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by cord
Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:22 pm
Forum: Wide Open Sand
Topic: Not Sand... but looks fun as all heck...
Replies: 14
Views: 2492

Wonder if we can get some of them to Naples, FL for the swampbuggy races...Looks like they'd give the locals a run for their money!! That kind of stuff is a whole lot more fun than the dunin' thing. At least in my experience. But it's also a heck of lot colder and more uncomfortable, too. And from t...
by cord
Fri May 26, 2006 8:40 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

"goop" it up? Such as hi-temp silicone gasket stuff? I thought you weren't supposed to use that stuff on the old VWs? Don't know why I have that in my mind--could be something that just appeared there... I didn't use anything on the gaskets last time I put it together. Maybe that's part of the probl...
by cord
Thu May 25, 2006 9:15 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

Actually, I do have the spin-on. Never thought about doing away with it. Figured it must serve a purpose, but with a real filter, I guess it's rather redundant. I'm running a Fram HP1, but I've read so much negative about their filters, I'll probably switch to another brand. Wouldn't happen to know ...
by cord
Thu May 25, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: dumb question
Replies: 8
Views: 2314

dumb question

Okay, this is probably dumb, but here goes... On a type 1 VW, does the strainer assembly have to be turned a certain way to go on easily? Mine has always leaked around the cover on the bottom of the sump. I had a hard enough time getting if off the studs, I had bent the flange up quite a bit, so I g...
by cord
Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:15 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: how to cut aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

How thick of aluminum (what gauge?) are ya'll using for floors?
by cord
Tue Apr 25, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Adding more rake makes sense. Would drop spindles accomplish this or not? It would drop the front beam in relation to the rear, but it would have no effect in softening the suspension itself, right? And with no weight to speak of on the front, the suspension does ride on the top of the snubbers. The...
by cord
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:18 am
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

conflicting answers?

Voice--your last response there coincides with what I remember reading somewhere (of course, I didn't bookmark it then because I wasn't interested in it at the time...) If a wider backend exaggerates the push of the front, then a wider front end should decrease the tendency to push, correct? And it'...
by cord
Sun Apr 16, 2006 7:21 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Winston--that wasn't what I wanted to hear...

I understand it, and it makes sense. Guess I'll be happy with what I've got.

Thanks for the info.
by cord
Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

Guess I better learn to live with it, then. I'll be widening the rear width a couple of inches going to thing drums, but with the frame I'm using, I can't go any narrower in front due to the inside of the tire rubbing on the frame during sharp cornerning. Voice-you mentioned that adding weight somet...
by cord
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

So how does the offset affect it? If I remember correctly, I've read somewhere that a wider front end will reduce the sliding and an narrow one will increase the tendency to slide. I will be changing wheels; they are 5 1/2 wide, and I "think" the hub is centered front-to-back. In my mind that is zer...
by cord
Fri Apr 14, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

stock 5-lug wheels.

I imagine scrub radius has to do with the different arcs that the two wheels travel, but no, I don't know what it means.
by cord
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: better handling front end
Replies: 18
Views: 5444

better handling front end

Anybody have any ideas to get a little more grip on the front of a street rail? 2 seat, Rear engine, swing axle, k/l pin front end, approx. 98 inch wheelbase. The gas tank and battery are both behind the seats. I've considered moving the battery to the front, but I haven't convinced myself that I wa...
by cord
Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: tire size 1600dp w/swing axle
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

Any ideas as to what sizes that correlates to? The last time I had to put any thought into a tire size, the answer was "G series"... I've never figured out all this metric crap on todays tires.
by cord
Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:19 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: tire size 1600dp w/swing axle
Replies: 4
Views: 2819

tire size 1600dp w/swing axle

I know this is an off-road forum, but from reading through the posts, I know many of you drive your VW-based toys on-road also. I figured somebody here will have an answer... I'm running a rail on the street, and want to go to shorter rear tires. I've got 15 X 8 wheels, and am running a stock 1600dp...
by cord
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:40 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: How much to twist the beams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

If I just lop off the bump stops, do the shocks then act as stops, or do I need to conjure up something different? I did pull the rubber off one side to see, and it didn't raise the height as much as I was concerned that it would. I think removing them is what I"m going to do, but am concerned about...
by cord
Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Pyrometer gauge sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

See--you knew the answer all along...
by cord
Sun Oct 23, 2005 7:51 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: Pyrometer gauge sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 1702

Okay.
by cord
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: how to cut aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

Thanks for the info. Is 1/8 inch considered "normal" thickness? How do you attach it--weld tabs to the buggy frame and run short carriage bolts up through it?
by cord
Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Sand Hills
Topic: Where located?
Replies: 2
Views: 15850

It does, at that! Thanks.
by cord
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Sand Hills
Topic: Where located?
Replies: 2
Views: 15850

Where located?

Where is Beaver State Park located? Can't seem to find in on any maps.
by cord
Thu Oct 20, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: how to cut aluminum
Replies: 12
Views: 3963

I've noticed reading these forums that a lot of you guys use aluminium floors. Back here, more guys use steel than aluminium--may be due to being used in woods instead of the sand.

I know that the aluminum is lighter--how does it hold up running over rocks, stumps and so forth? Does it hold up?
by cord
Wed Oct 19, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: How much to twist the beams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

Actually, I'm not interested in "more travel for off-road". Since there's little weight on the front end, the arms usually ride on the bump stops. Cutting them off would just raise the front end. That's not what I want to do. I want to lower it a bit to get the arms to ride more in the middle of the...
by cord
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: How much to twist the beams?
Replies: 7
Views: 1873

How much to twist the beams?

Never thought the idea of living out there in cereal land would sound good, but after reading this forum the last couple of evenings, y'all make it sound like it could be fun with all that sand... I'm starting to rejuvenate a rail for the street I originally put together 20 years ago. At the time, i...
by cord
Tue Oct 18, 2005 7:32 pm
Forum: SandRail • Jeep • OffRoad Vehicle
Topic: New guy needing help
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

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