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egoman
egoman New Reader
4/2/10 11:01 p.m.

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7995 This is something that I have been working on for a couple of months. Long read but I think you will be entertained.

ScottRA21
ScottRA21 New Reader
4/3/10 1:07 a.m.

Looks great man, glad to see you're having fun out east :D

Nitroracer
Nitroracer Dork
4/3/10 1:35 a.m.

The ridiculous part is that I just spent the last two and a half hours reading it all the way through, its only 230 in the morning now.

Looks like your have a ball building that thing, and your rate of progress is nothing short of staggering.

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/3/10 9:04 a.m.

When I look at the progress it seems like I went really slow but when I look at the dates then I realize the progress was quite speedy.

JoeyM
JoeyM Reader
4/3/10 10:16 a.m.

Cool. It's always nice to see a locost-style build that isn't a seven clone. I like your a-arms:

aussiesmg
aussiesmg SuperDork
4/3/10 11:03 a.m.

I can't believe I am saying this about a 3.5 but, WANT

DrBoost
DrBoost Dork
4/3/10 11:40 a.m.

Dangit! I see I'm not going to be able to stop reading this till I get to the end.
I think the 3.5L and autostick trans are pretty sweet.

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/3/10 1:39 p.m.
ScottRA21 wrote: Looks great man, glad to see you're having fun out east :D

If you are going to call me an easterner you better live in the pacific ocean

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/3/10 1:43 p.m.

Checked your profile.........you do live in the ocean.

4eyes
4eyes Reader
4/5/10 2:49 p.m.

Thank God you didn't butcher the Europa

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/6/10 6:47 a.m.

Dude I never even sat in the europa, I am 6'4"and weigh 325lbs. It was never even an option. Of course I acquired it for cheap and it paid for the trailer so it was an acceptable deal.

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/23/10 8:57 a.m.

http://www.youtube.com/user/MyEgoman New video for you guys to look at.

splitime
splitime Reader
4/23/10 9:11 a.m.

That looks like ALOT of fun. Thanks for sharing it with us :)

Tom Heath
Tom Heath Marketing / Club Coordinator
4/23/10 9:15 a.m.

I like it!

Kia_racer
Kia_racer Reader
4/23/10 9:17 a.m.

Cool.

Appleseed
Appleseed SuperDork
4/23/10 3:23 p.m.

Egoman is officially the hero of the week. Complete, comprehensive build log and lots of humor. Dig. The random shots of the thermometer ruled.

Any thoughts as to the body panels?

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
4/23/10 4:44 p.m.

The Brain sez: "YES!"

Two thumbs up. How many "..hey could you build me one of those?" have you recieved?

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/23/10 4:47 p.m.

As an autocrosser it will be naked. For track use later it will get the sports racer look.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve SuperDork
4/23/10 5:25 p.m.

I always thought that the 3.5HO motor from the Intrepid R/T or SRT would be a good swap candidate.

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/23/10 9:33 p.m.

We thought about putting the drivetrain in the lotus........but apparently they arent built for someone my size.

friedgreencorrado
friedgreencorrado SuperDork
4/24/10 1:55 a.m.
egoman wrote: We thought about putting the drivetrain in the lotus........but apparently they arent built for someone my size.

I thought that's why you were building something for yourself in the first place!

Seriously, though...for bodywork, maybe you could find a start by searching ads for SCCA D and C Sports racers. Many of the older cars have become obsolete in the face of all these Euro "track day" cars (Radicals, etc.). The folks with older "homebuilt" cars seem to be trying to unload their stuff..

http://www.race-cars.com/carsold/other/1109711811/1109711811pp.htm

The website says that one's sold, but I'll bet there's a few more that haven't been...

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim Dork
4/24/10 2:30 a.m.

Great, another website full of enablement. And i'm getting a bad case of "want, must have, surely would die without" over this:

http://www.race-cars.com/carsales/lotus/1248738625/1248738625ss.htm

egoman
egoman New Reader
4/25/10 9:58 p.m.

Updated the build log with several more posts, have a look.

egoman
egoman New Reader
5/4/10 5:17 p.m.

http://www.locostusa.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=7995&start=450 More updates.

unevolved
unevolved Reader
5/4/10 6:17 p.m.

Looks good, I just read through the entire thread.

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