Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 34
Results 106 to 114 of 114

Thread: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

  1. #106
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    88,175

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post
    The Cobra kit cars are too over the top for me.

    Jeff C
    seriously???

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  2. #107
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    The Garden State
    Posts
    1,949

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    I looked into building a Lotus 7 replica but gave up when I learned that to register and title such a beast in NJ would require it to pass all current safety and emissions laws. Emissions are easy, just use the newest engine you can fine. Safety on a 7.. now that's a joke

  3. #108
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Hell
    Posts
    88,175

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Art Haberland View Post
    I looked into building a Lotus 7 replica but gave up when I learned that to register and title such a beast in NJ would require it to pass all current safety and emissions laws. Emissions are easy, just use the newest engine you can fine. Safety on a 7.. now that's a joke

    safety inspection means working lights, indicators, brakes, horn, safety belts, fenders (sometimes); it doesn't necessarily mean a modern crash test certified car. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

  4. #109
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Isle of Mull, Scotland
    Posts
    2,780

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    seriously???

    That is horrible! the spoiler, wing and junk, sorry, supercharger sticking through the bonnet just ruin things. And as he has no helmet, and obviously isn't racing, why the numbers on the sides?
    Fine for someone with the mental age of 10.

  5. #110
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Hills of Vermont, USA
    Posts
    24,788

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    safety inspection means working lights, indicators, brakes, horn, safety belts, fenders (sometimes); it doesn't necessarily mean a modern crash test certified car. . .
    Won't that vary from state to state? I also wonder about ODB2 hookup. VT requires a check from that for annual inspection.
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

  6. #111
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    The Garden State
    Posts
    1,949

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    safety inspection means working lights, indicators, brakes, horn, safety belts, fenders (sometimes); it doesn't necessarily mean a modern crash test certified car. . .
    They said ALL safety equipment applicable for the current year. That would mean 5mph safety bumpers, air bags, door intrusion bars, and the like. things you just cannot add to a lotus 7. It also explains why kit cars of any sort are almost non-existent in NJ. The few Cobra and 7 replicas all have out of state plates.

    it means if I wanted to build a 7, I would probably have to do it on the bones of an MGB or Fiat Spider. Might be able to do it on a Miata with a lot of creative cutting to keep the trans tunnel and firewall intact

  7. #112
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Frankfort, MI
    Posts
    6,636

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......



    Compare the above picture to Paul’s Mattel Hot Wheel car

    Jeff C

  8. #113
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Northern NSW Australia
    Posts
    71,298

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
    Grateful Dead

  9. #114
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    The Garden State
    Posts
    1,949

    Default Re: Kit cars ,unusual kit cars ......

    Quote Originally Posted by leikec View Post


    Compare the above picture to Paul’s Mattel Hot Wheel car

    Jeff C
    I always thought the 289 was prettier than the 427.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •