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    Default So Modest!

    It's Sean I'm talking about. He's - or rather his car - is now 'Officially Published'.

    In Road & Track

    And not a word about it from the owner. I had to find out about it on BC.

    So, I'll be the 1st hereabouts to say Congrats Sean.

    If they'd only chosen a fast car, instead of one that's so shiny...:-D

    Edit: And kudos to Morgan, our resident Pro Photographer. Well done fellas!
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    Chris - No word about it because there was never any guarantee the article would be published at all. The day this took place was actually a while back - months ago. I have yet to receive the October issue at my home from my subscription to R&T. Good to see the article is now online (was actually pointed out to me yesterday evening).

    I think Morgan did a great job shooting all of the cars! He also pointed out to me that blue is the slowest color, which I found odd, as his Elan was blue.
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    Elan was slow :P

    We did this back in November.
    I haven't seen the magazine yet


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    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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    So what is the fastest color?

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    Who knows, you can't see it


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    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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    "My car is going to be in Road and Track! How freaking cool is that!?!?" - Sean

    Congrats! I need to pick up a copy for myself.

    Morgan - fantastic work. I love the sidewall flex in the feature photo.

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    Awesome photos.

    And the author, I hate to admit, is right about the high-speed lift and its consequences.

    /Magnus F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnusfeuer View Post
    Awesome photos.

    And the author, I hate to admit, is right about the high-speed lift and its consequences.

    /Magnus F.
    Simon Rogers (pretty sure it's he of Meteor Motorsports) commented on the page that w/ some setup work the handling could be improved.

    Sean, have you done all the usual stuff - corner weights, camber, toe, bushings, etc.? And the unusual stuff, like shock dyno testing?
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    Well I will let Sean comment about the set up on his car if he chooses but the fact that it was quite a bit faster than the Lotus, which was some pretty serious kit, says a lot.

    It should also be noted that there really wasn't a lot of track time, we had to share the track with the Audi driving School and only got a few sessions in. On top of that Dyson spent most of the day setting up and problem solving the SP300 which sucked up a lot what little track time we had.
    I don't think that anyone got the most out of the cars, but that is usually the case with these track comparisons, too much to do in too little time




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    Time to get a front wing?

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    I've Benn told, by someone who does it, that removing the front cycle fenders solves the high speed handling problems. He says it "settles right down.".

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    Set-up was far from optimal. Magnus & Doug had helped balance the corners on the scales at one time, but other changes were made later that would have negated that.

    No point in making excuses; 7s have inherent front end lift at speed. I was informed on Tuesday that my car would be needed on Thursday, so there was no time for any sort of prep anyway. It is what it is, as they say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rzempel View Post
    I've Benn told, by someone who does it, that removing the front cycle fenders solves the high speed handling problems. He says it "settles right down.".
    Is it road legal to drive a 7 without the front wings?

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    It looks like a pre 1971 car under 1500 pounds can do without fenders.

    Fenders and Mudguards

    27600. No person shall operate any motor vehicle having three or more wheels, any trailer, or semitrailer unless equipped with fenders, covers, or devices, including flaps or splash aprons, or unless the body of the vehicle or attachments thereto afford adequate protection to effectively minimize the spray or splash of water or mud to the rear of the vehicle and all such equipment or such body or attachments thereto shall be at least as wide as the tire tread. This section does not apply to those vehicles exempt from registration, trailers and semitrailers having an unladen weight of under 1,500 pounds, or any vehicles manufactured and first registered prior to January 1, 1971, having an unladen weight of under 1,500 pounds.

    Amended Ch. 215, Stats. 1970. Effective November 23, 1970.

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    Possibly pre-'71 but definitely not less than 1500 lbs:
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    Well I was going to post a pile of photos from the shoot but this POS website will only let me post one shot or it crashes on me


    Track_Car_001 by MoPho, on Flickr





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    The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise

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    I *want* the SP/300.R

    [Checks wallet]
    Nope.

    /Magnus F.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnusfeuer View Post
    I *want* the SP/300.R

    [Checks wallet]
    Nope.

    /Magnus F.
    Me too. Not sure I could process the speed but I'd sure like to find out!
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    That's weird - I can post multiple photos (?). Apparently the maximum number of photos one is able to post is inversely proportional to their skill as a photographer, I guess.

    Here you go, Magnus...



















    Wait - one more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by toldfield View Post
    It looks like a pre 1971 car under 1500 pounds can do without fenders.

    Fenders and Mudguards

    27600. No person shall operate any motor vehicle having three or more wheels, any trailer, or semitrailer unless equipped with fenders, covers, or devices, including flaps or splash aprons, or unless the body of the vehicle or attachments thereto afford adequate protection to effectively minimize the spray or splash of water or mud to the rear of the vehicle and all such equipment or such body or attachments thereto shall be at least as wide as the tire tread. This section does not apply to those vehicles exempt from registration, trailers and semitrailers having an unladen weight of under 1,500 pounds, or any vehicles manufactured and first registered prior to January 1, 1971, having an unladen weight of under 1,500 pounds.

    Amended Ch. 215, Stats. 1970. Effective November 23, 1970.
    My 7 is registered as a 1965 through the SB100 process and it weighs less than 1500 pounds, so I guess I'm good on both counts.

    Has anyone from CCC tried driving over 80 without the cycle wings. Does it trully settle down? And, does it also mean that the car fills up with gravel so much faster?

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