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    Maybe in a couple years - waiting for the...

    Maybe in a couple years - waiting for the daughter to finish college. I think she plans to be a professional student!
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    Caterham 620R - fastest Cat yet!

    From Autoblog:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2013/09/12/caterham-620r-test-video/#continued

    Stan
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    Very cool!

    Very cool!
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    Glad to see my old Birkin is still on the road...

    Glad to see my old Birkin is still on the road and appears to be well taken care of!

    Stan
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    Wow, very nice!

    Wow, very nice!
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    Don't know about East Fork, but Glendora Ridge...

    Don't know about East Fork, but Glendora Ridge Rd. was open last weekend. And when you are done, stop here and get a Tiger Tail : http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-donut-man-glendora
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    Great quote from that thread about Sevens: "As...

    Great quote from that thread about Sevens:

    "As you can see, it's an all weather car--all the weather gets in the car with you."
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    I've read rumors of a turbo version next year....

    I've read rumors of a turbo version next year. Any truth?
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    Time for a Cool Shirt™!

    http://autoplicity.com/masterimages/full//GAPI/28/28584.jpeg

    (or a Miata with AC)
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    Yes, the Karma looks nice but I think the Volt is...

    Yes, the Karma looks nice but I think the Volt is better for the price. I just recently got a Leaf that I charge with the excess electricity that my solar panels produce - saves me about $2000 a year...
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    27th?

    27th?
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    Well, I recently bought an old Miata, and...

    Well, I recently bought an old Miata, and Westfield makes a 7 with the drivetrain based on a Miata donor, so there is a possibility. I need to wait till the daughter is out of college first though.
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    Actually they have made huge strides in battery...

    Actually they have made huge strides in battery technology in the last 20 years. The original GM EV1 used lead acid batteries, but the Volt uses lithium based batteries like Chris uses in his...
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    I was offered an Active E to lease since I was...

    I was offered an Active E to lease since I was part of the Mini E program. I declined though for a variety of reasons, some mentioned by Magnus. I am interested in the BMW i3 which will be available...
  15. Dave - congratulations! I'm glad the Birkin is...

    Dave - congratulations! I'm glad the Birkin is still in California. I think I still have the teddy bear if you want a copilot ;)

    Stan
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    Yes, most likely. Follow Gert's advice to clean...

    Yes, most likely. Follow Gert's advice to clean it all off, then use the copper high-temp sealant to reinstall.
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    Paul, I once had my exhaust off and there was no...

    Paul, I once had my exhaust off and there was no gasket, just some high-temp sealant. I got some at Pep Boys and it seemed to work fine when I reinstalled. This was a ZX3. Does yours definitely have...
  18. After looking closer at the Craigslist photo, I'm...

    After looking closer at the Craigslist photo, I'm 100% certain that is my old Birkin. It looks like the new owner replaced the mirrors and made larger lexan side shields. Here are some photos I took...
  19. I'm 99% sure that is my old Birkin. I sold it...

    I'm 99% sure that is my old Birkin. I sold it about 5 years ago to a gentleman in Monterrey who looks to be the current owner and seller. Looks like he put about 8000 miles on it during his...
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    And I'll bring some beer.

    And I'll bring some beer.
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    Yes, the return barb should be on top of the tank...

    Yes, the return barb should be on top of the tank and is easy to get to if you take out the fiberglass boot liner. You might have to take the roll bar off to get the liner out, but it only takes a...
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    You might also remove your fiberglass boot liner...

    You might also remove your fiberglass boot liner to get a good look at the fuel tank to see if the return fuel line barb is blocked off there too.
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    I may come too, just to observe and socialize. I...

    I may come too, just to observe and socialize. I would like to see Sean's car in person as it looks great in the photo!

    Stan
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    Yes, it was a separate seal. My bearing was fine...

    Yes, it was a separate seal. My bearing was fine so it wasn't replaced.
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    I had the same problem and Larry from Woody's...

    I had the same problem and Larry from Woody's shop fixed the leak with a seal from Napa. You can give him a call to get the part number. He might be able to help source a bearing too. MSI Motorsports...
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    CoolShirts work great! When you first turn it on,...

    CoolShirts work great! When you first turn it on, it's like someone poured a glass of ice water down your back, but very comfortable after a few moments.
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    Yay, the car sold. I'll see you guys Saturday!...

    Yay, the car sold. I'll see you guys Saturday!
    Stan
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    I'm a maybe for Saturday just to spectate. I'm...

    I'm a maybe for Saturday just to spectate. I'm selling a car (nothing exciting) so I may have to stay home to show it if anyone calls. It would be nice to see everyone again!
    Stan
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    I carried a small soft case containing a socket...

