Friday, 25 February 2011

More work on Trekker Wrekker

Hazles car is coming together quite quickly now - its going in to Aircooled Performance in Northallerton next week (call Daz on 01609 777459 ) for the cage and then the engine will be going in (once the framehorns have been tied to the cage).

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Another prospect shooting for membership in 2011

Chris Fairbanks has been running this little terror around the streets of Staffordshire for a few years now, getting gradually quicker each year. Believe it or not the engine is still only a baby 1641, yet Chris has posted low 16 second quarter mile times consistently, thanks to big gulps of nitrous being fed into the mouse motor. Based around a magnesium type 3 case, the engine now features:

Forged counterweighted 69mm crank
12. 5 lb fly wheel
Engle 110 cam with straight cut cam gears
Stock followers
H.D. conrods
Forged 1641 pistons and barrels
Empi 40 heads (40 mm inlet and 35.5 exhaust) with a mild polish & port job
Dellorto drla 40 carbs
Wizzards of nos 4 fogger nitrous system
Merged 1 5/8" header
009 dizy with pertronix ignitor II and a flamethrower 2 coil
and uprated oil pump with external filter and cooler

This is all goes through a Kennedy 1700 lbs pressure plate
and kush lock clutch, mated to a stock 1300 gear box.

Lets see those times tumble Chris!

Friday, 18 February 2011

2011 Club Tee's are here

Hoodies and Sweatshirts will be here next week........

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Wheels wheels wheels!

Richie Moss' gasser has received a new set of rims - genuine 4 stud sprints, and Jamie Palmer's 60 Bug has also had a smilar treat in the form of some 8 x 15 centerlines for the rear (chevy pattern).

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Calling all cars, calling all cars.....

This weekend is Dubfreeze, which lives up to its name most years.... to beat off the winter blues the Rennwagens are heading into Newcastle town centre for a few beers the night before this event in the hope that a hangover on Sunday will help prevent overspend in the swapmeet.

We are meeting at the Black Friar at 8pm, and anyone is welcome to come along.

See you then.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Mock up of turbo

Just started mocking things up on the bug.... not looking like it will fit under ANY decklid!

Monday, 14 February 2011

Jamie's '60 Pro Street Bug

The motor went in tonight ready for mock up & fabrication of various parts over the coming weeks in readiness for Drag Day. Cool!

Marks Ragtop Gasser - MORE progress!

Marks cracked on with the cage and will soon be out of this stage of the build and onto the next area on the hit list... lots to do, but its really coming together.

'Run to the Bun' 2011

Many Thanks to Chris and Sian for hosting an impromptu gathering of a few of us on Saturday night.. sandwiches curry and pizza, a bunch of good friends and VW drag racing on the TV.... who needs any more?!

Playtime for the boys....

OK, the day started off with a serious enough intent: Richie Moss, Peachey Cornes and myself were to drop my 2276cc turbo motor from my 73 bug, relocate the 73 from Richie's driveway to the Kraftwerk workshop (where it will receive a 1914cc Rayjay turbo'd lump) and deliver the 2276cc motor to my place so I can get it installed in my recently purchased '60 Drag Bug/Cal Looker.

We had also planned to drop in and check out a late Ghia which Richie Moss was looking at taking in part exchange for his Split Single Cab.

We had intended to get all this done in a few hours so that we were fresh faced and ready to drop around to Chris Lovatts place on Saturday evening - Chris had organized an impromptu get together with some fine food and drag racing on the TV (more of this later).... As usual with these kind of days, things got a little sidetracked.

Cue some sillyness with rattlecans and Richie's new gasser, a McDonalds, a curry and a chinese all in one day and a bit of time spent cleaning up the cab in the sun.... Oh, and we DID get the motor out and back to my place, its just a shame it fell to one side en route, leaving the back of Richies van awash with engine oil (sorry about that Rich).

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Richie Moss' new addition.....

Rich had one of those moments last week, and purchased this bug despite him already having too many cars and not having a clue what he's going to do with it. Its a bug built (well, kind of built) in a gasser style, which Rich is mad on, and when it came up at the right price he couldn't refuse....

I think it'll look awesome with some mad metalflake paint!

Little more progress on Mark's 64 Turbo bug

Cage in for a trial fit... looks great Mark.

Hazel Thomas' 'Trekker Wrekker' motor is built!

And here it is... isn't it a beaut'?!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011