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  1. chon rodriguez

    chon rodriguez

    3 uur geleden

    I'm brown i mean down!

  2. timolude


    7 uur geleden

    I'm no kitchen knife guru but my controller says to mount it to a metal surface for more heat sink to protect the controller. But I'm sure the abs will do the same job🤷‍♂️

  3. Wade Skelton

    Wade Skelton

    14 uur geleden

    I think I might be one of your kids - daddy?

  4. curtamo


    17 uur geleden

    Imagine being the sad sap selling the electric beetle lol. Went down from $25,000 to $5,000. 🤕 ouch

  5. Phillip Riggs

    Phillip Riggs

    17 uur geleden

    Bro, those are called relays @14:15. "A relay is an electrically operated switch. It consists of a set of input terminals for a single or multiple control signals, and a set of operating contact terminals. The switch may have any number of contacts in multiple contact forms, such as make contacts, break contacts, or combinations thereof".

  6. bdreed85


    18 uur geleden

    Shouldn't you have a fuse immediately after the battery in the case the cables short? Maybe that's in the next video... or I missed it.

  7. Kristen Suire

    Kristen Suire

    23 uur geleden

    All these thousands of comments NO ONE even noticed the name of the Bank he gets his deposits from... THE SPANK BANK!!! 😆😆😭 WTF

  8. A S

    A S

    Dag geleden

    HAHAHA... you're the best dude... just watched 2 min and I'm laughing my ass off...

  9. YouSpamTard


    Dag geleden

    It may roll, but the car won't work very well is my guess. I have driven cars with a bad clutch. You have to put the car in first gear and then start it. Then, to switch from first to second, you have to feather the gas peddle to get it to go into second. Gears will grind. So how is this going to work? You put the car into first gear, then engage the motor so now your rolling, and then, grind gears to get it to go into second and third. Or, put it into fourth and then engage the motor having a really slow start and then grind it into fifth. What kind of a load would doing such a thing put on the electric motor? An amp draw like that on an electric motor might burn it up. I bet you don't even have the motor correctly connected to the transmission. The moving parts of the motor have to have a specific tolerance to the moving parts of the transmission and there is no way you performed such a thing with a piece of card board as a visual perception. Machined work has to be precise. SO what now.... we save a tree with using your displate,com, exploit a woman or women, experiment with high voltage/amperage electrical circuits, and do it all at the same time. Ridiculous. Absurd. Good luck and God bless us all.

  10. pseudoscience _

    pseudoscience _

    Dag geleden

    How many richrebuild babies have I come in contact with?

  11. Derek Faw

    Derek Faw

    Dag geleden

    Ocala?! My hometown! 🙌🏻

  12. Adrian Carey

    Adrian Carey

    Dag geleden

    Soooo funny

  13. Rasta Pastor

    Rasta Pastor

    2 dagen geleden

    I had to pause the video on intro. Laughing too much. Where did that come from? Lmao

  14. Tiny Toons

    Tiny Toons

    2 dagen geleden

    cheers big ears . .

  15. Win


    2 dagen geleden

    Rich should consider being a comedian his comments are crazy but funny!!

  16. Jesus DeLeon

    Jesus DeLeon

    2 dagen geleden

    Why you fire you assistant? Bring back the mix...

  17. Eric Filsinger

    Eric Filsinger

    2 dagen geleden

    5 sec in and im laughing a race joke

  18. WellDamn24


    2 dagen geleden

    It’s crazy how good this show is. I’m watching a car show when I’m not really into cars or mechanically inclined! I like the sarcastic humor, the intellect, and gems of knowledge about other shit like laws and buying toilet paper in bulk. Great job! I wish you all the best. I don’t know how nice his YT money is, but he should have a show on TV fer shure.

  19. l1lh0mie22


    2 dagen geleden

    That intro had me dying lmao

  20. Juan Torres

    Juan Torres

    3 dagen geleden

    So after the swap how will it pass inspection? Is the motor strong enough to get to at least 60 miles an hour

  21. JaimeZX


    3 dagen geleden

    I had no idea where you were going with the donor thing... LOOOOOOOOL your sponsor intros are amazing!!!

  22. Faris Jamal

    Faris Jamal

    3 dagen geleden

    New England Spank Bank.

