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Old February 20th 2005, 17:11
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Old February 20th 2005, 20:56
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Interesting mods all around. A couple questions from the engine picture:
1. Would you expect any performance issues if the #1/#2 header tubes were not clamped like you have them? Mine are not and freely slide...
2. Why isn't the crankcase breather box vented back to the carbs?
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Old February 21st 2005, 03:45
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Interesting mods all around. A couple questions from the engine picture:
1. Would you expect any performance issues if the #1/#2 header tubes were not clamped like you have them? Mine are not and freely slide...
2. Why isn't the crankcase breather box vented back to the carbs?
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Glad you find the mods interesting Actually, there wasn't enough room to lay it all down...
As to your q's: 1) No, no performance issues, they may just leak a bit over the slip joints if you won't clamp them. Actually they shouls be welded, but I wanted the option to use this header on another engine in the future, so I clamped them.
2) I never had a need to route the breather box to the intake. Some say the oily fumes make your octane rating go down and with 10,8 Compression ratio on pump gas, I didn't want to take chances for now.

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Old February 21st 2005, 11:14
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Wally, nice to finally see pics of your ride, it looks great :agree:
Im doing a 75 1303 as well

One question, what mods do you have to do to use 100mm cylinders
from a 964 to make them work on a T4?
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Old February 21st 2005, 12:17
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Thanks,
Here's all you need to know:
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewto...hlight=nikasil
And the thread that I was actually extra motivated by to finish the project because 'somebody' on GermanLook.com said it wouldn't work...: (remember? It got so out of hand, Alex had to close the thread.)
http://www.germanlook.com/Forums/sho...hlight=Nikasil

Look at the date: that was two years ago!
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Old February 21st 2005, 14:30
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Wally,

You stated in your vehical details "944 turbo Cup spindles with VW Golf (rabbit) struts with Passat rear springs on 1303 perches".
I thought that rabbit struts would not fit the 944 turbo(951) spindles because of the wider hole spacing on the 951 spindles. Did you modify the struts or the spindles? If so, how? I am currently looking at how I am going to add 1986 Porsche 951 Bremo calipers to my 75 Super Beetle(1303).

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Old February 21st 2005, 15:41
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Yes, obviously those parts don't fit straight away together. Unfortunately, coil-over sets for turbo Cup struts to a 1303 don't exist either, so you have to carefully and conciously let a proffesional weld and modify (the struts that is) everything so it does fit.
You also have to understand that the suspension modification was done more then 12 years ago, when these parts were still rather new and no-one ever knew what I was talking about...
The car has just passed its yearly inspection again with flying colours, so the inspectors always seem to approve from a safety point of view. Not that that is the measure for things, but it does give some confidence.
So, yes, it is all custom made. No bolt-on solutions with these parts, especially not in those days
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Old July 15th 2006, 15:01
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Updated the info with some new pics from last track day with the cars new wheels
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Movie-time!!

http://213.132.171.60/~MartijnC/div/...13juli_low.avi (98MB)



Thanks for the nice day, Walter and Nigel!
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How did you end up using Passat springs? And from which generation Passat are they?
You see I`ve been trying out different springs with my DIY struts.
What I need is a pair of springs with stock diameter but quite short and soft enough...

That picture is a bit old...today my little brat has a little more healthy steel on her...
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Old August 10th 2006, 01:52
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Passat 2-door model (Coupé) of about 1978 it was I believe; one of the the very first models anyway. You'd want the REAR springs of them for you 03 front struts

Those can easily be used in a stock strut and lower about 4 cm and be 25% stiffer than stock.
I have however also used Golf 1 struts and lowered the bottom 1303-perches some as well. I think its about 10 cm lower now, but because of the large diameter wheels it doesn't look that low.
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OK, Passat springs are now on my shopping list.
How about Golf MkI or Polo MkI rear springs? Has anybody tried those and do their dimensions fit??
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Old August 10th 2006, 09:26
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Do you really think I went to the trouble of specifying that exact springs if much more easy to find Golf or Polo springs would fit in a stock 03 perch?
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I understand that means you already knew that only Passat springs will fit? Am I right?
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Hi Walter,

I just watched the video ... very enjoyable :agree:

Can you describe what kind of speeds you obtained on the track ... how were your tires and brakes ? How did the gearbox and engine perform ? I noticed a few puffs of smoke from the incar video ... any idea what that was ?

Looks like you had a lot of fun on the track. Is there anything you may consider changing in the overall setup of the car ?

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