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PostPosted: October 28, 2021, 6:29 am 
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A supra 5spd with a dodge dakota bell on a LA-318 tweaked to 340 specs (or just a junkyard magnum 360 with roller cam and efi) would be a beast and low cost. Common parts that are not in much demand.

If a person were to extend the front of a miata about a foot then rebuild the hood and fenders to work, the common swaps would fit so much better and it would look more like a modern jag xke or panoz.

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Thinking back, I've always been more intrigued by the 7 over the Cobra. But, buying an official Caterham kit was always financially out of reach.

Respect the history of both, but grew up in an import house. My dad raced Datsuns (road courses) in the 80s and a couple Saturns (autocross) in the 90s. So, rev-happy smaller engines always had my attention more than snarling V8s.

Guess I was destined for a 7 from my youth. More uniquity than a Miata (which would've been my likely 2nd choice)

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Re-wired my car trailer made from a travel trailer, again.
But this time I did it right, ran all the wiring inside left over plastic tube normally used for garden irrigation. Clamped tube to the frame rails, no dangling wires.
Much cheaper and easier to route than PVC plus I already had plenty laying around.
Also wired the power plug to a teminal block and the rest continues from there.
No matter how well you wire up trailers the wiring always gets damaged.
Now I may repair each section more easily.

Also remounted the fenders with an added center brace.
It is a dual axle trailer and the fenders are steel.
Apparently too much weight and flexing when only mounted at the ends.

Now I may begin bringing home all those Spridets I have been buying.

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Thinking back, I've always been more intrigued by the 7 over the Cobra. But, buying an official Caterham kit was always financially out of reach. Respect the history of both, but grew up in an import house.


I well understand your position. I grew up in SB Bay Area as a kid in the 60's and everyone was into the muscle cars. I was falling in love with imports- odd man out! Almost purchases a 64 Sunbeam Alpine with a knocking rod as my 1 st car but the mechanic next door talked me out of it. Little did i know that he hated all things not "made in the USA" (recently reconnected with his daughter who was a fellow classmate and let me in on her dad). I purchased a 55 Chevy Belair 2 dr hardtop instead.

Bought my 1st sports car (no snickers here now) a 69 MG Midget, would have been funny to see my 6' 2" frame snake in and out of it. It was the 1st of a number of English sports cars over the years sprinkled with some iconic American cars, guess I'm just an addicted gearhead.

I loved (or at min "liked") all my cars but the next door neighbor of one of my friends had a Dk Green Shelby 427 Cobra and gave me the ride of my life!

It combined my two interests in cars- a Euro body with an American drive train! I suddenly understood what Ol' Shel was after, beautiful styling, better handling and that unmistakable growl of a V8.

But the lightweight cars such as the Lotus 7 which are so "flingable" and give you that rush of adrenalin without having to have all of that speed!

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Learned that a 1975 MG Midget front bumper that came with huge ugly rubber bumpers can be converted to a much lighter and more attractive version.
Remove the big chunks of rubber and replace with the earlier 70-71 over-riders which are not hard to get.
Mount using the 70-71 brackets for the win.

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I was cleaning out an old steamer trunk I want to restore. It belonged to my paternal grandmother, she used it to come to Canada from the Ukraine.
I found a Bill of Sale for my Dad's first car, his mother had to be on the bill because in 1946 my dad was only 16 years old (he's 94 now).
A few years later he courted my mother in this car. After they were married he bought a Studebaker truck and drove this car to the junk yard :cry:
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Well...........wifefy and I scratched, then scratched some more, then we thought what the heck, we pulled the trigger and are heading South to Palm Springs. Departing Nov 21, back in April. :yay:

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OMG, Perry, now I'll have to hire someone to clean the house. :mrgreen:

Have a safe trip down. It was 88°F there today with an overnight of 72° F predicted. It's supposed to stay nice all month.

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Ha ha ha, we will see what happens Lonnie, we are bringing 2 Covid Weiner dogs with us (we got them as weaned pups at the beginning of the 2020 lockdowns) so they need to be trained to be around more people that wifey and myself. Could be interesting, but we will keep in touch for sure.

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Bought a SUN distributor machine.
Wanted one for decades.
Now to find a users manual for it.

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Bought a SUN distributor machine.
Wanted one for decades.
Now to find a users manual for it.


Very cool machines. :cheers:

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Sun Manual: https://www.liberatedmanuals.com/tm-9-4 ... -and-p.pdf

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Looked inside before flipping the switch on the SUN 504 machine.
Very clean, I was told it had been in current use, it runs!
Not sure about the vacuum pump though, seems it runs very slow.
oh, and got the ground anchors in for my second shop building.

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