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« on: March 28, 2016, 20:28:05 PM »

The Type 64 crew from North Carolina has shared many body images and now the the highly modified 36hp engine being prepared by Whitey Worsham of German Automotive together with Bruce Cook is nearing completion. The photos below share some of the technology Whitey has engineered into the mighty 36er including a solution to the problem of lifter angle when using Porsche 356 lifters and finding 85.5mm pistons. Enjoy............

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« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2016, 20:39:25 PM »

Here are some images of the Type 64 re-creation being built in North Carolina for the 36hp Challenge. The crew of Bruce Cook, Dave MIller, Whitey Worsham and Elbert Efird have been working vigorously behind the scenes over the past four years to make this masterpiece come together so I thought I would post the latest photos they have shared. As can be seen, the extremely difficult part of creating the body, all of the interior panels, are now formed and installed. Kudos to Dave for this amazing effort. Enjoy the images............Burly















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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2016, 08:18:13 AM »

Simply astounding workmanship!  Cool
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2017, 05:47:42 AM »

Jeff Huber of the Gear Garage has completed the transaxle for the T64 and all the components are now coming together in preparation for the first test. When Bruce Cook reinstalls the Dave Miller/Copacetic body back on the race prepped chassis, it will be for the final time. Stay tuned, getting close............


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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2017, 20:43:05 PM »

Finished ! ! ! ! After a six year gestation period, the Volkswagen T64 Berlin to Roma collaboration of Dave Miller, Bruce Cook and Whitey Worsham is complete. And if you wish to see it race, schedule April 14th and 15th, 2018, to be in Blytheville, Arkansas, for the initial ECTA event for 2018 ( http://ecta-lsr.com/ ). The fantastic Type 64 Project is amazing in so many details, not just the fact that it even exists. The under car aero can be seen in these photos shared by Bruce and were designed by a team member from the NASCAR world. The aero is designed to help hold the car to the ground at the expected 150 plus mile per hour speeds provided by the DSS 36hp based engine without external wings or spoilers. And note the two large deck lid bumps allowing adequate carburetor clearance. Gonna be fun to see this race.................
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 18:48:38 PM »

awesome! looking forward to see this car in action
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 00:22:26 AM »

The Type 64 tribute car is finished and race ready.

The results of the Team Versuchwagen Type 64's A2 Wind Tunnel test were spectacular and verified the aero efficiencies of Kommendas original sketches. And some surprises as well. In the tunnel, the vehicles tires are placed on top of sensitive computer connected electronic scales mounted under the floor which record variations in pressure as air flows over, under and around the body at various wind speeds. The biggest surprise (lesson?) came when improvement was found by removing the Copacetic Metal Shaping fabricated full belly pan along with the rear fender skirts/spats. This combination provided the most stable pressures at higher air flow speeds. It was determined the rear skirts/spats added 50 pounds of lift to the rear! It was also determined that installing a 4 3/4 inch  tall perfectly vertical spoiler at the rear deck lid area would actually reduce lift, add stability "and reduce drag" making higher speeds possible without increasing horsepower. There is no front splitter, air dam or spoiler. The wind tunnel engineer running the tests indicated he had never seen such a early example of aerodynamics prove so successful. Kudos to Erwin Kommendas foresight and natural aero expertise.


Photo Copyright Roger Ball / www.callball.com 

This car will be raced just once in the Type 64 configuration, in April at the ECTA speed trials in Blytheville, Arkansas, http://ecta-lsr.com/. After that, Dave will remove the T64 tribute body where it will then be installed on a second VW chassis/floorpan designed strictly for street driving at which point you can expect to see Dave enjoying the car at east coast Volkswagen and Porsche events. Bruce Cooks race based VW Beetle floorpan will then have a stock Volkswagen Type 1 sedan body installed and then delivered to the A2 Wind Tunnel to give us the first actual wind tunnel test of a Beetle air cooled sedan. After the VW Beetle wind tunnel test, the Bug will return to Arkansas for a attempt to capture the 36hp Challenge DSS (vintage dual carb) Bug record.
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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 11:15:56 AM »

amazing! did you get actual numbers for the drag coefficient?
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 10:11:05 AM »

Interesting (and a great picture) but I suspect the numbers may have been different had it been tested over a moving ground.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2018, 20:56:06 PM »



Press Release

Team Versuchen
Type 64 Tribute Vehicle
March 5, 2018

For immediate release:

Deja Vu

It has happened again. In 1939 Dr. Porsche created the KDF Typ 64 competition car to race in the Berlin to Rome high speed endurance race. World War 2 happened and the Typ 64 never turned a wheel in anger, leaving Dr. Porsches dream unfulfilled. Deja Vu, and now the new handcrafted Typ 64 tribute car created to race for top speed records has met a similar fate.

Much to our regret, Team Versuchen, the group preparing to race the recently completed Type 64 KDF/VW/Porsche tribute car, has no option but to announce that planned competition with the car in April at the E.C.T.A. land speed event in Blytheville, Arkansas, will not take place. Due to legal complications, Team Versuchen has severed all ties with Copacetic Metal Shaping and Dave Miller.

It saddens us to advise all Team Versuchen followers, especially after all the effort and investment over the past six years, that it will not be possible to utilize the Type 64 tribute body or the unique custom components designed specifically for this special vehicle in a competitive environment.

All of your interest and support has been greatly appreciated.

Sincerely

Team Versuchen
Bruce Cook
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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 08:37:36 AM »

WTF? no idea why this has happened but that really sucks Angry
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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 10:00:59 AM »

Yeah......what he said ^^^^

WTFF!!  Huh
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2018, 12:25:36 PM »

sh!t, what happened?!
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