How To Fix a Broken MOON BUGGY ($10,000 Rear Engine Challenge) 

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After picking up this abandoned 1970's beetle for $8,000, it' time to get it working so it can chop Martys MR2 in our $10,000 rear engine challenge. But this car has been in storage for over 5 years and is unlike anything that's ever been on the show. Being so old and strange, it's going to need a unique set of skills to make it skid all the way to victory...
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Mighty Car Mods
Mighty Car Mods 8 months ago
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Pat McCrotch
Pat McCrotch 8 months ago
Where is the Electric Space Wizard?!?
Little Wol
Little Wol 8 months ago
hi cheryl
NissanR33Ztune 8 months ago
@maar scott - nice add to the story....
Jstank X Plays
Jstank X Plays 8 months ago
He will be named carb I one
Bud TheSpud
Bud TheSpud 8 months ago
Just a heads up, US-first keeps unsubscribing me from the channel. Idk why
AnotherClown 3 months ago
"Will it do a skid?" Car guys version of "Will it run Crysis?"
EpicxHeadbutt 3 months ago
Music is sick man
jared moore
jared moore 3 months ago
13:08 song?
Oscar Walton
Oscar Walton 4 months ago
They need to clean out the fuel tank
Film Monger
Film Monger 5 months ago
Great song starting at 12:16 - 14:30 haven't heard it before I think, but great as usual.
JOHNSON TRUCKS 5 months ago
Who eles thought let’s SUBIE swap it
Marvin Robertson
Marvin Robertson 6 months ago
What is that song at the 8:00 mark... I love that
Lawson Galbraith
Lawson Galbraith 6 months ago
Can anyone let me know what to song is at 13:00 >?
Gingerly Blue
Gingerly Blue 7 months ago
Expensive cable ties.... ouch
WebbTV 7 months ago
the song that was playing at 12:17 during the cleaning portion of the video and when you were replacing the fuel system. where can i find it!?!? i need it in my life!!!
mrkazman 7 months ago
2:45 scanners... ACTIVATED
Andrew Cipriano
Andrew Cipriano 7 months ago
Will you be releasing the track that plays around 13:12?
mkusanagi 7 months ago
Also, you gotta run bare stacks on the carbs. So cool
mkusanagi 7 months ago
Oh man. Cool stuff! Love the Hayashi style wheels
Linas Barsulis
Linas Barsulis 7 months ago
if you have subwoofer turn it on and ++ at 13:20, trust me
WasabiCars 7 months ago
@2:15 Juss luthiering
Daisy 8 months ago
Challenge: Reverse Tug of War until a tyre blows
Fathom 8 months ago
Gilbert Hulme
Gilbert Hulme 8 months ago
Music was top tier this episode Moog, keep it coming!
jack doherty
jack doherty 8 months ago
Anyone notice the hi Cheryl towards the end of the video where isacc is 😂😂
Oliver Venturi
Oliver Venturi 8 months ago
Stop pulling me out
Vetal Ti
Vetal Ti 8 months ago
Hello. Please tell the title of the track 8:05-8:34 ??????
Doot Smith
Doot Smith 8 months ago
Hi Cheryl!
Don'tTouchGrandad 8 months ago
Wow old mate Steven Smith knows a thing or two about Volkswagen's
Cedric Vandevelde
Cedric Vandevelde 8 months ago
Please make the world a better place and release that song, finally .... (yes the 8:00 one) its PURE GOLD
Rene Stanneveld
Rene Stanneveld 8 months ago
40ldf ?
RL Agito
RL Agito 8 months ago
what mong stored that thing without emptying the carburetors
Patrick Z
Patrick Z 8 months ago
You can tell the engine is valuable because the roll cage is molded around it, while the occupants have no covering at all.
TheWiseGoatTrainer 8 months ago
Will it do a skid?
Will Latham
Will Latham 8 months ago
love the dnb vibes on this. nice one moog
D L 8 months ago
Who's Cheryl? 🤔
TheBurdMahn 8 months ago
you really went overboard with replacing parts and taking the carbs apart. That thing would have ran fine with fresh gas and just a wee bit of starting fluid
ben barrett
ben barrett 8 months ago
cant work out if its the same foot each time
Luke Tudor
Luke Tudor 8 months ago
Isaacs nickname can be Carboyoda
Levi Woodall
Levi Woodall 8 months ago
Call it the super moon bug.
JombieMann 8 months ago
Are you cleaning out the gas tank? If every other part of the system is full of sand, perhaps there is also sand in the tank?
