'67 Square continued.....

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Re: '67 Square continued.....

Post by sparkywig » 19th June 2018 - 9:31pm

Just poor running and a misfire. Can't seem to trace the reason, probably a dodgy head.

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Re: '67 Square continued.....

Post by sparkywig » 28th July 2018 - 9:17pm

Not a lot to report.
Still waiting for the engine parts to come back from the machine shop.
But the gearbox has been rebuilt by John Walklett with new bearings and a 1.21 3rd gear, 0.77 4th gear, and welded 3rd and 4th hubs.

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Post by broady_6 » 28th July 2018 - 11:24pm

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D mind giving us an idea of cost? a mate needs similar for a turbo beetle project
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Post by sparkywig » 29th July 2018 - 3:42pm

broady_6 wrote:
28th July 2018 - 11:24pm
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :D mind giving us an idea of cost? a mate needs similar for a turbo beetle project
£590 collected and delivered to and from Stoke on Trent.
Your mate will need to ring John and get an estimate. He’ll then ring you when he’s received and opened the ‘box up and can assess the work required.
John Walklett 07790 807825

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Post by broady_6 » 30th July 2018 - 1:26pm

Ta for that, ill pass it on!

What sort of power is that expected to handle reliably? 250hp?
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Post by sparkywig » 30th July 2018 - 5:42pm

broady_6 wrote:
30th July 2018 - 1:26pm
Ta for that, ill pass it on!

What sort of power is that expected to handle reliably? 250hp?
About that, but it's built more as a long legged A road and Motorway cruiser to suit the expected output of the new engine, rather than a 1/4 mile stormer.
I did think about a Super Diff but they're over £300 for a SA 'box, so I've kept the stock one.

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Post by sparkywig » 12th August 2018 - 9:28pm

Hmm, not sure.

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Maybe when they're detailed, tyres changed and I've got the stance as I want it.
So it's back to the teledials.

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Post by broady_6 » 12th August 2018 - 10:31pm

Teles all the way
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Re: '67 Square continued.....

Post by Editor » 15th August 2018 - 9:20pm

If you're carrying any significant load, I'd put the rack further forward. The rear already has 60% of the weight on it.
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Post by sparkywig » 17th September 2018 - 7:32pm

I seem to have accumulated lots of new parts, but don't seem to have the time to start putting them on the car.
Anyway, a set of extra gauges for when the new engine gets installed, but that's still a long way off at the moment though.

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The gauges are mounted in a slightly modified Porsche 944 centre console fitted upside down.

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Post by broady_6 » 17th September 2018 - 10:08pm

Great idea!
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Post by Kai » 17th September 2018 - 10:10pm

Completely agree.

Looks very good.

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Post by sparkywig » 18th September 2018 - 8:10pm

Editor wrote:
15th August 2018 - 9:20pm
If you're carrying any significant load, I'd put the rack further forward. The rear already has 60% of the weight on it.
The rack won't fit any further forward Dave, not without modification to the legs anyway.

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Post by sparkywig » 18th September 2018 - 8:13pm

broady_6 wrote:
17th September 2018 - 10:08pm
Great idea!
Kai wrote:
17th September 2018 - 10:10pm
Completely agree.

Looks very good.
Thanks, I was going to build a full centre console along the lines of the Mk I Golf unit, but couldn't be bothered. :lol:

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It may happen at some point, probably when I need some storage, a cup holder and a 12V socket.

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