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  • sidehill
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    I recently bought a 73 Class 11 look-alike and one of your group told me I could bring it in for some work in a few weeks.  I didn’t catch his name but he was tall, 30 something, with curly hair I think.  I was thinking of bringing it in between Christmas and Jan 3 if that will work.

    Most critical perhaps would be valves adjusted, and general tuneup.

    Secondly, I have some tears starting on the CV boots so would like them all replaced.  I was told the CV’s are 944’s and they measure 100mm, but I have not been able to find boots online.  Should I keep looking or do you have a source.

    Thirdly I’d like the dual spring plates notched.  Currently the torsion bars are cranked up and the spring plates are sitting on the stops.  Zero up travel and horrible ride.  Front is a German beam with SAW adjusters but I’m not sure where it is set.  From my Autocad design I think I could notch the spring plates 9/16 of an inch.  The FOA nitrogen shocks do have enough travel.

    Will you guys notch the spring plates or do I need to do it myself.

    Also, when should I bring it in?

    Thanks

    Steve Lappin

    Franz
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    Steve that was me you talked to. Jan 1st or later should be fine.

    With 100mm CV joints, I don’t think you want to notch the spring plates much or any. They’ll pop, bind, and break. We could do a tiny notch to let the suspension fall-out some.

    The 100mm cv joints and boots would come from a 68-79 bus or transporter. I have some.

    sidehill
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    Steve that was me you talked to. Jan 1st or later should be fine. With 100mm CV joints, I don’t think you want to notch the spring plates much or any. They’ll pop, bind, and break. We could do a tiny notch to let the suspension fall-out some. The 100mm cv joints and boots would come from a 68-79 bus or transporter. I have some.

    Thanks Franz.  I’ll go with what you advise. It has pretty good clearance as is but definately needs some up travel.  As is, sitting on the stops it is unbearable to drive and I couldn’t imagine taking it off pavement, which is the whole reason I bought it.  Axle angle right now is 14 degrees. Per blindchickenracing.com my 944 CV’s should go to 22 degrees, which is how I calculated a 9/16 notch.

    I’ll also need some advice on how to get more torque off the line. As is it barely climbs a mild garage ramp.  Maybe it’s just the timing or something simple.  Someone suggested a different distributor.

    I’ll bring it in Jan. 2.

    Thanks

    Steve

    Rustabus
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    Lucky that you found KCW!!!! They’ve got this!!!!!!! 🙂

    John Jones
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    We are not scheduling any work in January,.. we will be busy at BBB, an Auction, and wuickly after wards to Shasta snow trip… Check back in March!!! 😎

    sidehill
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    John

    Are you saying I should disregard what Franz said about bringing my vw in around Jan 1?

    John Jones
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    No sir… Just saying were always busy as shit and the best way to get your shit fixed by us is, Bring it!!!!!!  😎

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