Super Seven Alloy hardtop.
Lotus Seven S3 1972 with "B" modifications since 1987.( wide body)
Car has to be driven on the road from Holland to the south of France so the
driver need some form of protection. I started with a model from foam/GRP
with gullwings but I wasn't very happy with the shape of it. Also, in that
configuration you couldn't drive it with just the doors on and as we all
know you can't drive a Super Seven without doors unless you like SM.
I start again....
So I made targa top wich you can easily remove and the doors can stay in
position. To make getting in and out just a bit more comfortable I made a
stay on the targa panel so it moves up-wards at the rear.
There is a polycarbonate window fixed to the roll-over-bar.
Boot is secured with leather tonneau cover wich you also can use when the
targa top is at home.
Wiesmann versus Caterham: Duell der Exoten
Wiesmanns sind Exoten - nicht nur wegen des Gecko-Logos. 18 Stück wurden
2011 hierzulande verkauft. Die «MotorShow»vergleicht den Roadster mit
einem Caterham Super Seven.
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
Lotus (Caterham) Super Seven First Ride
Poor car had been sitting for quite a while. Drained out the old gas, put
in some fresh high octane. Did an oil and filter change. Cranked it for a
while with plugs out until oil pressure registered. After that it started
right away and I got to take it for a run around the (startled)
neighbourhood. Still needs a tuneup and maybe fiddling with jets or
timing/advance curve. Engine is 1700 Ford crossflow in "Super Sprint" tune.
You can really hear the straight cut gears! Camera is latest Go Pro HD
mounted on roll bar. I will try it again with the open case so we can hear
more engine noise.