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Forum: Wheels July 5th 2020, 12:48
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Posted By owdlvr
Standard or Super? Early three bolt, or late two...

Standard or Super? Early three bolt, or late two bolt Super?

For a standard beetle, it's possible if all the stars align for you. Brakes and suspension setup will make a difference. You can read...
Forum: Body June 23rd 2020, 13:54
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By owdlvr
You rock!

You rock!
Forum: Body June 23rd 2020, 13:21
Replies: 12
Views: 409
Posted By owdlvr
This is interesting...I might be in for a set or...

This is interesting...I might be in for a set or two if he were. Can you get some photos?
Forum: Members Rides June 23rd 2020, 13:19
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By owdlvr
Welcome back! I think posting some current...

Welcome back!

I think posting some current photos of your car as it sits might help, but I think you're probably correct that your car has that "Beetle with Porsche wheels" look. Given that you...
Forum: Suspension June 22nd 2020, 11:49
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
You're buying a major suspension/steering...

You're buying a major suspension/steering component from Brazil...that completely alters the vehicle from stock. You are absolutely taking on all the responsibility, whether you alter it or not.
Forum: Suspension June 22nd 2020, 01:48
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
Well, it's not my kit, but my comments on someone...

Well, it's not my kit, but my comments on someone else's kit. I would still be fine purchasing the kit, knowing I may need to make some corrections. For myself, I have more confidence that we (being...
Forum: Suspension June 18th 2020, 19:35
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
So I don't derail the Imhor thread further:...

So I don't derail the Imhor thread further: https://www.germanlook.net/forums/showthread.php?p=92197#post92197
Forum: Members Rides June 18th 2020, 19:34
Replies: 1
Views: 142
Posted By owdlvr
Dave's 1989 Audi 90 quattro Rally Car

This car came up in a thread, and rather than derail that thread I figured I'd toss some photos up here. I bought the car in 1998, and stripped it to build as a rally car (while I was still daily...
Forum: Suspension June 18th 2020, 17:19
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
Yup, can't lose with the price. Having run...

Yup, can't lose with the price.

Having run full rose joints on a street car (my Audi quattro rally car that I drove, fully caged, for years). I would suggest you don't go full rose joint on a car...
Forum: Suspension June 18th 2020, 17:02
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
Thank you for posting these! And after...

Thank you for posting these!

And after going through your photos, I now understand what some of my friends who had seen them in person were talking about:
...
Forum: Suspension June 18th 2020, 14:13
Replies: 20
Views: 707
Posted By owdlvr
I'd love for you to post some details of the...

I'd love for you to post some details of the welds. That's the only negative thing I've heard (so far). A buddies shop here in BC has built a couple of cars with the Imhor setup, but it appears they...
Forum: Brakes June 8th 2020, 19:56
Replies: 33
Views: 4,473
Posted By owdlvr
Whoa. I thought you had disappeared! Would have...

Whoa. I thought you had disappeared! Would have made my recent brake options significantly easier... :P
Forum: Project Builds June 3rd 2020, 02:09
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49965370638_3c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49965370638_3c6bca1d66_b.jpg

Hows this for "made in america" quality?! Car hasn't been parked outside for more than 45min and the dash is already cracking!

...
Forum: Project Builds May 31st 2020, 00:43
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49954371231_3c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49954371231_3cc15912ec_b.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49953869798_120cb41848_b.jpg

Lowered the rear, but not too much. I think I'm happy with it...
Forum: Project Builds May 30th 2020, 14:32
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
Car has definitely had an accident in the front...

Car has definitely had an accident in the front right corner, which may be part of the issue. Measurements I took suggest the frame head is good, but it could be the 30yr old cut and welded beam (for...
Forum: Project Builds May 27th 2020, 12:18
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
7" wheels front and rear. 225/45 on the rear,...

7" wheels front and rear. 225/45 on the rear, 205/50 on the front (in case the photos don't show)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49940887842_148575e806.jpg...
Forum: Project Builds May 27th 2020, 01:20
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49940072733_3c...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49940072733_3c417b3ee5_b.jpg

So one of the longest oil lines in the system, and one of the shortest. Equally annoying to build :P After giving it a lot of...
Forum: Project Builds May 26th 2020, 12:34
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
Well, in this case we disagree. There are quite a...

Well, in this case we disagree. There are quite a few top engine builders in the USA who have had the pushrod holes as a "secret", as evidenced when we started talking to some of them about the...
Forum: Project Builds May 26th 2020, 00:43
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
Negative. Never needed to. Two holes in pushrods,...

Negative. Never needed to. Two holes in pushrods, problem solved.
Forum: Project Builds May 25th 2020, 12:47
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
On the Rally Bug, we burnt up a set of rockers...

On the Rally Bug, we burnt up a set of rockers (at the valve stem end) due to lack of oiling. This was on the first 2110cc, which is setup for drysump. We never determined *why* there was a lack of...
Forum: Project Builds May 22nd 2020, 13:23
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
There has been quite a bit of Netflix time over...

There has been quite a bit of Netflix time over the last couple of weeks while I wait for packages of parts to arrive. I was mocking up the engine when I realized I've made two significant mistakes...
Forum: Project Builds May 20th 2020, 17:32
Replies: 85
Views: 13,920
Posted By owdlvr
Love it! Man...I want that CSP exhaust like...

Love it!

Man...I want that CSP exhaust like you wouldn't believe.
Forum: Suspension May 13th 2020, 18:55
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By owdlvr
I did the whole coilover conversion with the...

I did the whole coilover conversion with the rally bug, and honestly...I wouldn't do it again. Since you can't get progressive springs in the short length we need, there isn't much advantage.. The...
Forum: Project Builds May 11th 2020, 16:42
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
Well, some aspects of the project are stuck in...

Well, some aspects of the project are stuck in "waiting on parts" mode, while others are taking a lot longer than anticipated. While waiting for parts, I figured I better tackle the curb-rash on the...
Forum: Project Builds May 4th 2020, 20:45
Replies: 61
Views: 8,920
Posted By owdlvr
Oil accumulator is plumbed in...it's important to...

Oil accumulator is plumbed in...it's important to colour coordinate your visible fittings?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49856228066_ec82d9bc47_z.jpg

I managed to install the battery and...
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