post show non attendees questions hopefully answered
June 5, 2014
Had some questions on LocostUSA about condition of rear fenders or new paint on parts. Since painting over three years ago nothing has been touched up or repainted. Photos do not show the wear on the rear fenders, but is visible on ten front ones. 10 coats of hand rubbed polyurethane clear is the reason for the good appearance of the rear fenders. The front fenders are now being made with a veil outer layer and recommendation to use truck bed liner (a smart move for any fender) on underneath side. We are located in coastal south east North Carolina.
The engine is set back 9 inches + from the Miata stock position. 49.9/50.1 weight distribution.
We have two frames one uses the PPF shortened the other (at the show) did not.
Miata 2002 engine has the highest part at the front of the engine, VVT. This set the height of the hood/bonnet. Also allows many other engines to reside in the engine bay without modification. For lower/higher engines the hood/bonnet can be lowered/raised by the builder easily since that possibility was designed into the kit.
The CF7 was designed to be affordable dual purpose ( autocross/pdx/trackday/everyday0 car to this end form overcame styling, just as it was with the original 7's.
Our top was made to cover an SCCS roll bar for the owner of the displayed car. They are custom made, in Loris, South Carolina by Jamie Carteret’s (843)997-4367) Interior shop to your specifications. He has made locost tops/doors for other locost builders. His top and doors/windows have made my car a daily driver for the past two years.