FranzParticipantAugust 11, 2021 at 7:50 pmPost count: 5403
Struggled with this one until the end. Fuel tank would read 1/4 when empty. Found the the tank vent had been deleted, and the tank went under vacuum crushing itself, causing the sender to sit lower than it normally would. Swapped in a tank and it’s all good.
Dialed in the ride height and aligned the front end. Ready to go.FranzParticipantAugust 12, 2021 at 10:06 pmPost count: 5403
Phalen’s beetle in for Weber windows and transaxle mounts.John JonesModeratorAugust 13, 2021 at 2:27 pmPost count: 12947
knockin em out, one awesome VW at a time… 😎
Never make someone a priority, that makes You and Option. 🤔🤔🤔🥲FranzParticipantAugust 13, 2021 at 8:29 pmPost count: 5403
Engine out, marked, measured, and cut some holes. Welded flanges on the cut outs, and will finish tomorrow with nut plates and everything.FranzParticipantAugust 13, 2021 at 8:46 pmPost count: 5403
Remember this car? We put a new fuel tank, fuel pump, and hoses on it to get it running awesome. Then Doug installed a stock interior and convertible top on it. I spent some time this week doing final detail, buffing, and painting wheels + new tires. Then delivered it back to Susann. She’s tried to drive it home to Carbondale (~100 miles) on 5 gallons of fuel and ran out about 5 miles from home… and I got a phone call….Sound like the fuel sender stuck on a 1/4 tank and she kept driving until it ran out. Bummer.FranzParticipantAugust 16, 2021 at 8:54 pmPost count: 5403
Finished those Weber windows for Phalen’s car…even put a felt seal on them.John JonesModeratorAugust 17, 2021 at 8:37 amPost count: 12947
Now he’s got Herbie in the house!!!! Looking at this car yesterday made me decide to put stock lights in my class 11… Just cause they look awesome… I might even put some cheap euro lenses in them to help complete the euro look…. Maybe I should hack some semi posts in too?
anyway… everyone loves Herbie!!
Never make someone a priority, that makes You and Option. 🤔🤔🤔🥲FranzParticipantAugust 17, 2021 at 8:42 pmPost count: 5403
Herbie has a loose flywheel resulting in elongated dowel pin holes on the crank and flywheel. 😕
I drilled the crank for 8 dowel using the 5004 Empi tool and found a good used 8 dowel flywheel to bolt on. Red loctite on the gland nut should prevent this problem from happening again.
Ready to re-install the engine tomorrow.John JonesModeratorAugust 18, 2021 at 8:26 amPost count: 12947
Always offering solutions… many other mechanic’s would have called it done and told em they needed a new crank… or just tightened it up and crossed fingers… Franz offered and completed a solid solution!!!!! 😎 😎
I get the feeling he wants to work on some resto stuff… 😎
Never make someone a priority, that makes You and Option. 🤔🤔🤔🥲OmarParticipantAugust 18, 2021 at 1:14 pmPost count: 97
If Herbie’s still there this afternoon, I’d love to bring Owen by to show it to him, he was in love with the other one you had out back last time he was at the shop!FranzParticipantAugust 18, 2021 at 9:13 pmPost count: 5403
Yeah Omar, come on down, Herbie will be here all day tomorrow.
I talked to Kevin (Herbie’s owner) this morning. About making the heater system functional, and upgrading the exhaust to match the dual Weber’s….So, I re-stacked all of the cooling tin with the correct pieces, a new fan shroud, re-routed the fuel hoses, and gave him a deal on a used Vintage Speed muffler. He had a bunch of janky hardware I replaced too.Pat KParticipantAugust 19, 2021 at 9:45 amPost count: 2933
Hell-of-a-save!!! Nice work Franz!
Herbie lives on!!!!
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantAugust 19, 2021 at 8:12 pmPost count: 5403
I torqued the heads and adjusted the valves on Herbie this morning…he had a pulled head stud on #4… I don’t know 🤷♂️, must be part of the magic. I ignored it and moved forward.
Checked transaxle oil, installed new engine bay seals, bolted the decklid on(was zip tied), used a 59- decklid spring to clear the 36hp style fan shroud, changed the fuel hose under the tank, installed a new throttle cable and bowden tube, and installed the engine with the correct heater box tube/mufflers. Ready for Weber’s and tuning tomorrow.
I’m not crazy about the aluminum backed sound deadener in the engine bay, but decided to leave it alone…maybe next time. I wonder if it will cause more heat in the engine bay?? Definitely turns every surface into a good place to short-out loose wires.
Audrey JonesModeratorAugust 20, 2021 at 8:54 amPost count: 1492
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