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Old May 23rd 2013, 16:32
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Yeah it was nice to meet you at APEX. It was pretty cool seeing a whole bunch of German lookers all lined up together. I will have mine running and out with you boys next time.
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Old May 24th 2013, 02:17
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'69 / '76 Germanlook Project

Congratulations on the magazine feature mate .I think the pic with the reflection in the puddle is very stylish and as cool as penguins piss
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Old May 24th 2013, 03:01
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Thanks for your kind comments people - really enjoying smashing the miles on it! Did 500 miles last week

Dave it'll be great to see your car on track - hurry up and get it mapped lol
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Old May 27th 2013, 05:56
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Bought the Volksworld issue just for your car. Nice work. Respect to all GL type 4 engined cars.
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Old May 29th 2013, 14:11
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Old May 30th 2013, 05:39
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Just an idea really. Autometer gauges reminds me Cal looks, Resto Cal, etc, not GL for sure.
Replace them with Stack gauges they are a lot more "circuit racing" oriented.
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Old May 30th 2013, 15:36
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I completely agree, i'l be making the change when i go over to EFI and probably go over to digi guages
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Old May 31st 2013, 11:34
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I really like Speedhut gauges.You can style them yourself and they have a huge selection to choose from.Far superior in technology and quality to the Autometer gauges.Stack is excellent also,but there are other digital dashes fir example race technology that has more features and is much cheaper,also excellent quality.

http://www.elitemotorsporteng.co.uk/...sh-2-114-p.asp

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Old June 2nd 2013, 05:37
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Those speed hut guages rock!
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Old June 3rd 2013, 05:20
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Seeing them in person is even more impressive! The best instruments on the market in my opinion!
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Old December 7th 2014, 14:02
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Well, i did't get to use my bug much this year as i sepnt a month in California and the rest of the time i was either working or wedding planning.....but i did get to use my bug for the big day






Although i now have our other dub to restore (71 bay) i have managed to get my hands on a VW speedshop efi kit!!



Just need to order up some fuel fittings and a wide band lambda kit and i can get it fitted! I am also considering a M45 supercharger rather than turbo! I love a winter project
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I am also considering a M45 supercharger rather than turbo! I love a winter project
Just I thought I'd throw my 2 cents in regarding the M45 supercharger idea, simply put, its probably not the best route. I have one for my 97 civic and its design is limited to roughly 5psi before it starts to heat the charge air excessively. They can be overspun, but this will eventually shorten the life of the blower assembly. When the rotors get hot they will start to eat into the wall of the case thus establishing new clearances. This sounds all fine and dandy except that now the blower will struggle to make boost under normal conditions. You can help keep the heat under control with the use of methanol injection, but boost numbers are still limited to the size of the rotor assembly. The best part is the immediate torque off idle, but the engine won't pull like modest turbo setup. Now the bad issues regarding the tuning, (I can only speak for the honda scene) part throttle detonation is a real problem even with an aftermarket computer and proper fuel setup. Not saying it will never work, but wanted to share some of the headaches I've seen with the M45. If possible, a centrifugal supercharger would be the way to go and something totally unique.

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Old December 12th 2014, 02:41
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Oh, my, I just love this car.
Had to re-read the entire thread again.
That's like the fifth time now...

Every time something else grabs my attention.

-Like the fuel lines.
Looks like you started with hard lines in the tunnel then switched to braided?
Is there a particular reason it ended up like that?
Say, a problem? or maybe mock-up?

I'm trying to figure out plumbing my car, and wonder if you had any wisdom to impart...
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Old January 11th 2015, 07:46
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Thanks for your input mrzed

Clatter - thanks . I went through three ideas for the fuel lines including stainless and copper lines but settled for hose just for ease. Not had any problems and done over 5,000 miles

Probably not a suprise but i did not get a chance to work on my beetle over Christmas - but instead put all of my time into my bay project. I will start a thread in a bit.
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Old July 27th 2015, 16:24
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Been a while since I updated this.....

Well it's been good, bad and ugly!

Bad.......I had a lot of smoke coming from the breather system. Turned out rings and barrels were shot but rob managed to save the JE pistons!

Good......I managed to install my efi kit!













The ugly......I ripped off my cooler 200 miles from home








Still tinkering getting things better and I've also started making my shopping list for turbo conversion this winter!

So.....any recommendations on turbos? I've been offered a Chinese t3/4 but not heard great things about the longevity if them
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