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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Yesterday 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Put in many more hours wiring today. Moving, adjusting, etc. to get everything tidy and ready for loom. I *should* be able to start this thing as it sits, just power the ignition wire and touch the st ...
  Topic: New classic manx #93
sailtexas186548

Replies: 61
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Yesterday 3:55 pm   Subject: Re: New classic manx #93
Those gauges are bad ass
  Topic: Speaker locations
sailtexas186548

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Yesterday 4:25 am   Subject: Speaker locations
Please post pictures of speak locations, sound bars, pods, etc. in a fiberglass Manx style buggy. Preferable newer setups using current technology.

I have searched the forum and the web, but haven’ ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat May 15, 2021 6:56 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Lots of wiring progress today, mounted the bus bars, fuse boxes, relays, etc And started pulling wire.

I ended up adding a couple extra fan relays, this harness has two but I have three fans. I con ...
  Topic: Bad Bug
sailtexas186548

Replies: 145
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: Bad Bug
1st trick to getting the circlip on the bushing is to take the shift rod out. Put the ring on the bushing before inserting the bushing into the bracket. The ring goes on the end of the bushing towards ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu May 13, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Much better:

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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed May 12, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Harness and power/ground pass through is all ready to go, just waiting on some black filament so I can reprint in black, not a fan of the red.


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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue May 11, 2021 7:15 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
I completed the plugs for the switches, took quite a few attempts to get the tolerances right. This should really clean up the dash wiring.

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  Topic: Shortening a shift rod for a Dune Buggy
sailtexas186548

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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon May 10, 2021 6:55 pm   Subject: Re: Shortening a shift rod for a Dune Buggy
I used an aftermarket shift rod that is totally straight, it shifts fine
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun May 09, 2021 7:44 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
I Have been mocking up the wiring, sourcing some extra fan relays, drawing wiring diagrams, printing connectors, etc. nothing picture worthy

I did finally weld the battery mount on:

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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat May 01, 2021 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
I know this stuff is boring but the little details are important

Made a battery tray, paint is drying overnight I will weld it to the bumper tube tomorrow.

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  Topic: Project front shocks and brakes question.
sailtexas186548

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:30 am   Subject: Re: Project front shocks and brakes question.
I installed adjuster’s in both the top and bottom, And set them so in the max up position the suspension is the same as stock. I can lower them both from there. I’m using it to tune my suspension, try ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Lined some worm gear hose clamps with silicone and secured the radiator hoses:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2173528.jpg
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Mounted th ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Apr 27, 2021 5:24 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Finally found what I needed for the radiator lines

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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
Views: 5067

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:46 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Still taking care of the little details, steering wheel is lined up straight, crank case breather hooked up, dash switches mounted, etc


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  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 6:20 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Finished up the panel for the dash switches, starter, ignition/fuel “run”, low beams, high beams, and dash lights. I could back light the letters and change the red to clear but the switch lights are ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
Views: 5067

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
I wish there were some sort of moisture trap for the vents on stuff like this and bikes too...perhaps somebody needs to make a decadent canister or something to catch the moisture...I put a fuel shut ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
Views: 5067

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:53 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
I very much approve of your gas tank vent lines. Many offroad racers struggle to understand it, both the why and the how. In fact, there have been many Tech Inspectors who don't understand it.

Look ...
  Topic: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
sailtexas186548

Replies: 102
Views: 5067

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:19 pm   Subject: Re: Manx II “2-Face” Ecotec IRS Bus 091
Rolled it outside so I could do a little cleanup in the shop. Here is a teaser pic, I will do a photo shoot and some videos once its finished and all the little things are trimed/aligned and it’s been ...
  Topic: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
sailtexas186548

Replies: 40
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:00 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Maxi Taxi timing issues/rpm/mph
Put a dial indicator through the spark plug hole and check the pulley alignment to TDC, then you will know for sure
 
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