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1962 Lotus Super Seven Replica

Posted Apr 13, 2024 | Hits
Make: Lotus
Model: Super Seven
Country: USA
Region: TX
City: Austin
Zip: 78701
Body Style: Convertible
Year: 1962
Mileage: 12200 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Green
Engine: Precrossflow on 1600 block
Condition: Used
Built on used Arch Motors chassis and titled and registered since 2004 as a Replica/Reconstruct Vehicle, 1962 Lotus Super Seven.
Ford Pre-crossflow head on 1600 block, Early Ford gearbox (Pinto), 4 speed Quaife shifter, Marina rear axle. Ian Walker manifolds. Speedometer not hooked-up so mileage on all is unknown.
Caterham alloy radiator, cooling fans, quick rack, steering column, etc. Alloy fuel tank, no sender.
Elan wheels (spare balanced poorly, others fine), adjustable front shocks. Heated windscreen not hooked up.
Engine runs fine, new cam Cosworth A3 grind, new cam followers, valve train geometry properly raised, head studs, rocker arm studs, rod bolts all ARP. JE pistons. Brad Penn zinc oil used, seems clean. New Pertronix ignition and matching coil. Gearbox leaks some oil as does rear end a bit, engine doesn't seem to be leaking any oil, or coolant. Doesn't run hot. Driveshaft built and balanced by professional shop, dual master cylinder for brakes, ATE fluid used.
Comes with hood (convertible top) and hood sticks, doors, and new wiper motor and linkage/arms for RHD car from Caterham, never installed. Handbrake hooked-up to one rear wheel only and is from a Porsche 912. Photos show oil pressure at idle both cold and hot. Compression or leakdown unknown.
Photos show dent in hood (pretty small), chip in steering mount near bolt, and where body was welded in lower front (alloy skin).
Hood and hoodsticks, wiper kit, valve train geometry and a leakdown test done cold. My compressor would only put out 90 psi, so that's what I used. All were less than 2% with cylinder #2 being the worst as shown at about 1.5%. The plugs are shown too, look okay. The valve clearances (again cold) were .018 intake and about .020 exhaust. Kent who made the cam I have says for the A3 profile to use .020 intake and .022 exhaust, so you pick...a bit more lift my way, and quieter, HA!
Remember the chassis has no identity plate, so it can not be called a "real" Seven, so it is obviously not what a purist would want. It is simply what appealed to me. Thank you.

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