The "rustless" qualities were not meant as an absolute. Think in more
general terms. I have owned around 20 Spridgets, mostly Bugeyes and they
really rust without even being used. I spent a ton of money and time on a
'59 leaf green Bugeye that turned out magnificent and about a year later
began to bubble out in rust.
I have owned three real Sevens and still own two of them. I have no rust
issues such as people mention from heresay and I don't see frame tube
cracking as often as some would let on to believe.
New Caterhams are made in much the same way as original Sevens being simply
a continuation. They should exhibit the same corrosion between dissimilar
metals that you mention. The space frame is stronger to handle the greater
power that newer Cats put out.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, October 14, 2006 9:23 AM
Subject: Re: Spridget powered super 7 project
> Original Lotus 7's can corrode between the aluminum panels and the steel
> tubes and the steel tube frames most definitely can rust and mosre
> importantly crack. All of this may be less on newer Caterhams.
> jay fishbein
> wallingford, ct
> -----Original Message-----
>>From: MICHAEL CARPENTER <MAIL4CARPENTERS@peoplepc.com>
>>Sent: Oct 13, 2006 11:20 PM
>>To: David Ramsey <email@example.com>, 'Jay Fishbein'
>>Subject: Re: Spridget powered super 7 project
> Sevens really do not have rust issues at all