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Old September 25th, 2019, 08:18 AM   #476
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Cool. So you collected and fab’d everything a while back and just getting around to installing them?
It was April of 2012 when I fab'd everything, I put it on back then but the calipers were bad, it took me 7 years to buy the calipers
I hope to have it on the road by Saturday, Sunday is the Cincinnati VW car show, I plan on driving it there


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Old September 27th, 2019, 05:41 PM   #477
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Any updates? You going to make your Sat goal? :)
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Old September 28th, 2019, 12:07 PM   #478
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Any updates? You going to make your Sat goal? :)
I have it together except the emergency brake, I need to fab some parts to connect it, I also need to buy longers studs, I drilled and tapped the hubs to get rid of the wheel adapters
I think it has a sticky front caliper too

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Old October 1st, 2019, 08:20 AM   #479
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Ok, weekends over. Time for a little motivational check-up how close are you?
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Old October 1st, 2019, 08:32 PM   #480
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Ok, weekends over. Time for a little motivational check-up how close are you?
Well I fab'd up a quick e-brake mount, I haven't driven it yet, maybe in the morning, I had to switch the original cable mounts from one side to the other to keep the cable from rubbing the outer CV, it puts the end of the cable at an angle, but it does work
In the future I'll see if I can make it better, I guess I'll just see how well it works after repeated use

Oh yeah I still need to get longer studs or longer VW lug bolts



Also when I was at the VW show Sunday I picked up 2 intake manifolds for a proggresive carb, I got 2 carbs a couple years ago, a new manifold was $75 I got both of these for $10 I guess now I need to get to rebuilding one of the carbs
This brings up another question, I know I have a book somewhere that explains the difference between the 2 different types of manifolds, I spent 6 hours looking for it, my mind is starting to fail as well from brain damage when I had the brain hemorrage 2-1/2 years ago (that's my excuse and I'm sticking with it) so can someone tell me the difference, I've been searching a little but can't seem to find what I want




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We’re just getting old. I hate how I can’t retain stuff like I used to.
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Old October 2nd, 2019, 08:36 PM   #482
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http://www.aircooled.net/making-webe...led-vw-engine/
That is about the best info I've found on the progressive weber setups. I believe the main difference in your two is that the two hole has a smaller plenum. The smaller plenum should help keep the fuel in the air, which is also why the article says to use heat.
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Old October 25th, 2019, 07:04 PM   #483
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http://www.aircooled.net/making-webe...led-vw-engine/
That is about the best info I've found on the progressive weber setups. I believe the main difference in your two is that the two hole has a smaller plenum. The smaller plenum should help keep the fuel in the air, which is also why the article says to use heat.
Thanks, I didn't even think to look there, I ran one of these for years on one of my Bugs, I also used the same engine in my rail buggy, when I first bought it they didn't have the heat riser tubes, to stop the carb from icing up I wrapped copper wire around the intake manifold and then to the exhaust, it worked good until they got the tubes in, I had the manifold with the small plenum holes, I may try the other one to see if it's any different

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We’re just getting old. I hate how I can’t retain stuff like I used to.
I'm not getting old, I refuse, it's only my body that's aging
My short term memory is terrible, the only stuff I can remember are dates, and numbers, I can remember all the phone numbers from when I was a kid, with these smart phones I just click on a name, the only numbers I remember are mine, my wife's, and my mom's
I'm sticking with my brain damage story, I can use it to my advantage, like when my wife sends me to the store to get her cigarettes and I get home without them, gee honey I forgot about them and on that note it was 30 years ago on the 17th that I quit them

Now about my Volksrod, I bought a new wiring harness for it, not sure when I plan to pull the old one out, but when I do I wanna weld up all the holes, that should be fun, all those fender nut holes, I guess I have all winter


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Old February 21st, 2020, 01:09 PM   #484
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Getting ready to drop the motor to fix a few leaks, then drill the case for full flow oil filter, I made this mount before I put this exhaust on, I hope it doesn't heat the oil filter




I guess I can always lean it in a bit


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I'd say build an aluminum heat shield around it.
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There ya’ go. 😲😃
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Old February 22nd, 2020, 01:29 AM   #487
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I did get the starter issue fixed, I had a Ford solenoid relay so I bolted it to the tunnel next to the battery, and now it doesn't go click, it just starts right up, it's running bad, I imagine the carbs need to be cleaned and readjusted, it's overdue for a valve adjustment too, I think I'll do that this weekend

I have a lot of work to do, this will be the first time doing anything to it since I put the transmission back together in 2017, I did drive the hell out of it over the last 9 years

I also need to get some residual valves for the brakes, since I put the disc brakes on the rear the pedal travel isn't the same, I'll see if that helps

I think I'll just tilt the oil filter housing if the oil temp does start to rise, that will be so much easier



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Old May 23rd, 2020, 10:56 AM   #488
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I did a little work yesterday, I welded the holes about a month ago, I don't like sanding dust so I've been putting this part off, but it was nice out so I got 1 side started



This is as far as I'm gonna go on this side, after I get the passengers side this far I'll move on



Still waiting on parts for the front brakes, once I get them replaced I'll start driving it daily again



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Lookin’ good. You’re inspiring me to get going on the pickup’s body work. Not my favorite part of the project.
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Here is more inspiration







I'm just trying to close up the fender holes, I don't think I'm ever gonna smooth it out, stick with the rat look

I also put the passengers side headlight trim ring on, I think it was 2014 when I knocked it off using a post of the carport, it was pretty close to egg shaped





Then this came



I don't know if I wanna put it on before taking the engine out or after, I'm anxious to hear it


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Them things sound like two Harleys.
Nice progress!
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Old May 28th, 2020, 05:15 PM   #492
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Them things sound like two Harleys.
Nice progress!

It's super loud, I only let it run for about 15 seconds, I didn't wanna disturb my wife and neighbor while they were working (from home)

I had to remove the rear bumper that was on the rear, I also need to mount my tail lights somewhere else, I have some tube I can fab a new rear bumper

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I like it!!
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I had to find a place to mount the taillights, I wanted something quick and easy, since the front lights are on a VW connecting rod I took the other 2 rods and bolted them to the side, getting them off the rear bumper took the longest





I'm ready to drive
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Lookin’ good!
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I found this today, decided to take a grinder to it and clean it up a little, I might see if I can clean it up a little better


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I bought a new disc brake setup for the front, I'm waiting on the bearings to get here, I also think I'm gonna pull the body and fix the rear wheel well mount and the one rear corner, I'm also thinking about putting the wiring harness

I also need to fix my left lower door hinge, I have another one but I think it is just as loose as the one on the car, the lower hinge on the right side is siezed up



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You went from zero to a 100mph on the car. Awesome!
I did some turbo prep header work yesterday.
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I finally taught my dog to give me a few hours to do something, He has to supervise, but Saturday we bought him his own swimming pool, 8 ft by 2 ft stock tank, yesterday and today he ignored me

I have a neighbor who races a Mitsubishi, he told me I could have a turbo, it's more than I wanna do, I'd be happy doing fuel injection, but one thing at a time, stopping is important, disc brake setup is 34 years old, went thru a lot of brake pads, I put the new spindles on today

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I got everything on except the wheels, need to bleed them, I also pulled out a deck lid, I need to make some type of bumper guard



After tomorrow it's back to 0 mph
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