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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2018 1:49 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Thanks for the tip. This is great. I was looking at some of my old crusty parts with corrosion and paint over-spray thinking what on earth am I going to do with these?!
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:16 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Went to a local pub holding a small "Pride & Joy" car show this afternoon.

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I parked next to my friend's 1963 356c and another car parked the other side of me. So here's the not too difficult fun question...

1986 Ford Escort Cabriolet, 1958 Karmann Ghia Coupe, 1963 Porsche 356c.
So what links all three?
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

....I don't think the backdrop for that photo is up to your standards for "Betty" but it looks like a fun show anyway....I don't know for sure what links the three cars, but I would imagine that the house of Karmann has something to do with it....
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

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....I don't think the backdrop for that photo is up to your standards for "Betty" but it looks like a fun show anyway....I don't know for sure what links the three cars, but I would imagine that the house of Karmann has something to do with it....


Laughing Backdrop is the children's play garden. Could you be more specific about your suggestion John. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
calexican wrote:
....I don't think the backdrop for that photo is up to your standards for "Betty" but it looks like a fun show anyway....I don't know for sure what links the three cars, but I would imagine that the house of Karmann has something to do with it....


:lol: Backdrop is the children's play garden. Could you be more specific about your suggestion John. ;)


I think John is right about the Karmann connection but I have a question: Is the Porsche a '63 or a '61, '62.

The "Karmann" hardtop 356 was a '61 or '62, I thought. Perhaps carried through on the '63?
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

kiwighia68 wrote:
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calexican wrote:
....I don't think the backdrop for that photo is up to your standards for "Betty" but it looks like a fun show anyway....I don't know for sure what links the three cars, but I would imagine that the house of Karmann has something to do with it....


Laughing Backdrop is the children's play garden. Could you be more specific about your suggestion John. Wink


I think John is right about the Karmann connection but I have a question: Is the Porsche a '63 or a '61, '62.

The "Karmann" hardtop 356 was a '61 or '62, I thought. Perhaps carried through on the '63?


Yes it's a '63...the last 356c was 1965 I believe. Yes John is correct...the specifics are all three were built in the same factory, the Karmann factory, Osnabrück. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:32 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
kiwighia68 wrote:
John Moxon wrote:
calexican wrote:
....I don't think the backdrop for that photo is up to your standards for "Betty" but it looks like a fun show anyway....I don't know for sure what links the three cars, but I would imagine that the house of Karmann has something to do with it....


Laughing Backdrop is the children's play garden. Could you be more specific about your suggestion John. Wink


I think John is right about the Karmann connection but I have a question: Is the Porsche a '63 or a '61, '62.

The "Karmann" hardtop 356 was a '61 or '62, I thought. Perhaps carried through on the '63?


Yes it's a '63...the last 356c was 1965 I believe. Yes John is correct...the specifics are all three were built in the same factory, the Karmann factory, Osnabrück. Smile

If only you could come and drag the beater/parts status 1996 Audi Cabriolet from my driveway, you could have yet another car built in that very same factory.
(... and I wouldn't have to park my DD a 0.5 mile 12 minute walk away because getting rid of that Audi would free up a spot in my driveway!)
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:58 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Why don't you just donate it to one of the veteran organizations or karsforkids.com You get a tax write off and an empty place for your daily.
Just a thought.
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 5:42 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Drove mine (new to me) for the first time yesterday; Off to get an inspection sticker, mechanical look over today.

Update: Needs a steering coupler to pass...so I clay barred and waxed it instead.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Tore down the old 1915 and here are some interesting problems I found:


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The oil pump had worn a groove in the cam gear(or vise versa)


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The distributor rotor tang was non existent


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The pistons were in the wrong orientation

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The distributor shaft showing wear too.

It was also very difficult to turn over by hand. Turned out the main bearings were about to seize. Probably because the oil pump was so screwed up.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Also repainted the deck.


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Also got my Kafer bar installed. What a bitch that was. I had to modify the triangle brackets as the angles were off by about 4 degrees for the pivot arm bars to line up without stress. 6 mounting points in two days? Par for the course I suppose



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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

^^^ Progress is progress, even when it's slow. Good work.
Thanks for reminding me to fit my Kafer brace BEFORE I put the body back on the pan.

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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Nothing special: Just refitted the original dealer-installed radio. (Yanase was the importer of VW in Yokohama.) I had to do a slight restoration of the plate.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

A drive down scary narrow country lanes to take a drink at a Hampshire pub this afternoon.

My wife Jacqui likes the feel of the driver's seat but doesn't drive...

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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

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A drive down scary narrow country lanes to take a drink at a Hampshire pub this afternoon.

My wife Jacqui likes the feel of the driver's seat but doesn't drive...

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Luv the car, the pose and your photographers eye.
Nice Share. Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

jeffrey8164 wrote:
John Moxon wrote:
A drive down scary narrow country lanes to take a drink at a Hampshire pub this afternoon.

My wife Jacqui likes the feel of the driver's seat but doesn't drive...

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Luv the car, the pose and your photographers eye.
Nice Share. Thanks

There's a wife? Shocked


Based on the first 500 photos you've posted here, I was under the impression that your beautiful Karmann Ghia was the only love of your life.

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

Evil_Fiz wrote:
Thanks for reminding me to fit my Kafer brace BEFORE I put the body back on the pan.


Not sure you can do that because the bar goes through the holes in the body
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

kiwighia68 wrote:
Nothing special: Just refitted the original dealer-installed radio. (Yanase was the importer of VW in Yokohama.) I had to do a slight restoration of the plate.

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I did the same. Found this radio from a 50’s Porsche in the classifieds, sold as a non working radio, I managed to get the knobs working again, replaced a broken tube, and it turns on now, the light is on and it hums, but no music....yet.... I think it might just need to be grounded properly... I think it looks great in this car. The original radio worked up until a few years ago when the on off switch permanently broke...

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: What did you do to your ghia this week? Reply with quote

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Nothing special: Just refitted the original dealer-installed radio. (Yanase was the importer of VW in Yokohama.) I had to do a slight restoration of the plate...]


I did the same. Found this radio from a 50’s Porsche in the classifieds, sold as a non working radio, I managed to get the knobs working again, replaced a broken tube, and it turns on now, the light is on and it hums, but no music....yet.... I think it might just need to be grounded properly... I think it looks great in this car. The original radio worked up until a few years ago when the on off switch permanently broke...

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Very nice. I'm waiting for a "quiet exhaust" from Vintage Speed and only after fitting it will I be at the point where I can find a way to play your music in my car.
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