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 Post subject: in over my head
PostPosted: June 29, 2021, 7:48 pm 
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So I recently bought an old Kei car and the engine it came with was not going to cut it in the USA so I decided to do what every insane person would do I bought a Hayabusa engine and slowly started collecting parts for the build. Now that I am able to finally get started on it I have no idea how I am going to possibly fit everything in the engine bay. My first problem was finding a way to adopt the Miata suspension components I bought for it the solution was found when I came across kineticvehicles.com. Then there is the crazy offset of the output of the Hayabusa but I think the prop shaft used in MK Indy locost may work. But now I am driving myself crazy trying to find a way to fit a steering rack.


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PostPosted: August 29, 2021, 9:14 pm 
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Hi there and welcome. Jack from Kinetic is great.

You need a driveshaft adapter and then you can pick a driveshaft that will handle the hp and is about the right length. A shop can swap the ends to match your diff and the driveshaft adapter on the engine side.

Might I suggest you mock up the suspension, steering and engine with cardboard? That will make it easier to test things out.

Which kei car do you have? Pictures?


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 Post subject: Re: in over my head
PostPosted: October 15, 2021, 12:25 pm 
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gto7419 wrote:
Pictures?


I second the motion...

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