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Old 09-22-2016, 03:17 PM   #11
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thats one way to "tow" it.. if anything will fit, its that.. i love how i can park mine anywhere... its also fun to go from driving the smart to the bus then back again.

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Old 09-22-2016, 03:21 PM   #12
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thats one way to "tow" it.. if anything will fit, its that.. i love how i can park mine anywhere... its also fun to go from driving the smart to the bus then back again.

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Try bus to moped!
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:31 PM   #13
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Try bus to moped!

the acceleration is probably about the same
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:32 PM   #14
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IDK, I'll have to actually find out now!
I'm betting on my green moped being slightly quicker off the line, but not by much!
My bus will do about 10 mph more on top than the moped, fwiw! lol
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Old 09-22-2016, 06:39 PM   #15
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Why a dolly?
Flat towing is a pain.
A dolly is worse.
If you are at all handy with a welder a tow bar and mounts are fairly easy to build.
A manual transmission VW will tow four down.
I wouldn't consider a vehicle that won't flat tow for a toad.
Just my opinion.
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:30 PM   #16
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If your going with a Smart Car there is one minor modification you need.




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In the process of putting a smart car in the back of my bus, it just barely fits in my storage area.
I'll post some pics soon of it inside
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Old 09-24-2016, 12:47 PM   #17
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If your going with a Smart Car there is one minor modification you need.


id be all fopr it but no way to hook an A/C to it... nevertheless thats a badass smart car
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Old 09-25-2016, 06:21 PM   #18
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40 yrs ago I talked my mom & dad into letting me buy a go cart it had something like a 5 or 6 hp Brigs & Straton on it, I was only allowed to drive it around the yard & in the fields.

Well I purchased a 175 cc motor cycle engine for it & mounted it on there & that thing was a blast, I could do donuts & things like the Smart car with it. Then one day my dad was a few miles away driving down the 2 lane black top doing about 50 mph & I went by him so fast you would have thought he'd stop to take a piss along side the road. I lost my go cart.

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You should try a 52mph Batturn in a 1991-1994 Mastercraft ProStar 190, for a rush.....

I could spin out like the jet ski's, at full throttle

This guy did not execute it properly, but you get the idea.
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Old 09-25-2016, 07:25 PM   #20
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40 yrs ago I talked my mom & dad into letting me buy a go cart it had something like a 5 or 6 hp Brigs & Straton on it, I was only allowed to drive it around the yard & in the fields.

Well I purchased a 175 cc motor cycle engine for it & mounted it on there & that thing was a blast, I could do donuts & things like the Smart car with it. Then one day my dad was a few miles away driving down the 2 lane black top doing about 50 mph & I went by him so fast you would have thought he'd stop to take a piss along side the road. I lost my go cart.


I was smart enough not only NOT to get caught by my dad, but the local cops as well...... My grandpa helped me hot rod an 8.5 horsepower B&S that topped out at 11 m.p.h. to go almost 40 with some modifications. Mind you this was in 1974........

Did those local cops HATE me. Dad NEVER saw me doing ANYTHING with my gocart. By the time he got home from work the cart was parked and engine was cool to the touch........ I knew how to play the game.
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