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 Post subject: Saber Seven
PostPosted: April 3, 2020, 2:54 pm 
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Looking for any other examples of this Super Seven rep. I have one and have been able to locate only one other in the west. I believe these were made in CA in the 80's.
The one I own is powered by the Ford 2.3l mustang ll engine and running gear.
Would like to hear from anyone who can shed light on this car.
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 Post subject: Re: Saber Seven
PostPosted: April 3, 2020, 5:30 pm 
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Hey Nick
Welcome to the forum!
I believe if you post one more time, the mods will permit you to post pics, lots of pics of your car.
I could be wrong though, kinda new here myself............

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PostPosted: April 3, 2020, 5:57 pm 
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You are in luck! I drooled over the H&S Seven in school (drooled over many things actually) and kept my car mags.

H&S Engineering made the Sabre Seven in Ventura, CA in a couple states of tune.

They had the first aftermarket installation of the Quad 4 and added turbocharging.

I also have a road testing article.


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The Quad 4:


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PostPosted: April 3, 2020, 7:00 pm 
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"Lotus Seven and the Independents" book has a page on the HS Sabre Seven. According to the book, H & S Engineering started producing Sevens in 1974. They built cars designed for the Ford 2.0 and 2.3L OHC engines and suspension parts. They built a few cars for the Mazda rotary drivetrain. The Quad 4 came in 1989 as the business was starting to decline and finally closed their doors in 1991.

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So, my stint at Run & Gun was thirty-two years ago!
Noble P4.
Time flies.
I wonder if ANY of the companies from back then still exist?

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PostPosted: April 4, 2020, 12:26 pm 
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Total Performance still sells T bucket kits.
The article said you had some trouble and shows a cloud of smoke behind the P4. Did the buick 215 have some oiling problems from all that hard cornering?

I guess somebody nicked Nick.

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That was the event that proved the importance of a well baffled sump if you plan to do any serious cornering.
Oil slosh can overcome the rings and also robs power.
Despite that I think I ran pretty good numbers on the skid pad.
My current Dio-Tipo build is dry-sumped!

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