D & P Car Project Part 4
A bit of technical stuff: Car lowered to correct ride height requiring
major suspension mods, handbrake fitted along with new rear calipers. (See
Part 5 for video with front body fitted.)
1960 Vespa 400 Microcar with 1200cc Harley Davidson Sportster engine
I've had a ton of emails asking for more shots of the build and video of it
running down the street. Here a short clip to give you some idea of what we
did to build this wild ride. Its a mix of video and photos. Of course,
there was ALOT more to it than just what you see here.
Neil's Car Works!
Neil built this car - literally - from the ground up! This video shows him
driving it for the first time. Dane and I are soo proud of him (the video
August 24, 2009.
Dane is 2 years old, mommy is 9 months pregnant, and daddy's car works!!
Briggs and Stratton Powered Homemade Prototype Buggy
A short video of my homemade 3hp Briggs & Stratton Buggy.
The buggy has an upside down car differential and a 3 speed gearbox. The
primary drive is belt drive and this is used as a clutch. The final drive
is chain drive from the gearbox to the differential. The steering system is
a steering box from a mitsubishi colt and the steering rods have been
modified to suit the buggy. It isn't very fast but can tow a car trailer or
a boat trailer and it goes anywhere.
Homemade car - test drive
Homemade car- First test drive after the following:
Completely new steering system
Dual front drum brakes (not hooked up yet)
Almost a complete replacement of some of the frame, engine mount, throttle
and brake pedals, axle, and wheel hubs.
Please note this is, of course, not the finished product and, in the
future, will be receiving body panels, a door, and a windshield in the
style of an early cyclecar.
Homemade Racecar - FSAE - MD-2
I was on the Toledo FSAE team which was my first experience about racing,
but I was always to tall to drive the cars. Decided to build my own budget
FSAE car. This is by no means the fastest race car ever built but it still
a blast to drive. Spent a year to build the car. It is by no means a
perfect car. I learned a lot during the build. To me, actually doing it is
the only time when you can learn and grow.
So anyone who wants to get bash me about high roll centers, using bike
shocks, or having a large amount of bump steer do not understand what it
means to learn. In the end, what I have gained is a large amount of
knowledge that I can put toward future projects.
1978 Kawasaki KZ650
Manual sequential shifter (uses push-pull cable)
1 gallon fuel cell
Electric fuel pump
Dampers: Mountain bike - Manitou Swinger x6
Spring: Coil Spring 250#
Mazda RX-7 Torsen Differential
Custom mounts and case
Custom length ATV CV joints
Front: ATV - Yamaha Blaster
Rear: ATV - Polaris Sportsman 700
Douglas ATV Rims 10''
FSAE Hoosiers/golf cart tires (for storage and testing)
Custom made fiberglass
Front: Stock ATV
Rear: Diff mounted rotor, motorcycle caliper
Master cylinders: Duel Willwoods
Quick release go kart wheel
Mini off road buggy kit car
Custom made wire harness
Vapor Digital tach/speedometer
Custom made steel space frame
Front Track: 56''
Rear Track: 55''
Ground clearance: 1.5''
A short picture history of a Locost car built over two years. Not a kit
based from the book by Ron Champion.
home-made 425 Oldsmobile powered death trap
Don't laugh to hard at this. My buddy's dad build himself a rail job
(death trap) race car, powered by a Oldsmobile 425 big block. Once again I
don't have all the info but it does have an Edelbrock intake and a Holley
carb. The Exhaust is running out open
manifolds. Also has airbag suspension in the back and some fat Mickey T's.
Check out the HUGE steering wheel, it's bigger than the actual wheels.
Gets crazy going down the road. Thankfully he never actually took it to
the track. It became doner parts for other projects. Have fun!!!!