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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 7:45 pm 
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If you are new.....

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It is a little more indepth....a new edition will be coming out in less than a year, but in the meantime you can get the second edition.
Amazon link, also read the customer reviews...
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/185960 ... e&n=283155


Keith Tanners Book, How to Build a Cheap Sports Car
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This book complements the first book very nicely. If you are buying your frame and using a miata donor it is a great book. Very worthy purchase even if you arent . It covers header construction and other things that are not covered in the first book.

Read the customer reviews
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076032 ... F8&s=books

Also check out his website
http://www.cheapsportscar.net/


and the "car and driver" article in this thread
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=910


Also read these links for general design info

General info
http://www.mcsorley.net/locost/

One of the most popular kit choices is useing a Mazda miata as a donor.
There are several people with miata donors in the builder log and it seems like a straight forward choice. Read up on them here....

locost_adam
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=775
chetcpo
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=952
squarefour
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=98

Read about the Miata as a Donor here
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtop ... ight=miata
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtop ... ight=miata
http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtop ... ight=miata

Again Keith Tanners book will be useful and his website (links above)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:00 am 
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Kit providers in North America (please add if you know if anymore)

Haler Concepts - Leugo and Robin Hood Lightweight supply for Canada.

Canadian Locost - COLD - Sell standard and plus size based partial kits.

Deman Motorsport - Car and bike engineed kits. Edit-6/23/09-Recently rumored to be out of business.

Early Motorsports Sells the Leitch line of cars (Super Sprint, Lotus 23B, Brabham BT21)

Flying Miata Westfield - Miata based Westfield

Super 7 Cars Inc - Caterham Canada. Big $$$

Caterham US

Stalker

Six River Cars. Imported Middy kits.

Wire Wheel - US Birkin dealer.

MK Indy European Motor Service
850 North US Hwy 17/92
Longwood, FL 32750

Phone: 407.831.9741
Email us info@smartsportscars.com


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 1:26 am 
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Dave you are AWESOME!!!

Good follow through and good links to Kit suppliers. Thank you very much!!!

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I would like to add to the list if it is not being too forward. :roll:
Earley Motorsports. We have the Leitch line of cars (Super Sprint, Lotus 23B, Brabham BT21). Not the cheapest, not the most expensive, but a quality product. There is a review on this forum of the Super Sprint.

I would have to agree with going with the Miata or something that could be used a s a donor later. Good choice and you know what you have.

This is a great site guy's with not too much people pushing their untried ideas. Keep it simple, don't over analyze. That is the way Colin kept it.

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Graham - sorry I missed yours - looks to be a quality product!


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No problem Dave, glad to be a member.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 9:46 am 
Here's a CD with a wealth of information, a must buy:
"Your Kit Car Assembly Manual
Techniques to build & upgrade your Lotus 7 inspired sports car"
by Gary Brizendine Email: yourkitcar@hotmail.com
www.yourkitcar.com

Another book similar to the Locost:
"How to Build Your Own Tiger Avon Sports Car for Road or Track"
by Jim Dudley
It's a SpeedPro Series from the UK from Veloce Publishing.
www.velocebooks.com
www.tigersportscars.com


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Dave wrote:
Kit providers in North America (please add if you know if anymore)


Should probably add FM Westfield. :wink:


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Titus wrote:
Dave wrote:
Kit providers in North America (please add if you know if anymore)


Should probably add FM Westfield. :wink:


Thanks - added. I don't think they were making them when I first posted the list.


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Added the MK Indy.

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chetcpo wrote:
Added the MK Indy.


Thanks.

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USA Kit Provider

:arrow:... www.Six-River.com ...Dealer with Reasonable Priced kits!!
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karlo wrote:
North America Kit Provider

:arrow:... www.Six-River.com ...Dealer with Reasonable Priced kits!!
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I split your last post here to the suppliers section and added you to the list of suppliers. Please take any discussions/questions there.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:32 pm 
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I believe that Keith Tanner's book is now out of print. IIRC, he said that the publisher has no current plans to reprint. Thankfully, I have a copy stashed away.

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Check your local libraries for both books. I checked out both here in Huntington Beach, CA.


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