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  • Franz
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    We try. Its a team effort. A lot of thought has gone into this car

    Racing is hard to do, we feel lucky to have the opportunity….doing our best to get this car on the podium.

    Kleake
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    When is the next big race for you guys

    ColeB
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    Gotta ask KB. I haven’t talked with him about it recently, I don’t know what he is planning on.

    Pat K
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    Registration for the San Felipe 250 opened up a few days ago. Race weekend is April 4-7.

    We will build it if it comes.

    Vwfool
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    Dumb question here. What year steering column and what type of steering wheel are you running in this car? ย I pulled the one out of my โ€˜73 and was hoping to just put in an early column to clean up the look of everything but the mounts are way different. Just curious

    Franz
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    Early steering shaft and 7/8″ universal bearing w/mount… Just like a dune buggy(pretty sure empi sells the bearing and shaft). The end is a quick release we got from Kar Tek.

    I would ditch that late stock stuff. It has the collapsible shaft too? I also don’t like the stock turn signal lever for off road driving. Always bumping it.

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    Vwfool
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    Thanks for the info and picture Franz. I didnโ€™t think about using the bearing set up or shaft like that. Good idea on a quick release wheel. Might make it easier for my fat ass to get in.

    As always, KCW has the answers

    John Jones
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    lets do some american racing… ๐Ÿ˜Žย  ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    Franz
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    Alright! I’m all caught up on my work. Time to get this baja going…not sure if we’re still planning on the San Felipe 250 in early April?…but I’m going to work towards that. I will have the car ready to race or play.

    Going to work on this like a personal project…evenings and weekends.

    I’ve been planning the new skid plates and winch attachment with a 1 1/4″ receiver front and rear.

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    Pat K
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    New skid plate fab work today.ย EEABBEB0-55D1-41B5-AF7A-94A69979F4D8

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Blaine is in the house today. New engine build going on. New case with a engle VZ14 cam….Should be better on the low end.

     

    Rear skid is looking good. I would post pictures, but I don’t want anyone to see. ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    ColeB
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    Top secret racing program. I like it. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ Tell Blaine hey for me!

    Franz
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    New case went together like legos. Excited to install the new transaxle and test ‘er out.

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    ColeB
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    How’d it go with Blaine? Did he like how it all went together?

     

    tlambert
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    New case went together like legos. Excited to install the new transaxle and test โ€˜er out. DSCF0836

    Franz whatโ€™s the reason for the round tabs welded to the VCs ?

    Yes I know to keep the clip from coming upward but any other reason?

    My favorite John Jones quote:

    sanding sucks my balls and there is no need for any pics.. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    BBWB
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    More tension?

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Pat K
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    Zip ties so they canโ€™t pop off. I had to ask Franz…K.I.S.S..๐Ÿ˜Ž

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Ready to run. I feel good about the way it went together…going to break-in in the car.

    90 amp alternator installed now to run all the lights and navigation. Need to order a couple small Baja design light to put in the bumper too.

    Class rules say original fan shroud must be used. This is a stale-air 40hp shroud with oil cooler delete, and early fan for less power draw.

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    ColeB
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    Awesome! Any thought into the exhaust?

    Franz
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    Yeah dude, cut the stinger into a bunch of angles and welded back together.

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