5.0 V8 Lotus Seven replica (locost) TEST DRIVE
This is the second test drive of the V8 Lotus Super Seven replica I've been
building from the ground up. 3 years ago I started with nothing but some
square steel tubing, wire welder, and angle grinder. Thanks to everyone
that has supported me and helped me out.
Newly Rebuilt 306 with Holley 670 carb
Edelbrock Performer intake
AFR 165 Aluminum Heads
Ford Racing E-Cam
Comp Cams 1.7 Roller Rockers
MSD distributor, coil, and ignition
V16 hot rod? rat rod? (twin V8)
The car is far from done and the rads will be shrouded!
Twin Sbc chevy engines just over 900 rwhp 2307lbs 0-60 under 3 sec, mid
9's 1/4 mile gear limited for 180mph
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Homemade car - First drive with bodywork
First drive of my homemade car with it's sheet steel body panels attached.
They are not completely finished yet, though. The car will need rubber edge
trim on the sheet's sharp edges to protect from cuts, a windshield, and a
nice paint job to be considered complete.
196cc Harbor Freight Greyhound engine (6.5 HP)
6:1 chain drive gear ratio with centrifugal clutch
One wheel drive, 20" bicycle wheels
Dual front drum brakes
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.
The Zero F**ks Given RX7 - /TUNED
Would you drive a car built by a teenager in his parents driveway with no
safety features whatsoever? We did, and now we'll tell you why this ugly
RX7 is so brilliant.
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.
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 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''