Recently I was bitten by the locost bug, after a ride in a friend-of-a-friend's beautiful example. I started researching and coming up with my dream version. Now I'm set on making it a reality. It won't be for a while (Still 2 years of college left, then saving some money and gathering parts) but I am determined to come as close to my vision as possible.
here are the main goals:
-A reliable, vintage-feeling cruiser that I can take work in the summer and maybe to the occasional autocross.
-As little electronics as possible, partly because I hate wiring but mostly to keep the vintage feel.
-GM Quad 4 engine converted to carbs mated to a T5 trans. I have a bit of experience with these engines and love them. They are perfectly capable of my horsepower goals without any major modification and they just look awesome.
-I plan on using a 3rd gen Camaro donor for the tranny, rear end, and various other bits, because I know of one that's not going anywhere that I could get for almost nothing.
-possibly a custom aluminum body, inspired by early Morgan and Riley sports cars. It would be mostly classic, with an upright grille and swoopy lines, but with a few tweaks, like wider fenders to cover modern tires and more exaggerated shapes. I would also include some vintage aircraft touches, just for a touch of hot rod flavor.
Comments? Questions? Suggestions?