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Old 07-27-2009, 12:02 PM
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Ian coming along great but you have to be the only one to assemble a toyota front end in 5 minutes!. there has been alot of talk about the honda being a reverse rotation but in the context of this buggy it makes no difference since it could be done with any front wheel drive engine transaxle. since on any front wheel drive motor the side that is forward in the car goes to the drivers left side. and I'm wonderin tho on the mounting as I have a honda car how come with one hand you can rock the motor it can't really work with that much movement or can it??? and lastly when does the tranny mod get covered since you were not going to weld the diff but had a cool surprise?? again great build and love the show

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Old 07-29-2009, 03:08 PM
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This thing is bad a$$!!! I've been wanting to build one for a while, but didnt know what direction to go. Now I do though! I'm jealous of all you guys that get to watch the show! The way my schedule I havent seen a new episode in probably 6 months!
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Old 07-29-2009, 04:29 PM
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This thing is bad a$$!!! I've been wanting to build one for a while, but didnt know what direction to go. Now I do though! I'm jealous of all you guys that get to watch the show! The way my schedule I havent seen a new episode in probably 6 months!
You can watch the full episodes on powerblocktv's website the monday after they air.
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Old 07-29-2009, 08:53 PM
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You can watch the full episodes on powerblocktv's website the monday after they air.
Oh but it would be sooo much nicer to quit my job! haha
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Old 07-31-2009, 01:51 AM
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Ian coming along great but you have to be the only one to assemble a toyota front end in 5 minutes!. there has been alot of talk about the honda being a reverse rotation but in the context of this buggy it makes no difference since it could be done with any front wheel drive engine transaxle. since on any front wheel drive motor the side that is forward in the car goes to the drivers left side. and I'm wonderin tho on the mounting as I have a honda car how come with one hand you can rock the motor it can't really work with that much movement or can it??? and lastly when does the tranny mod get covered since you were not going to weld the diff but had a cool surprise?? again great build and love the show

Dave
I thought about that too, just flip it to the drivers side and voila!

but as an aside, hondas have TONS of aftermarket power makers and support, you pretty much caint swing a dead cat in North America without hitting a honda FWD.

they're friggin everywhere!


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Old 08-01-2009, 01:10 AM
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you pretty much caint swing a dead cat in North America without hitting a honda FWD.

they're friggin everywhere!


You can, but only if its a really faint swing, barely lifting the cat above 30 degrees.
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Old 08-02-2009, 11:40 AM
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You can, but only if its a really faint swing, barely lifting the cat above 30 degrees.
26.35 degrees actually
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Old 08-20-2009, 07:05 AM
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Does any one have a source for or know where to get the toyota axles?
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:35 AM
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Does any one have a source for or know where to get the toyota axles?
the whole unit or just the internals, the unit you can get anywhere from a junkyard to a full custom clean mfged from diamond axles.

the internals for the one on the show were from trailgear IIRC...
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:36 AM
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Does any one have a source for or know where to get the toyota axles?
Craigslist, local junkyards, Pirate4x4 had a listing for used parts.
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Old 08-20-2009, 12:36 PM
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Does any one have a source for or know where to get the toyota axles?
They are the second thing you will hit with that dead cat
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Old 08-20-2009, 03:36 PM
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seriously laughed out loud when I read that...
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Old 08-20-2009, 08:05 PM
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Wow, different levels of knowledge here. Got to start somewhere. Good thing this isn't Pirate though!
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Old 08-21-2009, 01:07 AM
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Wow, different levels of knowledge here. Got to start somewhere. Good thing this isn't Pirate though!
We got your back = for now...
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Old 09-20-2009, 01:34 PM
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Ian great work...! This project has my wheels turning. I picked up an XJ chassis for cheap and am about to kick it to the curb and start something cool like this... Thanks for the inspiration
As for swinging the cat by the tail... Mine got really pissed off with the idea and told me to pass this along
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:13 AM
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Ian great work...!
As for swinging the cat by the tail... Mine got really pissed off with the idea and told me to pass this along
So Many Cat's So Few Recipes
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:18 PM
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Has anyone turned there front mini truck axle into a rear steering axle. I have a spare front housing and I wanted to know if anyone has tried this? if so do you like the outcome? would you do it again?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:11 PM
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If you are talking about a Toyota mini truck front axle?Then go back to the beginning and read.Because that's what it is but it must be modified slightly as explained.Don't feel bad we all do it from time to time.Pictures don't tell all the info.Yes,it does work.

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Old 09-21-2009, 10:58 PM
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If you are talking about a Toyota mini truck front axle?Then go back to the beginning and read.Because that's what it is but it must be modified slightly as explained.Don't feel bad we all do it from time to time.Pictures don't tell all the info.Yes,it does work.
maybe i wasnt clear. i am asking if anyone of YOU guys have tried this yet. I know Ian did it. I am basically asking if anyone with a little less experience has tried this with success, yet? tv show makes it look easy. i just need to hear some "hey don't do it the way i did it, try this" before i take this on.

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Old 09-22-2009, 12:58 AM
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ITS A TRUE ROLLER....now time to tear it all apart for welding!!!!!!!


quick newbie question for you, your steering ram is mounted to the inner hole on your hy-steer arms, I'm going to be running the same set-up (full-hydro single-ended ram on toys) on the arms I have the drag link goes in the inner hole. So I guess what Im getting at is do you have a special arm on the other side or you just going to run the drag link in the wrong hole?


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