Case de Fye's autos...

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by broady_6 » 29th July 2018 - 8:45am

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 6th August 2018 - 10:03pm

Looking impressive. Hope it rewards all your efforts when you run it.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th August 2018 - 9:04am

Cage all welded... now just trying to get it all back together!
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 17th August 2018 - 10:53pm

Interesting day at the track.

Tire rub on the fat butted, driver's side rear. Enough that I aborted both attempted passes.
But, even with the slicks at 28lbs, I cut 1/2 sec off my 60fts feom where I was with the radials.
Today I am working on ridding the car of worst of the rub. With the radials, there was very minor squat in the rear. With the slicks, I found out just how soft the rear suspension is :shock: So, working on limiting squat now... We shall see!
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by 937carrera » 18th August 2018 - 9:04pm

Bit more ride height and camber required ?

Stiffer springs for slicks too, swapping torsion bars over isn't going to be easy, even if you have them
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 23rd August 2018 - 7:15am

I own a pair of Marvin Shaw 'Cruiser' shock absorbers that are nitrogen charged. After talking to the owner of the company today, i have a game plan for limiting squat at launch. 300-325 psi to start...
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 30th September 2018 - 9:32am

They work! Now this:

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by broady_6 » 14th October 2018 - 2:59pm

Certainly looks like it'll add some power! Ive always wondered what "Case de Fye's autos..." means? Id always assumed it was Spanish but google says its gaelic
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 15th October 2018 - 1:58am

Well, Brian Fye is very USA, up in Oregon, so I wouldn't expect it to be Gaelic. Probably Casa rather than case, though Brian may agree he has a 'case ' of VW-itis. Great guy, lovely family, and was instrumental in setting up the biennial VW Type 3 Invasions in the USA back in 2002.
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