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

9 mar 2020
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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 ModsMighty Car ModsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Where is the Electric Space Wizard?!?

      Pat McCrotchPat McCrotchPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • hi cheryl

      Little WolLittle WolPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • @maar scott - nice add to the story....

      NissanR33ZtuneNissanR33ZtunePirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • He will be named carb I one

      Jstank X PlaysJstank X PlaysPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Just a heads up, LVworld keeps unsubscribing me from the channel. Idk why

      Bud TheSpudBud TheSpudPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "Will it do a skid?" Car guys version of "Will it run Crysis?"

    AnotherClownAnotherClownPirms 2 Mēnešiem
  • Music is sick man

    EpicxHeadbuttEpicxHeadbuttPirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • 13:08 song?

    jared moorejared moorePirms 3 Mēnešiem
  • They need to clean out the fuel tank

    Oscar WaltonOscar WaltonPirms 4 Mēnešiem
  • Great song starting at 12:16 - 14:30 haven't heard it before I think, but great as usual.

    Film MongerFilm MongerPirms 5 Mēnešiem
  • Who eles thought let’s SUBIE swap it

  • What is that song at the 8:00 mark... I love that

    Marvin RobertsonMarvin RobertsonPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Can anyone let me know what to song is at 13:00 >?

    Lawson GalbraithLawson GalbraithPirms 6 Mēnešiem
  • Expensive cable ties.... ouch

    Gingerly BlueGingerly BluePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 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!!!

    WebbTVWebbTVPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • 2:45 scanners... ACTIVATED

    mrkazmanmrkazmanPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Will you be releasing the track that plays around 13:12?

    Andrew CiprianoAndrew CiprianoPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Also, you gotta run bare stacks on the carbs. So cool

    mkusanagimkusanagiPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Oh man. Cool stuff! Love the Hayashi style wheels

    mkusanagimkusanagiPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • if you have subwoofer turn it on and ++ at 13:20, trust me

    Linas BarsulisLinas BarsulisPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • @2:15 Juss luthiering

    WasabiCarsWasabiCarsPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Challenge: Reverse Tug of War until a tyre blows

    DaisyDaisyPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • EuroYoda

    FathomFathomPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Music was top tier this episode Moog, keep it coming!

    Gilbert HulmeGilbert HulmePirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Anyone notice the hi Cheryl towards the end of the video where isacc is 😂😂

    jack dohertyjack dohertyPirms 7 Mēnešiem
  • Stop pulling me out

    Oliver VenturiOliver VenturiPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Hello. Please tell the title of the track 8:05-8:34 ??????

    Vetal TiVetal TiPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Hi Cheryl!

    Doot SmithDoot SmithPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Wow old mate Steven Smith knows a thing or two about Volkswagen's

    Don'tTouchGrandadDon'tTouchGrandadPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Please make the world a better place and release that song, finally .... (yes the 8:00 one) its PURE GOLD

    Cedric VandeveldeCedric VandeveldePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 40ldf ?

    Rene StanneveldRene StanneveldPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • what mong stored that thing without emptying the carburetors

    RL AgitoRL AgitoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • You can tell the engine is valuable because the roll cage is molded around it, while the occupants have no covering at all.

    Patrick ZPatrick ZPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Will it do a skid?

    TheWiseGoatTrainerTheWiseGoatTrainerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • love the dnb vibes on this. nice one moog

    Will LathamWill LathamPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Who's Cheryl? 🤔

    D LD LPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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

    TheBurdMahnTheBurdMahnPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • cant work out if its the same foot each time

    ben barrettben barrettPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Isaacs nickname can be Carboyoda

    Luke TudorLuke TudorPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Call it the super moon bug.

    Levi WoodallLevi WoodallPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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?

    JombieMannJombieMannPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "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.

    Fast MofoFast MofoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • How big is mum's garage

    Tom bones JonesTom bones JonesPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • LOL at the foot 14:16

    keomakkkeomakkPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Hmm let’s see . Fully moded buggy vs stock mr2 lmao mr2 has no chance

    Edgar Joel BoricuaEdgar Joel BoricuaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 10:40 -10:52 was my exact response

    Keith Breazeale JrKeith Breazeale JrPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Good lord, it's a Gloom Chuggy!

    BLeeKs Bent BitsBLeeKs Bent BitsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Super cool seeing something high end but different like this. It needs a displacement supercharger!

    Grey BuckletonGrey BuckletonPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • this is such a cocktease

    Danny CushingDanny CushingPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "I love carburettors" - oh dear, oh deary dear... carburetors are obsolete for a very, very good reason.

    Matthew SharpeMatthew SharpePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 10:40 Thats when I lost it also, shout out to the buggy yoda !