Fast Mofo
Fast Mofo 8 months ago
"Boss on the g-string" I've been playing guitar for 15 years and I've never heard that one. Never change Moog, never change.
Tom bones Jones
Tom bones Jones 8 months ago
How big is mum's garage
keomakk 8 months ago
LOL at the foot 14:16
Edgar Joel Boricua
Edgar Joel Boricua 8 months ago
Hmm let’s see . Fully moded buggy vs stock mr2 lmao mr2 has no chance
Keith Breazeale Jr
Keith Breazeale Jr 8 months ago
10:40 -10:52 was my exact response
BLeeKs Bent Bits
BLeeKs Bent Bits 8 months ago
Good lord, it's a Gloom Chuggy!
Grey Buckleton
Grey Buckleton 8 months ago
Super cool seeing something high end but different like this. It needs a displacement supercharger!
Danny Cushing
Danny Cushing 8 months ago
this is such a cocktease
Matthew Sharpe
Matthew Sharpe 8 months ago
"I love carburettors" - oh dear, oh deary dear... carburetors are obsolete for a very, very good reason.
X plorer
X plorer 8 months ago
10:40 Thats when I lost it also, shout out to the buggy yoda !
Justin 8 months ago
Haha 15:38 😀 Saw that lil wording
Earl John Tirona
Earl John Tirona 8 months ago
This isaac guy is cool, what a refreshing new mate to the mcmVerse... I can't wait to see this buggy running...
Iron Reed
Iron Reed 8 months ago
So I'm just watching a video on how The Prodigy picked their name... Is "Moog" the other half of the same reference? @mightycarmods
Rae Sevilla
Rae Sevilla 8 months ago
hayashi racing wheels... 👍
Beatlejuice Soundman
still think u should name that nugget ..'the MOOG buggy ' ...not say ... what i win ... ???
Chris B
Chris B 8 months ago
He's related to your dyno guy isn't he? The looks, the mannerism....
Lucas Mayo
Lucas Mayo 8 months ago
and you know why ist full of sand.... because the moon is actualy a dune buggy and there video out there of same space dress guy zooming and drifting that moon/dune bug with a couple of hot babes.
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
you've got an aircooled ariel atom so keep they weight down for free hp
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
lots of irontube up front may make up for lost weight of body, fuel tank and spare tire
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
fenders must be hooked to suspension otherwise no travel
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
yep see strut towers under front sheet metal
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
Keep it up as an old school air cooled enthusiast, both bugs and 912s you,ve peaked my interest, and it looks like the rest of the car had some good kip put in also. with fuel over engine looks like your weight dist is going to be more rear biased than usual. also after all that time resetting torsion bars in rear will bring it back up so rear squat under acceleration will be less. time consuming but inexpensive task.
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
if you don't know what your doing start reading and figuring things out, that way you can find out if you like it.
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
1st thing you really should do is look at what you have and what it is. Nice CB performance doghouse shroud, Empi cast ali covers alternator instead of early generator, expensive hex cross bar for cabs all looks good, this much money on the outside looks like probably has money on inside. if super was doner it has Macpherson struts up front for better handling than older bug swing arm front suspension(lighter too), funny went away from original tensioning for fan belt to that idler crap, it will will have CV joint rear suspension fully independent on a swing arm just like 911 design rear suspension, no vacuum adv pot on distributor, check under valve covers could have modified valve train. distributor may be electronic as it has the bigger base than stock and remounted coil behind shroud to clear hex barb carb linkage. Crankcase ventilation setup looks decent. looks like oil coolers installed with nice lines with maybe AN fittings. fuel tank in back
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
1600 to 1835 cc engine same case just different jugs some internals but you can scratch over 100hp easily out of these. nice motor it may have been could have counter weighted crank and better rods loos like someone had some time in it
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
Really looks like a chassis for a kit that someone kissed off the body and turned into a buggy
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
if you were lucky it could have been a 912 engine- 3 piece case vs 2
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
wish you included engine number
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
carbs are not hard just got to weber and follow instruction
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
bug motor do valve adjustment first then do carburation looks like a 1600 with a jug kit maybe and some webbers lots of empi parts
hackberryflat 8 months ago
I detest working on cars despite reading HOT ROD, CLASSIC CARS, ROD & CUSTOM, et al for nearly 70 years. So, it was a surprise to enjoy the 2 Mighty Car Mods videos, much less spend some of what limited time I have left, watching someone working on a car. Televised golf or cars and horses, whatever else running in circles isn't interesting to me despite the thrill sheeple obtain from it. And SHAZAAM, three Englishmen speaking the queen's English were easily understandable! Rock on.
