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BrownBUGUK June 20th, 2014 02:30 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
The beam is now on.....along with steering box and trailing arms. Pleased I didn't go with black.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psbdf016b0.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psb1ada3b4.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps42907dd6.jpg

I'll have more time tomorrow to crack on :grin:

BrownBUGUK June 21st, 2014 09:54 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Trial fitted a wheel today, slipped on a dropped spindle/hub and it goes on nice n snug. These are 165/65x15 Yokohamas with a nice bit of sidewall bulge and enough rubber on the road to be useful.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psca635ea0.jpg

Clearance...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps734d0667.jpg

Close to the look I was aiming for, so well pleased. Final ride height will be set once everything is on of course. But for now this'll do.

Thanks for looking.

BrownBUGUK July 1st, 2014 04:06 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Got a bit done tonight, bolted up the dropped spindles, fitted the steering rods and damper (had to space it off for clearance on the framehead) and offered up the shock to the beam top mount. It'll need a 23mm spacer to install correctly and clearance the short steering rod on full lock. It was a close call.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps604c1f6e.jpg

More when it gets done....cheers :grin:

BrownBUGUK July 5th, 2014 10:20 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
All the little details and finishing touches do take time eh?

Hard brake lines made up, ready for flaring. Flexis are in place, checked the caliper/flexi when it's being steered and it'll do I think:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps5af9444e.jpg

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pse5c7619a.jpg

Refitted the Zbar cups the correct way around and replaced the springplate mounting bolts, looks much tougher under there now :grin:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps53a7e499.jpg

Gonna check the Z bar tolerance with the axle cups as I've installed a 32mm spacer to lower the bung which should make contact sooner than stock.....we'll see how it works out?

A small but satisfying job - Rivnuts in the fan housing to take M6 stainless buttonhead screws to mount the breather and coil heatsink mount.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...pse4adf4d0.jpg

Gearing to have the engine sparked up by next weekend.....I hope!

Thanks for checking in.

V8Transporter July 5th, 2014 10:28 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
You're right, the light colored beam up front adds to the look. :clapping: Really nice work! :bow::bow::grin:

BrownBUGUK July 5th, 2014 10:31 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 575856)
You're right, the light colored beam up front adds to the look. :clapping: Really nice work! :bow::bow::grin:

Thank you V8. The colour is silver and what they had going through at the time I took it in for powdering. Really pleased with how it turned out as it is a component rather than just part of the frame.

Llooking forward to getting it on the road now. :grin:

OKpig July 7th, 2014 08:09 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Beautiful.............like Bettie page.....wow:love::clapping:

BrownBUGUK July 8th, 2014 01:50 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OKpig (Post 575899)
Beautiful.............like Bettie page.....wow:love::clapping:

Thank ye piggy :smile:

Small update: Flared and fitted the hard brakelines tonight. Awaiting oil/filter delivery.

Zorst going on soon along with rocker covers and electrics connected.

Gettin' there, thanx for checking in shipmates :grin:

BrownBUGUK July 12th, 2014 09:36 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Good day today...got more stuff done>

Hardlines, 'zorst, rocker covers, HiPacs and sparkplug holder on firewall behind right carb.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psa2cebb80.jpg

Engine bits coming along as well, filter change, oil drained, belt on....just need to sort dynamo to alternator wiring.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps8febaa2f.jpg

While the sun was shining I waxed my wheels with Collinite 476.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps4f54222a.jpg

I feel a fire up coming on......:dancing:

BrownBUGUK July 14th, 2014 01:38 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Liking the view under the wing...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps540e0ec8.jpg

'zorst on again...

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps547160d3.jpg

Oh yeah, it's a bit shinier now I've given it a quick polish

Hope to fire it up this week.

V8Transporter July 14th, 2014 06:49 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
She's really pretty! :clapping::clapping: It's a shame you have to run wheels. :grin:

BrownBUGUK July 15th, 2014 03:15 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 576045)
She's really pretty! :clapping::clapping: It's a shame you have to run wheels. :grin:

Thank you....I know what you mean, covers up all the good stuff haha! The first to make glass wheels will get my dollar :grin:

Oh wait...hubless wheels could work.....hmmm!

These....

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps6eee0570.jpg

amrcnbadaz July 16th, 2014 03:46 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 576050)

Oh wait...hubless wheels could work.....hmmm!


UH-OH!:funny:

BrownBUGUK August 7th, 2014 02:50 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Sparked it up and it ran....roughly. Got a mis-fire and spent a while tracing the faulty. Was it valves? Was it worse?....fortunately it turned out to be a burnt/broken plug lead core. Cut it back an inch, recrimped and away it goes, sweet as a nut :dancing:

New Taylor Spiro leads on their way...http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps920bbb65.jpg

What color have I ordered?

No prizes, just that smug, self satisfied feeling of getting something right :grin:

Answer on a postcard......


So now just awaiting the drums/discs to come back from the machinists, slot them on, bleed brakes, bolt on the rear wing (currently being repainted due to a...ahem...welding incident :crybaby: ), align the steering and drop it on it's new wheels....I hope :licklips:

Thanx for dropping by..

