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    Baja SAE Inspired Buggy Build
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    I have been browsing this site for many months and finally decided to start a build thread of my own. I also thought that maybe some outside eyes will help spur my motivation to make some progress again. The design has been in progess almost three years from when I started in 2009.
    This is a ground up inspired build from my time participating in the Baja SAE series. I spent approximately three years in the series and wanted to start a project that was similar, but not constrained to the SAE rulebook.
    I do not have a donor vehicle to start from so I been working from scratch. I will be posting pictures once grab some screenshots of what I have so far.

    Preliminary Targeted Features and Performance
    - Briggs & Stratton V-Twin (Targeted)
    - FNR Gearbox
    - CVT
    - Ground Clearance ~12in.
    - Suspension Travel ~6in.
    - Weight 500-550 lbs.
    - 30-35 MPH
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    Re: Baja SAE Inspired Buggy Build
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    Here is a picture of the frame so far. The majority of the tubing is 1.25in OD x 0.065in. wall. The rest is 1in. OD x 0.035 wall.
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    missing link!

    (fellow baja guy)
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    Re: Baja SAE Inspired Buggy Build
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    I'm not sure if you have seen this thread or not, but here is a link to the 13Motorsports Baja SAE based buggy with a Briggs & Stratton V-twin.

    https://www.minibuggy.net/forum/proje...n-vehicle.html

    I think you may want to increase your target speed! Vanguard (Briggs) v-twins have huge potential! If you are interested in making power with one, let me know! I happen to know a guy that knows everything there is to know!
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    Until I can figure out how to eliminate the following error message when trying to post with Manage Attachments the following link will have to do.

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    Last edited by minibajaman; 04-24-2012 at 09:24 AM.
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    Pretty cool. It seems to have the exact same dimensions than a Baja SAE. You seem to be using 1in tubing for the side members. I would suggest stepping up a size. Baja cars have relatively short life spans. You don't want to destroy your frame the first time you hit a tree or rollover.

    Double wishbones front and back. What shocks are you going to use? Custom uprights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kill9863 View Post
    Until I can figure out how to eliminate the following error message when trying to post with Manage Attachments the following link will have to do.

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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r...s620/b01x.jpg]
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    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"
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    How much are those Vanguard v-twins? I just looked for the 35hp one and it costs 1500usd on ebay. Is there a way to get them for cheaper?

    I wouldn't mind the simplicity of the B&S engine with the reliable power (35hp is pretty good) but for 1500usd you could get a 600cc or even a 1000cc engines from Yamaha/Honda/co...
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    The best way to find reasonably priced Vanguard v-twins is to purchase them through either a lawn mower junkyard (they do exist), or to buy from a lawn mower racing forum (Also do exist), I suggest heymow.com.

    I would not purchase the larger Vanguards, because the smaller ~23hp ones are capable of giving the same hp with minimal mods. They aren't super cheap, but they are a great power plant to use for simplicity and durability. If interested in more Vanguard information pm me.
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