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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #30 on: June 26, 2012, 11:56:05 am »
I think the car can be pretty damn good with a little effort.

The dash is completely f**ked, as it sat for another 18months afetr those photos were taken.  Its got more cracks then a plumbers convention and is all wavy and horrible.

The seats will stay for the time being, but my goal is to make it a bit of a weekend racer.  I'll keep the exterior stock looking, but interior will be more stripped out and the engine/suspension played with.

It's always a fine line as to 'leave stock' for the historic value or modify for fun.  I think I hit the right balance with the Mk2 and will try to get the same result with the Mk1.
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« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2012, 12:23:26 pm »
Not sure if this car has them or not: http://www.vask.org.nz/index.php/topic,28781.0.html
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DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2012, 09:41:27 pm »
Doesn't have the opening vent windows
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2012, 09:45:10 pm »
Looks like a really tidy little car Bryce, I'm sure you'll do it justice.
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DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #34 on: July 19, 2012, 09:04:21 pm »
I need a new battery and I'm weighing up whether to spend $250 on a odyssey 'race battery'.  Small, light and mountable upside down.

Or

Spend $130 on a standard battery.

Leaning towards a std battery unless someone comes up with a fantastic argument for the race car.
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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2012, 09:38:48 pm »
Odyssey batteries are awesome, the tiny battery starts my R32T with ease and since its under the floor in the boot being small counts for quite a lot.
One problem is that it seems to drain down if left for more than 1-1.5 weeks so I'll probably end up getting a bigger one as modern cars seem to have more stuff draining the battery when not in use.
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« Reply #36 on: July 19, 2012, 10:05:58 pm »
What one are you running John?
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #37 on: July 19, 2012, 10:24:37 pm »
Dunno, I'll see if I can find the blurb on it tomorow.
Bought it in the US, guy told me that a lot of the Honda drag guys use them as they are about half the weight of a normal battery however I think its a little small on the capacity side for my car.
Will use it for the Ghia and buy a bigger one for the Jetta.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #38 on: July 20, 2012, 11:14:51 am »
Get the Koba brand battery if you can.
 Partmaster haas been selling them for a year now and zero returns! The old brand had 100s of returns ::) Supercharge= supers**t.

 All VWs seem to drain battery's when left for a week or two ??? My vert mk1 is the only golf Ive ever owned that can sit for 2 weeks and then still start and thats with the alarm set.
 My friends had a mk1 and 2 out at Piha and constantly had flat batterys even though they were new batterys and the charging system worked and they were tested for drains.
 Went to Nissans and never had a problem since..... ???
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #39 on: July 20, 2012, 02:33:29 pm »
Just fit a battery kill switch if the car is going to sit regularly?



These ones are easy to fit (and remove), and all of about $10 from Ripco... I have one on my Abarth, it works a charm

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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2012, 07:18:17 pm »
awesome!  I need 3 of those!

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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2012, 10:10:50 pm »
Grabbed one from Repco today - $12.49 8)
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #42 on: July 25, 2012, 05:01:34 pm »
Going to move the discussion about seats from the rocco thread to here.

My ultimate seat would be a pair of Recaro Rally 2

However, short of winning lotto, I will have to settle on something similar.  My current favourites are:

Mini buckets

OMP Donningtons

Cobra Classics

The OMP Donnigtons are on sale at the moment and I could get them landed here for under $500 for the pair, brand new.  Only problem is that the picture makes them look ugly and out of shape and I can't find any pictures where someone has actually fitted them in a car.

I'm open to any old school bucket style seat as long as it has a head rest and is not too big that it would look out of place ina little Mk1.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #43 on: July 25, 2012, 05:12:59 pm »
I think the OMP ones look good.
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Re: DUBSTAR'S PROJECT - Weiß Hase - 1976 Golf LS
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2012, 06:30:29 pm »
+1 on the OMPs and I did look at all of them :)
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