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Forum: Project Builds March 7th 2010, 15:23
Replies: 10
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Posted By Bill K.
SDS, being a "Simple" system, is not can-bus...

SDS, being a "Simple" system, is not can-bus compatible. The "data link" I refer to is custom. It's made of analog lines tapping into the SDS input signals for sharing with datalogger and/or...
Forum: Project Builds March 7th 2010, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill K.
Thanks for the complements! It's been 5+ years...

Thanks for the complements! It's been 5+ years in the making. The suspension and engine swaps were done over weekends to keep the daily driver running, so a lot of prep was required. It's a...
Forum: Project Builds March 6th 2010, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill K.
2056 efi

I built a 2056 kit from Jake and converted it to SDS before the suspension upgrade.

* 2056-115 RAT Porsche kit, 2008
* 914 2.0L intake runners
* Bus 2.0L plenum and throttle body
* SDS EFI
*...
Forum: Project Builds March 6th 2010, 14:11
Replies: 10
Views: 1,277
Posted By Bill K.
412s

Hello again,

Progress on my daily driver '73 412 Coupe has been made over the years and I now have a GL to share.

Most recently, full suspension/brake/wheel upgrade:

* 17 x 7.5 x 55 ET...
Forum: Suspension July 23rd 2007, 13:23
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bill K.
My untested solution was to buy replacement upper...

My untested solution was to buy replacement upper and lower arms. When I get around to installation, I'll report on results. But don't hold your breathe...
Forum: Electrical June 14th 2007, 09:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,272
Posted By Bill K.
Both Painless and Watsons have fuse boxes with...

Both Painless and Watsons have fuse boxes with turn signal relays and flashers built in, so they replace the VW ones. Other switches and relays are kept. If you want custom install with modern fuse...
Forum: Members Rides June 18th 2006, 12:02
Replies: 93
Views: 7,378
Posted By Bill K.
VW + Mountains + Ocean = :D ...

VW + Mountains + Ocean = :D
http://www.small.images.californiacoastline.org/images/2005/small/200509131.JPG

Cool Pacific Coast photo's here: ...
Forum: Body June 17th 2006, 19:24
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Bill K.
Lookin' good Mike.

Lookin' good Mike.
Forum: Members Rides June 16th 2006, 12:45
Replies: 93
Views: 7,378
Posted By Bill K.
1100 mile Classic roadtrip

Zen and i had a great roadtrip. We left my house in Sacramento Sat nite about 10:30pm. I-5 was clear the entire way down, so we made good time going 75-85 mph under full moon light. Typical gauge...
Forum: German Look Tuning June 16th 2006, 12:11
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Bill K.
Brian, James, Russ, Tom, and others -- It was...

Brian, James, Russ, Tom, and others -- It was great to meet in person and shoptalk. Being my first Classic, I was surprised at the number of GL's. There was a great turn-out of cars with something...
Forum: Members Rides June 8th 2006, 10:07
Replies: 93
Views: 7,378
Posted By Bill K.
Ya Brian, let's meet. PM me your number and I'll...

Ya Brian, let's meet. PM me your number and I'll call you. We'd like to meet other SCal forum members as well! Zen and I are leaving Sac around 9pm Sat nite:eek:

-- Good luck
Forum: Members Rides June 2nd 2006, 17:02
Replies: 93
Views: 7,378
Posted By Bill K.
My first drag-race was like many first-time...

My first drag-race was like many first-time things I do -- jump in and make all the mistakes. It started by not having the borrowed helmet buckled as I approached the lane, so I fumbled with that. ...
Forum: Suspension May 15th 2006, 12:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bill K.
FWIW, CB says they have never seen a bad spindle...

FWIW, CB says they have never seen a bad spindle cause this issue and suggested to check the control arm for bend, the ball joint orientation within the control arm (notch lined up), or swap the...
Forum: Suspension May 13th 2006, 02:04
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bill K.
...with a BIG press and skill/experience (I don't...

...with a BIG press and skill/experience (I don't have either...)

If one side is excessive positive and the other is excessive negative, then it could be that the torsion springs are not centered...
Forum: Electrical May 13th 2006, 01:27
Replies: 35
Views: 6,990
Posted By Bill K.
http://www.vwbughead.com/interior/Gauge_all_day.jp...

http://www.vwbughead.com/interior/Gauge_all_day.jpg

http://www.vwbughead.com/interior/kulhdub19.JPG

My layout is modeled after Porsche layout. It makes sense to have the tach in the middle...
Forum: Suspension May 12th 2006, 02:05
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bill K.
The guy who did the alignment thought it might be...

The guy who did the alignment thought it might be the spindle also. I don't expect CB Perf spindles to be wrong. What spindles to you have? Did you remove the control arms during the swap?

I...
Forum: Members Rides May 12th 2006, 01:53
Replies: 93
Views: 7,378
Posted By Bill K.
Well the adjustable spring plates are in and...

Well the adjustable spring plates are in and modified for decamber. The ride height is re-set and cross-weight adjusted (50.8% LR-RF). The car weights 1950 lb with a full tank.

The front end...
Forum: Vdub Engineering May 12th 2006, 00:31
Replies: 13
Views: 631
Posted By Bill K.
yes. solid rotors are usually 9-11 mm

yes. solid rotors are usually 9-11 mm
Forum: Suspension May 12th 2006, 00:19
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By Bill K.
i recently found out my car has a similar problem...

i recently found out my car has a similar problem with similar parts. new adjustable beam, new CB dropped spindles, extra eccentric adjusters and the left side only adjusts to 0 camber. The right...
Forum: VolkSport Käfer Gruppe March 19th 2006, 09:45
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Bill K.
I'm sorry for your loss Dave. Take care. Bill

I'm sorry for your loss Dave. Take care.
Bill
Forum: Suspension March 19th 2006, 09:43
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Bill K.
Your welcome. It was good for me to write it...

Your welcome. It was good for me to write it down, so I can remember how I did it for next time... Good luck.
Forum: Suspension March 19th 2006, 03:44
Replies: 3
Views: 544
Posted By Bill K.
I hear you -- they're a pain :mad: I've been...

I hear you -- they're a pain :mad: I've been working on my adjustable spring plates on and off for months... But, today I got it nailed. After doing it several times to get it right, it seems...
Forum: VolkSport Käfer Gruppe March 19th 2006, 02:38
Replies: 15
Views: 595
Posted By Bill K.
That was a great time guys! It was nice to meet...

That was a great time guys! It was nice to meet you and see your cars in person. Well done event :D I returned to the convention center smelling of exhaust and blubbering about dubs. Thanks ...
Forum: VolkSport Käfer Gruppe February 24th 2006, 11:01
Replies: 59
Views: 1,883
Posted By Bill K.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I'll be...

I'm looking forward to meeting you all. I'll be in Atlanta for a trade show the week after and will come in early to check out all the dubs. It would suck to show up in a rental car, so is there...
Forum: German Look Tuning January 1st 2006, 16:13
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By Bill K.
I was looking at those studded 914 rotors ...

I was looking at those studded 914 rotors (http://www.pmbperformance.com/catalog/item/1925565/1355575.htm) too. Definately a nice option for the front.

The T4 rear axle is something else......
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