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Beetle Juice
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Location : Brandon, Fl.

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PostSubject: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 2:49 pm

I have some news to share. Thanks to Shawn813 I figured out that the "1300" that is supposed to be in my '69 is actually a 1600 dual port!!!! The bad news?? It still has a hole in the case. I did manage to go get my $40. used 1600 single port longblock on Sunday and it looks pretty good so with any luck I might be able make one out of two with the help of the guys down out Fisher. Might not be long after all..... clap
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 2:53 pm

Overall, it sounds like good news to me! Congrats.
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Location : Brandon, Fl.

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 3:04 pm

Let's keep our fingers crossed.
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Location : Sorrysota physically, lost mentally

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 3:16 pm

I wouldn't if I were you. Kinda makes it harder to work on the car. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/6/2010, 4:36 pm

sweet deal , Make sure you get the club discount down at Fisher's

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime1/7/2010, 2:18 pm

Good luck Dave. hope it works out for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/9/2010, 9:34 pm

Your good luck wishes helped out bunches Jimmy. Thanks to Dave I have an engine. Its a 1600 somewhat freshly built with some extras. Just need a few things and wont be long before Hidalgo is breathing fire! Here's some pic's for everyone. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/9/2010, 9:45 pm

Looks good Smile So what are you needing to finish?

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Location : Brandon, Fl.

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 12:57 pm

My paycheck, LOL!! Stuka has a 2 bbl and intake for me. I need to buy a new fuel pump, fuel line, new cooling tins, plug wires....minor stuff. Still not sure what I want to do with engine compartment. I need to decide if i'm going to remove the tabs on the firewall and repaint or put some kind of cover over it. Plus I want to make sure the color scheme looks good. And when thats all done I have to replace the burned wires,LOL.
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Location : North Lakeland

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 4:27 pm

If you're you going to be at Tarpon Springs I have a brand new set of yellow plug wires you can have, I'll bring them with me.
I won them at Quaker steak show, I'd like to give them to someone who can use them.
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Location : Brandon, Fl.

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 9:21 pm

Tom, That would be awfully nice of you! Maybe I could buy you a drink or two? We'll see ya on Sunday. You can miss me....Im the only one driving a red Firebird,LOL!
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Location : Tampa

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 9:56 pm

nice and shiny engine. Congrats Dave cheers
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Location : North Lakeland

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 9:58 pm

Look for the Double cab, it may still have a grey nose if the weather dosn't warm up! and just leave a diet coke in the cup Holder! wires will be on the floor if i'm not at the truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/10/2010, 10:13 pm

Tom, are you going to meet us at the Shell station on the way to the show? Its only about a mile out of your way.
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Location : North Lakeland

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/11/2010, 10:39 pm

I'm not sure where the Shell station is. I'm coming down 19 from north of tarpon springs from sr 54 ( coming the back way to keep off the interstate) .

Going I-4 takes an hour and a half, coming the other way takes an extra 10 min. but a lot less stress!

All you locals know where you're going but I don't have a clue, and your intersection dosn't show up on my gps!

so.. Better directions or I guess I'll see ya'll there!
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/11/2010, 11:23 pm

So you're coming across 54 west to 19 correct? If so, just come across 54 to Gunn Hwy (about 3 miles west of the Suncoast Expressway). Take a left on Gunn Hwy, go to your 2nd light, the Shell station is on the corner.

My number is 813-810-3673 if you need better directions.

If anyone else wants to meet up, feel free to call me.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/12/2010, 12:55 am

Hey Dave I posted a easier spot the 7-11 right at Gunn and 54 to make it easy for people that don't know the area that well

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Location : Sorrysota physically, lost mentally

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/13/2010, 8:56 pm

Beetle Juice wrote:
Your good luck wishes helped out bunches Jimmy. Thanks to Dave I have an engine. Its a 1600 somewhat freshly built with some extras. Just need a few things and wont be long before Hidalgo is breathing fire! Here's some pic's for everyone. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.][You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

What is the piece that is mounted to the front of the intake manifold?
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/14/2010, 10:31 am

it looks like its an alternator stand from a fuel injected bug.
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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/14/2010, 1:23 pm

Oh, I'm not too familiar with the fuel injected models. Looking at the first pic, it looks as though the piece in question is mounted to the manifold. scratch
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Beetle Juice
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Location : Brandon, Fl.

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PostSubject: Re: Good news and Bad news   Good news and Bad news Icon_minitime2/15/2010, 10:17 am

Im not sure what that is. Im not using that intake, it just came with the engine. I got a nice carb and intake from Stuka. I have some extra parts if anyone is interested...
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