718 (RSK, RS-60, RS-61, F-2)

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718 (RSK, RS-60, RS-61, F-2)

Postby Larry Jowdy » Tue Jan 06, 2009 12:09 pm

There are only a few members with variation's of the 718 so please post your information here:

This Registry will assist those looking for other owners and will also provide their general geographical location

Add to this forum if you own any form of a 718, regardless of brand or model.

You can also add any modifications, improvements etc.

Remember, to add your name, city, state, (country), modifications, brand of vehicle etc

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718 / RS-60

Postby RS-60 mark » Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:19 am

Hi. I live in Windsor, California (about 70 miles north of San Francisco).
I scratch built this replica 718 RS-60 under a GP Spyder / Ryan body shell that I modified. The chassis is tubular spaceframe. Front suspension is VW bug with 3/4\" sway bar, rear suspension is custom fabricated IRS.
This car would never have rolled if it were not for spyderclub and all the help provided here. It has a little over 15,000 miles on it (Jan '09). I live in a terrific region for spyder driving, which I take full advantage of.
Thank you spyderclub friends!

Drivetrain is mid-engined T1 @ 2332 cc, with performance hardened transaxle and 5-link IRS suspension:

EMPI hi-roof aluminum engine case, stroke relieved to 86mm, shuffle pinned, full flow.
CB thin-line extended sump.
Scat 84mm crank, solid forged chromoly , magnafluxed, balanced, micro polished.
Scat I-beam rods, forged chromoly, balanced.
Scat flywheel, forged chromoly, lightened, balanced.
Kennedy stage 2 pressure plate, Kush Loc clutch disc.
Engle camshaft, W110.
Straight-cut cam gears.
Big foot 31 mm lifters.

Mahle 94mm forged pistons and cylinders.
CB Mini-Wedge heads, CNC ported, 42 X 37.5 stainless steel valves, dual springs.
CB 1.25 ratio rockers and rocker shafts, swivel foot valve adjusters.
Chromoly push rods.
EMPI aluminum push rod tubes.
Dellorto 48mm DRLA dual carbs.
CB Big Beef manifolds.

Bosch 009 distributor, blue coil.
External oil filter, Fram HP-1
External oil cooling, oil thermostat, 96 plate cooler, electric fan, fan thermostat.
“Killer Bee” welded cylinder cooling fan.

Transform T-1 transaxle, IRS.
3.44 ring / pinion.
1st: 3.80 6 mph / 1000 rpm
2nd 2.06 11 mph / 1000 rpm
3rd 1.26 18 mph / 1000 rpm
4th .93 24 mph / 1000 rpm
Hi-Torque starter
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718 of not known origin[gp?

Postby blewbyyou5 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:25 am

hi everybody- found a 718 fg body of unknown make partly build on a 914 shell.Front End vw beetle ball joint/disk brakes;midsection chassis 914/74;engine 2ltr.of 914;gearbox 5speed sideshift; 914 rear suspension 914 modified with goodyear airsuspension donats[4" 1/2 travel],windshield porsche speedster[no fit!]Many small Fg parts have to be redone,but in my retirement- love the challenge- greetings [:0] manfred<blewbyyou5>toronto ont.Ca <edited jan 2012 this project is halted,do to registration issus>and a normal 64vw beetle pan was used :)
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RS 60 Ryan

Postby jef1jet » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:10 am

I need some help/info on finishing a Ryan RS60 replica I recently found . I live in Fla. and can be contacted @ jeffhathorn@hotmail.com CELL=352-362-3160. I have some vintage VW /356/early 911 stuff to help others. Of interest: I'm 2nd owner of '57VW sunroof w/356 motor&whls/brks.;'59 alum panel spdstr D.It was raced in Europe. I found it in a barn in NewEngland 20+yrs ago.
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Postby Marvel » Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:24 am

Some pics of my Spyder in action.
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Postby Greenberg » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:01 pm

Now if thats not a good example as to why one should have a quaiffe, I
don't know what is. [:0]

On a side note, pullin those kind of turns without a roll bar is NUTS! #-o
Ya gotta drive it like ya stole it!
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Postby RS-60 mark » Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:21 pm

Great shots Neil !! I had not seen this before I had responded to your PM to me -- otherwise I wouldn't have bored you with \"beginners\" details. You are obviously much higher on the curve: literally. [^:] :D

We don't see many pictures of anybody at 10/10ths. Thanks!!

