This topic will serve as my build log:
Well I have wanted a streetbike for quite some time, many of my friends have them, and since I am one of those one-upping kind of ppl, I'm 100% sure I would kill myself or be seriously injured on a bike, so I set out to get something relatively as quick as a 600cc rocket.
Last week I picked up a '03 ZX9R drivetrain and all the goodies to make it go, I.E. electronics, exhaust, radiator, fuel pump, etc.
I kinda want to build something similar to the Onyx Mongoose, http://www.onyxsportscars.f9.co.uk/id20.htm
but I want to styling similar to the new Lambo Reventon...I am quite familiar with CAD and 3ds Max, so with the two I can design a nice ride
I'm quite an avid car guy and have all the tools and skills to do this project, I'm gonna post everything I do up here so I can get input and criticism, as I want to do this quality and not like a kia (cheap and crappy)
I have got a few items together, to work off as far as designing for size
-4 gallon Jaz Fuel Cell
-Subaru SVX rear end (differential, cv shafts, brakes, hubs, etc)
-Subaru SVX front hubs and brakes
-Grant Alum. Racing wheel
-Bidding on Sparco race seats on Ebay
This car is going to be a chain drive mid-engined ride, so I'm going to machine a sprocket to bolt to the rear diff in place of the ring gear, and I'm going to use the stock carrier bearings with new plates to hold them
I have a couple questions to start,
-anyone with a mid-engine car using chain drive, the stock sprocket is 16 on the engine 41 on the rear, but I can get rear sprockets up to 50 tooth and front ones with 15, which would help my torque, as the car is going to be heavier than a bike of course, any suggestions?
-where can I get a good deal on Adj. Coilover shocks with springs that are light enough for a 950-1150lb car???
-lastly....am I crazy for wanting to have this car driveable by August (without fiberglass)????
hope to talk to you all....get pics up as I figure things out...