow.com. That way someone independent is verifying if conditions of sale are met before releasing title or releasing funds. His proposed escrow service may just be a friend helping him. Your approach on wanting to see the car in person is the right one. If serious there will be a car to inspect. If not then the correspondence will peter out.
  14. Thank you for sharing. Photos 11 and 12 of your January 9 drive were my favorites. Winter is the always the best time of the year for views of Fuji. What was the temperature for your drive? Zero degrees celsius I guess?
  15. Week Beginning January 9, 2022 Happy New Year to everyone! Regular standalone forum ads can be found here: Cars For Sale - USA7s NEW Westfield pre-lit 1985 Westfield Lotus Roadster | Hemmings Lotus 7 S4 71 Lotus Series 7 for Sale in LAKE LEELANAU, | RacingJunk Replica Lotus 7 Clone/32 Ford - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) Birkin Lotus Super 7, Birkin S3 - cars & trucks - by owner - vehicle... (craigslist.org) REPEATS Caterham 2006 Caterham Super 7 Caterham Super Sprint 1700 | Hemmings Westfield Hemmings Auctions | 2016 Westfield Other Lotus 7 S1 Hemmings Auctions | 1957 Lotus 7 Lotus 7A 1962 Lotus 7A Roadster | Hemmings Stalker 1962 Lotus Super Seven Roadster | Hemmings Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus | Hemmings and here 1962 Lotus Super 7 | eBay Stalker 1962 Lotus SuperStalker Spec Sheet (race-cars.com) Stalker project Stalker AXR Roller with many extras for Sale in STAUNTON, VA | RacingJunk Lotus 7 S2 1962 Lotus Super 7 for Sale in CHATSWORTH, CA | RacingJunk Rotus 7 Marketplace - 2000 Lotus Rotus Seven | Facebook Mitsuoka Zero 7 Marketplace - 1994 Lotus mitsuoka zero1 | Facebook Replica Marketplace - 1957 Lotus Elise Coupe 2D | Facebook Replica project Marketplace - 1987 Lotus 7 | Facebook Caterham Marketplace - 2008 Lotus Caterham R400 Superlight | Facebook Replica Marketplace - 2020 Lotus 7 replica | Facebook Lotus 7 S2 and Caterham INVENTORY (rockymountaincaterham.com) Caterham Caterham Inventory — Beachman Racing CANADA Westfield Manik Sportscars - Purveyor of Exotic Sportscars From Around The World (manikllc.com) MCC 7 LocostUSA.com • View topic - MCC 7 for sale
  16. Mine moves within 12V to 13V range. Never known it to go above that other than the time the alternator was on its way out. How/where did you hook in the separate 12V battery?
  17. How does your wiring compare to the wiring diagram put out by the factory? Pages 216 and 217 have the Duratec harness for a 420.
  18. Check your earth. Thats the usual cause of a maxed out gauge.
  19. That is fairly bent - nicely caught before failure. The end outcome - the noise was the joints binding from the bent A frame.
  20. A cheaper variation of that idea would be to do the dash insets in leather that matches the seat upholstery. They are square shaped so easy to cut, edge with piping and then glue on.
  21. A few S4 related things located here for download, in case you have not found them already Lotus Seven - USA7s
  22. Welcome Phil! Looks like you have plenty to keep you out of mischief. I have always thought the S4 works best in darker colors. Your observation about the overly loud 1970s vintage colors is spot on - I am sure that contributed to the lack of affection at the time. The BRG with maybe a yellow nose band? You could have variations of that - maybe 1960s BRM F1 cars which had the very dark metallic green with a dark orange nose band. Or maybe the same era Reg Parnell team colors of dark blue-ish green with a dark maroon noseband? One thing I have seen on some NZ Steel Brothers versions of the S4 which I think works well is to paint the inset areas of the dash a matte black with the non-inset pieces of the dash then being body color. The dials then look good mounted on that.
  23. Thats a pretty accurate stick. Definitely Caterham SV. All the details match up. Definitely zetec or SVT zetec as the exhaust is the super long one with the integrated cat converter. Crossflows did not have that as they did not have to meet emissions. The side wing repeater blinkers were always included in the US kits but they were a UK SVA requirement so most did not make it on a US build car as it is just one more thing to go wrong. The wagon wheels were 2003-2005 area, maybe as late as 2006? The rubber looks like sumitomos which were common replacements for Avon CR500s once the original set wore out. Thats a very worthy project and worth a fair bit even in this state. Recommissioning something like this is lengthy - all engine and transmission fluids, suspension bushings, maybe the shocks, all new rubber, refurb brakes, replace all the hoses around the engine bay, test all the electrics and thats before you start the cosmetic stuff. Buts its all straightforward, just lots of little jobs. Congratulations on this find!
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