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 Post subject: FOR SALE: Turbo Locost
PostPosted: September 5, 2020, 7:33 am 
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I am putting my car up again,going to go to something with windows and A/C!! I had a mishap a couple weeks ago and the drivers top front shock mount broke-thank you Michigan roads. I have since had the mounts welded AND reinforced on BOTH sides and feel it should not be an issue again. Unfortunately when this happened it caused some damage to the nose,I have decided to put TWO prices on the car-one if it goes as-is and one if I have the nose fixed (BTW,a new nose from Kinetic is 200 bucks) The car has been completely completely dialed in and is located in Michigan. Turbo Miata power with 286 crank horsepower and the car weighs 1300 lb - definitely very fun to drive. This is my third
Locost and definitely the best of the three. There is a couple of stress cracks in rear fenders-the previous owner had the car too low in rear and the tires were hitting the inside of the fenders-the car has since been raised and the cracks have not progressed in almost two years of ownership. Car handles beautifully on Bridgestone RE71 tires and is as fast as most other cars in a straight line. I have installed full carbon fiber front fenders and I also have the original fiberglass fenders that will go with the car. Miata rear end along with Miata brakes, the car stops and goes very well. The drivers seat is adjustable for someone and the car will fit a taller driver without a problem.
Locost Seven Miata Turbo, Street Legal, 240whp
REGISTERED AS A 1972 Lotus-should be easy to get registered in most states
Clear title,no leins
Specs:
"Car has 2800 miles on it since build"
Book-sized frame
1996 1.8L Miata engine
Miata 5-speed manual
240 RWHP and 210 RWTQ

Drivetrain:
1996 1.8L Miata engine
Miata 5-speed manual
Spec Stage 3 clutch
240 RWHP and 210 RWTQ
T3/T4 Turbo
Tec-S Electromotive Fuel Management with direct fire ignition (Tuned on Mustang Dyno at VeryCoolParts.com)
4.30 Torsen LSD Rear differential (IRS)
15 Gallon RCI fuel cell
.095 DOM roll bar

Suspension/Wheels:
Factory Five coilover shocks
450lb/in springs front/280lbs in rear
Full Miata rear subframe and suspension
15x7 alloy wheels
205/50/15 R-compound tires

Interior:
Speedhut custom gauges (turbo boost, speedo, tach, water temp, oil press, voltmeter, fuel level)
Kirkey Racing seats
4-point camlock harnesses
Fully carpeted interior and center cosole

Street equipment:
H4 headlights
Brake lights
Reverse lights
Turn signals with factory Miata cancel function (OEM Miata steering column)
BUILD THREAD: http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtop ... =35&t=9336
ONE MORE THING-MIKE STAYS WITH ME-HE IS MY MASCOT!!!

As-Is price = $13,000.00
Repaired nose price= $14,000.00
Call Rich at 313-377-9542


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PostPosted: September 6, 2020, 9:48 am 
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A couple of pictures with the hood and nose off...


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PostPosted: September 8, 2020, 11:27 am 
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SOLD... Boom

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PostPosted: October 4, 2020, 4:27 am 
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Where’s it going to now?

What’s replacing it?


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PostPosted: October 4, 2020, 9:17 am 
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spitfun wrote:
I am putting my car up again,going to go to something with windows and A/C!! ...

This strikes close to home... I've had the same thoughts about what I might build next if and when Midlana goes. My ideas require more room than I have, and being vain enough to wonder if it would be different enough to bother is mixed in as well.

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PostPosted: October 4, 2020, 10:11 am 
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I am kind of late, but congratulations on the sale.

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I am putting my car up again, going to go to something with windows and A/C!


I hear you. That is my current project. An MGB GT with V6, auto trans, and A/C among a host of other modern amenities. Good luck and certainly keep us informed on your build when it becomes a real build. :cheers:

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PostPosted: October 15, 2020, 7:47 am 
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Well Guys,I ended up buying a Stalker with the LS3 in it-so much for windows and A/C. Didn't take long to miss my 7 and replace it!! Rich


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PostPosted: October 15, 2020, 11:29 am 
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Very slick.

Cheers,

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Damn! That front slip angle is way too large and the Ackerman is just a muddle.

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PostPosted: October 16, 2020, 8:03 pm 
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Thanks

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PostPosted: October 16, 2020, 9:21 pm 
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spitfun wrote:
(BTW,a new nose from Kinetic is 200 bucks)
Not to mention what it cost you to have UPS haul it to Michigan!

It looks to me like your sale made two people happy -- you, and the guy who bought it. Good on you both.

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PostPosted: October 16, 2020, 10:24 pm 
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Holy Shite! You've went and gotten one of the fastest cars around! Mine had the 3.4 pushrod motor and I'd still make the lives of Z06 owners difficult. That one?........ OMG!


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