Well, Jack has mentioned a few times that I need to begin a build page, so this is my first attempt...please bear with me!
I met Tom, a 30 year-old mechanical wizard, earlier this year who lives a few miles away from me (Winter Park/Orlando) and he was building a Super 7 from scratch in hi garage. (I've always loved British sports cars and since the early 1970s, I have owned numerous MGAs, Triumphs, Healeys and a classic Mini.)
About 6 weeks ago, a mutual friend asked me if I wanted to buy a frame that Tom had welded together for a friend. Tom's friend had the frame for several years and had purchased a "donor" Miata, but decided did not really have time to build it, so I bought the frame along with a Miata 1.6 motor, tranny, rear suspension, front spindles, wiring harness, etc. for $900.
Tom is not only a mechanical wiz, he's an outstanding welder (along with his dad, Bob, who recently finished his GSXR1000 powered Super 7!) Fortunately for me, Tom has agreed to help me throughout the build!
I named the Super 7 project "Kate" after Kate Middleton because of her British heritage, she's cute, sexy and fun! My wife makes jokes about me having an affair with Kate...and she's OK with it.
At 6'5" tall, I was initially worried about being able to fit in the car. For years I've squeezed into my 3 Bugeye Sprites and my Mini Cooper, but I'm not as spry as I was 30 years ago, so we began by cutting the "book" frame and added 6" to the cockpit area, so I guess it's now a book + 6?
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