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by Dietmar
October 3rd, 2023, 10:22 am
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Has anyone ever heard of a Venus kit?
Replies: 4
Views: 745

Re: Has anyone ever heard of a Venus kit?

Sounds like a home built- one of a kind. Pictures might help.
Dietmar
QuixoteRacing.com
by Dietmar
July 24th, 2023, 11:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Brake Drums
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: Front Brake Drums

Surprise ! Surprise!
Looks like I and my supplier spoke too soon. Italian brake drums ( fronts) are back in stock- of course their prices have increased, but they are now available again.
Dietmar
by Dietmar
July 1st, 2023, 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Front Brake Drums
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Front Brake Drums

More "bad news"... tried to order Italian front brake drums the other day from my supplier (OMC brand)- the kind I have stocked and sold for years. Back ordered and expected delivery is 2050 - not a mistake. Was told this means my supplier does not have a delivery date or they may not be m...
by Dietmar
June 19th, 2023, 9:53 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: Fuel Cell container
Replies: 0
Views: 708

Fuel Cell container

Have an aluminum Fuel Safe cell container- wedge style that has 4 sides with the bottom being removable. Measures 13 l x 10 h x 12 w and was intended for a Lynx but would fit other cars. Will include the original filler valve (still attached to the rotted cell) and the rear drain. Recycling soon if ...
by Dietmar
June 15th, 2023, 1:39 pm
Forum: Tech Tips, Rules, and Safety
Topic: oil coolers
Replies: 1
Views: 1111

oil coolers

Just thought I would pass on some info - in case some do not know. STOCK Type 1 oil coolers for the 36 or 40hp fan shroud now have a slightly different configuration. The older style had two bumps on the bottom, newer ones ( can't comment on the Chinese versions that are on the market or the aluminu...
by Dietmar
February 26th, 2023, 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Blue Coil

Buyer beware:

I am seeing a lot of BLUE COILS on E-bay. When you look closer and read the details or their actual listings, they are not blue but rather a black coil even though the BLUE is pictured.($39.95)

Dietmar
by Dietmar
February 21st, 2023, 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Re: Blue Coil

Barry:

Right now the only alternative that I would suggest would be the Beru coil. Also German ( or was the last time I had one) at half the price of the Bosch.

Dietmar
by Dietmar
February 14th, 2023, 12:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blue Coil
Replies: 7
Views: 1094

Blue Coil

Rumor (word from my supplier) is that Bosch is no longer making the Blue coil. When checking around, most are out of stock and those that still have some , the price has reached 100 and even 200 dollars.I did find a Chinese version ( $39) , but , as always, I stay away from Chinese whenever possible...
by Dietmar
September 8th, 2022, 12:19 pm
Forum: Vintage Vee
Topic: Bandido-sold
Replies: 1
Views: 1502

Bandido-sold

SOLD Have edited the ad after viewing the car yesterday. Anyone out there own or know of someone who owns a Bandido? Or is interested in restoring one. Car was also sold as a McKnight or Fiberkit. A friend passed away recently- wife wants to sell/dispose of a car that I thought was in pieces but is...
by Dietmar
August 1st, 2022, 9:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Barry:

Kind of you to ask.
Entered my first ever marathon last week- did not run , but I entered.
Seriously, the knees are mending quite well. No pain walking and stairs are a breeze. So good that I am neglecting my exercises :cry:

Dietmar
by Dietmar
May 25th, 2022, 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Steve: Thanks for asking Stairs are no problem- one foot at a time. Not allowed to do one after the other yet. PT( at home) today to remove staples. Been out to the garden, in the shop, walking with ( and sometimes without) a cane, so I guess that is progress. Actual PT this Friday so we will see wh...
by Dietmar
May 12th, 2022, 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Second knee yesterday and again no pain and almost all is well. Having avoided the right knee for so long the thigh and calf muscles have gone by the wayside and I have to work on them. The "bend" in the left knee was 117 after surgery whereas this one is only 87 degrees so I have a way to...
by Dietmar
April 5th, 2022, 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up-PART 2

Part 2 begins May 11.

