Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

I've spent the last hour reading up on this.

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

GO FORTH AND DOMINATE!!!!

As a quick aside:

My step dad, his fiend and I went to NJ to pick up a 32 for 2 door sedan and an extra body.  Body went into the bed of the truck, Sedan went on to the trailer.  We were crossing the Tacony Palmyra bridge, hit an expansion joint, and next thing you know, the trailer was passing us on the left, heading for a bridge full of oncoming traffic.  The driver floored the truck, pulled ahead, and eased onto the brakes, slowing the trailer.  We struggled to pick the trailer up, but his friend was strong "like a bull" and muscled it up.  When we got to our house, the jack in the front looked strikingly similar to yours.  a BFH straightened it up.

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

You're further along than we are at this point. Our motor is still on the stand and I have to split the trans yet again before we drop it all in the car.

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453 (edited by darkostoj 2018-10-09 07:51 PM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

https://i.imgur.com/UiSKUQ0.jpg

Haven't done this since I was Skate or Die

https://i.imgur.com/yxEUTBE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/m8zmaKm.jpg

YES, I DROVE IT.  CAR IS SIICKKKK

https://i.imgur.com/zN6aECi.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/dudflxL.jpg

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

darkostoj wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/UiSKUQ0.jpg

Haven't done this since I was Skate or Die

https://i.imgur.com/yxEUTBE.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/m8zmaKm.jpg

YES, I DROVE IT.  CAR IS SIICKKKK

https://i.imgur.com/zN6aECi.jpg


Sweet!

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Cheering big time here in Seattle.  Can't wait for the next few days to unfold.

Good luck, Darko.

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Video or it didn't happen,  Let's hear it run!!

Congrats and good luck getting everything finished up over the next couple days!

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

egesledder wrote:

Video or it didn't happen,  Let's hear it run!!

Congrats and good luck getting everything finished up over the next couple days!

double all of this.  more videos and congrats are in order!

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Wow, just wow.

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

darkostoj wrote:

https://i.imgur.com/UiSKUQ0.jpg

Question: Can Darko reduce the cost basis for the car by selling blue towels to those who just want to polish the hood ornament?

This could be a _big_ moneymaker....

460 (edited by incomplete 2018-10-10 01:30 PM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

and seriously, i haven't hit refresh this much on a forum thread in years.  smile

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

https://i.imgur.com/cqEaApE.jpg

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

That is truly magnificent.

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

What's left on your list?

Looks like windshield and hood need to go back on, and other misc safety related items?

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464 (edited by fleming95 2018-10-11 09:51 AM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

In the glory of the car looking like it's _almost_ finished I didn't even notice until today the stylin' amber headlights!

Ya know, I've heard the line that is something like 'luck is the result of being prepared at the right time' and I'd say this thing is pure luck by that standard!

(BTW, don't forget to close off the gaps between the radiator and the surrounding bodywork - wouldn't want to overheat the snake...)


(Also, in a completely off-the-wall result to my search for that 'luck' quote I found this:

The Belief in Good Luck Scale

which, viewed through the lens of Lemons, has great comedy::

"...belief in good luck was not related to general optimism, academic pessimism, self-esteem, desire for control, or  achievement motivation (emphasis mine)... There was also evidence that belief in good luck  was distinct  from feeling fortunate or generally satisfied with one’s life."

(Is that why I feel lucky when the K car is around, even when I'm bleeding?)

465 (edited by darkostoj 2018-10-11 04:43 PM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

SEND ALL THE LUCK

NOT DONE BUT DOESN'T MATTER

https://i.imgur.com/qHJwJAt.jpg

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466 (edited by Emyr 2018-10-11 04:57 PM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Livestreaming from the pits?

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Erm...that trailer looks brand new. 

Have a frickin blast, Darko!  I'll be toting around that chunk of body panel this weekend as my good luck charm for you.

Dave

468

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

I'm probably alone in this thought, but I think what's left should be 'detailed'.  At least wiped down.  It's still a RR afterall.

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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

bilcoh wrote:

Erm...that trailer looks brand new. 

Have a frickin blast, Darko!  I'll be toting around that chunk of body panel this weekend as my good luck charm for you.

Dave

I think you may be the only person in the world that has a body panel from a Rolls-Royce cut with a hole saw

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470 (edited by bilcoh 2018-10-12 07:32 AM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

darkostoj wrote:

I think you may be the only person in the world that has a body panel from a Rolls-Royce cut with a hole saw

If you manage the overall win, I will have the most valuable Rolls Royce body panel ever cut out with a hole saw!

Go Viperoyce!!

471

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Spank wrote:

2018-08-01 04:37 PM

They won't care. And they won't claim your car.

Build what you want. Race what you want. Expect that you may possibly get penalty laps from time to time to satisfy whiners (like me) and to throw up some semblance that they DO care. But, really, build and bring whatever you want. When a Yugo finishes higher than you in the standings it'll make good wrapup video fodder.

However, at this point (and please don't take offense), I'd say the over / under of this car actually showing up to compete at a Lemons race and being tech ready ain't too good.

I DO hope I'm wrong.


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Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

Just wondering what class this will go into...
Thoughts, votes?
Clearly over $500 limit (even adjusted for inflation from the beginning of Lemons= ?$750ish), but certainly falls under the ol' Lemons Loophole clause (maybe not Korean Luxury, but British Luxury is close enough)...besides, who's counting anyways...
Maybe Class A: since it has an awesome Viper engine
Or Maybe Class C: where any Rolls Royce belongs
Or just Class B: since this is simply where cars are dumped if they are "none of the above"--not fast enough for A, but not crappy enough for C.

Personally, I would vote for C, no penalty laps.  I would predict that the car will finish and do fairly well in C.  Besides, I would just LOVE to see that thing pass me in my B jalopy...hopefully it will make it to some East coast races
It probably has a good chance of winning C down the line, if it stays in Lemons, anyways...

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473

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

I'm curious about the weight as it sits now.  I'm sure darkostoj has a set of scales.

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474 (edited by incomplete 2018-10-12 11:39 AM)

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

MZAVARIN wrote:

Just wondering what class this will go into...
Maybe Class A: since it has an awesome Viper engine
Or Maybe Class C: where any Rolls Royce belongs
Or just Class B: since this is simply where cars are dumped if they are "none of the above"--not fast enough for A, but not crappy enough for C.

i'm going to go w/Class A...  it's got a beast of a motor and while it probably won't finish (even if it's ready and passes tech), it has zomgpotential once sorted.  and if sorted, it may, like team baka's s2000-powered s600, be told that it probably won't ever be allowed to win.

the only way it'll be bumped down to C or something is if darokstoj keep showing up w/the car for races, and continually breaks all while continuing to show the Lemons spirit.  the analogue for this is the stupidly quick, but usually self-destructing chotus.

of course, i could be (and most likely am) completely wrong.  smile

Re: I bought a Rolls Royce and want to build it.

MZAVARIN wrote:

Just wondering what class this will go into...
[snip]
Thoughts, votes?

Personally, I would vote for C, no penalty laps.
[snip]

[Outsider's opinion - I do not yet have even a completed racer, team, or entry, so no dog in this hunt.]

Said he made $15k parting the truck the engine came from.
Rolls Royce starting point.
How old is the rear axle?
Time frame of the build.
Magnificence of the result.

This is in a class by itself. Call it class "V".

Or, "C" with no penalty laps.