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    A Arm Weld on upgrade kit for VW

    There is a kit for $2200 on TheSamba.com built by Mosebilt in the Offroad Parts classifieds.
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    Torsion Bars

    My original message was from 2001. My car is done and I'm getting ready for the Swinger Showdown. Thanks for the info.
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    Surgery- info needed fast.

    Had mine out 2 years ago. Got so bad, it almost burst. Spent 4 or 5 days in the hospital on IV antibiotics. Was back at work the next week. I have four little scars where they made the incisions. You will be sensitive to fats and fried foods, but it gets better with time. Real butter and...
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    Class 9 Fourm Moderator

    Does anyone know who is the moderator for the Class 9 Forum? Thanks, Mike Hinson
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    Best oil cooling set-up

    I run the stock doghouse style cooler and fan shroud. Haven't had a problem yet.
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    Backing Plates

    Call John at RC Trans. (702) 221-4363 Mike
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    shock pressure

    I run 200 psi in mine. Mike
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    freeway on ramp smog

    All fleets with two or more trucks are required to get an opacity test at a certified test facility every year after the truck reaches four years old. Calif Air Resources Board (CARB) audits trucking companies for compliance. The fines for non-compliance can be staggering. Currently, if you...
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    Torres...

    Corey & Victor, Congratulations and Great job. You worked hard all year to make it happen. You never give up, even when it looks like all is lost. Mike Hinson
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    axel housing

    John is the owner of RC Trans in Las Vegas. He builds awesome Class 9 transmissions. I run the tube stiffeners and have not had a problem with them. Where you get in trouble is going air borne and coming down sideways on the rear wheel. Tremendous amount of stress is put on the drum, axle...
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    H2o

    I have Camel backs with 12V windshield washer motors in line. They are wired to a dashboard switch for getting a drink. The co-driver operates the switch so the driver can keep both hands on the wheel. They are mounted inside the car every race with zip ties. The drink tubes have a piece of...
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    Should we allow any type one transmission mods?

    Steve, Very well said. There is no way we can slow down and stay competetive. I for one appreciate these discussions. It is good to see our group communicating plus I have been enjoying the verbal sparring. Mike
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    Pinky II

    I'll bring the syrup & paper plates. Mike
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    Front end for "dummies"

    You can also install a washer on the lower shock mount shaft to space the shock out a little bit, moving it away from the arm. Also check to make sure the arms are not bent. Mike Hinson-938
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    Pinky II

    With Bisquick as a sponsor, are you going to provide us a pancake breakfast at your next race? Mike
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