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    Sounds like fun. A most excellent idea. ...

    Sounds like fun. A most excellent idea. Unfortunately nocando for me on the 1st. I'll be up at Sonoma for the races. But I hope to be able to make the next drive.
  2. San Diego County Back Country Drive Day / Date:...

    San Diego County Back Country Drive
    Day / Date: Sunday 12/02/2018
    Meetup Time: 0645am
    Departure / Home Time: 0700am >>>> Noon
    Meetup Location: Westfield North County Fair Mall, Escondido 92029
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  3. San Diego County Back Country Drive Day / Date:...

    San Diego County Back Country Drive
    Day / Date: Saturday 11/10/2018
    Meetup Time: 0645am
    Departure / Home Time: 0700am >>>> Brunch / Lunch
    Meetup Location: Carl's Jr Parking Lot, 1263 Tavern Rd,...
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    If the greater San Diego area is not too far of a...

    If the greater San Diego area is not too far of a reach for you:

    (Bill) Schlossnagel Racing
    1330 Hill St A
    El Cajon, CA 92020

    (619) 588-6368

    Bill specializes in Ford Kent engines.
  5. San Diego Lotus Club Back Country Drive

    San Diego County Back Country Drive
    Day / Date: Sunday 07/01/2018
    Meetup Time: 0645am
    Departure / Home Time: 0700am >>>> Noon
    Meetup Location: Westfield North County Fair Mall, Escondido 92029
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  6. San Diego now has its very own Lotus Club

    1 June 2018, San Diego.
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1727/42443492472_0a113b3049_o.png

    The San Diego Lotus Club is now live as the newest Chapter of the Golden Gate Lotus Club. SDLC is proud to...
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    Reminds me of an old Peter Egan article in Road &...

    Reminds me of an old Peter Egan article in Road & Track. At the time of Ford's introduction of the Mustang Cobra in the early 90's IIRC. At the time Ford was providing cars to the Bob Bondurant...
  8. Thread: Trailer?

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    Cheap to rent and easy to load. Works great with...

    Cheap to rent and easy to load. Works great with a Seven:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7668/26886440060_068482d0e0_b.jpg
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    Very nice!

    Very nice!
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    It is my understanding that the Zetec, Kent and...

    It is my understanding that the Zetec, Kent and Pinto (SOHC) all share a common bolt pattern. So it should bolt up. The next concern is the starter / flywheel interface. I'd like to stay with my nice...
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    T9 Bellhousing

    I'm in need of a bellhousing to mate a T9 5-speed gearbox to a Kent engine. I need to retain the standard Cortina flywheel / starter interface.

    anybody have one that they want to sell?

    Regards,...
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    Possibly. I'll be up in the area for car week...

    Possibly. I'll be up in the area for car week 18-26 August.
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    I'm out. I'm doing a bit of work on the chassis...

    I'm out. I'm doing a bit of work on the chassis at the moment and I don't think that I'll be ready for a drive in a week:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4548/38102925114_f451c6dd9b_b.jpg

    I'm...
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    I'm in. Looking to camp out for the weekend....

    I'm in. Looking to camp out for the weekend. Since the Reunion will close out on Sunday the 26th, the Pre-Reunion is the weekend before, the 17th -19th, correct?
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    When I was about 8 years old my mother bought me...

    When I was about 8 years old my mother bought me a copy of "The Red Car" by Don Stanford. My mom got the book through a monthly Scholastic Readers Club offering. By that age I had already shown an...
  16. Very good choices indeed. I concur, Old Julian...

    Very good choices indeed. I concur, Old Julian Road out of Ramona is very nice.

    AndHighland Valley Road is in another world altogether. Highland Valley road is only about 5 minutes from our home....
  17. Given that I live in the area and visit the...

    Given that I live in the area and visit the mountain fairly often I can attest that the only way to avoid the touristenfahrts is to get on the hill early. Living in the area makes this fairly easy....
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    IIRC the last time was Saturday - Sunday, 7 - 8...

    IIRC the last time was Saturday - Sunday, 7 - 8 June 2014:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5036/14193017529_5dbe9fb637_b.jpg
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5315/14380926034_15be76f403_b.jpg...
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    Tentative.

    Tentative.
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    Congrats on your new acquisition.

    Congrats on your new acquisition.
  21. Hi Perry; I just noticed that you are in La...

    Hi Perry;

    I just noticed that you are in La Mesa. I'm up in Escondido.
    I've worked with a local company, Ridout Plastics, now on the web at eplastics.com, several times over the years. They have...
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    Wow! That looks like an amazing drive.

    Wow! That looks like an amazing drive.
  23. You definitely want to go with Lexan. It does not...

    You definitely want to go with Lexan. It does not fracture around holes and edges like Plexiglas. And as mentioned previously, it is stronger. Its mechanical properties are pretty close to that of...
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    You might look into a 6x12 u haul cargo trailer....

    You might look into a 6x12 u haul cargo trailer. You'd need to improvise your own ramps and tie downs.
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    Too funny:...

