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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 9th June 2015 - 8:16pm

No joy... I apparently gave away the tie rod ends I had. Time to hunt for some.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 11th June 2015 - 11:05am

Good to hear it was restored - I learned to drive on a Fjord blue Bug.
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Post by vwfye » 12th June 2015 - 12:12am

I was able to spend some time under the squareback before the sun got to the wrong side of the house. today's findings...
ight front functions... sort of. It doesn't completely release. despite bleeding, i can't get it to release completely. have to see if i still have a caliper in the stash.
also, the fuel pump body seems to be bleeding fuel up where the body screws together.
got the tie rod ends on and will static align it in the morning.
also, other than a 50 cent piece hole under the battery, the pan looks really good!

the stockish adventure continues...
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 17th July 2015 - 3:11am

Well,
the purple car is under carbed and under cammed to be an all out race car, but it does bracket will. But, I couldn't handle the lack of speed, so I have pulled and replaced the carbs, tweeked the fuel pressure, timing and am also going to a smaller tire for better launch... next run is in August.

If that doesn't work, I am putting the big engine in the car. I hate being slow!
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Post by vwfye » 27th July 2015 - 7:41am

Went saturday... got rained out :( Image
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Post by Editor » 28th July 2015 - 1:10am

Shame - we got over an inch of rain here on Saturday, which is not that normal, but it filled my water butts so when the ground dries out again Anne will be able to water the vegetables without getting the hose out! The grandchildren call her Grannie Annie - you would approve.
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 28th July 2015 - 1:13am

Ha-ha.

BTW, we can't cistern water here. It is illegal, according to the state of Oregon. Sooooo stupid!
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Post by Editor » 28th July 2015 - 1:24am

Unbelievable - I had to look it up to check you weren't joking. Here if we can show that the rainwater falling on our property doesn't go into a sewer, we can get a (small) rebate on our sewerage charge!
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Post by vwfye » 28th July 2015 - 1:25am

I know... stupid!
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Post by vwfye » 6th August 2015 - 7:09pm

Yesterday I went to move the purple car and the fuel pump failed. This is the same pump I installed in a hot parking lot in Wyoming while traveling to Missouri for an invasion.
Let me tell you, doing it in my driveway in the cool of the morning was much better!
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 18th August 2015 - 9:03am

I've always called it the world's slowest 3... it is :(


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Post by Editor » 18th August 2015 - 10:29am

Uniqueness comes at a cost. ;-)
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 19th August 2015 - 10:10pm

I'd like a go down the strip, its my first type 3 , looks like you have a bit of a thing for them :)

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 19th August 2015 - 10:11pm

Just a bit...
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Post by vwfye » 26th August 2015 - 7:20am

Ch-ch-ch-changes...
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Post by vwfye » 27th August 2015 - 11:22pm

I know it will make some mad, but for racing, this is easier to work on
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Post by Editor » 28th August 2015 - 12:38am

Well, a Notch doesn't really have a rear luggage compartment anyway! Mind your fingers on that nasty fan-belt.
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Post by vwfye » 28th August 2015 - 8:11am

Okay..
, 2275cc, w125 cam, 1.25 rockers, 9.1:1 compression, 40x35 valves with a nice P&P, 44 fake IDFs w/38 venturies, 1.5 header, 009 dizzy. Hoping to make 115hp to the ground at a reasonable rpm. I was going to run the Dells, but I'm going to see if the 38 vents are a better choice for WOT. Mark Wolter built the LB for me. Originally it was going to be a 2180 with some limiting heads, so we went this route. I'm hoping it will be track ready for the Sept event.
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Post by vwfye » 11th September 2015 - 4:10pm

The 2275 will not be ready for the track tomorrow. Just need to do some more things to it and am waiting on parts to arrive.

So, last evening, I finally showed the Speedster some love after a year of neglect. The heads, carbs, tins are all back on the engine. Wheels are back under the car and the battery went on the charger. Tonight, I will roll it out of the garage and fire it off! It's been tooooo long.
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Post by vwfye » 12th September 2015 - 5:05am

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Post by vwfye » 25th September 2015 - 5:35pm

On the, "did that just happen" front, I sold the purple notchback last Saturday. It is a bittersweet end to my 13 year relationship with the car. I have found that I need to get down to a single project.
The 72 square is also going to go away.
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Post by Editor » 26th September 2015 - 2:21am

It's like that old riddle, "What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the afternoon, three legs in the evening, and no legs at night?" I guess there's a VW equivalent - I'm trying to downsize too!
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Post by vwfye » 30th September 2015 - 7:12am

This is going on the engine... Image
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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 1st October 2015 - 6:44pm

10 gallons of stuff into a 5 gallon bucket!

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 1st October 2015 - 6:54pm

Ooof, I'll bet changing jets is fun, lots of questions,have you run it yet? What's in it? What power does it make? I like it :)

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