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« on: April 18, 2011, 18:19:35 pm »

But will I still remember how to drive it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2011, 19:26:15 pm »

Does it have room for a zimmer frame? Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2011, 19:33:26 pm »

Does it have room for a zimmer frame? Tongue
I'll use the wheelie bars... Angry Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2011, 20:25:46 pm »

Does it have room for a zimmer frame? Tongue
I'll use the wheelie bars... Angry Cheesy

isn't that the same thing?  Huh
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2011, 23:10:08 pm »

About time!

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« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 00:34:10 am »

yip sure will be good to show you that i can drive it faster   Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 07:11:25 am »

You'll never fit in it... Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 16:30:59 pm »

Good to hear it's back!  Cool
How's the condition of the car? Last time I saw it was late 90's, owned by a dutch guy if I remember correctly... Huh
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« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 18:26:03 pm »

Yes, Frank from Holland bought it off me, less engine. He repainted it silver and fitted a normally-aspirated engine, but then sold the car again to Lee Darby in the UK. He ran it over here for a season or so, and then sold it again.

The last owner – Keith Gadenne – had the car repainted and, to be honest, it looks awful – paint 'splatter' design in every colour the paintshop had lying around. Keith never drove the car at all, but has just finished building a new 2387cc normally-aspirated motor with Berg 62mm carbs, Scat ultralite crank, Jeff Denham heads etc. The plan is to, at the moment, to put the car back to the way i ran it in the 1990s, with its original 2165cc turbo motor – good enough for an ET of 9.87 all the way back in 1994... I built the car 21 years ago! Shocked

I have no idea quite what has been done to the car, so it will be interesting to find out.

More details as we investigate… Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 20:20:45 pm »

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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 21:48:37 pm »

cool
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« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 23:46:56 pm »

Keith is it going to be done pre-swoopy front end style? that would be cool IMHO  Cool



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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2011, 07:20:33 am »

Not sure yet – the later changes certainly made the car quicker and more stable, though.
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« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2011, 07:58:55 am »

i saw a picture of the car in its "current" paint, not my style at all, always looked better in orange Wink


Are you going to post some in progress pictures Keith? I rember the original build pictures you did.





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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 08:22:17 am »

i saw a picture of the car in its "current" paint, not my style at all, always looked better in orange Wink


Are you going to post some in progress pictures Keith? I rember the original build pictures you did.
Do you have a copy – or know where to view – an image of the car in its current paintscheme? It is truly grim! Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2011, 08:55:32 am »

Yes, Frank from Holland bought it off me, less engine. He repainted it silver and fitted a normally-aspirated engine,
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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2011, 09:02:58 am »

No, Keith showed it to me, I did some machining on the Pistons.

Its a little hard when somone shows a picture of there pride and joy and you end up with a little bit of vomit in your mouth!


but if we were all the same it would be boring. lol

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« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2011, 09:47:26 am »

Nice one Keith! You might want to speak to Lee Darby - he was the one who had the chassis work done to bring it all up to MSA legal spec when it came back to the UK. This would be around 2002ish I think, and IIRC it might have been Hausers who did the work. I guess it'll all be still legal?
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« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2011, 10:13:58 am »

Yes, Frank from Holland bought it off me, less engine. He repainted it silver and fitted a normally-aspirated engine,
That now lives here:

of course I wrote about the engine, not the car
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« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2011, 10:44:59 am »

Are there any pics of its current state, I am intrigued to see the paint job.

Personally I liked it most when it was first finished and all orange. Although it will be cool to see it back out on track in whatever guise you choose.
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« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2011, 11:27:14 am »

As soon as I get some pics, I'll post 'em. Be warned... not pretty! Shocked
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« Reply #21 on: April 22, 2011, 17:30:58 pm »

Very cool to hear you are getting hooked up with the car again. Would make a very interesting 'in da works' thread, which hopefully you guys will do. Personally, I like the car in its last incarnation whilst still in Keith's hands. The aerodynamic aids give the car a purposeful look and no doubt work. I would love to see a detailed set of pix of the rear suspension, as I can remember there was quite a useful setup on that car. I remember watching the car launch back in the early nineties and thinking 'holy crap!' that's quick.

What was your best 60ft in the car Keith?

Engine wise, are you going for the 'old school' pull-thru system with 48 Dell?
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« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2011, 17:43:13 pm »

First of all, many congrats on your times last week! Fantastic!! Cool

The plan is, indeed, to put the car back to just the way I raced it in 1994 – 2165cc pull-through 48mm Dell and all. Good enough for 9.80s then, so who knows? As for the aerodynamic tricks, it helped having a step-son who was/is an F1 aerodynamicist!

The 60ft wasn't amazing, but it was consistent – best of 1.34. The car always ran arrow-straight (except when I once broke an output shaft – that sure woke me up!) and was a doddle to drive. The four-bar IRS rear end was truly innovative, and the product of someone who only ever built two VW chassis: mine and Dave Kawell's 'Blackie'. The rest of the time, Randy built V8 cars, so applied the same theories to the VWs. It seemed to work!

It will seem odd sitting at the wheel of it again – and very odd driving a right-hand drive race car after so many years! I plan (well, knowing me, I'll forget after a while…) to do a blog: No Mercy Racing. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2011, 14:03:43 pm »

Wicked that you are going for the 'old school' approach again. Would love to see No Mercy back on the track a d maybe even pair up some time? A 1.34 60 ft is pretty impressive for a turbo car. The best I have to date is 1.38, which is still haulin'.

How long do you reckon the project will take?

Cheers and thanks for the props!
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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2011, 14:35:02 pm »

before the first paint  Grin Grin

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« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2011, 07:44:13 am »

The most interesting thing about that last photo is Keith took the carpet with him when he moved!  Grin Tongue
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« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2011, 21:44:53 pm »

Cheesy

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« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2011, 21:56:53 pm »

But will I still remember how to drive it?

It's the long thin pedal on the right.... push it down all the way!  Grin
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« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2011, 18:50:56 pm »

Personally, I like the car in its last incarnation whilst still in Keith's hands. The aerodynamic aids give the car a purposeful look and no doubt work. I would love to see a detailed set of pix of the rear suspension, as I can remember there was quite a useful setup on that car. I remember watching the car launch back in the early nineties and thinking 'holy crap!' that's quick.

I agree. It looked great in '94. Used to love watching the way it launched.  Cool
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« Reply #29 on: May 08, 2011, 22:33:58 pm »

I hope it gets put back just like it was in 92  Cool
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