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Old 09-01-2007   #5
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Default Re: Are cables the weak link in your system?

Originally Posted by Robinson_A View Post

What kind of race cars are you talkin' about? Personal collection or just like hanging around the track?
A little of both!
In high school I started building hot rod VW engines for street & off road, I also crewed a sprint car for many years, I'm a corner worker in SCCA & have worked more local races than I can count & have worked many Pro races (I love sportscar races!!), I currently have a VW powered SCCA Auto cross car, a Dune buggy & a Quad for playing in the dunes & I am crew chief on a VW powered sand drag car that runs with the top alcohol cars.
My Dad Drag raced & ran sprint cars in the 50's so I guess you could say I've been around race cars both my own & others most all my life.

Here's an old pic of the dragster, at the time it was running race gas with a Holly 750 & 40 lbs of turbo boost, yes it's a VW engine!
We run 100 yards on sand & now with it injected on alcohol it has ET's of 2.9 seconds @130 MPH
that's about 650 HP out of a VW engine!!
The sand is still falling at the starting line when it crosses the finish line.
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