  23. king Musa

    king Musa

    3 dagen geleden

    😆 u are savage

  24. David Dunn

    David Dunn

    3 dagen geleden

    Are you my dada?

  25. Michael Irvine

    Michael Irvine

    3 dagen geleden

    Now that Rich Rebuilds isn't into Tesla anymore what happens to the Electrified Garage ? #SpermBanksdontsellTeslaService.

  26. Tom Pops

    Tom Pops

    3 dagen geleden

    Rich, dare you to try and rebuild this one! BTW the guy survives!

  27. E Amos

    E Amos

    3 dagen geleden

    Will you ever work for the "enemy" TESLA? Just sayin!

  28. Jon D

    Jon D

    3 dagen geleden

    Video begins at 5:48. The preceding part is all ADVERTISEMENT, FUCKING RICH!

  29. nickbh15


    3 dagen geleden

    69 cream way LMAOOOO

  30. Allan Roy

    Allan Roy

    3 dagen geleden

    Rich is the only person I can watch the ads for😂😂

  31. azungo5393


    3 dagen geleden

    Hey Rich, why not get a Go Pro camera so you could free up both of your hands ?

  32. Shawn haggerty

    Shawn haggerty

    3 dagen geleden

    With his humor Rich should be hosting The Daily Show.

  33. Abdulmumin Ibrahim

    Abdulmumin Ibrahim

    3 dagen geleden

    Rich! My brother, I really feel like you should upload more often. Your content is amazing!!!!

  34. sab0nes


    3 dagen geleden

    Bank of Spank?

  35. Michael Pitts

    Michael Pitts

    3 dagen geleden

    I’m dead.....I can’t hahahaha....f***ing killed it hahaha

  36. asasial1977


    3 dagen geleden

    Get better bolts, those bolts are grade 2, super soft. Great for mocking up or figuring out what you need but change them to at least a grade 5.

  37. SlimmyLong


    3 dagen geleden

    Lmao 😂😂🤣😅😂 aye rich a fool that NLcameras paycheck took me out

  38. Tyler158


    3 dagen geleden

    One of my coworkers off-handedly mentioned that their timing chain needed replacement and instantly I responded "Mini cooper?" I was right.

  39. Jeff Clem

    Jeff Clem

    3 dagen geleden

    those bolts in a motor mounts there is a nut on the inside right?

  40. Whittle Bizkit

    Whittle Bizkit

    3 dagen geleden

    The final shot is a great one! Better than any Tesla or bro dozer! Dayum!

  41. Joel Moodie

    Joel Moodie

    3 dagen geleden


  42. Sammy Ymmas

    Sammy Ymmas

    4 dagen geleden

    What is the hp of the electric motor in the mini

  43. Laurence Roy

    Laurence Roy

    4 dagen geleden

    Lithium isn’t mined dawg

  44. Kris Mcnugget

    Kris Mcnugget

    4 dagen geleden

    Did you add the vacuum pump to a fuse and relay on the factory harness so it comes on with the key? Relays are just a small contactor.

  45. Kris Mcnugget

    Kris Mcnugget

    4 dagen geleden

    Cant you use breakers instead of a fuse? No locktite or lock washers on the motor mount??

  46. jdear97


    4 dagen geleden

    Not interested in the Diesel Truck. I agree that they are moving most of the goods in the country, those truck make perfect sense to me. Most of the Diesel pickups are a waste of space on the highway; being driven back and forth to jobs that the truck owner needs to pay the mortgage on the Diesel Pickup. If you get the truck to run faster then the i8; I sending you $100. I not expecting to lose my money, but if I do I know you will be spending many times more to get there.

  47. P C

    P C

    4 dagen geleden

    What about cabin heat and A/C, window defrost heat???

  48. SniperinShadow


    4 dagen geleden

    The ad placement is so damn smooth!!

  49. jle20chapin


    4 dagen geleden

    I’m here for Linda 😳

  50. a2b


    4 dagen geleden

    Do you have a separate fuse near the batteries to prevent a short (especially in the case of an accident) starting a fire on the long run to the front of the car?

  51. BlackhawkPilot


    4 dagen geleden

    Motor mount? Shorter bolts with lock washers and Lock Tite.

