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Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/21/17 11:26 a.m.
FlightService wrote: How I have not seen this build thread? Love it. Here is you some inspiration. https://www.youtube.com/embed/LU4bIsdnbkM

Thanks! I saw the honda a while back. He did a great job!

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/21/17 11:27 a.m.
NOHOME wrote:
Ben_Modified wrote: Not recommending this axle method, just trying it out Part 11 is on YouTube If you have any issues, call this guy: http://www.dutchmanaxles.com/products/custom-alloy-axle-shafts/rear-axles Will use your cut down axles to make some whatever length you want.

Thanks, I will check it out

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/22/17 2:28 p.m.

The R1 powered Micro Car is getting very close to being drivable, at least around the block! I cut and reshaped one of the front fenders today as it was preventing the wheels from turning both left and right. I knew that if I left the repair until after it is drivable, that I would get too anxious and try to drive it anyway. So...

For some reason the wheel opening on the left side of the car was 1 1/2" smaller than the one the right side. I cut a long pie shape out of the front half on the wheel opening, pulled the two pieces together and welded it back up

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Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy SuperDork
6/22/17 2:51 p.m.
Ben_Modified wrote: The R1 powered Micro Car is getting very close to being drivable,

Hurray! This thing is going to be AWESOME!

solfly
solfly HalfDork
6/22/17 6:15 p.m.

This is awesome. I have one of these cars and haven't decided what to do with it yet.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/23/17 6:21 p.m.
Indy-Guy wrote:
Ben_Modified wrote: The R1 powered Micro Car is getting very close to being drivable,
Hurray! This thing is going to be AWESOME!
solfly wrote: This is awesome. I have one of these cars and haven't decided what to do with it yet.

Thanks! I have a friend that just bought one also. His plan is to replace the engine with a Fiat 850

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/23/17 6:28 p.m.
759NRNG
759NRNG HalfDork
6/24/17 6:30 p.m.

But do we have reverse yet?

solfly
solfly HalfDork
6/25/17 8:05 a.m.

In reply to Ben_Modified:

I believe mine is a 50s model and it's the "Trasformible" model with the roll back canvas roof.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/25/17 9:32 a.m.
solfly wrote: In reply to Ben_Modified: I believe mine is a 50s model and it's the "Trasformible" model with the roll back canvas roof.

It is fairly easy to determine the year by the serial number. It is stamped just to the upper right of the gas tank. Slightly up and left from the vent that goes thru the fire wall and directly below the wiper motor. I don't recall the site, but it was easy to find which serial numbers belong to which year models online.

solfly
solfly HalfDork
6/25/17 4:04 p.m.

In reply to Ben_Modified:

Thanks! I'll look next time I'm where it's residing.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
6/25/17 4:20 p.m.
solfly wrote: In reply to Ben_Modified: Thanks! I'll look next time I'm where it's residing.

Fyi, my friend just found his serial number exactly as described but on the other side of the car. Both cars were originally left hand drive.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified Reader
7/6/17 3:32 p.m.

Trunk floor going in.

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Ben_Modified
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7/16/17 5:48 p.m.
759NRNG
759NRNG HalfDork
8/25/17 1:03 p.m.

Just caught the walk thru on the shop .....holy crap, that is the quintessential example of SBADD (sleeper build ADD). I know I'm a PITA, but I gotta know how you rigged the reverse in the AutoB.

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
8/30/17 6:03 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: Just caught the walk thru on the shop .....holy crap, that is the quintessential example of SBADD (sleeper build ADD). I know I'm a PITA, but I gotta know how you rigged the reverse in the AutoB.

The reverse is not done yet. I can post the link to the electric reverse on the V8 Hijet if you want

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racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
1/12/18 2:33 p.m.

Can't believe I haven't seen this, awesome project!  

Ben_Modified
Ben_Modified HalfDork
1/12/18 6:58 p.m.

In reply to racerdave600 :

Thanks!

Doc Brown
Doc Brown Dork
1/13/18 6:04 a.m.

Great to see updates again!

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Ben_Modified
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3/31/18 4:50 a.m.

I have been posting car video from my recent trip to Cuba in the GRM Trips and Adventures forum.  This is the last video in the series. My wife and I took a ride in a 1955 Desoto Convertible Taxi and interviewed the Driver along the way.  The Taxi is powered by a Toyota Diesel engine...not my build...but still a build of sorts. If you are interested.....

 

 

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