JG54 Greenhearts

The JG54 'Green Hearts'* are a club for hardcore Cal-Look Volkswagens. Cars in the club must run quicker than 15.99 seconds in the 1/4 mile. The original JG54 '* Gr├╝nherz' were the elite Messerschmitt squadrons in World War II. Some of the highest scoring flying aces were in the JG54. This Blog shows the JG54 club cars and other cal-look inspired pictures/comments... MAC USERS PLEASE USE SAFARI TO VIEW SITE... . FOR MORE PICTURES - CHECK THE ARCHIVES (TO THE RIGHT)...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Alex Spring's Oval

After getting the car ready for it's first outing at last years VW Action in September at Santa Pod . Alex has been waiting for decent weather and some spare time this year , to come down and attend to the last few tweeks on the car . His aim is to give the car a few runs up the strip at next weekends " Big Bang " VW event , at the Santa Pod Raceway drag strip .

He came down early Sunday morning , and while he removed the engine , to fit one of the new Viton crankshaft oil seals I have , I set about raising and leveling the rear suspension ( it was slightly low , and down a little one side ) . I also modified and fitted T2 Bay window rubber rear bump stops , onto T1 mounting brackets , modified to fit an Oval . This is to help stop the car squatting under acceleration .

I also fitted longer rear wheel studs , as the ones fitted only allowed the wheel nuts to go on a few turns , not really satisfactory .

It was a glorious sunny Sunday , we had a good laugh , as well as getting the car sorted . Richard Beck ( JG54 member , Texas Brown Zwitter ) popped down to pick up a couple of parts , and Dominic Hill ( JG54 Prospect , 65 Beetle ) , came along in the afternoon to lend a hand and make it light work .

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