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'73 standard "rescue"

Post by blupuick on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:06 am

This is my new to me '73 standard. I am new to aircooled, finally got one after lusting for a couple of years. Lots of plans for it, but mostly will be driving the wheels off of it. I need a new quiet muffler as it has an empi stinger on it right now and some smaller rear tires. On to the pictures:

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Post by zabo on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:14 am

Looking good!

I saw this at the show sat. Man brings back memories of my old 73. I think i want one again.
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Post by blupuick on Wed May 02, 2012 10:38 pm

I HAD to get those rear tires off this thing so I picked up a pair of used 185 65's. Now I have to get the coilover shocks off and see how much the rear comes down.


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Post by blupuick on Mon May 14, 2012 1:00 pm

Got rid of the stinger and put on an Empi quiet pack single. It is so much nicer to drive now and I am sure the neighbors are happier! Here is the proof:

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Post by 67vdub on Mon May 14, 2012 1:22 pm

Looks good...
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Re: '73 standard "rescue"

Post by blupuick on Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:59 am

Just thought I would check in and say hi. I have been living in Fort Worth, TX for the last year, now going to art school since being laid off. I have made a few changes to the car and even had to rebuild the engine when #3 cylinder finally lost compression. The guy that sold me the car in Atlanta lied to me and told me it had an 1835cc in it when I tore it down and found out it was just a stock 1600 with decent heads. I have also replaced the interior with the full TMI kit except for the headliner, that will wait until we can get in to a house instead of and apartment. Here is a recent picture with some of the more obvious changes:
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Post by Muffler Bearing on Thu Jul 04, 2013 3:37 pm

Glad all is well in TX. Bug looks good. Good to see that you are still kicking around in it.
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Post by blupuick on Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:35 am

I haven't been on here in months but wanted to say "hi". Still banging my knuckles on my '73 out here in Texas. I am now a full time student in the Graphic Design program in the Art Institute of Fort Worth so the car now has a more "artistic" paint scheme that I hand painted with a little help from another student. Updates have been converting to wide five drums and scoring a set of Empi 5 spokes for $200, swapped to a '68 decklid, Grant 13" steering wheel, Bugpack T-handle shifter (very nice quality),'62 90mph speedo and HID headlight conversion. In the works right now is a 3" narrowed beam with 2 1/2" dropped spindles that will drop the front 4 1/2". Also almost done is a 2007cc stroker motor with 44 HPMX's, Engle FK43 cam, Forged 78mm crank, AA 90.5 pistons, AA H-beam rods with chevy journals, straight cut gears, big valve heads with dual springs, 1 5/8 header with fat boy muffler and it will be running 9 to 1 compression. Heads are mild and rockers will be stock ratio for now to limit power to about 120hp. After I "finish" the car and I am not using it as a daily it will get 1.4 ratio rockers and radical heads to try to reach my goal of 160-170hp. Enough chat, here are a couple pictures:



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Post by Jon65 on Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:35 am

Awesome paint work! I really like the special vibe it adds to the car.

How about some pictures of the masterpiece under the hood? Cool

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Re: '73 standard "rescue"

Post by blupuick on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:49 am

Finally got the motor put in the car and broke in. I am going to pull it back out tomorrow and fix a couple of oil leaks and get in back in and done. Also put in a 3 1/2" narrowed and adjustable beam with 2 1/2" dropped spindles. The lower ball joints contacted the inside of the Empi 5 spokes so I had to go buy some BRM's! Very Happy 



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Post by ridikas on Mon Apr 21, 2014 1:18 am

The paint job is very cool! Very artistic and original!
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Re: '73 standard "rescue"

Post by blupuick on Mon May 05, 2014 12:10 am

I finally uploaded the video I took of a short drive I went on just a few days after the motor was put in. Car was actually having a fuel pump issue I didn't know at the time and was breaking up at higher RPM's. I don't have a tach in it yet but it will rev much higher now and got 70mph in third with a little more left today. On to the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg2ae-252Bg&feature=youtu.be
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Re: '73 standard "rescue"

Post by ridikas on Mon May 05, 2014 12:39 am

That things sounds mean!
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Re: '73 standard "rescue"

Post by blupuick on Mon May 05, 2014 12:47 am

ridikas wrote:That things sounds mean!

Thanks. It has definitely shown me the weakness of the stock brakes! I had a 4 lug disc brake conversion but decided to convert the car to wide 5. Saving up for the wide 5 conversion now.
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