Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by broady_6 » 29th July 2018 - 8:45am

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Re: Case de Fye's autos...

Post by Editor » 6th August 2018 - 10:03pm

Looking impressive. Hope it rewards all your efforts when you run it.
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Post by vwfye » 9th August 2018 - 9:04am

Cage all welded... now just trying to get it all back together!
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Post by vwfye » 17th August 2018 - 10:53pm

Interesting day at the track.

Tire rub on the fat butted, driver's side rear. Enough that I aborted both attempted passes.
But, even with the slicks at 28lbs, I cut 1/2 sec off my 60fts feom where I was with the radials.
Today I am working on ridding the car of worst of the rub. With the radials, there was very minor squat in the rear. With the slicks, I found out just how soft the rear suspension is :shock: So, working on limiting squat now... We shall see!
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Post by 937carrera » 18th August 2018 - 9:04pm

Bit more ride height and camber required ?

Stiffer springs for slicks too, swapping torsion bars over isn't going to be easy, even if you have them
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Post by vwfye » 23rd August 2018 - 7:15am

I own a pair of Marvin Shaw 'Cruiser' shock absorbers that are nitrogen charged. After talking to the owner of the company today, i have a game plan for limiting squat at launch. 300-325 psi to start...
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Post by vwfye » 30th September 2018 - 9:32am

They work! Now this:

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Post by broady_6 » 14th October 2018 - 2:59pm

Certainly looks like it'll add some power! Ive always wondered what "Case de Fye's autos..." means? Id always assumed it was Spanish but google says its gaelic
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Post by Editor » 15th October 2018 - 1:58am

Well, Brian Fye is very USA, up in Oregon, so I wouldn't expect it to be Gaelic. Probably Casa rather than case, though Brian may agree he has a 'case ' of VW-itis. Great guy, lovely family, and was instrumental in setting up the biennial VW Type 3 Invasions in the USA back in 2002.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd December 2018 - 7:44am

I never noticed the typographic error. It should say casa
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Post by Editor » 24th December 2018 - 9:51am

Keep up the good work on those Type 3s, Brian. Your updates are always welcome here. Happy Christmas and I hope the New Year brings what we all want.
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Post by vwfye » 16th February 2019 - 6:33am

A touch of progress

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Post by vwfye » 28th February 2019 - 4:42am

Turbo installed. Next is fuel system to support e85 and a new engine cover...
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Post by broady_6 » 3rd March 2019 - 11:25am

That will sound amazing in your ear :D
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Post by vwfye » 28th March 2019 - 3:52am

Fuel system almost complete and the top engine cover is fitted. Woot!
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Post by broady_6 » 28th March 2019 - 7:49am

Where will this speed demon be seeing action?
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Post by Editor » 7th April 2019 - 12:03pm

Yes, Broady, Facebook. I guess you have to be a friend to see it. Lots of noise, revs rising out of control and the air cleaner flapping around like mad!
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With the carburetor at whatever it was set at, and my distributor not changed out for the one for the turbo, we primed the pump and turned the key and the engine immediately fired with the turbo on it after sitting since last August. Heck, as you can see, the throttle cable wasn't even hooked up. Now I just have to adjust everything.
Floats need adjusted, initial o2 readings for jetting need taken, the 009 timing needs set for the turbo, I have to replace one exhaust gasket and the valves need adjusted for certain. But... It is alive!!!

Thank you Mike Jones for filming it for me.

If you want a look at this car, expect it'll be at the 2020 Type 3 Invasion at Crescent City CA, in June 2020. Join the Type 3 Invasion Group on Facebook for info.
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Post by broady_6 » 8th April 2019 - 11:04am

Excellent! Glad its up and running, shame we wont get to see it over here
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Post by vwfye » 8th April 2019 - 9:41pm

Sorry about that link. This one is YouTube based.
There was nothing done to the carb yet. Just installed and turned the key really. I was shocked it caught and fired. Lots of shake as I haven't even installed the carb support yet.
https://youtu.be/uBxnZwYjLek
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Post by vwfye » 23rd April 2019 - 4:46am

Finally, some progress that feels real. it idles! It has taken quite a bit to get to here from the start up with too much fuel and fuel pressure. Now, I can finally time it and start working on main jets. I talked to a gent that has done several e85 set ups and he told me not to worry about the idle air/fuel ratio and just worry about afr on the main circuit. e85 doesn't mind being fat.
The idle jets went from 55f9 to 90f9! Air correctors are going from 155 to 192. Mains will be big too... just don't now how big yet.
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Post by vwfye » 3rd May 2019 - 5:08am

And, on the other end of the spectrum, my 71 squareback is getting a set of solex installed now. I have to pick up another filter and a touch of fuel line, then I can try and fire it.
Going from the 250hp engine to a 65hp engine. :)

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