Hotrod Drag Week - How could you do it?

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Hotrod Drag Week - How could you do it?

Post by petew » Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:43 am

HRM drag week is on again and just like last year I'm wondering about how you'd do it with an ACVW. I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking about this. Richie Webb from the UK was doing the tour until he bent some shift forks in his street beetle vert (which has done 8:90s).

So, let's spitball some ideas. What would you build for this style of event?

1. What size motor?
2. N/A or turbo?
3. How to keep it cool on the freeway?
4. What sort of trans?
5. ET you'd be aiming for?
6. Any other potential dramas you can think of.

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Re: Hotrod Drag Week - How could you do it?

Post by petew » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:21 pm

C'mon, no one? Afraid of adventure?

Right, this is me then. In principle the wife as said "yes" (a miracle). They run a similar event over here. I'm gonna try to run it next year when I have some long service leave. My big challenge is whether they'll accept such a slow car.

Here's my setup...
1. DP1600, stock save crank, valve springs, cam running MS2 with a microsquirt
2. IHI subaru legacy turbo
3. full oil system with cooler/filter/deep sump + water intercooler
4. Late 1300 with 4:12R&P, steel plate in nose cose, superdiff, billet side covers and moly nut
5. Dunno, maybe low 14s?
6. This is where I'd need your help

What would break first? I think I'd stick to a sticky street tyre and try and drive on it the whole way.

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