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  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 4:11 pm   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1787624.jpg

My friends hipster obsession with tobacco pipes has proved useful.

I used his pipe cleaners to get the shmutz out of the cooling fins.
  Topic: Acquired 1974 Bradley GT
TeamChili

Replies: 10
Views: 528

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: Acquired 1974 Bradley GT
Cool !
I had a Bradley years ago and the big thing that caused me to sell was it was hot, I mean real hot in that bad boy ! Find a way to get more air in there.

AMAC

Maybe pull this A/C unit of ...
  Topic: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
TeamChili

Replies: 4
Views: 184

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:28 am   Subject: Re: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
Cool,
Thanks!
  Topic: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
TeamChili

Replies: 4
Views: 184

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 11:08 am   Subject: Re: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
Ok, so D+ handles the keyed hot and light.

My 1st thought is to run a line from the hot side of the coil to D+.
Does that work or is it a "Oh god no, you'll fry everything!"?

Alread ...
  Topic: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
TeamChili

Replies: 4
Views: 184

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri May 25, 2018 2:25 am   Subject: Bosch K1 55 amp wiring
The engine compartment wiring in my Bradley is FUBAR.

Need a clarification on wiring up the Bosch K1 alt that came with my Type 4 engine.

It has 4 terminals on the back: B+ stud, and D+, DF, D- ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Mar 25, 2018 11:41 pm   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
Hi Claude!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1761395.jpg

The snow is retreating so it's time to get back into the garage.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1761423.jpg

Of course a ...
  Topic: Type 4 engine / Type 1 Trans Clarification
TeamChili

Replies: 4
Views: 199

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:52 pm   Subject: Re: Type 4 engine / Type 1 Trans Clarification
Thanks for the help.

Everything on the Bradley vacillates between "How Clever" to "WTF!?!?".

When I pulled the engine and saw the pilot wasn't relocated, I put a mark in the ...
  Topic: Type 4 engine / Type 1 Trans Clarification
TeamChili

Replies: 4
Views: 199

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:27 pm   Subject: Type 4 engine / Type 1 Trans Clarification
Just need a quick answer.


How do I tell if my AT code type 1 trans has an input shaft from a type 4?

My pilot bearing hasn't been relocated to the flywheel, but my 210mm clutch plate fits the ...
  Topic: Rear IRS Suspension options
TeamChili

Replies: 41
Views: 2571

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:33 am   Subject: Re: Rear IRS Suspension options
How much of a lift are you looking to add?
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:58 pm   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
Well, with the weather getting colder the motivation to go out to the garage is getting lower.

But not gone.

https://i.imgur.com/Aao5lYs.jpg
Got the engine on a stand.
Working on getting the ...
  Topic: Underdash a/c unit for a 412 question
TeamChili

Replies: 20
Views: 993

PostForum: 411/412   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:33 am   Subject: Re: Underdash a/c unit for a 412 question
I may have some VW a/c parts coming up for sale soonish.
The a/c in my Bradley probably never worked, but I think all the bits are there.
At a minimum thereíll be a Type 4 compressor mount and pul ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:34 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
https://i.imgur.com/MX7mnpL.jpg

Based on my knowledge of 1980's movies, this car was involved in some kind of "Snobs Vs. Slobs" event.
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:32 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
A quick question:

https://i.imgur.com/ATnDbe2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/ujxPoT3.jpg

Do the bottom tins look complete?
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:29 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
https://i.imgur.com/eKDkZVx.jpg
So I pull the right carb/intake, and I have this thought...

I'm new to air-cooled VW's, so there has to be a word for this.

https://i.imgur.com/jz9cv7g.jpg
But ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:24 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
Pulled the AC compressor.

https://i.imgur.com/5NRAMnk.jpg
They used heater hose. HEATER HOSE!!

I just...
Heater hose, WTF?!?

That said the compressor spins freely.
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:21 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
https://i.imgur.com/NEwX7np.jpg
A power antena, SEW FAUNSEH.

https://i.imgur.com/WHzDIdv.jpg
Numbers, numbers, numbers.
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:18 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
While he worked the interior, I worked on the powertrain end.

https://i.imgur.com/VyzE1qX.jpg
Pulled the battery, by way of the taillight. Now I know where Chrysler get the idea to put the Intrepi ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:10 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
Another Sunday afternoon working on the Bradley.

https://i.imgur.com/wUW7hiU.jpg
My teammate is a wimp and thinks mold, fiberglass dust, and aerosolized mouse poo is "unhealthy".

http ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:22 pm   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
Good job! I am looking forward to this build. The lacquer looks like old oil and dirt, my favorite pantina.

Best of luck and keep at it!

Thatís what I thought it was at first too. But when you ...
  Topic: Bradley Resurrection
TeamChili

Replies: 28
Views: 2119

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:48 am   Subject: Re: Bradley Resurrection
https://i.imgur.com/qAh8JRj.jpg
The trans looks like it was painted with some kind of lacquer.
 
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