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Title: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 23, 2019, 18:15:32 pm
We are in ;D Old cabrio will be doing drag week again this year, and our good friend Steve D is also in with his now turboed beetle ;D

Looks like it sold out in about 7 minutes, thats 400 entries in that time :o


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Glauco on February 23, 2019, 18:19:28 pm
Congratulations!    ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on February 23, 2019, 18:39:50 pm
This year is gonna be a good one!

:edit: Apparently it sold out all 400 spots in 4min 50sec!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: leec on February 23, 2019, 19:29:34 pm
Nice one  ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on February 23, 2019, 20:55:29 pm
i'll be trying to find a place to watch it online !

best of luck!!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: modnrod on February 24, 2019, 02:26:26 am
Wow! Sold out that quick!
Have fun.  8)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: RichardinNZ on February 24, 2019, 08:09:18 am
Looking forward to watching online and the team Facebook updates.

Sent from my CLT-L09 using Tapatalk



Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on February 24, 2019, 09:45:58 am
Nice Richie… good luck this time..


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: volkskris on February 24, 2019, 17:53:22 pm
Cool! I hope you can both make it to the end  ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: j-f on February 24, 2019, 20:09:04 pm
Good luck!

Do you have any goal or average ET for this year?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 24, 2019, 22:42:52 pm
Thanks, should be good and want to finish the week 1st of all, but the aim is 9s every day :o 8)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Chip on February 24, 2019, 22:54:09 pm
Are you making any big changes to the engine for this go around? I assume you will be running the roller cam 4" JPM engine again right? Corn fed or gasoline? Good luck, I look forward to watching your progress again!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on February 25, 2019, 07:45:29 am
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 25, 2019, 08:42:52 am
Are you making any big changes to the engine for this go around? I assume you will be running the roller cam 4" JPM engine again right? Corn fed or gasoline? Good luck, I look forward to watching your progress again!

Going over next month to work on car, I did some changes to oiling system & rockers to get more oil on valve train & heads to keep it all a bit cooler as dry sump scavenge was to efficient, and swapped out ex valve to stainless as the Ti ones were worrying me as we had durability issues with them in another engine, I also replaced all the slip joints on header with V bands as well as it was quite slow to build boost before so wanted it all sealed up tight :)  rest is the same still, while i am there hopefully dyno it on e85 and see what it makes, got an intercooler set up i made for it as well so if we have time test both ways, then after that decide if its enough, if not swap out to race fuel and intercooler for the racing part and e85 for drive.
With the fuel tech on car now I was able to get a decent tune on 91octane as well even with the 2100cc injectors on car now so it wont be a drama if we need fuel and e85 isn't available which was a real problem last time.
Only other thing I did was change 4th gear ratio as it was so tall i couldn't really use it except on freeway and I don't need to go 160mph + so dropped it a little to allow using it more

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 25, 2019, 08:43:49 am
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-

We will look for you in the stands?  ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Trond Dahl on February 25, 2019, 11:41:09 am
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-

We will look for you in the stands?  ;D

Challenge accepted Kalle?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Erlend / bug66 on February 25, 2019, 12:19:53 pm
Are you making any big changes to the engine for this go around? I assume you will be running the roller cam 4" JPM engine again right? Corn fed or gasoline? Good luck, I look forward to watching your progress again!

Going over next month to work on car, I did some changes to oiling system & rockers to get more oil on valve train & heads to keep it all a bit cooler as dry sump scavenge was to efficient, and swapped out ex valve to stainless as the Ti ones were worrying me as we had durability issues with them in another engine, I also replaced all the slip joints on header with V bands as well as it was quite slow to build boost before so wanted it all sealed up tight :)  rest is the same still, while i am there hopefully dyno it on e85 and see what it makes, got an intercooler set up i made for it as well so if we have time test both ways, then after that decide if its enough, if not swap out to race fuel and intercooler for the racing part and e85 for drive.
With the fuel tech on car now I was able to get a decent tune on 91octane as well even with the 2100cc injectors on car now so it wont be a drama if we need fuel and e85 isn't available which was a real problem last time.
Only other thing I did was change 4th gear ratio as it was so tall i couldn't really use it except on freeway and I don't need to go 160mph + so dropped it a little to allow using it more

cheers Richie

How is the E85 availability on this years event? Having a E85 race map, and a gas map should be "easy enough" to make?

Did you run last year without an intercooler?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on February 25, 2019, 12:36:22 pm
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-

We will look for you in the stands?  ;D

Challenge accepted Kalle?

I`m afraid not. Currently busy with some time and money consuming projects.

-K-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Trond Dahl on February 25, 2019, 12:43:43 pm
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-

We will look for you in the stands?  ;D

Challenge accepted Kalle?

I`m afraid not. Currently busy with some time and money consuming projects.

-K-
Those are usually the best ones :-)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 25, 2019, 18:46:20 pm

How is the E85 availability on this years event? Having a E85 race map, and a gas map should be "easy enough" to make?

Did you run last year without an intercooler?

#Generally in that area looks pretty good but as they don't tell us route until after we made the passes at track each day its hard to know 100% if there are some on route

Yes no intercooler then

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Neil Davies on February 25, 2019, 20:25:14 pm
Keeping it real! Very inspiring Richie and Steve D.

-K-

We will look for you in the stands?  ;D

Challenge accepted Kalle?

I`m afraid not. Currently busy with some time and money consuming projects.

