My shop-car; the Squarsche

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My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by aircooledtechguy » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:05 am

I don't get out of the type3 forum much these days so unless you go there, you will not have seen this. We just recently finished the latest phase on our shop-car. If you're a stock-nazi; look away before you go into convulsions. . . :lol:

It's a '67 Square with Porsche 911 front suspension/steering/brakes, Koni yellow front shocks, 944 rear suspension/brakes, 17x6.5/8 Boxter wheels, 914 engine (currently a 2056cc) w/ MS3X injection w/ dual 45mm ITBs and COP ignition, 912E 5-speed, 911 shifter w/ 917 shift knob, 911 seats w/ heat, 930 Turbo steering wheel, 914 mirrors, fiberglass bumpers w/ 914 Flex-dam in front. The front fenders were pulled 1", the rears were stretched 3" and the NACA ducts feed ducted air into the engine fan for added cooling.

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Last week at World Of Speed at Bonneville:

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A 2316cc full race engine will soon replace the tired 2056cc and we'll be turning our attention to putting the old girl on a diet. Currently it's my DD.

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by doc » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:59 am

Really good looking!

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by saggs » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:14 am

That's awesome, I love the blend of old and new! Did you do any top speed runs while you were there? That car's a rolling test lab with all the mods you've done.

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Post by aircooledtechguy » Wed Mar 04, 2015 4:43 pm

saggs wrote:That's awesome, I love the blend of old and new! Did you do any top speed runs while you were there? That car's a rolling test lab with all the mods you've done.
Yes. With mixed results and a steep learning curve!! :lol:

The 2056cc motor is essentially a stock bottom-end with 96mm P&C and stock heads. . . with about 125K+ miles on it (with the last 30K beating it into submission my me)!! CR is conservative at around 8:1 with the only bump being replacing the stock dished Porsche 94s with flat-top 96s. I would estimate power at around 100BHP at best. Definitely fun on the street, but in the thin Bonneville air, @ 4200', the motor built approx 18-20% less HP (instead of 14.7lbs of air pressure we had around 12lbs. This resulted in a lazy feeling engine (even with altitude compensating programmed into the MS3X). We just could not pull 5th gear and 1st - 4th were listless and lazy feeling :evil: . On my final run, I banged off the rev-limiter on every shift (5600rpms) and shifting into 5th (@ 90mph), it just sat there and couldn't gain much speed in the final 1/4 mile. We ended with a top speed in the standing mile of 96.990mph. This was good enough to give us the type-3 VW Challenge record, thus bringing it back to the US of A from Australia. We also were the first to run a type3 at Bonneville which was a bit of a surprise. It's just very humbling to only achieve 96.990mph when on any given day at sea level, we can blast to 115+mph on a whim. :lol: That altitude was incredible and the effect was an eye-opener for sure. It's no wonder ALL the fast cars are forced induction.

In the future, we will respond in kind!! Lesson learned!! As money becomes available, we will up our game and hopefully bring the bar to a more respectable level. We're officially competing in the "130 club" class. I fully intend to exercise and exploit the full potential of this car in the class we compete in.

The gauntlet has officially been thrown down!! :lol: :twisted:
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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by falcor » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:57 am

How did i miss this car.....love it !

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by Lani_Ofswen » Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:06 am

awesome vintage car... please take good care of that car. our beetle is already deteriorating :( .... still saving it and hopefully she'll survive the make over hehe

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by aircooledtechguy » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:30 am

Thanks for the kind words guys; It's a really fun project.

That salt never stops. I cleaned out probably 40# from each front fender and another 30# off the rest of the vehicle upon my return. Paint bubbles are coming. It's a good thing I only spent $20 on the bomb-can paint job huh?? :lol: I think I'm going to POR-15 the entire inner fenders and all the places salt seemed to be prevalent. If you drive on it, it will rust. I knew that going in. :wink:

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by aircooledtechguy » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:10 pm

About 6-months ago, we installed the 2316cc that my son Josh built @ 14 y/o. Had a client send me some video of it in motion doing some drive-bys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea7b28D ... tube_gdata

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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by aircooledtechguy » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:58 am

We built our car specifically for auto-x and track days events. Lately we've been doing some local auto-x's out at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, WA. Super fun, and these events are laid-back affairs with maximum seat time. Typically we get 20+ runs in an event. Undoubtedly the best $50 I've spent racing!! Here's some action shots and video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9PmSriVKSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmbXN7MYIdY
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Re: My shop-car; the Squarsche

Post by BAJA-IT » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:31 pm

Looks like fun, good to see your car being used.
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