May 26, 2005
on the left is a Lobro style axle, otherwise known as a CV
joint. The picture on the right is the factory original Nadella
style. This is a double action universal joint.
a comparison between both axle types. The Nadella weighs 11
pounds and the Lobro-CV weighs 15 pounds with adapters. 906-127
has a new set of factory original axles purchased from Stoddard
Porsche a long time ago. We will use these axles because they
are new and will last for years in vintage racing. In every
other Carrera 6 we've built, we've used CV joint type axles.
These are bullet proof because they are built for Volkswagens.
They are dependable and easy to maintain, where the Nadella
factory are not easy to maintain, but if they are new, there
is no concern. There are many Carrera 6s running with tired
Nadella axles. They should be converted to CV joints if they
aren't as lucky as us to have a new set of Nadellas on the
Andy is making the battery box right from the aircraft battery
we use. We use this type of battery because the acid cannot
leak through the one way vent caps. The battery is a little
bigger than original, but you will never know that by the
looks. The battery has a lot more cranking amps than the original
and you can buy them over the counter at any airplane service
base is trimmed and ready for installation. Andy is getting
the wiring harness ready for the first smoke test.
Windshields does the best job of bending plexi. For you Carrera
6 goons, yes, this is the proper material to make 906 parts
from. Back in the day, this material was called plexi-10.
10 represents a tougher surface to resist bigger and stronger
bugs for airplane canopies and such.
covers will be the last part fit to the car. Remember, I said
the last mechanical part will be mounting the headlights.
This will happen very soon.
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