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Dave your rockers are extraordinarily impressive, I suspect you have the same personally defect as I have, loving to think out of the box and personally make art work out of a block of metal? I'm one of the those fellows that believe the satisfaction is the road to the goal not necessarily the end goal? The particular rockers you observed on my post are 7.5 ratio to be used with a Cam Dynamics Co. high duration roller pattern designed for one of the Berg's personal race engines in the past that seemed to be the right combination for a high RPM motor. I'm using Jesel roller lifters running in their bronze bushings.
 

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For pictures lovers I'll post some more of my machining compulsiveness parts I've made up for the Pineapple, parts machined out of titanium that with more since I could've easily made out of aluminum or steel. The first picture is the cars carburator linkage which is machined entirely from titanium material, the second picture is of the cars front steering linkage, steering colom, tie rods and ends are titanium tubeing but not yet cut to length yet. Rack and pinion steering box is from a top fueler, a little over kill for a VW but I think kind of cool.
 

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Took the Pineapple's crank shaft down to the Berg's today to have it and the flywheel, heavy pulley and pressure plate balanced. On this note I'll post pictures of what all I did to the crank before hand, precisionly machined - removed close to five pounds from the crank to achieve reduced reciprocating weight and did a true knife edging to the counter wight faces as they do to NASCAR and NHRA pro stock cranks to reduce crank case windage, the processes were extremely time consuming for a small increase in engine performance but fun to do. The first picture is of my Swedish Berg 84 mm crank, the second picture is of a Berg stroker crank non modified, you should notice quite a difference?
 

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I'm posting a little information regarding putting together my mid 1970's old school gasser that later this year will be playing in the PRA super street class, this should WOW the present day racers but maybe not for a good reason, the original ignition I bought for the car was a complete MSD 7 system, for the sake of old school look and a little spare time I stumbled on to the all high of Vertex specialists, this new design radically out performs the latest MSD UNITS in AMPS, voltage etc at RPM's above 3,500 - 10,000, the already bought MSD ignition, coil and all went on Ebay and just received new ultra hot rod'ed Vertex Mag with certified spec sheet that makes MSD pre form like a Bosch blue coil and 010 distributor needing vitamins. Excuse - old school car coming back to the race track after 35 years had to have a Vertex ignition one way or the other, pics posted of MAG and brace clamp machined out of titanium bar stock.
 

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So let me get this right you make all your own engine stuff to try and pick up a few more hp... And then you figure your going to blow the spark out which no one else can do so u get a mag setup which is going to eat like 10hp
 

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Austin, quick low 9 second fast response, how many fellows have lost races because of the complexity of a MSD unit not set up perfectly and not living up to their expectations, Tons, what little mechanical drag a mag might create can be made up in may other areas, suspension, weight transfer, traction, virtually tons of other areas like reliability and the 7075 billet aluminum heads designed and engineered from scratch that'll be on this upcoming car, not need to hate.
 

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Lance sorry if I afended you, just wanted to share that an old relic ignition like a mag with present day tech advances can serve a purpose, also in the true spirit of bringing back a early 1970's classic VW gasser from the grave I felt it necessary to try to retain the nostalgic look of the original car. I have to admit I may be trying to out tech myself with the mag and some other parts which could hurt the car's performance.
 

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The Mad Pineapple II said:
I'm posting a little information regarding putting together my mid 1970's old school gasser that later this year will be playing in the PRA super street class, this should WOW the present day racers but maybe not for a good reason, the original ignition I bought for the car was a complete MSD 7 system, for the sake of old school look and a little spare time I stumbled on to the all high of Vertex specialists, this new design radically out performs the latest MSD UNITS in AMPS, voltage etc at RPM's above 3,500 - 10,000, the already bought MSD ignition, coil and all went on Ebay and just received new ultra hot rod'ed Vertex Mag with certified spec sheet that makes MSD pre form like a Bosch blue coil and 010 distributor needing vitamins. Excuse - old school car coming back to the race track after 35 years had to have a Vertex ignition one way or the other, pics posted of MAG and brace clamp machined out of titanium bar stock.
Sent you a PM Art.
 

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The Mad Pineapple II said:
in the true spirit of bringing back a early 1970's classic VW gasser from the grave I felt it necessary to try to retain the nostalgic look of the original car.
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the 7075 billet aluminum heads designed and engineered from scratch that'll be on this upcoming car, not need to hate.
Your logic appears invalid
 

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Mags obviously have their place since basically everyone from Pro Mod to Top Fuel uses them. Now a 44amp might be overkill for a gas motor but 20 amps would be great!
 

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Danny Torres said:
Another unfinished car pushed in a dark corner? What happened to this build? Was really looking forward to this car.
Great call Danny

I agree and have sent several messages asking for updates but no reply

I fear it has dropped down the priority list and sits dusty in a "dark corner" as you suggest

Would love to see more on it,anyone know him and could get an update???

He has not logged into UAC since February so something has changed
 

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Pineapple's coming alive!

Back after years of absence, after just retiring from Boeing aircraft as a machinest a few months I no longer have an excuse to put off finishing up the Mad Pineapple II super street project that's honestly 90 plus percent complete, setting up to weld in the roll cage. Last night welding in blocks of 6061 aluminum to replace the machined out stock lifer bores to accept the JESEL bronze roller lifter keyed bushings. I'll submit a few pics of the ongoing work on this message, Art.
 
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