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Forum: Project Builds February 23rd 2016, 01:29
Replies: 343
Views: 36,951
Posted By Oval
Bugger... :(

Bugger... :(
Forum: Project Builds February 8th 2016, 06:50
Replies: 27
Views: 4,707
Posted By Oval
Do you mean body/shell or suspension? Despite...

Do you mean body/shell or suspension?
Despite rumours to the contrary, Beetles (especially later ones) have impressively stiff bodies; it's even better with stich-welding of all seams and/or a...
Forum: Project Builds February 8th 2016, 06:44
Replies: 27
Views: 4,707
Posted By Oval
Great work! I'm always amazed at what our British...

Great work! I'm always amazed at what our British and European mates can do in a cold single-car garage!
Forum: Project Builds July 23rd 2014, 08:19
Replies: 57
Views: 8,674
Posted By Oval
What are the claimed benefits of the extra link?

What are the claimed benefits of the extra link?
Forum: Project Builds July 23rd 2014, 08:16
Replies: 105
Views: 22,758
Posted By Oval
excellent work!

excellent work!
Forum: Suspension July 23rd 2014, 08:08
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By Oval
You can ignore all this for Hill climbs, too.....

You can ignore all this for Hill climbs, too.. the car must 'work' from the start line with everything cold...

I've just gone from 15 to 14-inch wheels and saved more than a kilo per corner.....
Forum: Project Builds June 11th 2014, 18:47
Replies: 79
Views: 8,859
Posted By Oval
Looks sensational

Looks sensational
Forum: Project Builds June 11th 2014, 18:45
Replies: 343
Views: 36,951
Posted By Oval
Yep that corner onto the straight has claimed a...

Yep that corner onto the straight has claimed a few before...! Good stuff Steve
Forum: Project Builds June 11th 2014, 18:36
Replies: 20
Views: 3,873
Posted By Oval
Nice! I know what a fast Bug feels like...but not...

Nice! I know what a fast Bug feels like...but not 260!!
Forum: Project Builds June 4th 2014, 18:39
Replies: 79
Views: 8,859
Posted By Oval
terrific car, I have almost finished a Sports Bug...

terrific car, I have almost finished a Sports Bug replica...well... I painted my '74 Saturn Yellow :)
Forum: Suspension June 4th 2014, 18:34
Replies: 18
Views: 10,980
Posted By Oval
yeah that is because the bolts down there are as...

yeah that is because the bolts down there are as irrelevant as, for instance, the wheel stud pattern. The K-Mac stuff fits all Supers aka strut-equipped Beetles
Forum: Suspension May 27th 2014, 20:38
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By Oval
Yep but in hill-climbs the car needs to 'work'...

Yep but in hill-climbs the car needs to 'work' from cold. Just like on the street, really...

Another mistake people make with beetles and wider tyres, especially Supers, is messing with offset...
Forum: Brakes May 26th 2014, 08:45
Replies: 2
Views: 1,442
Posted By Oval
I wasn't aware the Type 3s had a thicker...

I wasn't aware the Type 3s had a thicker rotor...?

The Euro/Aussie spec Beetle/Ghia rotors (and calipers) do a good job. I have driven US-spec cars (I own a couple) with drum brakes and they are...
Forum: Engines May 22nd 2014, 20:35
Replies: 18
Views: 1,839
Posted By Oval
Build the engine properly and there is minimal...

Build the engine properly and there is minimal blow-by ;)

Venting from the rocker covers and not the case MAY reduce oil drain-back to the sump
Forum: Suspension May 22nd 2014, 20:26
Replies: 16
Views: 3,065
Posted By Oval
Lots of factors at play here... Beetles are light...

Lots of factors at play here... Beetles are light (especially in the nose) so only need a small tyre compared to other cars. I give myself a sore neck in motorsport with only 195/205 tyres...
Forum: Engines April 22nd 2014, 09:25
Replies: 11
Views: 1,690
Posted By Oval
I've been using Liqui-Moly additive...but have no...

I've been using Liqui-Moly additive...but have no idea/evidence if it works or not! But I'm sure it's better than nothing...
Forum: Project Builds February 4th 2014, 07:17
Replies: 74
Views: 13,053
Posted By Oval
No worries.... it gives me something to ask for...

No worries.... it gives me something to ask for at the wreckers/breakers' yards
Forum: Project Builds February 1st 2014, 08:25
Replies: 74
Views: 13,053
Posted By Oval
Hey thanks for the hint on the Porsche 993 handles

Hey thanks for the hint on the Porsche 993 handles
Forum: Project Builds December 26th 2013, 09:20
Replies: 397
Views: 46,826
Posted By Oval
yeah hark there will be some stresses on that...

yeah hark there will be some stresses on that lower bolt...
Forum: Project Builds December 17th 2013, 07:27
Replies: 402
Views: 54,551
Posted By Oval
Good work, I will go looking for that...

Good work, I will go looking for that VolksWorld... it might take a month or three to arrive Down Under
Forum: Engines December 14th 2013, 06:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By Oval
No biggie, get the right profile ground into the...

No biggie, get the right profile ground into the cam and it doesn't matter
Forum: Project Builds December 10th 2013, 17:08
Replies: 74
Views: 13,053
Posted By Oval
More info on those door handles please! What are...

More info on those door handles please! What are they from?

Very inspiring project - I own a Cabrio and have a decision to make... restore or modify/GL it?
Forum: Engines December 4th 2013, 20:38
Replies: 23
Views: 2,496
Posted By Oval
I hope this demonstrates that standard rocker...

I hope this demonstrates that standard rocker gear and a fundamentally standard oil system can support high performance:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=553759521342786

This was...
Forum: Brakes December 3rd 2013, 20:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,290
Posted By Oval
and also to help counter the pads' leading edge...

and also to help counter the pads' leading edge being 'dragged in' to the rotor
Forum: Brakes December 3rd 2013, 20:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,980
Posted By Oval
Yikes!

Yikes!
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