-K-

I've got those too - usually known as wife and child...  :D
Looking forward to the live streams every day - new school will allow me to have it on the big screen in my classroom all the time!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: dragvw2180 on February 27, 2019, 00:51:44 am
 HOT ROD Drag Week 2019 Dates and Tracks Announced!
Hmmm , Dimwiddie is only a couple hours from my house .
DATES AND TRACKS:
Sunday, September 8 (tech)   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Monday, September 9   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Tuesday, September 10   Rising Sun, MD   Cecil County Dragway
Wednesday, September 11   Atco, NJ   Atco Dragway
Thursday, September 12   Budds Creek, MD   Maryland International Raceway
Friday, September 13   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Dinwiddie is only a couple hours away from my house.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on February 27, 2019, 08:24:49 am
HOT ROD Drag Week 2019 Dates and Tracks Announced!
Hmmm , Dimwiddie is only a couple hours from my house .
DATES AND TRACKS:
Sunday, September 8 (tech)   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Monday, September 9   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Tuesday, September 10   Rising Sun, MD   Cecil County Dragway
Wednesday, September 11   Atco, NJ   Atco Dragway
Thursday, September 12   Budds Creek, MD   Maryland International Raceway
Friday, September 13   North Dinwiddie, VA   Virginia Motorsports Park
Dinwiddie is only a couple hours away from my house.


Come out and watch then Mike, be good to put face to the name :)  cheers Richie


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: dragvw2180 on February 27, 2019, 18:06:18 pm
I may just do that Richie , I already talked to my race partner John Toomey about it .  I will bring my motor home and camp out . Mike McCarthy


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on March 02, 2019, 09:49:34 am
Are you making any big changes to the engine for this go around? I assume you will be running the roller cam 4" JPM engine again right? Corn fed or gasoline? Good luck, I look forward to watching your progress again!

Going over next month to work on car, I did some changes to oiling system & rockers to get more oil on valve train & heads to keep it all a bit cooler

cheers Richie

I liked the way Ray Vallero made his mod on extra cooling on the valve train.... by drilling a hole in the intake pushrod. (in this post http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,16934.60.html)
Did you do something like this Richie?

Wondering if this will work or give a loss in oil pressure.

Regards Edgar


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 02, 2019, 17:04:26 pm


I liked the way Ray Vallero made his mod on extra cooling on the valve train.... by drilling a hole in the intake pushrod. (in this post http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,16934.60.html)
Did you do something like this Richie?

Wondering if this will work or give a loss in oil pressure.

Regards Edgar

Hi Eddie

no i did look into that but these pushrods are so thick[for the high spring pressure from roller cam] and so hard from heat treatment that we couldn't make a hole in them. As this pump has plenty of extra volume spare and excess is being bled off I should have enough in reserve to not see any difference

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Erlend / bug66 on March 02, 2019, 18:12:11 pm


I liked the way Ray Vallero made his mod on extra cooling on the valve train.... by drilling a hole in the intake pushrod. (in this post http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,16934.60.html)
Did you do something like this Richie?

Wondering if this will work or give a loss in oil pressure.

Regards Edgar

Hi Eddie

no i did look into that but these pushrods are so thick[for the high spring pressure from roller cam] and so hard from heat treatment that we couldn't make a hole in them. As this pump has plenty of extra volume spare and excess is being bled off I should have enough in reserve to not see any difference

cheers Richie

A brake line tapped into the head “above” the springs should work fine?

Couple of holes per spring.

Saw a picture a time ago, will try to find it


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 02, 2019, 19:26:20 pm


A brake line tapped into the head “above” the springs should work fine?

Couple of holes per spring.

Saw a picture a time ago, will try to find it

Was another thing I considered but really just isnt enough room  in there for that I think


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on March 02, 2019, 23:07:34 pm
drill the rocks to squirt oil at the springs? are they bushed rockers?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 03, 2019, 08:51:32 am
drill the rocks to squirt oil at the springs? are they bushed rockers?

 ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on March 03, 2019, 09:32:12 am
drill the rocks to squirt oil at the springs? are they bushed rockers?

 ;)

 ;D Cool, hope it works properly


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: modnrod on March 03, 2019, 14:03:26 pm
Oil-cooled GSXRs have it Ritchie, works very well.
Maybe a small length of small diameter (brake line was a good idea) with a banjo bolt screwed thru the centre top of the rocker cover.
I also thought running a steel line between the rockers and the springs under the pivot area, but those springs are much bigger than stk, might not fit there.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 03, 2019, 17:30:07 pm
Oil-cooled GSXRs have it Ritchie, works very well.
Maybe a small length of small diameter (brake line was a good idea) with a banjo bolt screwed thru the centre top of the rocker cover.
I also thought running a steel line between the rockers and the springs under the pivot area, but those springs are much bigger than stk, might not fit there.

Going to see how what I have done works and if its good enough leave it alone but if not then this is similar to next idea i will try :)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Fastbrit on March 03, 2019, 18:03:40 pm
Oil-cooled GSXRs have it Ritchie, works very well.
Maybe a small length of small diameter (brake line was a good idea) with a banjo bolt screwed thru the centre top of the rocker cover.
I also thought running a steel line between the rockers and the springs under the pivot area, but those springs are much bigger than stk, might not fit there.
This is the solution John Brewster used to cure the valve seizing problem on the original Scat split-port heads he ran on Street Lethal back in about 1988/89. It worked well and was simple to expedite.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: NoBars on March 03, 2019, 19:13:39 pm
Incorporate sprayers in the valve covers.

E 85 is available from pump 2 miles from dinwiddie track. I live about 20 miles away. If you need a VP E85 it’s available about 5 mikes from my house.

