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#1 Tony_n_Ca


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Posted 25 April 2006 - 10:23 PM

Hello my Name is Tony, and for anyone who did not already see my thread about my dream to design, build and some day soon offer kit cars - I wanted to let any and all Subaru Fans know about my Site - which is now up and runnin.

So Please feel free to stop by my site (PM me for link) and let others know about the site as well. With help and support - a dream can come true...

I hope to some day soon - be able to offer a 2 and 4WD Subaru Kit Car.

Also after talking and working with Mikie (on this forum) these past few months - and with his permission - I plan to post pictures and information, if not a link, of Mikie's latest Subaru Porject asap..

I hope you enjoy the site and as it grows it may help all those who dare to dream of some day designing and building their own car too. If it just helps one person - it is still worth it all. To share a dream and to help others.

Sincerely, Tony

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 07:34 AM

Gee maybe I should start one of these to get money to do my mid-engined Subaru.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 10:25 AM

The word Gee - as Dr. RX so kindly put it - seems to fit so well - I think I will use it too. GEE - There is ALWAYS at least one in the crowd! :grin: :lol:

Now for those who are serious and care to know more:

MY Plan is for a rear engine (not mid-engine)
Plans to offer at least 2WD while continuing to work on a good reliable 4WD set up as well. (As talked about in my earlier thread posted on this same forum – And I like to take this time to say “Thank You” again to all who participated with your creative and positive feed back and a Special Thanks to Mikie for all your help and support)

Now any smart person knows – having most any kind of repair done now a days is not cheap. Heck just to do a simple half shaft or tune up on most vehicles is at least a couple hours of labor. And at a minimum labor rate of only $50 per hour two hours = $100.00 plus parts, taxes and so on and it adds up fast. Hey what about an engine and trans R&R it cost a few BIG$$$ONES to say the least. Then add in any custom work and the bill goes up and up. You get my point.

My site is to share my dream and ideas - with those who are positive and creative. To share creative input and findings with each other. To share my ups and downs of this venture – with those thinking of doing the same at some point in their future. And to be able to work out something like – creating a GOOD reliable REAR ENGINE 4WD set up - which has always been the desire of many of us. And to pass on this knowledge with anyone interested.

For most of us our individual resources - may not be enough - unless you are extremely smart, handy, have all the necessary tools and equipment and are wealthy at the same time. A jack of ALL trades – so to speak. Very few of us can do it all. Only those who are proud – think others wise.

Hey I have always out sourced all my body and paint work. It has never been my thing – nor do I have the facility to turn out a quality product each time.

It is much easier to stick to what one does best and pull in as many resources, help and support as you can – to help ensure one reaches their goal(s). This is true in life and in business. No different when it comes to cars and the car hobby either. Why else is this and other car forums such a great place for each of us – who like to share, help and learn, to come to and have a place to meet and do such things. (so while I am at it - Thanks for this Forum too)

Now we all know $5 bucks will not buy much in the way of parts. And if a good used engine could be found for as little as $5 - everyone would have a few extra engines laying around – lol Not to mention things like a complete drive-train, wiring and computer set-up as well. But then again MY MONEY - MY TIME and ENERGY - or sweat equity as it is called - along with what funds I can and do raise will help.

One person can push a stalled vehicle – However two people can push it easier and farther then the one. And four can really get it rolling – LOL But then again – if only one person tells the others you cannot do it – and everyone listens – Guess what – it will never get done. I like to be more positive then negative. So I dream on.. and only listen to those helping me to reach my goals.

So PLEASE – if you will – let us be positive and creative. To continue to share our knowledge and excitement for a car hobby we all enjoy.

I am sorry – for dragging this on - When I am passionate about some thing I can ramble on and on and on.... :burnout:

Thank you so much for your time.
Best wishes on your project(s)

Sincerely, Tony

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 01:08 PM

What I was trying to say is that I don't think this forum was intended as a place to solicit venture capital.

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 03:39 PM

OK Dr. RX - I could see and understand that point of view - if that was the main or only reason..

I am not looking for "venture capital". Nor have I asked for any moeny on this forum.. That is not me nor my intention. I know that 95 to 99.99999% of the Money - Labor or sweat equity = is coming from me, family and close friends....

I just want to share this venture (my dream) and no one is twisting anyone's arm for a penny. I am merely sharing my dream, concepts and my new venture along the way.

And the Key thing is most of us like to see or even help - so and so fix a problem he or she has been dealing with. Or to see and help that person - build that Sandrail they have always wanted - or the other guy finish some project they have been working on. And yet someone else who just completed a modifed engine swap. And to bring our heads together to find, help or fix whatever the other guy needs or is doing.

To be a part of it... To support each other... Like those days at the race track... You rather beat or even lose to the other guy fairly then for his car to break down and you win that way.

And some like to help more then others...

I wanted to let Subaru lovers know - that some are really - working on viable options for a "rear engine 4WD" setup... Hopefully some day we can all benefit from this.. While looking for feed back and sharing ideas.. Those who may have taken the road before us... so to speak..

And two or more heads are better then one...

Plus it is also a form of accountablity - putting it out there like this...
Sometimes - we - "even I" need a good kick in the pants to keep me on track LOL... I recall when working out - always nice having a partner to go work out with you - more so on those days you just do not feel like it - the other partner kicks your :eek: (you know what) to keep you in line and doing what needs to get done..

Any ways the main reason for all this is to brain storm - share the ups and the downs - to learn from each other and to help the hobby. If only Subaru trans could be flipped like VW - this would all be so easy...

Other Thread (I started some time ago) > > http://www.ultimates...ead.php?t=52265

And hopefully we can get back to talking Subaru Retrofitting and Customizing..

No hard feelings.. Srry for any misunderstanding
Sincerely, Tony

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:05 PM

what will the finished car look like , do you have any rough pictures , drawings or specs?

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Posted 26 April 2006 - 04:15 PM

Any ways the main reason for all this is to brain storm - share the ups and the downs - to learn from each other and to help the hobby. If only Subaru trans could be flipped like VW - this would all be so easy...

I'm sure this has been answered numerously, but I'm guessing from your comment, that the ring and pinion can not be flipped over in the Subaru front transaxle. If it could then it would be a great beginning for a rear engine Subaru powered 4x4.

However for a 2 wheel drive, you could mate the Sube engine with a VW transaxle.
Just thinking


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Posted 26 April 2006 - 05:17 PM

This is a cool idea, but your site does solicit directly for funds for your project.

We are glad your here, it is always great to have more people doing new things.

However it is inappropriate to solicit funds, or link to a site soliciting funds for your personal projects. I am removing the link to your site from the thread. No hard feelings, thats just how we roll here.

If you want to talk tech, head into one of the tech forums. Make good use of the search function to build on the knowledge of those that came before you.

Good luck with your project. I look forward to seeing its progress.

BTW.. Who the hell is Mikie?

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