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Old September 16th 2005, 18:45
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You mean your car was the only one without them?????
Regs said you must use standard VW items, they had a VW part number!
Shaun sold them to most of the grid for use in the series.
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Old September 17th 2005, 16:42
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Haa haa do you know I probably was, I knew there must be another reason other than me for being soooooo slow.
I did buy some and also some double springs to stop valve bounce but never fitted them before I stopped racing.

Reading this thread made me go and look at my very old web page,
www.avnet.co.uk/raw/beetle.cup
it's had over 100 thousand hits but is 10 years old. Blimey

The details page shows the car as I sold it to the Portuguese chap. I'd love to know if he is still racing it. Funny but I remember it as being very clean and pristine, funny how your stanards change.
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Old September 18th 2005, 17:20
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Funny looking Spax dampers on your old car they seem to read KYB
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Old September 18th 2005, 19:06
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Are yes well spotted, I borrowed the spax's for my speedster, thats why the KYB's look like new, they were. I find them way too stiff.
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Old September 19th 2005, 05:39
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You should buy an old Cup car and come out. No regs any more several cars for sale around the £1000 mark, do what you like with the engine. Youd love it, sounds like you kind of miss it
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Old September 19th 2005, 14:29
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Mmmmm but I'm in the middle of the cabby build although I do have a 2.1 about to go on the dyno at JMR. That would give it more of a power to weight ratio than a varioram 993.

I'd need more life insurance

When you say no regs would that include weight. My old car had the bottom 8 inches replaced with lets say thin crappy replacement panels. It made the car come in even with my 12 stone about 50lb under weight compared to the other cars. I had to put lead everywhere, my first outing out I didn't know how under weight I was going to be , so I had to scroung 3 flywheels to bolt to the car.
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Old September 19th 2005, 18:12
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Life insurance, whats that

2.1 in a cabrio waste of time you could never have it flat out with the roof down, it would ruin your Mrs hair.
Stick it in a race car, much more fun. I know of a few going cheap with missing engines, ideal

I ran thin panels too, under weight never was never a prob and my car is well under, come to think of it weren't the tyres supposed to have 1.6mm min tread, with a min ride height and I bet you never knew the gas board used the same spiral lock wire as were on those seals that always fitted a bit loose....... oop's maybe I shouldnt say any more .....:righton:
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Old September 20th 2005, 16:17
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What happened to this series?

Did it just fade away or is just not advertised anymore?

I always fancied having a go, but fiances were always way too short

D'oh, couldn't access the first page before, now I can and it's answered my questions d'oh,d'oh,d'oh

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Old September 20th 2005, 16:59
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Beetleman

Pity you never got the chance to get out, if you like racing and Beetles it was a excellent fun combination.

If you still fancy having a go its cheaper than ever to get out now, there's no Beetle Cup anymore the cars are in an open series. There are a good few cheap cars available and the race entrys are not to dear.
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Old September 20th 2005, 17:51
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Hey Craig, it sounds like you you're got a sale or turn deal on these cars available.

So come on then, have you got any details of the cars for sale ,,err not for me obviously....

You're made me fell a whole lots better thou, I wasn't slow I was just honest
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Old September 20th 2005, 18:29
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Ex Mark Lloyd Jones car £1000 no offers, nearly complete, missing front roll bar, seat, harness, fuel tank and elec pump. NOW SOLD!

Ex Ian White car Circa £1000 nice car present owner took the roll cage out but it is with it just need bolting back in, he has also pinched the wheels and disc's off it (has drums and standard rims on @ present) could be race ready in a day!

Ex Julian Locke/Howard redhouse car needs engine build and heater channel prob big tidy and paint £500

Joe Flay still has his car was looking for £1500 complete drive away

Neil Chilleystone still has his car may sell or rent out. NOW KEEPING WILL GIVE IT A RUN NEXT YEAR.

I have the ex Andy Stevens car (well whats left of it) after it was destroyed in a big crash at Lydden years ago with a new shell and the engine from Steve Beaumonts old car, under going a build at the moment. Will be up for sale when done.

Ian Whites old car is the best buy at the present.

There are a few others about but I havent spoken to the owners in a while.

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Old September 30th 2005, 05:05
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2 cars available now

Ex Ian White car £1000 ono need's very little prep work.

Joe Flay's car complete and running £1500

Please contact me for details and contact numbers craigw66@aol.com

People who intend to race them only please
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Old October 6th 2005, 16:34
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update on the 52!

bought some disk brake spindles
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any pic's of the cars?
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