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Old 05-25-2003, 02:23 AM   #1
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Ok, so my friend and I this sumer are taking a 3800 series I NA outta a totaled (from the rear) Bonne and creating a rail buggy (yes...by putting a front wheel drive engine/trans in the back). So these engines are fast hulling around a 1 ton car, now if we take away half of that...... We have already figured a way to lock up the steering when we dont want it 4w steering (yes a very manuverable buggy). This will be sweet and ill keep you updated...this things gonna be fast and powerful...[/i]
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Sweeeeeeet :P
Good luck on the build-up.
im looking for an old VW bug to make into a buggy, will be Easy!
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That thing'* gonna fly! I'm looking forward to hearing about your progress.
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My uncle has a 3.8 Ford.. The turbo one and that thing hauls ***... Anyways Ive fliped that thing a few times to say the least.
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It would be cool, but it would be easier to use an older engine with a carberator. Personally I would save a 3800 type engine for a hot rod or something.
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bmsgaffer86, how'* your low-mileage Bonne doing? Have you had any problems with it? I know Willwren said he'd talk to you since it wasn't driven much.
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Ok, so my friend and I this sumer are taking a 3800 series I NA outta a totaled (from the rear) Bonne and creating a rail buggy (yes...by putting a front wheel drive engine/trans in the back). So these engines are fast hulling around a 1 ton car, now if we take away half of that...... We have already figured a way to lock up the steering when we dont want it 4w steering (yes a very manuverable buggy). This will be sweet and ill keep you updated...this things gonna be fast and powerful...[/i]
Wow!!! Talk about power to weight ratio!!!!

That should be fun.
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bmsgaffer86, how'* your low-mileage Bonne doing? Have you had any problems with it? I know Willwren said he'd talk to you since it wasn't driven much.
Its doin purty good. I havent heard anything from wren. Just keep rackin up the miles since everything around me is at least 15-20 mins away.
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Good luck. Didn't you say your dad had a 3800 with 310,000 miles?? In your family you probably have the highest and lowest mileage 3800s of their time!
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Good luck. Didn't you say your dad had a 3800 with 310,000 miles?? In your family you probably have the highest and lowest mileage 3800s of their time!
A couple months back I saw a '92 Olds 88 for sale, so my dad and I went to check it out. It had 38,000 miles on it. It was driven by an old lady to church on sundays then to the gas station every couple months and that is it. She sold it in 2000 to the people who were selling it a couple months ago, and it only had 16,000 on it when they got it. Talk about low miles. The car still had the original tires on it. It looked like a brand new car. If I would've had an extra $4,000, I would've bought it.
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