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  Topic: Cvs
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 1
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PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:46 am   Subject: Re: Cvs
I came in here thinking this was going to be a rant about long receipts.
  Topic: Subaru Turbo Coolant Lines
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 2
Views: 488

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:09 am   Subject: Re: Subaru Turbo Coolant Lines
You can't just remove the coolant tank. The way the EJ coolant system is engineered the expansion tank acts as a central point for return of the warm up loop. I made a new one relocated it in my swap ...
  Topic: turbo water ports...
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 5
Views: 381

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:28 am   Subject: Re: turbo water ports...
I built one.

Hayundai Scoupe turbo on a bone stock 1600.

RZR radiator and fan. Prius electric water pump.

Time delay relay that kept the fan and water pump running after engine shutdown.
...
  Topic: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue May 25, 2021 10:31 pm   Subject: Re: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
Here's a pic of the rubbers. Left to right is new bottom, old bottom, old top.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2181538.jpg

The new one is about the same size as the old, just twice as thi ...
  Topic: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 11:13 pm   Subject: Re: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
I got the correct pads from a local shop today. As suspected they are about 12mm which is sort of irrelevant. The shoulder on the beam only allows the body to tighten down so far. With everything torq ...
  Topic: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 9
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon May 24, 2021 1:30 am   Subject: Front body mount to beam and rubber spacers
I removed the front body mount sheet metal for the project I am working on and need to bolt it in place to weld it back on. Only one side had an isolator under it and it was squished pretty flat to le ...
  Topic: compatible wiper m otor
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 3
Views: 257

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sat May 08, 2021 10:51 pm   Subject: Re: compatible wiper m otor
I got one of those to work. Sort of. You have to pay attention to which direction it parks. They are sold as marine wipers on Amazon. Mine parked to the left so it stopped straight up. I took it apart ...
  Topic: Speedster Roadster Style Tonneau Cover
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 328

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:09 pm   Subject: Re: Speedster Roadster Style Tonneau Cover
Uh, all those compound curves would be out of place on a boxy Thing.
Were you imagining something that would look more like two fruit crates under a tarp?
Something like that might have some usefuln ...
  Topic: Speedster Roadster Style Tonneau Cover
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 328

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:51 pm   Subject: Speedster Roadster Style Tonneau Cover
Has anybody seen one on a Thing? Couldnt find any images on the interwebs. I was thinking it would be a cool accessory.

Here's an image i found to give an idea of what im thinking.

https://www ...
  Topic: Empi race trim seats
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 562

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:17 am   Subject: Re: Empi race trim seats
Seats are holding up great. No loose stitching. The car is parked outside with the top up all of the time. no sun fading that i can tell (read some reviews that mentioned fading). The foam feels just ...
  Topic: Empi race trim seats
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 4
Views: 562

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:03 am   Subject: Re: Empi race trim seats
Update on the Empi seats:

They are still doing great and very comfortable on long trips.

Previously I had cut the sliders off the original seats and welded them to a frame that bolted to the Em ...
  Topic: Thingaru
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 59
Views: 6690

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:43 am   Subject: Re: Thingaru
Just came across this build thread, love it! Nicely done!

Thanks Ian.
  Topic: Thingaru
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 59
Views: 6690

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:40 am   Subject: Re: Thingaru
It's been a little while. I had a short the other day that blew the fuse for the coils. Had to quickly go from the fast lane to the right shoulder. After a couple fuses and jiggling the wires i got it ...
  Topic: Forum search results pages
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 2
Views: 919

PostForum: Site   Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2021 2:10 am   Subject: Re: Forum search results pages
Thanks EverettB!!

That is exactly what I was looking for. Does a similar search to CTRL+F. It even highlights the text.
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 561

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:09 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
How much extra exertion do you have to apply to "stretch" the frame over the pins? The frame is already prone to bends and weaknesses (cracking). I like the design. Also, do you have to dril ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 561

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:05 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
Hi Great idea!
Did you make your own?
Quite often the parts of the top frame are bent and it will be then easy to work on them Cool[/quote]

Yes, I made these myself.

-kenj06,

I too don't ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 561

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: Soft top frame pivot bushings
My pins just behind the rear doors are spot welded to the tab. Are they supposed to be welded to the frame? I could see if they were welded to the main portion of the top frame, pointing inward, the t ...
  Topic: Soft top frame pivot bushings
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 11
Views: 561

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:36 am   Subject: Soft top frame pivot bushings
I've had this idea for a long time to have a bushing that keeps the hoop and the rest of the frame together during top removal. Not sure if any body makes something like this already. Didn't see one o ...
  Topic: Cig Lighter Hole Blank Off Plate
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 1
Views: 270

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:46 pm   Subject: Cig Lighter Hole Blank Off Plate
Well, not quite a blank-off but an adapter for a hat switch that controls the dashboard monitor OSC. Has a shoulder washer on the back side to allow the cut-out area to protrude a little.

I'm thin ...
  Topic: Forum search results pages
av8shunmeckaneck

Replies: 2
Views: 919

PostForum: Site   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:03 am   Subject: Forum search results pages
After doing a forum search, is there a way that when I click on the title link to easily bring me to the first "search result" page?

Most searches bring up threads with multiple pages. I ...
 
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