N8's single seat racer

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N8's single seat racer

Postby n8ball » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Well, I spotted this little race car on a local classified site. The guy had it listed at a good price, and I started drooling over it within 3 hours of it being listed. I had a problem though. In 2 weeks I was going to Mexico, for a family reunion/cruise/60th anniversary for my grandparents. "Pipe dream" I thought. No way am I buying another buggy right now. Fast forward 2 days, price drop. I thought, "it can't hurt to call him. Right?"

After chatting over the details a bit, I pretty much had to go look. I told the wife about my post work plans, and I would meet her and some coworkers downtown a couple hours later. She told me "Don't do anything stupid." Or "Just do the right thing." Or something along those lines.

After giving the guy some earnest money and agreeing to be back in a couple days with the rest for pick up, I felt like I had done exactly what she asked. But no! I had royally messed up. It is taking a while to get out of the dog house, but first test runs yesterday helped out.

Unfortunately on lap 2 around the Sears parking lot, it cut out. It would turn over just fine, but no vroom. Crystal got to tow me back to the shop, so you can imagine she won't let me live that one down for awhile. I have sorted out the root of the ignition problem, but I'll post more pics shortly for some advice.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby CentralWAbaja » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:23 pm

Oh boy!
It is not Mickey Moused.....It's Desert Engineered!
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby kyle_pc_75 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:24 pm

Crystal's a good woman to put up with your crap! ;) Sweet buggy.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby no1clyde » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 pm

Crystal's a good woman to put up with your crap! ;) Sweet buggy.
LMAO she is :lol:

Nate are you planning on racing this car or just entertain your self with it?

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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby n8ball » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:57 pm

I chased down the issue to the distributor. It is not turning. A new distributor is easy enough, but if I can use what I have, I will. So after the ecotec swap, I have this extra ACVW laying around. You guys let me know what I should do. First is the pics of the current set up.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby n8ball » Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:59 pm

Can I use the alternator and distributor on this other motor I have?
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby n8ball » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:01 pm

Ed, right now I want to get it running well, and safe. Racing it sounds like a lot fun though.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby Leatherneck » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:20 pm

Good looking buggy. That should be a blast to drive.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby no1clyde » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:23 pm

Nate I have a 1600 dual port on the ground out side my shop that is full of water that I will try to get the water pumped out of that you can have if you want it, it was a ok motor when I took it out of my Baja before I started building it. I also have a few 009 distributors if you want one you can have one of those too.

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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby CrustyNuts » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:23 pm

Ed
Your recent plight and then willingness to help N8 with an engine is why this brotherhood of motorheads is the best ever. Prayers and Kudos to you and your's.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby no1clyde » Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 pm

Ed
Your recent plight and then willingness to help N8 with an engine is why this brotherhood of motorheads is the best ever. Prayers and Kudos to you and your's.
Well thank you. This flood has made me understand I have way to much stuff (that I won't use) and if I can get rid of some to a friend that may use something it would be good for both of us,

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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby n8ball » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:44 pm

Ed, you're the man. If I can pull the parts off the old engine I have, I will save a trip to Elko. But if I am out that way I may take you up on that offer.
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Re: N8's single seat racer

Postby kyle_pc_75 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:36 pm

N8, I have lots of spares, too. And I'm not talking about what's on my non-running cars. ;)

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