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Posted 3/16/2011 6:07:29 AM


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Stunning job as always Casey. Will you still have to take the exhaust out through the side mechanics?
Sure looks like you have plenty of room to add to the frame horns for that flip front end.
I take it these engines are very dependable is there any problem with them cooling since they are not hovering in the frigid temps of the atmosphere? At least you wont have to worry about sucking up any flying geese.
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Posted 3/22/2011 5:06:40 PM


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Well it's about time! Great idea, and looks like great execution! Let's get more turbine bats on the road! I like the way you think Casey! Even though my Knight Rider KITT, and A-Team builds have gotten in the way of my 92 Keaton build, it's nice to know all the gang is still here coming up with new ideas and posting and sharing ideas for others. That's what makes this hobby fun! as we all said back in the day,
PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES! (video is pretty good too!)
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Posted 3/22/2011 7:00:13 PM


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Posted 3/23/2011 1:09:38 AM
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the donor looks great so far.  I've heard some say if you use a corvette you will be wasting your money but on the other hand you are the second I have seen use this vehicle.  Much rather use a corvette than a caprice body, but my wife would kill me to tear up a running and working corvette, a caprice I could get away with lol.
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Posted 3/24/2011 4:09:51 PM


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hey mickey this is a cool video. I tryed to put it here but the embed code didn't work.

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Posted 3/24/2011 6:25:50 PM
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Hi guys,

    The build is going great. I am working on the interior over the next few days then it is off to the exhaust and engine bay. This car will have digital avionics and a touch screen central monitor.

    The exhaust will need to exit the sides of the car and be diffused downwards. I have no worry of hi temp gasses burning things with my exhaust design.

    To be honest, the Corvette build is the ONLY way to go. FAR FAR better suspension and drivetrain. I think most people don't go this way because of the added complexity and that is understandable. The Corvette really only gives you parts, as it is not just a simple stretch job. It is just that I wouldn't be happy with a car that didn't perform to a certain level given my past in the car world.

   I will post more pictures of the car upon completion. I also intend to make a number of YouTube videos as well.

   Thanks for the good words guys and thanks again to Doug Hines.

Casey

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Posted 3/29/2011 10:24:55 PM
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Hi Guys,

   Here is a shot of my dashboard in the turbine powered batmobile as of today. Naturally, it is a long way from finished, but is coming along nicely.

   I will most likely be test driving the car within the next 3 weeks.

Casey

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Posted 3/30/2011 12:19:18 AM


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The most anticipated thread so far on this site. This will get world fame. Keep going and cut no corners!

Suggestion: Since this car is so damn long, and since AWD systems are now so common, why not slap in an AWD system that way it would handle great as well even in bad weather. Oldsmobile Bravada had a good low profile system if I recall....Hotrod Magazine stuffed one into a model T style roadster....but there are so many options nowadays
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Posted 3/30/2011 9:48:41 PM


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Your car looks great I really like the throttle rack, very nice.
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Posted 4/1/2011 7:15:41 PM
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Hi guys,

    An interesting note about this build. My last car weighed 3540 lbs with an all iron small block chevy and all the extra weight from the machine guns, actuators, tanks, etc. I knew that it would be realistic to make this car weigh less than 3000lbs as the trubine engine weighs only 230lbs not to mention is simpler as there is no cooling system as with the SBC. I'm very curious to see what this car will weigh, because is is very plain to tell that it is WAY lighter while testing the air suspension. This one should be a real performer with nearly 400hp!

Casey

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