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dan.mastroParticipantNovember 27, 2022 at 8:35 pmPost count: 28
The 65 is really coming along! It is looking great!! I am glad we are going with more batteries as I do intend to drive this car more than the 57. Stance looks great and I agree that we need to explore tucking the front tire/rim in a little more.
Great work as always!
Dan M.dan.mastroParticipantJuly 14, 2022 at 8:20 pmPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantJuly 9, 2022 at 12:32 pmPost count: 28
Unbelievable work Franz!! Shaking my head at your incredible work! Be sure to take a lot of pictures as this build is certainly article worthy. I don’t get excited much, but this project is starting to get the heart racing. (in a good way!) Looking forward to next steps….dan.mastroParticipantMarch 29, 2021 at 10:59 amPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantMarch 23, 2021 at 10:02 amPost count: 28
Great find! What you suggested is really nice and checks all the boxes. I am not sure I am willing to spend 10K plus on rims and then the cost to ship them from the UK. They state that they lose money on building these rims so not sure how much discounting that they would be willing to do. Webpage header states 6.5 and 7.5, but then the description states 5.5 & 6.5. It is probably worth asking them for confirmation, pricing for four of them and what they can do with offsets, etc. Franz, can you talk with them? I know we don’t have the brakes figured out yet, but I think it is safe to assume that we will be doing the 5×130 lug pattern.
Thanks again Pat!
Dan M.dan.mastroParticipantMarch 23, 2021 at 7:30 amPost count: 28
John looking down staring at the Tesla motor is priceless!
I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy. I am thrilled that the EV items have arrived so that the KCW folks can continue their magic and the transformation.
Still looking for a 16″ rim. I am trying to update/modernize the Fuchs rim look, but am not interested in thin profile tires. I would prefer a soft ride and to keep my kidneys intact. This is why nothing larger than a 16″ rim. BBS rims are very nice, but I was hoping to have a more open spoke profile. If I had to make the decision today, we would go with a variation of the Porsche cup rim.dan.mastroParticipantOctober 15, 2020 at 7:11 pmPost count: 28
Thanks for the reach out. The 57 has been mostly sitting pristine in the garage.
I have had it out a few times, it starts and runs like a dream, mission accomplished on getting it running really well. And Franz tells me the EFI system is still set in a closed loop so not learning or adapting. The big changes in the EFI upgrade are the adjustment for altitude and the cold start circuitry. I am scheduled to get it inspected this upcoming week and hope to cover some miles shortly thereafter. Thanks again for asking…dan.mastroParticipantOctober 15, 2020 at 6:54 pmPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantSeptember 2, 2020 at 7:25 pmPost count: 28
Guys, the 65 is looking great! Sorry for the lack of posting, but work is kicking my butt these days. Good to see John put in some billable hours before he hit a full year. 🙂 Kidding aside, things are progressing quickly. I am sure things will slow down when we get to “electrification.”
As for the color, I am still leaning toward Silver, but could be convinced to look at other colors. For those wondering, the large tail lights have been on the car since my dad bought the car in the early eighties.
Franz, I have a co-worker whose friend races electric cars. I could put you in touch with him if you want to double check on what EV is putting together for the 65.
Crap, I need to get back to work. I will try to check in more often, I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.dan.mastroParticipantJuly 29, 2020 at 1:21 pmPost count: 28
Pat, That is some serious metal magic there! Looking good. I see your questions about the bumper overrider supports. I am inclined to weld up the holes, but struggling on what to do for a bumper. I doubt the bumpers are going to help much in an accident so perhaps we can still put the overriders on, but without a overrider support. I recall seeing buses done this way. I will do some Internet searching to see what is out there. If anyone has a suggestion, let me know. Thrilled by the progress!
John, I know you asked about color. You were instrumental on the selection of the 57 and were spot on with your suggestion. I was thinking a silver for the 65, your thoughts?dan.mastroParticipantJuly 21, 2020 at 7:43 amPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantJuly 21, 2020 at 7:39 amPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantJuly 8, 2020 at 12:00 pmPost count: 28
Willy, thank you for the recommendation. I used them initially for the 57, but they damaged the fender on transporting it back to me. They gave me quite the hassle taking responsibility for the damaged fender. They only caved when they were shown a picture of the 57 going into the trailer at KCW with no fender damage and another picture coming out of the trailer at my home with fender damage. I have tried others since and they have been less than stellar. I will circle back with Intercity Lines, thanks again.dan.mastroParticipantJuly 8, 2020 at 11:38 amPost count: 28dan.mastroParticipantJune 30, 2020 at 9:20 amPost count: 28
Pat, metal work is looking great! Thank you!
I know the thought of electric has shocked (no pun intended) many of you. I am not thinking of going electric for environmental or other worldly concerns. Like it or not, electric is the future motive power of all vehicles. I can’t think of a better car than our air cooled vehicles to adapt to this change. Real performance and a reasonable driving range are both obtainable now with electric and only improving every few months. Stay tuned, as we are only exploring the option for now.
In short, who better than KCW to marry the best of what our air cooled vehicles have to offer with modern day motive power? I guess for some, a Subi swap isn’t so bad now. 🙂