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  • "SB100 friendly" DMV and CHP offices?

    Since I will be dancing the dance with DMV as the end of the year approaches, can anyone recommend any DMV and/or CHP offices that are more in-tune with the requirements we Specially Constructed Vehicle owners need when trying to get our blessing from Sacramento? I'd be willing to drive out of the city a ways if necessary...

  • #2
    I suggest that you PM RV8a/Stalker directly. Both Scott and his brother Kurt have been through the process here in San Diego. Kurt is fast becoming a pro at it. He has now done it twice successfully.

    Regards,
    Ron
    EscondidoRon

    '62 Lotus Seven
    '84 Turbo Esprit (x2)
    '14 Evora
    '77 Esprit S1 (RIP) :(

    "A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom." -Michel De Montaigne 1588

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    • #3
      Thousand Oaks DMV is where I did mine and they are well versed at it. 15 people showed up and everyone got one.
      www.morgansegal.com

      The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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      • #4
        T.O. it is then! I grew up in TO, went to Aspen Elementary, so it seems
        somewhat appropriate.
        Thanks for the info - this is all your fault anyway... You had to point out an SV just looking for a maniac like myself, and Doug who FORCED me to get behind the wheel of his seven. Never mind that goofy grin on my face at the time, I hated it... ;)
        Last edited by V-Robb; October 16, 2009, 08:30 AM.

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        • #5
          Happy to take the blame ;)


          When does it get here? Are you building it yourself, or is 7's/Elans doing it?
          www.morgansegal.com

          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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          • #6
            I would love to build it myself, but I must defer to my wife who rightly said, "you don't even have time to mow the lawn..." so I'm having Chris complete the build. As you can see from the website pics it was quite well along anyway before the previous buyer went with another model and left "Red" to sit and wait for a likely prospect to come along.
            Same with the engine, I'll have Chris install it before shipping it out here. I'd suspect not until late DEC or early 2010 before I get my hands on it, but will be doing the paperwork shuffle as the weeks go by...

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            • #7
              When I built mine I had 56 concurrent building projects in various phases of design / development / permitting / construction on my work plate. The office was 1 1/2 hours away, each way. In my spare time I got to engage in a 10 week battle w/ the City of Los Angeles, whose DWP along w/ ATT cellular decided a cell phone antenna farm in my backyard would be a win-win for everyone involved, as long as you didn't include me or my neighbors or the neighborhood. To get rid of the fucking assholes (local democracy is the only democracy left that works in The United States of Oligarch-ica) required every waking post-work moment I had. All the while the house was down to bare bare studs (1 bedroom, 1 dunny, no kitchen) and there were anywhere from 1 - 5 trades on-site 6 days a week.

              Sunday after Sunday (after Sunday after Sunday etc.) in the garage building the car was the best therapy in the world. My car came out the garage a amazingly reliable (given the use), sweet handling, stonking fast rocket and I know everything there is to know about it.

              You'll never know what you've missed.
              Chris
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              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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              • #8
                Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post

                You'll never know what you've missed.

                I didn't build my car, but it's done a fine job of introducing me to what I missed




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                www.morgansegal.com

                The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by moosetestbestanden View Post
                  ...You'll never know what you've missed.
                  Who says I won't build my next 7?? :P

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by V-Robb View Post
                    Who says I won't build my next 7?? :P
                    Your wife, evidently.
                    Chris
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                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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                    • #11
                      Ouch! That's tight, Chris! :)

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                      • #12
                        I can confirm that nothing teaches you your car as building it yourself.

                        The second best way is to have the bad luck of getting a car with about a million little faults and bugs that you can entertain your mechanical-savvy Caterham friends with. You know who I'm talking about, Morgan.

                        Even just watching other people play with your car will tell you that there is nothing in a Caterham that cannot be fixed by requesting overnight shipment from the UK and a prayer to the GBP/USD exchange rate god.

                        /Magnus F.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by magnusfeuer View Post
                          I can confirm that nothing teaches you your car as building it yourself.

                          The second best way is to have the bad luck of getting a car with about a million little faults and bugs that you can entertain your mechanical-savvy Caterham friends with. You know who I'm talking about, Morgan.

                          Even just watching other people play with your car will tell you that there is nothing in a Caterham that cannot be fixed by requesting overnight shipment from the UK and a prayer to the GBP/USD exchange rate god.

                          /Magnus F.


                          Originally posted by mopho View Post
                          I didn't build my car, but it's done a fine job of introducing me to what I missed

                          .

                          Glad I can provide some entertainment, sort of...


                          And I did a fair amount of wrenchin' on the engine pulling extravaganza :D



                          .
                          www.morgansegal.com

                          The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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                          • #14
                            There is also the middle path to enlightenment, grasshopper.

                            Buy a fully assembled, perfectly good car, and upgrade the heck out of it. By the time I'm done, I will have torn apart and upgraded/replaced/improved/rebuilt nearly every single piece of my entire car.

                            I suspect that V-Robb will be infected by the upgrade bug and succumb to upgraditis before too long. :-)

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