Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

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Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by flewy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:10 pm

Well it is good to finally be posting in this section of the forum.

Here is our car

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It is a Fraser Clubman S, finished and final certification 3rd November 2010 with the following specs:

Engine: 4AGE Blacktop running standard ECU
Gearbox: Toyota T50 with TRD close ratio gearset
Diff: Nissan Silvia 1:4.3 (I think) and nissan axles, hubs and rear disc brakes.
Front Brakes: Wilwood 10.5" rotors with Wilwood Dynalite calipers
Suspension: De dion rear end, with inboard front suspension
Tyres: Toyo R888, 205/50 x 15
Interior: Fraser Cars bucket seats with the drivers side on runners.

Number plate 'CALEB7' is there because our youngest son Caleb died whilst building this car on the 6th January 2010 aged 2yrs 9mths of a nasty disease called Leighs Disease, which is a mitochondria disorder. This has been a way of seeing the name again on a day to day basis.

We have built this car to be driven, and have done an indicated 800km since Wednesday but the speedo is uncalibrated so I am thinking it is more like 1000km plus.

Matt
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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by TheMagnificentSeven » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:28 pm

CALEB7 looks fantastic, well done you can be proud.

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by flewy » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:53 pm

CALEB7 met another Fraser today, Gils Silvertop powered one from Kapiti. It was fun, another return trip over piecock hill, I will never get bored of that road in the Fraser.

Here a a couple of pics of the two cars on Gils lawn.

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Then later in the afternoon we took the car over to Silverstream and drove Whitemans valley, which is a stage of the Targa rally. It is pretty rough that road, with lots of narrow pieces and huge bumps in the road, which the car bottomed out on twice. The skid plate has been christened!!!!

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by Still dreaming » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:10 pm

Looking good Matt...and good to see CALEB7 in this section! Well done mate.

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Post by KiwiBirkin » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:26 pm

Well done Matt & Jan its great to see Caleb7 in this section.

You have built a really nice car and im so glad to hear your going to enjoy it too, I'm sure we will get to see many pics of Caleb7 in here on its adventures with you both as summer has just started and you have finished the car just in time for the good weather. When me & Marg get up the North island in Grace it would be great to hook up and you can show us the local roads you talk about.

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by WestieWestfield » Mon Nov 08, 2010 6:21 pm

Congratulations on completing your car M&J.
It looks great!

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by FRASTER » Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:00 pm

looks great! Enjoy! 8-)

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by nz_climber » Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:22 pm

Congrats again on getting the car finished, let me know when you come up to put it around manfield for a few laps!! I will be along to watch for sure.

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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by Still dreaming » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:40 pm

Hey Matt,

I just noticed that the Fraser page on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraser_Cars) is looking for pictures ("It is requested that an image or photograph be included in this article to improve its quality") It occurred to me that there's a flash new red Fraser that would fit the bill nicely!

Cheers,
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Re: Matt and Jans Fraser (CALEB7)

Post by flewy » Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:46 pm

We drove CALEB7 up to Palmy today in the drizzle and light rain to see Jans family and show them the car, and then spent the afternoon at the MG Classic at Manfeild. That is the best classic car race meeting I have been to, so many cars, the racing is great to watch, and a couple of sevens kicking about (a few less than last year mind you). Unfortunately the F5000 were not there this year, but was told they should be back next year.

Here a a couple of pics from today.

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Andy had a ride, 6'4" and a Fraser do not quite work.

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Nana's ride

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Great mix of cars on the circuit

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These guys a a great little battle, the seven got him in the end!

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This XU1 was a great looking and sounding car!

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First time the car has been parked in a carpark for 3-4 hours. We put the torneau on just in case it rained.

Weather dependant I might head up there again tomorrow with Gil in his Fraser and a couple of other cars, Jan and the boys are still up there but decided to head back home with the car as I heard a southerly was on its way. Hopefully it passes tonight!!!!

I just can't get enough of driving the car, it is such a buzz to drive something we have built, and the waves, smiles and comments from the general public is just the best (not to mention the cornering this thing is capable of).

Only problem I am finding with driving a Fraser, is the sunburn......!!!!

Maybe in a year or two we may venture onto the track at the MG Classic....

Matt
2010 4AGE Blacktop Fraser Clubman......talk about fun......CALEB7

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