Caterhams and replicas

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Caterhams and replicas

Post by screenname » Tue Jul 25, 2006 8:57 pm

I've heard good things about these types of cars. Are they really that great when it comes to driving them around a track? Also, are real Caterhams worth it? Would it be better if I could just build myself a replica?

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Post by zender05 » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:08 pm

They're very, very maneuverable. They also have great acceleration, though they usually have low top speeds, if that even matter to you.

You could build one yourself, but, (no offense intended) it probably wouldn't be as good unless you're quite confident in your abilities. If so, cheers!

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Post by screenname » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:31 pm

No offense taken. Anything built by skilled craftsmen using the proper tools will be much better than something built by a 17-year old idiot with a Craftsman tool set. It's great fun though...

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Post by eaglecatcher » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:48 pm

that would be an extremely cool summer project.

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Post by screenname » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:52 pm

Top Gear built one in 8 hours, although they had 3 men working on it at the same time.

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Post by eaglecatcher » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:04 pm

I bet they were pros also

werent they

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Post by screenname » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:06 pm

Nope, just three journalists who were constantly arguing with each other.

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Post by eaglecatcher » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:18 pm

wow, thats impressive.

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Post by screenname » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:20 pm

What's impressive is the rate that you're posting at!

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Post by Ironichumour » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:22 pm

^ this is true :P
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Post by six » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:24 pm

Oh my goodness, eagle joined like a month ago, and he is like only around 100 posts away from me. I joined in March.
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Post by SteveUK » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:41 am

One thing about the top gear thing, a repeat was on on one of the satellite channels, is that they had all the proper and correct tools. It would cost thousands to buy all the proper ones if you don't already have them, and I am guessing that you would not have most of them.

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Post by screenname » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:51 am

I have a couple friends who would be more than willing to let me borrow their tools. That isn't too much of a concern for me.

This isn't something I'm going to do anytime soon though. Once I have some time and disposable income, that's when I'm going to do it.

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Post by LS1Leader » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:52 pm

Working stiffs can usually finish a replica car in 1-2 years, but it means that's pretty much all you do for most weekends. Lots of DIY replica projects have been abandoned because they just lose enthusiasm for the build.

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Post by eaglecatcher » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:36 pm

six wrote:Oh my goodness, eagle joined like a month ago, and he is like only around 100 posts away from me. I joined in March.
haha, I plan to be the top poster of all time. actually, that would take quite a while to pass jomo

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