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Post by Grifspop on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:03 pm

peregrine67 wrote:New points, condenser and fuel pump and we crunk her up.

She idled nice and smoothly.
Brought it home and reinstalled it.



Nice!! Very Happy Very Happy
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Post by BKiller on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:29 pm

Checked out the wheels I bought for the SP2 off the samba.

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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:41 pm

Nice! Love those wheels

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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Grifspop on Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:20 pm

Pedrini's, cool!

Did you get the lugnuts with them?

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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by BKiller on Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:50 am

Grifspop wrote:Pedrini's, cool!

Did you get the lugnuts with them?


Nope. Just the center caps. Still have to make the investment in lugs.
They aren't cheap! Shocked
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Grifspop on Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:47 am

BKiller wrote:
Grifspop wrote:Pedrini's, cool!

Did you get the lugnuts with them?


Nope. Just the center caps. Still have to make the investment in lugs.
They aren't cheap! Shocked

I purchased some for my 2.oL alloys from this guy on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-CHROME-LUG-BOLTS-LUGS-PORSCHE-914-ALLOY-WHEELS-/320744900901?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4aade2c925#ht_1506wt_1079

The ones you need are for the Porsche ball seat, otherwise the lug bolt won't seat properly in the wheel

But that's what you have to deal with when running real Porsche wheels instead of the replicas

Good Luck!! The wheels should look really good on the SP2, they're an inch wider than the stock VW wheels, but the extra inch goes inside instead of sticking out
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:22 pm

worked on dads car today......changed one leaking wheel cylinder, did the rear brakes, changed 3 out of 4 brake hoses, and installed one lowered spring on the front

hope to finish up the rest tomorrow....repack bearings, grind the lip off the drums so the wheels will go on, install the other spring and brake hose, bleed and test drive

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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by peregrine67 on Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:45 pm

Got an awful lot done on Judy today. Cleaned and replaced the fuel lines, replaced brake lines, almost completed rebuilding the brakes, new rear axle seal, oil change, etc.
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:00 pm

Took a few minutes at lunch today and did a little work on the spare engine I picked up a while back. It had some chrome type3 cylinder tin on it and I wanted to go back to an all type I tin setup. Had to pull the heads and pushrod tubes to get the type3 tin off. Got my doghouse setup mounted and cleaned up some more of the case from where the oil cooler seals had leaked some time ago.

Unfortunately, I was a little disappointed when I pulled the heads and found 85.5 pistons instead of 87s. Looks like it's just a 1600 and not a 1641 after all Crying or Very sad. Still happy with it though! Very Happy



Edit: Just to be clear, I was not disappointed with the person that sold me the engine. I'm good friends with the seller and wholeheartedly believe he thought it was a 1641 when he sold it. Just meant I was disappointed to learn I would have a little less power! Smile


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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by vwovalchild on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:18 pm

Went to Pro Flow last night. Talk about service. They were closed and I called. They came back up to the store opened back up for me. Bought 36HP no heat dog house cooler shroud (new) oil pump, op switch, push rod tubes, flywheel dowel pins, and new pressure relief valves and springs.
Steve your the best!!! Thanks


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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by vwovalchild on Tue Aug 23, 2011 5:24 pm

Then went to buffalo wild wings with Tim Baker. Here Tim is enjoying himself
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by DiggerD on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:09 pm

Is he throwing the peace sign? ................or just ordering two more beers! Razz
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Post by bakertim2 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:59 pm

YES!!!
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by vwovalchild on Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:06 pm

Both beers in the pic are his. Never seen anybody have trouble deciding weather bottle or tap. Laughing
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by sploval53 on Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:35 pm

sooo i cut up the doner 2 for the patch panels and pan that i need for swampass stripping and cutting up the ghia tomorrow getting the disc brake balljoint beam out of the 67 GHIA PARTS ARE STARTING TO COME TOGETHER

its almost time to take scrap metal from old volks off....... sure to be fun
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by Bugman114 on Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:58 am

full flowed my 72 today. first time i ever did it with the motor still in the car. only took me about 5 hours (that includes trips to home depot, and advance). one thing i forgot to do is prime the pump. started it up and no pressure. realized what the problem was, and pumped some oil backwards to the oil pump and forwards past the filter (i had already filled the filter) to the engine, and all was well. nice oil pressure. next is to add a small 6 pass oil cooler i bought 3 years ago at BAP. It doesn't have a fan or anything, and its not a very efiecient cooler, so it shouldn't have any problems with oil getting to proper temp, but it should help a little on these really hot days.

I mounted the filter in the fender, and instead of trying to route rubber hoses past the exhaust, i bought a bunch of assorted 3/8 pipes and elbows, and routed the pipe past the exhaust. so i only have about 6 inches of rubber hose for the inlet and outlet. worked great. and i don't have to worry about the rubber hoses being too close to the exhaust.
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by camch on Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:02 pm

got my squareback out did alot of adjustin on the dual carbs and got it running great ,now just have to get out and drive the thing after seting for 3 years
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:00 pm


I changed my tire on my way to work.
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by zabo on Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:54 am

wtf? never seen that before
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:09 am

I guess a 7/16 wrench is good for something.
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Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:25 am

Yeah it sucked
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by fluxcap on Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:44 am

I know how it sounds when your driving down the road with a screw protruding from your tire (thud, thud, thud....). I can't imagine the sound you get with 3 inches of a wrench sticking out your tire. Shocked

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Post by PeeWeeMan91 on Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:16 am

Not any pretty words
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:22 pm

Bugman114 wrote:full flowed my 72 today. first time i ever did it with the motor still in the car. only took me about 5 hours (that includes trips to home depot, and advance). one thing i forgot to do is prime the pump. started it up and no pressure. realized what the problem was, and pumped some oil backwards to the oil pump and forwards past the filter (i had already filled the filter) to the engine, and all was well. nice oil pressure. next is to add a small 6 pass oil cooler i bought 3 years ago at BAP. It doesn't have a fan or anything, and its not a very efiecient cooler, so it shouldn't have any problems with oil getting to proper temp, but it should help a little on these really hot days.

I mounted the filter in the fender, and instead of trying to route rubber hoses past the exhaust, i bought a bunch of assorted 3/8 pipes and elbows, and routed the pipe past the exhaust. so i only have about 6 inches of rubber hose for the inlet and outlet. worked great. and i don't have to worry about the rubber hoses being too close to the exhaust.

Now I know who to ask when I do mine. Very Happy
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Re: What did you do to your volkswagen today?

Post by frehstan on Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:18 pm

PeeWeeMan91 wrote:
I changed my tire on my way to work.

I once had to change a tire on I-185 on the way back from Florida with all family and luggage to remove to access tools and the spare. With I got the shreded tire replaced they handed part of a wrench and 2 screwdriver shafts. I know your pain...
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