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Title: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 03, 2009, 17:51:57 pm
This is how my dragracing project started, a sorry looking Notch that I found in a town close by. The goal is to run it on SCC 2009.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Camera260_800x600.jpg)

It was to be paired up with this chassi from Ron Lummus. Though it was still in the US and it felt like forever before it arrived

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P1060055.jpg)

I dragged the car to the garage.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/PB110001.jpg)

Went to a birthday party and my friend Fredde happened to come by with the big anglegrinder and all of a sudden the body was off the pan

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/PB170001_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/PB170004.jpg)

Not much to save

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/PB180023_800x600.jpg)

The car was so bad that I even had to fix the doors

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P1300419.jpg)

While I was at them I made some holes. What was typical was that when I was done with the doors, fresh ones turned up...

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P1300418_800x600.jpg)

I am going to keep the dash

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P2060455.jpg)

While I was waiting for the chassi I collected some parts. Kept them in may old racer.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/PC180283_800x600.jpg)

The engine is a 2332:a with JPM heads, big turbo a Garrett GT45, it will run on E85, Autronic SM2, MSD 7 and some more stuff. I think it will be quite competent and make the car move.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/motor.jpg)

Finally the chassi arrived. Though the salty air on the ocean had done some damage. Had to start with some cleaning.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Rostig.jpg)

With the chassi finally home I could start with the body. Had to put one side on just to get the feel of it. Now all I have to do is to get there...

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Peeksida.jpg)

While I am running a turbo I can be good to cool the air before it gets into the engine. This is how it will look like

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P7240014.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/P7240013.jpg)

I will add a fan that will suck air through the IC and if it will be needed I can get air from the sidewindows.

Two Bosch 044 pumps should do it

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/pumpar.jpg)

The gas will get to the engine through two pipes and return in one throught the regulator

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0436.jpg)

Now we are getting closer to realtime. No racecar will be complete without it´s aluminum. When I ordered the chassi I also ordered 100 Dzus.  A bit cheaper to by there then here. I have never worked with aluminum before and not much with steel either. I had some trial and error. But i think it came out alright.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0579_800X600-1.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0576_800x600-1.jpg)

Building the rear firewall was a quite a lot of work.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0546_800x600-1.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0663_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0672_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0668_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Snettbakifrn.jpg)

Even the doorjams had to be filled

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Drrhlet.jpg)

A wheeliebar will be needed I think

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0541.jpg)

Started on the fenders. Realised that I only have one decent fender. Though I have a few good prospects lined up.
(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0687_800x600.jpg)

Dzusing the fender

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0688_800x600.jpg)

The seat is at it´s position and so is the steering wheel  and so is the throttle, break and clutch pedals.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0692_800x600.jpg)

The exhaust is ready. A friend (Patrik with the black fastback) built it for me.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0696_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwcab on January 03, 2009, 18:13:24 pm
Nice project and good work so far.I think it's gonne be a killerride.
Keep posting the pictures.  ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: AntLockyer on January 03, 2009, 23:13:57 pm
Great post.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Felix/DFL on January 04, 2009, 21:21:08 pm
Hey, very good project !!!
Keep us updated, I love to see those typ-3`s in full race-trim  ;D

Greetz


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mario/DKT on January 04, 2009, 21:35:06 pm
Holy... :o
When did you start these killer-project?
Very nice.

Mario/DKT


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Lee.C on January 04, 2009, 22:21:49 pm
COOL project dude - can't wait to see it at SCC09 :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 05, 2009, 09:03:44 am
Holy... :o
When did you start these killer-project?
Very nice.

Mario/DKT

Hey Mario!

Many thanks!

Well the chassi arrived in May. But the whole project started in february of last year.

//Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Trond Dahl on January 05, 2009, 09:12:54 am
The goal is to run it on SCC 2009.

Thats the spirit :-D

Can't wait to see your next update.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Jon on January 05, 2009, 13:10:29 pm
Wow!!! That's a serious project!! Looks like you are building a true dream car!
Serious stuff!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing, some new pictures
Post by: marcd on January 10, 2009, 03:11:27 am
(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0696_800x600.jpg)

I don't think I've ever seen a twinscroll turbo manifold setup on a type 1 engine before. I normally see the exhaust ports matched with the firing order to minimize any turbulence/pressure drop. I think 1 and 4 then 3 and 2 would have to be paired to separate the pulses properly.

Looks neat though! I can't wait to see how that setup performs compared to an open turbo.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing, some new pictures
Post by: alfie the monster on January 11, 2009, 03:04:21 am
Damn that looks like it's going to be a hard ride  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing, some new pictures
Post by: airstuff on January 11, 2009, 12:17:00 pm
nice header


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: mychatype3 on January 11, 2009, 20:35:28 pm
I just realised that my right side rear fender was not good enough to end up on the car, it was really bad actually. Does anyone have one please contact me.

Cheers

 Johan

He johan,

that's a hell of a notch, damn i'm in love  :D

I've a right side NOS rear fender, it is nos but rusty (price € 150,--), you have to sand-blasted it.
I live in Holland so maby it's to far away!!!
If you want a piqture let me no kim-mycha@home.nl

Keep up the nice work, greetings mycha


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 11, 2009, 21:06:51 pm
I just realised that my right side rear fender was not good enough to end up on the car, it was really bad actually. Does anyone have one please contact me.

Cheers

 Johan

He johan,

that's a hell of a notch, damn i'm in love  :D

I've a right side NOS rear fender, it is nos but rusty (price € 150,--), you have to sand-blasted it.
I live in Holland so maby it's to far away!!!
If you want a piqture let me no kim-mycha@home.nl

Keep up the nice work, greetings mycha

Thanks!!

Well it´s a bit far and they are really hard to transport. Found som fenders more close to home.

/J


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 23, 2009, 14:16:53 pm
Got the opportunity to get a Mendeola MD4 tranny. It will require some modification of the chassi but hey it' s worth it  :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing, some new pictures
Post by: yvre on January 24, 2009, 01:23:11 am
(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0696_800x600.jpg)

I don't think I've ever seen a twinscroll turbo manifold setup on a type 1 engine before. I normally see the exhaust ports matched with the firing order to minimize any turbulence/pressure drop. I think 1 and 4 then 3 and 2 would have to be paired to separate the pulses properly.

Looks neat though! I can't wait to see how that setup performs compared to an open turbo.

I was thinking the same thing.
Nice wastegate arrangement though.

Oh, and the car is not bad either...  :o


Title: Re: Notchback Racing, some new pictures
Post by: Patte on January 24, 2009, 15:35:04 pm
(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0696_800x600.jpg)

I don't think I've ever seen a twinscroll turbo manifold setup on a type 1 engine before. I normally see the exhaust ports matched with the firing order to minimize any turbulence/pressure drop. I think 1 and 4 then 3 and 2 would have to be paired to separate the pulses properly.

Looks neat though! I can't wait to see how that setup performs compared to an open turbo.
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I was thinking the same thing.
Nice wastegate arrangement though.

Oh, and the car is not bad either...  :o

The reason i made the header like that is beacuse there isnt much space to play with(wheeliebars and the drag chute brackets)
and if you think about it,it is in firingorder if you start counting at cyl nr 2(1,4,3) ;) :)
Normally when you do a pulssplit header for a twinscroll turbo on a VW you pair them 1-3 and 2-4,the reason is to gain 3-400 rpms in spoolup,
perfect for street use but this one is for dragracing use and will not see rpms under 6000.

Patte.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Silversoar on February 04, 2009, 16:01:15 pm
 8)
Looks so great !
SCC 2009 will be a fun year!

Good luck with this cool car and keep us updated.

/Thomas


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 06, 2009, 10:23:32 am
I´ve done some work with the help of a friend (Thanks Paolo). Got to protect the fuel.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0708.jpg)

Steering column securely fastened.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0764_800x600.jpg)

Shift mount. Hopefully this will be solid enough

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0765_800x600.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 08, 2009, 13:30:48 pm
I´ve done some work with the help of a friend (Thanks Paolo). Got to protect the fuel.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0708.jpg)

Steering column securely fastened.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0764_800x600.jpg)

Shift mount. Hopefully this will be solid enough

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0765_800x600.jpg)

It has arrived!!



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 08, 2009, 13:32:34 pm
It has arrived!!

