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Old July 10th 2018, 23:34
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68 Ghia Convertible

Killed the Choptop build, and starting a new build for my recently acquired 68' Karmann Ghia convertible. It was built as a show car over many years, but ended up with door gap/paint issues in the end, so I picked it up as a good driver.







It currently has a 2275cc Type 1 engine from Strictly Foreign with Big valve heads, DRLA 48mm carbs, c130 cam, and a sidewinder exhaust.



Airkewld 2" Balljoint beam w/ Airkewld brakes (5x130) front/rear
Stock swing axle pan w/ rebuilt swing axle trans



Watson Streetworks GM style wiring harness
Autometer gauges (w/ wierd gps speedo)
Huge JL Audio Stereo w/ subs behind the seats



Current Plans:
1. Install the 2.7L Type 4 engine I bought from Jakob @ GetBackOnTrack


2. Convert to the Mendeola Front/Rear Suspension/Brakes



3. Recover the Seats + Move stereo from dash to hidden console



4. Fix Paint/Door Gaps (last)

Looks like I will need narrower 17" wheels, will check the front boxster wheels later this week to see if they fit the body, etc.

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Old July 12th 2018, 04:15
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What a beauty!
And what a great looking engine! Looks like it has the same cooling system I now use. For your reassurance: It hasn't thrown a belt yet and I had it way over 8KRPM already
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Old July 12th 2018, 23:23
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Sweet, hoping to have it installed in the next month or two. Waiting for the exhaust from Tiger @A-1. Did you run 1 5/8" diameter exhaust with your normally aspirated engine?
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Old July 13th 2018, 04:02
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Did you run 1 5/8" diameter exhaust with your normally aspirated engine?
On the 2,2ltr, yes (although 42mm outside diameter, which is 39mm inside with a 1,5mm wall). 1 5/8" is 41,275mm outside which is very close and depending on your wall thickness.
Fact I ran that, doesn't neccesarily mean it was the right choice hey ;-)

On my old 2,7ltr I used a 1 7/8" though..
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Old July 13th 2018, 19:54
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Really nice car.
The cooling system is an invention of Dipl. Ing. Riechert from Velbert, Germany
http://www.riechertmotorentechnik.de...laese_typ4.htm
Not always, but very often the wear on the V-belts is very high. So always take enough replacement.
The Boxter rims will fit well with this. But i think it need spacers.
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