As requested by Bob here's a couple 'O pictures of the Bug after returning home safely Plus a quick recap on the build.
When I first entered the Proxy I didn't have a clue what I was doing No experience with building dragsters let alone racing them, not knowing if my roundy roundy car experience would transfer to the straight line only.
To that end after saying a tentative "put me down for an entry" I went looking on the bay of "E" for some parts... Turned up a messy Kemtron chassis with what appeared to be a Hot Pittman 85 or possible RAM equivalent, with cut down lams & lightened end plates ( although the pics were very fuzzy ) I took a chance & won it ... Turned up with a 7 pole RAM arm that had been tied all over the place & healthy dose of epoxy along with a rough home balancing job.
anyway, after seeing a badly worn comm I obtained another arm this time of the 3V / 7 pole RAM of the Kemtron variety ( thanks Jeff!!) Also I needed some DC85 brushes and a spring/plunger which Don Siegel helped with along with a DC85 motor which was destined for a rail which never got built in time . With a year to build this motor will come in handy!!!
With the Beetle body being so narrow a sidewinder and inline (with motor on it's side like a Kemtron X503) were out of the question so taking a leaf out of ROAR's book placing these motors standing upright inline it fitted perfectly inside the bodyshell, plus being upright it placed the motor nicely between front & rear for good weight distribution ( or that's what I guessed/hoped for !!!) ..
Move forward to less than a couple of weeks till the race I finally bolt both motors together and worst thing happened.... The motor that the Bug had been built around didn't work,so hoping it would work ,the 2 motors were shipped off to Rick T /DC65x for a visit to his raceway Zapper (Thanks Rick!!) Luckily it was a dead magnet that stopped it from working, with only a few days to go it was a scary first ever airbrush job & tires were glued & hand trued on a drill Wednesday.... Car spun up on the supply for final true and packed & shipped express last Thursday , arriving on Friday with Bill Pinch !!!