McQueen El Relámpago

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McQueen El Relámpago

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So this one didn't even last 24 hours stock. :roll:

I snagged it off craigslist, took an hour drive but $50 wasn't too horrible for a car kept inside. I should have taken a picture, the stock battery died so they got an aftermarket SLA, cut off the stock connector and stripped the wires back, and just twisted them around the battery posts! No fuse! :o

I took out and hooked up my best grey brick battery, was reading 13v, and the car was SLOOOOW :( I couldn't believe it, maybe 3mph and at 12v! I ran the model number, yup, it was supposed to be a super-6. I pulled the seat and looked at the motors, yup, they had the super-6 part number on them. I double checked my battery, still 13v. Checked connections at foot switch, shifter, everywhere! Nothing wrong! :x Finally I grabbed another 12v sla battery and voila! Burnouts baby! :lol: Either my brick battery couldn't pass the amps or my brick connector is bad :x

From there, my Jr. Dragster surrendered it's slicks, had to put a spacer between the #7 box and the body to keep the tires from rubbing. Otherwise no big deal using the shorter Mustang wheel drivers. I couldn't leave the exhaust pipes alone. I wired some red and amber LEDs inside, hooked to a strobe driver, and to the shifter to come on whenever the gas is pressed.

I'm also considering a mini-amp and a bigger speaker to really push the steering wheel engine sounds out for all to hear... 8-) :roll:
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Re: McQueen El Relámpago

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Nice one, TC... those wheels look like they belong there!
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love the slicks and the exhaust too!!

The mustang project you are helping me with has a cool engine sound box too and was going to ask if there was a way to amplify the sounds and bam!! you have the same plan but more than likely you know how to do the wiring and what parts are needed. Any chance you could provide details on how to get big sound from the stock sound box? thanks again for all your help, I am about to put your diagram to the test :o :o :o :o and am more than a little nervous!!
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KACHOW! :P :lol: :roll: 8-)
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jonesee wrote:love the slicks and the exhaust too!!

The mustang project you are helping me with has a cool engine sound box too and was going to ask if there was a way to amplify the sounds and bam!! you have the same plan but more than likely you know how to do the wiring and what parts are needed. Any chance you could provide details on how to get big sound from the stock sound box? thanks again for all your help, I am about to put your diagram to the test :o :o :o :o and am more than a little nervous!!
This part is a piece of cake in comparison. Depending on your budget and what you have lying around, just open the sound box, clip the (usually) black and white wires going in to the plastic speaker. Extend those to the "hi-level" input of your amp, or wire it to a mono mini jack if you are using a head unit (or sacrificed battery powered boom box 8-) ) with an aux input. Connect your amp or head unit to your speaker(s), connect power and ground and you are good to go. :D

Finding places to mount everything is another story :roll: I personally like the idea of sacrificing a boom box (for cost reasons) but there would definitely be quite a bit of work involved in isolating the guts you need and the pieces you don't, not to mention trying to weather proof the thing!
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Warmed up a bit and we finally hit the street :D It's fast enough for me to chase with a fresh 12v battery and a little extra pressure in the tires :P
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When it got darker, I really loved the strobe of the exhaust LED's reflecting on the pavement. If you've ever watched Friday NHRA qualifying when they run the top fuel cars at night, you know what I mean. It's easily become my favorite mod of everything I've done :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

One of these days I'll figure out how to use youtube so I can post a video :roll:
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Re: McQueen El Relámpago

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Hi i was eyeing wheels and slicks like this for my mcqueen and my corvette. Since you have done this already do you think these will work on the corvette? And do you have any links or info on where to buy the wheel tire combo. Sorry if they are common sense questions
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Yes you can make it work. The wheel adapter/hub is the tough part. I went all out having custom hubs built with bearings but I don't think it's really any different than using PEX pipe for a bushing and fabbing an adapter out of a PVC pipe cap :lol:
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Re: McQueen El Relámpago

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I know this is an old post, but is there a chance you have pics of how you connected the wheels with the adapter?
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Slowpoke wrote:I know this is an old post, but is there a chance you have pics of how you connected the wheels with the adapter?
Look for Lil jeep 24v dragster in my signature projects list. That's where I built the hubs. Major pain and not much improvement. Maybe 1/2 mph faster than just running on the plastic wheels.
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Re: McQueen El Relámpago

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Thanks Toycrusher....I will check it out.
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Toy crusher.... the new format seems to not link to past projects. Any chance of explaining how to find the tire MOD? Thanks
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Huh... your right. My signature with links doesn't appear. You can search for Lil dragster and the build should come up. I'll work on this signature thing
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