My electric rat is driving me insane!

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the trials and tribulations of putting together a rat rod out of an electric motorcycle, you should measure twice and cut once, I tend to cut 3 times without measuring
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  • Chevy R
    Chevy RDitë më parë

    Rat rods need that V8 noize it just looks weird driving around soo quite 😂 still love the work that’s gone into building these electric vehicles 🤝

  • da ne
    da ne3 ditë më parë

    That be funny if you did a muscle car EV did this cat get so rich?

  • da ne

    da ne

    3 ditë më parë

    Lightening rod . LOL

  • S P
    S PMuaj më parë

    Dude watch this channel becuase it is just too funny. Forget building a drivable trash can.

  • Jon Troncoso
    Jon Troncoso3 muaj më parë

    I want a girl who looks at me like rich looks at his rat-rod: With frustration and disappointment.

  • Ryan Eglitis
    Ryan Eglitis5 muaj më parë

    The committment to that bit was legendary

  • alex
    alex8 muaj më parë

    Clearly gotta get my eyes checked: goes to eye store

  • eugene Carkoski
    eugene Carkoski8 muaj më parë

    you going to need a cd with exhaust noise 😊

  • Alexa C
    Alexa C8 muaj më parë

    Update video?

  • Donald Barrett
    Donald Barrett8 muaj më parë

    Why not convert your brakes to discs? Either go with discs up front and drums in the rear or discs all around. Make sure to get a proportioning valve to get your braking balanced no matter what you do. You may want to go slightly more modern with maybe a Chevette system.

  • woodbox665
    woodbox6659 muaj më parë

    i really like your narration/writing, great editing too.

  • Travis Brown
    Travis Brown9 muaj më parë

    I'm guessing the upholstery company wasn't that interested in some "free" advertising.

  • Pablo
    Pablo9 muaj më parë

    Nice project but the dash should be right in front of the driver, not in the middle.

  • immrnoidall
    immrnoidall9 muaj më parë

    needs roll bar and headrests. head rest aren't really for resting your head. they are for keeping your neck from snapping like a twig when read ended at 25 MPH. We want to see you making cool videos for a long time.

    SUBOPTIMAL10 muaj më parë

    how many kw is this motor?

  • MrMikewr
    MrMikewr10 muaj më parë

    Why don't you install electric brakes?! LOL

  • Bryan Worthington
    Bryan Worthington10 muaj më parë

    Whew at the end... Epic

  • John Nero
    John Nero10 muaj më parë

    1 for 1 pray

  • david c smith
    david c smith10 muaj më parë

    Does Skill share have a course on First-aid? Take it!

  • DrewT
    DrewT10 muaj më parë

    I love watching new car guys work on old cars. Gives me a warm feeling inside to watch them realize it's sooo much more than swapping plastic parts like they're used to doing.

  • Casanova Frankenstein
    Casanova Frankenstein11 muaj më parë

    anyone else who walks round their build garage with slippers earns my respect

  • TheAdventure bro
    TheAdventure bro11 muaj më parë

    Would you sell this?

  • Bas van beers
    Bas van beers11 muaj më parë

    If needed; you can use the electric steering shaft out of an Opel Corsa (GM euro hatchback). The unit is located on the steering shaft. It's quite small. uses no hydrolics. Not expensive these days.

  • Green Eyed Bali Bule
    Green Eyed Bali Bule11 muaj më parë

    Printed Metal...epic RatRod name

  • jos Touw
    jos Touw11 muaj më parë

    Whats a head arrest? is that a Merican thing?

  • Brian Ingram
    Brian Ingram11 muaj më parë

    How many pages is the title to this car?

  • djb0110
    djb0110Vit më parë

    Not a Corvair master brake cylinder. They only had single reservoir ones.

  • Dallas Aya
    Dallas AyaVit më parë

    What? Corvairs Last forever Man. They don't need parts. That thing won't run , you don't need brakes , yeah... Call Elon Man and was that a Jehu LENS??.. - WO MAN u NO Jehu-.. Awesome DUDE...Fat Man don't luv him know More.... SAD.. ,,.. Knot so fast ... Yeah for Rich Retards private channel........ "Rich Retards and the Organ Donners" PS. Ur Car looks like Bread Mold Man!

    OMG HOSTELVit më parë

    Brake booster system is a must in all vehicle. Brake caliper with rotors are better braking power & easier to repair. Parts are plenty & cheap from donor vehicles.

  • Paul Di
    Paul DiVit më parë

    You should.just put aw W elwood brake system on it

  • nun
    nunVit më parë

    Rich why don't you approach discovery channel for an Electrified Garage series, you got as much energy as Rich Rowlings you'll give gas monkey a run for its money.

  • JJBpilot
    JJBpilotVit më parë

    If the front end is Corvair, and probably the brakes, Clarks Corvair will have everything that you will need....

  • Zuhir True
    Zuhir TrueVit më parë

    Being rewarded in life is one of the best feeling seeing everything coming together.