Quixote Racing will again be closed for 2-6 weeks depending on recovery from right knee replacement.
Will try to fill orders but the "shop" itself will be closed.

Dietmar
by Dietmar
February 17th, 2022, 12:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Steve: Thanks for asking. Yes, on the road to recovery. Met with the surgeon Wed and scheduled the other knee in three months . Kicked out of PT as I was beyond what the Physical Therapist could do and am in a "knee clinic" to improve my mobility, range of motion, and strength. No pain, no...
by Dietmar
January 19th, 2022, 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Barry and Bob,
thanks for the good wishes.

Surgery went well, on my feet with little pain ( Tylenol only right now) and hope this continues as the other leg is next.

Dietmar
by Dietmar
January 4th, 2022, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Re: Heads Up

Thanks Steve ( and Barry) for the well wishes.

Left knee first ( total) and depending on the results will look at the other in a few months.
Dietmar
by Dietmar
January 3rd, 2022, 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Heads Up
Replies: 24
Views: 4397

Heads Up

Just a heads up- beginning Jan 16, Quixote Racing will be closing for 2-6 weeks depending on knee surgery recovery.
Continue to order parts and I will try to accommodate as best I can. Any machine work will have to wait until I can get back to the shop.

Happy New Year to all.

Dietmar
by Dietmar
August 17th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: Steering box
Replies: 0
Views: 899

Steering box

Word from my supplier and several other sources- TRW has stopped production of type 1 steering boxes. Was told that TRW HAD them made by someone else . Have a limited supply of the "other" manufacturer ( not Chinese) and all indications are that they are identical to the original TRW other...
by Dietmar
June 14th, 2021, 5:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brazil
Replies: 0
Views: 1715

Brazil

Suggest everyone check my post on "parts"
Dietmar
Quixote Racing
by Dietmar
June 14th, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: Brazil
Replies: 1
Views: 681

Brazil

Just a heads up- NOTHING is coming out of Brazil as far as car parts. My supplier estimates that mid-July they MIGHT get a shipment, but he does not know what is on the ship. Checking on some items today, the first five ( of eight) showed -not available at this time. What is available has increase i...
by Dietmar
December 29th, 2020, 3:43 pm
Forum: Parts
Topic: German rear drums
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

German rear drums

My supplier has informed me that they have Zimmerman rear drums, made in Germany. They have a limited supply on hand right now but expect 150 pieces in the next 4 to 8 weeks If anyone is interested, I will entertain orders for the next couple of weeks. Depending on how many respond, the price would ...
by Dietmar
December 16th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caracal c frame cracking
Replies: 6
Views: 1380

Re: Caracal c frame cracking

Can not comment on whether this is "normal", but as with most cracks, I would drill a small hole above the end of the crack. Chances are that that would end the progression. I would then weld some flat stock (1/8 or 3/16) to cover the crack. My 2 cents for what it is worth. Dietmar Quixote...
by Dietmar
December 5th, 2020, 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2020 RunOffs- TV
Replies: 0
Views: 1313

2020 RunOffs- TV

December 6 @ 12 Pac time on CBS Sports Network ( for those that can get it) the 2020 FV race will be broadcast.
For those that did not already see the race ,this one was a good one!

Enjoy.

Dietmar
by Dietmar
July 30th, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discs AGAIN
Replies: 15
Views: 3736

Discs AGAIN

SCCA is considering allowing 4 bolt wheels. This would allow for aftermarket discs. If you have an opinion one way or another, now is the time to voice that opinion Borrowed ( stolen) from that "other" site. FV 1. #28955 (Formula/Sports Racing Committee) Allow 4-bolt pattern wheels from 19...
by Dietmar
March 10th, 2020, 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: - closed-revised
Replies: 0
Views: 1625

- closed-revised

Trip is cancelled so back in business.
Just a heads up...
Quixote Racing will no longer be closed April 7 through April 15

Dietmar