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Title: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on November 26, 2013, 06:55:00 am
hey all,


i bought this project little over 1 and a half year ago and i haven't done much to it. i got it and worked a bit on the suspension adding spax shocks at the rear and raising the torsion bars a bit and i also did a check up to run it at DDD 2012.
dispute the wheel hop and the apron coming lose, it actually performed really good. so i was happy. big plans were made to finish the car and i actually did some work, by family and work have taken up quite a bit of time. anyway no excuses, so i slacked on the project…  ::)

here is the topic of the previous owner:

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,6858.0.html (http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,6858.0.html)

since a couple of months now i have been making plans to how and what should be done to the car, therefore a new topic to stay focused and finally get this car out of the garage and onto the streets.


just yesterday it passed MOT again so i can register it again.
i went to the station with Speedwell's 1300 engine i have had in my garage for over a year now and i must say that the sprint kit is a thing of beauty. it looks so different and cool, but it also performs very well. for a 1300 this engine is powerful and responsive. a pleasure to drive. i still need to fine-tune it a bit and return it to its owner as i think i have had it long enough now.

i also went out to find some parts and so far i have come up with a set of real mahle 5 lug gas burners and some lightweight ercos (wide 5) with slicks. for now it sits on the same BRM's which is fine, but i'll need to figure out a plan to combine wide 5 and porsche5 wheels on one car. the gas burners will be painted black (inspiration was taken from SOB's car) i love that look.

i also will be going turbo on this one, but still a long way to go. so i will hopefully be running next season, with the NA 2276 it had and build the 2276 turbo in the meantime.

IRS suspension is on the list as well. but i haven't had the arms and axles yet. i may need to look for another lead as this is taking 2 months now.

anyway, happiness is a hot vw, stay tuned!


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on December 09, 2013, 12:49:40 pm
allright! i have send in the paperwork to get my license plate, but unfortunately it will be a big square one and not the smaller one you sometimes get. but on the bright side of things i probably could use this plate as an a wing on the car  ;D

i also will separate the shell from the body in the next few months and convert it to IRS (parts for this conversion are welcome) and fit dic brakes on the front along with dropped spindles and a different beam as the one on the car is too low even set at its highest point (i think fabs wants his engine back and i think i could help me out with one)

here's some pictures right before going to the MOT.

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and i did some experiments with the clocks and the outside color…





Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: wolfswest on December 09, 2013, 15:23:57 pm


and i did some experiments with the clocks and the outside color…




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tell us more please!  :)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: vwcab on December 09, 2013, 19:34:53 pm
Looking forward on this (and pics ofcourse   :D  ).Go for it Nicolas.  ;)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: speedwell on December 09, 2013, 20:06:32 pm
nico if you need help to remove the body frm the fllorpan  let me know and i will come to help
that would be nice ti have my engine back in the 61 especially for the next freddy files , :oldsoeed theme this year and i miss my speedwell engine ;-)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: vwcab on December 09, 2013, 20:25:24 pm
nico if you need help to remove the body frm the fllorpan  let me know and i will come to help
that would be nice ti have my engine back in the 61 especially for the next freddy files , :oldsoeed theme this year and i miss my speedwell engine ;-)

Yep,same here.If you need a little help........    ;)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on December 26, 2013, 16:13:11 pm
hmmm, i wanted to give a little x-mas present to all who watch this.  :-*


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i'm a big fan of this color, there is one other option that i am looking into, but this works for me.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: pancho villa on December 26, 2013, 16:25:23 pm
green is good.
Ill pass on your Christmas gift.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: richie on December 26, 2013, 16:35:36 pm
hmmm, i wanted to give a little x-mas present to all who watch this.  :-*


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i'm a big fan of this color, there is one other option that i am looking into, but this works for me.

Wow that is making some oil pressure :o ;) :D

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: lowfastbus on December 27, 2013, 15:01:55 pm
Love the color, I know off a sticker that matches it very well...  8)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on December 28, 2013, 10:00:50 am
hahaha!

well i must be spoiling all of you as this must be the second picture in 3 days.  ;D

the (matching ) stickers that were on the car are already long gone. i felt it was better this way.

as for the oil pressure… i bought some stuff that is said to make an interesting outcome if you have a mix of fuel, electrics, exhaust gasses and a GOOD oil pressure  ::)

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i will however be scratching my head a good deal as this is all new to me. watch this space to see the trails and fails!!