As I told you Richie, anything I can do to help don’t hesitate to ask. I can store stuff, have mil,l lathe and tig in shop.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 03, 2019, 20:22:35 pm
Oil-cooled GSXRs have it Ritchie, works very well.
Maybe a small length of small diameter (brake line was a good idea) with a banjo bolt screwed thru the centre top of the rocker cover.
I also thought running a steel line between the rockers and the springs under the pivot area, but those springs are much bigger than stk, might not fit there.
This is the solution John Brewster used to cure the valve seizing problem on the original Scat split-port heads he ran on Street Lethal back in about 1988/89. It worked well and was simple to expedite.

 8)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 03, 2019, 20:23:54 pm
Incorporate sprayers in the valve covers.

E 85 is available from pump 2 miles from dinwiddie track. I live about 20 miles away. If you need a VP E85 it’s available about 5 mikes from my house.

As I told you Richie, anything I can do to help don’t hesitate to ask. I can store stuff, have mil,l lathe and tig in shop.

Thanks Anthony, good to know & appreciate that, we are already planning a visit to see what secrets you got there :D ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: baz on March 04, 2019, 15:58:27 pm
drill the rocks to squirt oil at the springs? are they bushed rockers?

 ;)

I've done this on my scat 1.4s, are your squirter holes open full time or just full lift? I'm considering making mine squirt only at full lift, my thinking is it will help maintain oil film on shaft and provide better squirt pressure when open.



Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Andrew on March 05, 2019, 12:34:46 pm
Good luck!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on March 28, 2019, 17:22:19 pm
drill the rocks to squirt oil at the springs? are they bushed rockers?

 ;)

I've done this on my scat 1.4s, are your squirter holes open full time or just full lift? I'm considering making mine squirt only at full lift, my thinking is it will help maintain oil film on shaft and provide better squirt pressure when open.



How will you control it so its only open at full lift? I am not sure how that could be achieved, so far we just added a oiling hole to squirt onto springs & guides/valve stems and at moment am modifying shafts to get the oil from feed hole to shafts round to outlet hole

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: wph on March 29, 2019, 20:39:59 pm
I'd say concentrate on cooling the valve springs. Google "spintron testing" and see for valvesprings getting smoking hot in seconds while getting a light oil splash cooling.
Get the heat out of springs and the rest of the top end follows helping to keep the oil film intact between loaded metal surfaces.
 


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on April 09, 2019, 19:47:06 pm
Both cars had a little test on sunday, Steve was working on launch control and trying a new rear tyre and I was testing gearbox mainly as had tps fail so no boost control


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on April 10, 2019, 00:20:26 am
Like Richie said, I was out there to try out a different tire and some launch control strategies.  Since it's a beetle there really isn't any good way to bring along a second pair of wheels/tires to swap out at the track, so I want to try and do the whole week on one set which means I needed something D.O.T. approved.  I had a few issues, but by the third pass I ended up with a decent starting point for Drag Week 2019.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6zhuwNTkM


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: catbox on July 18, 2019, 18:56:30 pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6zhuwNTkM


Nice run and an excellent car...
 ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on July 27, 2019, 16:52:44 pm
Six weeks to go and there's been some progress on my end.  I wanted to give this year a full faith effort so I pulled the engine for a refresh/really good look at everything.

Good news is everything looked good.  Bearings looked new, and cam/lifters were perfect.  As long as it was apart, I figured I'd give it a little treat here and there.

Bearings went to Calico to get coated- I've never had an issue without it, but it seems to help out a lot when things go wrong.

Fresh set of rings with a little more end gap- Ring gap was fine for the power I wanted to make with this combination, but we greatly exceeded that number when it went on the dyno.

Cylinder heads looked great, just having them serviced so I know they've got a clean bill of health.

Shortblock is all back together, just need cylinder heads back and I can finish this of and stuff it back in the car.



Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: j-f on July 28, 2019, 20:52:38 pm
So your laundry is like an engine on stand and one on the floor?  ;D ;D
Can't wait to follow drag week on the live stream!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on July 28, 2019, 21:09:04 pm
Six weeks to go and there's been some progress on my end.  I wanted to give this year a full faith effort so I pulled the engine for a refresh/really good look at everything.

Good news is everything looked good.  Bearings looked new, and cam/lifters were perfect.  As long as it was apart, I figured I'd give it a little treat here and there.

Bearings went to Calico to get coated- I've never had an issue without it, but it seems to help out a lot when things go wrong.

Fresh set of rings with a little more end gap- Ring gap was fine for the power I wanted to make with this combination, but we greatly exceeded that number when it went on the dyno.

Cylinder heads looked great, just having them serviced so I know they've got a clean bill of health.

Shortblock is all back together, just need cylinder heads back and I can finish this of and stuff it back in the car.



 8)  Wish I had a month to get it all ready and not just a few days!!!


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on July 28, 2019, 21:24:22 pm


8)  Wish I had a month to get it all ready and not just a few days!!!