    X plorerX plorerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Haha 15:38 😀 Saw that lil wording

    JustinJustinPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • This isaac guy is cool, what a refreshing new mate to the mcmVerse... I can't wait to see this buggy running...

    Earl John TironaEarl John TironaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • So I'm just watching a video on how The Prodigy picked their name... Is "Moog" the other half of the same reference? @mightycarmods

    Iron ReedIron ReedPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • hayashi racing wheels... 👍

    Rae SevillaRae SevillaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • still think u should name that nugget ..'the MOOG buggy ' ...not say ... what i win ... ???

    Beatlejuice SoundmanBeatlejuice SoundmanPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • He's related to your dyno guy isn't he? The looks, the mannerism....

    Chris BChris BPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    Lucas MayoLucas MayoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • you've got an aircooled ariel atom so keep they weight down for free hp

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • lots of irontube up front may make up for lost weight of body, fuel tank and spare tire

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • fenders must be hooked to suspension otherwise no travel

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • yep see strut towers under front sheet metal

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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 OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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 OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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 OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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 OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Really looks like a chassis for a kit that someone kissed off the body and turned into a buggy

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • if you were lucky it could have been a 912 engine- 3 piece case vs 2

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • wish you included engine number

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • carbs are not hard just got to weber and follow instruction

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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

    James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    hackberryflathackberryflatPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • hope ya cleaned out the fuel tank also

    James LeeJames LeePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Moon Buggy = Moog Bunny

    ForgotMyTowelForgotMyTowelPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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 🙂

    beauson1983beauson1983Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "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

    beauson1983beauson1983Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • more drum&bass please Moog

    Liam CharlesLiam CharlesPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    yodaistheoneyodaistheonePirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • 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

      James OckerJames OckerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • So has these episode(s) been 5 years in the making?

    TN_AUTN_AUPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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.

    James TalbotJames TalbotPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • "Hi Cheryl!"

    UberBlueUberBluePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 14:13 got me laughing so hard :D

    z3dz zedz3dz zedPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • strip it.. put an porsche replica body kit on it.

    Tmn 2Tmn 2Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • #willitdoaskid

    PhilMarshall9128PhilMarshall9128Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • Its the MOOG buggy

      Ptao TomPtao TomPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 5:27 reminds me of gordon ramsay going off

    Dima KabrelyanDima KabrelyanPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Isaac 100% 3rd MCM personality! He knows his siht! BTW Moog, have you got make up on?.....and your beard is quite grey! :)

    SirSubSonicSirSubSonicPirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • 14:16 ... okey

      Ptao TomPtao TomPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Moon buggy would be insane with the Miss Daisy treatment

    Dallas Van WykDallas Van WykPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Dude sounds like he loves his vdubs but looks a bit tweaky

    Mark ShaMark ShaPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Intro sounded like it could be used in the episode of "Rick and Morty: Interdimensional Cable" LMFAO

    Sawyer OrniSawyer OrniPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Isaac talking technical Moog: dOeS iT skId

    bofooit gojobofooit gojoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Sorry, but I can't take a grown man that wears his hat backwards seriously..

    ElSpeedo1980ElSpeedo1980Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Those are aircraft quality fittings and connectors. Whoever built that buggy spared no expense.

    Rick NelsonRick NelsonPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I'm 15 years old and I actually know about carburettors.

    Michael HoweMichael HowePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • The moog buggy.

    DRUNKn DEADhandsDRUNKn DEADhandsPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 4.86 rack and pinon with some fat slicks!!!! You will smoke it off the line for sure lol

    robz fourtweentyrobz fourtweentyPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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)

    Jake BotelhoJake BotelhoPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 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???? bugs, Volkswagen as such? Nah

    Tom RynerTom RynerPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • So I'm on Bennys Custom works channel and the next vid is this shite.... Where's the next BCW vid???

    Aaron TateAaron TatePirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 2022 comments, so probably already been said, but whatever MOOG BUGGY FTW

    Stamatis SynodinosStamatis SynodinosPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • 14:16 ... okey

    Nerijus MantraNerijus MantraPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • Its the MOOG buggy

    • I like this thing but against that mr2 its going to get beat like a red headed stepchild on anything but sand.

      Ptao TomPtao TomPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • seems like you guys are just throwing out episodes for $$ now. Actually used to love waiting for episodes and building hype.

    dylanoleary123dylanoleary123Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • just buy real cars for a change aye use to love the show now its so boring

    dylanoleary123dylanoleary123Pirms 8 Mēnešiem
    • mighty moon mods.

      Ptao TomPtao TomPirms 8 Mēnešiem
  • I don't understand why they aren't calling it the Moog Buggy

    gingermybuddygingermybuddyPirms 8 Mēnešiem