Casa de Fye's autos...

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Post by vwfye » 3rd May 2022 - 7:25am

Well, after a major step back from damage on one of the heads, I am finally moving forward again on the Roach.

Last night, the case savers, mil spec headstuds, pistons, barrels, heads, exhaust and manifolds were all installed. I like where it is. Now to tear it all back down and clean evreything again! But, it will work! The fk-8 cam, the Comp Eliminator heads, the 11.7:1 compression, the 1.5 rockers, the dry sump, the 1 3/4 header... all happy sharing the same space!

The only new parts on this engine are the bearings and the oil pump. And, the intake manifolds if I keep it n/a for a time.
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Post by vwfye » 7th May 2022 - 8:50am

I hve started unpacking the electromotive efi system to sort where to place it and the sensors. It is a crank trigger set up that can handle batch or sequential fire with up to 3 bar pressure from a turbo.
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Post by vwfye » 9th May 2022 - 2:17am

My standard rod bearings weren't. Grrr, they were 20 under.

Well, the engine assembly is on hold until the new bearings arrive, but my dry sump pump arrived yesterday afternoon.


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I did manage to mount the crank trigger yesterday on the right case half.

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Post by vwfye » 15th May 2022 - 5:43am

Betterer...
Dizzy plug, dry sump and trigger sensor mount installed.

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Slug, jugs and deck tomorrow.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd May 2022 - 4:16am

My pulley for the trigger wheel is stock t1 size. It doesn't clear the dry sump. Well, it didn't. My friend Craig did his thing on his lathe and bingo! Full size pulley with degree marks fits!

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Post by vwfye » 8th June 2022 - 7:28am

After the mice/rats tore up wiring and made the carpet stink to high heaven in the pink car, I am against a deadline of a week from today to have the car functioning for the Type 3 Invasion. Man, I hate vermin...
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Post by vwfye » 14th June 2022 - 7:47am

Got the slave cylinder and new mount in. This was a 3 handed job due to the middy header pipe location. Oigh.
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Post by vwfye » 15th June 2022 - 1:28am

The car was hiding something after the rats moved out. Center tunnel insulation? Grrrr

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And after vac and shampoo...


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Post by vwfye » 15th June 2022 - 5:01am

My sweetie helped me bleed the clutch tonight. I can shift, which means I can back onto the trailer without crashing!
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Post by vwfye » 22nd June 2022 - 9:34pm

The Type 3 Invasion is over. A couple shots of the pink car back on the streets.
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Post by vwfye » 22nd June 2022 - 9:36pm

And a group shot
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Post by vwfye » 23rd June 2022 - 8:16am

Shiny new stuff vs old...
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Post by vwfye » 24th June 2022 - 5:58am

20th anniversary, so I brought a piece from the 1st event to have signed. Priceless to me.

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Post by vwfye » 10th July 2022 - 5:15am

Well after running rich at the Invasion, today I discovered why. My fuel pressure had crept from 2.2 psi to 4.3. The fuel regulator adjuster was still tight. Hmmm... Back down to 2.2 and everything corrected. Now, if getting reverse again was that easy!
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Post by vwfye » 21st July 2022 - 7:13am

I think I have finally found my 'no reverse' shifter issue in the pink car. After disassembling everything, cleaning, lubing and starting to reassemble I found that over 27 years, the cables have stretched. While they still slide freely, the left to right shift cable has grown almost 3/8". This has pushed things past their designed travel limits. So, now I am altering some dimensions to accommodate. Hopefully I will have an accessible reverse again, as well as a less vague pattern. Hopefully...
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Post by vwfye » 5th August 2022 - 5:17am

Today. For the 1st time in years, I have air cleaners on this car again.


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Those will flow nicely and protect.
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Post by vwfye » 7th August 2022 - 8:17am

Doing away with cable shifting and going with this system on the notch.


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Post by vwfye » 8th August 2022 - 2:47am

Seeing what I have to start with. A few pin holes and some definite work to do, but... this could get interesting.
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Post by vwfye » 11th August 2022 - 12:29am

The NOS trunklid is no longer in rough delivery primer... used 60 grit out to 600 grit to prep for sealer. Tonight more sanding and sealer. Tomorrow morning, we try and get some basecoat down.

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Post by vwfye » 11th August 2022 - 8:08pm

Coat 4. After it flashes off completely, I will wet sand a little. No, the lid hasn't been body worked, as that was not the intent. It will be covered in like paint and layers so that I can body work the entire car later.

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Post by vwfye » 11th August 2022 - 11:48pm

The internet said my paint gun was terrible for auto paint. WRONG! I set it up as my paint buddy told me to and it did great! Almost no drag on the 2000 grit sandpaper. Only flaws were one bug and the lack of body work. Tonight, clear coat!

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Post by vwfye » 12th August 2022 - 4:54am

Three coats of clear. Next up for this lid will be lots and lots of elbow grease! After it cures... 600, 800 and 2000 grit then color sand, cut and buff.
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Post by vwfye » 30th August 2022 - 6:16am

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Gray base under the boot paint effected the tone.
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Post by vwfye » 30th August 2022 - 6:51am

My favorite view of the garage
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Post by broady_6 » 22nd September 2022 - 9:29pm

Nice to get all caught up, that engine looks exciting!
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