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  • Pete
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    I drove this to work today.  Normally that would not be worthy of a post but after the last month of chasing an oil leak, pulling engine, reinstalling, pulling AGAIN and reinstalling, and literally breaking my back in the process, it’s nice to drive this again.

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    Franz
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    So what was the oil leak?

    Usually if a VW isn’t leaking oil, it is because it’s empty. 😉

    Pete
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    So what was the oil leak? Usually if a VW isn’t leaking oil, it is because it’s empty. 😉

    Seems to be from two spots – between the crank and flywheel, through dowel pin, and possible from one of the galley plugs.  Put in a new crank/flywheel gasket and lightly coated both sides of it with Loctite 515 Flange Sealant, also put some around the base of the dowel pins on the crank end.  Installed FW, tightened down, then removed gland nut and put RTV on each dowel end, then reinstalled gland nut and torqued to spec.  For galley plug installed new one and coated it with Loctite 640 high-strength sleeve retainer.

    The second engine pull was because I tried the Kennedy Engineered 180mm race clutch….and that didn’t seem to work well at all, so back out and went with the ol’ Sachs.

    Joe R. was incredibly helpful throughout the process.

    Pat K
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    Way to knock it out Pete. Back on the road for some nice spring drives!

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    Speaking of spring drives, I’m going to do Erik’s fan shroud this week.BAFB99C4-9D89-4F7A-B788-D59D468441F9

    Pete
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    Erik is going to be thrilled to see that^^^

    A while back I replaced my brake light switch with a new Hella unit.  It’s worked well but lately has been sporadic.  Tired of relying on hydraulic pressure to activate brake lights.

    I ordered this switch at the link below and I installed yesterday….it’s freaking awesome.  Once the pedal is pushed off of the switch lever the lights are activated…takes maybe a 1/2″ of pedal movement.  All bolt on, don’t need to do anything with existing switch wiring.  I’d highly recommend it for ’58 and up type I’s.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2140061

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    Now it’s ready to drive to NC in a couple weeks!

    Pete
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    Now it’s ready to drive to NC in a couple weeks!

    Possibly.  Which event on Saturday is the one to do?  Not sure about Farmington on Sunday.

    Pete
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    From earlier today at Cars on Kiawah.  Nice event.

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    Franz
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    That car always looks good.😎

    mdubg
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    Well done Pete!

    WAY2COOL
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    awesome Pete….you’ve taken it to the next level..

    Top Shelf !!

    KIM

    John Jones
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    Car looks awesome Pete!!!

    Franz
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    I’m posting this Porsche linkage info here so that next time I have a good reference on location and modifications.

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    Pete
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    Nice…you’ve created a monster.  Let the pilfering of 356 linkages begin lol. 🙂

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