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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
4/10/17 7:14 p.m.

BenModified.....will the instrument 'nacelle' be repositioned eventually....say within the next 8 hrs . I've been fascinated by ProjBnky, but this , your latest is way wack. Do you have any idea how this is gonna preform??? asphalt supermodified looking out the driver's window (at full lock) when going to the post office???....perhaps Love it!!!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/11/17 6:24 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: BenModified.....will the instrument 'nacelle' be repositioned eventually....say within the next 8 hrs . I've been fascinated by ProjBnky, but this , your latest is way wack. Do you have any idea how this is gonna preform??? asphalt supermodified looking out the driver's window (at full lock) when going to the post office???....perhaps Love it!!!

I like the post office idea! I will be using the instrument cluster from the bike and it will mount very easily to the dash. Glad you like the build!

Today, I finished up the shifter handle

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And made up some bracing and brackets to install all of the Miata e-brake parts.

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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
4/13/17 11:27 a.m.

obviously the rear fender vents will be used to their fullest....cooling/air inlet ala '400hpvwsingcab'?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/16/17 6:08 p.m.

Exhaust and the brakes are finished. The car will look mostly stock when done but the 3" exhaust might give it away.

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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
4/17/17 5:57 p.m.

Aw hell go PHAT with a dodge diesel ram 5 inch mongo tail pipe.....can you say BLAAAAAATTTTTTT!?!?!?!!! BWaHahahahaaaaaa!!!!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/25/17 8:53 p.m.

Started on the seat brackets today.

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B13Birk
B13Birk New Reader
4/25/17 8:59 p.m.

I want to own everything you build! I love your style and your creativity. I have watched many of your builds over the years and subscribe to your youtube channel. I'm currently learning to weld and I look forward to starting my own crazy projects as well. keep up the great work on this! I love it.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/25/17 9:14 p.m.
B13Birk wrote: I want to own everything you build! I love your style and your creativity. I have watched many of your builds over the years and subscribe to your youtube channel. I'm currently learning to weld and I look forward to starting my own crazy projects as well. keep up the great work on this! I love it.

Thanks so much, I appreciate it!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/26/17 9:23 p.m.

Progress on the seat brackets and install

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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
4/27/17 8:41 a.m.

What's the estimated final weight again?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
4/27/17 2:04 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: What's the estimated final weight again?

Shooting for 1200 lbs. I will weigh it at the recycle center when it is done!

Part 8 of the Build is here:

carguyjon
carguyjon
5/2/17 10:38 a.m.

This is amazing :D

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/2/17 5:29 p.m.
carguyjon wrote: This is amazing :D

Thanks!

Todays progress. Extended the wiring harness and install the gauge pod

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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
5/2/17 5:33 p.m.

Is the harness nerve center mostly Yamaha?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/2/17 6:01 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: Is the harness nerve center mostly Yamaha?

All of the wiring is Yamaha. I will add a small separate harness for the twin headlights (with an on/off switch) and the wipers

759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
5/2/17 8:13 p.m.

Talk to me about the electric reverse....seems as though you've done this before

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/2/17 8:40 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: Talk to me about the electric reverse....seems as though you've done this before

I have an electric reverse on my V8 Daihatsu HiJet. It is direct drive (clutch only). The reverse uses an extra flexplate and starter from a late model Taurus. Plentiful and cheap. <img src="20151021_150557" /> <img src="20151028_164514_resized" /> <img src="20151031_143441_resized" />

If I can find a small diameter flexplate, I will go this route on the micro car, if not, I will use a belt driven starter/generator from a gas golf cart

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy Dork
5/2/17 8:58 p.m.

Thanks for the tip on the tandem bicycle brake lever / throttle cable.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/3/17 5:42 p.m.

Mounted the R1 electrical components under the drivers seat.

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Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/5/17 3:36 a.m.

Fabricated seat belt mounts today.

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759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
5/5/17 8:54 a.m.

My White Equipment 20hp B&S powered, shaft driven lawn tractor has an electric start....

759NRNG
759NRNG Reader
5/5/17 8:57 a.m.

Ben_M is there a build thread for the V8 Daihatsu HiJet ?

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/5/17 10:32 a.m.
759NRNG wrote: Ben_M is there a build thread for the V8 Daihatsu HiJet ?

Only partial, I started posting things a little late in the build GRM Thread is here

The build is pretty well covered on my youtube channel My YouTube Channel

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
5/9/17 6:07 p.m.

I am going to use the original R1 motorcycle gas tank and mount it in the truck of the Autobianchi. I made the rear mount today along with more roll cage to body connections...complete with lightening holes.

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Also used some exhaust tubing to start fabricating the floor. The tubing surround the rear section of the upper control arm. It is slotted to allow movement. The caps are for access to the control arm nut.

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These are just plumbing caps which I have machined down to fit.

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Ben_Modified
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5/10/17 4:30 p.m.

Bike gas tank is going into the Autobianchi

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