My big boy toys

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spinningwheels
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My big boy toys

Post by spinningwheels » Fri Jan 24, 2014 8:38 pm

Here is a vid of what i do,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOaenKZL ... e=youtu.be



With the mobillity scooter we will try to break the world speed recod , hope to get it up till 120 MPH on the 1/4
The new project is a smart with two 1000 cc honda motorbike engines, turbocharged and on E 85 good for 500 HP
Lot´s more ideas for builds, want to make a steam powerd mobillity scooter, looking for plans of a 1,5 HP engine.
our FB page with pics and some vids ,
https://www.facebook.com/pages/American ... ts&fref=ts


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oldvan
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Re: My big boy toys

Post by oldvan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 1:22 am

Crazy good time. Thanks for sharing.


PS: Watch out for those trees! :D

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steamin10
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Re: My big boy toys

Post by steamin10 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:44 am

I have seen the big wheel thing before. But i dont know how you steer it, or see around the thing. Pretty impractical. Now the scooter is something else, and like a barstool racer, it is on my bucket list.

Nice Flag paint job by the way, well done.
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We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart. My computer beat me at chess, but not kickboxing
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spinningwheels
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Re: My big boy toys

Post by spinningwheels » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:33 pm

The monowheel stears by shifting your weight, Its not made to be practial just for the fun of building and becouse it can.
Same with the mobillity scooter, to be real there is no practical use for a mobillity scooter that is able to do 120 mph on the 1/4 mile.
It´s all just for fun.

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Re: My big boy toys

Post by spinningwheels » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:30 pm

We need more space to transport our toy´s, so I got me this 58 ft buss.
Think it will make a nice toy hauler
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Re: My big boy toys

Post by steamin10 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:37 pm

Hey HEY! The magic of thinking BIG! ..(Yikes!)
Big Dave, former Millwright, Electrician, Environmental conditioning, and back yard Fixxit guy. Now retired, persuing boats, trains, and broken relics.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart. My computer beat me at chess, but not kickboxing
It is not getting caught in the rain, its learning to dance in it. People saying good morning, should have to prove it.

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Re: My big boy toys

Post by warmstrong1955 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:10 pm

steamin10 wrote:Hey HEY! The magic of thinking BIG! ..(Yikes!)

Yeah.... but the noise it makes goin' down the boulevard is 'gallon-gallon-gallon-gallon'.

Double yikes!

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Re: My big boy toys

Post by GlennW » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:38 am

warmstrong1955 wrote:Yeah.... but the noise it makes goin' down the boulevard is 'gallon-gallon-gallon-gallon'.
Prolly more like "litre-litre-litre-litre-litre"
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Re: My big boy toys

Post by spinningwheels » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:08 pm

Fuel consumption is not that bad, its about the same as I´ll get on my chevy C30 dually with the 454 engine from 1979
9 - 9,5 MPG

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Re: My big boy toys

Post by steamin10 » Fri Feb 07, 2014 1:23 pm

At the electric company where we did outdoor signage and traffc lights, we had a bucket truck one tonner with 454, and it was a pig. Only about 11-12 mpg. I changed it to a 350 open loop injection, and it pulled the truck as well and 17-18 mpg.

Myself I picked up my 97 Ford 350 dual cab dually with the International 444E. After a cam change for a lube failure, and checking the chip that replaced the California smog chip, it got 24-26 mpg expressway and 19 around town with a 9k lb vehicle. it actually beats my 97 Ford Ranger 4.0 that is steady 19-21 mpg all around. My 02 Rescue Ranger that is moms driver, gets a steady 20 mpg, but it is a regular cab, and 3.0 engine. A lttle under my expectation, but it goes-goes-goes, with all the travel junk mom does.

Car must be taken as the fuel content may be a bit diferent, as our diesel summer blend has a bit more wax in it , and winter blend is a bit hotter. Other variations may apply for regular gasoline, beyond the added Alchahol BS added here for the tree huggers. (I think its BS, but it is renewable, where crude is limited).

Nice to see the BIG toys. Gets me thinking ...
Big Dave, former Millwright, Electrician, Environmental conditioning, and back yard Fixxit guy. Now retired, persuing boats, trains, and broken relics.
We have enough youth, how about a fountain of Smart. My computer beat me at chess, but not kickboxing
It is not getting caught in the rain, its learning to dance in it. People saying good morning, should have to prove it.

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