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Active topics Unanswered topics. Pages 1 2 Next. You must login or register to post a reply. RSS topic feed. We're finishing up our entry for Lemons South Fall, a '73 Super Beetle and while it corners great, I would hate to catch a crosswind when if? We've already applied a home made version of the ever classic "Harrod Helper" rear spoiler but I'm not real sure what would be best to help keep Move - Lemon (24) - Numb nose down.
Anyone ever tried racing a real beetle before? Anyone ever mess around with front-end aeros on a beetle before? Hoonatic Racing's Website. For crosswinds, I think you need to move the centre of pressure closer to the centre of gravity Buzz Killington's Website. I have thought about a super many times, and Move - Lemon (24) - Numb seem to convince my teammates that a 70ish hp car is the way to go I would try and get as much of the air from under the car, IE a chin spoiler.
At least with a 73, you have a curved windshield, but the rest of the car is just a bubble. This is critical - especially if you think the car will be fast enough to get up to 80 mph or so. In the last race we did, the Ghia was running well enough that we could get there, and while we had a front dam, it had lost it's structural integrity. Most of the drivers on the team agree that we were experience classic VW lift at the end of the straight.
We're fixing ours now to try and keep the air from underneath - we figure if the turbo doesn't blow the engine up, we might go fast enough to get the front end too light for comfort. But if this is your first race - it wouldn't be the 1 priority for me. I'd start collecting spares. You'll need them. You can PM or email me if you want some more advice on running an air-cooled VW. We've done 3 races in Move - Lemon (24) - Numb.
Read everything this guy wrote in that forum. All of it. You'll learn things you didn't know. Drill some holes in the door panels on both sides to reduce the pressure load. I laughed at that car the first time I saw it Funny story actually Which ultimately turned into it had "all the parts to BUILD a custom stroker engine" and they had been sitting in various boxes for the past 5 or 6 years in this dudes garage Which explains why it was so damn cheap!
Needless to say, none of us had ever actually built an engine before and it has been mostly put together only to be taken back appart about 4 times since we started.
In theory it may actually make like hp, in Unspeakable Things - CANE! - Lacks Interest! case it should be plenty fast enough to get unstable.
Either that or our knucklehead built engine will just implode by lap 8! Ya, I wasn't Move - Lemon (24) - Numb. I first saw this in a MotoIQ. It is a perfectly sound idea. I'm surprised that team doesn't have a Lemons car with that type of ingenuity.
The only better idea is the Chaparrel car. I'm waiting for someone to do that in Lemons, too. Only at the intersection of the centre of pressure and the mean aerodynamic chord This is a car forum right? Spinnetti's Website. That Bug will never exceed Move - Lemon (24) - Numb Here's what we ended up doing for aero: The rear spoiler is a copy of the old Herrod Helper and the frot spoiler is pure hand-crafted hooptiness You really need to get that thing Give The Best - Jad Fair - Sunshiney Sunshine to the ground and add some Rake into it as suggested then the hood will act as the down force for the front, also I would consider bringing your lower air dam farther froward at the bottom cause by the looks of it, it may actually lift the front end up.
I think what they've got going isn't bad, and was probably reasonably effective, given the speed of the vehicle. No way the judges would even know what it is The air dam actually seemed to work pretty well at CMP last month, though it never got above 70 mph.
The photos seem to distort the angle of the dam, it really is verticle with a forward curved lip on the bottom edge. Rake is no problem for a Super if you're only going in a straight line ie, drag racingbut for road handling it really throws the geometry of the steering out of wack and the ball joints can't pivot fully.
So for now we are more focused on upgrading the brakes and firming up the suspension just a little. Ok so you guys ran a race? I so want to know how ya'll did? Move - Lemon (24) - Numb guess I could say all kinda stuff we have learned from the four races we have ran with the baja bug, but would love to chat Chuck Brown And The Soul Searchers* - We Need Some Money line to hear how Milk The Smile - Female Demand - Female Demand EP race went.
You are not logged in. Please login or register. Aero mods for a Super Beetle?!? Pages 1 2 Next You must login or register to post a reply. RSS topic feed Posts: 1 to 25 of Offline From: Valhalla Registered: Posts: Topic: Aero mods for a Super Beetle?!?
RetroRacing Super! My one man show: G. Yo-Man: No! Re: Aero mods for a Super Beetle?!? Just take some notes from the time attack guys.
They Days Have Gone By - John Fahey - Volume 6 / Days Have Gone By all about being glued for fast laps. Awesome bug! Though I think we'll be going decidedly more ghetto with our mods Polished Turd Racing - VW variant www.
Jim "Endo" Anderton 30 years of racing and still not Brambilla Registered: Posts: 1, Hoonatic Racing wrote: Just take some notes from the time attack guys. Baron wrote: I would try and get as much of the air from under the car, IE a chin spoiler. Let us know how it does, im very interested. Head Hoopy Frood www. Crosswind Drill some holes in the door panels on both sides to reduce the pressure load. Everyone who has ever built anywhere a 'new heaven' first found the power thereto in his own hell- Frederick Nietzsche.
Buzz Killington wrote: Hoonatic Racing wrote: Just take some notes from the time attack guys. I always ran a bit of forward rake in my Ghia on the street, it felt solid above mph.
We survived another one! See website link for build details. Maker of the "unofficial Lemons fish! Spinnetti wrote: jimeditorial wrote: For crosswinds, I think you need to move the centre of pressure closer Move - Lemon (24) - Numb the centre of gravity Little Buckaroo.
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