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Old 09-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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442 Locost 7

442 Locost 7 - $700 (Thousand oaks)

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This was built by me by the book. It is setup for Miata motor and tranny. Rear is bolt in Miata subframe. I just bought a finished race car so I need the room. Give me a call and come see it. I did the hard work you finish it. Call 818 eight three five 7 o five 8.




Locost Lotus 7 Kit Car project, Mazda Miata drivetrain

Locost Lotus 7 Kit Car project, Mazda Miata drivetrain - $2750 (Camillus)

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This is a McSorely 442E Locost (Lotus 7) with a Mazda Miata drivetrain. The frame is set up and welded, and includes everything to complete this project. Comes with all the necessary parts, motor, 5spd transmission, complete suspension, rear end, wiring harnesses, brake system, etc.. There is a huge amount of support online for this project. Asking $2750. o.b.o. or trade! Please respond with a phone number for best results.







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building a kit car is ALOT of work. Trust me I know... I bailed on a project two years in.
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But the results are very fun. less than 5 lbs per hp in some cases........
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The Camillus one has been in there a while. Lots of promises, but no proof of claims. For instance, he says the motor is "low miles", but can provide nothing to back it up. He's also had it in there for 6-8 months, and no change in price.
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The Camillus one has been in there a while. Lots of promises, but no proof of claims. For instance, he says the motor is "low miles", but can provide nothing to back it up. He's also had it in there for 6-8 months, and no change in price.
Is the frame supposed to look all rusted?
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It IS rusted. Not a problem for locost builds, and they're usually painted with POR15, and you need some surface rust for it to convert and bond to.
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It IS rusted. Not a problem for locost builds, and they're usually painted with POR15, and you need some surface rust for it to convert and bond to.
Interesting, how far are you from that one? You say it has been for sale for a long while. I wonder if it will still be available in the spring. At that price I might want to pick it up and attempt to finish it.

A locost 7 has always been something that I have wanted to build.
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It's outside of Syracuse. About 1 to 1.5 hours depending on where.

So far it's been for sale at least since early summer. No change in price, pics or description in all that time.
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Why have I never heard of this mystical "book" that you can build one of these from?
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$700 seems very reasonable to me. There's got to be $700 worth of tubing in it.
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$700 seems very reasonable to me. There's got to be $700 worth of tubing in it.
locosts are made from 1 inch square 16ga tube. Last time I got some it was like 20 bucks for 20 foot lengths.
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Why have I never heard of this mystical "book" that you can build one of these from?
The book that golftdibrad linked to is extremely well-known within the locost community. It's sort of the Bible, and if I understand correctly was the basis for Keith's early locost build as well.
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The first book costs over $100 for a used copy, FML. I have Keith's book and have read through it a few times. I will check out the last 2 links and start reading.

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The book that golftdibrad linked to is extremely well-known within the locost community. It's sort of the Bible, and if I understand correctly was the basis for Keith's early locost build as well.
If only it was affordable.
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Wow- I didn't realize that the Champion book had gotten that pricey.
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The first book costs over $100 for a used copy, FML. I have Keith's book and have read through it a few times. I will check out the last 2 links and start reading.



If only it was affordable.
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Wow- I didn't realize that the Champion book had gotten that pricey.
I ehem, know a guy that knows a guy, that might have a copy that was scanned to PDF.....
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I ehem, know a guy that knows a guy, that might have a copy that was scanned to PDF.....
You have a pm.
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$700 seems very reasonable to me. There's got to be $700 worth of tubing in it.
If that was the one in Camillus, I'd have gotten it by now.
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BTW, I've got the book and read it many times. Lots of pics, and quite outdated. My copy says 17.99 on the back cover. I doubt my brother (who bought it for me) paid much over 20 bucks, if even that much. I got it for Christmas about 10 years ago. It may have gone out of print since then, but the plans for the frame are available online. Search McSorley Locost.

Hell, here's the link: http://www.sevenesque.com/
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BTW, I've got the book and read it many times. Lots of pics, and quite outdated. My copy says 17.99 on the back cover. I doubt my brother (who bought it for me) paid much over 20 bucks, if even that much. I got it for Christmas about 10 years ago. It may have gone out of print since then, but the plans for the frame are available online. Search McSorley Locost.

Hell, here's the link: Building a Sevenesque Roadster - -
I wish I had that link during a slow time at work. I will definitely be spending some time reading it all.

Also you have a pm.
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