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by hardingfv32-1
February 11th, 2015, 1:24 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: February Minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 3678

Re: February Minutes

What is the wording of the Fairings recommendation?

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 19th, 2015, 3:19 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: January Minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 3339

Re: January Minutes

1) Because of their stock size. You could use the K/S piston in Chinese cylinders if you want. What is the cost of the K/S pistons and is the combination with the Chinese cylinders cheaper than $400 forged pistons and used cylinders? Who is going to wholesale the K/S pistons? For that matter, who is...
by hardingfv32-1
January 15th, 2015, 1:54 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: January Minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 3339

Re: January Minutes

However, if one considers that forged pistons should be more durable and show less wear than cast, and that they should need minimal "race preparation", the cost might not be considered prohibitive by some. Also, with the Euro at a lower level, we once again discussed the pistons still available th...
by hardingfv32-1
December 26th, 2014, 2:15 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: December minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 5254

Re: December minutes

Replacement pistons made from forged blanks can be CNC machined to the exact same dimensions of the original VW piston. There are no cast blanks available for this purpose. This low volume custom piston process is based around proprietary shaped forged blanks. The CNC programing allows for a 'no ext...
by hardingfv32-1
December 20th, 2014, 2:32 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Wheels studs vs. bolts
Replies: 12
Views: 7836

Re: Wheels studs vs. bolts

I am with Steve and Bob on this…. Just did the research: Studs $3.96 for 5... http://www.ebuggies.com/Wheel-Studs-M12-1-5-Both-Ends-Set-of-5-p/00-9516-0.htm …OEM… Honda lug nuts from Ebay…. $23.00 for 20 http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-HONDA-FACTORY-OEM-QUALITY-REPLACEMENT-WHEEL-LUG-NUTS-SET-OF-20-CRZ-C...
by hardingfv32-1
December 9th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: December minutes
Replies: 8
Views: 5254

Re: December minutes

Dietmar wrote:The FV Ad Hoc Committee met on December 3

A new rule will replace this archaic section and will be drafted and presented to the CRB with our recommendation .
Does this mean that nothing will change for 2015? I assume the 2015 rule change period is coming to a close.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
November 29th, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Beehive Valve Springs
Replies: 25
Views: 19249

Re: Beehive Valve Springs

As to any engines of mine that were torn down after winning the Runoffs, the comment I generally received was "It's nice to see one entirely legal for a change". Thank you in advance, Mike What babble! How long ago did one of your engines win the Runoffs? Assuming your engine was in the second plac...
by hardingfv32-1
November 29th, 2014, 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Beehive Valve Springs
Replies: 25
Views: 19249

Re: Beehive Valve Springs

Brian, if you go back and really read my post, you will see that I did not imply any particular competitor in my statement but made the statement that DQ's are a result of different actions. Some are mistakes and some are intentional actions in violation of rules. I'm impressed that you are able to...
by hardingfv32-1
November 27th, 2014, 8:47 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Beehive Valve Springs
Replies: 25
Views: 19249

Re: Beehive Valve Springs

"am I trying to accomplish something that is not in the spirit of the class?" There are many tempting things I'd like to try, but in all truth, they're just cheating under the guise of rule reading….. Several classes struggled in the Runoffs shed this year. Some for mistakes and others for clearly ...
by hardingfv32-1
July 21st, 2014, 12:38 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: July minutes
Replies: 3
Views: 2168

Re: July minutes

The FVAHC process is dysfunctional. Giving them more time will not change anything. The CRB made a simple request and the FVAHC was unable to formulate a response. There was plenty of time. They need to be able to function without a taking pole. Proceed with the current CRB proposal and get the chan...
by hardingfv32-1
May 11th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: CRB - Disk Brakes
Replies: 4
Views: 3139

CRB - Disk Brakes

In the CRB's recommendation to approve disk brakes:

Where are the wheels to be used referenced?

http://scca.cdn.racersites.com/prod/ass ... inutes.pdf

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
April 22nd, 2014, 12:13 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Coating of the piston skirts
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: Coating of the piston skirts

Brownell's Teflon/Moly coat is the hot set up for DIY guys. Moly is most commonly applied with bonding or PVD. Bonding contains about 60% moly and must be cured at about 350°F. PVD application is pure Moly and has an application temp of 350-500°F. Both should be considered permanent and not allowed ...
by hardingfv32-1
April 21st, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Coating of the piston skirts
Replies: 9
Views: 5644

Re: Coating of the piston skirts

1) I had a 40 HP German brand cylinder set about 15 years ago with Moly coated piston skirts. Moly is really to reduce startup wear.

