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Old August 8th, 2020, 09:06 PM   #26
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Safely down the track. Results were meh... too much pressure in the slicks on first guess resulted in horrible tire spin. But, nothing broke!
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Old August 9th, 2020, 08:42 AM   #27
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My second pass was funny. I dropped the tire pressure and launched at the same rpm. I missed 2nd gear, found 4th and just puttered through. 13.49 @ 43 mph. Here is the funny. Last year, the bone stock squareback, with perfect shifts ran a best of 14.22 @ 42 mph. So, I was still faster than last year!
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Old August 9th, 2020, 01:17 PM   #28
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Was there a third pass? Sounds like fun any way you look at it.
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Old August 9th, 2020, 01:36 PM   #29
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No. There was an official NHRA event before is, they were soooo late that we started 2 hours late. I could stay longer or for eliminations today. So... two was it.
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Well that gives up all to look forward to!
The oil cooler install on my sidecar rig got pushed back a bit as I’m also building a seat for the rig complete with a folding back. But I’m keeping busy on it and it’s fun.
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Old August 25th, 2020, 05:35 PM   #31
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Trans is hurt... no more racing for the pink car.
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Old August 25th, 2020, 06:32 PM   #32
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Sorry to hear about 2nd gear. One thing I learned about hot rods and hot VWs, and motorcycles, is that there is always ‘something.’ If there’s not ‘something,’ it’s because you’re not paying attention.
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Thanks sucks. Time to call Rancho.
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Old August 26th, 2020, 01:51 PM   #34
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Nah, I have a local builder.
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Old August 27th, 2020, 01:33 PM   #35
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Cool, I wouldn’t trust any east coast local guys.
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This is a sandbuggy guy that knows vw transmissions. And, he is a friend.
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Sounds like a winner.🤔😃😃
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I know a couple good East coast guys. PEP(Mike G) in NC did my trans. 6.80's 1575#, 1.38 60 ft and I ran it over 17 years with a 3 puck Berg disc and 2500# PP M/T 8x25 slicks. Also Tony in North Ga builds nice transaxles.

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Timbo, bus box or IRS? My worry is the weight of my car. T3 gutted is still 1600lbs plus my fat butt
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Thanks, Timbo!
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Timbo, bus box or IRS? My worry is the weight of my car. T3 gutted is still 1600lbs plus my fat butt
Mine was swingaxle.
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Old September 16th, 2020, 06:55 PM   #42
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This Saturday is it. If the rain comes, it is still it. The last race for the car. After that, back to a street only car for the pink notch. I'm sad, and happy. I'm looking forward to the next version of the car though...
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And you’re still having fun!😀😀 I really enjoy following your brilliant tinkering.
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Brilliant? If I were, I would be done by now. Doh!
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I beg to differ, you’d be done with that project and then start another. With most of us on this site, ‘the project’ never ends.
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I have a spare body in Jersey and a chassis here in MD. I want to do a lightweight chopped drag bug.
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Lighter is easier to go faster with and easier on transmissions
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I learned that with my drag buggy.
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A saying around hot rodding circles when as teenager I built my Nailhead powered Ford coupe was “Light makes it right.”
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Loaded for the last hurrah...
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