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PostSubject: What are you tinkering with?   2/24/2011, 1:50 pm

First topic message reminder :

A call to the TVW community,

Time is lacking at the moment and I need to live my life of wrenching vicariously through you guys. So lets hear what you did to your vdub today! Include pics if you got em.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/24/2011, 8:59 pm

wow you guys are really busy i wish i could get something done. maybe someday....... i doubt that will ever show up but i can wish
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/24/2011, 10:04 pm

in 3 weeks Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/25/2011, 3:42 pm

I pulled all the intake and tins off the new engine for the oval. I also popped off a valve cover and to my surprise it looks Magnificent in there.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/26/2011, 11:27 pm

wow so clean Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/27/2011, 9:04 am

well saturday morning started out as any other then wee did a tune up on stevO's 914 along with a trip to sundance for some parts, then it was back to the 72 project that turned into a 59 with 73 donor parts and franken bug is bolted together with new floors heater channels, after the wrenching and thrashing group left i attempted to put the motor in. thanks for the short notice and for the group raid it was fun as usssual and very productive. thanks again you all know who you are [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/27/2011, 10:08 pm

Today was a REAL busy day. After a morning visit by Muddobber to check out the new panel, I got to work on the 13 window. I'm trying to sell it and felt like it would be easier if I fixed a couple issues. Spent most of the day sanding Rage Extreme body filler (I recommend it) and am happy with the results.
Next was mounting the mail box. Well it turned out to be more like a mail fortress but I had fun with it. It got mounted on a piece of 8" channel iron which got welded to a 6" galv coupling which was mounted to a 10' by 6" galv pipe we had laying around at work.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/29/2011, 1:21 pm

Thanks to Muddobber on Saturday I was able to sandblast my axle tubes and brake backing plates, also ran by Sundance and picked up new wheel cylinders, and rebuild kits for the rear brakes. Today I fully cleaned, primed and painted them. Now they are Oval worthy. I will be installing these in the New F/F from Rancho this week, then when I get the car back it will be ready to slide in. I can't wait.

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   3/29/2011, 2:48 pm

cheers Lookin goooood!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   5/12/2011, 4:15 pm

Worked on my Oval :
I added a new 1 1/2 quart oil sump, changed oil and remote oil filter, put in new plugs, wires, fuel pump, EMPI electronic distributor, throttle cable, copper exhaust gaskets, brass exhaust nuts, rejetted carbs, media blasted carbs and manifolds, sanded and painted header and engine tin, added new sand seal pulley and new alternator/pulley, new belt.
Painted steering wheel , steering column and emergency brake lever, installed new ignition switch and OG Oval light switch.
Scraped and polished vent window frames (PO had painted them).
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   5/12/2011, 6:04 pm

Shocked Someone's been busy! Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/1/2011, 3:57 pm

Got the vert deck lid installed, relocated the coil, breather box 3/4 of the way installed, refurbed gas tank and new valve installed, painted and installed new carb linkage, new 75 amp alternator in, 3rd brake light mounted, and battery replaced. Little bit of wiring and hook up the fuel line and i'm back on the street. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 12:23 am

Not a VW but a very special project I'm working on.

My granddaughter told Santa a week before Christmas last year that she wanted a merry go round !

Well with only a week Santa couldn't get it built for her.

But Santa wrote her a letter saying Grandpa would make her one!

I thought I had Till Christmas to build but I was informed it was to be ready for her birthday on August 5th So I've been busy!

Took a trailer hub and spindle and built a frame out of 1"x2" box

8' diameter plywood deck I made the handrails out of 3/4" rigid conduit
Here are some pictures from this afternoon

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I'm going to paint it tomorrow and put a coat of fiberglass resin on it Tuesday

Hope to pour the concrete to mount it next weekend if I'm not working!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 1:21 am

Wow that is so cool. Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 10:04 am

that is great way to go grandpa ...
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 1:10 pm

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Grandma is helping!



as of noon
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 1:47 pm

Wow! She is a lucky little girl. Great job Tom and Karen! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 10:55 pm

Spinning centrifugal wheel of death. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 11:02 pm

as of tonight
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/4/2011, 11:24 pm

Holy crap , That kicks Ass

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/5/2011, 8:31 am

That definitely trumps my accomplishments! Great job!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/6/2011, 1:44 am

I love it, lets play with it. I mean to test it's durabilty. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/6/2011, 9:34 pm

WOW nice work guys!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/6/2011, 11:53 pm

Your one great Grandpaw
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/6/2011, 11:55 pm

Aw shucks Embarassed thanks Guys
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/16/2011, 5:10 pm

Well I got the concrete for the base in today before the monsoons started
Figured I'd add a little art work
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/16/2011, 6:46 pm

That looks great Smile

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/16/2011, 9:13 pm

Incredible!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/16/2011, 11:19 pm

Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/31/2011, 12:52 pm

Delivered today!

You should have seen the looks as we were going down the road Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   7/31/2011, 3:55 pm

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I'm a happy Grandpa!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   8/1/2011, 8:07 am

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   8/14/2011, 9:52 pm

I really didn't want to do this yet but I have had to pull the engine on the double cab today Sad

Coming back from Dover this morning the Generator light popped on.

The belt was good so I came on home.

I had a spare regulator but that didn't fix it generator is shot Mad

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out with the engine
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the problem- out with the old generator
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In with the new Bosch Alternator
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This is the Craig's list score of a new alternator kit from a while back!

BTW the easy button didn't work!

I'm going to change the clutch and the flywheel seal while its out
along with push rod tube seals

Think I'll repaint the engine compartment
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And I have found several pieces of tin that are torn or have cracks in them so I'll weld them up while I'm at it then repaint all the tin!

so that should keep busy for a few days.

Anybody got a torque buddy for the flywheel nut I can borrow??
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   8/21/2011, 7:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   8/21/2011, 8:41 pm

Very nice and clean! You could eat off that! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   8/21/2011, 9:48 pm

Shocked Wow! Lookin' gooooood! [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   9/1/2011, 10:29 pm

building a 4 seater rail frame is bent and tacked together. it is a roller with mock up beam trans and motor. shocks for rear should be here by end of the week. very big thank you goes out to daryl and roddy for helping and bending my dream frame i can't wait to take you guys for a ride. i owe you big time for what you have helped me acheive. pics of the build to come soon !!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   9/1/2011, 11:10 pm

Sounds kick ass Smile Hey when you post pics if you could start a new thread for ur build this way we want have a bunch of things posted between your thing Smile Thanks ,,, Can't wait to see it

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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   9/3/2011, 2:22 am

Found out my car was overcharging the battery after the VW's over the skyway show. Since then I have replaced the alternator with an internally regulated (Chinese until I get rich!) alternator. I have also swapped the 30 pict silex for a 40IDF weber! Replaced the transaxle that I blew up after I got too eager to drive the first time around, didn't put oil in it and yes, it does lock up! Changed plugs and wires, blocked off the heat riser holes, set the dwell and timing. I have been driving it daily for the past two weeks and am extremely happy!!
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PostSubject: Re: What are you tinkering with?   9/3/2011, 11:35 pm

Im glad to hear its on the road, and your enjoying it.
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