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  • Vwfool
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    Love the race prep stuff on the valve covers.

    John Jones
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    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. 673FFA8E-52F4-490F-88EA-FA6F493720C64A932441-53AA-4E59-808C-6B285356D8EF

    I like them valve cover mods too…. Saw them last year on other guys cars…  Last year Ryan lost a valve cover… 😎

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Pat K
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    It’s all in the little details. Nice!

    CORY you out there? It’s coming!529E8CF3-2DED-42EA-A45C-263C3BEDE455

    We will build it if it comes.

    JasonS
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    Its fun to watch this come together in the last two weeks before the race, even though its not my car I can feel the anxiety to get it done watching the posts.

    Franz
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    I ordered some parts yesterday too. Antigravity battery, fuel cell filler, and uni filter. Lightweight baby!

    John Jones
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    Frame horn connectors happening now

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    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Ragtop Ron
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    Frame horns connected!

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    Franz
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    Yep, and checked all the nuts, lubed cables, clearanced the upper driver side engine bolt. Welded the Throw-out bearing and installed with super clips.610E2CE8-BF27-424F-A5C0-F8E123A56BEA17CCA4EC-7C5A-48DD-9663-8D8B693C60105EC5F689-F0DA-4BC4-924E-A3B499E4991D

    It looks like the main seal is leaking. And a vacuum plug is missing on the intake manifold. Probably the reason its running poor.

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    John Jones
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    Sounds like you dodged a few bullets already Cory!!!!!!… Franz is finding and fixing things that can go unnoticed and cause catastrophic problems… 😎

    The top of your beam is tied to the cage, That knee knocker tube has been relocated, and the frame horns have tubes reinforcing them… and Franz fixed a handful of little things in the engine bay area….

    Whats next?? ?

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Pat K
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    Great progress!

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Working on torsion housing tubes now.

    Franz
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    We got the fire extinguishers re-certified today.

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    Doing good on the money side of things currently. JJ is super worried. I plan to have the cage upgrades and mechanically back together on Friday. Still have the whole body situation to address…the rear apron/bumper brackets are a mess, probably should do something there before the engine goes back in.

    Franz
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    Long day of fitting and welding tubes. Cage-torsion housing-transaxle mount and a tube across c pilar base plates. Should be good to go now. Welded the center seat mounts and some bolts for the oil filter mounting too.

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    John Jones
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    No post from Cory yet👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎.  Must be up in Idaho making that cheddar 😎   He’s two timing the Thursday Club.

    Franz kicked it yesterday and got all that fab stuff done and holy cow, the oil filter mount held in with sheet metal screws???  WTF!

     

    The harder I work, the better I feel, sorta 😎

    Idarado
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    No post from Cory…he didn’t know this thread existed. What an asshole.

    I’m so glad you guys caught all of these issues. My checking account is not as stoked but it will all be worth it once I race that thing. Spoke with JJ this am, I think we have a good plan in place.

    Impressed with the KCW crew and their work, killing it!

     

     

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