Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 27th September 2014 - 12:34am

Very neat, harping back to the KDF-Wagen cog design.
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Post by vwfye » 27th September 2014 - 1:07am

shhhhh.... don't tell!
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Post by vwfye » 30th October 2014 - 9:55pm

I just finished this so I could work on the VWs...

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Post by vwfye » 1st November 2014 - 5:22am

Added a small window. Waiting for more wood to finish up.
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Post by Editor » 2nd November 2014 - 1:45am

Nice! I like wood - it's kind to stored metal, absorbing damp and releasing it gradually to keep humidity more constant.
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Post by vwfye » 3rd November 2014 - 4:46pm

Now with a dedicated power source and heat!

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Post by vwfye » 6th November 2014 - 4:19pm

Oh boy... I started moving engine parts for the 1600 build into the shop and spotted a small turbo that I picked up somewhere. Time for a stealth stocker/turbo build! If I can go from 56 to 85bhp, I will love it!
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Post by vwfye » 17th November 2014 - 11:09pm

I had to scrap my carbon fiber injector holders (for now) and tonight I built them from aluminum. They aren't as cool, but they are functional.

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Tonight I am going to try and lay-out the fuel lines, pressure regulator and such in the engine bay.
Even after that all happens, I still need to install the fuel pump, and fit a return line on the car.
I guess, as always, the target is spring and hopefully I will get lots of shop/garage time on the Christ's Mass break.
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Post by vwfye » 18th November 2014 - 7:18pm

Type 3 manifolds, throttle bodies, fuel pressure reg all mocked up. I need to shorten my hex bar a bit though.
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Post by vwfye » 30th November 2014 - 5:02am

And then there were 3... I now only own notchbacks.
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Post by vwfye » 15th December 2014 - 4:00pm

the 2110 from the purple notch is going to get a refresh as the main seal and the valve guides are no longer holding back all the oil. what a mess!
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Post by vwfye » 3rd January 2015 - 6:23am

First polish with 1500 grit and then 3000rpm on the drill press.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 24th February 2015 - 5:06pm

Well, I have been scaling back and simplifying my VW life. I am down to 2 VWs now and even the plans for them have changed... again.

I am going to ditch the EFI set up. I've never installed it, and frankly, I don't want to learn something new. I can do carbs in my sleep, so I am going back to them. The DCNF carbs on the 2110 will get pulled in favor of some 44 IDF clones I have. One of the DCNFs needs a physical repair internally and I want to drive. The 2332 will probably get a new set of 48 IDF clones after I sell the EFI.

I need to reshoot the paint on the purple notch, the clear coat has released and it is looking really bad. Finish those things and I think I have 2 cars I can be satisified with.
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Post by Editor » 24th February 2015 - 11:28pm

Then you can go out and enjoy driving them!
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Post by vwfye » 3rd April 2015 - 7:28pm

Found a new upper body part for the DCNF, should arrive any day. After that is fixed, the car should be a bit better on the road.
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Post by vwfye » 5th June 2015 - 9:27pm

Oh crap! I think I've gone completely mental...

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Post by vwfye » 8th June 2015 - 6:18pm

I bought this as a driver. Or so I thought... After driving 400 miles round trip to get it, I drove it off the car dolly. I was pretty excited to get a 2 owner car with lots of documented history. It still had the FI on it (and I, as a carb guy, was excited for that even). The next day, I drove it around the block. No power, brakes pulled hard to the right and it was idling fast.

SO, I break out the timing light... no signal from #1 cylinder. Oh boy. I changed the lead and no change. I pulled the cap and viola! 4 cylinders, but... now it is blowing smoke out the tail pipe. Grrrrr... I check the timing, it is at 30btdc at 850rpm idle!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I get the timing down to 5atdc with hoses on and go for a drive. NO POWER! It was 97F, so I quit for the day.

This morning, I needed to move the car out of the way of my truck to head to work. Keys were in the house, so I tossed it in neutral, and pushed... could barely get it to roll. The PO had just redone the brakes... apparently he never adjusted the rears after putting on new shoes. Doh!!!! SO, if that is the issue, perhaps I will have as much power as a stock 1600 can have...

The other bummer is that I thought I was buying an all original, blue interior, a/c installed car (less the tires). WRONG! Back in 95 it had the interior swapped out, the engine is out of a 1973 FI system (with 72 distributor) and one of the doors has been replaced.

Having said all that, I hope to have a daily driver on my hands soon... I need to park my gas drinking truck if I can.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by 937carrera » 8th June 2015 - 9:10pm

well, the engine bay looks tidy / clean enough. What are you going to do with all that extra load lugging space in the back :)
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 8th June 2015 - 9:12pm

probably lug a load...
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th June 2015 - 12:04am

Got the distributor ready to put in the car after the sun sets... Hope this helps! If not, I'm about ready to put carbs on it!
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 9th June 2015 - 1:36am

Looks a useful car - you've sorted much worse!
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th June 2015 - 5:02am

More steps forward, and back.

Forward, new rebuilt dizzy in and the car moves much better! Power off the line and revs right up to where the entire front end shook. That's the step(s) back. The entire front end started shaking so violently that the wheels jumped out of my hand at about 30 mph. Shocked I jumped on the brake to avoid the ditch and the car lurched hard to the right. Sad

Tomorrow, I will be putting the front end in the air to find what is, or maybe what isn't, loose. I think, I might finally get to go on a real test drive tomorrow afternoon. Maybe... unless there are more surprises.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th June 2015 - 6:18am

Put the front end in the air tonight. front wheels have over an inch of side to side travel :shock: There is no up and down travel, It will be interesting to see how knackered the tie rod ends are. I think I have 2 new ones still. Well, I hope I still have them!
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Post by Editor » 9th June 2015 - 12:00pm

Presumably not the upper torsion bar play then? Still, neither is a massive job, unless the arms/bushes themselves are knackered! Usually tie-rod wear is only the outer ones, and those are easy to get if you've not got the correct ones in 'stock'. Easy on LHD - left hand ends have left-hand threads. Opposite way round for us RHD guys!
Remember the old Beetle - hub nuts on front were left hand thread on the left! Bit of a surprise first time I did the bearings! Is that Fjord blue '59 still going? I recall you sold it a while ago.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th June 2015 - 4:17pm

The old 58 bug left years ago. I just couldn't get into it, but... It was purchased and give a proper restoration.
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