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    Damn Dude!! Such a great read, good looking buddy, and a really cool looking daughter. Glad she is home. My twins just arrived back from a year in California universities as well. Well done mate.

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    Fantastic thread, looking forward to the shake-down runs which usually throw up unexpected issues, all part of the fun!

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    *Bump*

    Hoping to elicit an update from Barty.

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    He may have been scared off by the typo in "good looking buddy"...

    Looking forward to the next phase, for sure...

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    July and August

    Well, as I mentioned in my last post, I havenít got much done while the daughter was here. So this will be a quick update.




    I received the turbo parts from Australia and have mocked them up on the engine and chassis. In the above picture you can see the turbo exhaust manifold installed in the engine and the intercooler sitting on the chassis rails. I had assumed that the gen I and gen II Hayabusa engines were more or less the same but it turns out that the cam cover is different. When I installed the turbo onto its exhaust manifold the turbo compressor hits up against a breather cover. Even with the breather removed there isnít enough clearance so I am going to have to modify or make a new manifold.






    A few shots showing how the seat and panels are installed.




    Taught the kid how to check and adjust tyre pressures.




    We loaded up the pickup with the engine and a handful of suspension parts. The daughter and I had a fun day driving around Bangkok in the old Chevy. The Chevy rattles and bangs, tops out at about 95 kph, not a single gauge works and she steers like a boat. Surprisingly the daughter didnít mind it at all.

    The engine has been sent to a local motorcycle shop that specialises in large bikes. They have striped the engine down and inspected it. Internal parts will probably be ordered next week and hopefully installed later this month. I went and looked at the shop a month or so ago and I was pretty happy with it. The day before yesterday I dropped by to see what they were doing and was happy to see that they were working to a pretty good standard. Very clean engine rebuild room and the two guys working on the engine knew what they were doing.



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    So, how much do you want for the finished buggy?

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    Amazing talent

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    Just a few more photos to show where we are at.



    I ordered this hydraulic handbrake from China off of eBay. Total cost including shipping was 2,023 Baht. The purple colour is what I wanted to use as a highlight colour for certain parts on the buggy. Unfortunately, the powder coating company didnít have any colours similar to this so I ended up choosing black.






    I picked up the parts from the powder coating shop yesterday. These are most of the suspension parts and nerf bars.



    These parts were what I want to be purple similar to the handbrake above but ended up going with black.




    Decided this week to start doing some of the permanent welds. This is a vertical practice plate that we used before starting on the buggy chassis. I used to be pretty proud of my welds, now I am just frustrated.






    I was wanting to get all of the chassis welded up this week but I have been a bit crook and only managed to get a couple of hours a day in.




    This is how she is sitting as of tonight.

    I will be going to England for two weeks so there wonít be much done for the rest of this month. When I get back I will finish off the chassis welding and start on the outer panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    So, how much do you want for the finished buggy?
    The buggy will most likely be for sale around June or so next year. I donít really want to start thinking about a price at this point as there is still a lot to do to get ready for the bet.

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    Nice work there Barty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barty View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Kurgen View Post
    So, how much do you want for the finished buggy?
    The buggy will most likely be for sale around June or so next year. I donít really want to start thinking about a price at this point as there is still a lot to do to get ready for the bet.
    I am looking forward to seeing this baby fly
    It will probably attract a lot of attention
    I am hoping I can purchase it
    But as I say it's going to attract interest
    I can just see my flying around Roiet in this
    No plates needed up here

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    any updates?

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