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posted on April 4th, 2016 at 05:42 PM



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posted on April 4th, 2016 at 07:21 PM



Bloody good to see its getting punted again.. Is there any particular racing u going to do??
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posted on April 4th, 2016 at 09:00 PM



Ol' No.8 Beetle has gone to a new home. I know mactaylor appreciates the tremendous advantages of swing-axles and drum brakes. :yes: :tu:



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posted on April 4th, 2016 at 11:33 PM



We have a pretty good club down here with a sprint event every month, also winton is only an hour away so Ill take it there as much as I can.



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posted on April 5th, 2016 at 09:27 PM



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We have a pretty good club down here with a sprint event every month, also winton is only an hour away so Ill take it there as much as I can.


Cool,make sure you put up pics and videos..enjoy thrashing that bug

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posted on April 6th, 2016 at 09:34 AM



OK Greg,I have studied the pics of "the suspension" - you are difinately a "Genious" .You tried to explain it to me once,and it was difficult to visualise without being there.Do I see 2 wheel cylinders on the front brakes? The front stub axles are definitely something else.Awesome!!!
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posted on April 6th, 2016 at 09:43 AM



Glad you've finally got the picture, Gary. :smirk:

Brakes are 356 Porsche drums, twin leading shoes at the front. :tu:




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posted on April 6th, 2016 at 01:57 PM



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Glad you've finally got the picture, Gary. :smirk:

Yes it took a while. I seem to remember you haggling a bloke at the swap meet at Fontana for early Porsche brakes- don't remember if you scored though.The suspension on No 8 is unbelievable. Legend young fella
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posted on April 6th, 2016 at 09:06 PM



Spotted some photos on FB and had to see if it had a new owner.

AWDCC seem very active!
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posted on April 7th, 2016 at 07:23 AM



AWDCC is a good club! well run and all keen to have fun! I am looking forward too getting more involved.



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posted on April 7th, 2016 at 05:19 PM



Whats awdcc stand for
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posted on April 7th, 2016 at 07:21 PM



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Mr Google says................Albury, Wodonga & Districts Car Club




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Mr Google says................Albury, Wodonga & Districts Car Club


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posted on April 8th, 2016 at 09:40 PM



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AWDCC is a good club! well run and all keen to have fun! I am looking forward too getting more involved.


Willby, Logic and Winton all with in an hours drive! Thumns up!!!!
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posted on May 6th, 2016 at 10:30 PM



Took no.8 for a run at Winton today, Had a blast! Only did 3 sessions checking temps and the like. Did have a minor brake problem on the old back straight! The pedal went too the floor! bit of a O shit moment! Pulled up in time, no damage. Put an end to the day but it was going great!



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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 12:57 PM



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Took no.8 for a run at Winton today, Had a blast! Only did 3 sessions checking temps and the like. Did have a minor brake problem on the old back straight! The pedal went too the floor! bit of a O shit moment! Pulled up in time, no damage. Put an end to the day but it was going great!


Oh shit,panic stations!!!!put some pics up...what are those two peice wheels it's running,they look really good
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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 01:10 PM



Crikey, Mac...what caused the "minor brake problem" ? Can't imagine how that would feel. :no:

You say no damage...how about the Reg Grundys ?

Fabo, they're actually 3 piece wheels.




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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 03:33 PM



Dont know what caused it yet! Was a bit of a pucker moment thou! Will put it on the hoist in a couple of days! Felt a bit like the master cylinder died! no leaks but! A bit odd! Any ideas greg? Was doing 1.44s until that point! cant master the sweeper yet! It is a bitch!



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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 04:15 PM



Never had any sign of that brake problem, Mac. Maybe the M/C has failed, as you suspect. Is there brake fluid leaking anywhere ?

1-44 is pretty quick at Winton. :tu:




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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 04:38 PM



Will find out soon about the MC! Greg can i ask what times you were doing at winton?



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Only driven on the 'long' circuit [2008]...1-51s.



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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 08:37 PM



Mac check how your handbrake ( if fitted ) is adjusted as if the handbrake leavers are adjusted on too hard it'll leave your rear drum slaves too far to travel and give you a vauge pedal at unpredictable times



Don't let body work get in the way of real suspension travel
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posted on May 7th, 2016 at 08:49 PM



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Crikey, Mac...what caused the "minor brake problem" ? Can't imagine how that would feel. :no:

You say no damage...how about the Reg Grundys ?

Fabo, they're actually 3 piece wheels.


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posted on May 8th, 2016 at 03:34 AM



Fabo, The wheels are a 3 piece design by greg and his sons, centres were water jet cut alloy with white horse industries hoops. Nice and light! Towd, I tried the hand brake trick, It did not help. Its an odd one! Greg I was on the long circuit! It goes nice!



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posted on June 27th, 2016 at 05:23 AM



Took the rocket to Wilby circuit on sunday, Had a blast. Nice tight little track that suits No.8 to a tee! Seventh outright. Had a shifter coupler failure that made 2nd impossible to select while on the fly! so slowed my times a fair bit.



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posted on June 27th, 2016 at 11:59 AM



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Took the rocket to Wilby circuit on sunday, Had a blast. Nice tight little track that suits No.8 to a tee! Seventh outright. Had a shifter coupler failure that made 2nd impossible to select while on the fly! so slowed my times a fair bit.


Not sure if your using one of those rubber couplers but if u are buy one of those alloy ones off the samba,about $60.i used them and they are really good
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posted on June 27th, 2016 at 12:28 PM



There's some damn quick machinery behind you, Mac. :tu:

http://racing.natsoft.com.au/640306968/object_403887.87P/View?1 




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posted on June 27th, 2016 at 10:44 PM



Thanks Greg It is great fun! Really starting to get comfortable. The brakes are very good! 100 mph stops every lap no problems, but I have to stand on them! but they keep working! A few more ponies would be nice.......... Going to buy a gopro, gets pretty busy in there sometimes. Fabo have you got a link to the samba coupler?



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posted on June 28th, 2016 at 10:01 AM



they do early style alsohttp://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1252462
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posted on June 29th, 2016 at 10:17 AM



Thanks Fabo! Its an early style one. Might just make it!



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