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

Neal Anderson's 56

Neal came down at the weekend , to take the engine out of his car , to fit his racing set-up , ready for next weekends " Big Bang " VW event at Santa Pod Raceway drag strip . Now that he runs the car on slicks at the track , before the event , we drop the engine out , fit a slightly stronger pressure plate , and swap the gearbox yoke mount ( Modified BugPack with Grey VW rubbers for the street ) , to a solid BugPack mount , for the strip . We also fit ally blocks to the intermediate mount , as apposed to the rubber ones used for street use .

I also wanted to check the valve springs out , as they have been on the car for a few years now , and I thought they might be worth checking . Neal had commented that the car didn't " pull " at the top end like it used to . I checked the spring tension , and at the lift he runs with a Web-Cam 86c , with Pauter roller rockers , 0.546" lift . A fresh Scat VW Diameter dual spring came out at about 280 pounds at 0.550" lift , whereas Neal's were down to 235 pounds , quite a drop . We are going to try the new VW650 springs from CB Performance , and see how this goes , and if it makes any improvement on his 12.9 sec PB .


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