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    As this is the place to introduce myself I'll do just that. I live in Victoria BC (Canada) and have joined your list as it seems to be fairly active which I like. I got my '92 Caterham Super 7 last week with only 19,000K on it. The car has the Kent 1700cc motor with a four speed. I'm mid 50's and one of my hobbies is to restore old English classic sports cars, in fact, I think I enjoy the restoration process more than driving them.

    I'm going to have lots of questions in the next few weeks, as this is a new toy and I have a thirst for knowledge on my new toys! I also have owned (and restored, even paint) my '64 TVR and my '67 Morgan.

    I have one big question (problem) right away I'll post in the correct place.

    Thanks for reading this... Pat

    If interested here is my web site http://members.shaw.ca/pleask/
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    Welcome, sir. Looks like an exceptionally clean car!
    | | Sean

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    • #3
      Originally posted by pleask View Post
      As this is the place to introduce myself I'll do just that. I live in Victoria BC (Canada) and have joined your list as it seems to be fairly active which I like. I got my '92 Caterham Super 7 last week with only 19,000K on it. The car has the Kent 1700cc motor with a four speed. I'm mid 50's and one of my hobbies is to restore old English classic sports cars, in fact, I think I enjoy the restoration process more than driving them.

      I'm going to have lots of questions in the next few weeks, as this is a new toy and I have a thirst for knowledge on my new toys! I also have owned (and restored, even paint) my '64 TVR and my '67 Morgan.
      Nice lineup! 60s TVRs are way cool.

      I've spent a good deal of time thereabouts. When you're out on a sunny, top-down kind of day driving downtown have a look at the Sussex. I drew that one a long time ago for Merrick Architects. Saving the terra cotta facade while blasting out a bunch of BC granite from underneath it was something of a challenge. Most recently (2006 - yikes!) I did quite a lot of work on the Social Sciences & Mathematics Building for UVIC. Then I moved across the stream to draw & help build the 2010 Winter Olympics Athletes Village.

      For the record, I'm partial to Vic. Waaay more friendly, now that Vancouver's gone all urban and modern and stuff. :-D

      Welcome to the neighborhood. There's a few X-flow solid axle guys hereabouts, all of them quite knowledgeable.

      Cheers!
      Chris
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      A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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      • #4
        Welcome! That is a fine looking crossflow 7 you have. It doesn't look like you have much work to do there!

        I understand that motor has been rebuilt by a FF builder due to a vehicle theft/joy ride. It sounds like it's making good power, but maybe needs a carb adjustment. I'd suggest joining the yahoo group "sidedraft central" for some hints and tips. If it has a flat spot, you also may want to check the advance curve to make sure it's not advancing too late.

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        • #5
          Nope, not this motor... you may be thinking of the same car for sale for 23K in Seattle. This car came here via Japan directly to the previous owner who I know.

          Thanks on the sidedraft group suggestion, this is what I'm looking for. Pat

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          • #6
            I was indeed. Welcome anyway!

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