  52. BlackhawkPilot


    4 dagen geleden

    No accumulator with the vacuum pump?

  53. friður


    4 dagen geleden

    Green earth for now; if we do nothing

  54. Com Dickinson

    Com Dickinson

    4 dagen geleden

    1:00 Dat Flex. Good man Rich :) Getting payed AND breeding like Genghis Khan at the same time.

  55. Zoltán Kárpát

    Zoltán Kárpát

    4 dagen geleden

    0:18 I know cigarettes exist, my packages are delivered by a driver who smokes, but I'm not interested in watching him smoke or getting lung cancer. You are making childish arguments or just a really bad joke, repeated over and over again. You should definitely stop!

  56. Eli Beserra

    Eli Beserra

    4 dagen geleden


  57. Fee


    4 dagen geleden

    Why are you doing this again?

  58. jay troyer

    jay troyer

    4 dagen geleden

    Brooooo hahahaha this is good content lmao 🤣 don't ever change

  59. Honda Project

    Honda Project

    4 dagen geleden

    Rich I dm u on Instagram If u can reply thanks

  60. Jhon Obra

    Jhon Obra

    4 dagen geleden

    Great video. This is what I thinking for a long time. Very nice

  61. Shaun Hutchinson

    Shaun Hutchinson

    4 dagen geleden

    Leenda sacked... in these cruel COVID times you sack this poor assistant. C'mon Rich. Help this poor girl out. Nurture her work ethic, don't just throw another innocent onto the scrap pile.

  62. John Kaplun

    John Kaplun

    4 dagen geleden

    How many times can he say "voltage through" and "current across?"

  63. Peter Livingrooms

    Peter Livingrooms

    4 dagen geleden

    Hi Uncle Rich. I love your show all your builts are awesome. I love❤💪🏾 the quad I am building one soon with what I learned wathching your videos. I also want to help people in need to have kids like you do💪🏾💪🏾. Can you tell me the name of the place where you donate so I can also go? Cheers from Puerto Rico 🇵🇷keep the good work my man. Blessings 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 I wish I saw your videos before in 2016 when I was living in Everett Massachusetts very close to you. I would've give you a visit.

  64. John Armstrong

    John Armstrong

    4 dagen geleden

    New England bank of spank.

  65. B A

    B A

    5 dagen geleden

    New England spank bank, 69 cream way 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  66. lals035


    5 dagen geleden

    how fast are you expecting the mini to be? new in all this but super interested in a project.

  67. Curtis Jones

    Curtis Jones

    5 dagen geleden

    Sooo... you're a wanker? Just kidding - I love your channel and I love what you do.

  68. Jahseh N

    Jahseh N

    5 dagen geleden

    let that sink in!

  69. Arf omr

    Arf omr

    5 dagen geleden

    Haha. Like the intro... very creative u should go into the movie industry

  70. meshech yeates

    meshech yeates

    5 dagen geleden

    Rich she got some nice yams in them white tights if you single you should electrify her 😏 😜

  71. dposer10


    5 dagen geleden

    Pretty sure you want the fuse closer to the battery that way if there is a short in the main cable the fuse blows and saves the car otherwise it will act like a welding cable.

  72. Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé

    Pasta Sarmonella E-Specialé

    5 dagen geleden

    Cars are part of the repair dispute that seems to have started off with Apple products now too? I feel like I missed a lot lately.

    • Kristijan Grgić

      Kristijan Grgić

      5 dagen geleden

      I havent followed it but I believe Apple has to allow 3rd parties access to their repair manuals. Tesla will likely have to do it too.

  73. John Bonitz

    John Bonitz

    5 dagen geleden

    "New England Spank Bank" Baahahahhahahhhahahhhaaa!

  74. Your Highness

    Your Highness

    5 dagen geleden

    I recommend using Threadlock.

  75. car guy 57

    car guy 57

    5 dagen geleden

    Why do all the extra work of cutting off bolts to hold the motor mount ? Just buy the correct length bolts, washers and lock washers for it then lock title them in, problem solved.

