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« Reply #90 on: September 05, 2019, 16:32:34 pm »

both looking good - good luck!

Steve, what colour is your bug?
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« Reply #91 on: September 05, 2019, 20:39:49 pm »

Blue.  As for the specific color, it's just something they mixed up and I liked.
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« Reply #92 on: September 05, 2019, 21:40:42 pm »

Blue.  As for the specific color, it's just something they mixed up and I liked.
your starting to sound like me.. be safe, have fun all of you & give em the what for.
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« Reply #93 on: September 06, 2019, 10:23:27 am »

I think you're due a road trip Kalle. Put September 2021 in your diary  Lips Sealed

Hi Frank,

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

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a new cabin? a new garage?  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2019, 16:51:03 pm »

We made it to the start  Shocked, 2727miles in just over 4 days, and found a E85 station right near track as well Cool Grin

One major observation, gas/petrol prices, we get robbed $3.80 per gallon in California but rest of way its low $2 with best being $1.99 WTF California you robbing c$$ts  Angry
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« Reply #95 on: September 07, 2019, 19:45:49 pm »

GOOD LUCK GUYS!!!!
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« Reply #96 on: September 08, 2019, 19:47:03 pm »

Someone a link to a livestream?
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« Reply #97 on: September 08, 2019, 20:16:25 pm »

Someone a link to a livestream?


On Facebook, via S&S aircooled parts and accessories.
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« Reply #98 on: September 09, 2019, 06:01:42 am »

9.98 yesterday then poff! Richie is OK but the car is unfortunately badly scorched. I will leave the rest up to team YAC to explain.

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« Reply #99 on: September 09, 2019, 06:57:10 am »

ooh no Shocked
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« Reply #100 on: September 09, 2019, 07:15:34 am »

I saw while drinking my morning coffee... Sad news.
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« Reply #101 on: September 09, 2019, 10:22:46 am »

oh man Sad such a shame! i'm gutted for Richie!! glad he's okay though
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« Reply #102 on: September 09, 2019, 14:01:11 pm »

Someone a link to a livestream?


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

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

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


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« Reply #103 on: September 09, 2019, 18:09:41 pm »

I'm watching the YouTube live stream - Steve Dalton has just run a 10.40 at 137mph. Looked stout!
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« Reply #104 on: September 09, 2019, 18:32:19 pm »

We only get one shot today so it was a very conservative setup.  Didn't want a wheels up lane change and have to abort the pass.  Smiley
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« Reply #105 on: September 09, 2019, 18:49:42 pm »

Sensible! Frieburger was very complementary too. I was lucky that I turned the TV on, put YouTube on and you were there within 15 minutes!
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« Reply #106 on: September 10, 2019, 03:38:44 am »

A few of my pictures from today.

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« Reply #107 on: September 10, 2019, 07:13:41 am »

Thanks for the photos Jo. I guess you're free to follow the route and support Steve now. How's Richie and how's the car - what actually happened and how bad is it?
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« Reply #108 on: September 10, 2019, 08:23:08 am »

Sorry to hear its gone wrong for ye again this year, what was it engine blow up or fire? Regards to ye both I'm sure the trip will still be somewhat enjoyable
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« Reply #109 on: September 12, 2019, 17:21:23 pm »

poff! is not what I wanted to hear... but glad Richie is OK in the first place. I am sure this must be a hard blow. by the pictures I see from Jo you have found the strength to carry on to encourage Steve. I hope he is able to hold the flag high. good luck.
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« Reply #110 on: September 13, 2019, 09:26:20 am »

Steve: I never thougt I would say this... please stop those insane "too-much-clutch" wheelies and instead focus on a 9 sec run  Smiley Your last launch looked a lot better but it sounded like you missed 2nd?

And Richie... whats up with the beard  Cheesy

Keep on with the good work guys!

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« Reply #111 on: September 13, 2019, 13:01:39 pm »

Hi all,


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

Kalle, Steves car just has cable clutch with no management at all and a double disc so we are trying to get it to leave using wheel speed & boost as the power restriction in ecu, he only has about 15 1/4 mile passes on it as turbo car so its still work in progress but yesterday we made some changes off data from 1st 3 days and combined with controlled burnout length and different tyre pressure got a 1.40 60ft but then yes he did miss 2nd gear. Hopefully today it will all come together, he should get enough track time for about 3 passes if needed
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« Reply #112 on: September 13, 2019, 17:18:05 pm »

Hi Richie, good to hear from you. So sorry about the car, I saw a picture yesterday and I was shocked by the damage, but it could have been so much worse. It does look salvageable, and I'm sure once it's stripped down it won't look so bad. I wish the car was closer as I'd be more than happy to help.
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« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2019, 03:45:19 am »

 So sorry about the car. Glad you ok.
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« Reply #114 on: September 14, 2019, 15:27:53 pm »

Final day was a bit of anticlimax, after the drive on thursday went with no problems it rained most of morning then when track opened and Steve got a pass it broke both axles off line and he only had spare CVs, no axles so that was it done.
Was good to see the 5 second drag week finally barrier broken by Tom bailey in the last pass of open class cars with a 5.99@250mph, and also to see the Ascona 1.0 make it after a really hard week of problems and run more 7s and finish 3rd overall, the Swedish Street week corvette of Stefan Gunarsson[not sure if spelling is correct] run 6.72 after overcoming issues earlier in week
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« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2019, 07:00:06 am »

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

you have to look at what and where you come from. like I said before a street car with 500 hp in a beetle... you can count those on one or two hands worldwide... and the main reason you did this is to prove it can be street worthy and not be a trailerqueen with a license plate. nothing but respect from over here. weel done to both.
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« Reply #116 on: September 18, 2019, 03:07:01 am »

Final race report:  What Richie said.  Smiley

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

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

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

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

I really want to thank Richie and Jo from RJ Volks Performance for all of their help and support, as well as my navigator/buddy Other Steve for letting me talk him into this again, and also my dad for flying out to join in all the mayhem.
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« Reply #117 on: September 18, 2019, 16:53:26 pm »

Great job Steve...sorry to hear you went down on a part failure...that sucks....can't wait to see it in person! Going to Drag Day?
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« Reply #118 on: September 18, 2019, 20:07:05 pm »

Hey Steve,
Enjoyed watching your runs on the live stream (the second best to being there in person  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

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« Reply #119 on: September 18, 2019, 20:30:12 pm »

Great job Steve...sorry to hear you went down on a part failure...that sucks....can't wait to see it in person! Going to Drag Day?
Not sure on Drag Day yet.  Obviously I need to put some axles in it, and I'll probably upgrade while I'm at it.  The bigger issue is the facetime I really need to put in with the family since I abandon them for two weeks to go play with cars!
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