2) What makes you guys think you can cut your own grooves and get the right surface finish on the ring lands?

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 24th, 2014, 5:11 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 39036

Re: Brake shoes

Go easy on the brakes when new to reduce the formation of hot spots on the drums and shoes. Simple as that. Same as breaker-in for piston rings and cam shafts. "The center pressure shapes and conditions the drum friction surface into a slight curve and transfers small amounts of friction material on...
by hardingfv32-1
January 23rd, 2014, 1:56 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: Brake shoes
Replies: 75
Views: 39036

Re: Brake shoes

'Green or seasoned', these do not sound like metallurgy terms that can get us to a specific metallurgical goal. More like FV mythology. Do the drums need hardening, annealing, etc. for example? First we need to know something about the metal involved and what procedures have been already applied. Ne...
by hardingfv32-1
January 15th, 2014, 12:14 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: Disc brake weight penalty
Replies: 3
Views: 2431

Re: Disc brake weight penalty

Thanks

Having just finished a new front beam assembly I will gladly make the conversion. All these pins holding the suspension together are a joke. I might even build a new car for the installation. I will start work as soon as approval is granted.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 14th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9192

Re: More tire info...

Hoosier 2014 seems to be listed with SCCA, but not VW.

I wonder if VW paid out to anyone but FV last year.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 14th, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: Committee News
Topic: Disc brake weight penalty
Replies: 3
Views: 2431

Disc brake weight penalty

What number is being considered for a disc brake usage weight penalty?

Is the ball joint/disc installation heavier than the link pin installation?

I assume any penalty is arbitrary, as there is no way to assess the performance advantage of a ball joint/disc installation.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 14th, 2014, 1:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9192

Re: More tire info...

Your are sure that tire break-in is necessary?

Based on the myth, you are probably will only get one weekend out of a set. If you get two weekends out of the set, does that indicate that break-in is not necessary?

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 6th, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9192

Re: More tire info...

Make sure you save a little for Laguna Runoff specific performance items. Like an exhaust system that moves 2 hp form the 6500 rpm range to the 4500 rpm range.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
January 4th, 2014, 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More tire info...
Replies: 17
Views: 9192

Re: More tire info...

Not a surprise if you look at the SCCA contingency program. There are no tire contingencies at the Divisional or Regional level events this year as compared to last year. Only the Majors races are covered this year. So that means a total of 150 tires at say $75 (cost?) = $11,250. Note: VW is not on ...
by hardingfv32-1
November 18th, 2013, 1:08 pm
Forum: Novice Area
Topic: intake manifold/ carb question
Replies: 6
Views: 4242

Re: intake manifold/ carb question

jmattox wrote: Any suggestions on improving flow that I might be able to do myself? Thanks
You can learn to acid etch the manifold for yourself. I would be glad to provide info on the process. You will need a couple of cores and 40-120 hrs of time to get the process down.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
October 15th, 2013, 12:19 pm
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Pro event possibilty
Replies: 28
Views: 9277

Re: Pro event possibilty

Have any of you guys ever raced during a pro weekend? You will not be treated with the greatest respect... on or off the track.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
September 24th, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: Event News, Info, and Results
Topic: Runoffs Help please.
Replies: 4
Views: 1667

Re: Runoffs Help please.

I found the data, is there a legion detailing each column? I do not recall the details.

Brian
by hardingfv32-1
September 10th, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: Brake thought for the month.
Replies: 19
Views: 14535

Re: Brake thought for the month.

sharplikestump wrote:Is it the general consensus that the angled (tapered) are better?
What is the reason for the angled adjusters? Does it cause the shoe to move toward slave cylinder reducing the retracted shoe gap on the slave cylinder end of the brake shoe? Could this effect induce shoe drag?

Brian