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  1. Your car should be closed PCV. I think you're probably good to go. Just take all your paperwork. When's your appointment? I'm sure I speak for all the people on this thread when I wish you GOOD LUCK.
  2. Looks promising. I spoke to Ron Edmonson last Thursday. He said they were supposed to have a meeting with ARB that afternoon and he would call me back to let me know how it went. Haven't heard back from him yet. I'll keep pestering him.
  3. Maybe I should have been more clear. Has anyone ever modified a 7 that is Left Hand Drive to make it Right Hand Drive? I'm thinking of moving back to the UK and I love my current Caterham which is LHD
  4. I think I already know the answer. But has anyone ever changed a LHD 7 over to RHD?
  5. Congratulations on your purchase. Ultralight is IMHO the only 7 variant that's possibly better than a Caterham. As far as registration is concerned SB100 has become tricky in California as I'm sure you've read. But I think not being a "Caterham" might work in your favor. SB100 is going to take you some time and it's kind of a pain, but if you're patient it's doable Since you mentioned Topanga I'm going to assume you're in the LA area. I recommend you use the Thousand Oaks DMV. They have a reputation for being hip to SB100. Please keep us all updated with your progress. Good luck!
  6. Anywhere from next day to never! Sorry mate
  7. The unfortunate thing is it seems that since Covid the CARB has got involved and put the kibosh on Caterhams. There are many 7's in California trying to get registered under SB100 (myself included) and it's just not happening. Please prove me wrong
  8. KnifeySpoony. Good luck with your SB100. It's not been good for Caterhams in California post Covid. It seems to go fine until you get to the Referee Station visit. We're all puling for you. Please update us on your experiences.
  9. I've not seen anything in writing about "new rules" I have heard that there was an issue with companies scooping up SB100 sequence numbers. Not sure how much truth there is to that.
  10. Tom. That's great! You got someone to talk to. If you don't mind sharing the number that would be great. Please keep us posted on how things go
  11. The weird thing is, I've heard lots of people being told stuff by DMV or BAR but nothing seems to be in writing! My understanding of SB100 is: 1/ The car is sold as a kit. 2/ The engine is sold separately. 3/ The kit is built and the engine is installed. I don't see anywhere where it says you can't install the same engine in all the kits. I don't see where it says you can't pay someone to build the kit! Apparently Caterham has also come under scrutiny because it sells complete cars in England. I think one of the situations that stirred this up is companies that build the kit, install the engine and THEN sell it complete to the public who then tries to register it as a kit! I understand that there's other manufacturers caught up in this mess. I hear Morgan imports rolling chassis and then installs the engines and registers them as kit cars.
  12. Since I'm presently one of the people caught up in the California SB100 clusterf*ck! A thought crossed my mind. My daughter is a student at Portland State University. She will be going back to in person classes in September and will have a Portland address. She already has an Oregon drivers license. I'm thinking of "giving" the car to her (she's going to get it when I die) and registering it in Oregon. Has anyone here registered a Caterham in Oregon and what's involved? Cheers John Norris
  13. Here's my story. I bought my first Caterham in 2009 it was a 91 from Michigan. I registered it in California through SB100, but when the economy slowed down I had to sell it in 2012. In 2018 I retired and bought my second Caterham, a 2001 with a Zetec. The car of my dreams! It was already registered in California, but as a "Caterham" not "SPCNS" as it should. The problem with that is it required smog test every two years. Obviously that was not going to work. But I loved the car and have done SB100 before so I set about getting it registered correctly. I live near the Thousand Oaks DMV office which is good because they have a good reputation re SB100. I went through all the steps, Brake & Light, VIN verification, Letter from Caterham stating it was sold as a kit, Sequence number (007) etc. Finally needed a visit to the Referee Station for smog, got a date of March 16th 2020, that's when lockdown happened so I passed on that! Later I got scheduled for a "Virtual smog" and sent them all the paperwork they required (11 pages) That's when the fun began. I kept emailing them what they asked for and when I did hear from them I'd call and they'd say "We got your email but not the attachment! Try it again" First of all it was "VREF1@foundationccc.org" Then "VREF2@foundationccc.org" Then "VREF3@foundationccc.org" All with the same response "We didn't get the attachments" The last email address they gave me was for Ronald Edmondson, the Region 2 manager of the smog check program. He called me back with the same story about not getting my attachments. As a last resort I tried again, this time from my Gmail account and he called back to say he got it and would send it on to the BAR and get back to me. About two weeks later he called and said "BAR has rescinded my application for SB100 because my car was originally registered as a complete car not a kit" The interesting thing is, nothing in writing and after many requests they won't tell me who I need to contact to appeal their decision. I thought it was just me, but I'm glad to see I'm not alone. Also apparently there's a bunch of Morgan owners in the same boat. Depends who I speak to. Apparently the problem is caused by companies that sell built kit cars and registering them under SB100 and that's got California Air Resources Board involved. Sorry for the long rambling reply. John Norris
  14. Hey George. Congratulations on your new Super 7 purchase. A great looking car. What a great way to start the New Year!
  15. It's surely a nice car! Whoever wins this is going to enjoy it. I was wondering about a solid axle car with a 5 speed? I thought they all had 4 speeds
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