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3 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

GAZ will show their new truck/pickup - Vepr NEXT

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Liking it til I get to the front clip.

 

Seems like it's trying too hard to look like an american truck. Loose the wacky plastic bullshit and put a proper, no bullshit chunk of steel and some normal headlamps there.

 

Also, that slope on the windshield.  Can we get back to a more upright bit of glazing? steeply sloped glass makes for nasty glare.

 

The rest?

 

A proper truck.

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34 minutes ago, LostCosmonaut said:

Dumbass in Houston decided to take his new Ferrari out for a spin:

 

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Said "Spin" looks like it turned into a "float poorly" followed by a "swim".

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Has anyone here tried to make a hybrid out of their car? 

 

Me and a mate have been thinking about making a "Separate parallel hybrid" out of his Honda Civic 1996. 

Idea was to take out the spare wheel, rework the rear suspension and wheels, cut out holes for the axles, add a differential and a forklift electric motor inside where the spare wheel was.

The rear seats would be completely removed, and batteries would be placed where they seats was located. 

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9 hours ago, Xoon said:

Has anyone here tried to make a hybrid out of their car? 

 

Me and a mate have been thinking about making a "Separate parallel hybrid" out of his Honda Civic 1996. 

Idea was to take out the spare wheel, rework the rear suspension and wheels, cut out holes for the axles, add a differential and a forklift electric motor inside where the spare wheel was.

The rear seats would be completely removed, and batteries would be placed where they seats was located. 

 

So you're essentially giving up power density, adding weight, and chopping a perfectly good ricer up that could use a turbo and a honda vtech swap?

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15 hours ago, Oedipus Wreckx-n-Effect said:

 

So you're essentially giving up power density, adding weight, and chopping a perfectly good ricer up that could use a turbo and a honda vtech swap?

Hench the "thinking about". First of course we want to turbocharge it and mess with it to get more power, suspension and exhaust upgrades included. And tires.

 

Any suggestions? 

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On 8/31/2017 at 8:56 AM, Xoon said:

Has anyone here tried to make a hybrid out of their car? 

 

Me and a mate have been thinking about making a "Separate parallel hybrid" out of his Honda Civic 1996. 

Idea was to take out the spare wheel, rework the rear suspension and wheels, cut out holes for the axles, add a differential and a forklift electric motor inside where the spare wheel was.

The rear seats would be completely removed, and batteries would be placed where they seats was located. 

 

Forget a forktruck mill.

 

You want a starter/dynamo from a gas turbine engine. A big one . 

 

Forklift motors are not going to offer you any potential for dynamic breaking (At least the ones I worked on), and were not going to offer much power.

the starter dynamo/Dynastart from a good sized gas turbine will have gobs of torque at low end, endless top end, and if you get your speed controller switching right, will charge the batteries when you begin sucking the seat up into your asshole at ~125 MPh and let the go pedal slack. 

 

You then want the IRS assembly from a 70's Nissan/Datsun Z car or 710.  From this you can have AWD gas or electric, and a way to have a front mount engine, or rear mount E-drive. 

 

If you hit a scrapyard and look at the unit, struts, cage and all,  you will see what I mean. You can "backdrive" the trans from the motor via a gearset at the front of the Z diff, and also have a gas mill driving all four wheels.

 

Matching the gear ratios will be the challenge,and finding a place to hide the batteries. That's why the few EMV's I've dealt with were based on 2WD Nissan or Toyota trucks. 

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8 hours ago, Xoon said:

Hench the "thinking about". First of course we want to turbocharge it and mess with it to get more power, suspension and exhaust upgrades included. And tires.

 

Any suggestions? 

 

If it doesn't have the 3.0 or 3.5 vtec engine, put one in it and stick a turbo kit in the thing. 

 

Past that, stiffen up the suspension and rip up the pavement.

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8 hours ago, Xoon said:

Hench the "thinking about". First of course we want to turbocharge it and mess with it to get more power, suspension and exhaust upgrades included. And tires.

 

Any suggestions? 

Or, Just say the following. 

 

FUCK IT.

 

http://www.lsxmag.com/news/swap-insanity-454-lsx-engine-in-a-96-honda-civic/

 

SWAP A 454 INTO IT

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   In the September issue of the magazine "Behind the wheel," the article by Maxim Kadakov and Maxim Sachkov "There is no bad weather for the Kortedzh" is published, in which the authors report the latest known news on the "Cortege" project for the development of Russian cars of the government-representative class, with the leading role of the State Research Center of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise " Research Automobile Institute "(NAMI).

