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Old November 24th, 2021, 01:52 PM   #1
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This followed me home last night... record holder in 1987 in sand dragster D.
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Old November 24th, 2021, 02:46 PM   #2
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That’s very cool. Bet it doesn’t weigh much. 👍👍
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Old November 25th, 2021, 08:30 AM   #3
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What drivetrain backed the original V8?
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Old November 25th, 2021, 02:35 PM   #4
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Twas a live axle VW power
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Old November 27th, 2021, 08:20 PM   #5
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Old November 28th, 2021, 09:12 AM   #6
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Did a power train and rear wheels also ‘follow you home? Looks like a cool, fun project!👍👍
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Old November 29th, 2021, 07:55 AM   #7
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No, but Saturday I will meet the man who set the record and learn what I need to build.
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There's a really great video out there, where a bunch of fools bought a Sand Dragster type build like that... With a Honda V-Tech V6 in it... got some balls too. Personally my engine goals would depend on my perfromance wishes. The V6, coupled with a turbo could be all kinds of faster than anyone would expect... but I am a VW nut and would probably bow to my VW-ness and do a big Aircooled motor instead. Otherwise we're talking Dragster Aerial Atom... right?
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Old November 30th, 2021, 06:08 PM   #9
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Back in the late 70’s a friend built a steel frame sand tail with an 1835 and named it “VolksDragon.”
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This has an 1835 and weighed 900 with driver. 1.3 60fts are plenty quick!
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This has an 1835 and weighed 900 with driver. 1.3 60fts are plenty quick!
Looks to be a fun project. 1.3 60 ft is fun. My old 60 pan car drag bug 60 ft 1.38-39.
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Mo parts! Live axle, intermediate housing, wheels, pedals...



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Cool, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ‘live axle & disc setup like that!👍
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The steering is go cart ;)
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What? With those massive front wheels?🙄😁
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Disassemble...
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Most live axles I’ve seen feature one brake rotor. Two sounds way better to me.

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Kool project ! I keep thinking about doing a drag rail, but life keeps sidetracking me.
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Everything for the live axle has been cleaned, emory clothed and made ready for assembly into the transaxle. As soon as my superbeetle mainshaft arrives, we will start to assemble. Woot!
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Working on acquiring a 2 speed shifter set up for the car.
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So, everything on this project is awaiting delivery. Can't build trans without the pinion and gears. Can't build the shift system without the 2 speed shift system and can't rebuild the front wheels until the last of the bearings arrive. All are in the post, none are here.
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Let's Go Brandon! Thanks for the Supply Line issues, huh?
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Shallow training paddles.
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New front wheel bearings and wheels installed.


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