23/10/2009

gassertime

yesterday i presented to you the replica of the ned bug , to continue with that car ,

here's some species of the original car

owned by skip hamm & denny grove the orignal car was an 60 model with all steel , equipped with plexiglass windows ,

chassis was lightened by removal the steel floor ,undercoating insulation,and aluminium flooring replaces steel

the car was painted in lime gold ,highlighted with black lacework

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 skip was an dds dealers products on the east coast that's why the car was sponsored by dds  and was fully equipped with the famous purple dynosoar

she was sitting ona set of dds wheels  ;13"/6" in the front with pireeli cinturato 135-13 ,and  the rear were 15"/6" with m&h racemaster slicks 6.60-15

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 here's the species of the 2180cc(133.2 cu/i) engine

1971 vw  case, with dds 92mm bore ,okrasa 82mm stroke ,porsche rods , dds rings ,dds camshaft ,cylinder heads 71vw type 3 dulaport

, with enlarged and polished intake and exhaust passages by dds , the valves springs were dual dds units , with dampers same as rockers arms , it was dds units with high lift

48 idas on dds manifold with dds linkage,the ignition was made by an vertex magneto , the exhaust extractor was an dds competiton  , fly wheel and clutch :f&s 180mm diameter

 oil pump and oil sump were dds one too nad origianl oil cool er in stock place

the front axle was an tubular dds unit with f&s shock absorbers , no front brakes rear supspension was the vw one with koni shock absorber

 the transaxle was an 65 porsche gearbox  additional webbing added to strengthen case

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the NED bug metamorphosed into a "dead bug" after high speed rollover at niagara dragstrip , hollow centered joint broke ,affecting steering and sending car into sharp right turn

that ended in crash at 113mph! grove wasn't seriously hurt

the car ran into the low 11sec , here 're some fiew shot action at the 71 summernationals

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 the car was destroyed  the august 1 1971 ,2 weeks after the summertionals

the pictures above were may be the last of the car

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