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  • #306931
    Dale Schumacher
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    @schu

    Already voted a few days ago Ed. Good luck!

     

    #306932
    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    Just saw there was voting requested. DONE. Glad I was able to add a vote before the deadline.

    Jack, VA beach sounds wonderful about now.

     

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306933
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Thanks, all, for the votes.

    Yeah, Jack, I very much would like to show this car at Air & Auto 10 in October. I think some of the members of the First Settlers PCA would get a kick out of it. The stars may yet align.

    #306949
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    Spyder is on the road for sorting.

    #306952
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Bet that feels good, doesn’t it?

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #306953
    Dale Schumacher
    Participant

    @schu

    Image not found?

    Can’t see it so didn’t happen – come on man

    Good luck – hope all is good

    #306954
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Weird.

    I cranked the rear suspension up about half an inch and managed to leave the driveway without scraping the tail pipe. Then I put the car back in the garage so I can mess with the brakes: driver’s rear line hits the inner fenders so needs to be re-routed. I also need to bleed the system harder to get a higher pedal, and check to see if I need to shim one of the calipers to cure a rubbing pad.

    Hope to get that and a couple other minor things done by this weekend to do a bit more of a test drive.

    After that it’s oil leaks. I bent a couple pushrod tubes last time the engine was out, so they may be dripping. Something is under there…

    #307048
    edward ericson
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    @edsnova

    I posted a short test-drive vid yesterday.

    https://youtu.be/qPXNBe_9908

     

     

    #307050
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Very cool, Ed. Looks like it tracks straight, stops straight, sounds good. Sweet!

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #307178
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Been a while since I updated the Spyder project here. We had a setback involving the front suspension, the fixing of which may be relevant to owners of VW-based TDrs.

    Short story: the inner bushings were mostly missing from my torsion beam.

    Completely rebuilt it with Delrin bushings.

    Since then I’ve put about 60 miles on the car in testing, and found oil temps are a bit too hot—shading toward 220F after about an hour’s stop and go dilly-dallying on an 80-degree morning. I installed a full underbelly pan to keep the exhaust heat out of the engine bay, as the original cars were equipped.

    One of those things hardly anyone will notice, probably, but from the right angle it looks cool…

    To my chagrin, this extremely hard to make bit of kit had little to no effect on oil temps. So I have an auxiliary cooler on order.

    Missed Carlisle but I gave my sticker to a neighbor, who drove his dune buggy up Saturday and picked up my “goody bag.”

    So it goes in 2020.

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