MR FX: Dual Drivetrain Lemons Build Update

MR1When last we left our group of idiotic racing enthusiasts, they had just taken a dull sawzall blade to a rusty MR2…

It’s at this point of a project that many ambitious and enterprising folks take a step back, assess the situation, and realize they this thing will never run and that they were morons to take even a single step down this insane path.  Our team is certainly not that smart, so onward we go.

The plan with this car is to build the whole thing on Saturdays between now and the race at the end of March in Sonoma.  Can it be done?  Well, if we keep getting attendance like we have the first two weeks, I think it may well happen.  We’ve had 6 guys thrashing on both of the first two Saturdays and the net has been a nicely disassembled MR2 and a torn-down engine (needs a head gasket, maybe more).  Go team!

Skinned

This is what is left of the MR2.  As I mentioned in the first post, this car will end up looking much more like the FX, and will carry most of that sheet metal when it is completed.  So, from the MR2, we’ll have what you see above, plus engine and transmission, fuel tank, wiring, gauge cluster, and cooling system.  Everything else will be FX. 

Oh, and it’ll have two drive trains.  That’s the part that makes me a little giddy every time I think of it. 

The folks at 24 hours of Lemons HQ reportedly had twice the number of applications for this particular event than it had room for.  Luckily, both of our cars/teams were accepted.  So now all we have to do is turn what you see in the above photo into a running race car in two months. 

We’ll make it, or we’ll be committed, or both. 

Bonus mystery car:  Name the vehicle behind the MR2 carcass? 

 

Scott Ith is an Associate Editor with Hooniverse.com, but he also contributes to his own site NeedThatCar.com.  Head over there for more hooniganism.

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