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Peter on December 28, 2013, 11:05:34 am
If you need help rewiring everything ,let me know :)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 02, 2014, 21:12:42 pm
some confusion has risen…

i got my license plates (the new ones) and i am puzzled. it is a tea tray. it is twice as big as the one i have on the fastback. i KNOW the government is not too keen on altered engines or cars, but they DO send you and wing to mount on the car. strange, but it looks like that is sorted then as well.


it's the one on the right i got and it's the one from the left bottom i wanted, the one on the left top is plain ridiculous and is wider then a beetle.

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Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Lids on January 03, 2014, 09:32:22 am
they are huge, you must have a really old population with poor eyesight. I can't believe one is half a metre wide!


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: speedwell on January 03, 2014, 12:25:46 pm
they are huge, you must have a really old population with poor eyesight. I can't believe one is half a metre wide!
no we have a government who wants more money , so they've decided that we need new plate  :-\ and we need to pay  again


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Jesse Wens on January 03, 2014, 13:07:30 pm
I got one a half meter wide on my fastback, I wanted the smallest one too because thats the only one that fits under the lighting fixture. They told me if the plate physicaly fits you have to get one of the two biggest. Looks ridiculous now. I did get a cool plate with BMX in there. I ride a bmx so thats nice


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: VWGlassee on January 07, 2014, 01:11:43 am
In mine opinion, the licenseplates for motorcycles are to small for a +'64 decklid :)

The big ones are not so bad... i guess :)
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm59/VWGlassee/De%2064er%20Zweed/64callook12-1.jpg


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 07, 2014, 20:26:40 pm
In mine opinion, the licenseplates for motorcycles are to small for a +'64 decklid :)

The big ones are not so bad... i guess :)
http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm59/VWGlassee/De%2064er%20Zweed/64callook12-1.jpg


ah, we'll see. i hate it. but i really like the more classic (3 letters, 3 numbers) plates on a beetle or even the older ones before that.
like i said, i'll make it into an extendable rear wing or something.  ;D


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 12, 2014, 13:03:33 pm
i am still making progress as i picked up a set of IRS arms yesterday. i have the spring plates, but no CV's or axles. i will look into updating it to either type2 or 944, but i have no clue on prices or availability. so anyone who can help is welcome with his/hers suggestions.

next up is take up the offer of Fabian and Peter   :P  to come over and help out to get the chassis and body separated and the get the brackets welded in.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: richie on January 12, 2014, 13:12:04 pm
i am still making progress as i picked up a set of IRS arms yesterday. i have the spring plates, but no CV's or axles. i will look into updating it to either type2 or 944, but i have no clue on prices or availability. so anyone who can help is welcome with his/hers suggestions.

next up is take up the offer of Fabian and Peter   :P  to come over and help out to get the chassis and body separated and the get the brackets welded in.

Early steel arm 94 or 924s[ the one with porsche 5 lug hubs] is a good source for the stub axle which allows 944/type bay/t25/type cvs which are all slightly different in ball and cage, with a type 1 IRS box you can use the complete early 944 cvs and axles

cheers Richie


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 14, 2014, 20:11:39 pm
thank you. so i am on the hunt for this complete setup.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 25, 2014, 13:57:18 pm
small update.

the shell is of the chassis in order to get the brackets for the IRS welded in (which i will hopefully receive next week).
the IRS axles are sandblasted and i wanted to order new bearings, but the inner bearing is a C3 type bearing. which have a bit more clearance on them and are mostly used in higher rpm (above 3000) applications. the outside bearing is a 'regular one', different type of bearing though. my question is do i need the C3 type or just the regular one. or does anyone have the correct numbers/brand/type for the bearings as mine seem to be aftermarket.



Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '61 hot vw!
Post by: speedwell on January 26, 2014, 18:44:46 pm
 ;)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1653461_619794858067984_1572186044_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1517519_619794894734647_173558910_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Good-Old-Ragtop60 on January 26, 2014, 19:45:14 pm
Looking awesome!!!!  ;D
Vers harmonious car  8)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '61 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 26, 2014, 20:11:46 pm
;)
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/t1/1653461_619794858067984_1572186044_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/t1/1517519_619794894734647_173558910_n.jpg)

i have a good running engine for that car  ;D. when can i bring it over? PM me.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on March 08, 2014, 20:24:59 pm
OH BOY!

in order to convert the car to IRS as i always intended, i took the shell off the pan and took the pan apart. it feels a lot like taking 1 step forward and a bunch back.
But the gearbox  needed to be revived anyway (i suspect worn syncros) and the front and rear need to be changed to a 5x130. the back will receive type3 brakes and the front vw dics.
for now i won't be doing much, aside from getting the parts needed to get most of the conversion done.


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Wout on March 17, 2014, 09:33:43 am
Hey Nicolas

Maybee you can do a 944 conversion (IRS, 5X130 and disc brakes in the back)?

good luck!

gr
Wout


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on March 18, 2014, 09:36:35 am
i have been looking at that option, but for now i have most of the parts needed to do it with type3 brakes and vw parts. we'll see how far this can get me.  ;)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Wout on March 18, 2014, 13:28:19 pm
Ok, good luck!!

gr
Wout


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on June 28, 2014, 15:59:25 pm
allright i did do some work this week, i actually had a few good hours of work on the jigs to weld in the brackets to convert it to IRS.i also had them oiled with some Owatrol, seems to be really good stuff (thanks for the tip Kalle)

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i have most parts for the conversion sorted, only the axles are still missing, but i will start grind asap.
i also had some tires fitted to the rims i had done a month back. i opted for a wider tire up front while i was at it, i didn't feel the 135's were going to cut it, so Dunlop 175/65 replace them now. i also think they will look better on the car. the back tires are the nankang 215/70's. they will be fine to do burnouts when time comes  ::)

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the only thing i am not sure about right now is if they will fit a stock front beam with dropped spindles (CB, Disc brakes) or that i need a narrowed beam? i have both here, but the chassis is still not under the car.
i also will need someone to help out rebuild the swing gearbox to IRS with a quaife differential. i want to do the work myself, but there are special measuring tools needed that i don't have.



Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: vwcab on January 24, 2016, 12:51:12 pm
Any updates on this one Nicolas?


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 24, 2016, 14:44:13 pm
i wish i could say a lot, but in fact only a small bit has been done, the chassis is still not under the car.

i have put my engery in the type3 to get that one running and dailed to have at least a car that can go out this year. i have found it no use to attack two projects and have none finished.

on an upside i have made a swap with Fabs for a stock width front beam, and i do have other parts to put it all together again. i am still not sure what way i am going with the gearbox as in the long run i want a turbo engine with a type2 gearbox, but i only have a core and not an actual good useable box to build in right now. i do have type1 boxes that could be made to a usable IRS box, but they need a checkup as well.

even the old combo NA 2276 engine and gearbox could be an option, but that needs work too, as when i used it at DDD in 2012 the gearbox was not really happy and it seemed at the time the sycros are used up.

that is in short what i am at.  ::)

and as much as i had my mind set on going to Cotswelds in the UK to have a cage fitted this route is becoming more and more expensive as our euro is becoming increasinly less worth compared to the UK pound.
i have no contacts with builders here on the mainland to have it done, and the idea of making my own has been put on hold as i want it to be certified for events. so anyone who can help or point me a bit in the right direction n this is much appreciated.  ;D



Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on September 06, 2019, 07:49:24 am
i wish i could say a lot, but in fact only a small bit has been done, the chassis is still not under the car.

i have put my engery in the type3 to get that one running and dailed to have at least a car that can go out this year. i have found it no use to attack two projects and have none finished.

on an upside i have made a swap with Fabs for a stock width front beam, and i do have other parts to put it all together again. i am still not sure what way i am going with the gearbox as in the long run i want a turbo engine with a type2 gearbox, but i only have a core and not an actual good useable box to build in right now. i do have type1 boxes that could be made to a usable IRS box, but they need a checkup as well.

