FranzModeratorAugust 12, 2022 at 5:17 pmPost count: 5108
Here to prep for Crandon. Step 1 is to take everything unnecessary off. Then fix the fenders and stuff… I hope we can do a quickie paint job. It has some kind of VW Paradise engine too. We need to test jumps and dial-in suspension/tires/pressures next week….probably towards the end fri/sat? Anybody know a good jump?FranzModeratorAugust 12, 2022 at 9:51 pmPost count: 5108
We beat the stink off of it this evening. Started making a list too…
Love them Yokohamas.FranzModeratorAugust 12, 2022 at 10:28 pmPost count: 5108
Already getting faster. 😉 Thats like 200lbs of junk.FranzModeratorAugust 12, 2022 at 10:35 pmPost count: 5108
Cory, are you cool with welding in A-pilar to beam tubes, and B pilar to torsion housing tubes? The car needs them complete the structure + strength.Pat KModeratorAugust 14, 2022 at 8:24 amPost count: 2745
Worked on your rig some yesterday.
Looked over the cage additions were going to make and decided the knee basher dash bar had to go.
New one bent and fit.
A-pillar to upper beam tube bars up next.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KModeratorAugust 14, 2022 at 2:40 pmPost count: 2745
More progress. Dash bar welded.
Pass a-pillar to upper beam bar and the vertical brace bar fit and partially welded.
We will build it if it comes.VwfoolParticipantAugust 14, 2022 at 7:43 pmPost count: 714
Great work guys. Race car building is great fun to watch since I don’t have to pay for it.Pat KModeratorAugust 14, 2022 at 10:54 pmPost count: 2745
Finished up all the front cage mods this evening. Fitting the drives side bars.
All fit and happy.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorAugust 15, 2022 at 6:19 amPost count: 10418
The boys did as I figured they would on Cory’s rig…. Tear it ALL apart and start fresh with things and a clean view of what to do.. 😎 There is no doubt in my mind, that you would bend, or and break your beam without those bars… I have done, a few times… 😎
The car needed a new look at things.. Cory should be here today and see the direction Franz and Pat want to take him.,
Only two weeks though… So a priority list will be of huge importance!!
I heard a repaint too?? L31 army? hummmm 2 weeks… 2 weeks..
The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎mtnbusParticipantAugust 15, 2022 at 6:56 amPost count: 1783
Good move Cory, getting your rig in the right hands. looks awesomeWillyModeratorAugust 15, 2022 at 11:07 amPost count: 1644
That didn’t take long! You guys move quick!FranzModeratorAugust 15, 2022 at 1:53 pmPost count: 5108
The camshaft measures out pretty good. .455-.464” would be in the engle vz14 range. But we don’t know what the cam is…Lauffers probably have a special grind or something anyway.
I’m going to retorque the heads/adjust valves and call it good.FranzModeratorAugust 15, 2022 at 9:13 pmPost count: 5108
The head studs were way loose. Re-torqued to 30ft/lbs. I noticed some missing valve stem lash caps on the 3/4 side…So, installed some new ones. Also had to swap out the rocker studs as they were about to strip-out.
Valves set to .001” for steel pushrods.
I like to weld some tabs on the valve covers to prevent them from slipping around and washers to wire tie the bails in place. You definitely don’t want to lose a valve cover in a race. Easy to do if the apron gets banged around much.
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