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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:25 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Hi Lars,

really cool hearing again from you! Keep the good work and keep us updated, we love your project!

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Hi Ian, Thanks!

If you check out all previous pics and read my comments you will find all the plates and bars I added. Two plates are to stiffen the sway bar mounts.

I think I have covered all the forces that will be transferred from the A-arms and steering rack into the bulk head. No weight added, as I have taken out some sheet metal as well.

Much much stronger than before.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

I like the way you have stiffened the Mendeola front frame, I am just starting to make some pieces for mine.
The issue seems to be the possibility of the the upper arm mounts might move forward or back relative to the lower arm mounts.
I see you have triangulated with the square tube and created box sections between the front 2 plates.
Is there any more we can't see in the photos?
your work keeps me thinking about how to improve these cars. "thumbs up"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Jep! Exact copy of IDF bodies, except for the barly visible jet pockets.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Those look really cool. So they are set up to look like and mount like a regular Weber IDF but are actually fuel injectors? Interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:11 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Wow... it's been a year now Rolling Eyes

Very little progress during this time, but I will not complain... my family is healthy and we are dealing with these crazy times as good as we can.

I bought a small mill to support me in my projects... well the machine turned into a project by itself Laughing

Tranny is back from the builder and the pan back from welding. I am happy with the welds. The bulkhead turns out to be very solid now. I will share some pics below:

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I bought CSP vented brakes with wide 5:

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Was first worried, that they may not fit with my up-side-down steering knuckles idea... So I reamed them to fit the offset Golf/Rabbit knuckles and tried it out - and got lucky! Everything still works well.

I could not find a reamer with the correct taper so a good friend made me one from on old tap Cool Thank you!!!

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Finally I fulfilled myself a long time dream and bought throttle bodies that look like carburators with hidden injectors and sensor. I have been in contact with Jenvey on this for years. When they finally introduced them, I could not resist Rolling Eyes

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Now I am waiting for warmer weather to get going on the chassis again.

Cheers and stay healthy!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:43 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

TRS63 wrote:

What is getting welded on the chassis?

Antoine


Hi Antoine, The bulkhead and the reinforcement sheets where only tac welded in place. I have someone welding it all up.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:47 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Yes, things are moving forward!
What is getting welded on the chassis?
Looking forward to the future development here!

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

crocteau wrote:
halbug wrote:
During the holydays I spent some more time on the aluminum cylinders...
I may have overlooked the details Embarassed; will these be akin to nickies™? (https://lnengineering.com/products/aircooled-cylinders-pistons/vw-type-1.html)


not really Cool - I would say they will be very akin to Porsche Nikasil. I have pretty radical ideas on these. I will open an own thread on the engine. First I need to find someone making them for me... The design is altmost ready.

But you caught my teaser Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

halbug wrote:
During the holydays I spent some more time on the aluminum cylinders...
I may have overlooked the details Embarassed; will these be akin to nickies™? (https://lnengineering.com/products/aircooled-cylinders-pistons/vw-type-1.html)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:19 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Trail assembled the rear end. It's very busy back there, between the trailing arms...

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I was searching spots to install all the parts for the transmission oiling/cooling as well for exhaust, rear brake calipers, heater tubes, the gas lines and the Käfer-Cup-Bar. I will have to address a lot of it again, when the body is fitted. Things are just too tight to guess. Either way, some brackets are already in the making.

The chassis went out to be professionally welded today Cool

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as always... very slow progress Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing you will have to lower your expectations - a lot!

Mine will be fast, practical driver Cool

Cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Cool! I’m envisioning a modern version of Rodbuster with this build
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Wow.

Epic build.

Love the details. Thanks for taking the time to document it here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Thank you!

I started a separate thread for the details of my transmission oiling and cooling...

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9251628#9251628

Just in case you are interested Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Happy to see some progress here Very Happy

Happy new year too!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

I got so many things going on Laughing

First of all a happy New Year to all of you reading!

During the holydays I spent some more time on the aluminum cylinders...
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I opened my Berg-5 transmission to modify some parts for improved oiling, as recommended by the Berg's.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:52 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

As usual, every thing well thought and carefully made, can't wait to see the next update!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Yup! That is the idea. First pan to body to make sure nothing moves anymore. Than seats to tracks, tracks to pan. The alu-spacer allows last adjustment...
So the idea Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia coming home Reply with quote

Please fit the seats first, I found that you don't want an "even plane". When I mounted the seats (Miata) in my car, I found that the front of the seat needed to be at least 1.5" higher than the rear or I was only sitting on my tail bone which became uncomfortable quickly.
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