Now all I have to do is to build some brackets..

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0800_800x600.jpg)
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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: 58vw on February 08, 2009, 16:39:26 pm
very nice...keep up the good work!!!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: marcus ösd on February 09, 2009, 10:47:17 am
Is it hakan lundgrens old gearcase? Very nice work will be fun to se it this summer


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 09, 2009, 12:17:42 pm
Is it hakan lundgrens old gearcase? Very nice work will be fun to se it this summer

Yupp that is correct! Got it lined up last night so it sits at it´s correct position.

/Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 25, 2009, 17:56:15 pm
The tranny is now in place, though only spotwelded.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0816_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0814_800x600.jpg)

The chute arrived. Lots of stuff. Know all I have to do is to build the mount to it.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0826_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: tikimadness on February 25, 2009, 19:03:38 pm
Is that the stroud chute?I ordered one last week for my car.I am going to keep an eye on your chute fab work ;D..



Michael

Ps Really cool notch you are building ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 05, 2009, 19:40:25 pm
Had the inspector over the other day and it is now tagged for racing down to 7.50. Yeah right that´ll happen  :D

Got the window net in place the night before

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0852_800x600.jpg)

The stick shift is now in place. Just need to be connected then I can dream away

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0855_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Paulus on March 05, 2009, 21:03:46 pm
Looks Stunning  :o 

Whats the Tube diam. of your rollcage ?  Looks very good.....


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: christophe on March 05, 2009, 23:31:07 pm
Really nice Johan!
Can't wait seeing it in action!!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 09, 2009, 10:04:12 am
Looks Stunning  :o 

Whats the Tube diam. of your rollcage ?  Looks very good.....


Thanks!!

The rollcage is 44 mm chromolly.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 14, 2009, 23:10:03 pm
Got the scatter ring welded so I now can hang the engine. Need to redo all pipes form the IC due to the longer tranny. This is the first time I have the turbo in its place. I think it´s going to work. Need to cover it with the wing.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0859_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0857_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0858_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Rune on March 14, 2009, 23:38:53 pm
Wow, this build had totally past me by. Looks awesome. Keep up the good work, see you at SCC!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwcab on March 14, 2009, 23:46:23 pm
Looking good man......awesome car.   :o


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Eddie on March 15, 2009, 10:12:41 am
Realy cool project to follow, but that turbo is HUGE.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on March 17, 2009, 19:56:12 pm
Looks crazy nice! Keep up with the good work.
Did you se this lovely Notch from Falun?
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=244632



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 17, 2009, 22:10:41 pm
Looks crazy nice! Keep up with the good work.
Did you se this lovely Notch from Falun?
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=244632



Yupp that is one of my inspiration pictures. To bad it crashed.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 25, 2009, 21:43:21 pm
Finally got hold of a nice right side fender... Now its possible to setup the fenders and rear apron. Starting to look like a car now :)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0878_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0880_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0881_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: speedwell on March 25, 2009, 22:27:32 pm
 :o :o :o that hairdryer is bigger  :o :o :o


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: 67Screamer on March 25, 2009, 23:02:49 pm
Simply Awesome.

 :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on April 09, 2009, 08:29:49 am
We want to se more pics ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 14, 2009, 10:42:38 am
Well I finally put it on the floor last night. Wanted to see how low it is and if I need to do some adjustments. I will have to do some small ones. I am also waiting for my glasfibre hood. Still a lot of work but I will run it this summer.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0985_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0986_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0987_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0988_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0990_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on May 14, 2009, 18:59:53 pm
I like it! ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: kev d on May 14, 2009, 19:15:53 pm
Keep the updates coming 8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: gyles on May 14, 2009, 19:18:33 pm
Mmm.  Me likey 8).   Good work fella ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: cal-look 56 on May 14, 2009, 19:27:04 pm
It sits really nice.  Keep up the good work.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Black Sheep on May 14, 2009, 19:33:51 pm
This is starting to look like one tough little ride  8) 8) Always liked pro notch's , some good lookin work going on there , keep us updated  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 15, 2009, 09:30:55 am
Thanks guys!!
 
Re-did the front end last night. Added it when it was up in the air. Not quite straight. Realised that I have to raise the car a bit. The rear fenders are at 50 mm from the ground. Though it is okay by the rules it´s a little too low. I also need to do some removal of tin at the c-pillar so the tires get some clearance.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Oliver on May 15, 2009, 20:41:25 pm
perfect..... love it... cant wait to see more pics....


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on June 07, 2009, 19:17:40 pm
We want to se more pics  ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 08, 2009, 14:47:24 pm
Hi guys!

Just finished the wing forgot to take pictures though... Just started on the electrics. Will bring the camera to the garage.

/J


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: thehanz DVK on June 08, 2009, 18:51:40 pm
i love the stance on this car, keep up the good work.....


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 12, 2009, 14:16:04 pm
Well the wing is almost done. Looks really big but thats the only way to clear the turbo...

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1063_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1057_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1058_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1061_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1060_800x600.jpg)

I´ve also started on the electrics, found a place for the switches.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1059_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwcab on June 12, 2009, 18:00:15 pm
Awesome car dude,nice work.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Fasterbrit on June 22, 2009, 21:55:14 pm
Wow! I just heard about this car from Marco Mansi and I have to say it is amazing! I can't wait for the SCC this year now! I think you have one small problem, though... is your turbo big enough! ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: kaferboy on June 23, 2009, 09:16:11 am
Very cool work!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 26, 2009, 13:56:22 pm
Wow! I just heard about this car from Marco Mansi and I have to say it is amazing! I can't wait for the SCC this year now! I think you have one small problem, though... is your turbo big enough! ;D ;D ;D

Thanx! I really appreciate it. Still a lot of work to be done.
Hehe the turbo, well we will see ;D It is actually one of the normal ones around here... I´ll post some pictures of the other ones.

Cheers!

 Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on June 26, 2009, 14:00:10 pm
Nice!!!

The yellow/beige beetle behind you.. is that a certain 10 sec. wheelieresto? Winner of the Street tire, supercharged class at SCC 08?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 26, 2009, 14:15:12 pm
Nice!!!

The yellow/beige beetle behind you.. is that a certain 10 sec. wheelieresto? Winner of the Street tire, supercharged class at SCC 08?

Yes sir you are correct  ;D Hopefully we will have 8 cars coming from Västerås, if we can get the cars together. Quite a few of them have had major breakdowns early in the season.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on June 26, 2009, 14:24:54 pm
Aha.. the famous Västerår turbo mafia  :)  If I ever want to go fast is it ok that I ask you guys if you have room for one extra car?  :D

I hope you manage to get your car ready and that the rest of the guys manage to sort things out and be ready for SCC.




Nice!!!

The yellow/beige beetle behind you.. is that a certain 10 sec. wheelieresto? Winner of the Street tire, supercharged class at SCC 08?

Yes sir you are correct  ;D Hopefully we will have 8 cars coming from Västerås, if we can get the cars together. Quite a few of them have had major breakdowns early in the season.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 12, 2009, 13:05:45 pm
It´s alive!!!

Testdrive tonight

No pictures, you will just have to see it in SCC  ;D

/Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: alfie the monster on August 12, 2009, 16:51:51 pm
Awesome  8)

Don't forget to take some video footage  ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: christophe on August 12, 2009, 22:51:10 pm
Cooool Johan!!!
Too bad I can't make it to SCC this year!!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mags on August 17, 2009, 13:42:27 pm
Hi Johan,its was great to see you car on the track,
i hope you also will be on SCC next year.
Mags
Line-up crew


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 17, 2009, 14:43:48 pm
Hi Johan,its was great to see you car on the track,
i hope you also will be on SCC next year.
Mags
Line-up crew

Thanks Mags!

Really enjoyed my SCC. Next year I will be better prepared. Finished the car on Thursday night and we rolled Friday morning. The car didn´t run well at all. I have found the reason and will sort it and will have it mapped properly. Though the season is coming to an end I will at least be prepared for next year  :) . Realised that I did not take many pictures of it. But at least two in it´s  semifinished and finished state.

Johan

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1346_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1356_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: alfie the monster on August 17, 2009, 16:37:31 pm
Looks awesome Johan  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 27, 2009, 08:52:49 am
Hi!

Found some more pictures of the car. Realised that I didn´t take that many myself.

