Today I've been out mudracing with my Niva http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
Unfortunately our 35'' tires got quite stuck in half a meter of mud/clay, and so we did something awful to the clutch.. Gotta love the smell of a burning clutch... But after that I really didn't think it was necessary for it to completely stop working http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
Oh well at least we had some hours of fun with our new little toy.. Now we're thinking of putting in a 2.6 ltr Ford v6 engine to double the horsepowers that we have now..
Interesting? Maybe not, just thought I'd tell you about my day http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
05-15-2002, 09:09 PM
My brother & I used to play in the mud with our trucks back in the 80s. He got married & I got tired of spending more money & time wrenching it than driving.
He had a 84 GMC shortbox stepside with 44 inch Mudders on it. Don't ask me how much lift he had. 3" body lift.
My truck was an 82 GMC shortbox fleetside. I had 38s on it. 2 inch body lift & 6 inch suspension lift. I'll post a picture when I get a chance.
nico,I did not know that Ford made a 2.6L V-6 engine.Must be one of those Euro ones ?
revrnd, would like to see a picture! we'll spend a lot of time wrenching and stuff on this thing. I can't express how suprised we were that the engine actually started at once. You should see this car, it's a pile of rust mixed with mud that we bought for around $300, and $200 more for the tires and new tubes.
Also driving this thing is kind of expensive even without having to buy new parts, the fuel! we consumed about 18 liters, and with those we've been going up some hills, and went thru about 100-150 meters of deep mud 4 times. I think those few meters took about 3 liters each time or something http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
mxz7, the co-owner of the "car" said that's what we should get, and I just assume it exists then.. He said it might even fit in, in some way http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif And it could of course be that it's only used here in Europe.
Quite annoying is that today it's been raining all day so there'll be lots of mud available, and now we don't have a car and no time to fix it until after the weekend http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
here's a pic of our monster
could it be the ugliest car ever?
05-20-2002, 01:05 PM
I was wondering what a Niva is.
It's the model name..
Vaz Niva... Russian quality cars since who knows when http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
05-20-2002, 01:59 PM
Performance X, Lada sold them here in Canada for a few years. A very, very basic SUV (No offense Nico) I knew a couple of guys who used them for giung to there hunting camps. Not close to a Escalade *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif
05-20-2002, 08:51 PM
http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif yepppp!!!!!!pretty ugly!!!! but looks and sounds like fun! http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/tounge.gif
I know it's not that much of a car, but we know we have the low-budget mudracing vehicle http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif
This way we have more cash left for crossbikes and folkracing cars *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sly.gif
05-22-2002, 05:48 PM
This is the first truck I owned. It's an '82 with a '84 front bumper & headlight bezels. I ordered it new. As it sits in the picture is how the current owner has modified it. When I owned the truck, I had a Warn 8274 winch on a Warn bumper. He added the sunvisor & headlight covers. The tires are 38" Gumbo Monster Mudders.
The previous owners of our car are building a new one now with HUGE tires, they need a ladder to get into their car..
they also got an old volvo 240 with huge tires, the hood is on about the same height as my eyes, and I'm 2 meters tall. I'm looking forward to see their thing in action in a couple of weeks http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
As for our thingy, a friend donated us a volvo b23 engine with automatic gearbox, so we're gonna try to squeeze that in somehow... Also we have the cutest clutch ever, A lot of furry stuff fell out when we dismounted it http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif It's funny. We've been driving about 2-3 hours so far, and been wrenching well over 10 hours I think.....
Had some fun with our 600$ truck last weekend, we'll need some bigger tires I think and a winch wouldn't be a bad idea also.
05-24-2002, 01:55 AM
Here's a better picture of my first truck.
Yea, a winch is definitely a good thing to have if you drive with just one car most of the time.. We found a nice one for around $150, but can't afford that at this moment, need to save cash for other stuff http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/sad.gif
But I'm gonna sell some stuff from the PC junkyard that I have here in my bedroom, then I'll have money again http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif
05-24-2002, 11:10 AM
I found that when I had that truck, I spent more time winching other people than myself. Not saying I was a better driver, just that people were calling to say they were buried http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/baaa.gif *http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/baaa.gif
Not having a winch is the reason we have this very furry clutch in a sigarette box now http://www.snowmobileworld-s2.com/forums/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif