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 on: Today at 08:39:22 
Started by BossHogg76 - Last post by Pedalpusher
So that's an original vw vs. new one on the picture. What's the dimension difference if I can ask?


 on: Today at 08:38:11 
Started by karl h - Last post by karl h
some more work to the engine lid. louvers are from a 1302 hood. not easy to weld in since the curvature and position differs to early model hoods

 on: Today at 08:36:14 
Started by karl h - Last post by karl h
off to the blaster, hope to get it friday

 on: December 17, 2017, 18:53:45 PM 
Started by numbnuts - Last post by alex d
U got a pm

 on: December 17, 2017, 18:45:31 PM 
Started by Steve Wright - Last post by Steve Wright
More progress, this time with the Big Weld. The rear of the car is now one piece, sills are attached, doors hung, and the front is ready for welding. A few of us visited last Friday to discuss a bunch of details and make decisions. Talk about one happy owner....


It's surprisingly roomy inside, with a great view down the bonnet and between the wheel arches. You sit a lot further forward relative to the wheels than in a 356 or 911, so it's going to feel strange driving the car to begin with I expect. Door handles are simple push buttons from a VW bus, with notches in the rear quarter panel for two fingers to slide behind the now slightly ajar door....

In this picture you can see the final bonnet shape in line tape and the combined oil cooler and brake cooling aperture. The headlights aren't the final shape and will require quite a bit of fettling before we land on the final location. Hot air from the oil cooler will vent up hoses wither side of the bonnet and then exit between the scuttle and a flare in the front clamshell like many period Abarth and Italian cars of the era...

The overall shape is really beginning to show now, but the photos really don't do it justice. There isn't a flat panel on the car, with real texture to the panels and flow to the curves.

More late January when we there will be more significant details to report on....

 on: December 17, 2017, 18:31:32 PM 
Started by BossHogg76 - Last post by BossHogg76
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

 on: December 17, 2017, 15:10:51 PM 
Started by numbnuts - Last post by numbnuts

Anyone on here from Spain? I am struggling with the company, I want to buy some products but it is proving very difficult.
Can anyone help? or has anyone had any dealings with them?


 on: December 17, 2017, 14:32:45 PM 
Started by runningmonkey - Last post by Andrew
Looking forward to seeing your progress over the winter, good luck.


 on: December 17, 2017, 14:01:05 PM 
Started by richie - Last post by richie
1 pair of new Phoenix slicks in the common VW size 26/7/15 [they used to be called 26/6W/15 but were re-labled about 4 years ago] These have been unavailable from phoenix for about 2 1/2 years now so are becoming really hard to find
450 pair inc UK postage 

 on: December 17, 2017, 11:32:10 AM 
Started by Greg Ward - Last post by Greg Ward

Thanks for all the replies.

Deciding on this after all the research, I've bought a set of Manley SS valves in the stock sizes. I could have had them made in TI as Dave suggested, but the $3K+ price is better spent on other items.

Engine will be stock 1584cc.
Cam is a split lobe design and will have a limit of 9000rpm and will use some strong AL pushrods and Dual springs/w TI retainers.

I have to weigh the pistons when they get here, but I'm looking at 100g ea lighter than stock at least.

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