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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like there is a much better way to hold the pads in. But that bolt got lost on the trail.

Robbie's gopro almost went with it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you Locktite it? Maybe a lock washer would have helped.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both would have helped, but I'm throwing in the towel on that kit. Too much bad Ju-Ju. The ride side rotor was pretty warped too, but they both had enough meat on them to get turned to be true. They're 13mm thick, I don't know what the limit is for how low you can go.

For now, drum rebuild.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That pin has no load on it. So as BD posted as little as a Clevis pin held in place with a clip will work.
Either the bolt failed do to a defect in the material or over tightening.
Or the Nylon insert reached its fail temp.

If that is a nyloc nut? Not the best choice for the application.
Quote US Fasteners
"THERMAL PROPERTIES Most nylon insert lock nuts are manufactured from
Zytel 101 which has an effective temperature range up to 250 F.
Zytel 103 has a higher effective range to 350 F"

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Throw the nut and bolt in the oven and see what temp the nut fails.

What did VVD have to say?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Throw the nut and bolt in the oven and see what temp the nut fails.


I'm going to do this for science. VVD hasn't said anything yet because I need to get all my stuff together to give them a nice report.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Or the Nylon insert reached its fail temp.

That's what I'm thinking, but even the molten nylon would provide some sort of friction to prevent the total loss of the nut one would assume........ (never driven with Brian, if his style is close to Stu's all bets are off Surprised Wink Laughing )
Is it possible the warped rotor was present beforehand and the constant pad movement sawed through the single bolt?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, the road we were on was basically a washboard. Like you'll see from the videos, that I'm working on downloading, that it was just constant vibration. I'm surprised nothing else fell off.

And yea, I've been told my driving is a little "harsh." Every time I go over a speed bump, robbie always says "poor car..."
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nah, the road we were on was basically a washboard.


If you where feeling them, you where going to slow. The best way to handle washboard is to drive over the top.
I think they should give you new products for R&D Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pretty weak if it can't handle a little washboard action IMO, build for the worst and hope it never happens, I guess those brakes are really just meant for Saturday night ice cream runs in town and a little chest beating ammunition when you arrive?

I doubt you'll ever see any real testing reports in the magazines that run thier ads aside from "I got extra sprinkles and the Chevy guys were impressed".

I never saw the original ad, were they touted as some real deal offroad item?, or more geared towards the useless bling crowd?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I remember when you got those brakes and we're stoked b/c you could stop fast enough in the SoCal traffic. So I'd try to get VVD to warranty the bad caliper, rotor and pads. Reinstall the new parts with a better retaining bolt/pin, lots of options with that.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Tcash wrote:

Or the Nylon insert reached its fail temp.

That's what I'm thinking, but even the molten nylon would provide some sort of friction to prevent the total loss of the nut one would assume........ (never driven with Brian, if his style is close to Stu's all bets are off Surprised Wink Laughing )
Is it possible the warped rotor was present beforehand and the constant pad movement sawed through the single bolt?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man, wait until you drive with me. I don't get stuck in the sand Wink jk, Stu we need to go hoon around.

I'm going to see what VVD says, they don't offer refunds but this is just ridiculous.

Yea, I don't think these brakes were intended to be strong. Latest Rage is the off brand EMPI
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2015 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That little diner has/had great Chili. In the winter we used to use Mt Palomar for some of our brake fade/recovery testing, summer was Laurel Hill in PA.

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The calipers we manufacture use pins and clips to retain the pads.

Sample picture of some reman Tacoma calipers. I work for the OE that supplies Toyota in production.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

Hi all,

This would be my first post after lurking for some time now.... but why make my first post on this particular thread you ask?

Well I've crossed into the darkside and ended up purchasing this single cab from Brian last weekend. Its my first ever VW and despite originally being from Pasadena, CA I drove this beauty North, along I-5 until I reached my home away from home in Sacramento. I have aspirations to continue working on it, make memories, and meet some cool people along the way (i'll buy the beers).

So, hello! and I look forward to crossing paths with some of you all along the way.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

Welcome, enjoy the SC!
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

How did it pull through the grapevine?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2016 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

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How did it pull through the grapevine?


I didn't see him broken down on the side of the highway later that day, so I bet it just pulled it fast and loud like every other hill it's ever seen... Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

I was a bit nervous when I finally reached it, and after being stuck behind a big rid I decided to see what the truck had when trying to pass one up. To my surprise it coasted up the mountain without a problem, scariest part was the gusts of wind that hit every once in a while.

Trouble now is getting it to idle without it dying, it was happening on the drive up, felt like it wanted to die when pulling in for gas or at a stop sign, but since I was on the highway most of the time I didn't notice much. Had a chance to mess with it today and still not able to keep it on, lots of pops and high pitched hissing pops as well. At higher RPMs it sounds fine but not sure where to start.

Any ideas? Vacuum leak? Something loose? Carbs? I went through the thread in search of clues but maybe someone has something I can go off of. I'll be damned if I take it to a shop, I can do this.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2016 6:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 68 Single cab revival Reply with quote

Check to see if the cap on the vacuum port of the carb on the left side came off. Also the distributor might need to be timed a little higher, check the dwell on it because I'm not sure about the condition of the points. The pops might be from the base of the manifold, spray some carb cleaner around the carbs while it's idling. The fart noises seem to be normal, but I did battle an exhaust leak at the muffler flange.

Did that squeaking noise go away?
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