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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

caleb0101 wrote:

you chould get a camber compensator


The typical available Camber Compensater does absolutely nothing to help negative camber and or correct negative camber. The only slight exemption is the ones with the over axle straps which in reality are doing more damage than good with a lowered VW.
The average compensater is designed for stock height suspensions. And unless you extend the straps and raise the pads on a lowered car are in the wrong position.

The CC design is to keep rear wheels from snapping to extreme positive camber and oversteering in hard cornering.
The same thing can be accomplished with shock limiting straps.

VOLKSWAGNUT wrote:

Limit straps on the rear shocks can help with the extended tucking.


The bars with the over the axle tube straps can act as a type of sway bar, plus control tucking, while the ones without the straps are designed to mainly keep the swing axle from tucking the wheel/tire.

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And for live entertainment..

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wythac wrote:
I have a hard time staying in the saddle of my high horse when I think of some of the errors in judgment that I made as a younger version of myself. C'est La Vie.
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As did... Think ... do I ..
No way I'm ever on a high horse looking down...
A younger version of myself found the outer limits of ye ole' swing axle tuck syndrome..... Shocked
Needless to say.... it was a hell of an unpredictable snap over steer ride.. and a lesson of what NEVER to do again.. (even with a camber compensator or shock limiters)..
Nader was onto something... Laughing
Fortunately I've grown and learned into knowing.. limits.. and how to react to them..

I have many stupid self inflicted stories to tell.. and many if not all... I've learned from.. and yet... not scared to still try stupid stuff... live and learn.. its a great saying and motto..


Just a reminder.. what happens when the pendulum swings..
Specifically 1:49,... Swing axle over steer snap.. oh and no seat belt..
Them's tough..

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday morning.. at work.....No work......alone.. bored.. got tools.. good equipment at my disposal, Rock-a-billy a thumpin' on my wall hog stereo.. and Operation X in the shop...... hmmmmmmmm...... what to do....what to do.... Think

Going up..

Up 4 inner down 4 outer that equaled about 2.7 degrees UP on the rear spring plate angle. Went from 15 to 17.7.

Raised the front too.. .. cranked the upper torsion all the way up and the bottom half way.. to keep it a smidgen softer.

Raised it up probably 1.5 maybe 2.. thats 38 mm to 50.8 mm metric... Laughing
Changed rear camber from -3.5 to -1.4...
Much better.. .. acceptable for now.

Reset rear and front toe... and still has a nice rake.. Wink

In fact Im diggin' it.. it actually has more of a High Boy look. Maybe Ill address it again next year to get the rear closer to 0 camber..

Thats the nice part... it can easily be changed.. well....for me at least.

Oh and have a lil' something thats supposed to be in the mail today....
Ill add "them" once Im home...


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Ready for Steel In Motion 2015.... Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2015 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. We will see ya Saturday. Not bringing Bettie since we are heading to the beach for a few days after the show.
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PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome Tim. You'll have a blast. Lots to see and do at SIM. To bad ya not bringing your Volksrod (Bettie) I would have liked to had a pic shot of the 2 on the track....and a nice clean run too... Wink
Oh well.. chances are you'll be back. Nothing quite like it on the East Coast.
Hopefully the weather will hold out and be perfect....seems the temps and rain chances are climbing.

I got what I was waiting for in the mail today... .

Hopefully... "they"" wont cause me any legal issues..... Cool


and

Lets see how this goes... our 51 Mercury has had them for years... 20 bucks says Op X will be pulled over for it.. Confused

Blue dots added to the 37 Ford tail lights..... all glass baby. NO LED's... ... Wink

Pay no attention the shitty weld, rough body work and grind marks... it just ads to the used and old persona ... Laughing

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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rake looks good, I'm bringing mine up a little in the back too.
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PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The rake looks good, I'm bringing mine up a little in the back too.


Thanks big dan... I actually kinda like it sitting up higher..
.. odd cause.... its not my norm... Wink

Now I just wish I would have used short axles on the 68 trans.... Mad

Oh well. I'll live with it...

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2015 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steel In Motion 2015 in da books.

Awesome as usual.... I got barbecued.... Real men dont wear sunscreen.. Cool
Yeah.. stupid ones forget it and my ..um... their hat..

I think over 600 cars.. in the end.. plus spectators.. Union Dragway was loaded.

Yep..jammin' Rockabilly .. and drowing the flat 6 drone.. some.. Wink

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Just scorched around my brother at about 95 Cool
Damn.. negative Camber.. Ill fix it..

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Um.. yeah.. may need to fix that lil leak.. Laughing

Combo of morning dew and left over soap in the seal seam.. makes some kool bubbles..

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Pumpin' high Ethel for X. Wink
The Mercs got the cheap stuff... Confused .
Im sure Ill be cleaning the fuel system in 51 Merc someday...thanks to that..

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Import .... surrounded by lots of iron..
Im thankful this show recognizes Volksrods... as the organizers have "rules" in place what can and can not be in the event area.
Not a bad thing.. IMO

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Um musta dropped somethin'.. ???

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Left around 5:30.. way too early... ... we were fried..
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you had fun. Pics are killer. Still upset that we didn't make it there.
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Glad you had fun. Pics are killer. Still upset that we didn't make it there.
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Its all good... maybe one year.. ... .. Wink

Pop and I rolled down in the 51 Merc (Gray Ghost) about 6 on Friday and were car 212.. by the time we returned Sat. morn at 10:30.. numbers were up in the mid 500's.. Hot rods were backed up as we were waved through ( preregistered). The line of spectator cars were 3 times as long as the "event" cars.

