P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/13/08 11:38 p.m.

With gas so expensive these things got CHEAP! It's a $50K+ truck and I paid thirty for it! Silver, big tires, black interior (seems cheap IMO).

. . .

It's a Power Wheels!!! Saw it at a garage sale and just HAD to get it! The stock battery is toast, but it's a twin-engine 12V model. Paid $30 (they were asking $50) and drug it home in the trunk of the cop car (just ever so slightly too big to get all the way in there and close the lid...).

I'm thinking an electric scooter battery to get it going again and then see what I can do for bigger motors

Any ideas?

2.0dohc New Reader
7/14/08 2:42 a.m.
P71 wrote: Any ideas?

odly enough, I do have a few ideas, most coming from this site

ignorant SuperDork
7/14/08 6:19 a.m.

modified power wheels.. c00L

GregTivo New Reader
7/14/08 7:20 a.m.

$30, sounds about right...oh, you bought a power wheels version....

P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/14/08 7:50 a.m.

They say no car batteries because of kid safety. Since only adults will be driving the H2, does that mean I'm OK?

suprf1y New Reader
7/14/08 8:21 a.m.

I put a car battery in my kids powerwheels jeep, and it worked fine. I thought it might be hard on it, but it lasted through 2 kids, and 12yrs of hardcore hauling. The wiring burned up pretty early, so I used a starter solenoid, and either pushbutton, or light switch. Stock batteries would last about 1 hr. The car battery would last all day.

P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/14/08 8:41 a.m.

SWEET! Any specifics for me?

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
7/14/08 9:01 a.m.

Bolt in largest battery that fits... giggle like a Mofo. ;)

P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/14/08 8:44 p.m.

Hehehe... Time to break out the sawzall and the Optima from the P71...

wyldpny New Reader
7/14/08 9:20 p.m.

I would assume it's for one of your kids though, right?

Josh Reader
7/14/08 10:23 p.m.

I was driving home from the beer store the other day, and I had to drive around a shirtless dude (20s, must have been 6'2") piloting a purple Power Wheels Barbie Pontiac Solstice right down the middle of the wrong side of the road. I think maybe he'd been to the same store earlier that day. It would have made my day if he had started doing donuts in it though :).

P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/14/08 11:01 p.m.

I don't have any kids. This is just for my girlfriend to terrorize the neighborhood with. I'll be picking up a go-kart sooner or later for myself.

atlantamx3 Dork
7/14/08 11:50 p.m.

Your girlfriend is either Asian or 10.


SkinnyG New Reader
7/15/08 12:10 a.m.

You need to use a starter motor - trust me.


P71 GRM+ Memberand Reader
7/15/08 12:29 a.m.

Close, she's Vegan.

2.0dohc New Reader
7/15/08 2:33 a.m.

just make sure to use a sealed battery ie not a vented lead acid one. acid on skin bad

GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand Dork
7/15/08 12:24 p.m.

If I could pick up Power Wheels vehicles for $30 or even $50, I'd have the world's most badass electric RC car by now

Tommy Suddard
Tommy Suddard GRM+ Member
7/15/08 5:42 p.m.

Kart frame, pull the body off and on like a funny car, Yamaha KT-100 kart engine.

Mental SuperDork
7/15/08 9:41 p.m.
2.0dohc wrote:
P71 wrote: Any ideas?
odly enough, I do have a few ideas, most coming from this site

Does anyone remeber the South Park when Cartman discovered such a thing as Home Schooling. He began to sing about what a wonderful thing it was.

My wife and I are about halfway through the adoption clearence process and looking over that site, I now know Eric was feeling....

fastEddie Dork
7/16/08 6:31 a.m.

Kids are great excuses sometimes!

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