Mr. Ed buggy

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by firetoy, Oct 16, 2010.

  1. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    Starting a new buggy for myself. Sold my last buggy about a month ago. Going to try some new things this time around. Building a buggy thats narrow and some what lite weight. Here are a few specs and pics.

    ls1 twin turbo
    power glide
    atlas 3.8
    very narrowed rockwells
    rear steer
    ori's
    47 ltb
    raceline beadlocks
    ect.
     

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  2. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    firetoy Well-Known Member

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  4. witchdoctor

    witchdoctor Well-Known Member

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    twin turbos? damn! can't wait to see this thing in action:popcorn: happiness is a 1200 hp buggy
     
  5. burrellsjeep

    burrellsjeep Breaking Stuff...

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  6. cherokee_kid_03

    cherokee_kid_03 Rock Corps 4x4

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    Looks good Tim. . .Need to get down there to your shop and check it out
     
  7. Will Carter

    Will Carter Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. I've always wanted to build something with stub short rockwells. You gotta flip the pinion around for mid engine right?
     
  8. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    flip the pinion around.
     
  9. gmentavlos

    gmentavlos Well-Known Member

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    You ought to fit in some tight trails with that. Nice work so far.
     
  10. GONOVRIT

    GONOVRIT blue collar brotherhood

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    Damn! Did you work on it the last 48 straight hours? Tell Jen to take another vacation and I think you could have it done by the end of the wk:lol:

    This thing is going to be ridiculously cool:huggy:
     
  11. yager

    yager Better Faster Stronger

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    Very cool !!!! :gitrdun:
     
  12. BigJUGGY

    BigJUGGY Well-Known Member

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    Are those those "Whistler" pipes I've heard about...:rolleyes:


    uhhh....f'n Saweet ride....:huggy:
     
  13. 91oneton

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    im sure he will his last rockwell buggy was rear engine
     
  14. 1stgenxxx

    1stgenxxx Well-Known Member

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    That thing is NASTY
     
  15. mcutler

    mcutler Well-Known Member

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    whats your specs gonna be tim, wheel base ride height? can we jump it?:bounce2: looking pretty cool buddy.
     
  16. Hurley

    Hurley WTFab

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    HE351VE's? What type of controller are you going to run with them?
     
  17. BigFish

    BigFish I came here to leave...

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    just plain sick ;)
     
  18. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    so far the specs are as low and small as possible.
     
  19. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    we are going to use a waste gate setup. controlled of boost.
     
  20. Hurley

    Hurley WTFab

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    I meant the variable geometry actuators on the turbos - they are stock units from the VGT cummins engines, no?
     
  21. firetoy

    firetoy Well-Known Member

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    yep. thats what i mean, we are running the lever with a waste gate. when boost builds it will open the turbo and when boost falls it will close.
     
  22. BRUISER

    BRUISER silent.. but deadly Moderator

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    very cool
     
  23. snappy

    snappy YHDG's adopted son!!! Moderator

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    Any concerns with melting seat belts with the bar that close to the turbos? Looks sweet as the Norm for you.....
     
  24. Hurley

    Hurley WTFab

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    Roger that!
     
  25. paradisePWoffrd

    paradisePWoffrd Recovering Project Junkie

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    are you going to try to offset the rear tcase output to get the front driveline more inline?

    also are you going with Super8 hubs, or working on a homebrew 8 lug?

    I have been planning this same build, but without the turbos...
     

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