Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 19th September 2020 - 7:13pm

At the LFTS getting front tires/wheels mated. Shpuld have them on the pan this afternoon. Small progress, but progress.
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Post by vwfye » 19th September 2020 - 11:57pm

A little more done on the red notch today
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 20th September 2020 - 4:04am

Loaded for the last hurrah...
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Post by 937carrera » 20th September 2020 - 8:40am

End of the season....... and then what do you do with her ?

Is the gearchange sorted for you ?
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 21st September 2020 - 1:38am

9.42 was the best e.t. But, for a sweep the floor engine on 87 octane and 1850lbs, I'm ok with it. Stock T3 gearing too...

As tpo shifting... several issues. That cable shifter is too vague. It is pretty much a non issue when out cruising. But it DOES NOT LIKE speed shifts @ 6000 rpm
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Post by vwfye » 27th September 2020 - 6:16am

So, still moving forward on the Roach:
The exhaust is on its way

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The front suspension is complete.

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And the rear IRS changes are happening

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Post by broady_6 » 27th September 2020 - 7:14pm

:thumbsup:
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Post by vwfye » 2nd October 2020 - 6:04am

The plan is the body goes on the pan Saturday
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Post by vwfye » 3rd October 2020 - 2:09am

Seat/base position is set. So, after the body goes on, the seat will be mounted and then on to wiring... woot!
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Post by vwfye » 3rd October 2020 - 11:21pm

2 old guys, 1 engine hoist and 75 minutes. It is on!
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Post by vwfye » 6th October 2020 - 12:19am

Now, now I am happy with the stance in the front.
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Post by vwfye » 10th October 2020 - 11:31pm

The seat is positioned to the shifter for 3rd gear.
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Post by broady_6 » 11th October 2020 - 5:49pm

Impressive progress. Looks like you still have the good weather! The car sits very nicely in that photo.
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Post by vwfye » 11th October 2020 - 7:05pm

It just started raining here. We will see it until May. So, work will be in my small garage space now.
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Post by vwfye » 16th October 2020 - 4:11am

Hoping to start wiring the car this weekend. With my love of wiring (insert sarcasm here), this could take months.
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Post by vwfye » 19th October 2020 - 5:01am

Progress?
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Post by vwfye » 25th October 2020 - 12:38am

Rolling the car in and out of the garage has been an adventure as the steering box and the shaft were not connected.
Now I can steer the car! The t1 box and the t3 shaft align perfectly! Woot!!! Small victories.

Things have slowed as we have added house remodeling to the mix. But, for today, some progress.
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Post by vwfye » 8th November 2020 - 12:31am

My heads finally arrived from the head porter with a loud bang on my front porch. I was out behind the house when I heard it. By the time I got to the box, the driver was gone and the damage was done 🤒 So, I contacted the head porter with pucs of the damged chambers on one of the heads and he told me I could work them back.
Now, I have opened up manifolds to match intake ports, but to touch the chambers, on something as expensive as these were, well...
I was able, with nervous trepidation, to clean up the combustion chambers on the new to me heads.
I also installed valves in one chamber to see what the volume was. 52cc. Going to an .060 deck will put me right at 10.3 CR...Perfect! That was where I was hoping to get to. Whew!
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Post by vwfye » 11th November 2020 - 6:51am

Rear suspension stuff...

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Post by Aaronslimvw » 11th November 2020 - 7:15am

Nice!

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Post by vwfye » 24th November 2020 - 1:16am

QA1s will be controlling these...
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Post by vwfye » 24th November 2020 - 6:20am

Mock up
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Post by vwfye » 25th November 2020 - 9:51pm

Added are the IRS pivots to convert to IRS. I am not going to run torsion bars, so this is a sub that will use 550lbs spring coilover shocks to hold the weight.
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Post by vwfye » 4th December 2020 - 5:25am

Witn cold temps I havent been inclined to do much. So, I am working out details to store the pink car at another site so that I have space in mg garave to work on the red notch.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by broady_6 » 7th December 2020 - 9:12am

The cold has made it to the UK as well, its been 0-5 degrees for a few days now. :(
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