A little extra help?
Well, it’s the kind of thing that, frankly, would be a good idea if you were building a car with a friend.
We’ll go over it in more detail below, but for now let’s just say that this little project will require a bit of extra creativity, because you’re going to have to build it yourself.
To get started, you’ll need: 1.
A tool that can drill a hole (and not much more) in a 1/8″ drill bit.
If you don’t have one, a drill press or a hand drill will work fine.
A drill bit that can be used to drill holes (and, potentially, a bit) into 1/2″ diameter holes (or any other 1/4″ diameter hole).
A piece of 3/16″ plywood.
A few scraps of 1/16″ wood (or anything else that you can find) for the mounting brackets.
An angle grinder or sanding disk.
A little bit of wood glue (or whatever) to hold your drill bit in place.
A bit of wire or electrical tape (for connecting the holes).
A wire cutter.
A nail file.
A small screwdriver (or, if you’re really, really good at the craft, a nail file).
A flat-head screwdriver for trimming off excess wood.
A large screwdriver or pliers.
Some nail clippers or a mallet.
A power drill or drill bit (or drill bit and pliers).
A 3/32″ socket or a 3/8″ socket for installing the mounting bracket.
A 10mm socket for mounting the engine in the front.
A 1/3″ wrench for tightening the bolts.
A 5/32′ socket for connecting the engine to the back of the car.
A pair of flat-sided, square-edge, wood-handled screws (or a set of 1x4s).
A 2×4 for mounting a radiator in the rear.
A 4×4 or a 5/8′ x 4-1/2″ piece of plywood for the engine.
A couple of pieces of wood (a scrap piece of 1″x1″ wood for the bolts, and maybe a scrap piece for the bracket) for mounting an exhaust fan or exhaust grille.
A set of 3-sided screws (not the ones you’d normally use) for attaching the engine and the radiator to the chassis.
A wheel barrow (or similar) to carry the bits and bolts and other tools you’ll use to make your car.
It should be a small, easy-to-access area, but if it’s not, you might as well have a place to store it. 26.
A tire jack or a few screws for holding the tires in place while you install the engine (or the radiator).
A 12-volt outlet (if you can afford it) for charging your car while you’re building it.
We’d also suggest an 8-volt extension cord (if the car is electric).
A vacuum cleaner.
A spare tire.
A belt clip or two for securing the engine’s rear axle to the frame (or other part of the vehicle).
31. Some 1/32″-thick aluminum sheet for mounting your car’s brakes to the rear of the frame.
A zip tie or some sort of strap to secure the engine block to the radiator (or front of the chassis).
A tape measure (for making sure your holes are big enough).
A sheet of 2×4 for securing your engine to your frame.
You might want to consider using some kind of studless frame for this, or at least some kind that can hold the engine while it’s mounted.
A block of wood for mounting some kind or another to the engine so that you don-t have to move it around a lot to fit it into the chassis (or your other parts).
A light bulb for illuminating the engine, the radiator, or both.
A wrench (or some kind) for removing the bolt holding the radiator in place, if it is attached to your car at all.
A long screwdriver with a nut that fits in the nut holes on the engine part.
A socket to connect the engine shaft to the crank shaft.
A quick-release bolt that will allow you to easily move the engine out of the way while you build it.
This can be useful