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Sean
May 20th, 2014, 08:52 PM
Check out this way cool catch can arrangement on this very well maintained 2001 Fraser Clubman MK-15 in Japan!
I dig it.

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/J-catch_can_zps732c1ef8.jpg

moosetestbestanden
May 21st, 2014, 06:14 AM
I dig it.

Oh my, he thought, choking back the P word....:-D

Sean
May 21st, 2014, 07:16 AM
The catch can, Chris. Not the Chromeo treatment!

GWise
May 21st, 2014, 08:56 AM
Not so sure the placement is a great idea. There's nothing like oil and oil lines running directly above and next to an exhaust system..

It looks similar to a greddy catch can: http://www.roadraceengineering.com/instructions/greddycatchcan.htm

athens7
May 26th, 2014, 08:26 AM
Not so sure the placement is a great idea. There's nothing like oil and oil lines running directly above and next to an exhaust system..

It looks similar to a greddy catch can: http://www.roadraceengineering.com/instructions/greddycatchcan.htm

It may not be an issue; the car looks too clean to have ever been driven!

Sean
May 26th, 2014, 09:33 AM
No, he definitely drives it a lot. I believe he is retired and in his 70s. His must be the most eccentric 7 I've ever seen, with lots of add-ons. A real character, it would seem.

In the rain:

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-rain_zps3ed0286d.jpg


Earlier shot of the car (different doors, catch can, bonnet configuration of "gun" and giant tach):

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-05_zps76bea062.jpg


Chasing bikes:

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-03_zps5591fc79.jpg


Blat stop shots:

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-04_zps56f8ed89.jpg

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-01_zps86df1129.jpg

http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn384/BBL-Sean/forum_photos/wild7-02_zpsd55610c8.jpg

I haven't met this guy, but if I ever get back to Yokohama soon, I think I'll try to look him up.

Doug Liedblad
May 26th, 2014, 01:50 PM
This looks like a Japanese version of Gert, only worse.

What is the Bazooka on the bonnet for?

Sean
May 26th, 2014, 04:23 PM
Funny, I was thinking this might be what Gert's car would look like if he retired and had more time to monkey with his car, and also if maybe he started dropping acid on a daily basis. Just because these add-ons seem a bit far-fetched if they were coming from a German guy.

I think the bazooka is just a replica bazooka, keeping with the theme established by the large Smith & Wesson decal and the artillery shells. But maybe it has a function? Maybe for blasting gaijin (foreigners)? :icon_devilish:

moosetestbestanden
May 26th, 2014, 07:51 PM
What's Japanese for 'oy vey'?

moosetestbestanden
May 27th, 2014, 12:41 PM
Perhaps that fella should consider this (http://int.caterhamcars.com/cars/seven-250-r-kamui-special-edition)

Only 10 to be made for the Japanese market.

magnusfeuer
May 27th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Nice looking but suicidal roll bar

It will rip straight out of its rear mount and fold if the car flips. That is why we have the strut down to the foot well.

/Magnus F.

slomove
May 28th, 2014, 07:53 PM
This looks like a Japanese version of Gert, only worse..... I don't think that is possible.


..........had more time to monkey with his car, and also if maybe he started dropping acid on a daily basis........... Not that likely but who knows.

Hey, all my add-ons are purely practical for touring. Oh, well. Maybe some are just for the heck of it (head and tail lights come to mind).
But one thing has changed. My car used to be nice and polished and nowadays it just looks like crap.

slomove
May 28th, 2014, 07:57 PM
Nice looking but suicidal roll bar

It will rip straight out of its rear mount and fold if the car flips. That is why we have the strut down to the foot well.

/Magnus F. That may be true but it is actually true for probably 90% of all Sevens, including mine. I am not aware that many people have that strut. Some have it for the track but whoever takes it seriously might have a cage anyway.

Sean
May 28th, 2014, 08:57 PM
Yes, all of your additions to your car have been practical, and all of the Japanese man's have been more theatrical. But as I see it, the common thread is that his theatrical additions have been as well thought out and executed as your practical ones have been.

moosetestbestanden
May 29th, 2014, 07:56 AM
Yes, all of your additions to your car have been practical, and all of the Japanese man's have been more theatrical. But as I see it, the common thread is that his theatrical additions have been as well thought out and executed as your practical ones have been.

The one thing they have in common is weight.

As for being well thought out, well, see the post above about the proximity of oil lines to a hot exhaust. And the wing is just plain dumb. I'll buy into well fabricated but that's about as far as I can go.

Uber alles, though, to each his own sez I. If the dude digs it that's all that matters. Every Super 7 is an eccentricity, his is just a little (ok, a lot) more so.