DrHax August 8th, 2014 07:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrownBUGUK (Post 576640)
Sparked it up and it ran....roughly. Got a mis-fire and spent a while tracing the faulty. Was it valves? Was it worse?....fortunately it turned out to be a burnt/broken plug lead core. Cut it back an inch, recrimped and away it goes, sweet as a nut :dancing:

New Taylor Spiro leads on their way...http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps920bbb65.jpg

What color have I ordered?

No prizes, just that smug, self satisfied feeling of getting something right :grin:

Answer on a postcard......


So now just awaiting the drums/discs to come back from the machinists, slot them on, bleed brakes, bolt on the rear wing (currently being repainted due to a...ahem...welding incident :crybaby: ), align the steering and drop it on it's new wheels....I hope :licklips:

Thanx for dropping by..

What colour? Different ones for each cylinder! :grin:

V8Transporter August 8th, 2014 07:54 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Hmmm. I that case, I'd say RED for #3. :grin:

BrownBUGUK August 10th, 2014 03:07 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DrHax (Post 576662)
What colour? Different ones for each cylinder! :grin:

Ah...I hadn't thought of that :grin:

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 576663)
Hmmm. I that case, I'd say RED for #3. :grin:

MR SMUG is a winna :dancing:



Fitted the new RED leads today and I'm pleased to report it started first time and runs sweetly now.

The leads are nice but the plug that fits the tinware is a struggle to fit as the inlet manifold nuts foul them......any ideas people?

Sorted the rocker gasket and wanted to fit the K&N air filters but I've 'misplaced' the filter oil grrrrr :hmm:

Joe P August 11th, 2014 05:05 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I always pulled the outboard studs on DP heads and ran button head allen bolts.

metalmaster1766 August 11th, 2014 08:01 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe P (Post 576708)
I always pulled the outboard studs on DP heads and ran button head allen bolts.

That seems like a good idea, I may hafta do that on mine someday
You are talking about the intake manifold studs, right??


Ron

BrownBUGUK August 12th, 2014 12:32 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Joe P (Post 576708)
I always pulled the outboard studs on DP heads and ran button head allen bolts.

I did consider this as well Joe, but due to the J tubes I run access to some studs/bolts would be limited by the tube. Stainless caphead bolts for the silencer mount work well.

Thanx for dropping by.

BrownBUGUK September 14th, 2014 07:16 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
It's done innit? :dancing:

Well, it runs n drives, steers n stops....still a ways to go but it's together and driving...yay!

Since my last post I had a problem getting the discs/drums redrilled to the Ford 4.5" PCD as the welded 4x130 threaded hole proved too hard for a twist drill. I found another machine shop who uses a 3mm Carbide milling tool which worked. So much ado about that set me back weeks, but they all fitted and worked in the end....so all good.

Brakes were bled - good solid pedal now. Just need bedding in.

Once the tyres were fitted I could drop it off the stands and actually drive the fucker out of the garage....:smile:

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps92c2fdfe.jpg
I'm linking the stance and mixed wheel style combo....not everyone I know likes that mix though?

Stance is purposeful....me likey.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psce961021.jpg

The AR5-E end sit level with sensible zorst clearance.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...psf8491762.jpg

The eagle eyed amongst youz will notice there's no pinstriping above the light on the rear wing - it had to be repainted (Ford - Rio Brown) which was due to a...ahem...small fire when the Hi-Pacs were being installed :hmm:

I now have this......

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...ps88fe864c.jpg...an empty garage.

Things to do:
Insurance = 93 (less than $100 p/a)
Steering alignment - front & rear
MOT (UK Road worthiness certificate)
drive the fucker in what's left of our British summer.

Thanks for checking in....all posts n comments gave me the impetuous to carry on, thank you all :clapping:

V8Transporter September 14th, 2014 07:57 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Your ride came out veeerrryy slick. She has a great stance and the front/rear wheel combo works well for me! :clapping::thumbsup::clapping: The thought provoking asymmetrical take on the pin striping is indeed subtle, but brilliant...:wink::grin:

BrownBUGUK September 14th, 2014 08:05 AM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 577542)
Your ride came out veeerrryy slick. She has a great stance and the front/rear wheel combo works well for me! :clapping::thumbsup::clapping: The thought provoking asymmetrical take on the pin striping is indeed subtle, but brilliant...:wink::grin:

Why thang yew Sir, very kind indeed.

The asymetric striping follows the reflections/curves of the wings, seemed to work better than the usual given the nature of the bodywork, you're one of very few to spot it though.

I cannot find the centre caps for the fronts (pisses me off no end I tell ya), hpwever, I have a plan for the rear caps which involves engraving.....I'll say no more :wink:

metalmaster1766 September 14th, 2014 04:30 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
I love it :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:




Ron

Cat Box September 17th, 2014 01:13 PM

Re: UK VW Rusto-ROD epic
 
Your car looks damn good sir.


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