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  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
Well it is quite different so some of us just watch.

So is that the way of saying.......

Abby........normal

Lol

I have never been accused of being normal......
  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jun 07, 2021 4:39 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
I think sometimes people post progress on their build page and don't hear much, then begin thinking no one is watching or cares.

Yep.....so true
I do not get much reply from my post whatever the t ...
  Topic: My 1776 is coming together
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 44
Views: 3435

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:42 am   Subject: Re: My 1776 is coming together
If you ever get to make your trip.....blow the horn and wave as you go by in Vicksburg.
The primary thing to see here is civil war history.

Nice project car by the way.

Have fun.
  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
Guess what this will be .....


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  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:54 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
The aluminum floor boards are in.

The body mounting is drilled.

I still gotta weld all those square nuts before closing it all up

Seats are mounted to the floor.

Working on the seat to ro ...
  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 8:10 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
I finished that ecu....now to program it.

Made up some aluminum floor boards and drilled the body mount perimeter.


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  Topic: any one ever run a Amr 500 and amr300 super charger for a vw
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 9
Views: 384

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: any one ever run a Amr 500 and amr300 super charger for a vw
Nothing particularly wrong with the AMR.

They are small.....as in small displacement.

As Mark was saying it would take 2 or more to do anything significant for a stroker motor.
On a 1600 (which ...
  Topic: really making a link pin beam hug the corners
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 46
Views: 1683

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:26 am   Subject: Re: really making a link pin beam hug the corners
My experience is very old.....and I am currently re-learning what I thought I knew.
But as I see it.....combining the two.

Keep the scrub radius down.....if you run disc or something that pushed ...
  Topic: Bought a "Running" Bradley GT.
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 29
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu May 06, 2021 3:42 am   Subject: Re: Bought a "Running" Bradley GT.
Lower engine tin is missing/not installed.
As I recall this is a bad thing for a street car.
Correct?

It can be bad.
If it is fully open.....like a buggy or a trike.....you can get away with a l ...
  Topic: Suspension and Handling
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 14
Views: 792

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed May 05, 2021 5:17 am   Subject: Re: Suspension and Handling
The old beam front works amazingly well......for what it is.

One thing to consider.....I am trying to make a psuedo euro racer.....it will be a lot of yester-tech.

Not running a huge tire.....bu ...
  Topic: Suspension and Handling
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 14
Views: 792

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 4:51 pm   Subject: Re: Suspension and Handling
First I agree with Modok, bug steering is archaic, Ok but privative.

Kit car, most likely lighter then a bug. I am going to save you some money and maybe your life.

Have my bug since 1988, her ...
  Topic: Project front shocks and brakes question.
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 19
Views: 511

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:46 pm   Subject: Re: Project front shocks and brakes question.
"it will be quite firm bit the suspension will work"

I doubt that everyone/anyone here would put up wit such a harsh ride.

Thanks alló

Slowly raises hand.........
I am in mid proc ...
  Topic: Suspension and Handling
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 14
Views: 792

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 10:50 am   Subject: Re: Suspension and Handling
Thanks.

Yeah I did think of the top ball joint load.

I guess the double adjuster/split spring can be the top also.

I do not know if I actually need the rear adjustable plates or not. Original ...
  Topic: Suspension and Handling
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 14
Views: 792

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 10:18 am   Subject: Suspension and Handling
Several questions.....hoping for some experience.

I a building a kit car and as per my usual self.....things get a bit out of hand.
So now it is a full tube chassis, close to beetle wheel base len ...
  Topic: Project front shocks and brakes question.
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 19
Views: 511

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 9:14 am   Subject: Re: Project front shocks and brakes question.
My experience is mostly with trikes and rear brakes.....but for a while now I have been into kit cars.
So far I have not experienced what you describe with your glass nose ghia.
But.
I did carry ov ...
  Topic: My milling machine is bigger than yours
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 68
Views: 4302

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 5:36 am   Subject: Re: My milling machine is bigger than yours
Agreed.
That would be machines larger than anything I have done or owned.
One upon a time ago......30+ years ago....I was a machinist in a large equipment manufacturer. There I ran several large mac ...
  Topic: My milling machine is bigger than yours
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 68
Views: 4302

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: My milling machine is bigger than yours
Aaa agreed.
Vf3


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  Topic: Just brought home a Vopard Vokaro
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 174
Views: 4611

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:10 pm   Subject: Re: Just brought home a Vopard Vokaro
Looking like a plan.....
And enjoying seeing your progress.

Sometimes wish I did not go so crazy with mine......I gotta make all this stuff from scratch.
  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:53 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
Yet some more tube.....


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  Topic: Vokaro project car
DeathBySnuSnu

Replies: 100
Views: 9785

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:43 pm   Subject: Re: Vokaro project car
That was my youngest daughters first yard cart.
I got it used....it had a little fiberglass indy looking body and short wide slicks....but was not a racer....just a neeto kids cart.

It would not g ...
 
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