The Cal-look Lounge
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 14, 2019, 14:24:22 pm

Login with username, password and session length
Thank you for your support!
Search:     Advanced search
342660 Posts in 27226 Topics by 6397 Members
Latest Member: cyndihrds01
* Home This Year's European Top 20 lists All Time European Top 20 lists Search Login Register
+  The Cal-look Lounge
|-+  Cal-look/High Performance
| |-+  Pure racing
| | |-+  Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least
« previous next »
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] Print
Author Topic: Hot rod drag week 2019, 2 x aircooled turbo VWs at least  (Read 8519 times)
Steve D.
Full Member
***
Posts: 191


« Reply #120 on: September 18, 2019, 20:38:46 pm »



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

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

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

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

ber Alles

5 tracks, 5 days, 1000+ miles.
10.77 avg. on pump fuel.
238I
Gabetion2000
Newbie
*
Posts: 25



« Reply #121 on: September 19, 2019, 04:47:39 am »

Congrats steve and richie. You guys are bad asses. Have a good one.
Logged

A and G's Racing
73 Super
Andrew
Full Member
***
Posts: 210



« Reply #122 on: September 19, 2019, 10:35:02 am »

Upmost repect to you both, sorry to hear about the car, Ritchie, but, at the end of the day, the fact you're ok is the main thing.
Logged
richie
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5354



« Reply #123 on: September 19, 2019, 14:26:46 pm »

Thanks everyone

Small update

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

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

Good parts might be expensive but good advice is priceless Wink
Richierich56
Full Member
***
Posts: 152


« Reply #124 on: September 19, 2019, 23:06:37 pm »

Thanks everyone

Small update

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

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

Great to hear the damage is repairable and hasn't taken out the motor and trans. Just have to go again next year!
Logged
nicolas
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 3915



« Reply #125 on: September 20, 2019, 06:14:06 am »


 still have a desire to finish drag week in it.

voil!  Wink
Logged
Ron Elliot
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 2831


It's old school for a reason


« Reply #126 on: September 20, 2019, 19:25:57 pm »

You deserve better luck considering the effort youve put in just to get to the start line. Heres hoping you get to have another shot at it in the future. Im sure I speak for a lot of us watching that I was shocked to see the damage to the car and can only imagine how you felt at the time.

Onwards and upwards 👍

Regards Ron
Logged

13.12 @ 101.84

Grooving out on life

You can't polish a turd but you can roll it in glitter
Steve D.
Full Member
***
Posts: 191


« Reply #127 on: September 21, 2019, 19:33:31 pm »

Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]

THEY BROKE!
Logged

ber Alles

5 tracks, 5 days, 1000+ miles.
10.77 avg. on pump fuel.
238I
richie
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 5354



« Reply #128 on: September 22, 2019, 14:55:41 pm »

You deserve better luck considering the effort youve put in just to get to the start line. Heres hoping you get to have another shot at it in the future. Im sure I speak for a lot of us watching that I was shocked to see the damage to the car and can only imagine how you felt at the time.

Onwards and upwards 👍

Regards Ron

Thanks Ron Smiley
Logged

Good parts might be expensive but good advice is priceless Wink
Eddie
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 718



« Reply #129 on: September 23, 2019, 10:21:50 am »

I think it sounds cheesy and won't help licking any wounds, but getting there in a beetle 'is' an achievement on its own.

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

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

Regards Edgar

" Type 4, it is a completely different engine. You have to drive one to understand! "
Frallan
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 841



« Reply #130 on: September 23, 2019, 15:59:33 pm »

Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]

THEY BROKE!

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

Steve D.
Full Member
***
Posts: 191


« Reply #131 on: September 23, 2019, 22:40:51 pm »

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

0.9640" or 24.5mm

What are those numbers on a 930 axle?
Logged

ber Alles

5 tracks, 5 days, 1000+ miles.
10.77 avg. on pump fuel.
238I
Frallan
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 841



« Reply #132 on: September 25, 2019, 22:51:29 pm »

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

0.9640" or 24.5mm

What are those numbers on a 930 axle?

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

« Last Edit: September 25, 2019, 22:58:42 pm by Frallan » Logged

PPRMicke
Full Member
***
Posts: 190



WWW
« Reply #133 on: September 26, 2019, 09:54:51 am »

Got axles and cv's cleaned up.

Autopsy results are:

[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]

THEY BROKE!

EMPI ?

 For info If the material is chromed then it becomes brittle
Therefore all car manufacturers are painted to avoid this problem
/// Micke
Logged
Steve D.
Full Member
***
Posts: 191


« Reply #134 on: September 26, 2019, 16:02:30 pm »



EMPI ?

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

ber Alles

5 tracks, 5 days, 1000+ miles.
10.77 avg. on pump fuel.
238I
Frallan
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 841



« Reply #135 on: September 26, 2019, 22:49:43 pm »



EMPI ?

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

TCS!  Yes, here they are.  Mine are same. Very quick delivery for being a customized order. Nice company to work with.
[ Attachment: You are not allowed to view attachments ]
Logged

PPRMicke
Full Member
***
Posts: 190



WWW
« Reply #136 on: September 28, 2019, 08:40:16 am »

the drive shaft at the bottom (empi) on the Swedish dive shaft      Material Orvar Supreme (uddeholm)
« Last Edit: September 28, 2019, 08:42:02 am by PPRMicke » Logged
Frallan
Hero Member
*****
Posts: 841



« Reply #137 on: September 28, 2019, 19:16:20 pm »

Micke, what diameter and what CVs?
What are the three on top?   (not my preferred way to have splines end up "inside" material.)
Logged

cassa
Jr. Member
**
Posts: 59


« Reply #138 on: September 28, 2019, 19:35:14 pm »

Orvar is the way to go! But not the spline/ diameter solution.
Logged
PPRMicke
Full Member
***
Posts: 190



WWW
« Reply #139 on: September 29, 2019, 08:56:59 am »

Micke, what diameter and what CVs?
What are the three on top?   (not my preferred way to have splines end up "inside" material.)


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

/// Micke
Logged
Pages: 1 ... 3 4 [5] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!