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Postby mickeymonk » 19 Jul 2018, 22:58

Hello Burgerman et al.

I'm Mick, a 55 year old man and life has caught up with me. It still is as my mobility is decreasing steadily due to a spinal condition.
My main passion is building hot rods and I currently have a 1929 Ford Model A with a V8 motor and Jag running gear.
I've been using a scooter for a couple of years and I'd been thinking of getting a powerchair.

A few weeks ago I bought a Quickie F55 which was already modified along the lines of Burgerman's chairs having a narrowed drive train with large floatation tyres tucked under the chassis tubes. It's a good base to start with but needs plenty of work
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Just 1 question to start with, there'll probably be plenty more, where do you source the alloy wheels please?

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Re: Hello

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2018, 01:29

The 6 inch rims on the fat high floatation turf tyres are from Hegar Wheels as used on light aircraft and carting. Search hegar wheels, rim halfs, tubeless adapter, and email chris hegar or just buy, then contact about shipping. Those use 6 inch diameter, 4.5 width, made from a 2.5 outer, 2 inner rim halfs, with a centre tubeless billet/o ring adapter.
Tyres are varied, but on mine smaller than yours, and 15 x 6.00 - 6, K-sheild kenda tubeless.

The other 10 inch rims, from chia directly or ebay, or any local honda minibike custom builder. Those are 4J and 10 inch.
The tyres are 130/60-10 tubeless.

Theres also these, 3.5J X 8 alloy tubeless, Duro tubeless 120/70 - 8 rims and tyres, as used on my stock salsa chair. From china, ebay etc.
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Re: Hello

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2018, 01:33

I also did the custom car thing, but a bit more modern, for the strip. last car was my daily tow car, for a mobile dynamometer, a stock sleeper ford sierra with fatter tyres, 8 into 1 3 inch exhaust, go faster engine mods on buick/rover alloy V8, lots of nitrous, 12 secs. Daily driver. It was for towing my turbo/nitrous 300bhp + nitrous street bike. That really went fast!
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Re: Hello

Postby mickeymonk » 20 Jul 2018, 14:33

A very big thank you John, it sounds like you have the speed bug like me.

This my current car.
All original steel body but seriously modified underneath. Tubular spaceframe chassis, Lexus 32 valve V8, Jag IRS etc.

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Re: Hello

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2018, 15:41

Sounds like it needs nitrous. Love the colour! I actually prefer ratrods that are crazy fast.

http://www.nitrous.info my antique DIY nitrous site, that will safely double the power of the lexus motor, so it goes like someone put a firework up its backside. Thats my site from 30 years back! When nitrous wasnt common, and nobody much used it. And today, it remains a much more consistent and safer way to get huge power consistently without the intake explosions or burned pistons etc. The US systems are designed badly.

My sort of thing... 165mph in 8 secs. From an old tank of a thing...


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Fun on the street! Fast too. Idles a touch rough...


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Re: Hello

Postby mickeymonk » 20 Jul 2018, 16:42

I've used nitrous on quite a few of my cars but 300hp through cross ply tyres is quite enough for the little Model A.

I've had all sorts through the years, bikes and cars, from a Datsun 120Y with twin weber DCOEs when I was 17 to a 1934 Ford with a 572 big block Chevy and a Weiand 671 supercharger sat on top of it. That was a handful with just shy of 1000hp at the wheels :shock:

As I'm finding it much more difficult to move around I've had to put building cars on the back burner and that's why i've turned to smaller things to "tinker" with.
Lots of experience with mechanicals and fabrication, it's the electrical bits i've got a lot of catching up to do.

I'm looking for something like this 50s American panel van to transport my powerchair. It unfortunately won't be having a V8 motor, probably a turbo diesel.

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Re: Hello

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2018, 20:09

Even V8 turbo diesels can have nitrous, and much boost!

There are some rather silly ones around! I put nitrous (not a silly small one) on a few of my customers deseasel cars and trucks 20 years back.
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Re: Hello

Postby Burgerman » 20 Jul 2018, 20:12

Even (V8?) turbo diesels can have nitrous, and much boost!

There are some rather silly ones around! I put big power boosts of nitrous on a few of my customers deseasel cars and trucks 20 years back. And when not on boost/nitrous they retain the MPG.

But the worlds going electric now. Did you see the performance figures from the new tesla roadster? 2 SECS TO 60? 240MPH!
Or even the Model X!
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