I found out why the car didn´t perform. It was leaking air like crazy. I did not have the time to check those basic things... A another day or so in the garage and it will be running better again. I´ve also added the side trims which made a big difference.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/MG_8899.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/116313110_W6kJanFw_IMG_0144.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/116313117_0eMURvoj_IMG_0151.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/116313414_V4tfTIb0_aIMG_9751.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/MG_8775.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: kaferboy on August 28, 2009, 08:46:54 am
Very VERY cool!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: splitblitz on August 28, 2009, 15:18:52 pm
This car rock! And I'm looking forward to see it run as good as it can!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Jesus on August 28, 2009, 16:20:41 pm
Awesome car ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 12, 2009, 11:34:54 am
Was at PBZ and dynoed the car. We had some issues with the map. We had do redo it from scratch and then it worked perfectly. Though the way we setup the dyno it calculated the rpms in the engine from the wheels. This means that you can´t have a clutch that slips a bit under load. It shuts off. This happened at about 6 000 rpm when the power came. So we could only get around that in the dyno this time. Though it still made 430 on the wheels and about 490 nm of torque. Going straight up. Then a pushrod decided to become banan shaped. They are´nt strong enough. Got new ones ordered.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWvgpz6rj3A

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1438_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1440_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1445_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_1446_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on September 12, 2009, 11:56:38 am
Congrats!! Impressive result with or without clutch slip  :) Which pushrods did you use since it decided to go bananas?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: 58vw on September 19, 2009, 02:46:54 am
awesome work ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 21, 2009, 08:23:48 am
Congrats!! Impressive result with or without clutch slip  :) Which pushrods did you use since it decided to go bananas?

I borrowed a set from one of the cars in our garage, I also borrowed lashcaps. My new stuff came on friday afternoon.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 29, 2009, 20:09:29 pm
Borrowed scales to weigh the car. It weighs 639 kg without the driver and 719 kg with me in it. 62% of the weight is over the backwheels. Very satisfied with the numbers  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwfye on September 29, 2009, 21:03:15 pm
wow... that's 650lbs lighter than my notch  :o


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Eric Justus on September 30, 2009, 04:26:26 am
Ive always had a soft spot for the type 3's ;)....waaaay cool car. good work on this one, i like it!!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: notched on September 30, 2009, 07:36:48 am
Sweet Notch.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: kaferboy on September 30, 2009, 08:59:28 am
I love this notch!!!!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on October 23, 2009, 18:54:52 pm
This is from the 19 th of September when I went to Kjula. It was a good day. Got 3 runs in and they were all in 10 sec and below with a 9.91@232 at best. I also managed a 1.35 60 but then my clutch went up in smoke. This was my second time at the track. I am making some improvements this winter and will take it to the dyno this winter. There are some cars from my hometown that will have to watch it  ;D. They have all run in the nines with Patte being fastest at 9.41

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_8996_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_9251_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_8917_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_9579_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_9413_800x600.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Elnef on October 23, 2009, 18:59:06 pm
I like the last picture


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwfye on November 12, 2009, 00:15:21 am
what does this car weigh?  Just trying to see how little an all metal notch can weigh.  thanks!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on November 12, 2009, 22:38:03 pm
what does this car weigh?  Just trying to see how little an all metal notch can weigh.  thanks!

Well this is not an all metal notch. It´s a tube chassi. The rear fenders are metal. Front fenders are fibreglass. The hood is in very light fibreglass (can have more made if you need one.) Front apron is metal. The rest i metal though. It weighs in at 639 kg. This is before I´ve added the chute.

/Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: vwfye on November 12, 2009, 23:20:38 pm
wow, i see i asked the weight prior.  oops...  is it 2.2xkg=lbs?  wow... 700lbs less than my car  :o  maybe someday i'll cut it, but i just can't bring myself to do it yet. 

btw, the trim sets it off nicely!  it would really look sweet with the lower rocker trim too!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 14, 2010, 20:15:24 pm
I have not done that much so far this winter. I´ve ordered a new engine case and flangecrank with the works. The old flywheel broke all the dowels straight the last run this summer. I´ve built doorsides and started to paint the chassi. What a difference some paint makes!

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2020_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2023_800x600.jpg)

Polished the steeringcolumn came out nice

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2024_800x600.jpg)

The doorsides

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2018_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on January 14, 2010, 21:54:22 pm
What stroke will the new crank have?

Btw, the Notch looks killer!  ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 14, 2010, 22:12:20 pm
What stroke will the new crank have?

Btw, the Notch looks killer!  ;)

Same stroke, 84 with all T4 mains. All the case work has been done in the US.

Thanks, your car will be awesome too, those rims are crazy!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Carson on January 18, 2010, 09:43:24 am
Very cool Car. Awesome fabrication work


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 27, 2010, 22:13:52 pm
I recieved my new engine case and flanged crank yesterday. It´s got T4 mains on all and Shawn Geers did the machining before it was shipped. Looks awesome. Now all I have to do is to get it ready. Hopefully this setup will last longer than three runs like the old crank setup did.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2141_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Donny B. on January 27, 2010, 22:35:59 pm
Looks like it has center main thrust for end play.  Is that what I see?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 27, 2010, 22:37:07 pm
Looks like it has center main thrust for end play.  Is that what I see?

Yupp, that is correct


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 11, 2010, 21:49:11 pm
I´ve started on the chute setup. I had the mounts added when I ordered the chassi.

Still missing some parts

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2233_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2236_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2238_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2242_800x600.jpg)

Need to raise this up a bit

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2237_800x600.jpg)
Two of my toys  ;D



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mario/DKT on March 12, 2010, 07:13:01 am
Two toys...?
The notch and the car jack? ;D

Mario/DKT


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Black Sheep on March 12, 2010, 20:43:20 pm
Neat installation , like it  8) 8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 23, 2010, 19:50:01 pm
Done some more work on the setup. Getting closer

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2271_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2263_800X600.jpg)

Got a package yesterday... Now we are talking  ;D

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2270_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: FIDDE on March 23, 2010, 21:45:34 pm
Looks good  :) what is the duration and valve lift on the camshaft?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 23, 2010, 21:49:20 pm
hehe, thats a secret ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: FIDDE on March 24, 2010, 08:55:25 am
hehe, thats a secret ;D
Ok  :D
It will be interesting to hear the new engine and see it perform.......


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 01, 2010, 20:59:13 pm
Got some paint on the shifter mount looks a lot better

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2863_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2860_800x600.jpg)

The chute is almost done

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2289_800x600.jpg)

My new strong Karpiola axles. They look good, The Finns know how to do it

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2297_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 23, 2010, 12:59:23 pm
The engine is coming back together. I am going to the dynos May 1st so it is getting close. I still need to build the return oil setup for the turbo and break in the cam. The Raptor cam looks really nice, it is going to be real interesting how the engine will sound.

Really nice to work with new hardware  :)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2365_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2377_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2373_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2374_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2376_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2378_800x600.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: m.m.p on April 23, 2010, 19:53:46 pm
Ragtop your engine is looking realy good :) will be nice to see how much power it makes with the jpm cam :) funny it looks like its ground on a SC1 Scat cam blank!!, i will only use the SC1 blanks they are much better than the CWC brasilian blanks, much better material, are you using jpm springs? im going to buy his cam and springs to try myself, good luck with the tunning, just turn it up with plenty of fuel :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Tekken on April 23, 2010, 21:25:52 pm
Looking really good buddy,now remove that tape so I can see your porting secrets  ;)
Keep up the good work!

Stian


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 13, 2010, 19:36:29 pm
Well here is the new racebus! Complete with tent and everything. Need to put some other stickers on with Notchback Racing etc instead.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2903_800x600.jpg)

The old racebus in the background, anyone who needs one? Will be up for sale soon.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2904_800x600.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mario/DKT on May 13, 2010, 19:57:33 pm
Holy shit  :o
This is a really cool transporter. I hop i can see it and your notch with my own eyes!
Really cool...

