singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/23/18 8:18 a.m.

I am looking for photos of a car I remember seeing a while back with the engine pushed back and to the passenger side. There is a bulkhead between the driver and engine and no interior space. I have searched online by can't get the correct search terms to get what I want. Help!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/23/18 8:24 a.m.

I assume this isn't a drag car?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
2/23/18 8:25 a.m.

Also, is it that black Mercury Montego road racer?

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
2/23/18 8:26 a.m.
VegasNick
VegasNick New Reader
2/23/18 8:27 a.m.

Supermodified asphalt cars?

 

ace37
ace37 New Reader
2/23/18 11:24 a.m.

There was that 4wd hayabusa powered kart/car that ran Pikes Peak, didn’t the owner do something he called Project Dragon later? Pretty sure the motor was mounted to the side of the driver on that. I thought Sector 111 had some link to that work but they recently appear to have folded.

Ransom
Ransom PowerDork
2/23/18 11:29 a.m.

I'm thinking of everything from the turbine Indy car to the Palatov DP4.

More details about type of racing and any other characteristics you can recall would help...

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Reader
2/23/18 11:41 a.m.

kb58
kb58 SuperDork
2/23/18 11:46 a.m.

Mallocks are arranged that way.

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/23/18 12:38 p.m.
VegasNick said:

Supermodified asphalt cars?

 

This is the closest to what I am thinking. I will look more into these. But whatever it was, it definitely was meant to turn both ways. 

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/23/18 12:38 p.m.

Not a drag car, I think this was maybe something like a Trans-Am car or similar

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Reader
2/23/18 12:41 p.m.

Second gen can am car 

MotorsportsGordon
MotorsportsGordon Reader
2/23/18 12:41 p.m.

ncjay
ncjay SuperDork
2/23/18 12:57 p.m.

http://bangshift.com/general-news/ver-mulm-camaro/ 

There is an autocrossing Camaro with the engine placed in the passenger's seat.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
2/23/18 1:06 p.m.
ncjay said:

http://bangshift.com/general-news/ver-mulm-camaro/ 

There is an autocrossing Camaro with the engine placed in the passenger's seat.

It's not an uncommon layout for Emod cars. Loosecannon's Emod "MGB" has the same layout.

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
2/23/18 3:36 p.m.

The Mallock jumped to mind.

 

Of course there is our own GRM evilgenius (loosecannon)  who has built an "MGB?" with the specified configuration

 

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/24/18 8:29 a.m.

Bingo! That Camaro and Loosecannon's build is exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/24/18 8:33 a.m.

This is the exact picture I was looking for.

Stampie
Stampie UltraDork
2/24/18 9:34 a.m.

What?  A turbo in the passenger seat wasn't enough?  Now you want a whole engine there?

loosecannon
loosecannon Dork
2/24/18 12:24 p.m.

singleslammer
singleslammer PowerDork
2/24/18 12:29 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Maybe...

boxedfox
boxedfox New Reader
2/24/18 1:09 p.m.
singleslammer said:

This is the exact picture I was looking for.

So uh... What is that thing?

 

EDIT:

Never mind. It's this car, isn't it?

https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/articles/modified-masterpiece/

Thought it looked familiar.

LanEvo
LanEvo HalfDork
2/24/18 2:54 p.m.

We had a recent thread about the Allison Legacy chassis. The engine is pushed pretty far back. Sort of half-way into the cabin. Fully behind the front axles. 

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