   So, it is reported that the cars should be ready for the inauguration of the Russian President in 2018, which will be held in May 2018. Therefore, the work on the project "Cortege" (the official name of the "Unified Modular Platform", EMP) is in full swing. Several prototypes have already been made that are being calibrated and tested. Based on their results, the developers make the necessary adjustments to the design and prepare the documentation for serial production. All tests are carried out on sedans EMP-4123.

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One of the prototypes of the sedan EMP-4123 project "Cortege" is primed at the Likino bus plant of "GAZ Group", probably in the spring of 2017 (c) vk.com/russiancarsindustry

 

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   A significant part is occupied by climatic tests. The assembled cooling system circuit was tested in the GAZ climatic laboratory. They had to show how aggregates and systems will behave at extreme temperatures. One of the requirements of the technical task - all the machines of the project EMP must work flawlessly in the temperature range from -40 to +50.

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   Referring to the developers, the authors note that all machines based on EMP will be hybrid. Between the gasoline engine (in the scale engines V12 and V8, as well as the in-line "fours") and the gearbox there is an electric motor that helps with sharp acceleration and simultaneously double as a starter-generator. It twists the internal combustion engine before starting revolutions and is powered by a high-voltage lithium-ion battery. And that in the cold the battery starts to give electricity, a separate heater circuit is built in the separate cooling circuit of the battery.

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4 hours ago, LoooSeR said:

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One of the prototypes of the sedan EMP-4123 project "Cortege" is primed at the Likino bus plant of "GAZ Group", probably in the spring of 2017 (c) vk.com/russiancarsindustry

 

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On 2.9.2017 at 1:27 AM, Meplat said:

 

Forget a forktruck mill.

 

You want a starter/dynamo from a gas turbine engine. A big one . 

 

Forklift motors are not going to offer you any potential for dynamic breaking (At least the ones I worked on), and were not going to offer much power.

the starter dynamo/Dynastart from a good sized gas turbine will have gobs of torque at low end, endless top end, and if you get your speed controller switching right, will charge the batteries when you begin sucking the seat up into your asshole at ~125 MPh and let the go pedal slack. 

 

You then want the IRS assembly from a 70's Nissan/Datsun Z car or 710.  From this you can have AWD gas or electric, and a way to have a front mount engine, or rear mount E-drive. 

 

If you hit a scrapyard and look at the unit, struts, cage and all,  you will see what I mean. You can "backdrive" the trans from the motor via a gearset at the front of the Z diff, and also have a gas mill driving all four wheels.

 

Matching the gear ratios will be the challenge,and finding a place to hide the batteries. That's why the few EMV's I've dealt with were based on 2WD Nissan or Toyota trucks. 

Now, where do I find a gas turbine starter?

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12 hours ago, Xoon said:

Now, where do I find a gas turbine starter?

"Trade-A-Plane", Ebay, various gov surplus auctions.. If you live near Tucson they are all over the place.

 

There are not scarce, should not be super expensive, and are pretty hard to burn up. But they are also obscenely dangerous, as they need pretty serious bench mounts for testing. A common machinist's vise will notdo, and a bracket MIG'd out of mild steel will stretch and fail if stressed. 

 

I've had a couple, intending to make them into standalone gensets, but never had the right combo of "huge, cheap generator" (here a dynastart/ starter/dynamo) and "huge, cheap engine" at the same time.

 

As it is I presently have a decent generator, and waterpump, and small wheeled chassis, and lead on a hand cranked Hatz Diesel.

 

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      The heart of GTO option on the Lemans was the 389 cubic inch V8 used in Pontiac full size cars. The V8 was rated a 325 horsepower. The biggest V8 the car came with normally was the 326. The GTO option also included the choice of a close ratio four speed Muncie transmission, and heavy duty suspension and brakes. It could also include Pontiacs Safe-T-track limited slip differential with gear ratio choices of 3.23, 3.55, 3.90, 4.10, and if I recall right, 4.56.  The name was strait up ripped off from Ferrari, by Delorean. You could also order the package with triple carburetors, also known as tri-power, and it upped the engines horsepower to 335.
       
       
      GM and Pontiac found out about it, but Wangers had gone out and showed the car to some big dealers in the Detroit area and they already had big orders so GM corporate, and Pontiac let it be produced, the general manager told Delorean he would have the last laugh because there was no way they could even sell the 5000 that had been authorized, and Pontiac would have to eat the loss on inventory they couldn't sell, and it would be his ass. It sold more than 32,000 units, as a really un advertised option, so Delorean and Estes won the day, and the ban on big engines in mid size cars was lifted, and the GTO became its own model, still based on the Lemans/tempest platform,  but with no small engine choices.
       
