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Old February 3rd 2016, 22:43
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nice work, is your header high enough? I scrape my cross pipe flanges all the time
I hope so! At the moment its about 1/8" higher than my chopped oil pan, which is only about a 1/4" lower than my oil filter. So I am hoping it will do the job! My beetle is pretty low, but if i need to raise it for more ground clearance or go with a different wheel/tire package I am not opposed to it.
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Old February 8th 2016, 03:23
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Its hard to tell from photos, I lifted my trans 25mm and moved it forward 100mm, moving it forward really helps on speedbumps etc as the wheels lift it over the bump
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Old February 14th 2016, 03:33
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So I built this extension onto the thermostat housing, Its pretty stout but I am still unsure about it. Trying to make pulling the engine out very easy, and also not a huge fan of running a rubber tube by the exhaust header. Ill probably just run it until it cracks or gives me issues.



But I am happy because I did the first fit up of the engine in the car! The exhaust looks like it is going to work perfectly, I just have to figure out how I want to make the custom muffler. The tips will definitely be coming out of the stock location, and I am planning on making some sort of canister muffler. Its all a big experiment but thats what makes it fun!







My reversed coolant manifold is pointing just a tad high, so I will be adjusting that for better fit. On the plus side ground clearance looks great! Lower than before, but not crazy low.
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Old March 15th 2016, 01:55
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Getting my coolant system figured out. I made some nifty brackets to hold the tubing to the floor, they will be isolated with rubber for final fitment. The front of the tubes are done, they both snake through the passenger side beam to the radiator which will sit at a slight angle. The radiator is a nice griffin unit that fits perfectly in the spare tire well, I also have a nice spal fan that I will be using to pull air in when its needed. I have a unique idea that I am going to run with for how I am going to get air to the front of the radiator, and it involves something rather special thats on its way from France right now, so stay tuned!




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Old March 22nd 2016, 23:40
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I know now without a shadow of a doubt that I am a hoarder........ and that there is a definite difference between a Kamei spoiler for a standard beetle and a super. Here is the photographic evidence that just showed up in the mail! Woohoo! btw I have extensive experience working with fiberglass and composites, and plan on making some molds. Ideally I would like to vacuum form them from abs but that might prove difficult with my resources.











You can see from the pictures that the super beetle spoiler that I have had for years is substantially bigger, and has different locations cut into the top for bumper mount clearance.
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Keep up the good work! I love the pie cuts
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Old March 23rd 2016, 15:08
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Well your project looks good. However, seeing the room left in your compartment, I don't see a six cylinder being able to fit. Ah, man.
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Hello, effvee.

It's been a while since the last post from 72marineblue. SO.. that's why I posted the "news?".

I'm curious about the newest upgrades.
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Still working! Ill gets some pictures together and post an update.
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Time for an update. Slow progress but forward progress.

I made a custom muffler with internal baffling-



Did some dress up on the engine-





Custom oil fill tube-



I also made a rear overflow tank that is plumbed into the heater circuit. Its attached with riv-nuts and allen heads now, the screws were for mockup. On the backside of the tank is a hole through the parcel tray that goes to a electric heater core unit that jegs/summit sell. http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performan...RoCoWEQAvD_BwE It has two 3" outlets that will run back throught the parcel tray and into the factory heater channels. I will have multiple air speeds for the electric fan, and use of the factory levers for different air flow. I think it will work perfect.



This was fun to make. Finished up my airbox today. I also made the velocity stack inside, probably won't make a difference, but I have never made them before and wanted to give it a try. I am going to remove the foam in the rear pillar between the vent behind the rear window and the engine bay in an attempt for a "cold air" intake. I couldn't bring myself to use a cone filter floppin around in the engine bay, but I am a little crazy with stuff like this.

















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Brilliant! Now that I have a Subaru donor for the next project, I'm going to have to re-read...and expect you to post more often

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Brilliant! Now that I have a Subaru donor for the next project, I'm going to have to re-read...and expect you to post more often

-Dave
Haha Ill do my best. My time is mostly taken up by working on my bosses projects but Id really love to get my car back on the road by next summer. Love your build Dave. If your ever down in the Seattle/Tacoma area Id love to see it in person.

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