Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by vwfye » 6th May 2019 - 4:12am

No fire.... weird. Will explore more this week.
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Post by broady_6 » 8th May 2019 - 7:56am

Your square looks lovely in black. A very honest car
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Post by 937carrera » 8th May 2019 - 8:07am

Yeah, I thought so too. I also spotted the 924 to the right of the picture but was unable to identify the blue vehicle
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Post by vwfye » 8th May 2019 - 5:20pm

The blue car is an AMC 1960 Rambler American Super. It is also a two door wagon.
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Post by 937carrera » 8th May 2019 - 5:51pm

I saw Rambler and thought Nash Rambler.... as in the Playmates.

Beep Beep :?:
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Post by vwfye » 16th May 2019 - 6:48am

Nash became amc in 58
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Post by vwfye » 23rd June 2019 - 4:43am

Was working on the square today. Had it running while holding the key just so... then, it started running rough. So, I shut it down and went to the rear to investigate. What did I find? The brass fitting had some out of the left carb! So, I went to get stuff to peen it back into place and when I went to get the brass out of the fuel line, the brass came out of the right one too! Oh boy, that could have been bad!
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Post by 937carrera » 23rd June 2019 - 9:26am

That was somewhat fortunate - bad batch from the carb supplier / rebuilder ?

I had a look around for a better view of the Rambler......... interesting, though not unexpected to see some rear fin remnants in the design, and then I noticed the slightly later type 3 does too
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Post by vwfye » 23rd June 2019 - 11:15pm

Well, that was interesting. I sent an electrician friend a picture of what was under my dash vs. the 1971 schematic. He came over, found that they (wires vs schematic) sort of matched, sorted out what was needed, and we now have a universal ignition switch wired in. Now I just have to fix both carbs and then try again. Perhaps I will be able to drive the car sometime this week.

The Rambler is physically 6" wider and 4" longer than a squareback. Also, total weight with the big piece of cast iron drive train is only 200lbs more. So, it's whopping 90 bhp will seem brisk compared to a stock t3. But, that is a project for another day...
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Post by vwfye » 29th June 2019 - 3:26am

For the 1st time in almost a year, I drove the squareback. In the morning I will check the timing and then try and journey 95 miles south.
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Post by broady_6 » 2nd July 2019 - 9:06pm

Great news!
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Post by vwfye » 23rd July 2019 - 2:27am

Hoping to have these on and the stance adjusted soon.

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Post by broady_6 » 23rd July 2019 - 8:46pm

That is a very well looking car :)
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Post by vwfye » 23rd July 2019 - 9:15pm

Thank you. Btw, i think DS is a great band myself 8)
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Post by vwfye » 16th August 2019 - 5:54pm

Well, I am tearing the pink car apart again... goi g an entirely new direction.
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Post by broady_6 » 19th August 2019 - 6:46pm

I shall be interested to see where it goes!
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Post by vwfye » 20th August 2019 - 8:28pm

Something wicked this way comes
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Post by 937carrera » 20th August 2019 - 9:00pm

Too many bolt holes for Stuttgarts finest :?

How many components do we get to see ?
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Post by vwfye » 21st August 2019 - 6:13am

It is still VW
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Post by 937carrera » 21st August 2019 - 1:42pm

Will it have all the complexities of water cooling, with six cylinders in a narrow Vee pattern.
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Post by vwfye » 21st August 2019 - 9:00pm

Perhaps
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Post by 937carrera » 21st August 2019 - 9:35pm

Well that just leaves engine size and induction method to decide then. Good luck with your packaging challenge :thumbsup:
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Post by vwfye » 21st August 2019 - 11:25pm

This is the 12v vr6 with distributor. That makes things much easier to package!
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Post by 937carrera » 22nd August 2019 - 12:11am

I remember by first ever ride in a VR6 engined car, it was a black Austrian Passatt, I was impressed.

The packaging I was thinking of was those pesky water filled radiators and the plumbing that goes with them. Of course go down a forced induction route of some sort and the plumbing will get to be even more fun.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd August 2019 - 4:01am

Ummm, well... 15psi is the target.
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