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« Reply #930 on: August 20, 2017, 20:37:34 PM »

Why do you need a cert to run in the 10's? Or are you knocking on the 1/8th mile cut off numbers? I don't know what those are, I don't speak 1/8th mile yet. Nice job either way though. Still waiting for my day to come.
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« Reply #931 on: August 20, 2017, 22:20:42 PM »

Gainesville is one of only two tracks that the NHRA owns. The tech guy is the same guy who carts the chassis in our area and he told me there was no way my chassis would cert. I knew that and thats why I had current belts and safety gear. I even brought my arm restraints form when I had the dragster in case they didn't like the ragtop.
It's time to put a legit 8.50 cage in it and run it on. The big track with the boost turned up.
This is till at 14 psi.
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« Reply #932 on: August 20, 2017, 23:10:47 PM »

Gavin, when you say chassis do you mean cage? its a pan car still isn't it?

Chip, I am guessing that ragtop is classed same as cabrio and you need a full cage at 13.99 I think it is

cheers Richie
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« Reply #933 on: August 20, 2017, 23:17:57 PM »

Yes Sir, cage is what I was referring to. It is a pan car. Thanks for the compliments Richie, Its been a long road te get a driveable 10 second street car and I honestly drive this thing 3-4 times a week.
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« Reply #934 on: August 21, 2017, 14:19:04 PM »

Gavin, when you say chassis do you mean cage? its a pan car still isn't it?

Chip, I am guessing that ragtop is classed same as cabrio and you need a full cage at 13.99 I think it is

cheers Richie
Good point on the roof, never considered that a ragtop put you into the same category as a cabrio, but i could see a tech guy going that route i suppose.
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« Reply #935 on: September 06, 2017, 14:13:23 PM »

Richie, Is it possible to keep the competition eliminator heads cool enough on the street at 200-300 mile highway trips at 60-70 mph? I saw that you used type 3 tin under the cilinders. Did you modify anything to the tin or is it just stock? Good luck at dragweek!!
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« Reply #936 on: September 09, 2017, 14:45:15 PM »

Richie, Is it possible to keep the competition eliminator heads cool enough on the street at 200-300 mile highway trips at 60-70 mph? I saw that you used type 3 tin under the cilinders. Did you modify anything to the tin or is it just stock? Good luck at dragweek!!

Hi Nick,

good to see you on here Smiley Thanks Grin

They are just about ok for that, depending on gearing you can increase fan speed if needed with a pulley swap to the 912 top pulley which helps, and there are a few other things you can do to increase cooling surface area if needed.
I did a couple of things to the type 3 tin, but just to make them fit better and clear the bigger pushrod tubes

cheers Richie
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« Reply #937 on: September 09, 2017, 15:07:36 PM »


Hi Nick,

good to see you on here Smiley Thanks Grin

They are just about ok for that, depending on gearing you can increase fan speed if needed with a pulley swap to the 912 top pulley which helps, and there are a few other things you can do to increase cooling surface area if needed.
I did a couple of things to the type 3 tin, but just to make them fit better and clear the bigger pushrod tubes

cheers Richie

Thanks a lot Richie! Good to know! Cheers, Nick.
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« Reply #938 on: July 03, 2018, 21:43:06 PM »

Little tidy up while engine was out  Smiley
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« Reply #939 on: July 04, 2018, 12:24:41 PM »

Holy Shit Richie... since when did you start to care about the looks? That engine is a looking the business for shure.

Take care!

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Kalle
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« Reply #940 on: July 04, 2018, 18:52:04 PM »

Hi Richie

Engine is looking sweet, are you running short manifolds or is it the throttle bodies that make it look squat

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« Reply #941 on: July 04, 2018, 18:59:15 PM »

Holy Shit Richie... since when did you start to care about the looks? That engine is a looking the business for shure.

Take care!

Best rgs
Kalle


  Grin   When I put it together I just used what I had to get it finished and on road but even then intended tidying it up when I got a chance, plan was to do it when it broke but it didn't happen Shocked so never got done, as I had to take it out now after a little on road incident to check for other damage I thought I would treat it Shocked Grin  It will probably break now wont it Roll Eyes Cheesy

cheers Richie     
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« Reply #942 on: July 04, 2018, 19:01:00 PM »

Hi Richie

Engine is looking sweet, are you running short manifolds or is it the throttle bodies that make it look squat

Regards Ron

Thanks Smiley

Comp elim manifolds are quite short compared to typical vw head manifolds and throttle bodies are shorter than IDAs I think
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« Reply #943 on: July 05, 2018, 13:59:27 PM »

Are you taking the car out this year?
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« Reply #944 on: July 06, 2018, 17:52:33 PM »

Are you taking the car out this year?

Yep, maybe do the No prep at Rockingham august bank holiday, if not that then just a RWYB I think, want to try a couple of things and see if it will go quicker with what I got in it already Grin
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« Reply #945 on: July 07, 2018, 09:24:22 AM »

It will be good to see how much further it can get into the 10s
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« Reply #946 on: July 08, 2018, 19:57:34 PM »

It will be good to see how much further it can get into the 10s

Am sure once it cools down a bit and air is better it will run quicker than the 10.40s it has managed so far with a little tuning etc Cool
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« Reply #947 on: July 17, 2018, 21:12:04 PM »

Richie that looks awesome,...great show car  Wink
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