Mario/DKT


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 16, 2010, 20:55:56 pm
Went to the dyno today. After some struggles with the lamba and also the boostcontroll we managed to pull 540 rwhp at 2 bars with 572 newtons of torque  ;D then the clutch did not want to play anymore, so there is a lot more to come from the engine. We were still leaning it. So I guess I have to start working on another clutch setup yet again.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on May 16, 2010, 21:26:30 pm
Went to the dyno today. After some struggles with the lamba and also the boostcontroll we managed to pull 540 rwhp at 2 bars with 572 newtons of torque  ;D then the clutch did not want to play anymore, so there is a lot more to come from the engine. We were still leaning it. So I guess I have to start working on another clutch setup yet again.

 :o

Congrats on the monster numbers. What clutch are you running now?

Best rgs
BB


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 17, 2010, 08:47:52 am

During the dyno session I used a Stage 4 with black magic. It is time to setup the dual disc with clutch management.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 04, 2010, 18:09:00 pm
My wheelie from this weekend  ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5a5v2_wVes


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: speedwell on June 04, 2010, 19:14:42 pm
awesome  :o :o but your car look an egg  ::) trouble with the camera ???


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 07, 2010, 17:44:19 pm
awesome  :o :o but your car look an egg  ::) trouble with the camera ???

haha that is true. Don´t know, a friend used his regular camera for this not a digital camcorder.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 14, 2010, 08:56:32 am
well, we went to Mantorp this weekend for BugRun, lots of rain and not working timing meant that we could only get the 60 time and the end time, no speeds. Ended up with a new personal best of 9.72  ;D tried the chute for the first times but then... EPIC FAIL a rod decided to find a new way through the case... will open the case or whats left of it to see how the crank and cam are doing. Now I need a new case again + more things. No fun.

Well thats racing


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on June 14, 2010, 09:01:42 am
 :(

So sorry to read about your problems at Bug Run.

BB


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: JLH on June 14, 2010, 10:01:54 am
:(

So sorry to read about your problems at Bug Run.

BB
Me to.

This car is very nice, so i hope you get it back on track's  :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: marcus ösd on June 14, 2010, 10:31:16 am
Ouch  :o feel sorry for you and your nice car. Manage to run my personal best to with 12,449 with fanbelt on., next time i will step the starting rpm upp ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: bang on June 14, 2010, 11:11:29 am
ohh. thet is sad to hear..
i have a case and other good turbo stuff if i will need.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Josef on June 14, 2010, 21:34:50 pm
I feel sorry for you.
Hope the damage to the engine is limited, and that you are back on track again soon.
Nice to talk to you and have a near look at your fantastic car.
The 9,72 run looked realy straight and steady from the spectator view.

Hope to see you att Gardemoen.

/Josef


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 17, 2010, 08:20:23 am
Well it seems like the heads are alright... the rest is pretty much gone. I can probably save some bits and pieces here and there.  I guess I will start to look for sponsors to get this sorted...

/Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: max2919 on June 18, 2010, 21:28:51 pm
Time to order a BIG Pauter?  ;) ::)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: splitblitz on June 19, 2010, 16:00:27 pm
Hope you will get back on track this season!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 28, 2010, 20:06:07 pm
Well there is still hope for SCC  :). Just got word that my new case and crank is at Shawn Geers. Now I need to order some more stuff to complete the engine. It will have bigger stroke and longer rods with stronger bolts than before. So hopefully the reason that the engine broke will be eliminated.

/Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on July 29, 2010, 16:37:33 pm
Well, it is almost August and I have not started with the new engine yet. I got word that the hardware will be sent today from California. Will continue with the work on getting my first engine running again, just to make sure that I will run at SCC. The best event of the year!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 09, 2010, 08:28:08 am
Friday was a good day when the package arrived. Started working yesterday. The race is on to get the engine running.

Oh congratulations to Patte with the black fastback who ran a new PB of 9.39 and Rulle who ran a 9.60 but did not believe us at first  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on August 09, 2010, 09:35:35 am
Go Go GO!

Glad to hear that you have received the parts needed. Keep up with the good work and I`m looking forward to meeting you at Gardermoen.

Best rgs
BB


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: bang on August 09, 2010, 10:04:58 am
good to hear.. if you need and parts let me know.. have alot of spares..


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 12, 2010, 09:45:59 am
Run for SCC update

The engine will come together tonight so we can measure the new pushrods and see if we need to make some shims for the cylinders to get the correct comp. Spent last night cleaning the rods and checking stretching at correct ft/lbs on the bolts. The crank is ready and so is the Raptor camshaft.

       ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on August 12, 2010, 09:57:17 am
Run for SCC update

The engine will come together tonight so we can measure the new pushrods and see if we need to make some shims for the cylinders to get the correct comp. Spent last night cleaning the rods and checking stretching at correct ft/lbs on the bolts. The crank is ready and so is the Raptor camshaft.

       ;D

Thanks for the update! Keep up with the good work.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Jon on August 12, 2010, 12:04:31 pm
Run for SCC update

The engine will come together tonight so we can measure the new pushrods and see if we need to make some shims for the cylinders to get the correct comp. Spent last night cleaning the rods and checking stretching at correct ft/lbs on the bolts. The crank is ready and so is the Raptor camshaft.

       ;D

GO GO!! Hope everything works out for you! :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: anders h on August 17, 2010, 22:13:50 pm
update ! update!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mags on August 17, 2010, 23:40:07 pm
Johan are ready  ;) turbo vesterås  :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 18, 2010, 07:22:22 am
Hi guys!

Update is as follows, engine will go into the car tonight for breaking in the cam. Yesterday we were still building and changing things such as the exhaust needed to be widened now that the engine is about 10mm wider than before, also the pushrods were sorted yesterday plus a bunch of other things. I had to redo pretty much everything due to the engine failure and just having a week to sort most of them is quite stressful.

But we will be there, I think the rest of Turbo Town is ready to race


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on August 18, 2010, 07:29:37 am
This is such good news Johan, I wish you luck with the break in and also the map and dyno session. See you at Gardermoen.

It has rained a little tonight and the air is fresh with a light breeze from north. The roads are drying up and today we will start rigging for the event. Track maestro Geir is really positive with regards to the track and the weather forecast is looking better and better. Fingers crossed for a lot of track time this weekend.

Best rgs
BB


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 19, 2010, 18:20:17 pm
It´s alive! Had some issues with clearance on the cam and had to split the engine at 10 o´clock last night was back together at 2. Now we are running in the cam. Then change the springs and a testrun on the street. Load the bus and we are off tomorrow morning.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Josef on August 19, 2010, 21:17:28 pm
Nice to hear Johan!!
See you at Gardemoen

/Josef


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: pimpis78 on August 19, 2010, 22:19:26 pm
9:am as said?   


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on August 20, 2010, 06:39:41 am
You're a true inspiraion for the rest of us! I can tell you guys that the sun is shining here and we're ready for your arrival.

I stopped counting when we had around 60 cars inside the gates yesterday, not bad considering that the gates open today at 9. 

Drive carefully!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 23, 2010, 14:36:59 pm
Hello!

Will write a racereport later, was tipped about this on youtube, need more power in the start  :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UR2X-OxdHD8



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 25, 2010, 19:51:37 pm
After a week of intensive wrenching we got to SCC. I had not driven the car one meter with the new clutch setup (dual disc). Suited up and got in the car for the first run, could not get the damn thing in gear... My first thought was that the cable was too tight, buy nope. Realised that we had to take out the engine and we would continue to do that another 7 or 8 times before we got it working. Turns out that the crank bolts were hitting the rivets on the disks, after we were almost done we were told that this was a common fact... thank you... Well at least it was working again.

Sunday morning, feeling really ready for driving. Rolls up to the starting line and through the water. Hits the linelock and steps on it. Feels really weird the car is twisting like crazy. Turns out I broke left axle, come on!! Afterwards I found out that I was the first one to break a Karpiola axle. Fortunately I had brought one of my old axles to Norway. Though it was no easy task to get the pieces of of the spool. Eventually it was done and we could put the new axle in.

Finally, race time. Was a bit eager so i did not stay long enough on the two step so the car bogged, ran a 10.60 with decent top speed but awful 60. Next run I decided to stay longer on the two step, but same reaction, bogged again. But better time 10.30 with yet againg decent speed on both 200 (181 km/h) and 402 (226) but the 60 at 1.56 I usually have no problems reaching 1.38 or less. Need to take a look at the clutch setup and fix the hydraulic one with clutch management. I still have on more race in september so I will have it setup for testing.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 06, 2011, 18:18:12 pm
New year and it is only 4½ months to first test and tune (hard to believe with all the snow).

