LocostUSA.com

Learning how to build Lotus Seven replicas...together!
It is currently January 16, 2019, 9:12 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: January 11, 2019, 9:23 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: April 12, 2012, 11:56 am
Posts: 646
Location: Pemberton, BC
Well, I've been sitting on the fence about selling my baby, but after I realized that I only put about 250 km (about 160 miles) on it last year, I have to face the truth. I love building more than driving. Although the insurance is only $ 500 for the season, that's still $ 2/km :BH: Last summer, I spent all my time riding with my girls, and we had a lot of fun. And the next season promises to be even busier. So, I have to be realistic, and let go of the 7.
Attachment:
IMG_3688.jpg
IMG_3688.jpg [ 149.1 KiB | Viewed 283 times ]
So here it is:
Registered as a 2015 Ubilt in British Columbia, Canada
The engine is from a 2005 Yamaha R1, which I was told had about 5,000 km on it. I have no reason to doubt that. I've added less than a 1,000 km to that.
The frame is based on the Haynes book, with my own modifications; it is wider, longer and taller. The drivers seat is 17" wide and there is another 5 inches of seat travel behind my setting. There is a lot of room for some tall drivers (and passengers) :D There is actually so much room in the passenger foot well, that my kids keep their backpacks in there.
The roll cage is obvious, but I have also made the rear frame from the same DOM tubing, thus protecting the fuel tank a bit more.
All aluminum panels are removable, and the vinyl wrap can be changed easily.
The reverse is electric and a video about it can be found here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdObULc ... m-comments

Here are some more specs:
Frame: 1 1/4 in square tubing; 16 ga
Engine: Yamaha R1; 1,000 cc; 172 hp; 13,500 rpm redline
Transmission: 6 speed sequential (stock Yamaha R1)
Reverse: custom built; direct to the drive shaft with a 3.5 hp SBC starter motor
Rear end: 1994 Ford Mustang 7.5 inch; 3.21 ratio
Suspension: Front - pushrod actuated in-board coil-over shocks (Yamaha R1)
Rear - solid axle with Mallock trailing arms and AVO coil overs
Steering: Ford Escort Mk2 rack and pinion - high ratio rally version (2.4 turns lock to lock)
Brakes: Front - Wilwood Dynalite calipers and Mustang II rotors
Rear - 1994 Mustang calipers and rotors
Roll Cage: fabricated from 1 1/2 in DOM (0.095) tubing
Wheels and Tires: Motegi 15x7 with Kumho Ecsta 205/50R15
Weight: less than 1,300 lbs (but it has never been weighed properly; this was only for registration purposes)

Finished build: viewtopic.php?f=33&t=17751
My build log:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=14520&start=0
My build video:
https://vimeo.com/143524140 password "matovid"

Price: US$ 10,000

I also have a custom built trailer that I would be willing to sell for US$ 1,500


Attachments:
IMG_9179.jpg
IMG_9179.jpg [ 272.7 KiB | Viewed 283 times ]
IMG_8180.jpg
IMG_8180.jpg [ 150.08 KiB | Viewed 283 times ]

_________________
Martin


My build log:
viewtopic.php?f=35&t=14520&start=0
My build video:
https://vimeo.com/143524140 password "matovid"
Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
PostPosted: January 13, 2019, 12:00 am 
Offline

Joined: September 22, 2005, 10:29 am
Posts: 427
It's a lovely beast for an attractive price. Will make someone quite happy.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
POWERED_BY