Project: Festiva rally car.

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This is my ford festiva. i bought it the other day for $200. i am in the process of gutting it down to bare chassis, and then building it up with a g25-r protege transmission with lsd mated to a 200 horsepower rotary 13b engine. the cars curb weight is 1730lbs, it weighs 1550 after gutting it. think of this, i will have a better power to weight ratio than a viper or mclaren f1 when this ford festiva is finished. i am going to use this car to compete in a scca series of 10 races this year in the offroad rallycross compitition. you can see the track we race at www.rallyrebels.com pictures of my festiva progress are here http://s87170394.onlinehome.us/gallery/projfestiva and my new kumho rallycross tyres are here http://s87170394.onlinehome.us/gallery/album24
 
That 1960's bumper jack is actually a "high-lift" jack. They are great, when used correctly. You'll find them in fire trucks as rescue equipment all the time. My grandmohter used to have a couple of these Festivas (only one at a time). She really like them. One was a cool looking little car with aluminum wheels and neat stripes down the side. I always wanted to try to get some more zing out of the engine, thinking "this could be a fun little car if it had some power". I had a buddy with a big garage and he used to do laps inside his garage with his GF's Festiva. Talk about fun! It was like an overgrown go-cart. And to think, when the Kia was introduced into the US, we all thought it was something new. They had been building Fetivas for years. [ February 14, 2005, 08:24 PM: Message edited by: medic ]
 

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does anyone know of a host that i can upload my video to? i video taped me blowing the festiva engine. its 15 minutes of wide open throttle action with no oil and half way through the video explodes off in a mushroom clowd 30 feet high. the engine keeps going and going and going, but its like around 50mb in size so i need a good host for it.
 
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I got smashed in the face by one of those jack-alls when switching from up to down. I'm lucky to be alive and even luckier that the POS didn't cave in my face! Anyway, I would like to see the video. My website doesn't have that kind of space unfortunately. You should be able to post it to a newsgroup but it will go away after a few weeks. alt.binaries.movies.divx is an example but the content wouldn't really appropriate. Steve
 
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maybe you could put it on kazaa. Call it cryptokidscarblowingup.mpg and we'll all go looking for it. Hope you have cable internet. [Smile]
 
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Originally posted by cryptokid: does anyone know of a host that i can upload my video to? i video taped me blowing the festiva engine. its 15 minutes of wide open throttle action with no oil and half way through the video explodes off in a mushroom clowd 30 feet high. the engine keeps going and going and going, but its like around 50mb in size so i need a good host for it.
That thing went that long with no oil! Man we do obscess way too much over oil.
 
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