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My 50th Anniversary 1959 718-RSK

Postby lancelot » Sun May 02, 2010 12:44 pm

Well, I'm not near as far as I'd like to be on my Thunder Ranch RSK build, but I figured I better post pics to minimize anyone thinking I merely like to take threads down rabbit trails! or that once I finally have this thing up and going no one thinks I am not some lucky (and smarter!!) bloke who bought one that was already drive-worthy!! ;)

The MassIVe Raby powerplant will being put back in the build cue this summer, I hope, and will deliver its power via a 915 transaxle with ZF posi and WEVO bearing retainer plate, which will be shifted by a JWest RennShifter.

It has an adapted 914 front suspension and DeDion rear. I'm awaiting TR's 3-piece 16\" alum wheels and haven't finalized on the rubber yet. It will be painted Mercedes Brilliant Silver #744 and have a bunch of details \"I\" care about! [8D]
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Postby Larry Jowdy » Sun May 02, 2010 4:46 pm

Did you flip the ring gear on the 915 or are you putting the transaxle in upside down?
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Postby lancelot » Sun May 02, 2010 6:01 pm

Larry Jowdy wrote:Did you flip the ring gear on the 915 or are you putting the transaxle in upside down?


Larry, the ring and pinion have been flipped. IMHO it is foolish and I suspect reality proves to be expensive with Trans replacements to install upside down. As you know the Porsche gears sit lower to bathe in oil, so when it's upside down lubrication is greatly compromised. I'm sure there are solutions, but flipping the ring proves to be much simpler (especially when paying someone who knows what they're doing!!!).
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Postby lancelot » Sun May 02, 2010 6:09 pm

Poor Greenie! You have so much to learn about suspension geometry and transaxles!! :(

Clearly the issue is that he is trying to drive from the wrong side of the car and there is improper weight distribution!! I have hope for Canadians, but there is little that can be done to save the Brits and Aussies!! ;) at least the Aussies can blame some of their issues on the fact that they are fighting gravity with their driving Down Under!
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Postby Ralphc » Mon May 03, 2010 10:18 am

Not to mention reverse coriolis affecting combustion swirl...
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Re: 718 (RSK, RS-60, RS-61, F-2)

Postby NL Spyder » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:39 am

Hi, my name is Herman van Beek and i own my RSK Spyder replica since mid 2010.
It is built on a shortened floorpan of a 1972 VW Beetle , so it's not a mid engined car because the regulations in our country are not so easy for that.
I bought this car more or less "turnkey" at www.vwspyder.nl which is only 15 minutes from my premises so during the building process i passed by regularly to lend a helping hand. The engine is a 100% stock 1500 cc single port beetle engine with a stunning 44 HP ;) but with a total weight of the car of only 550 kg it's enough for the moment.
It's equiped with standard 5 lugs drumbrakes and Koni shock absorbers , a lowered front beam and of course the rear suspension is lowered a bit aswell. Since i bought it i drove around 7000 km with it, as long as it is not raining and the temperature is above 15 degrees you can have great fun with it.
Most of the parts are "handmade" since it is fairly impossible/expensive to buy parts for this type of car.

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Re: 718 (RSK, RS-60, RS-61, F-2)

Postby blewbyyou5 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:37 am

hallo hermann your 718 looks just perfect and it cut my attension--have a alike body/car of the same then yours in the final stage,using a 1500 vw type3 engine[good cooling]on type1 plattform short. i was looking to find some bodyparts without sucess if you have some advice please tell me psi am in toronto canada[same rules as in nl]every many years i go to visit my ant in zuipfen[warnfelt] nl freundlichst manfred meissner
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