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This just absolutely RULES. Vid of a FIAT.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TINGLER, Mar 7, 2007.

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  1. TINGLER
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    Check this out.

    Its a little O/T, but it's damn cool.

    Watch this little thing burn out at the end.

    I gotta get one of these............I actually know where there is one setting. hmmmm.... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

     
  2. TINGLER
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    ...oh yeah, here's some info on it:


     
  3. Goztrider
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    Wasn't there some movement (bowel possibly?) many years ago where people were putting motorcycle engines in things like T-buckets?
     
  4. ratstar
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    Always good for a laugh at least!
     
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  5. TINGLER
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    Actually, I have a soft spot for micro cars. Some day I hope to either buy a Velorex or build a similar motorcycle powered car.

    Here is a link to some info on this topic: http://thekneeslider.com/motorcycle-powered-cars/


    This stuff may not be 100% traditional, but it IS about hot rod engineering.

    ....I for one like to daydream about it. :)
     
  6. Gigantor
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    that's a zippy little grocery getter - as long as you don't need to go in reverse.
     
  7. Mart
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    It's like that every day here in England.



    Not!

    Mart.
     
  8. 1950ChevySuburban
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    I got a '70 Honda 600 sedan that needs more engine.........
    hmmmmmmmm
     
  9. noboD
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    Cool video!! There's a lot of these little fellas running hot VW engines too. Or check out the Hemmings Blogs for the Fiat Abarth video. I think I remember the Abarths having 1000 cc engines, went like stink.
     
  10. SinisterCustom
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    There used to be a little red Isetta that ran around these parts with a mild VW engine....had wheelie bars....It NEEDED 'em too!!!!
     
  11. Splinter
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    Sounds A LOT like the last car I built- 78 VW rabbit diesel (no smog) with a 2.2 liter 16v engine, 4-into-1 header (half a V8!), dual sidedrafts, full roll cage, no interior except seats. Was like a gokart....and good god, could that motor SCREAM at 8000 rpm.
     
  12. TV
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    I built and ran one on the street that had a 912 porsche engine with a V dub IRS trans axel in my younger days. I usta blow off big block Chevs. all the time. I finally made a drag car out of it, best of 11:13 at 119 mph . My son and I have a stocker we plan to build some day, but the hot rods are to fun right now. I'll look for a pic and post it.--TV
     
  13. Now someone needs to dig up a pic of Richard Bay's Giant Killer. Or is that the car you're refering to TV?
     
  14. TINGLER
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  15. When I lived in Downey,Ca.,I had a neighbor who had a Fiat 600 with a turbo,2233cc VW engine. First time on the track,no slicks,no wheelie bars,no rollbar,11.0! He didn't know how fast it would go,so it was just a trial run. Next week,rollbar,wheelie bars,slicks 9.50's. I tried to buy it from him,but he said no way! Talk about a sleeper. He runs it at all the bug shows. Oh yea...it's street legal too.
     
  16. Appleseed
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    No shit? Really? That cool cause about 6 months ago my area hosted a national mini/micro car meet. I almost snapped my damn neck passing that one. There were Trabants, Tridents, Messerschmit 3 wheelers, and more Citroens than you could shake a stick at. i must have talked to a Citroen freak for about an hour. And I thought I had OCD! Ha.
     
  17. KIRK!
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    Wait, that was nothing like the 50's...except the short shorts with sandals...totally 50s. :)
     
  18. Appleseed
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    Oh yeh, I forgot about this little gem my bro and I found. Winter has a way of making things like this seem sane. Watch for the wheelies.


    or this. Listen to it spool up!

     
  19. fiat128
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    Here's some more Fiat. Obviously I like them (this is a 128 for those of you wondering what my username was referring to). They're not the fastest things in a straight line but they are really made to go around corners, like this one:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/SyWG7yxzMdc

    They other nice thing is they are really cheap (if you can find one, they like to rust) and hopping them up is cheap too.
     
  20. AstroZombie
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    that wheelstanding golf cart is awesome! i have free medical.....i need one of those!
     
  21. Alfster
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    Preston Tucker said of a lack of reverse. "A Tucker owner backs up for no man"
     
  22. Rootie Kazoootie
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    Re: This just absolutely RULES. Vid of a FIAT.

    http://www.microcarmuseum.com/
     
  23. TV
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    Nope, mine was chopped, but Rich helped me build mine. I ran multapla springs in the back of mine with adjustment rods to load it for traction. Lloyd Mosher bought Rich's car and ran it under the Giant Killer name he also had it chopped. Mine never got out of the 12's with the 912 motor. Installed the Andersons record motor a 1976 CC VW engine and thats when it took off. I was at Long Beach racing one night and broke a half shaft and if I hadn't been so far ahead of the guy next to me I would have T boned him. I hung a left right in front of him. I could see his face as I shot by him and his eyes were as big as saucers. I had flat towed that night, and Rich was able to barrow a trailer for me or I might still be there.--TV
     
  24. AlbuqF-1
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    I love micro's too! I saw an old Harley sidecar converted into a 4-wheel car, with an old flathead KR engine on the side, in a chopper mag about 25 yrs ago, and ever since I've wanted to build a bike-motored little car. They are just as much fun (and potentially as fast) as a 500+ cube muscle car.

    Love that old chugger in the vid, too!
     
  25. TV
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    YAP!!!!!!!
     
  26. thrasher
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  27. Flat Ernie
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    Bollox! There wasn't that much sunshine there my entire 6 years! :p :D

    Most of the kit market in the UK is comprised of big superbike engines fit into tiny chassis.

    That Atom is something else though!
     
  28. The absolute best demonstration driving I've seen was in a Mini Cooper in a city Square performing forward and rearward wheelies and turning on a dime rotating around his front tire.

    http://media.putfile.com/mini-57

    Enjoy...!!!!
     
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