Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 3rd April 2021 - 10:18pm

Case studs are out. Next... clean again and reinstall the case savers that came out with the studes. New CBPerformance mil-spec studs go in!
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Post by broady_6 » 11th April 2021 - 10:30am

This is going to be one hell of a machine! Loving the work
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 6th May 2021 - 6:58am

Well, the chaos of my house remodel is almost over! After this, i can get back to VW stuffs...
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Post by vwfye » 23rd May 2021 - 4:16am

Long overdue modification today.

Since the speedster's beginning, the large engine cover has been held on by bolts. This made removal for servicing slow and replacemenf slow. It worked well, but was annoying. Fast forward 25 years or so and now it is held by hood pins. 30 seconds to remove! The sad part is... I have had a set of hood pins hanging on a hook for more than a decade. Doh!
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Post by 937carrera » 23rd May 2021 - 10:18am

Traditional, or click to release ?

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Post by vwfye » 24th May 2021 - 8:27am

Slap pins
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Post by vwfye » 13th June 2021 - 12:29am

That's a new one for me... built a new shifter for my midengine notchback! Now to tear it back apart, paint and lube the different parts and install it for real!
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Post by vwfye » 14th June 2021 - 1:26am

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Post by vwfye » 14th June 2021 - 8:49pm

After adjusting the cable lengths a bit, the shifter slack seems to be minimal now. Next is sorting the throw on the slave cylinder. The new unit, is shorter than the failed one. Grrr... no wonder the clutch action is on/off.
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Post by vwfye » 29th June 2021 - 8:27am

Rut roe Raggie...
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Rut roe Raggie...
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Someone cut the notchback only parts off the fiberglass :(
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Post by vwfye » 1st July 2021 - 12:15am

Well, I bought some used fiberglass notch fenders to sort the twisted up/torn metal issues I have on the original rear fenders on the red car. They finally arrived and someone had cut them to fit to a fasty/square. So, plan B!
Start pounding on metal!!! There was a significant push on the RR between the light base and trunk lid. It was twisted, bent opposite the correct curve and basically a complete mess. When I started this a couple hours ago, the inside edge if the lamp base was 3/8" to 1/2" away from the metal. Now, the complex lower curve is all I still have to move. Woot!

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Any suggestions on how to close the remaining gap wpuld be awesome! I am a complete novice with my hammer and 2 dollies.
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Post by broady_6 » 2nd July 2021 - 10:12pm

That looks a bit involved!
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by purplepeter » 4th July 2021 - 10:21pm

Wouldn't there be a rubber gasket between lamp & wing to take up the gap?

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Post by vwfye » 5th July 2021 - 12:23am

Normally, yes. But, race car...
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Post by vwfye » 9th July 2021 - 7:46am

I have started assembling the engine for the red notch. 1914cc with big, big, big heads, fk-8 cam with just under .600 lift and a t3/4 turbo. It shohld scoot ok when done.
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Post by broady_6 » 16th July 2021 - 10:36pm

I should say!
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Post by vwfye » 17th August 2021 - 8:02am

Finally, a cooler day! We will be roughing in the wiring harness today.
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I started the wiring process for the race car today. Almost all wires are routed and about 75% have the correct ends with their correct ends added. A few monitoring idiot lights are yet to be added and the msd box has to be wired it, but... for Capt. Ihatewiring, it was a good day.
I even added disconnects for the headlights and taillights for removing fenders at the track.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 20th August 2021 - 11:00pm

Rear body wiring in, less license light
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The right rear lamp housing isn't a perect fit, but compared to before I beat on the fender, it is awesome.
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Post by vwfye » 21st August 2021 - 8:03am

I started fitting the flush mount rear window tonight, but I need to buy a new drill bit. Only the center upper and lower holes are drilled so far.
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Post by vwfye » 21st August 2021 - 9:16pm

Installed front fenders wiring included, hood pins and rear polycarbonate window today.
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Post by vwfye » 2nd September 2021 - 7:01am

I forgot to mention back then... the body and not been on a pan/chassis since the early 80s.
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Post by vwfye » 3rd September 2021 - 6:52am

Next is adding a tab where circled to keep the fender off the rear of the 8 inch wide slicks.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 3rd September 2021 - 11:15pm

I was having tire rub issues backing the red car up. Thought it was both sides...come to find out, the right side was almost 1.5" inboard! This is the same side that I had to reshape the rear fender around the light. Just got it all squarish again. No more rub!
I am very glad I happened to start on that side. Also, that car had negative camber and was rubbing. I raised the rear about an inch to lesson this a bit and still no rub. It was a good day!
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