You know where the airport is, I'll even pick you up!  :)


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on July 29, 2019, 03:25:34 am


So your laundry is like an engine on stand and one on the floor?  ;D ;D

The one on the stand is Plan A, the old nitrous engine on the floor is somewhere around Plan C.  :)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 11, 2019, 19:43:04 pm
4 weeks today and we will be in line at tech, only a few things to do, both cars and engines are still in pieces :o and i am still in the wrong country >:(


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on August 12, 2019, 06:33:22 am
i am still in the wrong country >:(

looks more and more like it  ;D ;D ;D


good luck!  ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: j-f on August 12, 2019, 20:05:30 pm
We all need a bit of pressure to bust our ass, isn't it? ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on August 13, 2019, 10:21:29 am
looks more an more like it  ;D ;D ;D

Good one!  :D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 16, 2019, 05:33:59 am
looks more an more like it  ;D ;D ;D

Good one!  :D



Solved that problem ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on August 18, 2019, 20:18:02 pm
Heads are back with a clean bill of health.

Been busy this morning.

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Stopped for lunch, just need to install the exhaust and the spinny bit then it's time to add oil and light this off.  :)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on August 18, 2019, 22:23:49 pm
Wow, got a build thread?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on August 18, 2019, 23:53:03 pm
An anticlimactic end to the day- turns out I'm out of break in oil so it's not going to be making any noise tonight.

Wow, got a build thread?

Sorry, no.  I think the few pictures I've put up on this thread are the only ones I've ever posted.  Anything in particular you want a better look at?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on August 19, 2019, 07:13:25 am
It looks like you are soon ready for the big event Steve. E85 and no intercooler? What intake temperatures do you see after a full boost run?

Keep the pictures coming!

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: volkskris on August 19, 2019, 21:33:46 pm
An anticlimactic end to the day- turns out I'm out of break in oil so it's not going to be making any noise tonight.

Wow, got a build thread?

Sorry, no.  I think the few pictures I've put up on this thread are the only ones I've ever posted.  Anything in particular you want a better look at?
I want to see everything about your car  :D looks impressive!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on August 21, 2019, 03:24:12 am
It looks like you are soon ready for the big event Steve. E85 and no intercooler? What intake temperatures do you see after a full boost run?

If you use a thermosister to measure IAT it's not great, if you use a good sensor it gets worse!  I just don't have the space for an intercooler without cutting up the car, so I've just been really conservative with the tune until I get my head around these intake temps and what it wants for timing/fuel.

I want to see everything about your car  :D looks impressive!

Thank you.  Stephan did an article on the car for Hot VW's, so there's a pretty good look at it in the August 2019 issue- you should be able to get back issues direct from Hot VW's.


While I was waiting on parts I added a few sensors, so I ended up spending longer than I wanted getting everything set up and configured, but it runs now.  Just a few small things to button up but we're definitely closing in on something!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 23, 2019, 03:09:28 am
Cabrio is alive ;D  few changes since last drag week so hopefully it will be quicker and more reliable this time :o ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on August 23, 2019, 12:23:04 pm
Cabrio is alive ;D  few changes since last drag week so hopefully it will be quicker and more reliable this time :o ;D

Dam! With so much time left for DragWeek you could build a new engine and have one in spare  :D

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: AntLockyer on August 23, 2019, 17:05:35 pm
Good luck guys.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 23, 2019, 21:07:34 pm
Cabrio is alive ;D  few changes since last drag week so hopefully it will be quicker and more reliable this time :o ;D

Dam! With so much time left for DragWeek you could build a new engine and have one in spare  :D

-BB-

Finding room for stuff i do need like racesuit and tools is hard enough, after last time if i could take anything it would be a spare gearbox ::)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Tufty65 on August 23, 2019, 23:35:49 pm
Good luck dudes!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 25, 2019, 04:23:35 am
Dyno day today, between the 2 of them there is now over 1000hp!!!!!!!!!! and thats real hp, at the wheels :o ;D





 oh and Steve's made more than mine ??? ::) ;D

Guess the ms250 heads work better than the ms230s ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on August 25, 2019, 10:03:51 am
that's mind boggling to think there's over 1000hp sat there!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: WhiteTrash on August 25, 2019, 16:29:59 pm
Dyno day today, between the 2 of them there is now over 1000hp!!!!!!!!!! and thats real hp, at the wheels :o ;D





 oh and Steve's made more than mine ??? ::) ;D

Guess the ms250 heads work better than the ms230s ;)
Like  ;) ;D
Good Luck


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on August 25, 2019, 16:54:28 pm
wow. imagine only a few years ago someone said to do a fully streetable bug that can do hot rod drag week and compete with 500hp... now there is 2  :o :o

good luck, I am enjoying this


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 26, 2019, 18:57:11 pm
Steve's best dyno pull, do you think he was a little happy to beat my best number? :o  even it he only managed 5hp more ;D


https://youtu.be/RoTRlN8MEmw


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on August 26, 2019, 19:10:01 pm
Steve's best dyno pull, do you think he was a little happy to beat my best number? :o  even it he only managed 5hp more ;D


https://youtu.be/RoTRlN8MEmw

A win is a win ;)
How’s he keeping his IATs down? And yourself?


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on August 26, 2019, 19:34:48 pm


A win is a win ;)
How’s he keeping his IATs down? And yourself?

I'm not 😲

Also, 5hp more is still more!  😛


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on August 26, 2019, 21:09:48 pm


A win is a win ;)
How’s he keeping his IATs down? And yourself?

I'm not 😲

Also, 5hp more is still more!  😛

“He who dares wins Rodney “
 ;D


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on August 27, 2019, 08:35:43 am


A win is a win ;)
How’s he keeping his IATs down? And yourself?

I'm not 😲

Also, 5hp more is still more!  😛

OH yes indeed!!