  • David Matousek
    David MatousekVit më parë

    Tesla used a 1931 perice arrow with a 25hp electric motor and a 8 foot antenna,it was said the antenna was to use static electricity to to never have to stop and charge the batterys

  • TWiST
    TWiSTVit më parë

    This video get the award for worst sounding microphones. I swear all of his other vids sounded a million times better.

  • codemiesterbeats
    codemiesterbeatsVit më parë

    when I go to the optometrist they first check me with my glasses on, I can see fine no surprise there... then they are like "now take your glasses off" I usually say "there is no use, I cant see the biggest letter on the chart" and they are like OK well then.

  • Serge B
    Serge BVit më parë

    That's not vinyl, that's vegan leather.

  • Mr. S308
    Mr. S308Vit më parë

    waiting for the next video to drop... cmon Rich!!!

  • DeanRendar84
    DeanRendar84Vit më parë

    wow, everything is manufacturable with a company of 1, modern 3d printers, and machine part printing software, scrapyards really are just for nostalgia at this point, and probably making scrap sculptures on art grants.

  • Bino 9903
    Bino 9903Vit më parë

    What camera do you use?

  • Zak Wharton
    Zak WhartonVit më parë


  • Patrick Orduna
    Patrick OrdunaVit më parë

    Rich? it's been six days no updare on the rat rod ev?

  • Leslie Eveson
    Leslie EvesonVit më parë

    If Tesla were more open to 3rd party repairs, they could have a whole new business providing conversion kits for ICE vehicles.

  • Captain Zoll
    Captain ZollVit më parë

    who needs hydraulic brakes when you have regen?

  • Roadstercycle
    RoadstercycleVit më parë

    Rich, I'm in California and heard you scream. Hahahaha

  • Roadstercycle
    RoadstercycleVit më parë

    Rich, I'm in California and heard you scream. Hahahaha

  • electrohacker
    electrohackerVit më parë

    The company I work for is auctioning off a model 3 body with the drivetrain removed. The auction ends 9/25. If you're interested in such a thing let me know and I'll buy it for you to buy it off me. If not, no sweat just thought of you when I saw it.

  • Troy Pickens
    Troy PickensVit më parë

    Have you seen this Video about Carl the Tesla Roadster Whisperer?

  • Tucker McElhone
    Tucker McElhoneVit më parë

    Thats awesome. What kind of car was that?

  • Adam Domonski
    Adam DomonskiVit më parë

    Damn stop sneeking ads on me

  • Sean Holladay
    Sean HolladayVit më parë

    Congrats on the brand deal!!

  • pollodormido2
    pollodormido2Vit më parë

    Your eyes are ok you just needed a beer!

  • Spirit Walker
    Spirit WalkerVit më parë

    An electric rat rod... thats a sin.

  • Anthony Barthel
    Anthony BarthelVit më parë

    Hey Rich, love these videos. There's a company called Clark's Corvair ( that sells all sorts of Corvair parts and the prices are fair and quality is good.

  • bobsdavenport
    bobsdavenportVit më parë

    It's all too heavy for the motors power output. 60mph might come in 3 days though

  • Kaufman Entertainment
    Kaufman EntertainmentVit më parë

    You can get new wheel cylinders. S-10s, Impala/Caprice, or maybe even Silverado parts might work. If it's the same size, it'll work.

  • adam ganjaman
    adam ganjamanVit më parë

    Hi Rich figure out how to enable regen or is your controller compatible ?

  • centopus
    centopusVit më parë

    Why not move the back brakes to front? Are those different?

  • pipbuster
    pipbusterVit më parë

    Stumbling over the curb and everything else going to the eye exam was hilarious... I literally LOL'd several times including the actual eye exam... LMAO

  • sean bragg
    sean braggVit më parë

    Call scarebird convert to disk

  • Membrane556
    Membrane556Vit më parë

    The coupler between motor and transmission input shaft is hard enough to get right many people use a jaw coupling to deal with any misalignment.

  • Jared G
    Jared GVit më parë

    Your videos scare the hell out of me and I love it.

  • James Hall
    James HallVit më parë

    Okay, I "literally" screamed out loud over the eye exam!! Too funny!!

  • Dave Mitchell
    Dave MitchellVit më parë

    Jesus Christ - EBAY!!

  • Adam Blaknovski
    Adam BlaknovskiVit më parë

    Bmw rack and pinion systems are ace, if you can't find an E30 manual rack, you can run a power rack and pinion system from a later BMW without fluid and a little grease and vented I/0 or with fluid and a loop plate to recirculate the fluid. I imagine the latter would last forever.

  • Chas Riggs
    Chas RiggsVit më parë

    I'm pretty sure, You just achieved the "BIGGEST AUTOMOTIVE HACK" on, "ALthe" Award! Congrats!!!! I guess.....

  • Seez Santos
    Seez SantosVit më parë

    Bruh they for eyes exam got me 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  • Lawrence Ross
    Lawrence RossVit më parë

    Go go Clark's Corvair!!! I own a '66 Corvair.

