5.0 V8 Lotus Seven replica (locost) very first start
Today marked the first start of the V8 Lotus Super Seven replica I've been
building from the ground up. 2.5 years ago I started with nothing but some
square steel tubing, wire welder, and angle grinder. From that, this was
created. It still requires a body to be made... and paint... and a lot of
other stuff, but this was a monumental step and a great Friday the 13th.
Thanks to everyone that has supported me and helped me out.
Newly Rebuilt 306 with Holley 670 carb
Edelbrock Performer intake
AFR 165 Aluminum Heads
Ford Racing E-Cam
Comp Cams 1.7 Roller Rockers
MSD distributor, coil, and ignition
Build a Locost 7: Step 1 - Fabricate the Frame
Building a Locost 7 frame, at 240x speed acceleration. This is the start
of my build and represents roughly 50 hours of work between 4/21 and
4/28/2007 to construct the basic frame. Run at roughly 1000x fast forward,
it will only take you seven minutes.
My entire build log, with lots of specs, pictures, and info is at
Video clips of the destruction and re-building of our Caterham 7
Lotus Seven Motorkhana
A lotus seven driver providing an excellent example of car control and
handling while competing in a motorkhana.
Budowa repliki Lotusa seven część II
Przebieg budowy Lotusa 7 krok po kroku.Część II. Prezentacja gotowego
samochodu - wrzesień 2007 roku.
Kolejne etapy to tuningowe zmiany w silniku i nadwoziu wykonane w latach
2008 i 2009.
Lotus Super Seven Build : Step 1, Miata Teardown
As part of the Lotus Seven build, I recent purchased a 1995 Miata, 100K
miles on the clock but a good runner.
Need to extract the drive-train and other assorted goodies...
(This video features my 3 new best friends, angle grinder, breaker wrench,
and PB Blaster)
More info on the Lotus Seven : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Seven
Lotus (Caterham) Super Seven First Ride
Poor car had been sitting for quite a while. Drained out the old gas, put
in some fresh high octane. Did an oil and filter change. Cranked it for a
while with plugs out until oil pressure registered. After that it started
right away and I got to take it for a run around the (startled)
neighbourhood. Still needs a tuneup and maybe fiddling with jets or
timing/advance curve. Engine is 1700 Ford crossflow in "Super Sprint" tune.
You can really hear the straight cut gears! Camera is latest Go Pro HD
mounted on roll bar. I will try it again with the open case so we can hear
more engine noise.