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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 12:37

ah thats fair enough m8, just thought ali or abit of carbon would have been better.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 12:40

matty_mk1 wrote:
ah thats fair enough m8, just thought ali or abit of carbon would have been better.

Alli would be better but for the sake of a few grammes ( i mean we aren't talking kilos here) i will settle for what is costing me nothing Smile

Not a big fan of carbon on the jetta...did think about it...but prefer the metal Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 12:51

fair play then m8, what thickness is the stainless then? must be quite thin.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 18:08

i think i've got some very thin alloy maybe about 2mm or thinner, how big do you need Jetta - Page 17 Icon_idea
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 18:13

Dude that would be ace if you have some...needs to be big enough to cut out a 28 inch diameter circle

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 18:15

i'll see how much ive got, u can have it for sexual favours Jetta - Page 17 263249
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 18:17

Sounds fair to me Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyWed Feb 10 2010, 18:25

its 39"x32" it is about 1mm thick,i have cut it with scissors when i needed some. has a few marks and bends in it but can be dressed out.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyThu Feb 11 2010, 08:28

mark-1vw wrote:
its 39"x32" it is about 1mm thick,i have cut it with scissors when i needed some. has a few marks and bends in it but can be dressed out.

Cheers dude...will have a look at it and see if i can use it Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyThu Feb 11 2010, 21:11

VW Mike wrote:
mark-1vw wrote:
its 39"x32" it is about 1mm thick,i have cut it with scissors when i needed some. has a few marks and bends in it but can be dressed out.

Cheers dude...will have a look at it and see if i can use it Smile

o.k. dude Jetta - Page 17 51732
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Feb 23 2010, 11:42

Been having a chat with the other guy on the team Rich...we could have the Jetta all welded up (arches as they are all rotten) and the cage in and prepped for paint by the summer Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 10:29

Got some work done over the weekend Smile

Tidied up the garage first so i had room to work on the Jetta...then removed the grille, lights, wiring loom and wings Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 11:12

why?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 11:14

MarkGTX wrote:
why?

So that it can all be cleaned up and so i can route the wiring and the fuel lines.

It will all make sense when it is done.

The arches needed work anyhow.

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 11:16

so not an extreme form of wieght saving then!
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 11:18

MarkGTX wrote:
so not an extreme form of wieght saving then!

Nope lol! Want to still be able to use it on the road...i did have a look at Carbon Fibre/Fibreglass wings though Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 18:29

VW Mike wrote:
MarkGTX wrote:
so not an extreme form of wieght saving then!

Nope lol! Want to still be able to use it on the road...i did have a look at Carbon Fibre/Fibreglass wings though Jetta - Page 17 651561

you can get fibreglass of german ebay for about 60 euros + postage man

and bonnets too

i almost bought a pair but the bonnets are single skin so you will have to use 4 pins, not that thats a problem for you on a race car!
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyMon Mar 08 2010, 18:50

id want the weight over the front though to help get the traction off the line?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 07:46

thermal wrote:
VW Mike wrote:
MarkGTX wrote:
so not an extreme form of wieght saving then!

Nope lol! Want to still be able to use it on the road...i did have a look at Carbon Fibre/Fibreglass wings though Jetta - Page 17 651561

you can get fibreglass of german ebay for about 60 euros + postage man

and bonnets too

i almost bought a pair but the bonnets are single skin so you will have to use 4 pins, not that thats a problem for you on a race car!

Will keep an eye out for a set dude Smile Thanks Smile

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id want the weight over the front though to help get the traction off the line?

No need to worry about weight over the front dude...for a start the radiator is going to hold a fairly massive volume of water (much more than a standard - probably twice as much if not a little more.) and this will keep weight over the nose of the car. This will run the full width of the front panel and about half as high as the original...keeping a low centre of gravity.

Then you have the rollcage which will add rigidity to the car and some extra weight (70-80kgs) This is the main reason for removing as much weight as possible from the car in the first place...i need to lose as much as possible to hopefully make it so that even when the cage is installed it is still lighter than it was before. This is one of the things that people who drag race don't think about...in order to be safe/compliant you need a cage...but they don't consider the extra weight of the cage which in theory slows them down. The rollcage will also hold the rigidity of the car right from the rear shock towers to the front shocks.

The rear suspension is massively important here, What you need is rock hard rear shocks so that when you launch the car doesn't squat at the rear. This enables the car to keep a nose down stance under hard launching...which gives better traction of the line.

Then you have the tyres...i will try running the R888's to begin with and see how i get on with those. If i need to (and i feel it will improve my times which it probably will) i will get full slicks for use at the Pod.

The jetta has become a well thought out formula for going quicker Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 08:17

plans are sounding good mike Jetta - Page 17 680462 the shell looks surprisingly tidy.
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 08:24

Lupton_20vt wrote:
plans are sounding good mike Jetta - Page 17 680462 the shell looks surprisingly tidy.

I was suprised too Smile Now just a s**t load of sealant to take off Smile Will weigh it when i'm done.

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 09:13

VW Mike wrote:

The jetta has become a well thought out formula for going quicker Smile


much more complicated than a rwd car Razz

what sort of times are you hoping for once its built?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 09:17

billybug wrote:
VW Mike wrote:

The jetta has become a well thought out formula for going quicker Smile


much more complicated than a rwd car Razz

what sort of times are you hoping for once its built?

Yeah lol!

Looking for 12's Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 09:18

same as me!!!

you using nitrous?
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PostSubject: Re: Jetta   Jetta - Page 17 EmptyTue Mar 09 2010, 09:27

billybug wrote:
same as me!!!

you using nitrous?

I certainly will be Smile Will be getting 12's from a 2.0ltr 8v on carbs with NOS.

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