      The other GM brands caught up with their own special models in 1965, Chevrolet with the SS 396 Chevelle, Oldsmobile with the 442, and Buick with the GS. GM still put a size restriction on motors and their A-Body mid-size models, but it was now 400 cubic inches, and all the brands had motors that could be grown well past this and already had been and were used in the full-size car lines.  Even this restriction would be pulled in 1970 because other major brands were stuffing huge motors in mid and even the newer smaller cars and GM was losing out.
       
      Ford and Chrysler and even AMC didn't just sit back and watch GM reap the reward, Ford had come out with their ‘Pony’ car the Mustang, in 1964, and it was also a huge success, but it was no performance car, even with the top of the line V8 option, a GTO would eat it alive, handing and acceleration wise.  Ford also had mid-size cars with large V8 options, but none that had been packaged like the GTO and they were light on good large V8s in the early 60s, plus their mid-size cars were ugly as hell.  The Mustang would grow into its own later in the 60s, in particular, when Carol Shelby started playing with them. They never had a great mid-size muscle car that wasn't ugly though.
       
      Chrysler had cars that could be considered muscle cars, but before 68 they were all so ugly, no one but weirdos drove them. They did have some very powerful engine combos, and they really hit the scene hard with the introduction of the cheap as hell but big engine powered Plymouth Road-Runner in 1968, you could buy a very fast Road-Runner for a lot less than you could even a base model GTO.  For a classier Chrysler they had their Plymouth GTX line, and Dodge had their beautiful Charger. The Cuda got an update in 1970, so it wasn’t really really ugly anymore, and the same platform was used to give Dodge the Challenger.  These cars fit more into the pony car scheme though. The main point is Chrysler produced ugly cars until 1968.
       
      GM would jump into the pony car scene in 1967 with the introduction of the first gen F-body. Chevrolet got the Camaro, and Pontiac got the Firebird. These cars were introduced with engine options up to 400 cubic inches, though, when they got a 396, or 400, they were slightly detuned so the mid-size cars still had an ‘advantage’, there was just a little tab that restricted the secondaries on the quadrajet carb.
       
      The whole thing came crashing down and by 1973, the muscle car was all but dead, and the US car industry was in a slump it would not recover from until the late 80s, also when the muscle car returned in a weird way with the Buick Gran National. While it lasted the muscle-car era produced some iconic cars, and some very rare but interesting ones. Most of them looked pretty damn cool though, and by now, they are very rare to see as daily driven cars. They exist; I pass a 68 SS Camaro all the time. Now even a base model muscle car or pony car that's rusted all to hell can be more then 8 to 10 grand, and you will spend triple that making it into a nice car.
       
      1970 was probably the peak year, and some very powerful cars came out that year and that year only. Chevrolet offered the SS Chevelle with the LS6 454, pumping out 450 HP. Buick, Oldsmobile and Pontiac all had very high horsepower 455 cubic inch V8s in the GSX, 442, and GTO models. Government safety restrictions, smog restrictions that required a lot of crap to be added to the engines, and high insurance prices all worked to kill these cars, and the final straw was the gas crisis.  The US Auto industry was a barren waste land unless you liked trucks, until about 1986.
       
      The cars never lost popularity though, but their worth has fluctuated a lot. You could buy just about anything in the late 70s and early 80s, and you could gate rare stuff a low prices, but by the late 80s the collectors had started getting into muscle cars and the prices went crazy. No, unless you want to spend a lot of money, you’re not going to be driving around a classic car from that era. On the upside, the aftermarket parts scene has gotten so extensive, you can build a 1968 Camaro, or 1970 Chevelle almost from scratch, since the body shell and just about all the body panels are being produced. You’re looking at about 14 grand just for the body shell of a 1970 Chevelle, from there you looking at a huge chunk of change to build it all the way, but it could be done. I suspect they are used to put a very rare, but totaled cars back into shape.
       
      It’s nice to be helping with the restoration of one of these cars, without being tied to the cost. I can have fun taking it apart, and putting it back together without worrying about how I was going to fund it. I also have more tools for working on cars than my father in law, and know more about GM cars, so I’m appreciated, and that’s nice. I just with the owner was willing to upgrade the thing a little, you can really go a long way to making an old muscle car handle and stop well, and be more reliable and safe with upgrades not much more than rebuilding everything dead stock, and putting upgraded suspension on a otherwise numbers matching car really doesn't hurt the value, especially if you put all the stock shit in boxes and save it. I’m not paying for it though so it is of course his call, and putting it back together stock is easier in most cases. I really wish it was a 68 GTO because, man I still know those cars, and every time we run into some stupid Chevy thing, I’m like, man, Pontiacs are so  much better, and I get dirty looks.  BUT THEY ARE!!!
       
      Anyway, I said I would write something up, and there it is. 
       
       
       
      Hopefully we have a few guys in here who dig on American Iron and will post about the cars they loved, and yes, I mean in that way,

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