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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #45 on: October 03, 2015, 05:12:34 PM »
Such a shame
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #46 on: October 04, 2015, 10:40:39 AM »
Yep! Total shame and a waste. As is the problem with bike engined BIS projects because these "engineers" don't plan before they cut they soon realise that even a bike engine is big - just look how tall it is - and with a totally different drive set up (chain) the engine sits so far back that he's had to cut the rear strengthening beam making it unlikely to ever be put back on the road  >:( and now typically he's got no time to finish it.

This is a great example of people's craving for a fast bike engine in a small car. Then realising it's never going to work well as its a bigger task than first anticipated it get pasted on. Some engineer eh DOH!. A bit of fun to pass the time.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2015, 11:21:41 PM »
Its now on ebay
I love this bit he puts near the end of the add

"So there we have it a lovely little car in lovely shape  which when completed will be a real rocket and worth a lot as they are getting rare!"

Err not worth a lot butchered with a bike engine in and not road legal !!


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/G243VMT-/151864689666?_trksid=p2141725.m3641.l6368

If you do a check on totalcarcheck.co.uk it says its been off the road since 2008 so this guy might not have ever driven it!
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2015, 06:19:17 AM »
There's an irony in that last statement..."getting rare"

There only getting rate as people keep chopping them up :(
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2016, 04:00:36 PM »
It's been a while but ...........

http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/272132944837

"Had for several years but need space comes with a firebird engine" (got bored/couldn't do it)
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2016, 04:35:57 PM »
Seem to be a few failed bis models lately,  bis prices will be going up as more get chopped up.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #51 on: February 21, 2016, 02:33:38 PM »
Annnnnd another :( "no engine as I was going to fit a bike engine". What a total waste! This particular car has been completely stripped down only for the owner to abandon all hope of finishing this hopeless project and is now for sale >:( what are the chances of it being put back on the road?  Bob Hope and no hope i'ld say....and Bobs gone home :(

https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/301877755766
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #52 on: February 21, 2016, 02:39:03 PM »
Thats a shame as i'd say that things got no hope of ever seeing the road again  :cry:

It says in the listing "The car was complete when purchased so everything here boxed up" but looking at the pictures the even looks doubtful. 
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #53 on: March 05, 2016, 07:08:17 PM »
Here is actually a finished one for change on Gumtree.
http://tinyurl.com/gmngeoq

 I quite like it, but it`s all sort of wrong with it. It`s registered as a 1981 and it`s converted lhd ELX :-X
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #54 on: March 05, 2016, 07:14:14 PM »
Hate it. But at least it's finished
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2016, 08:03:15 PM »
Not a fan of it at all and no pictures of the engine installation, suspect on close inspection it is pretty rough

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #56 on: March 05, 2016, 08:38:36 PM »
At least it's finished but how can it be road legal?

If you do a reg check it comes back as a 650cc but  says it has an R1 engine and they are 1000cc?
So has it not been declared it's had an engine change?
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2016, 12:32:51 AM »
The reason that that one is finished is because he based his conversion on the aircooled car.

It's trying to do it on the BIS that always fails.

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #58 on: March 06, 2016, 12:56:19 AM »
Going by the pictures the engine is where the back seats should be as you can see a screen behind the front seats so don't think it makes much difference if it was an air cooled or bis.

Still don't see how its road legal if its still registered as a 650? 
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2016, 02:57:30 AM »
It's not road legal, still registered as a 650cc has no MOT and is on Sorn


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