Front engined VW

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:27 am

Engine spacer.

An empty trans case with a straight through shaft.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:30 am

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And then a shifter for it.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:12 pm

So.....
End result is supposed to be 200+ hp in a motorcycle style frame.
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So whatcha think?
Is it a chopper or a hot rod?
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by budoka » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:16 am

DeathBySnuSnu wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:20 am
budoka wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:46 am
:bow-blue: :clap: :banana-wrench: :text-goodpost:
What....
No questions?
sure, just as soon as i finish putting my mind back together after having it blown!

the immediate thing that i want to look at and think about is that shifter. never thought about making a shifter from scratch. hmmmmm.

lots of stuff to think about here. i'll be back with those questions. you may regret getting me started, LOL.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:42 am

I thought of buying a buggy super shifter and modifying the snot out of it.
Mehhh....so why not just start from scratch.

My shifter is mounted to the top of engine case and sticks out the left side behind the knee.

All kind of foot shift linkage was imagined but I found I like to foot clutch and jockey shift it. Makes me giggle.

The old shifter was also hand made but sloppy and no reverse lock out.
The reverse lock out was the main problem with any store bought. I thought of getting one and making a mirror image.

Shift pattern bit it is sideways so 1st is up and forward left handed.

3. 1.
I -- I -- I
4. 2. R.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 7:53 am

And there it is mounted.
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Out the back and turn it around and back in.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:41 am

I like a motorcycle sized trike. More of a bike converted instead of a car converted.
Lots of one off hand made parts to make car parts fit and look like they belong.

Some more motorcycle parts.

The front end from earlier in the thread.
A drop pivot linked shocker.
All stainless steel.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:45 am

The pistols rocker on one side.
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Stainless swing arms and the cut down chrome buggy axle tubes.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:04 pm

How about stainless steel headers.

Nowhere to put a 4 into 1.
I have no under or over.
The only choice I could come up with is around.
I could have made a tri-y but it would be loooong and would not match the rpm capability of the engine.

So here is anti reversion can 4 into 2 split headers with correct phasing 1-3 And 2-4. The cans should help the cam pull down lower and reduce backflow up the intake from the 270 at .050 cam. It probably won't add to the top other than the tuned length.
Well.....that is the theory anyhow.
I doubt I will be able to tell the difference in a light vehicle.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:33 pm

Gas tank sealer came in on saturday....
But as usual I worked all weekend again.
Maybe later.
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So what does everybody else use when building a tank?

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by Dusty-Dave » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:29 am

I don't trust any tank liner anymore they can and do dump most anything in modern fuel and call it a proprietary detergent. There is no way the liner manufacturers can anticipate what the fuel companies are going to do. A few years ago there was some quickie mart fuel in the Iowa area that would melt powder coat and J B weld. I pressurize to 6 lbs and leave it submerged a few hours. If necessary I grind and re-weld. If you are dead set on liner afaik Red Coat is the only FAA approved sealer anymore.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:36 am

Well yes it will be pressure tested before the sealer.

I have had problems of very small weeping leaks on thin mild steel only that only show up years later. Stainless and aluminum don't seem to be a problem at all.

I had intended to do a flat piece stainless tank but after mock up I did not like it. Cut up a dirt bike tank then.

Going by reviews and research it is hard to judge about a liquid sealer.
Generalizing here....
About 80% negative
And 20% positive
That is for all brands including red coat and por 15.

Best guess is preparation.

Fuel mix and/or quality varies a lot here also.

It will be at least a few more days.
I will take your recommendation and research it out again before pulling the trigger.

I will say this.
I have never used the por15 gas tank sealer.
But I have used the paint and it is tough.
But then I am not smearing over the rust on a jeep chassis.
I am putting it on clean sand blasted industrial parts that are in corrosive or caustic situations.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by budoka » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:51 am

i've used the POR-15 tank sealer to good effect but like has already been said, it's impossible to predict what's gonna be in the gas 6 months or a year from now. worries me, too.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:34 pm

I have not been able to come up with any real difference in the sealers.....again.
The only thing that may be different is the 2 part epoxies.

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by Dusty-Dave » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:51 pm

Here is a note about this years gas from Cotten the owner of Liberty Cycle who immersion testes the local fuels in his area every yea. The term P4gas is his little joke Piss For Gas.
"I tested this years P4gas by blast-etching glass plates and them dabbing them with the usual POR-15, Caswells, some adhesives, and the various paints that I use.

It's not as bad as last years....

Caswell's turned gummy in 24 hours, but at least it didn't fall off in a sheet like POR-15.

Sealers are a liability with modern fuels."
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Casey jones is ready, watch your speed.
Trouble ahead, trouble behind,
And you know that notion just crossed my mind.

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