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Posted 11/24/2010 11:15:01 PM
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You guys are too kind.

Admittedly, I am not a fan of doing the tilting clamshell front end. It creates many difficulties that I do not feel are worth it.

I am very excited! My turboshaft engine comes this weekend and I will be building this Batmobile along side an Indy car, an F1 car, a DTM racer, two Formula Atlantics, and a LeMans car.

I'm planning on making a bunch of videos of this car when it is finished too.

Check out this video of my last build. I was chasing a Smart Car around Mid-Ohio during lunch at a race weekend I was competing in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pWXxF8-D9Y&feature=related

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Posted 1/15/2011 4:39:54 PM


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Oh, finally a proper Batmobile!

Cant wait to see the turbine powered beast.

Might I suggest you complicate things further and try and make the side mechanicals functional, radiator cooling via side louvers, route turbine exhaust out the sides and back under to the rear to exit at its proper location. With such a huge hood you might actually be able to fit two power-plants in there. The turbine as well as a more stealthy and conventional (or electric) engine, that would also help the car accelerate since turbine power is not known for great 0-60 acceleration.

The best of luck!
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Posted 1/16/2011 2:28:54 PM


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chaparralman (11/24/2010)
You guys are too kind.

Admittedly, I am not a fan of doing the tilting clamshell front end. It creates many difficulties that I do not feel are worth it.

I am very excited! My turboshaft engine comes this weekend and I will be building this Batmobile along side an Indy car, an F1 car, a DTM racer, two Formula Atlantics, and a LeMans car.

I'm planning on making a bunch of videos of this car when it is finished too.

Check out this video of my last build. I was chasing a Smart Car around Mid-Ohio during lunch at arace weekend I was competing in. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pWXxF8-D9Y&feature=related

Casey


Hi Casey,

My hood may be more complicated than the clamshell.. but this is what I was planning on doing in case it gives you any ideas:
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Posted 1/26/2011 3:12:02 PM


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LOVE This build. I am looking to make a streetable car as well, and was considering using one of Dougs kits. Any advice on the kits? I haven't been able to find any reviews or anything on them and I'm wondering how they hold up.

Also, whats your avg MPG if your are streeting it? I would like to be as efficient as possible if I'm going to be driving on the hwy with this (to parties and other gatherings)

Also, are/were you required to have side mirrors? I believe my state (Minnesota) Requires this and i'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how to implement them.

Keep up the good work, its amazing what you've done!


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Posted 2/16/2011 7:30:22 PM


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This is one of my favorite builds on the forum, not just because of the great video of the '89 chasing a smart car around. I did have a few questions about the car. I was wondering how it is registered, is it registered as a custom car through the state or is it still registered as the donor car. I know Ohio requires windshield wipers and side view mirrors and, a whole list of other things. I really like the fact that the car is driven because, that's what I am looking to do when I build.
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sorry to bump this thread but.... does anyone have more pics or anything with this car? its handsdown my favorite
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