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Yum, catherham, I love Super-7s!!!!!!!!!!!! (nt) (archive)

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Posted by Gideon Archer on April 23, 2000 at 22:04:35:

In Reply to: Re: Hey Kwil . . . . posted by kwillmorth on April 21, 2000 at 11:18:37:

: What I want to build next is a Caterham Seven, with the M motor from the Coupe or M3 (with appropriate aftermarket goodies added of course). The whole package could be built to just under a ton, 1300lbs +/- less than the coupe. That would have to be fast! Like the old days of frent engine formula one, way big power, questionable suspension, miserable brakes... serious grin machine potential, with lots of adrenalin to keep every nerve on edge!

: : : I built a 1982 Camaro Z28 into a drag car. We got the weight down to just at 2600 from its stock 3350.

: : Hey, you always could have started with a Lotus Europa S2! It weighs about 1100-1200lbs! But then, sticking that Detroit big block in it, well, that engine would weigh more than the car :)

: : But I once knew an AutoX driover from Ohio that stuck a 12A Mazda Rotary in a Europa! It was lighter than the stock Lotus Twincam, and had gobs more HP! Now imagine today, if he added an SC or Turbo to it? YIKES! And being mid engined, the weight would be more towards the rear for your better tracion too.

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