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Modified Technic Super Cars
My collection of modified Technic Super Cars
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This is my Modified Lego Technic Super Cars collection. They consist of the Lego 853, Lego 8860, Lego 8865 and Lego 8880. I have these for some time and I thought I would bring them back out of storage.

All of my cars have been converted to right hand drive...



My first modified car is the 8880. First thing you will notice on this is the body kit. I gave it a nice sleek look. I also gave it centre hubs on the wheels too.



The pop up headlights have been removed so that I could install the second motor in the front, I think it looks better with these lights. Note the very large radiator in the front bumper.



This photo shows you the second motor, I was able to fit a V6 in there and it is connected up to the gearbox. You can also see some of the additional guages I installed in the centre console next to the driver



This view shows the wing on the back of the car and al little bit of the rear bumper detail.




This shot shows you more of the interior...




This is the underside shot to show you how the front motor is connected to the gear box, which is connected to the rear motor which is connected to the knee bone....!




The in your face look of the 8865, the bumper has been enlarged and the headlights modded as well



The body has been widened by 8 bricks, the original body did not come out far enough to the wheels I thought.



I gave the rear end a treatment similar to an italian car maker that has a horse for it's emblem...




Better view of the rear of the car..




Looking into the car from the rear, not much more detail added




Looking into the front of the car, I added an instrument cluster for the driver




I wanted to put a body on the 8860, I had yellow pieces laying about, so I thought I would make a body for a rear engined car, preferrably German. I wanted to still be able to see the 8860 under the body...



Note the "Whale Tail"...



Basic fairings over the wheels



The rear of the autobhan cruiser



Birds eye view...



I got creative when trying to make the headlights..



This is my modified 853. To make it right hand drive required completely rebuilding the motor and gearbox in mirror image to what the instructions say..



I didn't have enough same coloured pieces to put a body on this...




Didn't want to spoil the look by putting anything extra on it




It is the longest car out of all of them



Side view of the 4 cars..




Front on view...




If you look carefully, you will see how the seats (original Lego designs) have evolved
over the years..

Thank you for looking at my cars, I had fun building and modifying them.





