Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Find the coils

The ignition coil of course. I hope you all enjoyed the sparky demonstration.... Upon reciept of our coil, you will learn how it all comes together. Thank you for your patience kids!

For now spot the coil on this Maserati "Birdcage" race car.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

More on this VW..

Remember early on I was showing you pictures of VW beetles? Well, I found more on this particular one.

Click the link!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Surfing the web for info on suspension

This is what I found!  CLICK THE LINKS!

Look at the race car featured in the middle of the page!

Resurrection of a rotten convertible. Here you will see documentation of how this family builds a v8 convertible beetle. It is quite wild. Click on the tabs "Our Project" and "Construction" to see more links!

One day I will build one of these! Turbo BEAST engine. This thread is the build and R&D process of Jim's Turbo Drag Race Beetle.

Look at what race cars used to be in the past...

What Race cars look like now...

Friday, January 18, 2013

Was trying to find information

What kind of transmission do we have??? Ever think of that? We know what motor we have. We are going to test it soon. We have a transmission, but that is all we know. Does it have gear oil? How do we check? Is it a good one? Is it the correct year? Is it for the Beetle or the bus? HOW DO WE KNOW?! (research...)

This is where I started, but needed to clarify some findings..

Stumbled upon this.. He has listed lots of information here.

Although it refers to the VW BUS, parts are similar and show many different part numbers.

I've been so entertained reading this guys challenges!

Here is some very helpful engine tech/knowledge!

More transmission info, but it conflicts with the first link...

ASK KELVIN what model transmission we have. He found it today..

Tuesday, January 15, 2013


Slammed, crunching the motor, wiring fun, Hans Solo, and chippin' & scrapin'.

Monday, January 14, 2013

List List List

C'mon everyone! Let's get some lists together for what we need!!! It is time to gather parts so that we can breeze through assembly when the time comes. For now, use websites to help as reference. I found a great one and listed it below:

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Back to work

This project is fun! I like when someone stumbles upon the right info and everyone takes the initiative to find the answers. I wish there were witnesses for days like these :)! Since there wasn't... Here are the pictures.

Monday, January 7, 2013


Will our motor bark like its big cousin after sitting for so many years?


Was exploring the web and found this! It was never explained to me like this. It all makes sense now! :)

How a differential gear works!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

We're Back!

Today we start school again and today we get back to work! We need to get the chassis to the body shop soon, so its time to ensure we have it ready to go. In the meantime, we can also begin to decide what color scheme we are going to go with. I say we stick with the original color.... What do you all think!?