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  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: Balancing wide five wheels/tires


As I mentioned in a previous post, I have one of those (bought it off a vendor on this site).
Unfortunately, when bolted to a wheel the center hole was slightly off. Because of this the shop was ...
  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:14 pm   Subject: Re: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
Seems the Cip1 adapters were balanced enough to allow the shop to balance the tire/wheel.
Having said that, I haven't driven my Thing yet.
  Topic: CSP Disc Brake Conversion
911pickup

Replies: 18
Views: 3420

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: CSP Disc Brake Conversion
What about the caliper brackets? I haven't checked-can they be ordered separately from CSP?
  Topic: Stroker Motor Install question
911pickup

Replies: 2
Views: 220

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:00 pm   Subject: Re: Stroker Motor Install question
I was surprised at how tight the fit was when I installed my stock engine back in after I had the tranny rebuilt.
It didn't help that I had a serpentine belt system on the engine. For and aft room i ...
  Topic: CB Performance breather box
911pickup

Replies: 107
Views: 80080

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:50 pm   Subject: Re: CB Performance breather box
I just found out that the CB breather box and Sync Link linkage don't work well together.
The breather box does fit, but it has to be installed on an angle, or it will make contact with the Sync link ...
  Topic: connecting fuel lines to dual 40mm Webers
911pickup

Replies: 14
Views: 528

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:39 pm   Subject: Re: connecting fuel lines to dual 40mm Webers
Thanks for all the advice. I ended up going with larger diameter fuel line.
  Topic: connecting fuel lines to dual 40mm Webers
911pickup

Replies: 14
Views: 528

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:02 pm   Subject: connecting fuel lines to dual 40mm Webers
I'm finally getting around to connecting my new Webers in my dune buggy. I'm using German fuel hose (5.0mm x 2.5mm), which has a much smaller diamter than the brass hose connector on the Webers.

h ...
  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:21 am   Subject: Re: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
The wheel adapters from Cip1 worked, but I discovered that all of the wheels were slightly bent.
Still, the shop was able to balance the tire/wheels, but one wheel did need a ton lead to get it close ...
  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
That definitely is not good news.

If the adapters don't work I may give up on the stock wheels (with the open centers) and buy a set of wide five aluminum wheels (with a filled in center).
I was ...
  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
I just ordered a pair (can't order just 1) of wide five to 4X130 wheel adapters from Cip1,which is located fairly close to me. Hopefully, these will do the trick.

Everett, I do have a wide 5 wheel ...
  Topic: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
911pickup

Replies: 16
Views: 703

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:35 pm   Subject: Balancing wide five wheels/tires
How do you guys with wide five wheels (larger center opening) get your wheels/tires balanced?

I have a 1974 Thing and recently bought new tires for my stock 14" wheels. The previous owner di ...
  Topic: 356 I'm creating for the memory of my Father Marshall S. Green
911pickup

Replies: 134
Views: 10320

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:36 pm   Subject: Re: 356 I'm creating for the memory of my Father Marshall S. Green
Your replica looks similar to mine, which was built by Intermeccanica.

Here's a photo of mine.


http://i.imgur.com/zlEYTWV.jpg
  Topic: Stainless steel exhaust for 1973 thing
911pickup

Replies: 5
Views: 410

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Stainless steel exhaust for 1973 thing
I curious as to why you haven't considered the Vintage's Thing exhaust system with the single muffler out back.
I have one on my Thing and I'm very happy with it. Excellent quality.


http://i.im ...
  Topic: Serpentine belt dust
911pickup

Replies: 24
Views: 963

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Re: Serpentine belt dust
I have the same system on my Thing. Check to see if the belt is in the center of both the upper and lower pulley.

Mine put out a bit of 'black dust' for the first couple of drives, but cleared u ...
  Topic: HD Rally wheels, South African Sprint Star knockoffs
911pickup

Replies: 8
Views: 472

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:08 pm   Subject: Re: HD Rally wheels, South African Sprint Star knockoffs
I like the Rally wheel, but when I click on the wheel for more information I get, "Page not found".
  Topic: The Twin Pulley Cable System
911pickup

Replies: 508
Views: 144811

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:24 am   Subject: Re: The Twin Pulley Cable System
Finally got around to installing my SyncLink kit on my dune buggy.

http://i.imgur.com/Gd1iiTE.jpg
  Topic: It's a Thing come true!
911pickup

Replies: 145
Views: 29928

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:10 am   Subject: Re: It's a Thing come true!
Have I neglected to post the pics of my Vintage Speed Exhaust?

Forsooth!


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1738739.jpg

Ahhh much better! Cool

I have the same kit on my Thing. I'm ve ...
  Topic: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction
911pickup

Replies: 9
Views: 771

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 pm   Subject: Re: "Bring a Trailer" 74 Green Thing sells at auction
Damn, that is in nice shape.
  Topic: 2017 Moab Trip
911pickup

Replies: 20
Views: 1024

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: 2017 Moab Trip
Damn, that looks like a fun trip.
  Topic: 4.5 Fuch tires
911pickup

Replies: 8
Views: 851

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:25 pm   Subject: Re: 4.5 Fuch tires
The Tire Rack shows the rim width range for a 145/65-15 to be 4 to 5 inches.
The ideal width is 4.5 inches.....exactly what you have.
 
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