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.
Small Block Tractor Test Run
This is a short hastily throw together video of me trying out my sister's
pulling tractor. There is something I should make clear before it is asked:
1) Yes I am wearing Crocs.
2) It was laundry day, I don't normally ride around in over sized sweat
pants, tee shirt, and some Crocs.
3) I don't care what you think about Crocs.
Supercharged home made Straight Eight by Desperate Dan Vid 2
Built in a shed, it fired up first go. I was hoping it would sound real
lumpy like a drag engine, but it runs too smooth, and it's too quiet even
with unsilenced 9" pipes! The timing was a pain to sort out the Rover
distributor runs backwards, I had to take the heads off to work out the
firing order!!! See the shed it was built in on Vid 1.
Added May 2012: OK, my nails are dirty, maybe because I'm an engineer &
build stuff? Maybe your nails are clean because you can't build eff-all &
just sit behind your computer? C'mon folk, get a life.
50 mph lawnmower with snowmobile motor
Indy 500 snowmobile motor in a cub cadet with a suzuki quadrunner rear end.
This is a priliminary run just too see if she works good, still need to get
Exhaust on, tune the carbs, and change
the gear ratio to get some more speed
Ill post up more videos as I get everything dialed in
R1 Go Kart Passes a Cop
COOL INFO: Kart was bought for $5,000 plus shipping. It has had several
owners. Previous owner from Georgia owned kart for literally two weeks then
re-listed on eBay citing it was the most ridiculous thing he'd ever driven
and there weren't many places to use it. Originally this kart had 6 wheels
(google images R1 go kart). It was drag raced and crashed due to the front
wheels coming off the ground. One owner told the story of trying to get
the major tire manufacturers to produce a tire that would allow the kart to
attempt to go over 200mph and not blow up (find video below in description
of tire blowing up with speedo reading 181mph). 150mph or higher is
reached in fourth gear, there are six gears :). Kart has been sold and the
new owner is putting paddle shifters and other goodies on it. The local
police have had two driver suspects. Both suspects have been
harassed/threatened by police. They think they know who the driver was,
they're wrong. He still remains a mystery.
You DO NOT have my permission to re-upload my "R1 Go Kart Passes A Cop"
without my written permission. I have already filed copyright infringement
claims against 5 channels for re-uploading my video for financial gain.
This is a one of a kind custom frame built specifically for this engine.
One of the previous owners told me the gentlemen that bought it from him
had it up to 170-181mph. This kart is wicked.
WATCH TILL THE END, A POLICE CAR PASSES IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION!! If your
impatient to watch 10 minutes of video, skip to 7:50 and watch till the end
for the best part.
2005 Yamaha R1 Sport Bike engine in a Beisse Shifter Kart. Around 180 HP,
weighs about 220lbs. Previous owner had Kart up to 181 mph before a tire
blew out. Using GoPro Hero High Def camera with adhesive mount.
NOTE: The rear tires are worn out so the driver didn't do anything to
crazy. The ending was edited out to protect the driver.
Location: Northern Michigan
Here are a couple videos of the previous owner; where the speedo read
181mph and spun out.
The V8 Barstool [S2 Ep. 4-3]
In the world of hot rodding, when gear heads gather around and start
discussing their projects, invariably the conversation drifts into
speculation of what the smallest thing is that you can successfully put a
V8 engine in. Well today on GEARZ, Stacey pretty much puts an end to that
speculation by building a V8 powered BARSTOOL!! It's part go-cart... part
garden tractor... part insane... and ALL hot rod. Which of course is what
GEARZ is all about! If you like WILD.. then you don't want to miss this
show! Then Stacey dives into some Muffler Tech to show you what kind of
mufflers there are on the market, and give you some tips that might help
you make the right decision when the time comes to stick some cool mufflers
on your machine!
Slicks Garage "World's Fastest Lawnmower"!
***THIS IS MY ORIGINAL VIDEO. IF YOU WISH TO USE/SHARE PLEASE ASK
Here is Slick, the owner of the 13,000 sq. ft. "Slicks Garage" in
Palmetto,FL. and co-star of the Discovery Channel's newest hit automotive
show "Highway To Sell", doing a burnout on his "World's Fastest Lawnmower"
during the garage's monthly event, "First Fridays on Fifth". Held the 1st
Friday of each month at Slicks Garage, 923 5th St. W. Palmetto,FL.. This
was from August 2010. Original content owned by me.