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    It's all SkinnyG's fault! ... I saw his post on a "locost" post and I couldn't resist.
    I am also a 7 enthusiast, however I humbly submit that my car (a DeMan Motorsport SR7) although a "locost" kitcar pays wonderful homage to the fabulous 7 using a Hayabusa engine/trans, a fully independant double wishbone suspension all round, limited slip differential and race quality Willwood Brakes.
    It goes like a rocket and I have to say that the experience of building (well assembling) a car with your kids is an experience that you just can't put words to. ... In fact it's Super!
    When are you boys (and gals) roaring through?

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    Originally posted by BusaLoco
    It's all SkinnyG's fault! ... I saw his post on a "locost" post and I couldn't resist.
    I am also a 7 enthusiast, however I humbly submit that my car (a DeMan Motorsport SR7) although a "locost" kitcar pays wonderful homage to the fabulous 7 using a Hayabusa engine/trans, a fully independant double wishbone suspension all round, limited slip differential and race quality Willwood Brakes.
    It goes like a rocket and I have to say that the experience of building (well assembling) a car with your kids is an experience that you just can't put words to. ... In fact it's Super!
    When are you boys (and gals) roaring through?

    Words to live by:
    "Although it may very well be true that money can't buy happiness it is at least reassuring to note that it can still rent a hell of a good time."

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    • #3
      Welcome!

      Hi there BusaLoco,

      Welcome to our humble forum!

      Where are you located? The itineary for the tour is here: http://www.californiacaterhamclub.co...read.php?t=633

      Nice car! Do you have any more pics or details about it?
      Tom "ELV15" Jones
      http://PIErats.com

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      • #4
        Humbly Replying from Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)

        I live in Vancouver, Very British Columbia, (Canada).
        I have loads of pics. ... Let's see if I can post a few with this picture wazzit button thingy. ... Hmmm, Highly technical.
        Last edited by BusaLoco; November 15, 2006, 06:09 PM.

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        • #5
          Humbly Replying from Vancouver, B.C. (Canada)

          I live in Vancouver, Very British Columbia, (Canada).
          Here's a recent pic.
          http://autos.ph.groups.yahoo.com/gro...view/58ee?b=12
          and here's an album of our build.
          http://autos.ph.groups.yahoo.com/gro...os/browse/58ee
          We really did want to build the Caterham Hayabusa rocket Kit but alas the good boys at Super7Cars.Com told us that they don't offer that.
          Last edited by BusaLoco; November 15, 2006, 06:36 PM.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the links. It looks like quite the rocket! :cool:

            Vancouver is nice, I look forward to meeting you when we are up there with the tour. :D
            Tom "ELV15" Jones
            http://PIErats.com

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            • #7
              Sorry Elv I can't seem to make Photos work so...

              You see it's like this. ... My kids are driving me nuts with all this "I want to autocross stuff" followed by "Buy me a rice Rocket" ... so I start to tell them ancient Colin Chapman "super 7" tales and the benefits of power to weight.
              Soon they are beginning to see the possibilities, especially after I tell them that a 7 can weigh as little as a thousand pounds , the fabulous Hayabusa engine delivers 180HP and this (dare I say) "7" travels from 0-60 in about 3.42 secs.
              The kids (and I) originally had planned to build Caterham Hayabusa 7 but the boys at Super7Cars.Com let me know that they don't offer the car as a kit. ... (It seemed a little odd because Caterham's business model is founded on kit car sales. But, what can you do?)
              So If I couldn't have a Caterham kit 7 then I set out to find another (Hayabusa) North American "Sevenesque" supplier and I decided on building a DeMan Motorsports SR7.
              The car is now "track ready" and we are now leaping through the road registration hoops as set out by our vehicle registration system in British Columbia. ... (Ask Skinny G how that feels ... grrr!)
              You asked for a few more pics ... so here's another try!
              Gosh darned wazzit button thingy!
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...attheWheel.jpg
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...o/DSC00693.jpg
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...o/DSC00725.jpg
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...o/DSC00723.jpg
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...o/DSC00706.jpg
              http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o...o/DSC00704.jpg
              Last edited by BusaLoco; November 16, 2006, 08:44 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BusaLoco
                I live in Vancouver, Very British Columbia, (Canada).
                Oh yeah? I'm on Water St. just now, on my way to City Hall to submit 3 buildings for Development Permit for the Vancouver Olympic Village.

                I presume you had the car out yesterday morning for a blat:D (happily I'm heading south tomorrow where the blatting is easy...)
                Chris
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                A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                • #9
                  Blat Yesterday...No...I'd need a Bucket!

                  Cheers fellow enthusiast,
                  Glad to hear of someone else in the land of dampness and darkness.
                  Good luck getting your plans thru city hall and have a great blat in the land of perpetual sun.

                  Cheers and "via co te pesos americanos"
                  BusaLoco
                  Last edited by BusaLoco; November 17, 2006, 06:50 AM.

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