Topic: Electric RX8 Racecar

So is anyone else actually planning an EV build for Lemons?

Building the Electric RoadRace  $200 RX8

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And in the background I spy a 67 corvair being converted to v8 audi.

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CMP September, prepare for electric domination.

Everybody grab your brooms, it's shenanigans!

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Have you run your plans by John Pagel yet?

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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Sure, the car has already been in three Lemons races. At Duff Beer we are OG EV racers.

Some updates will probably be required; when we started building this we went with the oldest and most established sanctioning ruleset we could find, the NEDRA rules (became part of the NHRA in 2012). People have been drag racing EV's for over 20 years and there's a pretty good set of safety guides, including SFI and FIA stuff. The new rules are based on the Pike's Peak Hill Climb rules, so I'll have to go through that and make sure that we are compliant, but I'm sure that we'll come up with something that we can race.

Everybody grab your brooms, it's shenanigans!

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That was easy, put a 10+ CFM blower on the battery box and we're good to go.

Everybody grab your brooms, it's shenanigans!

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rmcdaniels wrote:

Sure, the car has already been in three Lemons races. At Duff Beer we are OG EV racers.

Oh, I'm not worried about you guys. Well... I might worry for your sanity, but I'm not worried about you passing tech. Y'all are great.

My question was for the OP, who already removed large chunks of the structure of his car and sounds like he's not finished cutting yet. That RX-8 chassis is starting to look a lot like a certain Miata that failed Lemons tech with great prejudice at NOLA.

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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Holy crap, I never actually watched the video all the way through. I can't imagine that flying.

Everybody grab your brooms, it's shenanigans!

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In fact, I made that video mostly for Pagel, as you might notice, showing the structure was intact.
As I describe removing the roof structure is replaced by the cage.

The failed tech Miata Death Kart did not have doors hood fenders right? 
This RX8 would have all of that, I have another RX8 that is totally complete.

However, I am now planning to use a different car as my Lemons EV. 

I have a Subaru EZ30 H6 that might find its way into this RX8 for a mid-engine Lemons car.,,or not.

So no other EVs in Lemons? 
Everyone finally understand its going to be really really expensive and really can't win?

Oh and indeed I have a 67 Corvair with a 944 suspension and Audi 4.2 V8, and I committed (bought new flywheel and clutch, biggest expense)  to use the 944 transaxle and make it a 5-speed.
But it is not for Lemons.

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Yeah, looks like I got that wrong. Please bring that (or whatever other EV you have planned) to a race.

Everybody grab your brooms, it's shenanigans!