even the old combo NA 2276 engine and gearbox could be an option, but that needs work too, as when i used it at DDD in 2012 the gearbox was not really happy and it seemed at the time the sycros are used up.

that is in short what i am at.  ::)

and as much as i had my mind set on going to Cotswelds in the UK to have a cage fitted this route is becoming more and more expensive as our euro is becoming increasinly less worth compared to the UK pound.
i have no contacts with builders here on the mainland to have it done, and the idea of making my own has been put on hold as i want it to be certified for events. so anyone who can help or point me a bit in the right direction n this is much appreciated.  ;D




by the looks of it I was in a fase of the build where I didn't see much light at the end of the tunnel...


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on September 06, 2019, 08:00:03 am
so fast forward a few years.  ;D

a few months ago I talked to a friend on the phone who asked me about the car... I didn't even know someone even remembered it.
he said I call you every week to hear about the progress. needless to say he didn't, but for me it sparked something.
so I took off were I left the project dwindle and thought the best way to enjoy it is to get it back on the road and go from there.

everything was bolted back together and the engine went back in in NA configuration. BUT the arms of the IRS conversion were welded in wrong. no one to blame but me. after fiddling with it for a few days it was clear it would never work.

so I cut them out again and started again. this time I did have the trailing arms to see and correct if needed. again a few days/week work and after that I checked the floorpan to find repairs that were badly done or not done. I redid that as well. I even made a few mods to fix the midmount and some sort of jack stands.

nothing major when I see the projects from others here on this forum. just what I can do myself and my goal is to get the damn car out for a drive.

happiness is tinkering in the garage.  ;D


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Wout on May 28, 2020, 00:39:14 am
And?????....


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Peter on May 28, 2020, 09:49:51 am
X2 :)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on May 29, 2020, 19:05:28 pm
oh oh...

 ::)

not much has happened. well, some bits were done. the chassis was powder coated and has been back a few months now.
right after I sent it out I started on my driveway and carport.

so a big bummer, but I am hanging in there  ;)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: Wout on May 29, 2020, 19:49:58 pm
It will come all right at the end  :D.

During lockdown I also worked 99% on the garden, outdoor stuff and only 1% air-cooled  ::) so I understand.

Wout


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: VWGlassee on May 29, 2020, 23:39:12 pm
A few months ago I talked to a friend on the phone who asked me about the car... I didn't even know someone even remembered it.
he said I call you every week to hear about the progress. needless to say he didn't, but for me it sparked something.

If you want we can all started calling you every week to ask how the project is going?  :D

I know the feeling. It took me almost 5 years to build mine...
Get that driveway done so you can start on your build  ;D

Yannick


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on May 30, 2020, 11:41:43 am
It will come all right at the end  :D.

During lockdown I also worked 99% on the garden, outdoor stuff and only 1% air-cooled  ::) so I understand.

Wout

at least you got 1%!!! if putting the chassis in a different place counts I get 0,2%

A few months ago I talked to a friend on the phone who asked me about the car... I didn't even know someone even remembered it.
he said I call you every week to hear about the progress. needless to say he didn't, but for me it sparked something.

If you want we can all started calling you every week to ask how the project is going?  :D

I know the feeling. It took me almost 5 years to build mine...
Get that driveway done so you can start on your build  ;D

Yannick

yes, that could work, but I it was tried and tested last year and almost worked. I just need to get it done (all of it)  ;D

but thanks for the thoughts, I only now found my way back to the forum because of the notification and what was/is still boiling under my skin can be put into practise in the next few weeks, months, centuries  ;) ;D


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: volkskris on December 30, 2020, 20:21:18 pm
Any progress Nicolas?  :)


Title: Re: Happiness is definitely a '66 hot vw!
Post by: nicolas on January 04, 2021, 19:59:08 pm
Any progress Nicolas?  :)

yes, but not much.

I have been trying to get the fuel lines sorted. the hard lines are in the chassis and I have finally ordered a fuel pump and now I hope to get a good idea on how to run it, what connections to use and get it made.

but mostly I seem to be working on others engines. which is great but not helping my own project...  ;D