It was a hot sun draining day and environment.

The club members we know that promotes and arranges the event were worn out.. .

I cant imagine... Probably takes a week to recover....maybe more.

Funny story... I tried to buy an event shirt Friday night and the table was closed.. by the time I got back to it Sat at 10:45.. they had ONE shirt left.. in 5 X.. Shocked
It looked like a flag as I told them....... so I decided to buy it for the sake of "buying the last shirt", as money raised if for a good cause, proceeds to USO, plus I thought I could cut out the design and put it on a uniform shirt (more my style)...
When I was asked why I am buying the "flag" ... Laughing .. .. I told them I plan to have some fun with my wife when I get home and both of us are going to get in it topless.. ...
Got a good laugh.. and they thew in a sticker.... Cool

Fitting pending... pictures will be taken in front of Op X ... and will be posted.. with skin covered of course.. Wink

Nice to have some fun...

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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2015 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Combo of morning dew and left over soap in the seal seam.. makes some kool bubbles..

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This is my pet peeve in the beetle forum when people give advice to use soap as window rubber lube. Eric and Barb used to be the biggest offenders of this advice, along with using roofing tar Rolling Eyes Use windex, It's wet long enough to install but being alcohol based it will evaporate. I was an automotive glass guy before so I'm not talking out my ass. Plus you will need it anyway to clean the glass when you are done. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Use windex, It's wet long enough to install but being alcohol based it will evaporate. I was an automotive glass guy before so I'm not talking out my ass. Plus you will need it anyway to clean the glass when you are done. Cool


Thats good advice Dan... I've used Windex.. it works..and its acts as you described, but I've also had to keep reapplying during an install.. I guess Im not as fast as you.... and the heat usually makes it evaporate fast around here.. Confused .
I started using spray furniture wax like Pledge a few years to install glass. It stays slick for hours and hopefully leaves a coating of some protection under the seal..
The biggest downfall is it will release any tape you may be using..

The soap and bubbles... were leftover from the wash job.... Embarassed
I never used any sealer at the joint.... easy enough to add.. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2015 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I may have to try the furniture wax sometime Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:15 am    Post subject: love your ride volkswagnut! Reply with quote

I've read thru your build more times than I'd like to admit Embarassed
I love the updated deck lid choice, very cool.
I haven't done an intro or build thread on here because my ride isn't a fenderless volksrod per say. Yet I'm glad the style has a home here at thesamba.
I'm doing a Corvair 110hp swap into my squareback, and also got the same flip the ring gear statements so I did just like you and reverse rotated the engine instead. Twisted Evil Love it man look forward to seeing more pics and specs.
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I've read thru your build more times than I'd like to admit Embarassed


Thanks for stopping by and for the props..

I've actually been eyeing your progress on the Volksrods site..


Sorry for no updates... in fact.. to admit no driving either.

Spiders have attached Operation X to the floor.. and it has formed a nice oil leak trail.... Confused

Trying to cleanup, sell and downsize my stash to fund a shop..

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AHhhhhhh....yes.....
. its been way too long baby...


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Alllllll right......
I'm fixing that damn negative rear Camber....ToDay... Mad

Screw being low.. it just aint worth... Think well.... wait...hold that.... Speak to the hand on this ONE anyway.... Laughing

It's a Volksrod.. their ain't no F' in rules.. Twisted Evil

Built not bought.. my car.... do what I .... .... well just read my signatures... it nails my thoughts..... Laughing

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So whats the stuff hanging off the rear view mirror? Love that shot too...

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So whats the stuff hanging off the rear view mirror? Love that shot too...

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From Page 19... Wink and thanks...

The quick history lesson.....
Drag racing for fastest "Air cooled" of the day.
Run 2... fan/generator belt snapped... (tends to over 5500 rpm so I've found now a few times... Embarassed )
Run 3...no belt... = fastest "air cooled" of the day..
but....later... Rolling Eyes
Disqualified for "non Vw Power".. a little irritated..(see pages 19) but ... laughed it off..
Tied the belt on the mirror for my own trophy and drove it home.. with a smile face....well.....after I installed a new belt.

So.... its a memento... and "accessory" that stuck....
We don't leave home without it.. ... oh and at least 3 extra belts...and tools Laughing
It just ads ANOTHER conversation piece.... to the mix.... Wink


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Alllllll right......
I'm fixing that damn negative rear Camber....ToDay... Mad


Camber is fixed.... but broke something in the process.... Mad

Too pissed to report it right now.....
Rear spring plates cranked to 21.2 degrees (from 17.5)...um yeah... tight spring..... causes an issue....when a jack stand slips... (see page 13 for a bad reminder of why Im pissed now... )

No worries.... I know a guy that can fix it.... Laughing .... got to spend some money though... Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok.. (deep breath)..

This is what happens..(to me) IF I let the swing axles drop too far...
Broke the other (right) side during the camber correction.. . Mad
Pretty much exactly where the left one broke way back...

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and this... is what happens when you buy a replacement with the studs slightly off.. and had been melted out and replaced by a previous owner...
Glad I took pictures prior to the attempted install.. Wink
It cracked right where a slag trail was..

In all fairness.. Im not using the Corvair donut seals.. but the flat area with Merc Flathead flanges on my pipes.... so may it have stressed it in odd places...



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The seller made good on his part.. and all is right with the world ....for now..
and its back and sitting up high on the road..


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Dammit boy. That sucks like a new shop vac. At least the seller backed it.
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