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#1000980 - 11/15/17 06:15 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Wow! Wait? So rear wheel drive?? Manual or auto? I'm not sure how I'd feel about sitting/driving in the engine compartment. smirk


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#1000983 - 11/15/17 07:06 PM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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Originally Posted by greiffster
Wow! Wait? So rear wheel drive?? Manual or auto? I'm not sure how I'd feel about sitting/driving in the engine compartment. smirk



Rear wheel drive, manual transmission. The guy doing it is a Bon-a-fide genuis (Think Mitch on a TON of caffeine). You may, or may not have heard of his book.

Shawn

#1000996 - 11/16/17 02:52 AM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: Lone_RT_rider]  
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Originally Posted by greiffster
Wow! Wait? So rear wheel drive?? Manual or auto? I'm not sure how I'd feel about sitting/driving in the engine compartment. smirk


Anybody remember the Renault R5 Turbo?


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'15 R1200RT
'12 Kawasaki KLX250S
'04 R1150RT (gone)
'02 Suzuki V-Strom (gone)
#1001003 - 11/16/17 06:02 AM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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We had a '92 Cadillac Eldorado for a few years - I couldn't decide if it would be more fun to do this:

[Linked Image]

or make it a convertible (about the same price for either assuming I was paying someone else to do the work)....so we sold it and bought a sidecar wink


*insert witty remark here*
#1001045 - 11/17/17 01:51 AM Re: 10 lbs engine/tranny in a 5 lb Mini [Re: greiffster]  
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ISTR a conversion for the Corvair where they used a small V8 mounted midships about where the back seat would have been. The transaxle had to be turned around, etc. but I think there were kits available to do it. I only saw pictures (probably in Hot Rod) but it looked pretty cool. Talk about sitting/driving in the engine compartment...


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