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PostPosted: November 11, 2015, 1:06 am 
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oh wow, I had no idea what to expect. haha I was thinking "this thing needs to pop wheelies," and then BOOM a pic of one doing just that. please make it happen :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: November 11, 2015, 6:14 am 
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The one popping a wheelie is a highly modified Cushman and very different. I do have to pay attention pulling out from a stop and turning because the rear suspension is not independent, so the inside rear wheel spins easily, but no wheelies for me!

I'm enjoying the Gazelle build.

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PostPosted: November 12, 2015, 1:22 pm 
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Sorry if I missed it, but what are you planning on doing with it once you've completed the project? Just curious as its a rather odd vehicle.

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PostPosted: November 13, 2015, 9:21 am 
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I plan to drive it for a while. The mpg is excellent and it doesn't take up much space.
I may sell it eventually. They typically go for about $4000.

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PostPosted: March 9, 2018, 1:39 am 
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Hey MiataV8,

Great work on this. I recently picked up a 2008 go4 interceptor III from the NYPD auction and was wondering what kind of foam you used for the seat? and is it comfortable? Whenever I saw these around the city I always thought a small bench seat would work better than that single driver seat.

Please check out and chime in on my new thread /viewtopic.php?f=36&t=19303

I would greatly appreciate your wisdom and input on my project


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PostPosted: May 12, 2018, 5:25 am 
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I was searching google for go4 and this popped up. I've not been to this site in a couple years. I'd be happy to take a look at your build log.

My seat foam is standard density used in furniture and available at most fabric stores. I think it is 2lbs per cubic foot. It is a bit too soft for automotive so it has to be thicker at the bottom. The reason I didn't use the best density foam is because it is very expensive by comparison and most places don't stock it.

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PostPosted: May 12, 2018, 7:51 am 
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I've not been to this site in a couple years.
And we've missed you! Drop in every now and then, especially over at Team Slotus. We need all the help we can get!

Good hearing from you. Hope all is well.
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PostPosted: May 13, 2018, 3:19 pm 
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Thanks Gonzo. Will do. :)

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Miatav8,MstrASE,A&P,F wrote:
Thanks Gonzo. Will do. :)

I thought you were gone for good. Glad to see you are still about! Drop in now and then :cheers:

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I'm not sure when, but I replaced my cooling system with a low mount civic radiator and fit a late model vw expansion tank at some point, since this thing was getting hot very quickly above 50 mph due in part to the high radiator position behind the seat. I'm currently fitting a basic progressive 2 barrel carb and 323 vac/mech advance distributor, aluminum 8 gallon fuel cell in the rear well to replace the steel 6.5 gallon under the seat and external fuel pump. The coating on the original tank did not hold up well at all to the ethanol. I'd also been through several fuel caps as the seals kept cracking. I'll post some pics of all this eventually.

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Found a few pics.
001: $60 worth of festiva smogged intake and carb to be reworked.

005:First change to brake pedal. I've since redesigned the whole thing on both sides of the front wall for more travel with a mazda 323 master cyl with larger bore.

006: steering lock for towing backward on a dolly. Bolt screws into block through hole in steering wheel. Otherwise, can't tow with any wheels on the ground.

004: Domesticated with cup holder, rearview, side spots that swivel, no outside mirrors. Headliner has 1/2 styrofoam layer above it.

002:basics setup with civic rad, biggest high amp fan that would fit it, vw expansion tank, wiring still in progress in pic.

001: Cut and weld lower coolant neck to work.


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