Topic: The Lemons Supercar

As some of you know, Judge Frank aka Frankdatank aka Team Running with Scissors, Judge Scott, and myself have purchased a shell of a supercar for $600.
The car was listed for $650 and Frank talked the owner down. He kinda felt bad about it too. Then he came to his senses.

The car was put into a mini-warehouse before the owner moved to Australia (6 years ago). Delinquent rent led the landlord to sell the contents: enter CraigsList
Less than 24 hours after posting the ad, it was on my trailer.


http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/13710_471852252850606_1979165857_n.jpg

After loading the shell, the landlord said "if you see any parts that might belong to the car, go ahead and take them".
There were Audi, Benz, Porsche, BMW, Rover, Peugeot, Dodge and Ducatti parts, but not much that belonged to our car.
Impatiently, the landlord said, "Why dont you boys take all the parts. It will save me space in my dumpster".

if you need parts, look here

I invited some friends over on saturday, and we moved the car into Hoonatic Racing Fabworks, but where to shop for Supercar parts on a Lemons budget? Hell if I know, so I'm mixing stuff up.
Frank and I are road tripping to Dallas this week to pick up some 70's British suspension bits to try to make it a roller.
I went to the eBay Australia site to find some JDM tail lights to a riceburner that was never offered stateside for a little bit of style.

Chief Perp has offered these suggestions for a motor:
Ford V8-60
Twin 13B Mazda's inline
Caterpillar diesel
Supra L6 with tinfoil-coated cam covers
Cummins with top stacks
454 or 460
BMW 750il V12
Inline 6 with a junkyard Eaton blower off of a Buick

Obviously we have a lot of engine room (it is a supercar, after all) but i want to keep the weight down, so i may just rule out the heavy iron stuff.

Yee-Haw 2010 "Most Heroic Fix" & "I Got Screwed" -2 trophies for 1 lap, but I took checkered on my lap.
Gator-O-Rama 2012 "Organizers Choice" -2 laps 1 trophy, but i still finished ahead of an E30
Yee-Haw 2013 No trophy -26 laps, I think I see a pattern here
Gator-O-Rama 2014 "Waiting for the Last Minute Call from the Governor Award" -who's counting? John

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As a supercar, it needs to have an appropriate engine, or the most inappropriate engine you can find.

Appropriate: V12s.  Supercars must have a V12, so you have options from Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes!

Inappropriate: Tractor/equipment/80's truck IDI non turbo diesel.  Two stroke outboard motor.  International Harvester anything.  Flathead anything.

Chris from 3 Pedal Mafia

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I sense a lot of bullshit in this story.

No, seriously there are a buncha cows and stuff.  big_smile

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Air cooled flat 6!

13X losers (or is 14 now?) refusing to learn from our failures.
Organizer's Choice!  Trophy should have a bottle opener on it.

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And obviously that car cover is very wrong.   Whatever is under the cover is certainly not "Reliable".

Chris from 3 Pedal Mafia

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Sonic wrote:

As a supercar, it needs to have an appropriate engine, or the most inappropriate engine you can find.

Appropriate: V12s.  Supercars must have a V12, so you have options from Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes!

What, no Lamborghini?  No Ferrari?  No Aston Martin?

This sound like a good application for a twin V6 installation.

bs

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Beer on me at the lost in the dark world headquarters?

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2012 Gulf region champs

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I vote it's an E-type.

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Wetbed0 wrote:

I vote it's an E-type.

E-type Jag ≠ Super car

Except, maybe

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http://www.hb-industries.com/Parts%20&a … plies.html

http://www.hb-industries.com/images/Parts%20&%20Supplies/buick%20straight%208%20overhead%20valve%20003.jpg

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Prolong the mystery by racing it with the car cover.

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1980 KV Mini 1: Worst of Show and Fright Pig Supremo 2009 Concours d'Lemons
1978 H Special: Second-Round Elimination 2010 Lemons Pinewood Derby at Sears Pointless
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I think the V-12 idea has merit.

How about a Detroit Diesel 12-71?  S/F....Ken M

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it needs to have an appropriate engine, or the most inappropriate engine you can find.

Appropriate: V12s.  Supercars must have a V12, so you have options from Jaguar, BMW and Mercedes!

V12 would be nice. I found a rough running 750 for a grand. I really want to do a Triton V10 with a 5 speed, but I'm out voted by the rest of the team on that one.

Yee-Haw 2010 "Most Heroic Fix" & "I Got Screwed" -2 trophies for 1 lap, but I took checkered on my lap.
Gator-O-Rama 2012 "Organizers Choice" -2 laps 1 trophy, but i still finished ahead of an E30
Yee-Haw 2013 No trophy -26 laps, I think I see a pattern here
Gator-O-Rama 2014 "Waiting for the Last Minute Call from the Governor Award" -who's counting? John

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How long is the engine compartment?

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Currently 1-2 vs. Team Fairlylame in the Class of 1964 Championships

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SpaceFrank wrote:

How long is the engine compartment?

All the way from the radiator support to the firewall.

Team Lost in the Dark
Winner " I got screwed" and "Jay's dream car"
2012 Gulf region champs

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Well, at least we know it's front-engined now.

Command Pilot/Flight Director, Escape Velocity Racing
Index of Effluency, Heroic Fix, Class C Trophy, now hopelessly gunning for Class B.
Currently 1-2 vs. Team Fairlylame in the Class of 1964 Championships

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Tell me it's not a Viper shell o_O

K Car Stalker

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shouldn't there be a way to couple 3 iron dukes for a 453 ci straight 12?

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SpaceFrank wrote:

Well, at least we know it's front-engined now.

who says I know anything?

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2012 Gulf region champs

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Drdanteiii wrote:

shouldn't there be a way to couple 3 iron dukes for a 453 ci straight 12?

4 Geo Metro motors. 4 liter straight 12! 250hp!

K Car Stalker

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http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/ff_068ToyotaSupra.jpg

Ta-Da, a 10 second car!

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gm2 wrote:

http://www.alicia-logic.com/capsimages/ff_068ToyotaSupra.jpg

Ta-Da, a 10 second car!

My racecar goes faster on the trailer than it does on the track.

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stimpyvan wrote:

Air cooled flat 6!

TWIN Air Cooled flat sixes!

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Sparky Pete wrote:
stimpyvan wrote:

Air cooled flat 6!

TWIN Air Cooled flat sixes!

13 briggs and stratton 10hp air cooled engines?

The Roto-Racer '89 Merkur:  If it ain't rusting, It ain't racing.

'14 Real Hoopties of NJ: Judges Choice

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Drdanteiii wrote:

13 briggs and stratton 10hp air cooled engines?

This is clearly the only answer.

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