Comments

 I made it 
  March 11, 2015
The 8865 was a very easy change over from LHD TO RHD. Because the steering is not complicated in the way it goes from the steering rack to the dashboard, it was as simple as taking it form the left side of the rack and fitting it in mirror image on the right hand side. That was all I did to modify the steering. I had to the change over the lever for the pop up head lights too.
Quoting Glen Little I quite like 8880 as well. But i wasn't even aware it existed till about 4 months ago. There were a few aspects i wasn't mad on but i'm in the midst of addressing them. I'm also a rhd'er, and where 8860 was simple, 8880 and 853 required a little more thought. As you stated, i also built the older kits engine backward, and have braced the back axle while also shimming the gears and swapping the gears around. Not skipping or "exploding" anymore. Didn't care for the crankshaft as it was either so amended it a tad too. A little sad that the steering column blocks what could have been a good corridor to run an exhaust pipe back from the manifold but such is life. [URL=http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/glens-harem/media/2F53B9DA-212F-4498-9FAE-56F5E6E1D505_zpsoru1ohee.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z326/glens-harem/2F53B9DA-212F-4498-9FAE-56F5E6E1D505_zpsoru1ohee.jpg[/IMG][/URL] You have gone the same rout with your diffs as me which helps because in forward motion the chain to the main engine puts its tension were it ought be vs stock which is making the idler gear work harder, as it now does in reverse. Sorta makes me feel sad for the "Lefties" out there ;) Was there much involved in the swap on 8865? Mine is yet to arrive still and any pointers if there's inobvious aspects to trip me up would be handy. Thanks, and sorry for the diatribes clogging your page.
  March 9, 2015
I quite like 8880 as well. But i wasn't even aware it existed till about 4 months ago. There were a few aspects i wasn't mad on but i'm in the midst of addressing them. I'm also a rhd'er, and where 8860 was simple, 8880 and 853 required a little more thought. As you stated, i also built the older kits engine backward, and have braced the back axle while also shimming the gears and swapping the gears around. Not skipping or "exploding" anymore. Didn't care for the crankshaft as it was either so amended it a tad too. A little sad that the steering column blocks what could have been a good corridor to run an exhaust pipe back from the manifold but such is life. [URL=http://s1184.photobucket.com/user/glens-harem/media/2F53B9DA-212F-4498-9FAE-56F5E6E1D505_zpsoru1ohee.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z326/glens-harem/2F53B9DA-212F-4498-9FAE-56F5E6E1D505_zpsoru1ohee.jpg[/IMG][/URL] You have gone the same rout with your diffs as me which helps because in forward motion the chain to the main engine puts its tension were it ought be vs stock which is making the idler gear work harder, as it now does in reverse. Sorta makes me feel sad for the "Lefties" out there ;) Was there much involved in the swap on 8865? Mine is yet to arrive still and any pointers if there's inobvious aspects to trip me up would be handy. Thanks, and sorry for the diatribes clogging your page.
 I made it 
  March 8, 2015
From memory, when I did the conversion, I was able to do so without much fuss on the crownwheels and the diffs. It tried to leave the drive system as original as possible and only make changes where I needed to. It is a very tight space for the gearing and the steering to be packed into and I did find that if the gears used were not sitting right, they would bind or rub on other components and spoil the operation of the different components. The 8880 to me was the pinnacle of the Super Car designs, I know there have been others since but they didn't give off that high end, technical lego car feel. With respect to the 853, she is a shelf queen, you are right about it over torquing, the frame construction is not quite strong enough for the forces exerted. With this set, when I built it, I did it in mirror image to the instructions due to the engine, gearbox & steering being intergrated within the design.
Quoting Glen Little I found that the main 16 tooth front steering pinion teeth were clashing with the diff crownwheel when left to righted, so flipped both front and rear diffs. Has the odd other advantage too. Did your left to right also provide the hiccup of a steering universal then fouling the 24 tooth 2nd/4th ratio input gear? I swapped it with one of the crownwheel gears from the steering wheel side feed and though minimal i gained some clearance which stopped the clicking whilst in motion. Of interest, is the high ratio on your 853 somewhat "fragile" insofar as the propeller shaft rearward mounting trying to pop free with the torque reaction of crownwheel to pinion?
  March 8, 2015
No dramas on the delay. I found that the main 16 tooth front steering pinion teeth were clashing with the diff crownwheel when left to righted, so flipped both front and rear diffs. Has the odd other advantage too. Did your left to right also provide the hiccup of a steering universal then fouling the 24 tooth 2nd/4th ratio input gear? I swapped it with one of the crownwheel gears from the steering wheel side feed and though minimal i gained some clearance which stopped the clicking whilst in motion. Of interest, is the high ratio on your 853 somewhat "fragile" insofar as the propeller shaft rearward mounting trying to pop free with the torque reaction of crownwheel to pinion?
 I made it 
  March 1, 2015
Glen, Sorry for the very delayed reply... The engine rotates in the same direction as the original orientation. In the end I did not flip the diff feeding the gearbox. The underslinging was done by using a Technic, Liftarm 1 x 4 Thin with Stud Connector on either side of the 'A' arm of the suspension and then using a Technic, Axle Pin without Friction Ridges Lengthwise on each one to allow the springs to stretch out more and allow it to sit lower. I wanted to run pneumatics to allow adjustable ride height but haven't ventured further than thinking about it.. Regarding
Quoting Glen Little Re 8880: Hi. With the RHD conversion and flipping the diffs, does the engine rotation reverse? Might i enquire also what you used to get the coilovers underslung of the LCA's please?
  December 4, 2014
Re 8880: Hi. With the RHD conversion and flipping the diffs, does the engine rotation reverse? Might i enquire also what you used to get the coilovers underslung of the LCA's please?
Nathan Leech
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kenneth rattledge
  May 26, 2012
interesting models, some nice mods, well done.
 I like it 
  October 27, 2011
Great modifications, especially the 8865. As I'm quite lazy, converting the 8880 to right hand drive was a job that I put off until earlier this year, when I dismantled a model I'd made out of the parts and completely rebuilt the car from the start (with some other minor changes to suspension of which I might post photos if I ever get round to it, none as significant as yours). Haven't got the older two sets, so only suggestion I'd offer would be, would the 853 be better with a differential in the rear axle?
 I like it 
  June 20, 2011
Need, got, need, got. I love these old supercar sets. I wish I had 853. I must have made 8860 a 100 times. I like what you have done with 8880 - it needed lowering. And converting it to Right hand drive is a very time consuming job. They all look great.
  June 20, 2011
I like the wide 8865 body. very much improved the original design.
 I like it 
  June 20, 2011
I like what you've done to these wonderful classic sets (853 and 8860 are the ones I had - they're great aren't they?). Your 8880 mods are particularly clever. I don't normally go around soliciting comments, but you might be interested in what I did to an 8860 :http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/275626
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Thanks for the comment. The 8880 Super Car as you see it has been like that for over 10 years! I get it out every now and then and dust it off and look at it.
 I made it 
  March 14, 2011
Thanks, I like the Super Cars, you can put so much more detail into them. The right hand drive conversion is a true test of patience, you have to do your homework on how it can be done
 I like it 
  March 14, 2011
Im so jealous right now!! lololo The mods in the 8880 supercar are awesome! ;) Great collection!
 I like it 
  March 2, 2011
Love the right-hand drives! I never got around to converting mine to the PROPER wheel position. 8880 looks a bit fast and furious, LOL! 14 Cylinders has got to be a record! Very nice rear end on 8865, too. You're absolutely right about 8860 - it looks very German indeed! 853 is just a classic - I built big, basic and colourful cars like that when I was a kid (maybe not as technical). Overall, excellent work with very tasteful improvements! Well Done!
 
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