Thought I would take my dune buggy to the street drags at SpeedWorld in Surprise AZ. At this event I had a 3.2L Yamaha V-6 out of a Ford Taurus SHO in her with a M-90 Eaton Roots style blower bolted to the side of the block, and pushing 8 psi. I don't have street tires for her so I ran with my BF Goodrich Mud Terrains. Didn't have a bottle warmer for the 30 shot of Nitrous so I left it off. Fastest time of the night was a 12.49 @ 110mph
Ford SHO mid engine RWD in a Fiero Redneck dune buggy
Initial Startup, running in the parking lot by my shop. A few donuts, a few
drifts and some straight line runs. A piss poor attempt to laying a patch!
My friends and I have spent over 400 hours building this car. It is caged
with race seats and harness belts. I plated the chassis and completely
rebuilt the back end of the frame to suit my driving needs! I used the
subframe from the Taurus SHO and modified it to fit the Fiero. I also
plated the subframe and added a 1/2" thick aluminum skidplate! This baby is
built to drive the piss out of it! :D
It will be interesting when I start running exotic blends of fuel, as I am
only starting off with some 87 Octane fuel to start with here. More to come
I have an MTX and a auto Tranny I am willing to sell!
Mike Ragonese Deserter GS 270hp Mid-Engine Street Buggy before body installed.
NOTE: Expand/drop down this text for links with answers to your questions.
This video is of the first time running my mid-engine Deserter street buggy
with Pat Downs 270hp turbo motor, before
the body got installed. Also check out my other videos of the completed
car. Go to this web page ( http://www.ragonesekitchenandbath.com/deserter
) for details and pictures of the entire build. Also go to my Shutterfly
page at http://www.mikeragonese.shutterfly.com/thedeserter for all the
photos taken during the build and after.
SHO powered buggy dusting an LS-1 buggy the wrong way!
When I dropped the hammer, the front end came up and I got a little out of
sorts. I tried to find him after the race to apologize but he scooted.
My buggy has a 3.2 liter SHO motor from an automatic transmission SHO, with
a Roots style Eaton blower from an 89 Ford Thunderbird SuperCoupe. It's
puts 278 hp to the ground and has 300 pound*feet of torque from about 1200
rpms up to 6000 where the blower runs out of steam. Really should have
gone with an M-112. Now she's turbo'd
and too scary for this old man. Looking to sell her to someone with bigger
cajones. Craigslist Phoenix. $ 34,900.00
I took it to the asphalt drags also and did a 12.48 at 110 mph on knobbie
tires. What a hoot.
Ford Dune Buggy, Flathead Inline 6
A home built dune buggy. 3 speed tranny. Made between 1949 and 1951. Could
have been a truck or coupe to begin with, but the frame was shortened so
there really isnt any way to tell right now. I will have to see if I can
match the numbers to any specific vehicle so I know what it was to begin
with. Sat in that same spot for over 30 years. When I first looked at it, I
assumed it was an automatic tranny because there were only two pedals and
the shifter was on the column. But upon further inspection, the gas pedal
was broken off and it is a three on the tree.
Turbo'd 90 SHO vs turbo'd SHO powered buggy
Friendly drag race at Speed World on 10-18-08, between a recently turbocharged 1990 SHO and me in my dune buggy. I
call the buggy "The Other Woman" and you might have seen my YouTube videos
of her with the Eaton blower on her at the sand drags at Gordon's Well in
At this race, the 90 kept up with me the entire way which is very
surprising when you consider that he's carrying at least a 1000 pounds more
than the buggy.
snow chains - next generation (part one)
Universal snow chains, fits to all tire sizes, for all wehicles, trucks,
Exelent performances, improves grip and braking on ice.
No vibrations on steering wheel.
- wannabe dealer:
dune buggy test
2nd test run with my custom build buggy
(tags: sand rail dune buggy offroad kart monster car action baja desert
jump air dunebuggy sandrail 2wd cbr 900rr 900 929 desertbuggy cart
Sho dune buggy
This is a engine out of a 89 ford taurus SHO.This is only the second one
ever to have been taped or have a pic taken so as far as i know this is
only the second one ever built and soon to be the first one ever to have
twin turbos in a buggy.This buggy is
100% built not bought like all these other people who pay 100+K for a 4
seater and think they are bad ass then when they break down they are going
home since they dont know how to fix crap this buggy can easily smoke all
of those 4 seater expensive pos's check out the other viedos on youtube of
the first ever built one it dusts a ls1 without a issue this viedo was
taken during fathersday at the little sahara state park
Electric dune buggy
Built for the military, this electric vehicle goes from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5
seconds. Lithium polymer batteries, A.C. drive system.
Formula Offroad - Inspiration 2011
This is an inspiration for the 2011 season! Produced by Bjørn Michaelsen
4x4 jeep sport iceland Off-Road uphill Hill Climbs 2 ArtiK trucks driving
on water Dune Buggies Racing Grindavík 2001 roll in sweden world cup