We go back again in 2009! (It's about time too...)
Returning to the GRM Challenge in 2006
Oh Yea - GRM 2010
Scirocco.org Members compete in the $2004 GRM Challenge
Showing off at Cincy Gathering... right after 2004 race..(At Cincy 2004)
Showing off at Cincy Gathering... right after 2004 race..
(At Cincy 2004)
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Brian Driving a scirocco at Cincy.. :-)(At Cincy 2004)
Brian Driving a scirocco at Cincy.. :-)
(At Cincy 2004)
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Brett diving yet another white scirocco(At Cincy 2004)
Brett diving yet another white scirocco
(At Cincy 2004)
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Brett at Waterfest at the drags(Waterfest 2005)
Brett at Waterfest at the drags
(Waterfest 2005)
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Waterboxing it..(Waterfest 2005)
Waterboxing it..
(Waterfest 2005)
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Launching.. belching black smoke!(Waterfest 2005)
Launching.. belching black smoke!
(Waterfest 2005)
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It didnt get off the line... its broke.. why?(Waterfest 2005)
It didnt get off the line... its broke.. why?
(Waterfest 2005)
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We've been here before..(Waterfest 2005)
We've been here before..
(Waterfest 2005)
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3.5 clyn and it shears a CV(Waterfest 2005)
3.5 clyn and it shears a CV
(Waterfest 2005)
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right be fore the pouring rain.(Waterfest 2005)
right be fore the pouring rain.
(Waterfest 2005)
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Brett and Anson fixed it up and got it lined up again(Waterfest 2005)
Brett and Anson fixed it up and got it lined up again
(Waterfest 2005)
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vroom it goes down the track(Waterfest 2005)
vroom it goes down the track
(Waterfest 2005)
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Bubb fondles the motor..(Working on the car, winter 2005)
Bubb fondles the motor..
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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new piston rings, again(Working on the car, winter 2005)
new piston rings, again
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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attaching the oil pan(Working on the car, winter 2005)
attaching the oil pan
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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this old computer just doesnt like megatune (it does now!)(Working on the car, winter 2005)
this old computer just doesnt like megatune (it does now!)
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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Brett cleans. Dan works.(Working on the car, winter 2005)
Brett cleans. Dan works.
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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See he likes to clean(Working on the car, winter 2005)
See he likes to clean
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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Dan gaps rings.. Brett still cleaning the downpipe flange so it doesn't leak - also putting back in the freeze plugs that blew out over the winter.  Yeah, that's dumb, unh.(Working on the car, winter 2005)
Dan gaps rings.. Brett still cleaning the downpipe flange so it doesn't leak - also putting back in the freeze plugs that blew out over the winter. Yeah, that's dumb, unh.
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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its almost beer thirty(Working on the car, winter 2005)
its almost beer thirty
(Working on the car, winter 2005)
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It started and ran on all 4 clyn later this day..(Back at it, spring 2006)
It started and ran on all 4 clyn later this day..
(Back at it, spring 2006)
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Brian & Brian doing rings at cincy(Cincy, spring 2006)
Brian & Brian doing rings at cincy
(Cincy, spring 2006)
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Three of the four "Killer" B's
Brett(L) Brian H. (Center) Brian M. aka Bigmac(R)
(arguably, this could be more B's, with the occassional Bubb)(Cincy, spring 2006)
Three of the four "Killer" B's
Brett(L) Brian H. (Center) Brian M. aka Bigmac(R)
(arguably, this could be more B's, with the occassional Bubb)
(Cincy, spring 2006)
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yep that is a waterpump / thermostat gasket made out of a grommet that was from the previously removed AC system (probably one of the firewall grommets)(Back at it again, summer 2006)
yep that is a waterpump / thermostat gasket made out of a grommet that was from the previously removed AC system (probably one of the firewall grommets)
(Back at it again, summer 2006)
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Kickin new seat, seat belt, and reducing the wiring mess. I asked for a milk crate to sit on and got one.(Now we're really starting to work, late summer 2006)
Kickin new seat, seat belt, and reducing the wiring mess. I asked for a milk crate to sit on and got one.
(Now we're really starting to work, late summer 2006)
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Flashing the ECU.. again.. and we blew up our injectors.. again.. fried a FET .. again .. and I burned my finger .. again.... oh well charred flesh makes it go faster..(a couple weeks before race, fall 2006)
Flashing the ECU.. again.. and we blew up our injectors.. again.. fried a FET .. again .. and I burned my finger .. again.... oh well charred flesh makes it go faster..
(a couple weeks before race, fall 2006)
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Brett and Brad (background) the other B..(a couple weeks before race, fall 2006)
Brett and Brad (background) the other B..
(a couple weeks before race, fall 2006)
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(Note this is one of the other cars.Brians Zenderized Mk1 on way to Gainesville, leaving the driveway in MD. The current plan is to stick 2x 13' cars in a trailer that has 26.5' interior length..  two mk1s in one trailer. (fall, 2006)
(Note this is one of the other cars.