Congrats to you both and I would have loved to be there to witness drag week. Play is it safe.... at least on the first race! You know that we would like to see wheels up in the air, roofs flying off, loooooong smoking burnouts and all that stuff  :D

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Airspeed on August 27, 2019, 12:49:01 pm
Such sleepers! Love the sleeper look and 500WHP, which is 500FWHP on gasoline as we all know  :D

Very, very impressive! Best of luck and I hope your clutches and tranny's hold out for the week!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andrewlandon67 on August 28, 2019, 02:48:06 am
I really hope you two go down in Drag Week legend for this... awesome work on both your parts, I can't wait to hear/see the result of all that work!


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on August 28, 2019, 12:36:14 pm


A win is a win ;)
How’s he keeping his IATs down? And yourself?

I'm not 😲

Also, 5hp more is still more!  😛

OH yes indeed!!

Congrats to you both and I would have loved to be there to witness drag week. Play is safe.... at least on the first race! You know that we would like to see wheels up in the air, roofs flying off, loooooong smoking burnouts and all that stuff  :D

-BB-

yep same here.

and I am quite sure Richie is in the garage looking for at least 6hp.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 28, 2019, 15:50:21 pm




OH yes indeed!!

Congrats to you both and I would have loved to be there to witness drag week. Play is it safe.... at least on the first race! You know that we would like to see wheels up in the air, roofs flying off, loooooong smoking burnouts and all that stuff  :D

-BB-

 :D some of that may happen ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 28, 2019, 15:50:56 pm
I really hope you two go down in Drag Week legend for this... awesome work on both your parts, I can't wait to hear/see the result of all that work!

Thanks  :)


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on August 28, 2019, 15:52:17 pm



yep same here.

and I am quite sure Richie is in the garage looking for at least 60hp.  ;D ;D ;D

 ;) ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Airspeed on August 29, 2019, 19:04:25 pm
 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on August 31, 2019, 11:24:14 am



yep same here.

and I am quite sure Richie is in the garage looking for at least 60hp.  ;D ;D ;D

 ;) ;D



 ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 03, 2019, 02:19:37 am
Started the drive to the 1st track today, 635miles done, only another 2100 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to be a long week and thats just to get there :o


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on September 03, 2019, 05:50:12 am
Started the drive to the 1st track today, 635miles done, only another 2100 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to be a long week and thats just to get there :o

You are living your dream so enjoy the cruise  :) I will be watching the live stream for sure.

-K-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on September 03, 2019, 07:16:59 am
Yep what Beetlebug says, enjoy it Richie.
I will keep my fingers crossed for you...


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Airspeed on September 03, 2019, 07:44:36 am
Started the drive to the 1st track today, 635miles done, only another 2100 to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Going to be a long week and thats just to get there :o
Thats just plain crazy (dedication)!

Be safe out there.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 04, 2019, 00:30:58 am
Richie is already well on his way, I'm loading up the trailer tonight and heading out early tomorrow.  The event is usually streamed live on either Hot Rod Magazine's YouTube channel, or on MotorTrendOnDemand.

Here's a compilation I put together of my passes for the week during HRDW 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI0NaznVbpM


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on September 04, 2019, 08:33:33 am
Thanks Steve!!

Remember to keep them pictures and movies coming during the weekend. We are all eagerly waiting on your reports  :) All you need to do is to make sure your first run is good enough, load up and drive to the next venue. Then have a cup of tea, log on and report to us here at The Lounge. Not too much to ask for is it  ;D

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: WhiteTrash on September 04, 2019, 17:17:11 pm
Richie is already well on his way, I'm loading up the trailer tonight and heading out early tomorrow.  The event is usually streamed live on either Hot Rod Magazine's YouTube channel, or on MotorTrendOnDemand.

Here's a compilation I put together of my passes for the week during HRDW 2017.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vI0NaznVbpM

Good Luck Steve and I hope the weather is as good as it was 2 years ago.
And remember, anything more than a 9 will get a "NEIN" from me  ;D
I've subscribed to MotorTrend for a while now and my diary next week has only jobs booked in for the morning  :P

Thanks Steve!!

Remember to keep them pictures and movies coming during the weekend. We are all eagerly waiting on your reports  :) All you need to do is to make sure your first run is good enough, load up and drive to the next venue. Then have a cup of tea, log on and report to us here at The Lounge. Not too much to ask for is it  ;D

-BB-

I think you're due a road trip Kalle. Put September 2021 in your diary  :-X


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on September 05, 2019, 12:10:54 pm
I think you're due a road trip Kalle. Put September 2021 in your diary  :-X

Hi Frank,

Drag Week is on my to-do list. I just need to finish this first:

[attachment=1]

-K-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: bean on September 05, 2019, 16:32:34 pm
both looking good - good luck!

Steve, what colour is your bug?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 05, 2019, 20:39:49 pm
Blue.  As for the specific color, it's just something they mixed up and I liked.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Bill Schwimmer on September 05, 2019, 21:40:42 pm
Blue.  As for the specific color, it's just something they mixed up and I liked.
your starting to sound like me.. be safe, have fun all of you & give em the what for.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on September 06, 2019, 10:23:27 am
I think you're due a road trip Kalle. Put September 2021 in your diary  :-X

Hi Frank,

Drag Week is on my to-do list. I just need to finish this first:

[attachment=1]

-K-

a new cabin? a new garage?  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 06, 2019, 16:51:03 pm
We made it to the start  :o, 2727miles in just over 4 days, and found a E85 station right near track as well 8) ;D

One major observation, gas/petrol prices, we get robbed $3.80 per gallon in California but rest of way its low $2 with best being $1.99 WTF California you robbing c$$ts  >:(


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Joel Mohr on September 07, 2019, 19:45:49 pm
GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on September 08, 2019, 19:47:03 pm
Someone a link to a livestream?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: j-f on September 08, 2019, 20:16:25 pm
Someone a link to a livestream?