I have added a clutchmanagement for next season.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0014_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0013_800x600.jpg)

I promised to show some pictures of my frontend so here goes

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2665_800x600.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_2666_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: jeff01 on January 21, 2011, 07:35:34 am
Best topic i found after looking over first page cars.
awsome car.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 09, 2011, 21:37:50 pm
The Clutchmanagement setup is almost done, just some electrical stuff left.

The arm needs a little adjustment. Just put together for the picture

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0572_800x600.jpg)

The button is to be used in the pits and on the way back from a run. Disabling the switch.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0573_800x600-2.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/IMG_0574_800x600.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 22, 2011, 09:31:00 am
Got back from SCC last night from a weekend of meeting good friends checking out great cars  but the best of all running a 9.05 at 245.7 km/h With a 1.30 60 and 5.82 on the 1/8. I could not believe it!  Great fun. Unfortunately an oil leak at 3rd cylinder foot stopped me from driving on Sunday. Time to get ready for BR Classic


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: draven898 on August 22, 2011, 10:33:03 am
awesome car!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: speedwell on August 22, 2011, 10:43:07 am
 ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Trond Dahl on August 22, 2011, 11:06:37 am
Car looks good as always, congratulations with your new best time!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Mags on August 22, 2011, 15:34:08 pm
Congratulations with new best time and  price also Johan

Mags
See you next weekend
(Ja jeg vill ta med nye baklys gummi til deg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Bugsy on August 22, 2011, 19:21:04 pm
Hey Johan, Sounds like a really nice weekend on Gardemoen with some fine time slips.
See you at Tierp on Saturday.

Regards Patrik


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: 58vw on August 24, 2011, 05:49:14 am
car turned out awesome...great talent you have


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: notchdrag on August 24, 2011, 10:59:33 am
an nice Notch, will we see it at Das Drag day ???


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 25, 2011, 12:23:26 pm
Thanks for the kind words, I still have a stupid smile on my face once in a while.

Pulled the engine to see where the leak was coming from. The pinnbolt top on cylinder three is the one that is lowered in to the block and the wall between the hole and the cylinder hole is very thin. The sealant i used there was to thin i guess. Put some other stuff there. It is now back to together and testdriven last night. I am ready for BR Classic.  ;D

It would be fun to drive at Das Drag Day but it is quite a long drive and the bus really likes it´s diesel. If I can get some sponsors for next year i might go.

//Johan


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Jon on August 26, 2011, 08:14:18 am
Good luck Johan!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 02, 2011, 20:21:13 pm
Tierp arena, what can i say what a drag strip! Rolling in for the first run was epic. Though the first run resulted in blown gaskets pretty much on all places. I had changed exhaust and intake gaskets before BR Classic but after running them for the first time i did not re-torque them (to be honest did not think it was needed) well you learn new things every race. Best run was a 9.59 at 245.68 with missed 3rd gear and a slight bog start. The RLR Rev 6 clutch worked perfect though. I am not running clutch management as previous pictures show.

Unfortunately there were oil spills on the track and cleanup was not optimal. Semifinal run I had a slip of grip at about 200 m and decided not to continue the run at full speed an of course lost to Niklas in the green bug.

All in all a decent  day at the track. I will be at Kjula on the 17 - 18 of September for a final run of the season to try to catch that 8  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: FIDDE on November 26, 2011, 02:19:58 am
I saw the note in the magazine Ultra VW when I arrived from Mexico. Nice,,, SSC is the thing .....


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: streetvwnorr on December 03, 2011, 08:10:20 am
Hi!

I have a question for you. How does the Clutchmanagement work?

/M


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on December 19, 2011, 21:59:45 pm
Finally got to see my 9,05 run from SCC today, awesome  ;D

Working on the engine with some mods for next year. Hopefully it will produce some more power. Will need it to catch a certain green fast Norwegian bug


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 09, 2012, 09:53:56 am
It has been a while since I posted anything here I just realised.

Well the season has not been good at all so far. The first race two cylinders decided to crack, still ran a 11.73 with no turbo pressure and on Tierp left axle broke in the bleach box. So no runs so far to be proud of.

Working on getting the new axles in place and go to SCC. Will try to defend the title but it will be hard considering how well Stian is running right now. He really deserves the success, super nice guy (and Thorleif) and super cool car  :) Also saw Skinne when they were at Kjula for TTS2, the car went straight and really fast considering it was not a full run and they still ran 8.60!


See you guys in SCC, don´t hesitate to come and chat in the pits.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 31, 2012, 18:23:36 pm
Got to do my first 8 at SCC!

 8.93 at 255 km/h

i am really happy with that result eventhough I torched a head.

Must have been the fastest VW race in Europe ever. Skinne 8.46, Stian 8.70 and then me  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on September 01, 2012, 08:38:43 am
congrats again Johan,see if you had spent more time polishing it last year you would have got that 8 then :D  That was all it took :o ;)

cheers richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 24, 2012, 18:20:01 pm
My 8.93 run, thanks Niklas!

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DExGrWvWMnfw%26feature%3Dyoutube_gdata&h=zAQHrhVFMAQGwSjjVhK2DR2iJmiHbgbwQ-eoqtSJitYBqAA&s=1


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on September 24, 2012, 19:57:38 pm
And for us that does not need Facebook:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=NO#/watch?feature=m-feedu&v=ExGrWvWMnfw

-BB-


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 24, 2012, 20:15:22 pm
Sorry :0)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Trond Dahl on September 24, 2012, 23:25:34 pm
And for us that does not need Facebook:

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=NO#/watch?feature=m-feedu&v=ExGrWvWMnfw

-BB-

And for us that do not surf through a cell phone...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExGrWvWMnfw


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 18, 2013, 19:31:37 pm
It´s been a while since the last update. Here is a small one

The last run at SCC I torched the right head which can be heard on the movie clip. We have started the work on it and also finished the 6 stud conversion

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/topp800x600_zpsf180ccd5.jpg)

I have used original Mahles with powersleeves last season (first year with powersleeve). I wanted to make my own cylinders for quite some time but the material was always backlogged then finally they had it in stock. Now we can make them as thick as we want.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/cylindrar800x600_zpsf4575f57.jpg)

Since there are new rules in 2013 regarding the safety classification on the chassis. My chassi is now legal down to 8.50 which is very fast but my goal is the get there and beyond. I then need to upgrade to 25.4 this means funny car cage and some more bars in the floor. Here is the kit from RLR for the FC cage

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Picture008_800x600_zps05db3ac7.jpg)

To get the cage in I need access to the interior. So I took everything out for the first time since the car was built.

The tranny will also recieve an upgrade but more of that when the hardware has arrived.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/bakifraringn800x600_zps66556968.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on January 18, 2013, 22:05:22 pm
Looking forward to more updates on this ;D
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on January 19, 2013, 12:39:08 pm
Hi johan

good to see the garage is warm enough to work in :)   I have a question,it may just be the angle of the picture but it doesnt look like you can get a pushrod tube in where you have welded the 6 stud mount under the head? is there room? I had a similar problem with my 94bore comp eliminators after they where 6 studded and chased a leak for a while before i found the tube touched the washer under the nut slightly on 1 side only and held the seal off a tiny amount.

I dont have the heads in front of me so cant visualise how mine looked, I will look next week when i am in the same place as they are

Nice to see these quick cars getting more driver protection,I learnt you can never have enough

cheers richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 19, 2013, 13:58:19 pm
Richie, you are correct. We will take material off in an angle to make it as thin as possible still keeping the strength


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on January 19, 2013, 14:01:08 pm
Richie, you are correct. We will take material off in an angle to make it as thin as possible still keeping the strength

Can you put some more weld to each side and build up the mounting surface to help spread the load over a greater area? are Johannes heads available 6 stud now? if so how did he change the head to allow this? do you think he does new for old exchange? ;D

cheers richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 19, 2013, 14:48:26 pm
Yes it's possible to add more material. Yes his new big heads are 6 stud. He left material there instead of cutting fins. Not sure he wants these worn heads hehe.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: bedjo78 on January 28, 2013, 02:00:15 am
Hi Johan,

may I know what is your rear wheel size? back space? axle narrow? and tire size? Please. reason i am asking right my 9" wheels is tight to the body ( square back) and I plan to change to 10.5 inch. I got 5 inch narrow with ladder bar.

thanks in advance


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 28, 2013, 08:45:12 am
I have 9/28 tires, 5 inches shortened axles. Not sure on the backspace. I run Bogart wheels that I bought from RLR. I'll check on the backspace.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on February 05, 2013, 16:08:17 pm
I have 9/28 tires, 5 inches shortened axles. Not sure on the backspace. I run Bogart wheels that I bought from RLR. I'll check on the backspace.

