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leec
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« Reply #180 on: July 28, 2016, 19:34:07 pm »

Use it, spec sounds like it will be a real hoot to drive Smiley
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« Reply #181 on: August 05, 2016, 07:18:40 am »


In other news, Ross Hastie and Jerry at Deadline paint hatched a plan and produced a lovely sign for my garage....yes there is an apostrophe missing...I can barely spell so i think it's fine  Grin



Now that there are two of you, it's technically correct, right?

 Grin

Love the build.
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« Reply #182 on: August 06, 2016, 09:55:14 am »

 Grin lol aye, true enough, perhaps I should ask for a Bosshogg and Son one  Wink

Thanks Clatter, time for driving and less building I think
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« Reply #183 on: September 09, 2016, 14:15:07 pm »

Awsome Job  Smiley
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« Reply #184 on: September 10, 2016, 22:45:42 pm »

Thanks phil  Smiley
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« Reply #185 on: December 17, 2017, 18:31:32 pm »

Well after a great summer where I did more miles and shows than ever before the car was running great. However if noticed that the rear suspension was very wallowy in the turns and when parked up it had a tendency to settle low. So as part of the list of winter jobs I decided uprated torsion bars were on the cards. Jo and Richie at RJ Volksperformance provided them and after being woken by my son at 6:30 on a Saturday morning, I decided to get fired into it. There's a few pics below, other jobs on the winter list include plumbing in the external cooler, in preparation for a trip to Le Bug show next year, have a happy Christmas Cal Look guys

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« Reply #186 on: December 18, 2017, 08:39:22 am »

So that's an original vw vs. new one on the picture. What's the dimension difference if I can ask?

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« Reply #187 on: December 29, 2017, 09:41:29 am »

How are you getting on with the new shocks, Rob?

Thanks, Andrew
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« Reply #188 on: December 30, 2017, 11:02:14 am »

So that's an original vw vs. new one on the picture. What's the dimension difference if I can ask?

BR
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Hi Mikko i believe standard 67 bars are 21mm, i think....think these are 28mm. Richie on here is the man to ask as he imported them for me.



How are you getting on with the new shocks, Rob?

Thanks, Andrew

Hi Andrew, the shocks have been great, just sent the dimensions off and got them with in 2 weeks i think it was. Initially set them in the middle of damping range, then had a little adjustment after that. The Bump and Rebound versions would be too much for what i needed, but perfect i guess for more performance orientated applications. The other bonus for me is that they do have a full 3 warranty, beyond that they can be sent back for rebuilds if needed.  Hope that helps
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« Reply #189 on: January 05, 2018, 09:02:52 am »

Hi Rob,

Just out of curiosity, what are the specs for the shocks?

   thanks,

Andrew


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« Reply #190 on: January 13, 2018, 19:45:41 pm »

Eventually rolled it out of garage and had a little drive round the estate. Think I've ended up with a smidge more rake
and the rear feels a lot stiffer. See what it's like in the summer and do some shock adjusting
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« Reply #191 on: January 13, 2018, 20:47:26 pm »

Looks amazing, Rob.
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« Reply #192 on: February 03, 2018, 17:45:27 pm »


    That Cal Looker is Bitchen !!!!!!

    Frenchy
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« Reply #193 on: February 04, 2018, 08:54:05 am »

Looks amazing, Rob.


    That Cal Looker is Bitchen !!!!!!

    Frenchy

thanks guys, much appreciated
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« Reply #194 on: March 30, 2018, 20:24:55 pm »

A minor update, during the build I forgot, or more than likely ignored the good advice for DTH (yes Iím an idiot)
to put the mounting points in for a mid-mount. So rather than cause damage by rectifying this with fire, when I
saw that RJvolksperformanxe had some Fast Fad mid-mound in stock that brace against the frame using urethane
bushes I decided this was for me.

So jack up replace the studs with some longer ones and all is good.
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« Reply #195 on: March 31, 2018, 19:58:42 pm »

Getting ready for Spa my friend
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« Reply #196 on: April 01, 2018, 06:49:25 am »

Getting ready for Spa my friend

Getting there mate. Smiley
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« Reply #197 on: May 11, 2018, 16:33:45 pm »

Just a little update, with summer approaching and a trip the Le Bug show planned i thought i'd eventually plumb in an external oil cooler.

