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Postby lddavis91 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:10 pm

So, its been nearly 4 years since this car has moved under its own power and I'm coming to the realization that I may never get around to changing this car from its current pitiful "very poor shelf" status. I'd really like to have it out of my garage as well as all the space the spares are taking up. Anyone with space and time want to adopt this project? I'd let it go for real cheap!

Currently the chassis is fine but the fully built Scat engine is seized, there are no holes in the block so its likely a bearing issue and could in theory be made running fairly cheaply and easily.

PM me for more details if interested...
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Postby twistedwankel » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:15 pm

A few years ago I asked les about this cool race car. He was very polite but accurate in suggesting I probably wouldn't fit in it😂 True. Much less chance today. A fun VW project that isn't a Miata cart and light enough to tow with Lorens pickup.
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Postby Loren » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:37 pm

Light enough to tow behind the Mirage.

This thing is FTD waiting to happen. Someone should buy it.
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Postby lddavis91 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:46 pm

How about FTD by nearly 6 seconds! http://drivefast.org/wp/Results/2016/20 ... y_Time.pdf

:grin: This car when running is remarkable fun.!
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Postby lddavis91 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:48 pm

As Loren states, this car only weighs 900lbs with a full tank of gas, so with a light trailer it could be towed by most anything.
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Postby AScoda » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:20 pm

I really, really want this thing. Just have no place to put it. :cry:
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Postby JasonS » Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:32 pm

PM sent.
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Postby CaptainSquirts » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:03 pm

Any pics/details? I have no idea what vehicle you're talking about.
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Postby aw614 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:28 pm

CaptainSquirts wrote:Any pics/details? I have no idea what vehicle you're talking about.
it's a formula vee (beetle chassis and aircooled motor), since you are after ftd, it's perfect for you 8-)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Formula_Vee
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Postby lddavis91 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:06 pm

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This is the beast for those whom it predates. Sorry I just assumed most would remember it. I forget there are people who didn't autocross 4 years ago. LOL
'13 Corvette GS "Dark Knight", '92 Corvette 383 "Old Yeller" , '82 "WheeeDub", '03 Expedition "Tow Beater 2.0", '18 Yamaha MT07 "500 SPG", '98 Festiva (not a Ford)
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Postby lddavis91 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:14 pm

'13 Corvette GS "Dark Knight", '92 Corvette 383 "Old Yeller" , '82 "WheeeDub", '03 Expedition "Tow Beater 2.0", '18 Yamaha MT07 "500 SPG", '98 Festiva (not a Ford)

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