I'd be interested to know back space as well. Any updates/pics

Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 24, 2013, 20:51:19 pm
Working on the 25:4 upgrade, lots of grinding and cutting... FC cage almost done working on the floor now.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/foumlrarsidan_zpsdcf28871.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Passagerarsidan_zps65256fd1.jpg)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 07, 2013, 18:52:18 pm
It started as a simple upgrade, ended up being an all out clean up. The 25:4 upgrade welding will occur this weekend then retagging. Off to media blasters and paint.

Put it back together and maybe do some secret twists that hopefully will make it go even faster.

It will be done for the first Turbo Town Shootout on the 24th of May. This year we will have new T-shirts

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/chassit_800x600_zps5d8b84ff.jpg)


Stay tuned kids, more to come ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 15, 2013, 22:11:57 pm
The cage is now in place (well missing two tubes in the pics). The TIG welding is next in line. Not the best quality on the pics, old phone...

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/buren800x600_zpsc28c31a9.jpg)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/buren2_800x600_zpsac6ed65c.jpg)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on March 15, 2013, 22:32:01 pm
Great progress on the Chassis upgrade. I thought to comply with the new sfi standards that the chassis had to have two centre tubes, not a single centre tube (below shift rod)

Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 15, 2013, 23:42:49 pm
As I understand it, if you build a new one you have to.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Elnef on March 16, 2013, 09:19:04 am
It started as a simple upgrade, ended up being an all out clean up. The 25:4 upgrade welding will occur this weekend then retagging. Off to media blasters and paint.

Put it back together and maybe do some secret twists that hopefully will make it go even faster.

It will be done for the first Turbo Town Shootout on the 24th of May. This year we will have new T-shirts

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/chassit_800x600_zps5d8b84ff.jpg)


Stay tuned kids, more to come ;D

Cool :-)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 12, 2013, 18:22:04 pm
After about 50 hours of work with the tubing and about 15 hours of welding the chassi is now done. Needs to be re tagged and hopefully it will happen this weekend.

Then I need to put some paint on it, the question is should I paint it the same colour as the car but shiny or silver like everyone else?

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/svetsatchassi_zps4fb9a437.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/svetsatchassi_zps4fb9a437.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/svetsatgolv_zpsbb5669a3.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/svetsatgolv_zpsbb5669a3.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on April 12, 2013, 19:43:35 pm
Looks good,but should there not be a bar on the outside between the funny car hoop and the main hoop running horizontally as you have on the inside? about the height of your nose?

and I think chassis in black to contrast the yellow the outside will be ;D

cheers richie   


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 12, 2013, 20:07:31 pm
On that side I have the net. There was no bar in the kit.  Black, maybe


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on April 12, 2013, 20:15:44 pm
Ah ok,typically a funny car cage net is smaller,just the front of the cage is covered but if you use a normal net it will cover it,dont know how you fit it with the funny car cage though? and just because there was not that bar in the kit doesnt mean it shouldnt be there,we know "mistakes happen" and parts get forgotten ;)

cheers Richie



So about the yellow for the outside :D
 


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 19, 2013, 11:30:24 am
Work continues with the tranny. Then Rancho conversion kit is almost in place.

The bigger splines  :o

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/ee1a0df6-1192-49cc-8843-7c9d47bc4b81_zpse9748cb3.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/ee1a0df6-1192-49cc-8843-7c9d47bc4b81_zpse9748cb3.jpg.html)


(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/mendy_zpsc4493ac0.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/mendy_zpsc4493ac0.jpg.html)

The hub look strong enough  ;D

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/5e35e54e-de57-4361-87ba-bdd97eff6a41_zps9f8e41c4.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/5e35e54e-de57-4361-87ba-bdd97eff6a41_zps9f8e41c4.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 21, 2013, 16:53:27 pm
Yes! The chassi is now approved down 7.50.  Now all I have to do is to get the rest of the car ready


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on April 21, 2013, 18:37:53 pm
Yes! The chassi is now approved down 7.50.  Now all I have to do is to get the rest of the car ready

Excellent,well done 8)

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: BeetleBug on April 21, 2013, 18:48:20 pm
Job well done Johan! Looking forward seeing you and your car again.

Best rgs
BB


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on April 21, 2013, 18:50:40 pm
Great news about the chassis cert.
Before you put the body back on could you send me a pic of the inner sills, particularly how it attached to the chassis. Thanks,

Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 29, 2013, 09:04:09 am
I have since I built the car thought about sorting the floor to make it flat. Now I am finally doing it. I will also make a plate under the tank and a removable plate in the rear to get the flow more fluent

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/golv1_zps25b5fabf.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/golv1_zps25b5fabf.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/c387a1c8-34e4-4dbe-a87c-a5faa9e6807d_zps3d1ca52b.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/c387a1c8-34e4-4dbe-a87c-a5faa9e6807d_zps3d1ca52b.jpg.html)

This pic shows the bracket on the chassi for the body. I will snap a pic on the body brackets as well. Is this what you wanted to see Lee?

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/faumlste_zps266443cc.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/faumlste_zps266443cc.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on April 29, 2013, 14:11:26 pm
Hi,
It's the body brackets I am most interested in. I remember you saying you only had the outer sills on your body shell so interested what the inner sill area and brackets look like...
Thank you
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 30, 2013, 12:21:45 pm
Getting closer to put some paint on it. Finished the floor last night. The empty pie piece in the middle will be covered from the inside with the floor same as before.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Golvetzinkat_zps7a7da800.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Golvetzinkat_zps7a7da800.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/zikatgolvbakifraringn_zpsd86dc9ab.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/zikatgolvbakifraringn_zpsd86dc9ab.jpg.html)

Here is a blurry pic on the rocker. Besides these brackets I also have brackets on the B-pillar.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/troumlskel_zps30b6dd65.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/troumlskel_zps30b6dd65.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 03, 2013, 10:12:25 am
Soon done painting, ran out of paint last night. Finally time to assemble again.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/maringlatchassi_zpsb0a1fa24.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/maringlatchassi_zpsb0a1fa24.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 17, 2013, 12:59:23 pm
Not entirely concerning the car but I made a new logo this winter. The stickers came today and the T-shirts will come next week, I´ll post a picture on them when they arrive   ;D

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/NotchbackRacingloggan_zpsa0efe1af.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/NotchbackRacingloggan_zpsa0efe1af.jpg.html)

There have been som questions If a new Turbo Town t-shirt will be made, and here it is!!

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Turbotownt-shirt_zps0d023936.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Turbotownt-shirt_zps0d023936.jpg.html)

If anyone is interested in a t-shirt, they will be for sale soon.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 27, 2013, 14:17:01 pm
The Notchback Racing shirts are ready. Really pleased with the outcome. This is that last of none car pics.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/troumljan_zps6b0e5613.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/troumljan_zps6b0e5613.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 31, 2013, 13:52:44 pm
As I am changing EFI to MaxxECU this season I am also upgrading from 2 step to be able to retard the ignition. We took an old dizzy stripped it and made a lid. The design is copied from my friend Fredrik Nygrens dizzy who also helped build it. It has worked well on his 9.20 car.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/foumlrdelare_zps066b4636.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/foumlrdelare_zps066b4636.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/foumlrdelare2_zpsbcde0e4a.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/foumlrdelare2_zpsbcde0e4a.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on May 31, 2013, 15:06:37 pm
That's a pretty cool way to do it, nice idea there 8)  Hopefully you used a genuine german dizzy to keep the quality up ;D

Will you do womens sizes in the T shirts? We would both like one reserved, mine would be a large please

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on May 31, 2013, 18:51:43 pm
I would be interested in some stickers and a large t shirt also. Let me know prices please.

