Building an electric mini cooper on a $5,000 budget

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Today we are continuing our build of the eletric mini cooper on a astoinishingly cheap budget, helped by no other then the ever beautiful Leedna.. who was a great help.. until she had to leave when she couldn't get logged into her instagram
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  • Next video in the series, here! -

    Rich RebuildsRich Rebuilds25 päivää sitten
    • That your girl?

      Andrew HillAndrew Hill12 päivää sitten
    • Why the hell would you keep such thumbnail

      Mustafa DadaMustafa Dada21 päivä sitten
  • 2:53 Rich trying to keep the build so cheap (reasonably low) that he had to sell his shoe laces in the process!! LOLL edit: Rich rang me up and explained that his dog Biscuit keeps going for his laces that is why he has done that, NOT!!!!

    AxemanAxeman39 minuuttia sitten
  • Great project, and your girl is beautiful :)

    Thomas AlexanderThomas Alexander16 tuntia sitten
  • Turn a already shit car into a bigger turd. Minis are crap to start with. Now it’s even worse. lol

    A P DevelopmentsA P Developments20 tuntia sitten
  • Quick question how car post to shift if the love bushing or what ever called it lol don’t come apart because if I’m not mistaking transmission isn’t gonna shift with out the shaft input releasing for a second to change into next gear correct because I know that’s how manualworks that why an automatic has a tor converter correct

    Camron cooperCamron cooperPäivä sitten
  • What a sponsor segue! "minicopper" ;D

    EncystedEncystedPäivä sitten
  • God I’m a simp for Linda

    Ethan CEthan CPäivä sitten
  • Is he paying her for that

    Nisha ChauhanNisha ChauhanPäivä sitten
  • Let her help. *Bum chicki bum bum*

    Ritvik GameRitvik Game2 päivää sitten
  • I scoped that harbor freight weld helmet on top of top shelf

    Carl SharpeCarl Sharpe2 päivää sitten
  • 😆😆

    Tmoney BossTmoney Boss2 päivää sitten
  • She's beautiful and sleek, Oh the girl, I guess she's alright

    VeZVeZ3 päivää sitten
  • She is the perfect addition to your videos! Great job to you both!

    Allan EddingsAllan Eddings3 päivää sitten
  • If Elon was really smart he would have offered you a job since he recruits people that think outside the box. You are a technical genius without the schooling!

    Sir MilesSir Miles4 päivää sitten
  • 8", 9" Motor longer length is bette discussion shown with example banana .... only on this channel! I love the occasional laughs on this channel.

    Matt CarrellMatt Carrell5 päivää sitten
  • Cruel comment: Internet to Leenda..... "Put that camera away, you aren't that interesting, girl!"

    Matt CarrellMatt Carrell5 päivää sitten
  • Excellent my man, need more of this, if everyone is going to have electric cars in the future, not many can afford Tesla's or the extra cost of current electric cars...

    karbinunitkarbinunit5 päivää sitten
  • that car would cost £200 here but nothing else would be available. maybe could buy a nissan leaf rightoff but other than that there would be nothing

    lookoutleolookoutleo5 päivää sitten

    Neville SamNeville Sam5 päivää sitten
  • His wife is hot i wonder if she got a sister

    jack danielsjack daniels6 päivää sitten
  • Well this is gunna hike the price for a few years. Good thing I don’t plan to revolutionize the produce shipping industry for a while 🤙🏽

    Grace HamptonGrace Hampton6 päivää sitten
  • You got her Flintstoning that bitch lol

    Brey WBrey W6 päivää sitten
  • All these instructional videos are starting to come with hot chicks wearing some super tight stuff and it kinda does work. I prefer when the girl is doing some of the work and explaining stuff. It just makes it that much better. I don't understand the part that this girl is obviously playing, but the shorts tho.