Brians Zenderized Mk1 on way to Gainesville, leaving the driveway in MD. The current plan is to stick 2x 13' cars in a trailer that has 26.5' interior length.. two mk1s in one trailer.
(fall, 2006)
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Isnt it cute, it goes faster with the wiper straight up..  Not really, we didnt fix the wiper that way. it how it got turned off(fall, 2006)
Isnt it cute, it goes faster with the wiper straight up.. Not really, we didnt fix the wiper that way. it how it got turned off
(fall, 2006)
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Front View hood open.JPG
Front View hood open.JPG
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This is how it came.. a greasy nasty mess
This is how it came.. a greasy nasty mess
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side art shot.JPG
side art shot.JPG
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stock cosmoline.JPG
stock cosmoline.JPG
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Other things to build.. this actually cost more than one of the GRM cars...
Other things to build.. this actually cost more than one of the GRM cars...
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It finally runs again, after pulling just about every "advanced" feature possible out of the engine mangagement - the car is a neanderthal.
It finally runs again, after pulling just about every "advanced" feature possible out of the engine mangagement - the car is a neanderthal.
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13mb movie of start up and actually running fairly well.
13mb movie of start up and actually running fairly well.
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Inside, obviously...yep, that carbon fiber momo race seat weighs about 5.5lbs soaking wet - and I got it for almost nothing out of a dedicated autocross Rabbit racer after a tree fell on it.  The car, not the seat.
Inside, obviously...yep, that carbon fiber momo race seat weighs about 5.5lbs soaking wet - and I got it for almost nothing out of a dedicated autocross Rabbit racer after a tree fell on it. The car, not the seat.
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Inside again, with flash! - 2 most important ingredients seen here are laptop running Megatune and Diet Mt. Dew. in the 24oz single serving portable size
Inside again, with flash! - 2 most important ingredients seen here are laptop running Megatune and Diet Mt. Dew. in the 24oz single serving portable size
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Perhaps we should change the oil after filling the crank case full of gas 10 times over with a waaay overly rich mixture
Perhaps we should change the oil after filling the crank case full of gas 10 times over with a waaay overly rich mixture
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but not without having to remove the oil pan because even the drain plug threads broke off, I'm holding them in my hand.  I JB weld them back, reattach, fill with oil, smug with confidence in my mad "fix-it" skillz
but not without having to remove the oil pan because even the drain plug threads broke off, I'm holding them in my hand. I JB weld them back, reattach, fill with oil, smug with confidence in my mad "fix-it" skillz
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"We need injectors this big""I don't think so""Let me mathematically explode your skull now, huh?"(Brian is trying to compute fuel flow over RPM so we can have a VE table that a least lives in the same neighborhood as this motor)
"We need injectors this big"
"I don't think so"
"Let me mathematically explode your skull now, huh?"
(Brian is trying to compute fuel flow over RPM so we can have a VE table that a least lives in the same neighborhood as this motor)
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Boo boo face, no kiss, sorry.Oil glub jar made from Mt. Dew bottle installed though!
Boo boo face, no kiss, sorry.
Oil glub jar made from Mt. Dew bottle installed though!
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"Can you hear me now!?"
"Can you hear me now!?"
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"Ok, how about now?!"And look at my nice rattle can roof paint job!
"Ok, how about now?!"
And look at my nice rattle can roof paint job!
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Brian backing it out of my garage...funny story about the engine mangement on this one.  Oh, and what's the "popping" sound that makes the car vibrate and jump?
Brian backing it out of my garage...funny story about the engine mangement on this one. Oh, and what's the "popping" sound that makes the car vibrate and jump?
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We pull the car back into the garage and yank a bunch of stuff off the front end (note we should have been on the road hours ago)  Turns out it's just a dry CV joint, the noise and "crack" goes away after some driving. :)
We pull the car back into the garage and yank a bunch of stuff off the front end (note we should have been on the road hours ago) Turns out it's just a dry CV joint, the noise and "crack" goes away after some driving. :)
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Loaded in the trailer at the bottom of Brett's driveway, there's a bunch more stuff left to put in...contributes to us getting about 9 mpg all the way here. Yum.
Loaded in the trailer at the bottom of Brett's driveway, there's a bunch more stuff left to put in...contributes to us getting about 9 mpg all the way here. Yum.
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Jammed into the back of Brad's trailer, two Sciroccos
Jammed into the back of Brad's trailer, two Sciroccos
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Our transport vehicles.  Expensive to operate, but necessary if you want to race.
Our transport vehicles. Expensive to operate, but necessary if you want to race.
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Highlight for Album: At the GRM 06 Race
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Album: At the GRM 06 Race

Check out the pictures from the actual event in this album. Broken cars, minor triumphs!
CLICK THIS to see our adventures at the race itself. We break stuff. We race. We break more stuff...it's A1 racing at the cheapest.
Last change: 08/03/2009
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