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PostPosted: February 6, 2015, 11:50 pm 
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I saw this over on Kurt's site and linked over.

I don't know anything about, I am only just now beginning to read, but I thought you guys might like something (else) to waste your time on so here's the link.

http://dfkitcar.com/


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You can read the whole background info here:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/ ... 454/page1/

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Hmmm, that's about an hour and a half from my house.

I might have to go talk to him.

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They could have done so much better of a job. :shock:

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horizenjob wrote:
They could have done so much better of a job. :shock:


Elaborate.

(We all could say that.)

On one hand the rods holding the rear struts bother me but in another way that offers the ultimate in adjustability.

I just talked to a friend of mine and we are going to try to go see it in person in a week or 2.

The more I've looked at it the more I like it. Not what I would have built, but there is a certain simplicity to it that appeals to me.

Now will it handle? That is the question and actually is the only question that matters to me.

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I think that the smiley means that he was being sarcastic.

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I think that the smiley means that he was being sarcastic.



Ahhh a pat on the back rather than any specific things he'd have done better. I understand both and was hoping for some great words of wisdom that would enlighten me and make me a better person. I learn so much on this forum.

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I want to know how the radiator is fed right behind those seats...


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I want to know how the radiator is fed right behind those seats...


FARTS!

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I want to know how the radiator is fed right behind those seats...


There are a few comments about this on page 5 of the build thread:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/ ... 454/page5/

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They could have done so much better of a job.


It's probably full of "not the way I would do it" and "not invented here". So I'm going to stay out of this... I have plenty on my plate already anyway....
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Hello everybody. I hope you don't mind me chiming in.

My name is Adam Doyle. My dad and I are the guys behind the DF Goblin.

I just wanted to pop in to let carguy123 (and anyone else in the DFW metroplex) know that we will have the car at the Dallas Autorama this weekend (Feb 13-15). It would be the perfect time for you to come meet us and check out the car.

Let me know if you have any questions.


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I finally finished reading the GRM thread and realized that they will be displaying the car at the DFW Autorama this week end. I had already just about worked up a trip over to your shop so this is better for me.

While I hate going to Dallas I've been looking for an excuse to go to the Autorama so unless something comes up at the last second I'll go over there, take pictures and talk to them about it.

While the car's not my ultimate cup of tea I do have the grandson that I was teaching to drive recently and this might could be a good father son project for him and my son-in-law. It's cheap enough and a fast enough build plus would give them a vehicle for autocrosses.

There's still some development work that needs to be done on the car and since you guys are within 1 hour of where they live so that would make things much easier.

We'll see.

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BTW tell Brian Hi! from David & Debbie Bennett. He's an old friend of ours and is the guy who built the original Ultralite 7's.

EDIT2:
On the GRM forum you were worried about the weight distribution, have you checked it with a driver in the seat? it may not be as one sided as you are worried about.

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http://autorama.com/attend/dallas/

Here it is. Fri - Sat - Sunday

Get your discount tickets at O'reilly's and save $2 that is unless Adam has some free tickets he wants to give us. I know exhibitors get a number of free tickets. :D

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It wasn't clearly stated how many (if any) passes we get. We are contacting them today to clarify a few things. I'll let you know.

However, one thing I do know for sure is that we have some extra screen printed shirts that we are going to give to forum members (from here or GRM) that stop by the booth. Here's an example of what they look like:

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I couldn't respond to your PM because I am a new member. We will definitely be working out the front suspension before the beta kits roll out. What we have now is an okay start for a prototype but we've planned all along to change it.


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