Conversion Kits

Hayabusa Powered Golf Cart?

Posted in Bizarre, Conversion Kits, FAIL, FAIL / Funny, General, Videos by MrAngry | June 25th, 2013 | 2 Responses |

Busa Cart

If you’re a golfer then you know that the most fun you can have during your round is when you’re driving the cart. Take that away and you’re really just having a long walk while carrying a heavy bag with some sticks in it. If however you were to take the best part of the game (the cart) and infuse it with a little Japanese engineering by way of a Hayabusa engine, well then NOW you could have a game that’s truly exciting!

Source: Youtube.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 2001 Ultima GTR

Posted in Best of, Conversion Kits, DIY, eBay Motors, Horsepower, Rants & Raves by MrAngry | July 30th, 2012 | Leave a Reply |

2001 Ultima GTR

Remember the old saying, “Speed is just a question of money, how fast do you want to go?” Well, for owners of the Ultima GTR the answer is very fast. The Ultima GTR is one of those rare machines that was not designed for the masses. It’s a car owned by individuals who are looking for something a bit different as it offers up performance levels that usually bests those machines produced by the worlds leading manufacturers. The Ultima GTR’s are manufactured by Ultima Sports Ltd of Hinckley, Leicestershire, England and can be sold as a kit, or as full turnkey automobiles. This particular Ultima GTR is a 2001 model that was first registered in 2006, as it was primarily used for display. Sold as a “factory standard version” this GTR is powered by a GM sourced LS6 V8, runs massive 245x35x18 tires up front and 335x30x18 tires out back on custom O.Z. wheels and has a full custom Alcantara interior. It’s a car that’s not for the faint of heart and is something that I would consider an “expert” level machine. So if you’ve always wanted a true exotic but wanted to be different from those around you, then this is definitely your car.

Click through for more photos or click here to go directly to the eBay ad.

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10 Awesome Front End Conversions.

Posted in Bizarre, car modifications, Conversion Kits, Cool Stuff, Custom by MrAngry | December 25th, 2010 | 5 Responses |

Awesome Front End Conversions

I was over at Autoholics.com when I spied this crazy Nissan 240sx with the front end of a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am grafted onto it. Granted this is not my personal taste, but it got me thinking about what other front end conversions have been done. Through the years I’ve seen a lot of GM and Ford conversions, but with the crazy amounts of imports roaming the streets I just figured, what the hell… they’ve got to be out there. Enter VWVortex.com, one of the coolest forums around and home to some really funky rides. After a quick bit of searching I came up with 7 wild front end conversions that are sure to make you do a double take.
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Ridelust Oddball: 1980 Mercedes-Benz 426SL

Posted in Chrysler, Conversion Kits, Custom, Mercedes Benz by MrAngry | December 22nd, 2010 | 2 Responses |

1980 Mercedes Benz 380SL

Over the years I’ve seen a lot of strange engine swaps. I’ve seen a Chrysler slant-six in an old Fiat, a BMW diesel in a 1966 Ford Thunderbird and even a Chevy LS3 V8 shoehorned into an MG Midget. The one you see above however has to be one of the more interesting ones I’ve come across. What we have here is likely the result of a bet that occurred between two buddies on a drunken Friday night. This is a 1980 Mercedes-Benz 380SL convertible, or at least it was until someone decided to stuff a big Chrysler 426 HEMI into it. Apparently the original 3.8-liter 218 hp V8 wasn’t enough to motivate this little roadster along, thus the need for the big elephant.
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Jay Leno and the Jaguar CX-75 Concept Car.

Posted in Celebrity Cars, Concept Cars, Conversion Kits, Custom, Environment, Exotic Cars, Jaguar, Videos by MrAngry | December 11th, 2010 | 3 Responses |

As automotive journalists being able to obtain press cars is a definite perk of the job, but Jay Leno is on an entirely different level. Obviously we’ve shown segments of Jay Leno’s Garage on here before, and for good reason… Jay gets his hands on EVERYTHING. Take this beautiful Jaguar CX-75 concept car that was recently the talk of the 2010 Paris Auto Show. What makes the CX-75 concept so special is that it is powered by two jet turbines, which in turn power electric motors, making it an extended range super car. This car was never intended to see production, but instead built to pay homage to 75 years of Jaguar heritage and showcase their existing technology. Personally, I think it’s kinda’ cool in a futuristic Jetson’s kinda’ way, and who knows, we may just be looking at the future of automobiles.

