AndymParticipantJuly 10, 2019 at 10:30 amPost count: 848
I know it’s a huge mixed group of guys on here.. anyone autocross before?
I just signed up for my first weekend event, using the 2.5 subi swapped beetle. Looks like fun. Road racing in the Fresno fairgrounds parking lot.
Do somethingPeteParticipantJuly 10, 2019 at 11:09 amPost count: 737
No experience with it. I followed the Samba thread below about an autocross ’58 beetle until the guy sold the car. Looked like a fun endeavor.
Over the course of the thread he eventually went Subaru powered, and he seized two engines that were starved for oil when cornering. I think he made a baffle or something for the shortened oil pan to fix the problem. You can check it out here if you wish:AndymParticipantJuly 10, 2019 at 2:28 pmPost count: 848
Yeah Thomas and Jeff! Jeff is local still. Thomas moved to Santa Cruz. They are the masters of engine swaps..they moved onto v8’s and Volvo’s and now twin turbo drag cars.
Do somethingjkhParticipantJuly 10, 2019 at 2:39 pmPost count: 63
in 1976- 1981,3rd out of 26 cars in 76 63 corvair then won stock pca 914-2.0 in 1992? then just did track days..
my dads shortened corvair and his 9146RustabusParticipantJuly 11, 2019 at 6:29 amPost count: 1506
Ya know, I’ve never thought of this but it sure looks like FUN!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂John JonesKeymasterJuly 11, 2019 at 7:29 amPost count: 5260
I think autocross would be fun.. any sort of competitive racing sounds fun to me…8-)BBWBParticipantJuly 11, 2019 at 7:55 amPost count: 703
They used to do Autocross on the base down here. I would watch it, as it was always free spectating. Looks like a lot of cornering ‘Gs’ involved. I’m to big and heavy for that. Give me a dirt bike, and an all day single track. That’s my dream race.
I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.AndymParticipantJuly 11, 2019 at 8:37 amPost count: 848
<p>I’m kinda thinking of seeing if a stock oil pan will fit.. I’m sure oil won’t like these shorten ones with lots of tight corners. </p><p>Should be fun. We got a rear sway bar on it yesterday and some blue/yellow bilstin shocks. That seemed to get the rear end under control. </p><p>Front end already has all the super beetle lowering/handling parts on it. </p><p>17” subaru rims with the big tires on it should do the trick. </p><p>I don’t see the button to add pictures in a post?</p>
Do somethingAndymParticipantJuly 11, 2019 at 8:39 amPost count: 848
<p>Must be doing some updates? </p>
Do somethingalykatParticipantJuly 11, 2019 at 8:48 amPost count: 322
Did some back in the day until it got too hard to find any near enough to make the trip worth while. My two best cars were a highly modified Cooper S and a Corvair with a mid mounted 327 Vette engine. Built both cars cheap from cars and parts bought at auction from the Sheriffs impound lot Spring clean up. The only real expense was the mid engine kit that I got a deal on from a guy who bought the top of the line kit ( adapters, frame connectors, roll cage, exhaust system, and full cooling system including the radiator) and just stashed in his barn when he saw how much work was involved. Great fun while it lasted.jkhParticipantJuly 12, 2019 at 1:13 pmPost count: 63
back in the day ,,show up enter , do 3 runs go home, then they wanted you to work the course , could be there all day…. young and dump , full of something,,to much time for 10 min of track time…ill get my trophy next time..hahaAndymParticipantJuly 13, 2019 at 6:26 pmPost count: 848
Didn’t make it to today’s race.. going tomorrow.
So early Thursday I think we swapped over to a stock oil pan..about 2” lower. Then doing some warm ups, drug it on the ground and lost ALL 5qts of oil. The motor wasn’t very good sounding anyways, so any race time was free time for it. Locked that motor up.
Replaced it with another one and back to my shotend oil pan. Ready for the track now. Pictures and hopefully a video of us tomorrow!
I can say we have lost a couple motors now due to rod knock.. think this is number 3. Looking into other options like a different oil pan design. Or a dry sump system. Hopefully tomorrow this one doesn’t die.
Do somethingalykatParticipantJuly 14, 2019 at 8:21 amPost count: 322
Can you baffle the pan so oil slosh doesn’t pull oil away from the pick up tube ?John JonesKeymasterJuly 14, 2019 at 4:04 pmPost count: 5260
I heard they do some autocross stuff at our local go kart track… Might have to give the Kombi a try…. 😎
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