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Old 31st August 2012, 12:33   #31
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I was also told by Monish that the Glasurit surface has got anit corrisive propertires. In a sense one do not require an Etch primer before applying this primer.
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Over the past 2 weeks, fitting work continued, but too many critical spares are missing and somehow made sure they land here at the right time, Thanks to Bullet_boy (Pankaj ) for the timely help

While the tinker got busy with fitting, it was time to start work on the upholstery, sadly the car owner decided to try someone out of my team, no issues, sent the car out to the upholstery guy, i just wish it comes back safely.
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While the tinker got busy with fitting
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Status Quo on the car after 2 months. Recently me and my mechanic were called upon to assess the car, and we could see NO Progress apart from some bits of wiring and 2 mirrors fitted on the car. Waited no further but took the Bug again under my wings to give it, Its wings

Wait for further updates here.
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Further work continues on the Beetle.

Lots of small stuff missing, yet to procure them.

Mainly the heart of this Bug arrived, the 2.4 litre with Dual 44 id Weber Carbs
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It had gone out for upholstery as per your post earlier. So when it came back there was no upholstery done either?
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It had gone out for upholstery as per your post earlier. So when it came back there was no upholstery done either?
Nope.! Well the car is here now and is ready to fly soon, waiting for few crucial parts, should arrive in a day or two, in the meantime most of the mechanical work is nearing completion.
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Today an amazing achievement, The monstrous engine from CB PERFORMANCE,engines specifically built by Pat Downs. goes into the engine bay,

Engine Specs - 2180cc Turn Key Engine (150 HP) Blue Printed - Dyno Tested

1) 82 X 92 Universal Super Case, Welded #3 Cylinder
2) 82mm Forged Chromoly Crankshaft
3) Forged Chromoly Uni-Tech Connecting Rods
4) Forged Chromoly Light Weight Flywheel
5) Manton Chromoly Push Rods. .035 wall thickness
6) 92mm Mahle Piston/Cylinder Kit
7) #2246 Camshaft 308 duration x 410 lift at cam
8) 1.1 Ratio Rocker Arms w/ swivel feet adjusters
9) Hardened Rocker Shafts
10) Billet Distributor Clamp
11) 044 Heads 40 X 35.5 Stainless Steel Valves,
12) Single Hi-Rev Springs, Chromoly Retainers
13) Stage 1 Kennedy Pressure Plate w/200mm Daycon Disc
14) Bosch 009 Distributor
15) Dual 44 IDF Weber Carb Kit with CB Hexbar Linkage
16) Doghouse Fan Shroud withBosch Alternator
17) 26mm Keyed Oil Pump
18) Degreed Crank Pulley
19) Chromoly 8mm Head Studs
20) 94mm Teflon wrist pin buttons
21) Windage Tubes
22) Rotary Fuel Pump with pressure control
23) 8.5:1 Compression
24) External oil filter
25) External Oil Cooler

Plumbing for external oil filter and oil cooler being done, hoping to get the engine started in a couple of days.
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Engine Specs - 2180cc Turn Key Engine (150 HP) Blue Printed - Dyno Tested
My goodness, with the light kerb weight of this car, the Beetle will practically FLY. Back of the envelope calculations show a power to weight that's better than even the Laura TSI & some 30 lakh Germans Congrats Pavan.

What gearbox will you use? Brake upgrade?
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My goodness, with the light kerb weight of this car, the Beetle will practically FLY. Back of the envelope calculations show a power to weight that's better than even the Laura TSI & some 30 lakh Germans Congrats Pavan.

What gearbox will you use? Brake upgrade?

The VW Gearbox during the 67 - 74 were better , later went back to the pre-66 era one's. This car is a post 66 model, so the gearbox by default comes with better gear-ratios to handle powerful engines.

Brake upgrades are as follows

1) Heavy Duty Dual Circuit Master cylinder
2) Stock drum brakes at the rear
3) Disc brake conversion kit at the front

Presently i am choosing the type of Alloys that will go well with the car, hopefully i might get down EMPI's or from FUCH's.
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The VW Gearbox during the 67 - 74 were better , later went back to the pre-66 era one's. This car is a post 66 model, so the gearbox by default comes with better gear-ratios to handle powerful engines.

Brake upgrades are as follows

1) Heavy Duty Dual Circuit Master cylinder
2) Stock drum brakes at the rear
3) Disc brake conversion kit at the front

Presently i am choosing the type of Alloys that will go well with the car, hopefully i might get down EMPI's or from FUCH's.
Awesome to see some high performance air-cooled VW's in India finally

My suggestion for the wheels is either BRM's or the Porsche-style Fuchs for a proper Cal-Look car!.
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Awesome to see some high performance air-cooled VW's in India finally

My suggestion for the wheels is either BRM's or the Porsche-style Fuchs for a proper Cal-Look car!.
Fully agree, Onus goes to my friend who is going around doing such mods

Wheels are being discussed, should come in a few days time. FUCH's it might be

Meanwhile, few updates :

The External oil-cooler plumbing done using Hydraulic pipes from JCB.

New wheel bearings and disc brakes fitted

Brand new Fuel tank arrived

Short shifter fitted.

CHEAP Shanco Delux wiring done presently will be thrown out and will make way for FINOLEX wiring loom.( was done by some idiot at the earlier workshop) Will be Re-Done.

Hopeful to fire the Engine today, just waiting for the oil-filter and oil-cooler to be fitted.
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Project is building up very nicely . I know how hard it is to source the parts. What sound proofing martial have you used , I don’t think its Dynamat, Please give some details about it.
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Tappets - CHECK
Timing - CHECK
Carb balancing - CHECK
Fuel pump - CHECK

Merry Christmas to all,enjoy the 150 hp monster

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Tappets - CHECK
Timing - CHECK
Carb balancing - CHECK
Fuel pump - CHECK

Merry Christmas to all,enjoy the 150 hp monster
Sounds awesome

But, why is the rear engine tin missing? The hot air from under the engine should not come back into the engine bay. Make sure this piece and the rubber engine compartment seal are in place.

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