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

Ivan's Beam ( White 67 )

Alex Taylor ( www.defcon-3.co.uk ) came to visit on Friday afternoon . He brought with him the original beam out of Ivan's White 67 . The car has been running a Puma adjustable beam , but the trailing arms are too tight in the trailing arm bearings ( a common problem ) , resulting in a choppy ride . Also , the car runs drop spindles , and the slight track increase you get with drop spindles means that when the original beam is refitted , and the suspension has travel ( which is doesn't at the moment , due to the excessively stiff suspension , caused by the tight trailing arms ) , the tyres will rub the wings ( As did Ivan's beige 67 , before Alex narrowed the beam to correct the drop spindle track increase ). Alex has narrowed the 27,000 mile beam 20 mm a side , to correct the drop spindle offset . He also fitted Sway-Away adjusters . He has re-painted the beam in 2K black and 2K clear lacquer . It sure looks beautiful

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