    Legobeto ThegrreatLegobeto Thegrreat6 päivää sitten
  • I was like "Heyy that's the Tesla guy" had to subscribe! lol plz like my comment bc my girl is gonna give me shit for subbing to here. ps : Dont get me wrong, I honestly dont care but shes gonna think into it and I already know so let me get me satisfaction to prepare my boat for the ark that's gonna flood my shit eventually bc of the female presence. 🤫🍻

    BubblesBubbles6 päivää sitten
  • Look at those legs 🦵 😍 she could strangle someone with those weapons

    Coon PoochCoon Pooch7 päivää sitten
  • Leenda is clever, I didn't know any of those things, well except for the motor. Great vids as usual, very educational

    Benjamin SebonegoBenjamin Sebonego7 päivää sitten
  • Great Videos!

    Jared SiiebJared Siieb8 päivää sitten
  • Holy crap that was great episode! Was always busting my brain how to connect the electric motor to the gear box so smoothly. I like your show and how you explain everything. On another note.. I don't mind Lena(I believe her name is). Would actually be cool to see her knowledge increase as the episodes pass.. I think it would be great inspiration to anyone who enjoy these kind of content.

    Michael BeyMichael Bey8 päivää sitten
  • Rich builds is probably the coolest guy to hang around with .!

    M DirieM Dirie8 päivää sitten
  • Leena is not a problem. nice to see a brother using his skill and entrepreneur spirit in these divisive times.

    William LewisWilliam Lewis8 päivää sitten
  • why do u need a transmison on a electric car???

    Simon's StuffSimon's Stuff8 päivää sitten
  • very good job, EV are the future.

    Alfred L Early jrAlfred L Early jr9 päivää sitten
  • More Leenda 👍

    Speedstack21Speedstack219 päivää sitten
  • Black ice air freshener 👍 .... keep the great videos bro love watching

    Wayne 401Wayne 4019 päivää sitten
  • look at me , look at me ... and i'm gonna take a picture , ... so i can look at me .. later ... is this what you guys fought all those wars over ? so this twat can take a picture of herself , to look at herself later ... what a world

    DaimondPaperDaimondPaper9 päivää sitten
  • I literally just clicked cause she is super cute....shallow but true lol. Who's with me?

    Kamuela HindKamuela Hind9 päivää sitten
  • Awesome stuff! New subscriber here!

    Make Money NowMake Money Now10 päivää sitten
  • no matter what u say............. U SHOULD USE BRUSHLESS MOTOR

    Faysal 735808Faysal 73580810 päivää sitten
  • I get it Banana is best way to measure Inches

    kshitiz navediyakshitiz navediya11 päivää sitten
  • RICH!!!! You have such Awesome builds! Cant wait to see more!

    Beyond BeleafBeyond Beleaf11 päivää sitten
  • 21:13 - whats the creature walking down the screen!?

    Joe BourneJoe Bourne11 päivää sitten
    • Oy! Wot, ya never seen a beetle before?

      mbaxter22mbaxter228 päivää sitten
  • You are encouraging that girls bad behavior, you deserve everything you will get from her.

    Ghost in plain sightGhost in plain sight12 päivää sitten
  • Can you convert my C4 corvette to electric

    Cyber DroneCyber Drone12 päivää sitten
  • Hi rich I am sorry to say but she is mostly bezi with phone 📱 and even not interested in your work sorry to say to that but shows in your video

    Hussay KhanHussay Khan12 päivää sitten
  • A motor for each wheel would be nice. Then you could replace the clunking gearbox an differential with a teeny little bit of software. I assume.

    paul suttonpaul sutton12 päivää sitten
  • Really love your project on my country i can not do like that

    Minh NguyễnMinh Nguyễn13 päivää sitten
  • The Squarespace thing was sweet! well done!

    TechboyCRTechboyCR13 päivää sitten
  • I have a 2002 R53 150k/mi with 250whp and a 150hp venom nitro. ZERO problems. But I do have Koni and bog valve cylinder head. So I’d have to say this guys is absolutely full of shit. But what do you expect from a Dude the has neon lights on his toolbox 😂

    Chad PeetsChad Peets13 päivää sitten
  • DC isn’t a state. Heaven help us.

    seminolekillaseminolekilla13 päivää sitten
  • "Never before has a generation documented themselves doing so little, so often". Statement of the year

    Raslison VenomsRaslison Venoms13 päivää sitten
  • Dude, youre amazing. Keep up the great work.

