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  Topic: Gas tank filler sleeve,,...
joescoolcustoms

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Today 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Gas tank filler sleeve,,...
Well I finally got the filler neck grommet for my tank. Kinda like the one I have pictured here at the top. Except its a lot more flat. Its from a 67 bus. It will cover the hole in the hood. It has a ...
  Topic: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:00 pm   Subject: Re: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
Long Axle Long Spline, Short Axle Short Spline, Long Axle Short Spline? What does all that mean to me? Does it matter? Why do my drums not fit? Why is there splines hanging out?

Frequent Questi ...
  Topic: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
Like your frame jig....

Dale

Thanks Dale. I have used it on 9 of the buggies I have built. Gets me up off the floor, or otherwise I might have slowed or stopped shortening chassis. I built it ...
  Topic: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
Looking forward to the build.
BTW having a “stack of bodies” behind the house led to my friends landing in jail....😉

AMAC

I also keep my Backhoe in the backyard, if that means anything. ...
  Topic: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 6
Views: 240

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:18 pm   Subject: Unknown Manx Clone, # 1 for 2021
Because it took me until way deep into 2020 to finish my 2019 builds, I am just going to jump ahead and call this on for 2021.

Just like the title, the body is a unknown Manx Clone. Meaning the Ma ...
  Topic: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 154
Views: 14913

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
Whodathunk a difference in MAP sensors could cause such a dramatic change.... all suppliers are not created equal!

Paul

The two MAP sensors mounted the same, but looked different. Hard to belie ...
  Topic: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 154
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:20 pm   Subject: Re: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
Time to move on.

Last goal was this:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2079002.jpg

New goal:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2088673.jpg

After the Manx left, started putti ...
  Topic: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 154
Views: 14913

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:08 pm   Subject: Re: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
Thanks for the compliments guys!

I did have a running issue and have been trying to solve for better than a month on this buggy. It would act like it was hitting a rev limiter at 3000 to 3200 rpm. ...
  Topic: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 154
Views: 14913

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:30 pm   Subject: Re: Winter Builds for 2019: It's All About Me Now.
The Ecotec build is completed. Well, completed, not completed, like every other buggy. Took it to Carlisle PA for the Import Nationals Event and for the owner to check it out and drive it. It has a ...
  Topic: Speedhut Fuel Gauge Sender
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 5
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Speedhut Fuel Gauge
I can say the 0 to 70 ohm VW sender is difficult to "tune" on the Speedhut fuel gauge, but can be done. The larger the ohm scale, the more accurate the gauge becomes.
  Topic: Speedhut Fuel Gauge Sender
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 5
Views: 226

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Speedhut Fuel Gauge
I am going to run this sender in a fuel cell. I will have to remove a column of fuel cell foam to make room for it, due to being installed in a true fuel cell. But will be handy racing the NORRA 100 ...
  Topic: Franken-Manx
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 44
Views: 6129

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:28 pm   Subject: Re: Franken-Manx
Oh, And Joe, I'd like to see what you have on the chassis for this beast. I get the impression that a chassis has been created, and is waiting for this body.20" of rear travel is doable with much ...
  Topic: Franken-Manx
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 44
Views: 6129

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:41 am   Subject: Re: Franken-Manx
Starting to pick the fly shit out of the manure. That is enough of that, and can be continued in the off road forum, but no more here.

I do not post in the off road forums because those guys will ...
  Topic: Franken-Manx
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 44
Views: 6129

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: Franken-Manx

What I learned in 2018 running of NORRA in my Puzzle Manx, is travel and shocks are needed to maintain the buggy. Not so much to win, but to survive. The current plan is shaping up to around 20 in ...
  Topic: Identify the Buggy!
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 559
Views: 240849

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Identify the Buggy!
Looks like a Meyers Manx SR2. But need a few more photos.
  Topic: VWs on Counting Cars (History Channel show)
joescoolcustoms

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Views: 46000

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:26 am   Subject: Re: VWs on Counting Cars (History Channel show)
SubaruGears is now cutting a Reverse Ring and Pinion for the Suby Automatic. Testing shows it is a very fast beast coupled to the Turbo ej25 engine.
  Topic: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
joescoolcustoms

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:05 pm   Subject: Re: #2000 - Let's see your Best Dune Buggy Picture
This my ride.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1960124.jpg

Very Nice!
  Topic: How would you address this front suspension issue
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 15
Views: 569

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:53 am   Subject: Re: How would you address this front suspension issue


How much should I be able to flex the suspension under my weight without shocks on it?

The buggy I am currently finishing, it has a full set top and bottom, staggered adjusters, and I weigh 240 ...
  Topic: How would you address this front suspension issue
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 15
Views: 569

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: How would you address this front suspension issue
I have run into a lot of poor quality Ball Joints in the past 5 years, which have been a root cause of stiff front BJ suspensions. I now "Break in" the ball joints after installation into t ...
  Topic: Yet another buggy build, here goes...........
joescoolcustoms

Replies: 214
Views: 42784

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:54 pm   Subject: Re: Yet another buggy build, here goes...........
That is a good looking chassis. Nicely done!
 
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