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Forum: Project Builds December 7th 2019, 01:46
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Started working on the seat options and driving position...
Forum: Project Builds November 25th 2019, 01:02
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
Spent some time today digging around my storage...

Spent some time today digging around my storage shed, figured I must have a steering wheel adapter for an OMP wheel in there, and I know I have a heater core to some random projects. Found both,...
Forum: Project Builds November 23rd 2019, 23:22
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
Whew! Almost a year, a British car project, 18...

Whew! Almost a year, a British car project, 18 driving events and I’m back in the garage for a little bit. Crazy how time disappears with work and the house. Reality has set in a little bit when it...
Forum: For Sale September 10th 2019, 01:52
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By owdlvr
The white one? My 1969? That one moved onto a...

The white one? My 1969? That one moved onto a buddy of mine years ago when the Rally Bug became ready for paint.
Forum: For Sale September 2nd 2019, 17:57
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By owdlvr
'66 Canadian Standard - North of Toronto Ont Canada

So it looks like Dad has run out of steam on his '66 project, and I live on the other side of the country...otherwise I'd be pushing to keep it. 1966 Canadian Standard Beetle, rust free body. Pans...
Forum: Project Builds December 25th 2018, 14:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,674
Posted By owdlvr
Wiring is the fun part! (okay, apparently I...

Wiring is the fun part!

(okay, apparently I enjoy torturing myself with cars...)
Forum: Project Builds December 22nd 2018, 22:18
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
Thanks! I wish I could spend more time on it, but...

Thanks! I wish I could spend more time on it, but making money to pay for the project is a good idea as well :P

I moved to an island three years ago, and while its a very large island...I don't...
Forum: Project Builds December 15th 2018, 04:18
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
I did say I'd be pretty busy with work, right?...

I did say I'd be pretty busy with work, right? Geesh. I'll admit, I've been avoiding the project for a while, as putting panels back into the car is basically a make or break it item on the shell of...
Forum: Project Builds November 26th 2018, 04:04
Replies: 8
Views: 1,740
Posted By owdlvr
nice!!

nice!!
Forum: Project Builds October 11th 2018, 13:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,598
Posted By owdlvr
Stoked you're finally posting here! I met...

Stoked you're finally posting here!

I met ckuhns years ago (2010?) on a mountain bike trip down in California, back when he had his grandmother's beetle as his daily driver. Took a few years, but...
Forum: Electrical September 30th 2018, 11:27
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By owdlvr
Ahhhh, I follow.

Ahhhh, I follow.
Forum: Electrical September 24th 2018, 20:26
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By owdlvr
The usual problem with VSS vs. a GPS, is...

The usual problem with VSS vs. a GPS, is calibrating with the number of pulses. My Rally computer, for instance, is designed for VSS and can barely use the GPS sensor because the number of pulses is...
Forum: Electrical September 24th 2018, 20:23
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By owdlvr
Not sure what you mean with this comment. Can you...

Not sure what you mean with this comment. Can you try again?
Forum: Electrical September 24th 2018, 19:06
Replies: 6
Views: 2,147
Posted By owdlvr
Here in the USA / Canada, they don't (to my...

Here in the USA / Canada, they don't (to my knowledge) specify how the speed must be read. I have a GPS calibrated speedometer in my Rally Bug. It's annoying when it drops to zero in tunnels, or...
Forum: Project Builds September 8th 2018, 22:06
Replies: 1,543
Views: 184,270
Posted By owdlvr
haha, I WISH mine sounded that good :P Everyone...

haha, I WISH mine sounded that good :P Everyone who rides in my car asks if it's about to explode.
Forum: Project Builds September 7th 2018, 14:09
Replies: 580
Views: 117,745
Posted By owdlvr
My issue with a proper header is the look. One of...

My issue with a proper header is the look. One of the key parts of this build, for me at least, is the fact that externally it is a pretty good visual replica of the factory rally cars. I mean,...
Forum: Project Builds August 29th 2018, 18:52
Replies: 580
Views: 117,745
Posted By owdlvr
Well, a quick update. Got it all back together...

Well, a quick update. Got it all back together using new bits from CB and had the car running in time for the Great Canadian Volkswagen show. When I first assembled it, it sounded like I had an...
Forum: Project Builds July 19th 2018, 14:23
Replies: 580
Views: 117,745
Posted By owdlvr
Went down to Victoria BC for the VW show in...

Went down to Victoria BC for the VW show in mid-june. Hilariously, the Rally Bug won best late model beetle, even thought I hadn't really cleaned it. I only entered for the parking with group, but...
Forum: Project Builds July 19th 2018, 14:10
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
Just in case anyone is wondering...the car hasn't...

Just in case anyone is wondering...the car hasn't fallen on me in the shop.

Rally Bug lost a valve seat, and I had to do a quick engine teardown to get the parts list before I headed off on some...
Forum: Project Builds June 25th 2018, 14:58
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
Hahaha, well I gotta work on projects when I'm...

Hahaha, well I gotta work on projects when I'm home and not traveling for work. Once mid-summer hits, I won't get any time until winter.

Got a few hours in the shop yesterday, and managed to...
Forum: Project Builds June 24th 2018, 11:52
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1812/42934592012_0c...

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Amazingly, I found a parts car in my tiny town that I could cut...
Forum: Project Builds June 20th 2018, 17:34
Replies: 1,543
Views: 184,270
Posted By owdlvr
Awesome! Thanks for that. The awesome fit being...

Awesome! Thanks for that. The awesome fit being the most important part of buying fenders ;)
Forum: Project Builds June 20th 2018, 16:30
Replies: 60
Views: 11,349
Posted By owdlvr
So I pulled the car out onto the driveway to...

So I pulled the car out onto the driveway to blast and grind any areas where I suspect there would be rust I need to deal with. At this stage I’ve only done the outside bits, and at times I’m quite...
Forum: Project Builds June 20th 2018, 14:24
Replies: 580
Views: 117,745
Posted By owdlvr
I suppose I should update the Rally Bug thread… ...

I suppose I should update the Rally Bug thread…

On our Spring Thaw event in April, the Rally Bug was essentially flawless. It’s running quite rich, and I thought I’d have time to play with the...
Forum: Project Builds June 20th 2018, 13:01
Replies: 1,543
Views: 184,270
Posted By owdlvr
Wally, can you save me scrolling through 100...

Wally, can you save me scrolling through 100 pages? What fenders are you using, and how was the fit?
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