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by BLS
October 11th, 2020, 8:16 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Steve's Runoff's 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Steve's Runoff's 2019

Well, one year later, Road America Runoffs 2020, and Steve made it through turn one and went on to a top ten finish at #10.

Congratulations!

Pretty solid for someone as young as you I think :)
by BLS
August 7th, 2020, 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

"Stay on task!" Good point. The weight is probably not something I will notice. I suppose it depends upon the weight location. If it is outer it might be a problem, but Andy's report indicates not so much. I do know that back in the old days when rain tires were heavier than slicks, it made one hell...
by BLS
August 7th, 2020, 12:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

Yes, it helps. I went to a lot of trouble to lengthen my chassis 2 inches in the front (Citation, which has a 81.5" wheelbase), and change the brake system to front mount masters, and change the steering to allow for left foot braking. All that and then I've been unable to get back on the track due ...
by BLS
August 6th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

OK, I waded back into the disc brake thread at that "other site" :) Andy Pastore used the 4 bolt wheels, front only, and off the shelf VW parts. The track width is within spec because the 4 bolt wheel offset pulls it back in. Andy kept the standard drums on the rear. The real downside seems to be th...
by BLS
August 3rd, 2020, 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

If you can't make it work for the rear, not to mention the front, does anyone know the value of the 4x130 wheels? Without having parts in hand it's impossible to know what track you end up with. You would think the kit sellers would know and publish the track. Street cars with fenders have an issue ...
by BLS
August 2nd, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

Brian, I just read it and it does describe it well. Thanks for pointing it out. Just looking, some 4x130 disc kits for link pins indicate they will increase the track by 1". It's not clear if they mean 1" per side or total. I'm not sure it solves anything unless there are near stock track kits avail...
by BLS
August 2nd, 2020, 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

Hey, thanks Steve. I was thinking yesterday that there was a definitions section in the GCR but never did remember to go look it up. Pretty hard to measure to the wheel centerline with tires mounted I would think unless you are certain the tires are symmetrical to the wheel, and even then how do you...
by BLS
August 1st, 2020, 2:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

Hello Brian,

OK, I see that with the backspacing. How do you get to 52.5?

With the 4.5 wheels are we at 52 then?

And, is the track the centerline of the tires? or measured elsewhere? Center of the wheels? Mounting face of the wheel?

Thanks,
Barry
by BLS
August 1st, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

I went out and measured my front "track". The maximum is 52.5 which I cannot reproduce at all. The data I find states the standard track as 51.5, which is close to my centerline. I don't know if it is aligned properly at the moment and I'm measuring across the top so neg camber will bring it in a bi...
by BLS
August 1st, 2020, 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

And while we're here :) What is the definition of "track"? How is that measured? Centerline of tire? Outside to outside? I make the assumption the value of 4 bolt wheels is the availability of link pin disc kits that convert the wheel to 4 bolt and keep the correct track. Otherwise I don't see the v...
by BLS
July 31st, 2020, 11:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 731

Re: Discs AGAIN

Hi Dietmar,
Just so it's clear, this allows us to use an aftermarket disc brake kit designed for 4 bolt VW wheels which are commonly available and at reasonable prices. Is that correct?

Thanks,
Barry
by BLS
July 8th, 2020, 9:59 pm
Forum: Improvements
Topic: Many thanks Steve!
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Many thanks Steve!

for the work to preserve the FV interchange. Any FV driver or mechanic can find good information on just about any FV topic.
by BLS
April 23rd, 2020, 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bob Lazier
Replies: 1
Views: 396

Re: Bob Lazier

Rest In Peace Mr. Lazier.
Thanks for the notification Mike. I had not heard this. Truly one of the greats.
by BLS
October 15th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Steve's Runoff's 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Steve's Runoff's 2019

Ouch. I'm sorry you had such poor luck. I had to watch on my phone while driving :) But very light traffic so not so bad. Just not a large enough picture. Saw the turn one smashup and was praying you'd get through unscathed. Not to be. Hope the next one goes better.
by BLS
August 20th, 2019, 8:09 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Driver size?
Replies: 2
Views: 1552

Re: Driver size?

Sure, you can fit.

I was 6'4 in my 20's and weighed about 205. Tight but doable.

When I raced a few years ago I was still 6'4 and about 215. Very tight, but that all depends upon the car. Choose by sitting in some cars being raced by people of similar size.

Good luck. You can do it.
by BLS
June 25th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

It's unusual to me. The width and shape are rather distinctive, nothing I can recall seeing before.
by BLS
June 17th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is Michael
Replies: 4
Views: 916

Re: Where is Michael

I notice that, like you, he is working FC. Might still be driving the V as well.
by BLS
May 22nd, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

The roll bar in the picture and your car is a dead give away IMO. Since the roll bar design is a bit unusual and quite wide, it's not something you'll see very often. They definitely match.
by BLS
May 20th, 2019, 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Never heard of Nickel. Where were they located if you know?
by BLS
May 15th, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What type of formula car?
Replies: 31
Views: 3402

Re: What type of formula car?

Just a guess, a home built FSV. Definitely for an air cooled VW engine. The only category it fits is FSV or FS possibly. I remember something like that rear suspension on some early cars, but maybe not a FSV. It might be a production model. It's been a long time since I've looked at a FSV. The super...
by BLS
April 26th, 2019, 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: R David Jones
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: R David Jones

I remember David by the name from my younger days. I remember his connection to FV mainly but also his enthusiasm for the club.
by BLS
February 2nd, 2019, 11:43 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation
Replies: 6
Views: 1479

Re: Speedsport Disc Brake Installation

Thanks for the pics Jim, looks good.
by BLS
February 2nd, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Vee Photos
Topic: New...Old...
Replies: 4
Views: 1931

Re: New...Old...

Nice pics, great history!
by BLS
September 23rd, 2018, 12:42 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Help me identify this one!
Replies: 2
Views: 1040

Re: Help me identify this one!

I've looked at lots of V pics on the internet and do not recall one quite like that.
by BLS
September 16th, 2018, 1:34 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: 55th Brundage Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 1109

Re: 55th Brundage Cup

Adding my congratulations to the Brundage Cup winner, Stevan!