About this project
The Pyrobar is a magical, artful craft, known to be a staple of roving bliss, fire and spectacle at Burningman and beyond. Sitting under the caption of "art car", this beast provides its festive charm to events and festivals all across Southern California, making the challenging annual pilgrimage to the Burn in Nevada. Our community calling in this forum is to fund the latest dream to bring the next generation of the Pyrobar to fruition. Pyrobar 3.0.2! Learn about it's exotic past, and charmed life below, to see how to get involved and help us keep this amazing example of moving art and entertainment not only alive, but thriving in its new form, so it can keep on providing smiles, titillation, and lighting up the nights in the warm glow of its fire.
+ Mid-way UPDATE! the bones of this campaign +
We are excited to show you in a bit more detail what this campaign really gets into as far the nuts and bolts. Thanks again to all of the backers that are hopping on board and becoming part of this amazing crafts rise to new splendor! Much love and oily, dusty hugs...
Uhg... just the bones here: Standard engine rebuilding kits. $209.52 -or- Much better higher performance rebuild kits: $535.95 Headers: $115.95 off of summit- may not fit Intake manifold: $139.95 Fuel pump: $54.88 K&N air filter: $55 New Oil: $60 New timing gears and chain: $25.95 Cam shaft and lifter kit: $99.99 summit $1093 Tools: Piston Ring compresser: $26.95 Valve Spring compressor Tool: $49.95 at summit. Cheaper at harbor freight Cam degree kit: $84.95 Harmonic Balancer puller: $40 or $17 if we can get a 3 jawed puller to work Slide Hammer Puller: $33 harbor freight for bearings Connecting rod balancing tool: make or get machine shop to do it $236 Machining Block is sonic tested then cleaned and magnafluxed then its line honed with a new ARP main bolts, its decked, bored and plate honed and the lifter bores are lightly honed. Install cam bearings and brass core plugs. may need to get the cam bore $500-$700 Chassis and Suspension New rear hd leaf springs $580 New air bags and related hardware $400-600 New rear shocks $110 Remove bar and crane Reinforce chassis and extend (steel, welding rod, hardware) $600-700 New lug studs $120 Brakes front and rear $145 At least 2 deep cell batteries $300 Wiring love $340
Aesthetics and decorative list coming soon...
The Pyrobar started its charmed life in 2004 with a collective of artists called Clan Destino. This raucous Santa Barbara based performance group had built a few art cars for the famed Burning Man festival, with this one being built under the namesake to be the grandest and last under their tutelage. In this vision, they took a 1975 chevy RV and ripped it up and warped into a roving box of splendid adult entertainment. After a few strong years of providing to the Playa and beyond, this trusty steed was left in a lonely, Reno storage lot, waiting for its next life. That day came in 2010 when its current owners, Mark and Corinna, heard the calling from afar, and acted on on it immediately. Pyrobar's next phase took it to a new aesthetic height and direction, reflecting the mystic and wacky stylings of an Afghani jingle truck with a constantly growing degree of detail and offerings.
As mentioned earlier, the Pyrobar, all be it robust and determined, is suffering in recent years from substantial mechanical problems and fatigue that have caused us extreme stresses and taken us into situations of near harm. We have steered away from these plights time and time again, but last year's incident of loosing 2 rear wheels awoke us to act on smarter principals, and to finally take this car into a safer, stronger state. That is the core motivation of this campaign here. Additionally, we have dozens if not a hundred ideas from our greater community and our team as to aesthetic, lighting, rigging, sound system, beverage chillers, instrument panels and safety gear needed to be at our most amazing.
Essentially, we are going to use the lions share of funds... after taxes, for a full rebuild of the engine, transmission, suspension, and chassis fortification. We hope to exceed our Kickstarter base amount so as to add interactive and amazing effects to what is already there. Largely, that relates to adding projection, better lights, and exciting details that participants will experience when riding with us.
The Launch Party in Santa Barbara!
Risks and challenges
Challenges!? Death and/or rapture... that would be the only thing preventing success of the monumental but exciting work ahead. It's not just our team, but our whole community that backs this beast and wants to see her rise to new heights and participate in the next iteration.. Pyrobar 3.0.2!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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