On Facebook, via S&S aircooled parts and accessories.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on September 09, 2019, 06:01:42 am
9.98 yesterday then poff! Richie is OK but the car is unfortunately badly scorched. I will leave the rest up to team YAC to explain.

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on September 09, 2019, 06:57:10 am
ooh no :o


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: j-f on September 09, 2019, 07:15:34 am
I saw while drinking my morning coffee... Sad news.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: andy198712 on September 09, 2019, 10:22:46 am
oh man :( such a shame! i'm gutted for Richie!! glad he's okay though


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: cel on September 09, 2019, 14:01:11 pm
Someone a link to a livestream?


On Facebook, via S&S aircooled parts and accessories.

For the ones without facetube (like me) livestream on motortrend:

https://www.motortrendondemand.com/watch-live/




Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Neil Davies on September 09, 2019, 18:09:41 pm
I'm watching the YouTube live stream - Steve Dalton has just run a 10.40 at 137mph. Looked stout!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 09, 2019, 18:32:19 pm
We only get one shot today so it was a very conservative setup.  Didn't want a wheels up lane change and have to abort the pass.  :)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Neil Davies on September 09, 2019, 18:49:42 pm
Sensible! Frieburger was very complementary too. I was lucky that I turned the TV on, put YouTube on and you were there within 15 minutes!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Jo Clifford on September 10, 2019, 03:38:44 am
A few of my pictures from today. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/6fe2bbd767bb875e0977634f7305def4.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/a6535b6b6dfc776d8852ecf3d8d4392a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/cd99b6f8eac4bec3a00fb74b35c8ef42.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/a3cec2b8480fc8bc15c29406df16cd6b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/0f3a30c0897ef2745f534ca4bbe2fb6a.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/08870452e2f5556727b4c92961c16cdb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/4b54c842e553e1a85b6ed570dfddf4dd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190910/aa5e6c03c0e9d64d61bd79bb202b773b.jpg)

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Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Neil Davies on September 10, 2019, 07:13:41 am
Thanks for the photos Jo. I guess you're free to follow the route and support Steve now. How's Richie and how's the car - what actually happened and how bad is it?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: baz on September 10, 2019, 08:23:08 am
Sorry to hear its gone wrong for ye again this year, what was it engine blow up or fire? Regards to ye both I'm sure the trip will still be somewhat enjoyable


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on September 12, 2019, 17:21:23 pm
poff! is not what I wanted to hear... but glad Richie is OK in the first place. I am sure this must be a hard blow. by the pictures I see from Jo you have found the strength to carry on to encourage Steve. I hope he is able to hold the flag high. good luck.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: BeetleBug on September 13, 2019, 09:26:20 am
Steve: I never thougt I would say this... please stop those insane "too-much-clutch" wheelies and instead focus on a 9 sec run  :) Your last launch looked a lot better but it sounded like you missed 2nd?

And Richie... whats up with the beard  :D

Keep on with the good work guys!

-BB-


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 13, 2019, 13:01:39 pm
Hi all,


been a good week watching/helping etc, well compared to not being here at all but still sucks to just be a spectator :(.
Still finding it hard to even look at pics of the car right now hence why i haven't put any up myself, they are all over net to see if you really need to but from middle of back wheel area backwards its destroyed, not looked at engine yet but hoping that has survived.

Kalle, Steves car just has cable clutch with no management at all and a double disc so we are trying to get it to leave using wheel speed & boost as the power restriction in ecu, he only has about 15 1/4 mile passes on it as turbo car so its still work in progress but yesterday we made some changes off data from 1st 3 days and combined with controlled burnout length and different tyre pressure got a 1.40 60ft but then yes he did miss 2nd gear. Hopefully today it will all come together, he should get enough track time for about 3 passes if needed


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Neil Davies on September 13, 2019, 17:18:05 pm
Hi Richie, good to hear from you. So sorry about the car, I saw a picture yesterday and I was shocked by the damage, but it could have been so much worse. It does look salvageable, and I'm sure once it's stripped down it won't look so bad. I wish the car was closer as I'd be more than happy to help.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: bedjo78 on September 14, 2019, 03:45:19 am
 So sorry about the car. Glad you ok.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 14, 2019, 15:27:53 pm
Final day was a bit of anticlimax, after the drive on thursday went with no problems it rained most of morning then when track opened and Steve got a pass it broke both axles off line and he only had spare CVs, no axles so that was it done.
Was good to see the 5 second drag week finally barrier broken by Tom bailey in the last pass of open class cars with a 5.99@250mph, and also to see the Ascona 1.0 make it after a really hard week of problems and run more 7s and finish 3rd overall, the Swedish Street week corvette of Stefan Gunarsson[not sure if spelling is correct] run 6.72 after overcoming issues earlier in week


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on September 15, 2019, 07:00:06 am
I think it sounds cheesy and won't help licking any wounds, but getting there in a beetle 'is' an achievement on its own.

you have to look at what and where you come from. like I said before a street car with 500 hp in a beetle... you can count those on one or two hands worldwide... and the main reason you did this is to prove it can be street worthy and not be a trailerqueen with a license plate. nothing but respect from over here. weel done to both.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 18, 2019, 03:07:01 am
Final race report:  What Richie said.  :)

I had trouble getting the car to shift into 2nd clean.  Not sure if it was an issue with the clutch itself, cable adjustment, or driver but we just did what we could.  Getting the car to leave well without any clutch management and a D.O.T. tire is definitely a tall order, but the last pass at MIR it went 1.40 60' with the wheels in the air (zero front wheelspeed until 1.63 seconds into the run), just to be thrown out when I couldn't get it into 2nd.  The next pass was back at Virginia Motorsports Park, and on the first pass it kicked out both axles.  The car did break the beams though, so I got a default timeslip of 20.000 @ 50.00mph which knocked my average from a 10.44 @ 136 down to a 12.35 @ 119mph.