  76. Gamers Lust

    Gamers Lust

    5 dagen geleden

    Rich I fucking love you bruh 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  77. KG Hall Captures

    KG Hall Captures

    5 dagen geleden

    Good stuuf

  78. TOM TOM


    5 dagen geleden

    Thank You Rich

  79. Blue Monkey

    Blue Monkey

    5 dagen geleden

    You should automotive grade ( Class 8.8 ) bolts Because those from Home Depot are softer metal and will break. 🤦‍♂️

  80. James Walker

    James Walker

    5 dagen geleden


  81. Denny


    5 dagen geleden

    Rich is the Jurk master we need less jurkers and harder workers lmao

  82. Elpinche_ Fernandooffical

    Elpinche_ Fernandooffical

    5 dagen geleden

    Put more of your assistant in the videos cuhh

  83. ReactorFox3


    5 dagen geleden


  84. Mr. Wonka style

    Mr. Wonka style

    5 dagen geleden

    Llllmmmmfffaaaooo you win dude you win you are by far the funniest car you tuber shit funniest NLcamerasr I’ve seen

  85. Custom Jeff

    Custom Jeff

    5 dagen geleden

    Bring the girl back!

  86. aris fopalan

    aris fopalan

    5 dagen geleden

    Hahahaha. The sponsor ad is the best. Hahahaha

  87. North Georgia Outdoors

    North Georgia Outdoors

    5 dagen geleden

    Hey Rich why don't you help me convert my MG Roadster into electric I have the motor and transmission out

  88. Misha Grin

    Misha Grin

    5 dagen geleden

    Hi, I'm black lolz

  89. Shawn Staz

    Shawn Staz

    5 dagen geleden

    Had me fuckin rollin bro

  90. IT Support

    IT Support

    5 dagen geleden

    So Rich, If the pump fail, all brakes are lost with this system?

    • vihnu


      3 dagen geleden

      @IT Support in relation to the force reguired to stop. Yes

    • IT Support

      IT Support

      3 dagen geleden

      @vihnu only thing in that equation would be, if he was to lose the pump at lets say 55 mph and had to slam on the brakes to avoid something. wouldn't the brake pedal hard as a rock? same happen to gas powered vehicles

    • vihnu


      4 dagen geleden

      No, vacuum pump gives the drivers brake " assistant " when you press the brakes vacuum pump usually increases the force applied by the driver by a factor of x amount usually its 5 to 10 fold. In some cases it can be multiple times more. So you have for example master cylinder and a slave when you press the brake pedal inside you car your brake hydraulic cylinders multiple the pressure example 50 times the force you push. without the vacuum assistance 10kgs. And you will gain in this setup 500kgs of braking force. When you have vacuum assistant you will get the assistant and the same force of 10 kilos you could easily brake with 5tons of force. Its a convenience factor nothing more. Makes hard braking easier for the driver

  91. Aalon Bullard

    Aalon Bullard

    5 dagen geleden

    yo someone tell me real quick why he got so many deposits on independance day ??

  92. Bryce Hean

    Bryce Hean

    5 dagen geleden

    I’m sorry to ask you rich but curseing isn’t good and I love to watch you but I’m not gonna be allowed to if you continue

  93. Travis - Minneapolis

    Travis - Minneapolis

    5 dagen geleden


  94. The Squad The Squad

    The Squad The Squad

    5 dagen geleden

    Uncle rich out here doing Gods work I just turn 18 and he just gave me a to get PS5 and Xbox series x at the same time

  95. Robert Polkamp

    Robert Polkamp

    5 dagen geleden

    Leenda is now available for knob cleaning for your viewers?

  96. Jelson Rodriguez Delgado

    Jelson Rodriguez Delgado

    5 dagen geleden

    Make one of those small Japanese trucks Electric

  97. Unpopular Popular Opinion

    Unpopular Popular Opinion

    5 dagen geleden

    Rich is the type of guy that can build a warp drive Radio Flyer, but can't put together a Lego Moon Rover 👀

  98. TomanPCM


    5 dagen geleden

    WHERE IS LINDA?! :-) :-) :-)

  99. Germán Grosso

    Germán Grosso

    5 dagen geleden

    God damnit Rich, get a gopro and strap it to your head so you can use both hands

  100. Shirosake


    5 dagen geleden

    Yes you are.