Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by vwfye » 3rd July 2020 - 10:18pm

Donor pan. Gets pressure washed tomorrow.
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Post by vwfye » 8th July 2020 - 7:00am

Por15 and lower balljoints on order. Nose will be lowered Wednesday morning.
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Post by vwfye » 8th July 2020 - 9:34pm

Amazingly, the steering stuff is all good. Shock upper bolts are frozen solid. So... I had to move everything to get the trailer over by the garage and in range of the air compressor.
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Post by vwfye » 10th July 2020 - 7:28pm

Spent the morning prepping my pan for POR-15. I found one more hole, right under the driver's heal. So... there will be a bit more to weld prior to coating.
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Post by vwfye » 10th July 2020 - 9:43pm

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Applied 1st coat of POR-15
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Post by broady_6 » 10th July 2020 - 10:03pm

Looks like satisfying work!
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Post by vwfye » 19th July 2020 - 6:02am

Lookie there...
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Post by broady_6 » 19th July 2020 - 9:15pm

You look to be missing bonnet hinges, dont crease those corners!
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Post by vwfye » 19th July 2020 - 11:16pm

My Passing Eye mirror have a new home!
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Post by vwfye » 22nd July 2020 - 11:05pm

Freaking hood spring! I can't seem to hold my jaw just right. Grrrrrr
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Post by vwfye » 26th July 2020 - 6:04am

The lower ball joints and window rubbers have arrived. The upper ball joints arrive monday. I hope to have a full roller by the end of this next week.
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Post by vwfye » 29th July 2020 - 9:51pm

All my parts are arriving and I went and threw my back out.
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Post by vwfye » 2nd August 2020 - 12:23am

Man, this stuff is humbling. I have been dealing with a dead cylinder in the pink notch. Weeks of frustration... I checked for intake leaks when this appeared with carb cleaner and couldn't find any sign at the dead whole. So today, I rebuilt a different carb that I had, put it in place, tighten everything down and fired off the engine, only to have the exact same problem. Augh!!!

So I decided to use a propane torch to see if I had missed something, and as soon as it got near cylinder number 2, at the base of the intake manifold, the cylinder came to life. After 3 carb rebuilds on the 1st carb, rebuilding an entirely different carb and putting it in, it comes down to what I and others had thought it was in the 1st place. A freaking intake air leak.
I am not sure why the carb cleaner didn't find it, but I am using propane for now on!
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Post by vwfye » 4th August 2020 - 11:10pm

Back to the Roach...
Body back on 4 tires and on the ground. Next step is getting the body on the pan this week.


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Post by vwfye » 5th August 2020 - 11:23pm

Test fit





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Post by vwfye » 7th August 2020 - 1:59am

Trying to race this weekend in the pink car.

After tearing 2 gaskets trying to open them for the heads, the 3rd is on and all 4 cylinders live! I can race Saturday!
Now, to change the slave cylinder and bleed it so I have a clutch, put the seats back in, find the old engine cover, fix the access cover so it stays closed, put the tonneau cover studs back in so it is rain resistant, torque the lugs, adjust the fuel pressure, tighten the linkage, add the breather, and... whew, that's still a list!

Oh, and this time, the STF engine has great oil pressure!
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Post by vwfye » 7th August 2020 - 2:03am

And, today... while waiting for the pink car engine to cool back down:

Went through the trim... need both front fender side marker belt line trims, 1500s script and bumpers...
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Post by vwfye » 8th August 2020 - 5:15am

The initial reward for the thrash.



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A clean, no broken parts, pass is all I want.
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Post by 937carrera » 8th August 2020 - 9:19am

Good luck for the race :)
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Post by broady_6 » 8th August 2020 - 11:10am

Lots of good work! Thats coming along very quickly and I like how well the engine crane copes with a whole body, id never had thought of that.

Good luck at the track
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Post by vwfye » 9th August 2020 - 5:57am

Do to playing it safe, I dealt with terrible wheel spin from too much tire pressure. But, nothing broke and that was the goal. My mismatch batch of parts is about 135bhp to the ground. Not great, not terrible.
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Post by vwfye » 11th August 2020 - 10:27pm

Made a hole in the garage today...
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Post by vwfye » 14th August 2020 - 9:58pm

Now, waiting on parts. I hate waiting, but... 108F expected tomorrow! I can wait
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Post by vwfye » 16th August 2020 - 1:48am

Started to work on the color, but 108F kicked my butt.
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Post by vwfye » 18th August 2020 - 8:24pm

So, the racing didn't go great, but all driver error. The car was fine. The last weekend of August, we will try again. The only issue between now and then is swapping a v/c gasket and actually refitting the passenger seat (I ran out of time before).
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