I played hookey from work today to get myself settled and everything cleaned up, and managed to knock out a clipshow of sorts from the live feed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ctTGBtslLs&t=247s

All in all, it was an awesome trip.  I got to spend an entire week doing nothing but driving around in a hot rod Volkswagen, going racing with my friends.  Hot Rod Drag Week really is the trip of a lifetime, and I've been fortunate to do it twice.

I really want to thank Richie and Jo from RJ Volks Performance for all of their help and support, as well as my navigator/buddy Other Steve for letting me talk him into this again, and also my dad for flying out to join in all the mayhem.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Joel Mohr on September 18, 2019, 16:53:26 pm
Great job Steve...sorry to hear you went down on a part failure...that sucks....can't wait to see it in person! Going to Drag Day?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: WhiteTrash on September 18, 2019, 20:07:05 pm
Hey Steve,
Enjoyed watching your runs on the live stream (the second best to being there in person  :( ) and even Freiberger seems to have a soft spot for your car now.
Breaking the axles on the last day was truly a shitter. I had high expectations for the last day but I'm sure you'll be back at the track soon to get that 9 ;-)
What axles do you run to snap them? With Bus or 930 CV's? Did they break after the splined part? I guess it makes a lot of torque now.
Frank



Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 18, 2019, 20:30:12 pm
Great job Steve...sorry to hear you went down on a part failure...that sucks....can't wait to see it in person! Going to Drag Day?
Not sure on Drag Day yet.  Obviously I need to put some axles in it, and I'll probably upgrade while I'm at it.  The bigger issue is the facetime I really need to put in with the family since I abandon them for two weeks to go play with cars!


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 18, 2019, 20:38:46 pm


Hey Steve,
Enjoyed watching your runs on the live stream (the second best to being there in person  :( ) and even Freiberger seems to have a soft spot for your car now.
Breaking the axles on the last day was truly a shitter. I had high expectations for the last day but I'm sure you'll be back at the track soon to get that 9 ;-)
What axles do you run to snap them? With Bus or 930 CV's? Did they break after the splined part? I guess it makes a lot of torque now.
Frank

Breaking the axles didn't really bother me.  These were bus cv joints and I honestly thought the breaking point would have been either the cv or the stock 8mm bolts.  The axles were 300M, but there's only so much you can do with those dimensions.

I went with type 2 cv joints when my goal was a high 11 aircooled streetcar, so they definitely passed expectations.  I know people have gone quicker/faster with type 2 cv's/axles, but with no clutch management and 5-600 passes on them I'm happy with what they did.

I'll post a picture once I get them all apart and cleaned up, but it looks like the first one snapped clean about an inch before the splines.  Once that broke, all the power went to the remaining axle and just wrenched it apart right at the splines.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Gabetion2000 on September 19, 2019, 04:47:39 am
Congrats steve and richie. You guys are bad asses. Have a good one.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Andrew on September 19, 2019, 10:35:02 am
Upmost repect to you both, sorry to hear about the car, Ritchie, but, at the end of the day, the fact you're ok is the main thing.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 19, 2019, 14:26:46 pm
Thanks everyone

Small update

I have stripped most of the burnt stuff off now and it does look like I will be able to fix it all myself, main engine and gearbox are ok and body is not too distorted so like everything its now just down to time and money!!! :o ::)

Hopefully it will all be done by next summer but will depend on how much time i can get in USA on it, i did consider shipping it home to repair but having 2 cars in uk to race already i really don't need another one right now & still have a desire to finish drag week in it.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Richierich56 on September 19, 2019, 23:06:37 pm
Thanks everyone

Small update

I have stripped most of the burnt stuff off now and it does look like I will be able to fix it all myself, main engine and gearbox are ok and body is not too distorted so like everything its now just down to time and money!!! :o ::)

Hopefully it will all be done by next summer but will depend on how much time i can get in USA on it, i did consider shipping it home to repair but having 2 cars in uk to race already i really don't need another one right now & still have a desire to finish drag week in it.

Great to hear the damage is repairable and hasn't taken out the motor and trans. Just have to go again next year!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: nicolas on September 20, 2019, 06:14:06 am

 still have a desire to finish drag week in it.

voilŕ!  ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Ron Elliot on September 20, 2019, 19:25:57 pm
You deserve better luck considering the effort you’ve put in just to get to the start line. Here’s hoping you get to have another shot at it in the future. I’m sure I speak for a lot of us watching that I was shocked to see the damage to the car and can only imagine how you felt at the time.

Onwards and upwards 👍

Regards Ron


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 21, 2019, 19:33:31 pm
Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

[attachment=1]

THEY BROKE!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on September 22, 2019, 14:55:41 pm
You deserve better luck considering the effort you’ve put in just to get to the start line. Here’s hoping you get to have another shot at it in the future. I’m sure I speak for a lot of us watching that I was shocked to see the damage to the car and can only imagine how you felt at the time.

