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Anybody like Datsun Z cars? Crazy-fast Hayabusa VIDEOS

Postby mbc » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:24 am

Here are some videos that I like. Turn sound up.
Video 1

Video 2
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Postby fang » Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:11 pm

pretty cool engine swaps!
At one of the shops I worked at for a few years we specalized in Hondas and di a good number of big motor swaps into Honda CRXs CIVICs and Accords.... Some of them were super cool "sleepers" -- they almost looked perfectly stock, but were incredibly fast..... What fun. There was this one CRX HF ( the super-light, fuel efficient model) that was gutted and stuffed with a roll cage and a hot-rod imported prelude motor. It looked stock, except that it was lowered with wider tires. It was so fast and so light that we had a hard time keeping it on the ground. It was just stupid fast.... and front wheel drive too. LOL

That hot-rod Datsun brings back memories. I bet it too is hard to drive in a straight line!

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Postby mbc » Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:14 pm

I watch these kind of videos to motivate me to finish my 280Z project.

The particular Z car that I own is a rare piece. I would love to install a Chevy small block and drive wildly, but it's difficult to make a concrete decision. An engine swap would completely diminish the $$$ value.

I am a sucker for high horsepower, lightweight cars.

Here is a Honda video for you fang:

Civic vs Viper

And another:

Viper vs Civic
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Postby mbc » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:01 am

This is quickly turning into "Matt's horsepower thread".

Zo6 flat out

Here's one for the motorcycle lovers...okay two.



Wath the entire video

Nice wheelie
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Postby f_demon » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:51 am

Not sure where I got this one from, could be from here :P

<A HREF="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2hHvtVahok">Mitsubishi V8</A>

And abit off-topic, but still funny
<A HREF="http://www.atomfilms.com/film/incident_toshi.jsp">Parking an AT-AT</A>
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Postby vannen » Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:58 am

Speaking of the Honda Civic engine, do you guys know about the Ariel Atom? Probably, huh.

For the uninitiated, check out Jeremy Clarkson's Top Gear review.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaWoo82zNUA
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Postby fang » Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:54 pm

That actually is the frist time I have ever heard of the Ariel Atom. It is my dream car.

I have always dreamed of building the equivalent of the ultimate street-legal sandrail buggy.... some sort of street=legal formula-one car. Cool.

Thanks for the video so cool!
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Postby vannen » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:59 am

I used to work with advanced composites, and I was lucky to be able to contribute to a couple of crazy production supercars. They were essentially F1s in a street package.

My buddy and I used to dream over lunch about building a two-wheel forward motorcycle supertrike, not in Wingnut or H-D fashion, but in superbike tradition in which the rider lays in an aggressive forward-leaning position. Hundreds of napkin sketches!
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Postby fang » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:25 pm

Vannen, me too! that is so cool! I have two "models" that I would like to build. One is similar to what you described, and the other is a super MPG vehicle.... almost an enclosed 3-wheel bicycle with a little diesel motor. I am positive I could make one that could seat 2 people and get over 200 mpg....
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Postby vannen » Fri Jul 27, 2007 12:41 pm

It's a really fun idea! Our eternal discussion was always rear- vs front-wheel drive. My buddy wanted to make it rear-wheel drive, so you could still do wheelies on it. I wanted to make it front-wheel to avoid crazy understeering and trike-tipover syndrome. We discussed making the front suspension similar the Honda Gyro 3-wheel scooter's rear wheel suspension, so that the two wheels never left the ground, but one could still lean over to combat g-force. Never quite worked out the theoretical kinks.

almost an enclosed 3-wheel bicycle with a little diesel motor


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Internal 3-speed hub, friction, friction brakes and front disc brakes for the hevy loads and downhills. We used this a lot, but now the boys want to bike themselves. I've been tempted to outfit it with a Stokemonkey drive.
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Postby fang » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:22 pm

Here's a pic of our kid-commuter.

three ice creams per mile
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Postby mbc » Fri Jul 27, 2007 8:10 pm

Man, I could totally use that bicycle on large hotel jobs. That would hold the tools I need and get me around quicker than the cart I have to push.
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Postby vannen » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:26 am

Check'em out here. Quite affordable really for what they are. Steven's also a cool guy.

http://www.haleytrikes.com
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Postby mahleek87 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 10:30 pm

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