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karl h
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« Reply #150 on: September 09, 2019, 08:49:47 am »

back to the 63 at last
i found a gas steering dampener (not Bilstein, just painted yellow). it feels like a shock, wants to extend all the time. normal steering dampeners dont do that - will it push so hard at the steering that my car wants to go to the right al the time?
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« Reply #151 on: September 09, 2019, 09:53:33 am »

back to the 63 at last
i found a gas steering dampener (not Bilstein, just painted yellow). it feels like a shock, wants to extend all the time. normal steering dampeners dont do that - will it push so hard at the steering that my car wants to go to the right al the time?

I removed it because of that… worthless piece of crap in my opinion...
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« Reply #152 on: September 09, 2019, 10:56:55 am »

thanx for the info, eddie
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« Reply #153 on: December 13, 2019, 19:44:40 pm »

surgery on my left hand went well, but i just have started to be able to use it again for working on the car
headliner and ragtop are in
i started on the seats with modified stock brackets
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« Reply #154 on: January 04, 2020, 18:14:51 pm »

the seats are now in. they look a little too far tilted back, but they are very comfortable for my 6.5 frame
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« Reply #155 on: January 04, 2020, 18:16:08 pm »

painted my old bilsteins maisgelb (the original colour)
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« Reply #156 on: January 04, 2020, 18:19:05 pm »

upon trying to mount the CSP bar, i discovered the holes for monting the shockbolts are too small on the repair sheetmetal  Tongue
i had to break out the airsaw and cut the painted body  Angry Angry Angry oh well...
but the rest of the installaton went well
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« Reply #157 on: January 24, 2020, 19:41:50 pm »

Very very nice Project....

sehr schönes Projekt. Grüße aus Kärnten
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« Reply #158 on: January 25, 2020, 10:36:56 am »

danke/thanx
wrestlin with the interior. the TMI headliner was sewn the wrong way, the pieces round the sunroofopening didnt fit (i used TMI lots of times and that never happened before)
so i had to tear out the thing again and custom fit it  Tongue
then i had a long search for the right colour of upholstery material to fit the seats. but i found some and made the doorpanels now
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« Reply #159 on: February 19, 2020, 08:12:59 am »

for adjusting the clutch i have the waterboxer case in for the first time.
before motor assembly i have to hone the barrels, flycut the heads and change the guides
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« Reply #160 on: February 19, 2020, 09:58:30 am »

coming together and looking good
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karl h
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« Reply #161 on: February 29, 2020, 20:52:11 pm »

thanx
started to fit the rear fenders and apron.... when i realized i have painted two right side taillight housings Angry
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« Reply #162 on: March 02, 2020, 14:32:31 pm »

accordingly i broke out the paintgun at the first sight of a warm day and painted another taillight housing, a custommade gloveboxdoor (with a right hand speaker grille) and the fenderbeadings (tacked to pieces of wood)
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« Reply #163 on: March 04, 2020, 07:55:52 am »

playin´around with the stance a little bit
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« Reply #164 on: March 20, 2020, 07:43:58 am »

i have started to prep the engine parts for assembly. this motor is actually meant for my split panel van, but i have all the parts and the split is not finished (see samba thread). the nickie engine still has no heads (lack of funds)
wbx case
wbx 76mm crank with h-beams/ 228 flywheel/clutch
stock wbx cam with hydraulic lifters
type 4 94mm barrels modified for use with wbx studpattern/cylinder spacing etc.
new 94mm AA B pistons
limbach aircraft heads (wbx stud pattern) with 38/34 valves
either 40 (or 46) kadrons or 36/40 solexes from a 914 (got both)
exhaust will be a header and custom muffler setup

everybody stay safe and stay home
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« Reply #165 on: March 21, 2020, 17:40:27 pm »

modified barrel on the left, stock on the right. lots of grinding
trial fit.....
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« Reply #166 on: March 21, 2020, 18:23:04 pm »

is it worth doing all those modifications..
why not simply building an t1?
i thought wbx mainbearings are not available anymore? Huh
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« Reply #167 on: March 21, 2020, 19:12:30 pm »

first, i have all the parts, most of them were free  Grin
second, for a bus engine i prefer the thick type 4 barrels
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« Reply #168 on: March 21, 2020, 21:46:42 pm »

haha ok, all right  Cheesy
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« Reply #169 on: May 07, 2020, 10:54:54 am »

have a problem locating 9mm Type one lenght 9mm stem 34mm exhaust valves, so i didnt do a lot to the motor
but some more work in the interior: rhd speaker grille grafted into the gloveboxdoor with the speaker mounted
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« Reply #170 on: May 07, 2020, 12:04:50 pm »

i didnt do a lot to the motor
but some more work in the interior: rhd speaker grille grafted into the gloveboxdoor with the speaker mounted

Nice modification.
Is that so you have stereo speakers?

I just used one of these..
https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/retromod-speaker-6-5-3-way-dvc-each-r-65n-230-505.html
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« Reply #171 on: May 07, 2020, 19:27:31 pm »

yes, so its stereo, i have tweeters under the headliner left and right
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« Reply #172 on: May 08, 2020, 07:09:34 am »

modified barrel on the left, stock on the right. lots of grinding
trial fit.....

Nice, did not know that fitted..
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« Reply #173 on: May 08, 2020, 10:53:49 am »

you have to grind some of the coolingfins down between the barrels, modify the headstudpattern to wbx and grind a recess for the pushrodtubes
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« Reply #174 on: May 12, 2020, 10:06:59 am »

Great job !! Love the looks..
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« Reply #175 on: May 13, 2020, 12:44:41 pm »

Cool mod for the speaker!
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« Reply #176 on: May 24, 2020, 22:57:07 pm »

What a great idea with the speaker! It's all in the details  Cool

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« Reply #177 on: May 25, 2020, 06:22:13 am »

thanx Yannick
fuel pump and filter mounted and wired, brakes bled, wiring finished, all lights work
in case you wonder the 180° turn of the fuel line on the right worried me, so i put an 8mm spring from the rear brake into the line to avoid a kink (happened before)
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« Reply #178 on: May 25, 2020, 06:33:28 am »


in case you wonder the 180° turn of the fuel line on the right worried me, so i put an 8mm spring from the rear brake into the line to avoid a kink (happened before)


Have the same configuration, nice solution, maybe going to steel this from you.
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« Reply #179 on: June 08, 2020, 13:49:07 pm »

more or less just the motor missing.
buttoned up the shortblock, cylinders and heads to set up rocker geometry.
found out somebody messed up the oil drain plug thread. this is in the block, the wbx case has no drainplate  Tongue
gotta take the shortblock apart again to helicoil it - dont you love surplus work like this?  Angry
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