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rich911s
rich911s New Reader
8/4/16 7:59 p.m.

A little more progress, got the seat mounted and mocked up the gas pedal and brake/booster locations. Time is running short!

mbruneaux
mbruneaux Reader
8/4/16 9:17 p.m.

That's a sweet GoKart you got there!

rich911s
rich911s New Reader
9/19/16 8:44 p.m.

Can't freaking believe the challenge is next week already ... We are frantically trying to finish up the car. We have 217 hours working on the car so far. Things are coming together well, but I can tell you for SURE we will NOT be biting off this much next year! Got the steering figured out, it took a chain drive and a 90 degree gear to get back to the rack & pinion since we were in front of it. Once we knew it would steer, we tackled the wiring harness, fabbed the cage, and painted the chassis. The body is complete, but you'll have to wait for the challenge to see that. Good luck everyone, we are looking forward to seeing you all again along with your creations. Team T-bone
First Test Run Video

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
9/19/16 9:43 p.m.

You guys need psychiatric help!

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
9/19/16 10:03 p.m.

Looking forward to seeing this mystery body at the competition.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau Reader
9/20/16 7:34 a.m.

It looks like an Exocet that only drives in reverse and you sit in the trunk! Can't wait to see this next week...wait...next week? Crap I need to get to work!

Lof8
Lof8 HalfDork
9/20/16 7:38 a.m.

Wow!

4cylndrfury
4cylndrfury MegaDork
9/20/16 8:42 a.m.

I have to say...and I mean this in the nicest, most complimentary way possible,

edizzle89
edizzle89 Dork
9/20/16 12:20 p.m.

words cant describe...

Left Ventricle
Left Ventricle New Reader
9/20/16 12:23 p.m.

This is the dumbest thing, and I love everything about it.

spacecadet
spacecadet New Reader
9/20/16 3:06 p.m.

Most excellent! Good luck next week!

Cherub
Cherub None
9/20/16 3:44 p.m.

This pretty cool. I don't know if you have thought of this, have the time or budget, but I believe a watts link would eliminate any sideways movement from the drivetrain. Just my .02. Good luck!

admc58
admc58 Reader
9/20/16 5:11 p.m.

From a drivers point of view...

What type of retention do you have on the engine from moving forward if you hit the wall front end first?

Clearance between the front of engine and seat?

How much leg protection do you have in place?

Triangulation back to hard points?

AntiArrhythmic
AntiArrhythmic Reader
9/20/16 5:13 p.m.

This is bananas.

unevolved
unevolved SuperDork
9/20/16 5:13 p.m.
admc58 wrote: From a drivers point of view... What type of retention do you have on the engine from moving forward if you hit the wall front end first? Clearance between the front of engine and seat? How much leg protection do you have in place? Triangulation back to hard points?

I think the answer to all of those questions is "almost none."

pimpm3
pimpm3 Dork
9/20/16 6:29 p.m.

Is the mystery body a ski boat?

DWNSHFT
DWNSHFT HalfDork
9/20/16 7:16 p.m.

Watching the video, I immediately thought of

BlueInGreen44
BlueInGreen44 Dork
9/21/16 12:58 p.m.

Oh man, I forgot about this one. I wanna know what the body is! But I won't be at the challenge so I guess I'll have to wait for pics.

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
9/22/16 11:48 a.m.

I would think that any man that could drive this Honda at speed, has proven he does not fear for his life. I'm kidding?

My team's secret weapon is that we have eliminated the fear of dying young. :)

TGMF
TGMF Reader
9/22/16 2:22 p.m.

It.....it looks like a death trap. Huge fun, but hitting anything with the front end will be very bad. Somehow I feel like you'd be safer lapping the track on a sport bike.

mbruneaux
mbruneaux Reader
9/22/16 3:53 p.m.
admc58 wrote: From a drivers point of view... What type of retention do you have on the engine from moving forward if you hit the wall front end first? Clearance between the front of engine and seat? How much leg protection do you have in place? Triangulation back to hard points?

If you look at some of the picture above you will see PLENTY of 1x4s with two or three nails holding the brake booster and providing a front crumple zone...jeees

patgizz
patgizz UltimaDork
9/22/16 5:44 p.m.

please wait to die until i've already nailed down my fastest drag pass.

looks fun and scary and fun and insane and fun and death waiting to happen all at once.

2002maniac
2002maniac Dork
9/30/16 10:04 a.m.

When is the big reveal? I'm curious to see what the bodywork looks like.

nocones
nocones UltraDork
9/30/16 10:31 a.m.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154613970553140&id=66381183139

Pretty sure it's this. It's fantastic.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
9/30/16 11:10 a.m.

Holy balls, that body is berking awesome!!!

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