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Old 05-20-2017, 07:05 AM
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Hello Everyone! Excited to see this build off competition, I have always wanted to become proficient at welding, and what better way than to have some fun building a hilarious project.

Goal: Drive-able Turbocharged Shopping Kart, want to retain the form factor as best as I can

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-Predator 212cc Hemi, cam, flywheel, valve springs
-Ecotrons EFI Kit, undecided on throttle body at this time
-RHB31 Turbo, intercooled
-6" Wheels, 13" OD tires


SUPER rough mockup of where i want the engine to sit, and yes, it will have a front mount intercooler
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Old 05-22-2017, 02:26 AM
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I'm glad to see we have another contestant!! Please have a look at the rules, because we need to have your sign with the password in your pic to qualify for the build off
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:45 PM
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You got it!
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Just another reason why the price of groceries keeps going up!
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Awesome!! I have moved you to the contest build off section
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Just another reason why the price of groceries keeps going up!

Haha, this was an abandoned cart from about 3 yrs ago, miles from the local store, what better project to learn to weld on?
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:02 PM
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Alright, finally getting to work on this thing. Mind you I and totally new to welding, and am using the $90 90amp flux core welder from HF, I know its entry level but really enjoying it! After this project ill definitely need to upgrade.

Started to work on the rear axle carriers
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Old 06-03-2017, 01:04 PM
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And made the engine mount
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What's the intercooler from? Looks aftermarket so what make? Running the Ecotrons oil pump and cooler too for the turbo, or you going to run it without cooling? If you are running the oil pump and cooler, you will need a strong battery that'll hold up to keep the pump going. A lawn tractor battery maybe sufficient enough.
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What's the intercooler from? Looks aftermarket so what make? Running the Ecotrons oil pump and cooler too for the turbo, or you going to run it without cooling? If you are running the oil pump and cooler, you will need a strong battery that'll hold up to keep the pump going. A lawn tractor battery maybe sufficient enough.
Couldn't tell you on the intercooler, it was an eBay purchase, 1.5" inlet and outlets. Honestly probably won't even need it but I come from the turbo car world and think a front mount intercooler would be too cool

And yes, planning either a motorcycle batter or some big lithium polymer battery packs to run the oil pump, fuel pump, and ecu.

The turbo 'kit' with be phase 2 of the project, want everything up and running reliably and driving nice before the forced induction conversation
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Thing about lipos at least with RC ones is they need to be balanced charged, otherwise they could catch fire.
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Thing about lipos at least with RC ones is they need to be balanced charged, otherwise they could catch fire.
Absolutely, will run a high discharge 6000-8000mah pack I think, 3-cells.
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:01 PM
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I've had pretty good luck with Vemon batteries, specifically their NiMH for my RC trucks. You can usually find good deals on Tower hobbies for batteries. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...RCH=Venom+lipo

This charger also has a balancer for lipid, it's an updated version of what I use. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXVRS6&P=ML
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Looks great so far. The more build offs the merrier.

Um, one question: Where will you sit/stand/hang on for dear life?
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Looks great so far. The more build offs the merrier.

Um, one question: Where will you sit/stand/hang on for dear life?
In the basket of course!

In other news, I quickly made up a seat base, dropping this off at an interior shop to have a cushion applied and upholstered

Also going to get that Shopping kart logo embroidered on
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Old 06-09-2017, 02:55 PM
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Project has an official logo now

My buddy drew this up for me on an ipad
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Turbo size looks like a Holset H1C off a Gen 1 12 valve. Probably wouldn't even get a lb of boost out of it lol. You going to have that logo vinyl and get it on the kart/cart?
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Turbo size looks like a Holset H1C off a Gen 1 12 valve. Probably wouldn't even get a lb of boost out of it lol. You going to have that logo vinyl and get it on the kart/cart?
Will be an interesting attempt lol, it's a pretty tiny turbo, they claim it will work effectively down to 149cc engines, no question will I need to rev the 212 out to hopefully build a few lbs a boost

And so far im just going to get that logo embroidered on the seat
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Project has an official logo now

My buddy drew this up for me on an ipad
Kool logo!

Your COG concerns me.
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Your COG concerns me.
Another case for a few blocks of anti-matter.
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