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Author: Subject: La Bala - Passed my inspection and Street Legal!!!!
sgraber

posted on 3/10/07 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
La Bala - Passed my inspection and Street Legal!!!!

It's official - After almost 6 years from inception I finally have my prototype La Bala on legal terms with the laws of Arizona USA.

Drove to work today. The suspension is surprisingly supple on bumps but the car does wander a bit under hard braking to a stoplight in the ruts left by heavy vehicles. It's probably some deflection caused by the rubber bushings between the rack and the frame mounts. I definitely want to quicken my steering too as it's just too slow for my preference...

But Hey! I can now drive the car wherever and whenever I want!!!!


WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! I am giddy like a little schoolgirl.





Steve Graber
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coozer

posted on 3/10/07 at 06:40 PM Reply With Quote
Well done lad, theres nothing like the feeling....


BUT, giddy like a school girl?? Oh dear!!





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sgraber

posted on 3/10/07 at 06:44 PM Reply With Quote
Did I say that out loud? oh dear...







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Fred W B

posted on 3/10/07 at 06:55 PM Reply With Quote
Very well done steve

Cheers

Fred W B





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Winston Todge

posted on 3/10/07 at 07:07 PM Reply With Quote
Fantastic news!

Bet it feels phenomenal...

Take care on the road.

Chris.






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donut

posted on 3/10/07 at 07:30 PM Reply With Quote
Well done, looks awesome!





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alister667

posted on 3/10/07 at 07:34 PM Reply With Quote
Well done indeed.





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sgraber

posted on 3/10/07 at 07:37 PM Reply With Quote
Kind thanks.

A funny story: My inspector was very serious during the inspection and I couldn't really tell what his thoughts were as it was all questions about matching the numbers of the engine to the title, verifying certain safety items, etc. But as soon as I received the plates his demeanor changed completely. He asked me to wait a minute before leaving, ( I was a bit worried) then he went inside and came back out with a bunch of his motor vehicle govt employee co-workers! I had to give the entire story of how I designed and built the car, how fast is it, how does it drive, are you selling them... etc. It was pretty neat. I did have a hard time leaving the parking lot as a number of other passersby needed to ask me all kinds of questions too.

I think the point is, don't be in a hurry when you drive this car.





Steve Graber
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"Quickness through lightness"

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robertwa

posted on 3/10/07 at 08:20 PM Reply With Quote
Well done Steve! Be careful out there....
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niceperson709

posted on 3/10/07 at 11:18 PM Reply With Quote
Good one Steve. I'm real close myself and I can't wait to be able to drive my car0n the road. Enjoy it because you have well and truly earned the pleasure of driving La Bala





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tadltd

posted on 4/10/07 at 12:55 AM Reply With Quote
Congratulations, Steve!

Very well done!!





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02GF74

posted on 4/10/07 at 09:30 AM Reply With Quote
well done; 6 years of hard work comes to fruition
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Dick Bear

posted on 4/10/07 at 03:36 PM Reply With Quote
Steve, congradulations ........ now you can really enjoy your efforts!!!!!

Dick Bear





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dr-fastlane

posted on 4/10/07 at 06:50 PM Reply With Quote
Congradulations, Now you now where you done it for. Nice feeling to have such project, road legal, isn’t it

Greets, Roy.





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Doug68

posted on 8/10/07 at 02:55 AM Reply With Quote
Steve, very well done indeed.

Looking at your web site thats an interesting business model you're going for there it'll be interesting to see how that works for you.





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sgraber

posted on 8/10/07 at 02:57 PM Reply With Quote
A short video shot by my 12yo son as passenger... In weather conditions that have made Arizona famous. 81*f, 20% humidity, and not a cloud in the sky. pretty typical fall/winter weather.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ccc6SzG62fQ





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