    Michael OlsonMichael Olson13 päivää sitten
  • Is your wife fat, and if so, how fat is she?

    jigga jawjigga jaw13 päivää sitten
  • how the hell are you going to cast molten iron into a rectangular shape then cut, trim, smooth out wood for the handle, with just a hammer? and how is a lathe going to create copper wiring ? or magnets ? for the motor.

    VerliebtVerliebt14 päivää sitten
  • no need to siphon. just steal the whole gas tank

    Nosman123Nosman12314 päivää sitten
  • just skim through this video you can tell there is nothing of substance. Just look at the ending 20 seconds. click bait more, Rich. get that monetization. "Brevity is the soul of wit"

    Justin SpringerJustin Springer15 päivää sitten
  • "Machine that down..." Whips out six inch grinder. Now that my kind of machining!

    Bobby Deden IIBobby Deden II15 päivää sitten
  • Her booty is why I'm here...

    DJ Deckard CainDJ Deckard Cain15 päivää sitten
  • Is that your wife helping you? Thank you for the video.

    jackthereefer1jackthereefer115 päivää sitten
  • "If you had a gun to your head and had to choose a Mini, which would it be...? Er..... 1961 Mini Cooper!!!

    Martin WinlowMartin Winlow16 päivää sitten
  • Does she know she's white . Lol

    Jason GibsonJason Gibson16 päivää sitten
  • "I'm not a bimbo, but I play one on youtube ....."

    Steve SpenceSteve Spence16 päivää sitten
  • It's easy to do regen with a dc motor. the magic is in the controller. It's not hard to make a dc controller with a microcontroller and mosfets.

    Steve SpenceSteve Spence16 päivää sitten
  • Leenda talking about D.C. - Not the state...🤓 People from D.C. - Taxation without representation! 😔

    imbolognaimbologna16 päivää sitten
  • i always get a six inch sub cause a 12 makes me too full

    MrRasZeMrRasZe16 päivää sitten
  • Great video, thank you!

    Fabrice QuennevilleFabrice Quenneville16 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who noticed the red car's "drawing"?

    Carl Justine SanguenzaCarl Justine Sanguenza17 päivää sitten
  • God shes soooo thicccccccccc. I know why Rich picked her as an assistant. Smart with a thiccccccccccccccc boooo I mean brain, the thicccckesst brain

    Player UnknownPlayer Unknown17 päivää sitten
  • IKR "Normally 8 inches is good on paper, but in reality, you want 9 inches..."

    HalHal17 päivää sitten
  • 13:00 all the r32 posters earned him my respect

    Spencer CoffeeSpencer Coffee17 päivää sitten
  • i subscribe for three reasons 1. the puppy :3 2. the electric transform :3 3. the girl! ohh gosh!!! and... 4. you say ADIOS when the video end :3 plz! speak more in spanish :3!!!! plz!!!!

    GaenbameGaenbame17 päivää sitten
  • She maybe wants to start wearing some coveralls or something. Emptying gas from a tank in shorts and a Tee ain't advisable.

    Peter PetersonPeter Peterson17 päivää sitten
  • workaholics got me thinking it said tight butthole

    Steven GarciaSteven Garcia18 päivää sitten
  • I saw the thumbnail and almost unsubscribed. Than I saw the first few seconds of this video and than unsubscribed, how fuckin annoying!!

    Paul SantosPaul Santos18 päivää sitten
  • lol a lovejoy for a car cool we use them for small belts and machines.... seems like it is a bit light but it seems to work

    blacksheepblacksheep18 päivää sitten
  • but since there is no Clutch, how are you going to do gearchanges??

    TechdechaTechdecha18 päivää sitten
  • Rich, wtf u talkin about? I pay every month for this "free" content..

