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Great Job on the build and a great job on keeping us all informed with your pictures and dialog.

 

I guess I had better finish up on my 30 year restoration project on my 49 International KB2. Mind you I did have a few interruptions during those years.

 

All the best and now you can enjoy.

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Congrats on getting the car running and on the road! Curious as to what your car's weight ended up being. Mine is 1356 lbs with a full tank.

 

Cornerweights with 200lbs driver weight and full tank:

 

LF 373

RF 326

LR 464

RR 400

 

I'm not ignoring you, Suspension Man keeps forgetting to get the exact numbers to me. I'm doing the carpet & vinyl interior parts now. What a huge difference in appearance!

Dan

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I got the photos of the scales. The light version is the car with 2 gal gas, and the heavy version adds me in the left seat. All with spare but no carpets.

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Lots of little things to take care of before it's 'done'. The wiper blades are installed, as is the trim panel that blends the windshield to the scuttle. I used the WF provided shifter and handbrake boots but had to design and make the trim plates. They are .062 5052-H32 sheet that my Harbor Freight shear can handle. The WF supplied tonneau is really nice. It came with a bag of snap fasteners but I chose to install 1/4 turn fasteners instead. The new girl is sitting pretty on the trailer. With luck I'll have title and registration next week.

Dan

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The lower left is Peter Egan, the middle is Emerson Fittipaldi. On the near side is Alain de Cadenet and not visible on the far side is Peter Darley. They were guests at LOG27 held in Aspen, CO.

 

I took the cover off and through the autograph line although Peter signed it when it was back on the car. He seemed puzzled that I would want his autograph. I offered him an opportunity to drive my car either on the street or during the track event but he politely declined.

 

The Seven he built long ago was at the event and he knew instantly that it was his former car.

 

I was talking to P J O'Rourke and mentioned that I have a Westfield. I was impressed that he is familiar with them. So I guess he actually *is* a car guy. I got him to sign my copy of "Driving Like Crazy"

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The lower left is Peter Egan, the middle is Emerson Fittipaldi. On the near side is Alain de Cadenet and not visible on the far side is Peter Darley. They were guests at LOG27 held in Aspen, CO.

 

I took the cover off and through the autograph line although Peter signed it when it was back on the car. He seemed puzzled that I would want his autograph. I offered him an opportunity to drive my car either on the street or during the track event but he politely declined.

 

The Seven he built long ago was at the event and he knew instantly that it was his former car.

 

This just reminded me of some pictures that I took at LOG 27. The red car is the demonstrator that Rocky Mountain brought to the event with my friend Kurt behind the wheel. The green Seven behind it is the former Peter Egan car. And the guy in the safari hat with the camera looking over the car is Peter Egan. This is pretty much the exact moment that he realized it was his former car. I know this as I was talking with him at the time:

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Along with Bob Dance all of the aforementioned autographers are in this picture:

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Not exactly sure who this Seven belongs to???

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That red demo Caterham is the first Seven I ever drove and was responsible for a big change in my life. It was in that car that I learned that there finally was a Seven pedal box just barely large enough for my feet. Ten days later there was a new Caterham SV rolling chassis in my garage.

 

It was at the same Woody Creek track two years prior that I drove the demo car and had my Seven epiphany.

 

No idea who that blue Seven belongs to. :D

 

There was nice a collection of pre-Lotus 7s at LOG27.

 

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/scannon929/DSC03006_zpsbfd3b833.jpg

 

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/scannon929/DSC03005_zps11cfb909.jpg

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That red demo Caterham is the first Seven I ever drove and was responsible for a big change in my life. It was in that car that I learned that there finally was a Seven pedal box just barely large enough for my feet. Ten days later there was a new Caterham SV rolling chassis in my garage.

 

It was at the same Woody Creek track two years prior that I drove the demo car and had my Seven epiphany.

 

No idea who that blue Seven belongs to. :D

 

There was nice a collection of pre-Lotus 7s at LOG27.

 

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/scannon929/DSC03006_zpsbfd3b833.jpg

 

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii584/scannon929/DSC03005_zps11cfb909.jpg

 

Concur about the early cars.

 

I really like the red G-car Esprit in the 2nd row in picture #2........:drool:

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I admit I have a soft spot for Esprits, though I've never ridden in one. so what's a G-car?

 

There are basically two generations of Esprits, at least visually speaking:

The early cars, 1977 - 1987, were styled by Giorgetto Giugiarro. These are often differentiated from the later cars, 1988 and newer, which had their styling freshened by Peter Stevens. The early cars are often referred to as G-cars.

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There are basically two generations of Esprits, at least visually speaking:

The early cars, 1977 - 1987, were styled by Giorgetto Giugiarro. These are often differentiated from the later cars, 1988 and newer, which had their styling freshened by Peter Stevens. The early cars are often referred to as G-cars.

 

 

Thanks. And here I've been calling them the square-ular Esprits and the roundy ones. :)

 

Did you get to the Peterson museum last year when they had the cars of the Italian design houses? Some gorgeous cars there......

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