Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by broady_6 » 8th April 2020 - 8:48pm

Lovely stuff, we arent even doing the driving and staying in the car thing. Should be brakedown or have an accident it would require someone else to come out to us. Low chance I know, but taking zero risk for the time being. Glad it started up well! I hope to get mine out next week for the weekly trip to the shops.

Nos boot lid is looking like a reasonably good fit!
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Post by vwfye » 16th April 2020 - 11:51pm

No more wing evidence.

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After all the handwringing to make the fender flare cuts, today it was fairly easy to change up the flares from just the rears to the full set.

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Post by vwfye » 17th April 2020 - 6:04am

Holes drilled and flares officially on.

Finally, it is a custom :)
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Post by broady_6 » 18th April 2020 - 7:46pm

Nice touch, well certainly be a head turner when its on the road!
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Post by vwfye » 21st April 2020 - 1:43am

I had to heat mold the flare to be able to add another rivet.
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Post by vwfye » 5th May 2020 - 11:38pm

Been working on the pink car more and broke an exhaust stud. In this car, with the midengine, set up, it is a pain. To deal with. I was able to get the head off today and will send it off since my extractor (not an easy out), broke in the stud, in the head.
Hopefully I didn't waste the head
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Post by broady_6 » 6th May 2020 - 9:43pm

Bugger! Weve all done it at least once
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Post by vwfye » 7th May 2020 - 12:47am

Just fixed the head with the help of a buddy. Whew!
Hopefully by the weekend, the LB will be back together.
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Post by vwfye » 14th May 2020 - 11:23pm

I decided it was time to port and polish these heads and match port the intake manifolds, so now I am down to a shortblock. Doh! But, it should pick up so HP.
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Post by vwfye » 26th May 2020 - 10:42pm

Back up to a longblock, but still need to install the rockers... then, setting the carbs back up.
Maybe, then, I will be able to fire this pig up again.
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Post by vwfye » 7th June 2020 - 5:32am

Middy exhaust back on... what a pain in the backside. Next are the carbs and fuel lines.
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Post by 937carrera » 7th June 2020 - 5:46pm

Can't be far away now :)
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Post by vwfye » 13th June 2020 - 3:10am

Finally, all 4 corners on the ground and rolled out. Still not sure if it needs to go lower.
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Post by vwfye » 13th June 2020 - 3:17am

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Post by broady_6 » 14th June 2020 - 11:17am

Ride hight should be dictated by performance :D
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Post by vwfye » 14th June 2020 - 7:13pm

The car should be lower all around, but the closest track's return road is terrible.
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Post by vwfye » 16th June 2020 - 10:49pm

The STF engine is alive! Now to dial in the carbs...
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Post by broady_6 » 20th June 2020 - 10:42pm

:D :D
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Post by vwfye » 27th June 2020 - 6:56am

I seem to have a disease...
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Post by 937carrera » 27th June 2020 - 7:00am

It's not very advanced though, there's loads of space in that yard :)

..... or is that the sellers yard ?
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Post by vwfye » 28th June 2020 - 3:57am

I used to have 11 type 3s on sight. I was down to 1 last week, for less than a week. This is my 1st sunroof notch out of the 8 I now have owned.
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Post by 937carrera » 28th June 2020 - 8:14am

I think the disease was when you were down to one, and now the patient is making a recovery :)

Full resto ?

To what spec ?
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Post by vwfye » 1st July 2020 - 12:10am

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Post by vwfye » 1st July 2020 - 11:33pm

Rockers are solid, as is everything under the fenders! The rear tray and firewall need help and the rear apron will require some serious bending.

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Found some nice paint hiding... oh, and another bullet hole.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by jmarkha1 » 2nd July 2020 - 12:06pm

factory sunroof notch looks like a good project - interesting approach to opening the glovebox :-)
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