Source: Carmag.co.za

Lil Big Rig: Live Your Trucker Fantasy

Posted in Bizarre, Chevrolet, Conversion Kits, Custom, Dodge, Ford by Dustin Driver | November 25th, 2010 | 2 Responses |

Experience trucking without the endless hours of asphalt, amphetamines, and rest-stop trysts. Lil Big Rig can turn your old pickup into a tiny semi truck, complete with dual axels out back, a sleeper cab (with back seats instead of a bed), and big chrome stacks. The shop offers two conversion kits: The Lil Pete and the Lil Kenny. The Pete, pictured above, is a perfect recreation of a classic Peterbilt rig while the Kenny is a shrunken version of a modern Kenworth truck. The kits work with 1980s-1990s Ford F-250 two-wheel drive, 1973-1987 Chevrolet or 1994-2003 Dodge Ram pickups. The price to build the ultimate truck toy? About $13,000.

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Oregon Carpenter Builds Pulsejet Drag Bike.

Posted in Bizarre, Conversion Kits, Cool Stuff, Horsepower, Motorcycle, Videos by MrAngry | November 17th, 2010 | 1 Response |

Pulse Jet Motorcycle

It used to be that having an ordinary 9 to 5 job was not all that uncommon. People would wake-up early, jump in the car or hit the trains and make their way into work to promote a nice healthy economy. Times in this country have changed however and nowadays people are trying to hold onto any job they can get their hands on. There are however a select few who have been able to turn what they love to do as a hobby into their job. Meet Bob Maddox, an Oregon carpenter, who is not only good with a hammer and nails, but with jet bikes as well… that’s right, I said jet bikes. Take his latest creation for example that was constructed for a private racer.
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Harley Powered Sports Car Should be Filed Under WTF?

Posted in Bizarre, Classic, Concept Cars, Conversion Kits, Cool Stuff, Harley Davidson by MrAngry | November 4th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Harley Rod

Now here’s one that even threw me for a loop. You see Harley Davidson is synonymous with many things, none of which have anything to do with speed, performance and handling. Yet here we are looking at a four-wheeled roadster that is powered by a big 120 cu. in. Harley Davidson V-twin that is linked by a drive shaft to a rear mounted, sequential shift trans-axle. It’s a pretty cool little rig actually. According to the eBay ad from which these pictures stem, this little bugger was designed by a couple of retired Ford engineers and test driven by former Nascar driver Ricky Rudd. Now, I have no idea how this thing drives and performs, and just be cause it was built by a few retired engineers that still doesn’t mean it’s any good. It is definitely intriguing though.
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What’s Your Perfect Car?

Posted in Classic, Collector Cars, Commuter Cars, Compact Cars, Conversion Kits, Dodge, Exotic Cars, General, Pop Culture, Popular Cars, Porsche by MrAngry | November 2nd, 2010 | 12 Responses |

… that’s the age old question isn’t it? If you could have one car that fits all of your needs and wants, what exactly would it be. I go through this dilemma on a daily basis as I am always on the lookout for my next new ride. Americans as a whole live in their automobiles as we use them for everything from going to the store, to taking the kids to soccer practice, to hitting the race track on the weekend. Therefore when the subject of buying a car comes up, the process is nowhere near as easy as people think. You’ve got to consider price, usage, seating, storage space, MPG, performance and most of all, you’re lifestyle. Ask someone what they could buy if their funds were unlimited and odds are they’d choose some sort of exotic. Ask them again, but this time interject that it will be the only car that they can have, and all of a sudden their answer may change.
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Missionary Builds FAA Approved Flying Car.

Posted in Baja, Bizarre, car modifications, Car Tech, Concept Cars, Conversion Kits, Cool Stuff, Custom, DIY, Subaru, Videos by MrAngry | October 29th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Steve Saint is a missionary that has done what countless others have tried to do and failed, he’s built a flying car that actually works. While doing the Lord’s work down in Ecuador, Saint saw the need for a vehicle that needed to be simple, economical and very intuitive, thus he began working on the i-Tec Maverick. By utilizing a 170-hp, flat-four engine out of a Subaru, a ram-air wing which is similar in design to those used on powered parachutes and light a fabric concealed frame, the Maverick is able to combine flight with light weight and performance. The main goal when developing a successful frontier vehicle, according to Saint was that:

“it must be rugged and easy to service in remote areas, use widely available automotive fuel, and be able to fly over terrain when the roads inevitably fail. The Maverick is designed to meet – and exceed – these requirements, and do so in an efficient and straightforward manner.”

Approved for flight by the FAA, Saint hopes to have the Maverick on sale by July 2011, just in time for AirVenture 2011: The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration. Price on the Maverick is said to be around $84,000, which isn’t that bad for this wild two-for-one combo. Apparently the Lord does work in mysterious ways…