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  1. #11
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    There is a car out there called the lotus 7, do a search on it. A book exists that tells you how to build it. the book is inexpensive and has some good info.

    Not what you are looking at doing, but it gives a good walk through on process and fabrication without a fully equiped shop.

    Tom

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    Hey Weld 13,

    How are you coming on the "engine driven welder project"? Has that now been put on the back burner?

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    Smile rewelder

    Quote Originally Posted by SundownIII View Post
    Hey Weld 13,

    How are you coming on the "engine driven welder project"? Has that now been put on the back burner?
    im still workin on er but still haven problems with the starter. tried puttin impact to it ta see if that would get it to turn over and maybe set the brushes and get it to start and see if that was the problem but the impact wrench didnt have nearly enough rpms. im gonna try usin a drill but ive only got an air drill cause our dewalt went out a few weeks ago and is gonna take a little while ta replace.
    welding...its awsome

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    trstek
    There is a car out there called the lotus 7, do a search on it. A book exists that tells you how to build it. the book is inexpensive and has some good info.

    sounds like a good book to look over. i am the werst at serches, not shore if its me or my P.O.S. comp. i dont supose you have a link handy for it or have a few minuits to try to locate it for me???
    all i came up with was some sink's a few flowers and a TV show ??? i gotta be doing some thing wrong??? man am i bad at this.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    The book is "build your own sports car for as little as L250 - and race it"
    by Ron Champion
    isbn 1859606369 - haynes books

    Seems after a search the company in madison, al is not there anymore... tried calling the phone number and no message or anything

    found it on amazon, but it was 93.00 , its not that good of a book...

    If you google "lotus 7" a bunch of links pop.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lotus+7

    http://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Spo.../dp/1859606369

    Tom

    ps - found this on the UK site :

    http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...atalogId=10001
    Last edited by trstek; 06-25-2007 at 12:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trstek View Post
    The book is "build your own sports car for as little as L250 - and race it"
    by Ron Champion
    isbn 1859606369 - haynes books

    Seems after a search the company in madison, al is not there anymore... tried calling the phone number and no message or anything

    found it on amazon, but it was 93.00 , its not that good of a book...

    If you google "lotus 7" a bunch of links pop.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=lotus+7

    http://www.amazon.com/Build-Your-Spo.../dp/1859606369

    Tom

    ps - found this on the UK site :

    http://www.haynes.co.uk/webapp/wcs/s...atalogId=10001
    thanks! i found that book link on google and i think it was like $25 maybe more or less cause i wasnt shure if i had the right book.
    welding...its awsome

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    Sorry about that guys, Dug my copy out, purchased mine in 2003...

    Be carefull ordering from the uk, remember to convert to $$$ .

    Tom

    (your welcome)

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    ok suggestions wanted. im thinkin this frame http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/kawas...33509138QQrdZ1 with the motorcycle engine idea, stretch the frame out on the front to be like a banshee, convert to chain driven(most likely blaster axle), and make mounts for banshee plastic to make it a banshee look alike.
    welding...its awsome

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    My stock banshee will easlily run 55-60.

    Kind of start at the top here, what speed are you looking to run, how much hp, how much will it weigh?

    Then you can start figuring what you will need for suspension parts and sprocket strengh, hubs, tires designed for the application etc.

    if you are looking to put 75 - 100 hp in that frame with blaser components... what is a blaster stock, 15hp? (how much torque are you talking from the power plant)

    What are you planning to do with this thing? Run it full out hard and fast? Do some hard launches getting air? Compete with it, they will have rules you will need to comply with.

    need more info...

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    Post specs and ideas

    ok just since u posted urs ive clocked a kawasaki mojave 250cc with brothers truck at 55 and wasnt even close to max . ok im lookin for maybe 75 easy with good fast excelleration cause i want to have it go better but thats my stoppin point i would be usin it at cause dont wanta kill myself.(ive melowed out some since i busted my arm and wrist in several places back in december on a quad. its now stiff kinda out of place and pops want nice 4wheeler but not so much injury) do u now what the average wheight is for a sport quad stock? thats what im knida lookin for i know it will be slightly heavier after mods maybe around 300-350 pounds. were wantin somethin nice to be able to take to the dunes and maybe do some races but still have dirt tires so we can ride on our property and go to the lake with it. would have to adapt bayou frame after it was stretched out to have daul top and lower a arms and a rear sway bar that would be slightly longer than stock for stability and raised a couple inches. i want to get the best i can out of dirt cheap but want to do it right cause dont have lots of $$$. i might use a kawasaki bayou frame pic. link http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2000-...spagenameZWDVW . heres a banshee frame pic. link http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2001-...spagenameZWDVW . thanks for the help
    welding...its awsome

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