Casa de Fye's autos...

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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 15th December 2020 - 2:19pm

Been out of the area since the 7th. I get back on the 17th, then I get back after it.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd December 2020 - 10:49pm

Created space, last evening, around the car for the rear subframe swap.
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Post by 937carrera » 24th December 2020 - 10:25pm

Definitely making progress :)
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Post by vwfye » 27th December 2020 - 12:57am

The wifey decided, rightfully so, that I should no longer be under heavy and awkward things alone. So, today I picked up a lift table and a 48" LED lamp and Thursday I picked up a pair of 6 ton 2" tall jack stands. I am set to "safely" finish pulling the rear subframe and installing the new one. No more hokey balancing with one hand and wrenching/pushing/pulling with the other.
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Post by vwfye » 29th December 2020 - 9:10pm

I used a ratchet strap last night to put tensio on the set up. This morning, it had released! Woot!!! Next is to unbolt the pivot pins and then start fitting it all to the updates subframe.
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Post by vwfye » 1st January 2021 - 6:21am

Oh the joys of custom things...

I was hoping to get the new subframe mounted to the IRS transmission tonight, but...
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Post by vwfye » 1st January 2021 - 8:03am

My goal was to have my subframe together, before New Years... 14 minutes to spare! Nothing is torqued, tightened or cleaned up, but it is installed!
Good night!
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Post by vwfye » 4th January 2021 - 2:10am

Never, ever, live in a house while it is a construction zone AND try and build a VW.

That is all...
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Post by vwfye » 12th January 2021 - 6:08am

So, my shocks didnt fit the lower shock mounts... panic! After hours of complicated or expensive or both solutions... doh!!! Raise the bolt holes in the mounts. Doh! Doh! Doh! That with shorter springs should let my rear ride hight as wanted.
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Post by vwfye » 17th January 2021 - 5:10am

Did you know that a t3 IRS transmission does NOT have mount holes in it to mount it to frame horns?
I do now! Doh!!!
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Post by vwfye » 24th January 2021 - 11:59pm

While trying to leave as much material as possible vs the picture above of an aftermarket unit, after an hour of careful cutting, i finally have a coilover shock in place. Now to match it on the otherside. Progress... sort of.
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Post by vwfye » 7th February 2021 - 4:52am

After spending time at a buddy's place with his skill on the lathe, my new smaller coil springs fit the end caps on the shocks. So, they went onto the assembly and everything clears! Tomorrow I hope to have the transmission mounts, well... mounted to the bellhousing.
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Post by Ant B » 7th February 2021 - 3:56pm

Nice work sir.

Looks the part now.
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Post by vwfye » 14th February 2021 - 1:27am

I finally got my new valves and support parts installed in my heads. 48x38 should allow some air movement.
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Post by vwfye » 16th February 2021 - 2:13am

Ok, finally have the rear sub completely together! Next time in the garage, I will install it
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Post by Aaronslimvw » 21st February 2021 - 8:53pm

Top work!

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Post by vwfye » 21st February 2021 - 10:09pm

Fiddle fartin with the go fast parts. I think I need bigger than 42mm venturies!
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Post by vwfye » 27th February 2021 - 9:38pm

Crazy day!

Went to install the rearend, all was fine for the nose. Then, went to install the shock perch bolts and everything was misaligned. 😳
I ended up having to lift the body just off the pan with my engine hoist and use a drift to center all the bolt holes. But...

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Now, to adjust the suspension to where I want it. I have 4 inches of adjustment down from where it is now.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 27th February 2021 - 10:43pm

5 min to adjust! More betterer 😎
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Post by vwfye » 28th February 2021 - 1:59am

More happiness!
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Post by vwfye » 3rd March 2021 - 5:57am

More betterererer
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Post by vwfye » 9th March 2021 - 8:57am

More in the works... crank fired efi
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Post by vwfye » 14th March 2021 - 4:51am

Started the STF (sweep the floor) experimental mouse motor build tonight by cracking the shortblock to inspect and clean. 69x94 with a w130 cam (as soon as I find a good, used one and lifter... everything on this engine will be used.
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Re: Casa de Fye's autos...

Post by vwfye » 3rd April 2021 - 12:11am

More bits... steel based injector holders to mount to my steel runners.
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