Manfeild Trackday in my Lotus 7 Replica 1 May 2011
After a bit of a break away from racing I signed up for a non-competitive track day to enjoy my car in the proper environment.
It was so much fun I'm still smiling.
The car was built in about 1976 in Christchurch. I've had it since 1998 and have rebuilt it any times since then.
it has slowly gone from being a road car to a capable and still road legal race car powered by a 1600cc Toyota 4AGE 20v.
I sacrificed a far bit of top speed by leaving the windscreen and doors on and dialling back the limiter to 6500. No point blowing it up when it's not a race day!
Lotus 7 first run 2011 edit.mp4
Lotus 7 's first run this year. First time out for the Westfield 7 since I
thought that I had bought some bad gas last year and the engine started to
cut out abruptly and unpredictably. We had to turn around and come home
before reaching our destination.
We decided to take the Lotus 7 out today and I noticed that some of the
cutting out might be an electrical short or probably a bad connection.
Might just be a bad ground somewhere.
At the end of the video on a bridge, I noticed when I hit a bump it
seemed to cut out. I will have to check, clean and reconnect all wires that
keep the ignition spark going.
I know this is not a race video, but a Lotus 7 type car can be a great
weekend driver if you make it street legal.
I noticed how shaky the video is while uploading so it started me thinking
of how to fix that next time. We used a Flip Video HD and if any of you
have used them you know they are hard enough to hold steady on solid
ground. I have a plan to mount a home made steady cam mount to my roll bar
Sorry about the camera shake. I will work on that.
Never Driven Manfeild. Here is a basic insight on how best take the
corners. In this video the car we captured the video on has turned in to
early on most corners, and the exit positionong is not ideal and exit
speeds are lower. To see if you can do better come to the next Road and
Track round October 24 at Manfeild.
200706.Street of willow.Rotary Lotus VS 4AGTurbo Lotus Seven
I guess you guys did not see this pretty often. I am in the camera Car. a
Lotus Seven power by MAZDA Rotary, and the car in the front is My
friend(Alex.P)'s seven power by 4AG turbo. as you can see. he is pretty fast on
straight way but once turn in the lock of LSD and streettire cant really do
any thing.. my best lap time of day is 1:28:xx so i think my friend's car
is runing some thing like low 30 range. however when I review the video. I
think I really need to Improve my turn in. A bit too slow.. compare to Alex
5.0 V8 Lotus Seven replica (locost) TEST DRIVE
This is the second test drive of the V8 Lotus Super Seven replica I've been
building from the ground up. 3 years ago I started with nothing but some
square steel tubing, wire welder, and angle grinder. Thanks to everyone
that has supported me and helped me out.
Newly Rebuilt 306 with Holley 670 carb
Edelbrock Performer intake
AFR 165 Aluminum Heads
Ford Racing E-Cam
Comp Cams 1.7 Roller Rockers
MSD distributor, coil, and ignition