    Cre8tive Cre8tionCre8tive Cre8tion19 päivää sitten
  • Think your next business is setting up $$$ making videos for U- tube

    1painter 4hire1painter 4hire19 päivää sitten
  • Rich don't get rid of that fine girl, don't listen to the fools they want you to take away the sexual appeal she is absolutely gorgeous.

    Cecil GreenCecil Green19 päivää sitten
  • Nice Thubnail man

    Erjon AmetiErjon Ameti19 päivää sitten
  • RICH you need to Produce this stuff as a KIT !!!!! You could make SOME bank !!!!!

    Foto GuyFoto Guy19 päivää sitten
  • Try Bridgeport

    john childsjohn childs19 päivää sitten
  • how to change gear without the clutch?

    PedroPedro20 päivää sitten
  • are you drinking the tesla tequila?

    GBGB20 päivää sitten
  • O god she is thicker than a snicker wow

    J SparkJ Spark20 päivää sitten
  • 18:50 actually funny

    Horology.bizHorology.biz20 päivää sitten
  • Looking to sell the supercharger?

    twobimmerstwobimmers20 päivää sitten
  • Hello Rich. I recently converted BMW e39 on electric drive. We have similar components. I have ZILLA Z1K HV , and WARP 11. If you will need help to configure controller , fell free to ask question. You can see my last video of car review. :) Hope you will se this comment :) . I like your channel :) BG, Matija

    bimerevbimerev20 päivää sitten
  • That’s bc when bmw was doing the motors for them they where absolute ass and they broke all the time.... we have a 2018 we have had no problem what so ever.... and mind you it’s a 2018 Mini Cooper s and I’d say anything after 2018 is good but the years before them where garbage

    DemoScottGaming LoungeDemoScottGaming Lounge21 päivä sitten
  • @Rich, how about rebuilding an EV1? 😁

    Sergiu DanSergiu Dan21 päivä sitten
  • I had worked in Mini Car Plant in Oxford UK for 3 years and I know how they are made. I would never buy or owned one in my life but old school mini that is cool car

    jarektransltdjarektransltd21 päivä sitten
  • Seen your next video, and please more of your assistant because its why I started watching your videos ( also love cars ) and look forward to seeing more

    Tripple Dragon Perfect-KickTripple Dragon Perfect-Kick21 päivä sitten
  • Thumbs down. I’m not paying premium to still have crap pitched to me to buy. Nobody is on youtube to shop. Paying to be ad free is not getting “free” content. Need money? Sell videos in stores or get a tv show. Stop uploading. Sell parts instead of just giving them to people that don’t know what to do with them. FIstart is a pastime. Create videos because you like to. FIstart is not a welfare service. Nobody is watching youtube to keep uploaders bills paid. I like your videos. Will watch them just because they are on youtube.

    420Akillese420Akillese21 päivä sitten
  • you should get a plasma table so you can make your own custom parts and it would add a lot of cool shots to your videos, only other suggestion is better sound, it keeps fluctuating. Other than that good work

    Joe ShmoJoe Shmo21 päivä sitten
  • Where's he getting the shawties from?

    Clarence RemyClarence Remy22 päivää sitten
  • On your cardboard template, you can exact match the bolt holes by tracing the case-then spray paint lightly through the bolt holes. Now remove the cardboard, and your bolt holes will align correctly.

    J GJ G22 päivää sitten
  • She's fine asf

    SharpTheDemonSharpTheDemon22 päivää sitten
  • 👍🏽👍🏽mother lovin squarespace 👍🏽👍🏽

    juliusbarijuliusbari22 päivää sitten
  • Yea my r53 had kicked my butt something small broke at 70k turned from a few 100 fix to 3 grand... But I don't have those issues... Just other bs

    Trenton MillerTrenton Miller22 päivää sitten
  • The Mini Cooper R56 isn’t without it’s problems, but I know tons of people running those things to hell and back. The real problem is repair cost, but if you maintain your vehicle and learn to work on it a bit, that particular model isn’t as bad.

    Samuel ValdezSamuel Valdez23 päivää sitten
  • man, jake from statefarm is cool

    wev71wev7123 päivää sitten