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Old February 7th 2004, 01:18
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wow. it has been awhile since i updated this. not sure i have the full list, but here are few things that have happened.

the rest of the windows are in and the interior is 95% done. just have to add seats and eventually kick panel speakers and rear speaker box. lastly get the remote entry working (no door handles).

rear suspension torn out and working on fitting a 944 suspension. other threads show what's going on with that, but looks like i am switching from early arms to late as the early don't appear to have added on as much track as i thought and needed. seeing what impact that has on the rest of my parts that i already have for the rear. still need axles and decide what to do about a parking brake.

had to tear out the whole front beam as i couldn't get the bottom adjuster to move. ends up that the bottom end is seized. no_h2o was willing to trade me beams. the new one is refreshed and painted and goes in tomorrow. and hopefully fitting on the spindles and brakes this weekend as well.

plumbed the oil lines tonight. have one last connection to go (the 90 i bought for the return hits the case so i can't screw it in ). finishing up fuel lines tomorrow. then a little more electrical and put that damn header back on and it will be brought to life. can't wait.
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Old February 7th 2004, 13:45
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Where are the piccies? Progress feels GOOOOD !

...did somebody say axles??
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Old February 7th 2004, 13:57
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Glad to hear about the progress Zen.

Hey Panel, I have the same tiles in my house that are in your picture. Looks like my axles too.
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Old February 7th 2004, 15:51
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so are you sending me those panel or just rubbing it in?

beam is in. steering feels like it is binding somewhere, but i have yet to get the spindles on and everything tied in. same steering box, different beam. the box doesn't align real well with the shaft (vertical axis) and this beam has tabs aligning the box which my old didn't. suspect that may be causing some rubbing.

also, the Momo hub doesn't fit as i would expect it should. if i go too tight on it, it binds against the column and still only get a few threads on the shaft. i confirmed the right part number last night though from two sources.

more to work. going to get the spindles and brakes on first though.
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Old February 7th 2004, 16:17
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nice axles, what make are they?? looks good JR
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Old February 7th 2004, 16:44
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Boygenius, great minds think alike!

Sorry Zen, I gotta have these

They are the sway-a-ways for a bus/bug conversion (15 5/8") and I'm using bus CV's.
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Old February 7th 2004, 17:18
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I've got the standard lenght sway-a-way for sale still.

Brand new and I still have the box.
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Old February 23rd 2004, 00:44
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late arms are in and the track is much better...


still have to figure out right axles (thought i had it figured out). figure out what i am going to do about the lower shock mount and the e-brake end.

got my last oil fitting and will be locktiting all this week.

engine is wired save two terminal blocks i need to add (thanks nigel!).

throttle cable is shortened and secured.

still have to put the header back on and exhaust (and paint both first) and cut and install sealing tin.

inside wiring is cleaned up.

new/used front beam is painted and in. front brake conversion (951 w/911 rotors) was done until the last bolt going in, which was a caliper bolt), pulled the threads out of the spindle. so have to fix that then the front will be done.

left fender is on and headlight/park/turn wired. thought i knew what the parking lamp wire was...wrong.

seems my gauges only light in the parking light position and not headlight position. hmmm.

less than two week left to get this bad boy running and broken in.
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GO ZEN GO ! ! ! :righton: :righton:
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his car will be ready, im going up friday to make sure he has enough time and an extra pair of hands to button it all up. IT WILL BE READY. :haveadrin
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Cool Neil, I would have been up there but I'm axle deep to a circus wheel in stuff I have to get done(TDI). This will be the 3rd day with 4 hrs sleep and work on the car then go to work all night. When I get it on the road, .
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Old February 23rd 2004, 16:56
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lol. you have more sayings than any other southern i know. even over my wife's family!

don't go killing yourself falling asleep at the wheel. the irony would be too much. i hate that you are having to deal with several dead cars at once. at least one is on the road. figures it is the bug and not the modern car.

nigel was up this weekend help sorting out some wiring. that was a huge help. i will be doing the lack of sleep thing for the next two weeks. figure i will sleep it out the week after the show.
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Gee, I think the new definition of german look will be drivers looking half asleep. I'll be doing the late thing myself. Found two holes in the front pan of the 912-6 the size of my fist that were filled with fiberglass resin. Won't take it on the track like that, so now I'm gonna have to replace the front pan on the car. I got 8 weeks till my first track weekend, all my saturdays are booked for the next month, and I still haven't broken the motor in yet.
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Old February 24th 2004, 08:32
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Good to see it is coming right along Zen!
I WANT to see that Beetle at the show, never know what "might" happen. Both Magazines will be there you know

YOU CAN DO IT!
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