Richie, what's your silly idea you mention in your signature ???
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 31, 2013, 22:40:37 pm
Yes its a German one that has the number 021 which is the area code for Västerås aka Turbo Town. I have small. They are 15 pounds for Notchback Racing. I assume thats the one you are interested in.
Stickers are 1 pound


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on September 19, 2013, 20:27:04 pm
Any updates?
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 20, 2013, 14:16:38 pm
It was a really strange season. I managed to get to 2 events. Bug Run Classic and a race at Kjula. At Tierp I realised that the left rear shock had gone south while on the track. The car was almost impossible to drive, still managed a 10.23 at 234 km/h. Borrowed a shock from a friend and went to Kjula for some racing. Right after launch shifting to second a cylinder went up in a million pieces. Hurting the head and the block. End of season...

Fortunately after taking everything apart it´s not too bad. It´s fixable, the crank, camshaft and turbo are fine. Have already started the work to fix it. Will manufacture new cylinders this offseason and do some other changes that I ran out of time to sort this year.

Hopefully a much better season next year.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: ESH on September 20, 2013, 18:12:03 pm
It was a really strange season. I managed to get to 2 events. Bug Run Classic and a race at Kjula. At Tierp I realised that the left rear shock had gone south while on the track. The car was almost impossible to drive, still managed a 10.23 at 234 km/h. Borrowed a shock from a friend and went to Kjula for some racing. Right after launch shifting to second a cylinder went up in a million pieces. Hurting the head and the block. End of season...

Fortunately after taking everything apart it´s not too bad. It´s fixable, the crank, camshaft and turbo are fine. Have already started the work to fix it. Will manufacture new cylinders this offseason and do some other changes that I ran out of time to sort this year.

Hopefully a much better season next year.


I think what you guys manage to achieve in such a short season is nothing short of amazing. Good luck fixing up the motor and keep it off the street, actually forget that last part! ;D Mat (S)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on September 20, 2013, 18:27:35 pm
It was a really strange season. I managed to get to 2 events. Bug Run Classic and a race at Kjula. At Tierp I realised that the left rear shock had gone south while on the track. The car was almost impossible to drive, still managed a 10.23 at 234 km/h. Borrowed a shock from a friend and went to Kjula for some racing. Right after launch shifting to second a cylinder went up in a million pieces. Hurting the head and the block. End of season...

Fortunately after taking everything apart it´s not too bad. It´s fixable, the crank, camshaft and turbo are fine. Have already started the work to fix it. Will manufacture new cylinders this offseason and do some other changes that I ran out of time to sort this year.

Hopefully a much better season next year.


Thanks for the update, but sorry to hear about damage. Good luck with the rebuild.
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Typ3racing on December 19, 2013, 10:36:11 am
Just seen the car featured in german "VW Speed" Magazine.

Btw: This is the fastest Type 3 in Europe. For sure.

Who is runner up? There is no list i know..

Patte did 9s i think, a guy from England is in the 10s with his V8 Fastback.

Mine did 10,5 at DDD#11, so i am in third place???

Someone forgotten????


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on December 20, 2013, 15:45:52 pm
The article is awesome! I believe I am the fastest so far. I think there is a list on Ultimate Aircooled website


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 19, 2014, 10:55:12 am
Hello! Remember me  ;D

It´s been a while since the last update. I have been busy though. Last season ended with a enginefailure. Still not quite sure what caused it we could never find the wristpin.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Trasigmotor_zpsf42810fd.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Trasigmotor_zpsf42810fd.jpg.html)

New stronger ones

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Kolvbult_zpsdcea626a.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Kolvbult_zpsdcea626a.jpg.html)

The head was fixable and so was the the engine case. I then decided to make my own cylinders, that was a lot of work...

This is what we started with

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Foumlrstabildcylindrar_zps083f9c40.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Foumlrstabildcylindrar_zps083f9c40.jpg.html)

This is what we ended up with  :) 7mm thick walls

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Cylinder_zps59cd1f84.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Cylinder_zps59cd1f84.jpg.html)


Trial fit

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/testmedtopp_zpsf6703d74.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/testmedtopp_zpsf6703d74.jpg.html)

I also decided to change the EFI setup, I have purchased a Swedish product called MaxxECU and will also go with coils instead of MSD

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/MaxxECU_zps73656dfc.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/MaxxECU_zps73656dfc.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/spoolaribil_zpsd8c827a8.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/spoolaribil_zpsd8c827a8.jpg.html)

Another big change is going to drysump, Pauterpump.

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/ANprylar_zps23b5eede.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/ANprylar_zps23b5eede.jpg.html)

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Oljetanken_zpsb3e61c72.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Oljetanken_zpsb3e61c72.jpg.html)

Homemaid adapter

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/Adapter_zpse683e224.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/Adapter_zpse683e224.jpg.html)

The good friends on CSP, sponsored with these   ;D

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/CSPspons_zps585edc84.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/CSPspons_zps585edc84.jpg.html)

Changed from AN8 to AN10

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/AN10_zps78efcdbc.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/AN10_zps78efcdbc.jpg.html)


Thats about it for now. I was aiming for racing on the last of May but there is still a lot to do.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 19, 2014, 11:04:51 am
Oh forgot, new shocks as well

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/stoumltdaumlmpare_zpscbf18bee.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/stoumltdaumlmpare_zpscbf18bee.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on May 19, 2014, 21:17:56 pm
Nice update. What you doing with your old shocks?
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 19, 2014, 22:04:55 pm
I only have one shock left. One is broken


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on May 19, 2014, 22:12:19 pm
I only have one shock left. One is broken

How did you break it?
Lee


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on May 19, 2014, 22:56:03 pm
No idea, but the adjuster nob does not work anymore


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: spoolin70 on June 03, 2014, 07:18:39 am
Great looking cylinders !!

Can I ask what did you make them from and did you treat or coat them with anything ?
Any reason you didn't use some 'off the shelf' ?

Thanks
Darren


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: bedjo78 on June 04, 2014, 02:41:46 am
any detail of the rear shock you got? I am looking to change the old  rear shock..



Oh forgot, new shocks as well

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/stoumltdaumlmpare_zpscbf18bee.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/stoumltdaumlmpare_zpscbf18bee.jpg.html)



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 08, 2014, 09:22:12 am
The shocks are bought from RLR.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 23, 2015, 07:54:32 am
Hello people, it´s been too long.

Last weekend I took the car to Kjula Dragway (awesome racetrack) This was my second race this season. The driver was not doing a good job until the last run on Sunday when he after some talk with his mechanic/friend got his stuff together and pulled a 9.05 run.

The new setup, sold the big bus. this is so much easier to handle

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/image1_zpsmi6rwxgo.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/image1_zpsmi6rwxgo.jpg.html)


(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/image2_zpsq6rmtkhv.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/image2_zpsq6rmtkhv.jpg.html)

This weekends best time, not far from PB,

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/image3_zpsebt95vy8.jpg) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/image3_zpsebt95vy8.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on November 17, 2015, 11:05:12 am
Make sure you buy the latest issue of Volksworld, the notch is in a very nice article there  ;D

(http://i318.photobucket.com/albums/mm429/Ragtop_photos/vwdec15-300x448_zpsabmwxjel.png) (http://s318.photobucket.com/user/Ragtop_photos/media/vwdec15-300x448_zpsabmwxjel.png.html)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on November 17, 2015, 14:05:47 pm
Congratulations on the feature :)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on June 13, 2017, 15:24:51 pm
Whatever happened to this car? was really quick but now some other notches are catching it up :o :D ;D



Nearly 2 Years Johan since you updated this thread  :o

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Rocket Ron on June 13, 2017, 22:54:54 pm
Still posting on Facebook Richie


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: PPRMicke on August 13, 2017, 18:08:36 pm
Bug run  classic 2017 08 04
 8,9448 @ 250.46 kmt
/// Micke


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on August 13, 2017, 19:44:47 pm
wow  thats some going. well done  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 15, 2017, 15:26:11 pm
Hello!  ;D

I had a good run at BRC, what made me most happy was the 1.24 60.

Getting ready for SCC 2017

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on August 15, 2017, 19:47:52 pm
tht is awesome mate congrats i still haven't got mine to hook up and go yet .....1.42 60ft is shameful......  :D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 14, 2017, 16:13:34 pm
Big changes for next season 😃. New engine and setup. Time to step it up a little. The old engine will be up for sale soon.

