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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 09:48:54 AM »
what happened to the beach buggy project that i think you cut up a pt cruiser or something then had to cut and widen a fiberglass body??

that's on the shelf with a label on it that says "finish when retired "   LMAO
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by deranged on Yesterday at 09:42:53 AM »
Well,
It's been a busy year so far and haven't been on here in a while!!  Well I have done a couple things to the car as of lately.
I went from a 10" ebay fan to a 12" Spal curved blade fan, drained my coolant and used some Royal Purple "water wetter" type stuff.  What I used before was distilled water and water-wetter.  I used distilled water per Suzuki.  However that is mixed with antifreeze.  Well I guess distilled water will actually draw minerals out of the cooling jacket and reduce the cooling efficiency?  Well, I now have purified drinking water and that Royal Purple additive.  All things combined, I can run it really REALLY hard in the dunes and it will get up to 210 with a 95* ambient air temp.  I don't push it past that, as I will stop for literally 30 seconds to a min. and it will drop to 190 and stay there under "normal" driving around on the dunes.  Possibly may go to a 4 row Civic rad vs the 2 row I currently have.

I also made some adapters for my bead-lock wheels!  It looks KILLER!  so from going from 8" wide wheels to a 10" wide wheel and 13" wide paddles there is more of a contact patch on the sand.  It really hooks up good now! 

I made some spring adjustments too.  Originally had 300# on the bottom and 250# on the top...WAY over-sprung.  I had 2" of shaft in the body..(LMAO)  I was hoping for 4-5" of shaft in the body..(LMFAO, married mans dream).  I did the math over and over and my simple mind said if you need to drop another 2" cut the poundage in half.  Well, my numbers matched up to the calculations that Downsouth Motorsports came up with.  I should be getting the new coils today.  150 on the bottom with 100 on the top.  This will allow me some pre-load if I needed.  Then I will have to test and possibly some valving.

This car is just too much damn fun!  Not sure if I want to start another build, or do a Busa swap with this car.  Looking at dyno numbers of the 750, bikes are seeing 55# ft of torque at 12k...the first gen busa has that at 2500 rpm...  And this car will pull the front wheels juuuust ever so slightly over a roller at 10-13k RPM.   

Here are some cool pictures!






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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 09:21:12 AM »
what happened to the beach buggy project that i think you cut up a pt cruiser or something then had to cut and widen a fiberglass body??
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The Pit Stop / well hell
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 09:20:17 AM »
today is checkers grocery's last day in waynoka oklahoma. that is real sad as that is a damn nice place to get groceries. i cannot believe the locals and duners haven't supported that store to the point of closely if that is the case!
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 07:47:13 AM »
Knitting fog  :m :m now that is funny!! I suppose it would cost a fortune to ship a basket case one from here as well.

 I bet it would cost a fortune  to ship over indeed

I need a sump for a cummins 555 engine and I found one over there but shipping was over $500 for a $100 sump
rather killed it lol

but I do think your right one of those would make the basis of an excellent buggy
but I have half an idea about retiring soon and will need something to do, so was thinking that if I can design a frame that accepts mk 4 golf or beetle ( new shape) as its a mk 4 platform running gear  then I might be able to sell a few, golfs are so cheap over here, probably are over there to ?


if i was to use an YXZ  as a base i would be limiting my market considerably and driving the price up massively
that's not to say I wouldn't build one for my self if one happened along at the right price 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on Yesterday at 07:38:30 AM »
What did you use to clean the engine up so nice?


Diesel !!!!


a trick I learnt back when I was knee high to a grass hopper  :m

if you spill diesel anywhere like in the back of your truck it has this ability to creep every where and get under everything, so what I do is spray the engine with diesel out of a garden spray bottle and leave it for a day or 2 to soak in   then when you steam clean it the dirt/grim almost jumps off of its own accord
well it comes off easier anyway  :)
I did the v6 golf with it the other day , shiney  8)

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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by budlight69 on July 17, 2018, 03:21:55 PM »
What did you use to clean the engine up so nice? 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on July 17, 2018, 02:46:53 PM »
Knitting fog  :m :m now that is funny!! I suppose it would cost a fortune to ship a basket case one from here as well.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on July 17, 2018, 01:43:57 PM »
they are rare over here think I would have more chance of knitting fog than finding a cheap one
but it would make sense if I could find one, you have much cheaper stuff over there I think
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on July 17, 2018, 01:32:27 PM »
Was thinking you might find one totalled and be able to get it cheap with all the goodies needed to build. May not many in the UK though like here.
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