What are people using to wrap springs?
Restoration Supply Company in California sells a period correct tape used for wrapping springs. That is what I have used. Show us more pictures of this speedster, please!
This is a new one on me. What is the reason for wrapping the springs?
Neat looking leather rebound strap setup!
I would complete the leather look by making or buying leather lace-up spring gaiters:
In the early days springs were covered with canvas or leather gaiters to keep out the dirt.
Race cars wrapped the springs tight with cord then covered with friction tape to make them stiffer, in the days before friction shocks.
Speaking of friction tape. You can buy new "original" friction tape from your local Volkswagen dealer. I recently purchased 3 rolls, it looks feels and works just like the good old stuff.
Home Depot carries black cloth friction tape in the electrical section if y don't have a VW dealer near by.
My local Ace Hardware also carries black cloth friction tape, yours may as well.
That makes me think, could I use rebound straps as an anti-roll thing? Like a swaybar/anti-rollbar. Or would it snap my rear axel?
Is this the race car with the Oilzum graphics that used to attend the SCVMTC speedster runs? I haven't seen that car in years. It was always one of my favorite racers. Can we see some overall pictures of it? Thanks!!
I posted all I had of that speedster. All my old pictures died years ago so what I have now is more the begining of the digital age. If memory serves they had stopped running that speedster which is why these shots are in the garage. I did however include some "other" pictures of similar speedsters.
The gray car was built by Liberty Garage in Santa Clara and it is the Oilzum Special.
Thanks, Chad. That's what I thought. I have been in that garage before...
Thanks for posting these pictures. This "group" has some of the best speedsters around.