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Trond Dahl on September 14, 2017, 16:26:13 pm
Looks expensive, and fast! :-)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Elnef on September 14, 2017, 18:14:14 pm
Cool 👍👍
What head will you run with pauter jpm4" or ?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on September 14, 2017, 18:32:49 pm
Pauter  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Elnef on September 14, 2017, 19:06:27 pm
👍👍


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on October 03, 2017, 19:45:44 pm
New turbo, lets see where we end up performance wise

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: bedjo78 on October 03, 2017, 23:40:31 pm
promising .....


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on December 02, 2017, 23:40:03 pm
Time to sell the ”old” engine. Spec and price will follow
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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 23, 2018, 20:05:50 pm
Some small progress on the new engine. The mockup longblock is in the car.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on February 23, 2018, 21:01:52 pm
ohh shit .thats some motor going in there  :o :o 8) 8) 8) 8) look forward to seeing the numbers fall when you get it on track  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on October 13, 2018, 19:13:35 pm
Small progress


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Erlend / bug66 on October 15, 2018, 10:43:04 am
Must say I'm looking forward to see the next evolution of this car live at SCC  ;D 2019?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 01, 2019, 15:04:15 pm
New transmission sorted! Lots of work to get it from IRS to Swing. Lets hope it delivers.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: modnrod on January 02, 2019, 08:29:56 am
Cool man!
Did you use adaptor plates/blocks/flanges to hold the Swing axles into the IRS sides?
Do you have a diagram or quick pic (or is it a secret?  ;D).
I've always wondered if it could be done fairly simply with some machine work or if it required custom micron-level fabrication or expensive parts.
Are you able to give more info please?
 ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on January 11, 2019, 21:31:58 pm
No special things. The spool is Rancho Conversion kit. But a regular swing spool will work as well. Sidecovers are for swingaxel and then the spool is shimmed for correct spacing so it does not move sideways.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 02, 2019, 21:09:50 pm
The tranny is now in the car

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 02, 2019, 21:16:52 pm
Will also go for 16 volt battery. Added the possibility to charge the battery easy in the pits’ just the wiring still to do.

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 29, 2019, 21:55:10 pm
Still building things. Still in mockup phase

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on March 30, 2019, 20:10:01 pm
monster in the making  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 28, 2019, 19:25:25 pm
Almost done!

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on April 28, 2019, 20:02:48 pm
many hours of fun there  :D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Trond Dahl on April 29, 2019, 06:32:15 am
Can't wait to hear it prrrrh


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 03, 2019, 20:18:59 pm
Work is continuing, soo many things to do. But a few are done and almost done.



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on June 03, 2019, 20:25:21 pm
Steel rods?  :o


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on June 03, 2019, 20:31:33 pm
Steel rods?  :o

Yupp!


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on August 06, 2019, 23:06:38 pm
Heads are done!
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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on November 06, 2019, 23:04:52 pm
All finished! Time to put it back in the car 😃

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on November 07, 2019, 08:35:32 am
Excellent,be good to hear it make some noise again 8) but before you start it put that oil filter in the bin and get something else, even a mann vw early golf/scirrocco replacement is better :o The quality of those Frams is awful now >:(


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on November 07, 2019, 09:31:32 am
I was not aware that they were bad. I have used them for years. Which ones should you use then?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: spoolin70 on November 07, 2019, 10:12:38 am
Great update and nice to see a twin scroll manifold for a change  :)

Can I ask what size the pipe is ? 2 inch outside or smaller ?

Thanks and good luck
Darren


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on November 07, 2019, 19:07:26 pm
I was not aware that they were bad. I have used them for years. Which ones should you use then?

We are using wix 51515r which is direct swap,but for your deal i would be using something you can take apart and look inside regularly to see its all good

Fram changed owners I believe and quality went to shit, there are a couple of videos on youtube about it showing what they are like inside now :o 


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: WhiteTrash on November 08, 2019, 09:50:35 am
There are threads on most Yank car forums all about the shit quality of Fram filters.
https://gbodyforum.com/threads/another-fram-story.75251/
Here's a video. They really are crap.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTNJLEV8CG8

Frank


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: PPRMicke on November 08, 2019, 22:09:42 pm
Finns wix i kungälv Johan
/// Micke


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on November 15, 2019, 21:37:09 pm
It’s in the car!

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: dannyboy on November 15, 2019, 22:29:36 pm
epic  8)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Frallan on November 18, 2019, 11:58:57 am
Underbart att se den komma ihop.

Håller med om varningstecknet på HP1.
På en sådan maskin så är ju ett filter du kan ta isär, klart en fördel.
Kört System1 sedan 1985 och väldigt nöjd.
Liiite sugen på ett sådant filter som kompisen Jocke Dahlgren har i sin dragster. Dock en bit på dyra sidan, tycker jag.... en dag kanske. över 400 dollar.

http://goodvibesracing.com/ClearViewFilters.htm#4in-Filters


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on December 15, 2019, 17:21:25 pm
It’s tight but it fits. I think I found the place for the WG tube


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: leec on December 15, 2019, 18:13:02 pm
Awesome  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Henrik Hagen on December 21, 2019, 22:33:57 pm
Was that the biggest turbo you could your hands on?  ;D


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 12, 2020, 07:48:29 am
Added the Co2 boost control

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 12, 2020, 07:50:29 am
Added the Co2 boost control

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Hmm strangely the pics turned sideways



Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: brewsy on February 12, 2020, 21:30:21 pm
Added the Co2 boost control

Rag,
How does that work?
Will the CO2 be used across the boost solenoid to keep the wastegate closed?


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 24, 2020, 18:06:28 pm
Added the Co2 boost control

Rag,
How does that work?
Will the CO2 be used across the boost solenoid to keep the wastegate closed?


Yes, you put a target boost on the magnetic valves. The first ones let´s the CO2 pass from the bottle at for instance 3 bars and the second valves regulates it down to what pressure you want on the hat on the WG.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Basti on February 25, 2020, 08:14:31 am
Not 100% correct ;)))
The first one tries to adjust the pressure in the top of the wastegate correct, the secon one release the pressure of te top of the wastegate.
As this is a closed loop Control with a pressure sensor both valves can regulate ;)

Just my 2 Cents ;)


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on February 25, 2020, 21:34:09 pm
Not 100% correct ;)))
The first one tries to adjust the pressure in the top of the wastegate correct, the secon one release the pressure of te top of the wastegate.
As this is a closed loop Control with a pressure sensor both valves can regulate ;)

Just my 2 Cents ;)

You are absolutely correct 😃


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: spoolin70 on February 27, 2020, 13:31:25 pm
Hi

What size is your manifold/header please ?

I'm thinking of going 1 3/4 inch on my engine (2789cc) but I've seen a few that look smaller diameter but they are also smaller engines.

Thanks
Darren


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 23, 2020, 19:01:10 pm
Hi

What size is your manifold/header please ?

I'm thinking of going 1 3/4 inch on my engine (2789cc) but I've seen a few that look smaller diameter but they are also smaller engines.

Thanks
Darren

Sorry for late response, they are 46,5 mm approx 1.8”


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: spoolin70 on March 24, 2020, 20:08:50 pm
Excellent  :)

Thank you for the reply, helps me make my mind up which size to use.

Good luck and keep the updates coming.

Thanks
Darren


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 26, 2020, 16:33:19 pm
Wanted a bit better control of launch than on a button. Added this sensor and bracket

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: samotorsport on March 27, 2020, 13:58:45 pm
Cool solution , but what does it control ? I usually let go the staging brake and of i go .
But this looks interesting to me


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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on March 27, 2020, 21:34:01 pm
Cool solution , but what does it control ? I usually let go the staging brake and of i go .
But this looks interesting to me


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It’s for launch control. As soon as the pedal passes the sensor the EFI will get a signal that this has happened and then will handle what will happen with clutchmanagement and retarded ignition and what boost to run.


Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: samotorsport on March 27, 2020, 21:34:56 pm
Thanks for the infos ! Sounds great !


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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: Ragtop on April 09, 2020, 19:27:26 pm
One step closer, FT550 started.

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Title: Re: Notchback Racing
Post by: richie on April 09, 2020, 19:31:47 pm
One step closer, FT550 started.

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Excellent 8)