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  Topic: Who first installed 356 Motor in a VW
ruvwen

Replies: 35
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PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun May 03, 2020 3:15 pm   Subject: Re: Who first installed 356 Motor in a VW
My Hispano Aleman VW buggy, built in 1970, has a 356SC engine on top of other Porsche bits (741 dual-nose Porsche gearbox, 356 B brakes and wheels, 356 Koni absorbers, 911 swb gauges and 911 R Recaro ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:19 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Very nice project and result. I bet it is tons of fun! The tach is most likely from a 1970-'73 914. The red line is the key. 912 would be 6000. A 911 would be a min. of 6200. The 914 was 5600. ...
  Topic: BEST wheels for a buggy?
ruvwen

Replies: 240
Views: 176193

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:42 pm   Subject: Re: BEST wheels for a buggy?
Cooper Cobra's on widened original 356 wheels (not sure of the wheel width; the metal man made them to fit with the size of the tyres); tyres are 215/65R15 in the front and some chunky 255/70R15 in th ...
  Topic: Wheel/tire questions please help, buying next week
ruvwen

Replies: 12
Views: 820

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Wheel/tire questions please help, buying next week
Cooper Cobra's on widened original 356 wheels (not sure of the wheel width; the metal man made them to fit with the size of the tyres); tyres are 215/65R15 in the front and some chunky 255/70R15 in th ...
  Topic: Sonauto engine badge location on a 52
ruvwen

Replies: 0
Views: 343

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:20 am   Subject: Sonauto engine badge location on a 52
Gentlemen, I am looking for owners of Sonauto-delivered 1952-53 cars to get more input data on the right location of the Sonauto engine badges (including info on oil recommendations).

Newer cars ha ...
  Topic: Help me identify these Recaro seats
ruvwen

Replies: 32
Views: 3059

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Help me identify these Recaro seats
Great to hear Ruvwen! They look perfect in there especially with that rear seat.

definitely one of the coolest buggies I've ever seen. If i could only do one thing to it, I'd put in an Empi riversi ...
  Topic: Help me identify these Recaro seats
ruvwen

Replies: 32
Views: 3059

PostForum: Porsche - 911/912/914   Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:24 am   Subject: Re: Help me identify these Recaro seats
So in the end I opted for leaving them in the car they belong since 1970! Smile Smile

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1970684.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1970685.jpg

http ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:12 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
A friend of mine made this nice pic of the car and thought I would share it here. Hope you like it as much as I do

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1999587.jpg
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy

Have already driven some 600-700km with it and it is really fun to drive. I was actually expecting more performance out of the Porsche engine, but I can imagine the massive rear tyres with their 85 ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Great build, so many nice details.

Thanks Andy!
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:39 am   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
And these are the pictures of the more or less finished car. Still a few details to sort out, but the car is pretty much ready

Have already driven some 600-700km with it and it is really fun to dri ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:55 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Front seats back in the car...

According to the experts these are authentic Recaro 911R seats which makes perfect sense given the builder and first owner of the car
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/for ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:11 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Installing back all the Porsche (912?, 914?) gauges and a period correct Blaupunkt radio

For the time being and while I restore the original steering wheel I have installed a Grant steering wheel w ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:19 am   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Did you include a photo and mention what appears to be the four small holes on the back side of the panel just above the rear lifting block]

Yes I did mention that
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Are you going to put a Manx 2 badge on it or Hispano Aleman?

Hispano Aleman

I contacted the Meyers Manx registry as you suggested, and sent them some pics, including the lifting blocks. To my su ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:31 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Some pics of the badges restoration process

As you can see the Hispano Aleman badge is heavily inspired by the Porsche badge. Being Ben Heiderich the Spanish Porsche importer that makes sense. He w ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:04 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
some more update pics

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959677.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959675.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959676.jpg

https://ww ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:52 am   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
body installation onto the chassis

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959062.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959061.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1959060.jpg
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:50 am   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
I really admire the way they removed the frame horns and reinstalled them outward, inverted and above, to accommodate/suspend the Porsche transaxle. I can't remember seeing that done before, clever. ...
  Topic: Porsche powered beach Buggy
ruvwen

Replies: 55
Views: 6256

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:44 pm   Subject: Re: Porsche powered beach Buggy
Some more photos now with the 4 wheels on

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1957494.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1957497.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/19574 ...
 
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