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Old 07-09-2007, 11:38 PM
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Some nice lookin TIG welds there.....
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Old 05-05-2008, 03:56 PM
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are you doin it in a private shop?
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Old 05-06-2008, 08:56 AM
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This car is being built in my small fab shop AF fabrication. I need to renew my membership on this forum so I can post some updated pics. The build is real close to being done and I have a dyno run scheduled for next week. I will post some video on the web.
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Old 05-06-2008, 11:16 AM
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Nice build!! My bud has a Rhino thats built up a bit, we took it rock crawling and trail running, it did pretty well. I have to show him this thread. Great job!
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:44 PM
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Sorry it has been Sooooo long since an update, but paying jobs keep getting in the way of this project. Alas, progress is being made.
front sheet metal done, floor done, etc
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Old 11-22-2008, 12:53 PM
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And More......

you can see the new boxed rear lower arms (had to be redone due to slight engine relocation. Shocks had to move behind axles)

Crow belts and other misc parts came in,

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:08 PM
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what type/brand are the spindels?
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Old 01-31-2009, 06:05 AM
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What tire/wheel package are you using on this?

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Old 03-02-2009, 02:43 PM
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Any update on this ?????

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Old 03-04-2009, 08:16 AM
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Tires and wheels are BFG 14" all terrains, wheels are SS alloys.

The Car is complete except for a few little details. We have been working on engine tuning the past couple months. It has been pretty frustrating as no one this far south has any tech knowledge about this engine.

I will post some updated pics.
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Old 03-05-2009, 11:10 PM
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What class are you racing with this car?
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:39 PM
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not to sound like a new guy, but it doesnt look like those front fenders are going to last long with no bump stops on the front arms. or have you just not got to that point?
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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Anything yet ?????

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Old 06-18-2009, 05:13 PM
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crownmotorz- yes the tires stuff in the fenders a little but so far it is not a real issue

ALWX65- car is/was pretty complete, but after much pain and suffering I think I am going to have to swap to a different motor setup. There is absolutely no competent tuner to be found for this setup and I am out of options. The car is not putting near enough HP to the ground. It now sits awaiting its fate as I decide what to do.
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:31 AM
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Sorry to hear that you hit a stumbling block on the car, but Im sure that with what you have come up with so far, you will make a major HP choice and it will be as sweet as the car is already. I take it there are no new pics to share ....

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Old 06-19-2009, 07:32 PM
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You mentioned a dyno run a while back. What is your Rotax giving at the wheels ?
I'm sure you know already but 2 stroke power is very sensitive to exhaust system design. I can't see any pics of how you have that configured.
I assume that is a race engine you are using, what application is it normally sold for ?
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:43 AM
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I'm assuming that the engine you are useing came from a snowmobile but how new is it and what issues are you having?I believe I still have some contacts to the factory.As said before,the exhaust is an issue but can be worked around as long is there is room around it somewhere.I know of several companies that will build custom pipes for rotax engines.And a huge factor is clutching, you have an engine that will lose serious power with a drop or raise of 100 R.P.M..These engines can be built to lay way more power to the ground than you are talking about.I have a friend here in OH. that just went to Canada to lantomasi's shop and laid 272H.P. at the track on a 1000cc triple.We also know a guy up north that runs them in a scaled indy cart.These engines can be tuned for any weather or area as long as you can keep the clutch cool and iffeciant.Like your build and don't want to see you lose interest in it yet.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:19 PM
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Two stoke is gone, Yamaha R1 now being transplanted. Basically new back half needed. I will post picks.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:00 PM
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Airwolf,

could you give me some quick dimensions on your ride(Length/Width/Heigh)? Im fab-ing up something similar in size.

It would be much appriciated.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:17 PM
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R-1's have been used in similar builds. Check out rhinoforums.net in the motorswap section. Alot of info and pics to help you out!
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