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Old March 8th 2004, 02:04
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I can attest to most everything Zen has said, I only wish we could have made it up there earlier in the day on Friday to help out more when we werent so tired from the trip up.

It was awesome seeing Jake do whatever it took to get the job done.

I also was impressed with Raggs offering up his garage and then later on his truck and trailer to Zen and would personally like to thank him for helping out like he did. That was truly one of the nicest gestures Ive seen from anyone in the Volkswagen scene. (BTW, I think Raggs is a closet GLer. I gave him lots of info on Sunday on how to fit 17 x 7 Twists on his Ghia )
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Old March 8th 2004, 08:52
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it was definetly a shock to some for the vkg cars to be out. i Think it was something BETTER for the spectators to look at. something fresh. I do hope your car is back soon and pulling strong. Just remember THINK VW NOT PORSCHE.

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Old March 8th 2004, 09:37
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You can't ask for a better bunch of folks than the West GA. chapter of the SEVWC. Raggs is a great guy and would give you the shirt off his back. I helped him out with his 53 Split once (calculate a 12v to 6v resistor for his semiphors) and he gave me a 82mm scat crank and some rods he said he didn't need.
As for pix. I did my normal job of leaving the camera in the car most of the day but did get a shot of Smack on the roller and a few other shots before the low battery syndrome set in.
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Old March 8th 2004, 12:46
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dyno day was going great till I heard that Clicket clack from Zens engine....

I can only do as good as the parts that we use, thats why ALL I run now are ceramic lifters...

Zen's engine was rather odd. It failed AFTER my dyno session, none of the other have. They all died on the dyno. He and I beat on it for a solid 4 hours and the symptoms never showed up.

I was so worried that we had lost another cam/lifter that I hurried under the car and scorched myself in about 6 different places trying to get the valve cover off.

It was a true disappointment not to get Zens car on the dyno. It was a worse disappointment to have to rip it back down....... Things happen.
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Old March 8th 2004, 13:54
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Jake, it really sux that it happened like that to Zens engine. We were all really pumped to see how that thing would perform.

I will tell you this, I was impressed with how you stand behind your work.
Your level of dedication is truly to be admired. :agree:
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Old March 8th 2004, 21:15
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Zen please take measurments when you adjust your rear suspension. Measure the angle of spring plates so the rest of us have it a little easier.
Remember to measure the angle of your frame tunnel so you will know the spring plate angle in relation to the cars chassis.
genius, here is a pic with the measurement that i last used. i would like it slightly higher to match the front better but think the camber adjustment and spring plates can make up the difference.
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Old March 8th 2004, 21:22
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Pictures, we need pictures.
here are a few shots when i just got it home from Dyno Day. dirty thanks to the morning rain and a little high in the back since the engine was already back out, but you get the idea. better pics coming in a month or two.
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Old March 8th 2004, 21:27
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That's off the spring plate stop.

Cool, that should save me a whole lot of trial and error.
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Old March 8th 2004, 21:29
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That's off the spring plate stop.
yep with the spring plate fully relaxed. the bottom of it sits just below the bottom stop.
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Old March 8th 2004, 22:09
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Looks good Zen. You know what I want to know, how are the brakes? I think you said something about feeling the bias a little. I've found some part numbers on porsche bia valves that bolt in the system, had to get one for the carrera brakes on the 912-6. Guess you got the alt figured out?
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Old March 8th 2004, 22:16
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they seemed to the front in the wet. seemed better in the dry. i still need to do more bleeding and testing before i form a hard opinion though. most likely i will want to put a proportioning valve in.

didn't have time to complete figuring out the alt. just ran without it.
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Looking at the front shot of your car, noticed it needed something. Maybe a stainless insert in the shift rod hole cover with VKG laser etched into it?
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Looking at the front shot of your car, noticed it needed something. Maybe a stainless insert in the shift rod hole cover with VKG laser etched into it?
EUREKA! :agree:
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Zen, love the look of your car. Real clean and well executed. Well done! As with the engine, the weak part that breaks and is fixed will only make the engine stronger..
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Old March 30th 2004, 11:05
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Zen, any updates yet?

What did you finally do for your rear axle/cv combo?

Thinking of putting the gl vert on the road with t1 power and tranny to start to get it on the road. Do the uber motor later.
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