James Lee
James Lee 8 months ago
hope ya cleaned out the fuel tank also
ForgotMyTowel 8 months ago
Moon Buggy = Moog Bunny
beauson1983 8 months ago
Also, please get new tyres if those are old. I don't wanna see you guys die. Gorden Leven motorsport tyres (tyres and more) in Russell St, Emu plains is the Australian supplier of those. Talk to Billy out back, he is an awesome human and should help you guys out 🙂
beauson1983 8 months ago
"we're going to keep the old school asthetic and stay away from the power tools" I just call it being poor but you do you Moog, haha
Liam Charles
Liam Charles 8 months ago
more drum&bass please Moog
yodaistheone 8 months ago
I Just love these old school engines. Great to see a young man into all these things. He needs to get his own channel repairing carburetors.
James Ocker
James Ocker 8 months ago
funny how Carbs are now complicated and FI is simple, get a 76 bug with the FIand no electric tools to figure it out.....not fun in the beginning but educational none the less
TN_AU 8 months ago
So has these episode(s) been 5 years in the making?
James Talbot
James Talbot 8 months ago
At 8:56, I've been asking for this track to be released for almost three years now, so have many other people, please do it! It really puts a smile on my face aha.
UberBlue 8 months ago
"Hi Cheryl!"
z3dz zed
z3dz zed 8 months ago
14:13 got me laughing so hard :D
Tmn 2
Tmn 2 8 months ago
strip it.. put an porsche replica body kit on it.
PhilMarshall9128 8 months ago
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 8 months ago
Its the MOOG buggy
Dima Kabrelyan
Dima Kabrelyan 8 months ago
5:27 reminds me of gordon ramsay going off
SirSubSonic 8 months ago
Isaac 100% 3rd MCM personality! He knows his siht! BTW Moog, have you got make up on?.....and your beard is quite grey! :)
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 8 months ago
14:16 ... okey
Dallas Van Wyk
Dallas Van Wyk 8 months ago
Moon buggy would be insane with the Miss Daisy treatment
Mark Sha
Mark Sha 8 months ago
Dude sounds like he loves his vdubs but looks a bit tweaky
Sawyer Orni
Sawyer Orni 8 months ago
Intro sounded like it could be used in the episode of "Rick and Morty: Interdimensional Cable" LMFAO
bofooit gojo
bofooit gojo 8 months ago
Isaac talking technical Moog: dOeS iT skId
ElSpeedo1980 8 months ago
Sorry, but I can't take a grown man that wears his hat backwards seriously..
Rick Nelson
Rick Nelson 8 months ago
Those are aircraft quality fittings and connectors. Whoever built that buggy spared no expense.
Michael Howe
Michael Howe 8 months ago
I'm 15 years old and I actually know about carburettors.
DRUNKn DEADhands 8 months ago
The moog buggy.
robz fourtweenty
robz fourtweenty 8 months ago
4.86 rack and pinon with some fat slicks!!!! You will smoke it off the line for sure lol
Jake Botelho
Jake Botelho 8 months ago
It’s a mechanical air/fuel metering device. And I’m not old because I know what a carb is.(I’m from North America so it’s a carb)
Tom Ryner
Tom Ryner 8 months ago
I can't stand the Saab‐dizzloving so what I'd love for you to do is a turbofied Sonett (if to be found) V4 with a Saaby turbo. The engine is a Taunus or Transit V4. Go with the 1.7... ok???? Oh...love bugs, Volkswagen as such? Nah
Aaron Tate
Aaron Tate 8 months ago
So I'm on Bennys Custom works channel and the next vid is this shite.... Where's the next BCW vid???
Stamatis Synodinos
Stamatis Synodinos 8 months ago
2022 comments, so probably already been said, but whatever MOOG BUGGY FTW
Nerijus Mantra
Nerijus Mantra 8 months ago
14:16 ... okey
CAYDEN GAGE 8 months ago
Its the MOOG buggy
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 8 months ago
I like this thing but against that mr2 its going to get beat like a red headed stepchild on anything but sand.
dylanoleary123 8 months ago
seems like you guys are just throwing out episodes for $$ now. Actually used to love waiting for episodes and building hype.
dylanoleary123 8 months ago
just buy real cars for a change aye use to love the show now its so boring
Ptao Tom
Ptao Tom 8 months ago
mighty moon mods.
gingermybuddy 8 months ago
I don't understand why they aren't calling it the Moog Buggy
Disrespected Evo