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    Continuation of an old project, 1st for me
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    Long time reader of this site and have been wanting to start a project for quite a while, so during the summer when I saw a frame for sale on craigslist for an amazing good deal I was all over it and at the guys house within the hour. When I saw the frame, a-arms, trailing arm, hubs and all the hiems it was a done deal. This project as close as I can track had been to at least 3 people before me and couldnt have been on the road before.

    Here is the link to the original thread,
    https://www.minibuggy.net/forum/proje...age-scott.html, if anyone was interested. From what I have determined Scott had this thing originally up to 95% complete from there it was sadly parted out and left to get a bit of surface rust or character as I call it.

    My "shop" consists of a 1 car garage and minimal amount of tools, every time I need something it's off the the store and search and read this forum, thank god for this forum. And thanks to Yoshi as he answered a lot of my questions. There is a big difference between reading all I can about the build process and actually doing it.

    The current state of the project is or better yet I will post some pictures later, but I have just about everything except for a few final welds, cables, hoses, chain, axel and a few minor pieces and a blast and powder coat.
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    Been a long time since I worked on this but am now back on it since I moved the buggy to the patio. Needed to get motivated again so my goal was to get this engine turned over cause its been sitting since I bought it
    Hooked up the following;
    New air filter and housing from Skip, (nice piece)
    Plumbing for the oil using steel braided lines and AN fittings.
    Radiator with 1" heater hose, temporarily.
    Fuel on/off valve, pre-filter, pump, regulator, secondary pump
    All electrical connected and modified.
    Changed plugs and dropped some oil down in there while they were out, drained oil and filter.
    Added new oil +300ml for the cooler and hand turned it over first to verify its not seized and have it lubed.

    Today I finished cutting wires and powered it up, lights on the instrument panel came up with 5250 miles and it turned over.
    Really motivated now and hope to have gas in it so it starts up this weekend.
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    Posting some pictures, don't tell me about the rust its only on the surface and comes off quite easy.
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    Welcome back John.

    And of course...man your frame is all rusty! Ok,got that out of the way!
    Last edited by Bullnerd; 12-26-2012 at 07:32 PM.
    "Speed is time-time is speed"-Dennis Hopper

    Quote Originally Posted by TALON View Post
    did you use a special bigfoot camera or something ,you know all blurry could be a tree stump kinda thing .
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    Looking forward to seeing more. But I will say if thats a K/N filter or similiar do not run it if you like that motor. K/N will let a ton of engine eating dirt through. No matter how good you take care of the "filter".
    Now that NOBAMA has PROVEN he is the absolute WORST president in the history of history Jimmy Carter can thank him for stealing the dunce crown.

    Lets hope the next guy repeals NObama care along with the rest of the stupid crap this blight on our windshield has done.
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    Hey Bullnerd, The original build was for Scott from Yoshi, which was posted on this site, my name is John, I just happened to pick up the frame on continuing on the build.
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    It is a K&N filter. I have them on all of my quads and use an outerwear prefilter with no issues, cleaned after every trip.
    This filter is made by skips buggy and fab shop which bolted right up and has fittings for the sensor and case breather. it also has a recessed groove which the filter sits in creating a really nice fit. With the outerwear, not on now, it should be good.
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    Long day on the project with a good ending.
    Added in the return line and got a fuel pressure gauge on the regulator.
    Hit the start switch and the engine fired up, oh joy, I'll soon post the video of the engine running.
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    Does anyone know what this connector is for?
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    Not 100%, but I'd say original cooling fans?
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