Pete's 58 Lowlight Karmann Ghia

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  • John Jones
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    adult chicken pox… LOL….. 😎

    Scott Sain
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    Don’t need motivation, I need this constant headache to go away!

     

    I don’t think your wife would appreciate your name calling!

    JWDII
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    I am hoping this is just a cover up to keep it unseen till the big reveal at the Farm in a Couple weeks! 🙏

    Pete
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    Don’t need motivation, I need this constant headache to go away!

    I don’t think your wife would appreciate your name calling!

    Psssh…..my wife is awesome!

    I am hoping this is just a cover up to keep it unseen till the big reveal at the Farm in a Couple weeks! 🙏

    I hope it’s driving by this weekend.  Today is going to be a long day, but Tuesday evening is looking good to do work.  Germanaire in November is more likely.

     

    Scott Sain
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    WAY2COOL
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    Hey Scott….talking about events and not wishing to highjack Pete’s thread…..

    I was fortunate last night to see a great young Charleston duo ,Sally and George,at a local gig here in Perth.They are currently touring Australia.

    George [Joel Timmons ] was telling me after the show that he knows of you …and obviously Plane Jane through your local music scene.

    He thinks you may have played in a band with his sister.

    He also played with the Sol Driven Train for some years.

    Small world !!!

    back to Pete’s  Ghia………….

    KIM

    Pete
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    Small world.  I’m not familiar with the Sally and George duo but Sol Driven Train has been around town for years and put on great live shows.

    The Ghia….I’ve been trying my best to disassemble as little as possible to get this engine in, with no luck, so tonight I’m pulling the shroud (as well as one of the intakes) to get it done.  I envy you bus folks with the removable aprons.

    BBWB
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    Pete wrote:

    The Ghia….I’ve been trying my best to disassemble as little as possible to get this engine in, with no luck, so tonight I’m pulling the shroud (as well as one of the intakes) to get it done.  I envy you bus folks with the removable aprons.

     

    Like putting a square peg in a round hole. I can feel your pain.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Franz
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    What? The 2 piece tin is’nt working?

    Do you have some 1/4″ drive wobble sockets?

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    Pete
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    What? The 2 piece tin is’nt working? Do you have some 1/4″ drive wobble sockets?

    Yes, I have the wobble sockets.  No problems removing carbs from manifolds…they’re off already.

    The two piece is not working, or I’m missing something.  The problem are the shroud bolts on each side by the intakes.  A wrench will fit in there to loosen them, but they won’t back out all of the way since they hit the manifold before doing so.  The two piece tin has dog ears on each side, so the bolt either has to come out completely, or the shroud has to move up with the bolts loosened (which how I guess you got it together) to slide the tin out.

    Am I overlooking something?  Before I put it back together I think I’m going to remove the dog ears on the #4 & #2 tins so that they can be moved out horizontally.

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    Franz
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    Its tight, but I think you should be able to rotate/bend the front tin out of the way.

    Bummer. Can’t say that I test disassembled it once it was fully assembled with carbs. I did grind a divot into the intake manifolds to make more room for that bolt.

    Pete
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    I’ve tried; it flexes some but is limited by the shroud and top of the cylinder head as to how much it will rotate.

    No big deal removing the shroud; some tin screws, generator strap, oil lines and a few spark plug wires.  In the end it’s probably the smarter way to do it; will require less twisting/turning of the engine while mating it to the trans and hopefully reduce the chances of me scratching all of this new paintwork on both the engine and the engine bay.  Also with the sump this engine is tall, and it’s a bit sketchy getting the rear end high enough to clear it….should be much easier without the shroud in the way.

    Scott Sain
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    If only a friend had a lift…

    Pete
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    Thanks Scott…..if the only difference between installing it fully assembled versus pulling it apart were a lift I’d definitely take you up on that.  I’d hate to haul it all over to your place only to have to do the same disassembly I’m going to do at home.  But if I strike out tonight I’ll let you know.

    Scott Sain
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    But if I strike out tonight I’ll let you know.

     

    Did the shingles clear up?

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