    I carried a small soft case containing a socket wrench and socket set (only the sizes that fit my car), one of those Leatherman type tools that convert to pliers, wire cutter, knife, etc., a...
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    I think that is a wise thing to do! Get rid of...

    I think that is a wise thing to do! Get rid of debt first then enjoy the toys.
  31. Thread: Scs 1/30/2011

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    Yes, very cool! The Mercedes guy was saying you...

    Yes, very cool! The Mercedes guy was saying you bought the trike as a kit back in the day, and had to put it together yourself so very Seven-ish. It even leaks!
  32. Thread: Scs 1/30/2011

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    No, not mine. He must have arrived after I left....

    No, not mine. He must have arrived after I left. Mine was #059 but my year with it was over last June and it was shipped to somewhere in Asia from what I was told. I may get to drive the follow-up...
  33. Thread: Scs 1/30/2011

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    Along the same lines, I saw this one at Cars and...

    Along the same lines, I saw this one at Cars and Coffee in Irvine on Saturday. The owner wasn't by the car and it is one I haven't seen before. Anyone know whose it is?

    ...
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    Hey Magnus....

    http://static02.mediaite.com/styleite/uploads/2011/01/0-salander.jpg

    Have you seen the Swedish "Dragon Girl" trilogy?
    I just watched all three on Netflix and they were great! I'm starting to read...
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    Simon, check out http://www.acpropulsion.com/ for...

    Simon, check out http://www.acpropulsion.com/ for a motor/controller unit that is basically plug and play. AC Propulsion is based out of San Dimas here in S. California. The electric MINI E that I...
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    Wow, that's in my backyard! Actually there are...

    Wow, that's in my backyard!
    Actually there are normally a few off-roading deaths around here each year, but usually it is the drivers/passengers.

    Stan
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    I was on the Factory Five forum looking at Mark...

    I was on the Factory Five forum looking at Mark Smyth's newest project that would make a good daily driver. He takes a Jetta donor (either TDI, turbo 2.0, or the VR6), moves the engine to the rear...
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    Actually nothing specific yet, but I do want to...

    Actually nothing specific yet, but I do want to build something myself this time, either along the lines of a locost from scratch, or go with a kit like the Westfield/Miata donor route, or maybe not...
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    I was researching SB100 requirements on the...

    I was researching SB100 requirements on the Factory Five web site, here is the specific thread:

    http://ffcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244863

    It looks like a guy got a number as recently as...
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    I came across a thread on a Cobra replica site...

    I came across a thread on a Cobra replica site that said there are still almost 100 out of the 500 SB100 positions for 2010 left as of June 1. Anyone know if this is true? If so, it is great news for...
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    I dropped my seat about 2.5 inches below the old...

    I dropped my seat about 2.5 inches below the old floor level and can't think of any negatives. I never hit anything with the lowered pan as the sump guard was still lower than the seat pan. I used an...
  42. You could have borrowed my Cool Shirt. But yes,...

    You could have borrowed my Cool Shirt.
    But yes, it was too hot to be fun. Acuweather shows 108 in Kernville today!

    Stan
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    Woody use to sell them but I got mine directly...

    Woody use to sell them but I got mine directly from Gustafson. I think he makes them up in batches for the Birkin depending on demand and I was lucky last year when I ordered and he had a few in...
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    Paul, the hot start issue seems to be pretty...

    Paul, the hot start issue seems to be pretty common with the stock Birkin starter. Mine had the same problem and I'm pretty sure Gert's did too. The Gustafson gear reduction starter was the solution:...
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    Yes, this relatively cheap mod made a huge...

    Yes, this relatively cheap mod made a huge difference in exhaust fumes in the cockpit, and it worked well enough that I put off doing a side exhaust. And yes, I was a little anxious when the guy took...
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    Scott, my Birkin sold in less than 2 weeks with...

    Scott, my Birkin sold in less than 2 weeks with only a listing here and on USA7s.com.

    Stan
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    Thanks Gert, it was the thought that counts! ...

    Thanks Gert, it was the thought that counts!

    Stan
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    Funny you should mention that. The ghost of Lexus...

    Funny you should mention that. The ghost of Lexus past has been hanging around the house for the last month or so. It's a 2005:

    http://i227.photobucket.com/albums/dd136/soareyes/DSCN4435.jpg
    ...
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    Well my Birkin is sold and will be residing in...

    Well my Birkin is sold and will be residing in the Petaluma not too far from Infineon. I'll let the new owner introduce himself if he desires. I'm glad it will stay in California!

    Stan
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    Sorry guys, the car is sold! See my post in my...

    Sorry guys, the car is sold!
    See my post in my original 'for sale' thread.

    Stan
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