  • Olexiy Mamchy
    Olexiy MamchyVit më parë

    I have no interest in cars and tesla. But I saw video about this channel on vice and subscribed instantly because what you do really inspires! This is just great! People like you actually keeps this world from falling apart! Thanks!

  • Demand Utopia
    Demand UtopiaVit më parë

    I highly suggest you add a Guibo to your coupler some how. They are typically used on german vehicles on the output shaft of transmissions to drive lines.

  • Cameron Collins
    Cameron CollinsVit më parë

    Absolutely fucking lost it 13:30

  • Lobby DaLobster
    Lobby DaLobsterVit më parë

    I am no expert - but wouldn't it be easier to get disc brakes for the front off something more readily available?

  • egigster troll
    egigster trollVit më parë

    People who snitch drove those? Sammy the bull owned one?

  • egigster troll
    egigster trollVit më parë

    If half his subs buy one..

  • egigster troll
    egigster trollVit më parë

    1 t shirt for over $18 hehe

  • Hutson Heller
    Hutson HellerVit më parë

    The brakes not working is this car's last ditch effort to kill you for sinning against the petrol gods by taking you down with it, which is all you deserve.

  • cwbh10
    cwbh10Vit më parë

    Did you go to Desktop Metal??

  • Thelongmanable
    ThelongmanableVit më parë

    That intro was to many repeat of the tired old Porsche that confused you with the Tesla logo and car.. Also it simply wasn't satisfying..

  • Phil Gordon gordon
    Phil Gordon gordonVit më parë

    Need to convert to disc... It is way easier than trying to find or fan parts and ensures good stoping

  • Sunjay Sharma
    Sunjay SharmaVit më parë

    Since these brakes seem like a hassle, why not upgrade to discs? You could probably get most of the hardware from a junkyard to negate costs too. Just wondering if theres a reason?

  • Michael Graham
    Michael GrahamVit më parë

    Rich reminds me of yahoo serious ,young Einstein .

  • StarMan
    StarManVit më parë

    What have you done with the Shop Garage? No news, no videos nothing from it? Was it an April Foools or wt?

  • Bill Mercado
    Bill MercadoVit më parë

    I was you I do brakes disk in the front more braking power is just my opinion

  • glues4wood
    glues4woodVit më parë

    Change the hole front parts to something more common and available

  • Michael Cook
    Michael CookVit më parë

    I lost it when he tripped on the curb. Subbed.

  • BostonRacinglife
    BostonRacinglifeVit më parë

    Just ls swap it

  • Adam Martin
    Adam MartinVit më parë

    Rich, what are you doing bud? I know you’re trying to be funny and such but as the now owner of garage that works on other people’s cars it doesn’t inspire confidence in the way you have carried on with this build. This was an opportunity for you to be an EV East style garage and your kinda blowing it.

  • LaForrest Roxbury
    LaForrest RoxburyVit më parë

    Rich, it looks like you are working in reverse. The old brake master-cylinder in on the car at the end, while your are working on the motor to see if it spins? Keep up the good work. Rich if ain't broken, you can't fix it ! I always say ! Be blessed

  • Henden G
    Henden GVit më parë

    The skillshare plug got me LOLing hard. 🤣

  • marcos ramos
    marcos ramosVit më parë

    Who else skips through the video to seee the actual progress?

  • mbaker335
    mbaker335Vit më parë

    WOW you use the whole word 'merchandise'. You are literally literate. I really hate the use of the word 'Merch'. That's sort of lazy and you prove you are not by all the excellent videos. Literally.

  • Glen Jones
    Glen JonesVit më parë

    ACTUALLY, I think that you might as well go ahead and do a full disc conversion! Might as well since you are doing everything else .

  • Christien Tiberio
    Christien TiberioVit më parë

    Yo I live In Methuen shoutout To u man

  • David M
    David MVit më parë

    When I was a broke college student, I had a '64 Corvair, and couldn't afford brakes. One day, the pads were so worn that the wheel cylinder ran out of play and just popped off the ends. I coasted through an empty intersection and from then stopped with the gearshift until I could get them done.

  • Bird76Mojo76
    Bird76Mojo76Vit më parë

    Welcome to the world of hotrod building. You either have it in you or you don't.

  • Pat O
    Pat OVit më parë

    Rich is going to die in the next video driving that thing 😢

  • Mike Gibbs
    Mike GibbsVit më parë

    I got a 23 T bucket kit car sitting in my back yard, wish i never bought it

  • Khaffit
    KhaffitVit më parë

    use skillshare to learn welding :D

  • Sterling Silver
    Sterling SilverVit më parë

    The interior is looking good! 👍

  • joe michele
    joe micheleVit më parë

    Richie , You should have Whiplash Protection on those seats ,..I witnessed a rear ender of a 1965 plymouth ..., where the driver's neck was like a Slinky over the seat back his head, Upside down, was starring at the rear seat .......He was dead ....

  • E. RiVeRa
    E. RiVeRaVit më parë

    4:47 gave me a flashback with my 1969 chevelle drum brakes all over and i have to replace those leaking cilinders....Hey Great video....keep the good work !