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Re: Locost update
« Reply #90 on: August 05, 2010, 12:27:03 PM »

you have to respect the amount of work that went into this.

whats up with the exhaust sound. after all that work it sounds like you really
cut some corners on the exhaust.

you should'a put a 4ag in there. haha.


nice job. i really want to do this now.
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« Reply #91 on: August 05, 2010, 06:36:03 PM »

you have to respect the amount of work that went into this.
...nice job. i really want to do this now.

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« Reply #92 on: August 05, 2010, 07:55:36 PM »

you have to respect the amount of work that went into this.

whats up with the exhaust sound. after all that work it sounds like you really
cut some corners on the exhaust.

you should'a put a 4ag in there. haha.


nice job. i really want to do this now.

The exhaust is 2.5" mandrel bent SS , the problem is that it's running a RRFPR and MSD setup and loading on fuel.  I was there when it broke @ shannonville , car was running a lot smoother , he still wants to do mega squirt
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #93 on: August 05, 2010, 08:29:30 PM »

you have to respect the amount of work that went into this.

whats up with the exhaust sound. after all that work it sounds like you really
cut some corners on the exhaust.

you should'a put a 4ag in there. haha.


nice job. i really want to do this now.

The exhaust is 2.5" mandrel bent SS , the problem is that it's running a RRFPR and MSD setup and loading on fuel.  I was there when it broke @ shannonville , car was running a lot smoother , he still wants to do mega squirt

Yeh what he said!

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Re: Locost update
« Reply #94 on: August 06, 2010, 09:23:38 AM »

It was doing a pretty decent job of keeping up to a formula ford car around the track.  Not bad for a backyard homebuilt special.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #95 on: August 06, 2010, 10:44:57 AM »

It was doing a pretty decent job of keeping up to a formula ford car around the track.  Not bad for a backyard homebuilt special.

That hasn't had all it's bugs worked out yet, whose owner isn't fully familiar with it yet?  Yeah, it's awesome and there's still room to grow.

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Re: Locost update
« Reply #96 on: August 06, 2010, 11:20:38 AM »

There is a ton of room to grow with the car and once the bugs ar worked out it will be a wepon both in an autocross and lapping.  But for now I am just happy to have it running again.
Sadly MS wont be happening this year and might not even happen next year.  So I will just make due with what I've got and make the bext of it.

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« Reply #97 on: August 07, 2010, 11:07:31 AM »

Finally built a dash nd installed some gauge in the car.  Tach, Water temp and boost

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« Reply #98 on: August 07, 2010, 11:29:48 AM »

I like the gauges , but is the brick really needed?  We need to fix the cowl , it's saggier then my nutz
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2010, 11:00:58 PM »

how do you go about registering this thing to make it street legal. that would be awesome.

i did a MS on a 4agte. im pretty sure that diy tuning has a write up on the miata too.
cost me 250 out the door.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #100 on: August 10, 2010, 01:16:19 AM »

how do you go about registering this thing to make it street legal. that would be awesome.

All states are didderent. Basicly safety stuff and proof nothing on its stolen.  That's why I keep an old civic title that I scraped.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #101 on: August 10, 2010, 06:18:47 AM »

the problem is not getting it on the road here in Ontario.  The problem is getting insurance on it.  So it will only ever be a track car.

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« Reply #102 on: August 10, 2010, 10:29:25 PM »

how do you go about registering this thing to make it street legal. that would be awesome.

i did a MS on a 4agte. im pretty sure that diy tuning has a write up on the miata too.
cost me 250 out the door.

Here in Ontario. You either register the car as a home made car (and there needs to be some kind of proof it's home built). Which only requires a safety like a normal car. and a regular e-test. Or, register it as a kit car (Then there needs to be a ton of receipts showing you paid for the parts and some sort of kit). Which requires a full out structural inspection and safety. And similar e-test... I think..
But it's up to the person at the desk whether it gets registered as a home made or kit car.

However, finding a shop to do the safety is another story.

Then the car needs to be appraised. In order to get insurance. But apparently there a few companies that will actually insure it.
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« Reply #103 on: August 10, 2010, 11:55:15 PM »

who the hell are you??
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« Reply #104 on: August 11, 2010, 07:02:28 AM »

keelay, that's PinkNinja.

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Re: Locost update
« Reply #105 on: August 11, 2010, 02:50:48 PM »

i wonder if liability only would be cheap
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« Reply #106 on: August 11, 2010, 02:59:04 PM »

No not really.  They list the car as the year you are done building it not the year of the car the parts came from.  So insurance look at it as a new 2010 car.  Plus it's a home built so it went right to facility insurance

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« Reply #107 on: August 11, 2010, 03:07:24 PM »

No not really.  They list the car as the year you are done building it not the year of the car the parts came from. 

what if you used a frame from something old?
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #108 on: August 11, 2010, 03:08:54 PM »

then it would not be a Locost......

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Re: Locost update
« Reply #109 on: August 13, 2010, 10:00:34 AM »

damn, a lot of aspects i didnt think about.

that pretty much sucks. cause it would be really fun to go out on the streets with one of these.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #110 on: August 13, 2010, 10:13:04 AM »

The US does things differently.  It's a state by state affair.  I'm pretty sure if it's a legal vehicle then they have to give you liability insurance... or do in NC, anyway.

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« Reply #111 on: August 13, 2010, 10:31:36 AM »

The US does things differently.  It's a state by state affair.  I'm pretty sure if it's a legal vehicle then they have to give you liability insurance... or do in NC, anyway.

I've seen a locust or a seven just up the street from with license plates.

I've talked to a few kit car guys here and they said it was relatively easy license one.

Most of the time they just stamp a number on the frame that meets the state's requirements (do not remember the exact requirements  :-\).

I also was told that there is insurance companies who specialize in kit cars that you get insurance from relatively cheap.

Just need some appraisals and such.

Check out Kit Car magazine in the back there is always some info. on how to insurance even for Canadia.  ;D

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« Reply #112 on: August 14, 2010, 09:27:12 AM »

good info.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #113 on: August 18, 2010, 09:26:53 PM »

You have inspired me. We finished a sick supra build for a very wealthy customer recently to haul around to car shows.The first time ever that this car didnt take best engine was to a civic with a turbo diesel truck motor in it.He already has a $300000 supra so you get the idea. I think a lowcost with a twin turbo viper motor should do the trick. Prolly cost him alot less.
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« Reply #114 on: August 21, 2010, 06:52:15 PM »

Took my son for a quick rip down the street on Tuesday before I was going to put it on the trailer to take it to an autocross,  I blew out the gasket on the intake manifold.  So today I replaced the gasket and fixed the problem.  Well I had the manifold off I powder coated it and the fuel rail.



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Re: Locost update
« Reply #115 on: August 22, 2010, 10:31:33 AM »

Looks good. I need to finish school so I can start building one.
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #116 on: November 02, 2011, 10:18:29 PM »

I order this today for the Locost so I can put hte turbo setup back on it for next season


here is some video's from the end of season.

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http://www.youtube.com/user/CrimsonSTi#p/u/0/1ZL3yjKGeAY
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #117 on: December 02, 2011, 02:57:49 PM »

Megasquirt show up last night so I can now put the turbo kit back on the car once it comes out of winter storage.

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« Reply #118 on: December 02, 2011, 08:41:54 PM »

awesome. every locost needs boost
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Re: Locost update
« Reply #119 on: December 03, 2011, 01:36:56 AM »

awesome. every vehicle needs boost

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