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  Topic: Midengine superbeetle build..Cadillac northstar..long travel
dredward

Replies: 358
Views: 208800

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: Midengine superbeetle build..Cadillac northstar..long travel
BEST BUILD THREAD EVER!
  Topic: Project Quattro-Syncro. 1.8t, 5speed, AWD, ABS,EDL
dredward

Replies: 353
Views: 137599

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:44 pm   Subject: Project Quattro-Syncro. 1.8t, 5speed, AWD, ABS,EDL
Are you sure CA wouldn't allow it to run counterclockwise ? The ECM doesn't know the difference.

I know almost nothing about what is or isn't required for CA but I wonder if the direction it turn ...
  Topic: Project Quattro-Syncro. 1.8t, 5speed, AWD, ABS,EDL
dredward

Replies: 353
Views: 137599

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:43 am   Subject: Project Quattro-Syncro. 1.8t, 5speed, AWD, ABS,EDL
Well, we did manage to throw the van together just barely enough to make it road ready to drive to the vw show. I made the trip with not one working gauge, no air filter, no door panels, no radio, n ...
  Topic: install engine+trans together or trans then engine?
dredward

Replies: 9
Views: 1320

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 11:55 am   Subject: hoist used
I remove and install as a unit. I've all ways worked on a concrete slab, so mi cituation is a bit different. I lower engine/trans onto dolly(for trans) and 2x12 planks(for engine) and slide all of it ...
  Topic: The 1.8T
dredward

Replies: 420
Views: 91656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:34 am   Subject: The 1.8T
I think there are a lot of variables when talking mileage. Weight, tire size, terrain, driving style, etc. I know you guys are all aware of this, but it is certainly worth it to note the factors in ...
  Topic: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit?
dredward

Replies: 38
Views: 3874

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:26 pm   Subject: Re: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit
I have a 1987 Syncro and I'm thinking about installing Stephan's 1.8 engine conversion. Could people who have done the conversion themselves please let me know:

1. How long it took?
2. Best pla ...
  Topic: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit?
dredward

Replies: 38
Views: 3874

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:12 pm   Subject: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit?
Syncrodoka: I live in the Point and it would be cool if I could stop by/talk to dredward about his install experience. I also own Friday Realty on 41st Ave if you guys want to stop by.

Stacy: I ...
  Topic: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit?
dredward

Replies: 38
Views: 3874

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:11 pm   Subject: Experience with installation of stephen's 1.8 engine kit?
Dredward has done a few DIY kits and he is in the seabright area by me.

As convenient as it is to have it done by a pro if something goes wrong and you have no idea how it was done or where things ...
  Topic: Midengine superbeetle build..Cadillac northstar..long travel
dredward

Replies: 358
Views: 208800

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:59 pm   Subject: Midengine superbeetle build..Cadillac northstar..long travel
I can't get enough of this one! Cool
  Topic: LS1 Baja Bug???
dredward

Replies: 5
Views: 3763

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:28 am   Subject: LS1 Baja Bug???
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=344748
  Topic: 1.8t syncro in Seattle?
dredward

Replies: 11
Views: 1323

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:54 pm   Subject: 1.8t syncro in Seattle?
Thanks for the offer! I went and took a spin in Christophers 2wd a couple days ago. That was enough for me. The difference in driveability between the 1.8t and my 2.4 WBX was crazy. I'm sure it wi ...
  Topic: 1.8t syncro in Seattle?
dredward

Replies: 11
Views: 1323

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:52 pm   Subject: 1.8t syncro in Seattle?
Thanks for the offer! I went and took a spin in Christophers 2wd a couple days ago. That was enough for me. The difference in driveability between the 1.8t and my 2.4 WBX was crazy. I'm sure it wi ...
  Topic: For those who do not know of the upcoming Burningvan 2014
dredward

Replies: 59
Views: 6094

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:03 pm   Subject: For those who do not know of the upcoming Burningvan 2014
I wana go but I gota watch play offs!!!!!!!!!!
  Topic: Midengine superbeetle build..Cadillac northstar..long travel
dredward

Replies: 358
Views: 208800

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:01 pm   Subject: awsome build!
This is bar none the best build I've ever seen on the samba!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cool
  Topic: The 1.8T
dredward

Replies: 420
Views: 91656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:14 am   Subject: The 1.8T
ledogboy

You will love the pep from the 1.8T! I still can't get used to how it just wants to jump from the start, and the way the front end raises up... even though I just lost my job, and my vana ...
  Topic: Can the 1.8t run backward?
dredward

Replies: 642
Views: 176331

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:13 am   Subject: Can the 1.8t run backward?
I'm the reverse 1.8t #2 owner. (no technical info follows)

It is truly unbelievable the transformation, really amazing how much pep and power my van has now. Hills are no longer foes (no more tryin ...
  Topic: The Splitzgauer, A true 4x4 Splitty.
dredward

Replies: 207
Views: 77770

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 9:07 am   Subject: NICE!
Are you gonna do the air intake through the hole where the VW emblem mounts? Looking f-in awesome! Cool
  Topic: Bostig Turbo
dredward

Replies: 35
Views: 5824

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:28 am   Subject: Bostig Turbo
I don't know what bearing this may have, but here is something amusing that is related.

Reeves Callaway, founder of the famous Callaway turbos installed in many US vehicles, was featured in the De ...
  Topic: The 1.8T
dredward

Replies: 420
Views: 91656

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 11:27 pm   Subject: C.A.R.B. sticker is enough
Talked to a buddy of mine who does smog. I am almost done with a swap and don't wanna go to a smog ref unless I have to. I showed him executive order and he said as long as all smog equip on sticker w ...
  Topic: GoWesty 2.5 engine failures-what would you do?
dredward

Replies: 100
Views: 24992

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 8:00 pm   Subject: GoWesty 2.5 engine failures-what would you do?
( it was relatively cheap and totally complete as it came from a motor swap up to a 1.8t )

Stacy
Nuf said...... :rol ...
 
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