Onwards and upwards 👍

Regards Ron

Thanks Ron :)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Eddie on September 23, 2019, 10:21:50 am
I think it sounds cheesy and won't help licking any wounds, but getting there in a beetle 'is' an achievement on its own.

you have to look at what and where you come from. like I said before a street car with 500 hp in a beetle... you can count those on one or two hands worldwide... and the main reason you did this is to prove it can be street worthy and not be a trailerqueen with a license plate. nothing but respect from over here. weel done to both.

Well said… I agree totaly.
Best Luck next year guys.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Frallan on September 23, 2019, 15:59:33 pm
Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

[attachment=1]

THEY BROKE!

Interesting (sorry) but I have 300M axles and 28 splines 930 CV´s.
What diameter are those axles on the non-splined part?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 23, 2019, 22:40:51 pm
Interesting (sorry) but I have 300M axles and 28 splines 930 CV´s.
What diameter are those axles on the non-splined part?

0.9640" or 24.5mm

What are those numbers on a 930 axle?


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Frallan on September 25, 2019, 22:51:29 pm
Interesting (sorry) but I have 300M axles and 28 splines 930 CV´s.
What diameter are those axles on the non-splined part?

0.9640" or 24.5mm

What are those numbers on a 930 axle?

Sorry! Took a while for me to check them out. My 930 axles are 27.7 mm in diameter.  1.090"
I know the splines are 28 in number but I do not know the diameter around the splines. I do know it is larger and the splines do fade out in to the "open" and the smaller diameter of the non splined part. (27.7 mm). Just in same way as yours in the picture.



Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: PPRMicke on September 26, 2019, 09:54:51 am
Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

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THEY BROKE!

EMPI ?

 For info If the material is chromed then it becomes brittle
Therefore all car manufacturers are painted to avoid this problem
/// Micke


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Steve D. on September 26, 2019, 16:02:30 pm


EMPI ?

Not EMPI, not chrome.  These were 300M from TCS (90% sure).  They were more than adequate for what I was trying to do at the time which was to have a high 11 second street car.


Title: Re: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Frallan on September 26, 2019, 22:49:43 pm


EMPI ?

Not EMPI, not chrome.  These were 300M from TCS (90% sure).  They were more than adequate for what I was trying to do at the time which was to have a high 11 second street car.

TCS!  Yes, here they are.  Mine are same. Very quick delivery for being a customized order. Nice company to work with.
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Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: PPRMicke on September 28, 2019, 08:40:16 am
the drive shaft at the bottom (empi) on the Swedish dive shaft      Material Orvar Supreme (uddeholm)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: Frallan on September 28, 2019, 19:16:20 pm
Micke, what diameter and what CV´s?
What are the three on top?   (not my preferred way to have splines end up "inside" material.)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: cassa on September 28, 2019, 19:35:14 pm
Orvar is the way to go! But not the spline/ diameter solution.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: PPRMicke on September 29, 2019, 08:56:59 am
Micke, what diameter and what CV´s?
What are the three on top?   (not my preferred way to have splines end up "inside" material.)


108 mm
My experience with promod drive shafts(V8) is made in the same way
If they are smaller then you get no flex in the shaft. Then they go off at the splinter or twist
What are the three on top?  It is my own that are made in Gothenburg  ( Aröds mekaniska )

/// Micke


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: TexasTom on October 16, 2019, 14:50:57 pm
GREAT THREAD!
Nice to see y'all living the dream ... Hell, I'd love to just be a spectator!
Thanks to both of y'all for representing ... Hate to hear of the breakages and damage but all-in-all I hope it was somehow worth it.
TxT


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: gkeeton@zbzoom.net on November 28, 2019, 02:09:41 am
Steve, do you happen to have any specs., or build threads on your engine/transaxle from this years event? Thanks


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: henk on November 28, 2019, 10:52:31 am
There was an article about the car in the last volksworld magazine.
You could see the specs and some evolution in there.

Henk!!!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: gkeeton@zbzoom.net on November 28, 2019, 15:20:52 pm
Was this the November issue? It has an article listing of “Drag Beetle” on the upper cover corner, but nothing else. I guess I’ve gotten spoiled by reading Richie’s build threads. I live about 10 miles from the shop of former Drag Week competitor Jeff Lutz, so the local hot rodding scene has multiple entrants to the event every year. It would be great to learn about Steven’s car, for those thinking their 1915 with dual 40’s is going to run similar times and, for those with the actual means to build a similar vehicle to learn about the components that “lived”. We now know Type 2 TCS 300m axles with 600 passes won’t make the cut.  ;)


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: henk on November 29, 2019, 10:06:21 am
The autumn 2019 issue.
It had a blue karmann cabrio on the cover titled:dream ghia.

Tried to post pic. Off cover and the tech info but can not find anything good anymore to upload.

Henk!!!



Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on November 30, 2019, 08:51:01 am
it was also in hotvws recently


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: gkeeton@zbzoom.net on November 30, 2019, 16:46:13 pm
it was also in hotvws recently

Thanks, but I no longer support Hot VW’s.


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: henk on November 30, 2019, 17:55:48 pm
Richie,
Did you start on your cabrio all ready?  :(

Henk!!!


Title: Re: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
Post by: richie on November 30, 2019, 21:18:16 pm
Richie,
Did you start on your cabrio all ready?  :(

Henk!!!

I only got a couple of days on it before i flew home so not really much done, I am slowly buying all the parts needed and hopefully will get a chance to go work on it April time

cheers Richie