    Too funny:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3905/14502407553_8562c82166_b.jpg
    And:
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8581/15696814335_38d8122338_b.jpg

    And speaking of the P1, my wife and I have been...
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    Monterey Car Week

    I'm staying in Carmel all this week. I'll be at the track on pitting for my friend Don with his orange Bobsy Porsche. Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Is anyone planning to attend any of the...
  27. Yes. And possibly two of my friends, both named...

    Yes. And possibly two of my friends, both named Brad will join us for breakfast. Brad Baum may join me from Escondido in his yellow Caterham. Brad Lewis, whom you met on our last Assault on Mt...
  28. I'm still planning to head out from Escondido...

    I'm still planning to head out from Escondido Saturday morning. The weather forecast looks promising. Are you guys still planning to join in?
  29. Several questions there. In no particular order:...

    Several questions there. In no particular order:

    I have thought about what could happen, the kinds of things that could go wrong and from that, those issues that I could repair. So the basic...
  30. Hi Brad; Great to hear from you. Starting out...

    Hi Brad;

    Great to hear from you. Starting out at the coffee shop sounds excellent.

    I hope that you're feeling better in time to take this on. Please keep me posted on your progress.

    BTW,...
  31. That sounds like fun. Candy and I have stayed...

    That sounds like fun. Candy and I have stayed there before and really enjoyed it.



    Paulina's is a wonderful little place. The food is outstanding. And you're correct; Driving across Hwy 138 is...
  32. How about 0900? Then breakfast and/or brunch...

    How about 0900?

    Then breakfast and/or brunch at Tommy's? I've never been there but the reviews on Yelp look pretty good.

    Or do you know of a good spot there?
  33. Will do. I'll be home this weekend. I'll make a...

    Will do. I'll be home this weekend. I'll make a time estimate when I get a chance to sit down with a map.
  34. SoCal Drive Anyone? Escondido to Castaic - Saturday 14 May

    I've entered the Targa California and am planning on driving our trusty old '62 S2. The event starts on Sunday the 15th up in Castaic, ending on Wednesday the 18th at Buttonwillow. I'm planning to...
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    In my experience observation of posted speed...

    In my experience observation of posted speed limits by motorists and enforcement of same are pretty much universal across both Europe and North America. That is, I have found during my travels that...
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    Very nice!!!

    Very nice!!!
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    Wayne; Thanks very much for the compliment....

    Wayne;

    Thanks very much for the compliment. Here is an explanation of my thinking and some pics of the aluminum air cleaner assy for my pre-Xflow S2 as it progressed:

    The backing plate mounts...
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    Looks interesting. How much do you think that...

    Looks interesting.
    How much do you think that it weighs? (My pickup only has 85Hp!)
    What are the dimensions.....length of rails and width between the fenders?
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    Looks like a great route. But I'm committed to...

    Looks like a great route. But I'm committed to running the Targa California only a couple weeks prior.

    Have fun. ��
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    Side Curtains Wanted

    I'm looking for a pair of side curtains. My car is a '62 Lotus Seven S2. I think that pieces from an S2, S3 or early Caterham will fit.

    Anybody have some they want to part with?

    Regards,
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    Because of the now certainty of rain up in the...

    Because of the now certainty of rain up in the Ojai area in the middle of the day Saturday we're going to postpone our planned weekend drive. Now looking at the weekend after New Years Day or 9-10...
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    A couple of us from down south are doing a...

    A couple of us from down south are doing a two-day drive this weekend. We're taking in the OC Cars & Coffee on Saturday morning for about an hour (0700-0800). And then heading up to Moorpark to...
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    Yeah, I know the feeling. I've been traveling...

    Yeah, I know the feeling. I've been traveling quite a bit for work and it's been difficult to squeeze in drive time. This is the first real blat of more that 25 miles in 6 weeks for me. all I've been...
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    I'm using a GoPro. I am not using an external...

    I'm using a GoPro. I am not using an external mic, just the standard integral one in the camera. In this case I have the camera mounted to the lower left corner of the windscreen so that it is both...
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    Hi Sean; Yes, you've driven that road before.

    Hi Sean;

    Yes, you've driven that road before.
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    Wynola Road

    A few of us down in San Diego went up to Julian for breakfast this morning. Here is a little bit of video of Wynola Road. It was a fun drive.....Except for the angle of the sun!
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    Sorry to hear about your family. Best wishes.

    Sorry to hear about your family. Best wishes.
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    Homemade dual cooling fans

    Step-by-step: Homemade dual pusher Spal cooling fans for the Seven:
    https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5633/21558740653_27b9fa1fed_b.jpg
    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/602/21992906999_bf95d27d5b_b.jpg...
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    Hi Brad; I've have had very good experience...

    Hi Brad;

    I've have had very good experience with my Toyota RA1s. Discount Tire (2nd & Escondido Blvd) ordered up fresh ones and price matched them for me last year. I got the RA1s over the R888s...
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