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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:19 pm

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I had a set of those on my 75 Sunbug. I saw a set with 5x130 pcd not long back on VZi, I wish I'd bought them now!
I would even consider converting my bug to 4 stud I think......

If it's the set from Vzi I think you're thinking of! The guy who painted my bug bought them for his split panel van Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:34 pm

Seeing a bug brought back from the brink to a solid state gives me such a warm feeling inside, I cant help but smile! The bug is looking really good man...
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:02 pm

love the work you have done on the beetle. What engine have got in it now? i See you have twin chokes but what sizes?
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 7:20 pm

The orange peril looks sweet, are you going to be at the meet tomorrow in it?? afro
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 9:37 pm

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have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??

No I've not fitted an oil cooler, so can't help you on that one I'm afraid. I'm hoping over the course of this year to buy the parts for a bigger engine with a view to building it up over the winter for next year depending on funds...
Rolling Eyes

Your car close to being on the road again? Looking forward to seeing it.

I'm sure you'll be taking it up to Shakespeare County Raceway to test out that big motor... right?

no problem dude.....i'm getting there its been a slow week in terms of progress hoping to get some time on it over the weekend.....and yes i'll be hitting the strip when the gremlins are ironed out and the motor complelety broken in afro i'm interested in seeing what the motor will make after the 6000rpm.....it made 211.8hp.....and it revs to 8500 rpm affraid
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:38 pm

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The orange peril looks sweet, are you going to be at the meet tomorrow in it?? afro

I think we're booked in for an indian with some friends tomorrow night. I'll find out in the morning. If we're not we might pop down, be interesting to put faces to names and cars to faces!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:40 pm

1584cc wrote:
moup wrote:
The orange peril looks sweet, are you going to be at the meet tomorrow in it?? afro

I think we're booked in for an indian with some friends tomorrow night. I'll find out in the morning. If we're not we might pop down, be interesting to put faces to names and cars to faces!

It would be good to see you there afro
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:40 pm

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1584cc wrote:
spennyp wrote:
have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??

No I've not fitted an oil cooler, so can't help you on that one I'm afraid. I'm hoping over the course of this year to buy the parts for a bigger engine with a view to building it up over the winter for next year depending on funds...
Rolling Eyes

Your car close to being on the road again? Looking forward to seeing it.

I'm sure you'll be taking it up to Shakespeare County Raceway to test out that big motor... right?

no problem dude.....i'm getting there its been a slow week in terms of progress hoping to get some time on it over the weekend.....and yes i'll be hitting the strip when the gremlins are ironed out and the motor complelety broken in afro i'm interested in seeing what the motor will make after the 6000rpm.....it made 211.8hp.....and it revs to 8500 rpm affraid

8500 Shocked

Should be good for 13's...

Have you taken it down the strip yet in it's previous guise or will this be your first time?
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:45 pm

soapbox wrote:
love the work you have done on the beetle. What engine have got in it now? i See you have twin chokes but what sizes?

It's a 1584cc at the moment.

<<<<like my user name Laughing

It's actually an old Arnie Levics lump which I have caned the f**k out of. It's had a little work on the heads and some 36's.

Amazingly it's got no end float or leaks Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 10:57 pm

Just picked this car up from it's resto. (well 2 weeks ago). First time I'd really driven the car for about 7 years, so I was a bit nervous. Had to drive it 180 miles to get it back.

Got two miles down the road and the wife who was following me flashed me to tell me one of my rear lights had just gone out (a fuse had blown).

Got another 20 miles down the road and the windscreen wipers stopped working affraid luckily the drizzle had just stopped.

Thought that would be it, but no. Got to the M6/M5 interchange where all the roadworks are and there's no hard shoulder and the generator warning light came on affraid affraid affraid

No way was I going to pull over until I got to the hard shoulder, so had to keep going for a couple of miles, until I could pull in. It wasn't the fan belt so I carried on, hoping there was enough juice in the battery to keep the engine running all the way home as it probably wasn't being charged.

I had planned to drive at a steady 60 to get home but then speeded up to 70, then from Bristol to Bridgwater it was 80 Laughing

Car made it back, just, went to restart after I got home and the battery was flat!

The wife reckoned it was like a Herbie film as I was weaving in and out the traffic, no indication to preserve the battery lol!

They say every journey in a VW is an adventure!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:01 pm

1584cc wrote:
spennyp wrote:
1584cc wrote:
spennyp wrote:
have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??

No I've not fitted an oil cooler, so can't help you on that one I'm afraid. I'm hoping over the course of this year to buy the parts for a bigger engine with a view to building it up over the winter for next year depending on funds...
Rolling Eyes

Your car close to being on the road again? Looking forward to seeing it.

I'm sure you'll be taking it up to Shakespeare County Raceway to test out that big motor... right?

no problem dude.....i'm getting there its been a slow week in terms of progress hoping to get some time on it over the weekend.....and yes i'll be hitting the strip when the gremlins are ironed out and the motor complelety broken in afro i'm interested in seeing what the motor will make after the 6000rpm.....it made 211.8hp.....and it revs to 8500 rpm affraid

8500 Shocked

Should be good for 13's...

Have you taken it down the strip yet in it's previous guise or will this be your first time?

hopefully.....but i'd love to get in the 12's never taken a car on the strip so expect 15's lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:03 pm

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1584cc wrote:
spennyp wrote:
1584cc wrote:
spennyp wrote:
have you fitted an oil cooler to the car?? i only ask i have just been out in the garage trying to firgure out the best place for the external cooler bearing in mind that the horisontal section of the torque bar is going to foul where i had the cooler mounted previously??

No I've not fitted an oil cooler, so can't help you on that one I'm afraid. I'm hoping over the course of this year to buy the parts for a bigger engine with a view to building it up over the winter for next year depending on funds...
Rolling Eyes

Your car close to being on the road again? Looking forward to seeing it.

I'm sure you'll be taking it up to Shakespeare County Raceway to test out that big motor... right?

no problem dude.....i'm getting there its been a slow week in terms of progress hoping to get some time on it over the weekend.....and yes i'll be hitting the strip when the gremlins are ironed out and the motor complelety broken in afro i'm interested in seeing what the motor will make after the 6000rpm.....it made 211.8hp.....and it revs to 8500 rpm affraid

8500 Shocked

Should be good for 13's...

Have you taken it down the strip yet in it's previous guise or will this be your first time?

hopefully.....but i'd love to get in the 12's never taken a car on the strip so expect 15's lol!

I think you'll do better than 15's lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:33 pm

Got fed up with the standard gearstick, so picked up a new shifter at the weekend...



Shiftings a lot quicker now.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:40 pm

Nice gearstick love the steering wheel to diffrent Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:41 pm

Looks great bud it's surpising how much better they are.. afro

Ticking over a fast isn't it Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:59 pm

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Ticking over a fast isn't it Rolling Eyes

That's the FK87 cam buggers the idle right up lol! ...






Nah the ignitions off and that's where the needle sits for some reason Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:03 pm

my rev gauge does that but it stops about 3000 rpm dont know why scratch
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:06 pm

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my rev gauge does that but it stops about 3000 rpm dont know why scratch

Long as it goes to zero when the gauge is powered it's fine.
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:29 pm

Looking good Buddy.........

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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:09 pm

looks sweat dude love your bug
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:03 pm

your bugs lush, you got good taste!! you made that resto look easy bounce
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:48 am

love it!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My orange bug   Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:16 pm

Your ride does look sweet, very understated, I like that. afro
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