Initially i bought a CSP thermostat, lovely cnc'd piece of kit, but i struggled to find somewhere to mount it, so i did some more research
and came across Improved racing. They produce a filter head with built in thermostat, so after gulping at the price, hiding the subsequent
invoice i bought one.

A quick mod to my existing mount, some paint and running some lines it was done. It seems to be working fine, will need to wire in my temp
gauge to double check.

Anyway here are some pics



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« Reply #198 on: April 15, 2019, 20:35:03 pm »

It's spring time!!! Which means a rush to get all those jobs I said I'd do over the winter completed.

First was fitting a couple more gauges. Since I now like going to European shows I thought adding a couple of extra gauges to keep my eye on things would be useful. So instead of having the dash butchered I decided to put them in the glove box.

Which resulted in some chopping shaping and then this

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Video link to gauge start up.

https://imgur.com/a/vMpxJt2

Next on the list is the new CSP rear brakes, and a set of OG sprint stars....all to be completed before EBI
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« Reply #199 on: April 17, 2019, 15:37:07 pm »

That looks awesome! If you ever decide that you want to change your dash up a bit more, FastFab makes a 3 hole gauge panel that fits in a stock radio hole, so the gauges are technically in front of the dash. It's not the cheapest thing in the world, but I really like the way it looks, and it's a very well made piece. The black insert panel can also be removed and painted, if you want it to blend in a little more.

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« Reply #200 on: April 19, 2019, 09:07:36 am »

Thanks Andrew they do look good and i did have a look at those, but i'd just bought the Blaupunkt radio so wanted to keep that on show and hide the gauges.

Plus it gave me an excuse to hide in the garage for a couple of weekends  Grin
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« Reply #201 on: April 19, 2019, 19:17:44 pm »

Thanks Andrew they do look good and i did have a look at those, but i'd just bought the Blaupunkt radio so wanted to keep that on show and hide the gauges.

Plus it gave me an excuse to hide in the garage for a couple of weekends  Grin

Nothing wrong with an excuse to tinker around a bit! The main reason I did this one is that I didn't have any radio for my car, only a stock block-off plate. The Blaupunkt radio is definitely worth showing off! The rest of your car looks awesome, too!
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« Reply #202 on: June 08, 2019, 08:31:14 am »

With EBI looming and wanting to make a few changes i decided that small stuff would be the best idea....So it was time for a CSP VW rear brake kit and new wheels.

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The other project has been looking for new wheels, after much chin scratching i decided on a some Sprintstars, ended finding a set in Belgium which i had imported, then refurbed by Dave Ward, and now they're fitted.

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« Reply #203 on: June 08, 2019, 10:20:06 am »

Lovin' the new look! Are the fronts 4" ?
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« Reply #204 on: June 22, 2019, 20:34:33 pm »

Lovin' the new look! Are the fronts 4" ?

Hi paul i believe they are 4.5", i'll have a look next time i take them off
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« Reply #205 on: July 18, 2019, 02:37:45 am »

Looks great with the new wheels
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« Reply #206 on: August 02, 2020, 13:13:10 pm »

Time to blow the dust off this thread. After a year on Sprints it's back to the Enkeis, opinions are varied on which looks best.. I prefer the Enkeis, so the Sprints have headed to the loft.

Another year and another round of upgrades, the gearbox despite only being rebuilt 5000 miles ago was goosed. On taking it apart fourth gear had been fitted with a hammer, and was shimmed incorrectly. The selector fork had, had the tips remetalled with a blob of weld on each.. Ruining the hardening and they were wearing badly. Oh and reverse was goosed.

So while that was being done, new Gene Berg Grooved venturis and a saco pulley kit were fitted. The result is startling to be fair, it's a lot smoother and much inclined to rev to its redline. Should have followed Richies advice and upped the vent size after I'd run it in  Cheesy
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« Reply #207 on: August 03, 2020, 16:16:27 pm »

Cool car.

Engine looks great.
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