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amrcnbadaz July 25th, 2016 05:59 PM

Back into VW's
 
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So maybe it isn't a v-rod... but at least it is air cooled and a bug! I sold my AMC javelin a few months ago and decided it was time to get a vw again.

So here it is... a 69 cal-look. built a few years ago in Arizona. Zero rust, which was a massive selling point. shaved door handles, corbeau seats, sewfine interior, custom gauges, 1904 stroker with dual weber's, etc, etc...

I am working 72-84 hrs a week right now so I haven't had time to give it a good detailing. I should have a chance before I take it to its first local show on August 7th though. :wink: I will get some more pics posted then!
Sorry, but not gonna cut this one up. But maybe the next one. (there is always a "next one" right?!)

bugdust July 25th, 2016 06:00 PM

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:thumbsup:

tinbeater July 25th, 2016 08:09 PM

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Great looking car! I'd trade my GTI for that in a heartbeat

mkparker July 26th, 2016 06:05 AM

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Very nice, now paint those red drums black! ;)

amrcnbadaz July 26th, 2016 07:08 AM

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I am planning on painting the drums. Or i could try to paint the front rotors red! :funny:

cretin July 26th, 2016 08:43 AM

And lower it fer cryin out loud.

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alykat July 26th, 2016 10:24 AM

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Looks very nice !

Bugula July 26th, 2016 02:49 PM

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Nice car! Welcome back.

V8Transporter July 26th, 2016 04:58 PM

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Nice machine! :clapping::clapping: I'm glad to see folks are taking old chop jobs and raising the tops back up. :wink::grin:

amrcnbadaz July 26th, 2016 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by cretin (Post 585123)
And lower it fer cryin out loud.

lol I hear ya! It is a lot lower than it looks in the pics. I was going to get a set of "street tubes " exhaust, but it is no way they would clear. I will probably go to the old stand-by stinger just to get rid of the dumb looking (in my opinion) quiet packs. They tend to drag too.

I have not found any new exhaust systems that really impress me. I remember there being some better looking stuff out there 10-15 years ago. I have access to a exhaust shop, so I may just have to build my own?:welder:

cretin July 27th, 2016 12:17 PM

Just pickin, really. I'm planning on my fake Heb dragging the ground. But I'm used to the ground clearance on my F250 4x4, so we'll see what happens.

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Timbo July 28th, 2016 03:32 AM

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Good lookin bug.
Tim

d3ghia July 29th, 2016 09:04 PM

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Nice! I sold my Javelin too - I realized that I have too many projects - decided to let some go so I can do the important ones. Javelins are cool, but VWs are just so much more fun.

JiI July 30th, 2016 11:11 AM

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Clean. Leave it as is and have a blast with it!:thumbsup::smile:
Jeff

V8Transporter July 30th, 2016 11:50 AM

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So, selling the Javelin will be 'spearheading' your progress on the VW projects....:grin::grin:

JiI July 30th, 2016 11:57 AM

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Dammit Kim. You and the puns!:panic::grin:
Jeff
P.S. Nice letter writeup in Hot VW's! :)

amrcnbadaz July 30th, 2016 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 585154)
So, selling the Javelin will be 'spearheading' your progress on the VW projects....:grin::grin:


AH-HA-HA Another slit to the ol' comedy wrist! :funny:

I would say that once I sold my AMC, I "darted" to the internet and waited for the right car to come along.

d3ghia July 30th, 2016 04:48 PM

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Small hijack - Jeff, I get back home Tuesday and will send you an email Tuesday night with all the details.

We now return you to your regular scheduled program.

JiI July 31st, 2016 11:57 AM

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No prob Keith!:thumbsup:
Jeff

amrcnbadaz July 22nd, 2017 03:51 AM

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Time for an update I guess.
The engine had a bottom end rattle when starting and oil pressure would drop once hot. Not terrible, so I figured I would toss some bearings in it and call it good. Wrong!!! lol The bearings actually were in decent shape, but the crank was junk. The journals were shiny still but worn down.
So, I have ordered some goodies that will be in Wednesday. New stroker crank, h-beam rods, Engle w120 cam, straight-cut gears, oil pump with filter, and 1.25 rockers. I will finish doing some port work on the heads this weekend. I am hoping to have it in a local car show on Aug 12.

On a side note, I will be taking pics of progress, but not sure how I am going to share them now. (photobucket b.s.)I will figure out something I guess.

SCOTTRODS July 23rd, 2017 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by amrcnbadaz (Post 588384)
On a side note, I will be taking pics of progress, but not sure how I am going to share them now. (photobucket b.s.)I will figure out something I guess.

one option is to host your pics on Facebook... it works well... but uploading and all is kind of a hassle. Not too hard but I'm sure FB will not die any time soon...

amrcnbadaz July 23rd, 2017 04:20 PM

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I don't do facebook. :Idunno:

SCOTTRODS July 24th, 2017 03:43 AM

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Originally Posted by amrcnbadaz (Post 588396)
I don't do facebook. :Idunno:

I don't blame you... but it isn't much worse than Photobucket when it comes to setting up an account and using it to host photos... you don't have to participate in any of the drama and conversations... but you will probably LOOOOOVE the Game requests... LOL

cretin August 1st, 2017 09:17 AM

I just load them from my phone through Tapatalk.

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amrcnbadaz August 1st, 2017 09:16 PM

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I don't have one of them thar "smart phones". :funny: I did just set up a imgur account and will try it out right now!

So, I got all my parts in from CarCraftStore.
I heated the crank gears (Straight-cut) on the stove and popped them on.
http://imgur.com/kfupBh2


The I-beam rods did not have the bolts with them for some reason, but the guys at car craft got them in the mail to me quick! Great guys to deal with!
http://imgur.com/ScdtWGw


Got the block all cleaned up.
http://imgur.com/UDa5CzD


90.5's cleaned
http://imgur.com/nhaajVE


Assembled the rest of the crank
http://imgur.com/ZEIKWEu


put it in
http://imgur.com/hGBU1lt


W120 cam with straight cut gear
http://imgur.com/VOF5kn2

short block together
http://imgur.com/OJl17Rw

jugs and cool tins
http://imgur.com/1ze4yXW

oil pump, crank pulley, etc
http://imgur.com/FunEZJ8


I am going to finish putting it together and get it running this weekend. I am supposed to have it in a show on the 12th, so I gotta get on it every chance I get between now and then!! I will keep you posted!


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