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  • Avatardan.mastro
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    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…

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    Such great pictures of Sammy!  It looks like he had a great run and brought a smile to everyone he greeted.  I am very sorry for your loss.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #48927

    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.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #48229

    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?

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    Booked with Intercity, thanks Willy.  They are a few weeks out before they can pick up the 57.  I will keep you posted.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #48072

    Fabulous work Pat!!  Thank you.

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    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.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #47788

    Work of art!!  Great job!

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #47548

    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.  🙂

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    Hey Scott,  a fellow PA VW enthusiast?  Do you know where he lives in PA?  I wouldn’t mind catching up with him once we are past COVID.

    Franz, bummer about the alternator.  I grilled the guy at Pertronix about there alternators.  He told me stories about “his” alternators still running in baja and performance cars that were installed years ago, etc.  I doubt the alternator you put in has 30 hours on it so not good that it failed.  This is the second alternator to fail (different brand) so I am hoping there isn’t something else going on.  Do you need me to get an RMA to return the alternator, it is brand new and is still under warranty?

    Thrilled that it is ready to come home.  I will start working on getting a transport company lined up.  The last two car transports have been less than stellar.

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    in reply to: Dans ‘65 Sunroof #47430

    Yep, this is my first car.  My dad drove it for a decade or more before giving it to me.  I drove it for a few years.  I then gave it to my high school sweetheart for her to commute to college, now my wife.  She ended up crashing into someone in it, thus the front end damage.  It sat under a cover for years at my parent’s house and then I put it in storage until recently.  It has well over 200K miles on it.  My dad claims 300K, not sure.

    Looking to forward working with KCW on getting this back on the road!

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    Looking great Franz!  Work of art.

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    Franz, I just picked up that the door handles are missing.  What’s up?

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    Looking great Franz!!  Weather in the Northeast has been fabulous, so missing the car these days.  It will be home soon enough.

    Scott, thank you for the heads up.  I have not had that issue yet, but you never know.  Does the oil capacity in the two oil coolers help in this situation?

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    Franz, the air cleaner hardware looks great!  I would suggest calling Mark at CB to confirm boost, what controls it and if there are any combinations that are multiplying it, i.e. 12 pound wastegate spring + boost controller + software equals 25 or more boost.  I am with Scott, boost of 25 is way too much.

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    I believe there is a 11-12 psi rated spring in the wastegate.  Mark at CB said a boost of 11 or 12 is fine for the motor.

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #46320

    Thank you!

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    in reply to: KCW randomness #46318

    Could someone help me out?  I am trying to determine the outer diameter/width of a 200 mm flywheel.  I am clearancing a 6 volt bellhousing and do not want to take the engine in and out multiple times.  I have been all over the Internet looking for a measurement, but nothing found.  My plan is to build a template to clearance the bellhousing so perhaps I can reduce the number of times taking the engine in and out.  The engine does not run and I don’t have proper tools to remove pressure plate, remount, etc.

    If someone can measure one of their spare 2o0 mm flywheels and send me the measurement, I would really appreciate it.  Thank you!  Getting this Beetle ready to go to KCW.

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    Hey Guys!

    The car is looking great!  I was laughing out loud at John’s comments on the number of wires.  The fit and finish is a work of art!!

    I pulled the 65 Beetle home so getting it ready to send your way.  I will need a few weeks though as I have to locate everything for it.

    Thanks again!

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    Franz,

    Everything is looking great!  I saw a little bit of blue on the intake.  CB Performance was supposed to send black to replace the blue pieces.  Hopefully, they are in the shipment.

    Dan M.

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