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Shed find 356 speedster ???
« on: December 31, 2012, 09:31:38 pm »
Started building this little plastic car SO long ago and thought it was time to dig it out,there was motors ,golf parts and stuff from our rental place in the way,and yes I'am an untidy hoarder.
Topped up the temporary fuel tank ,primed the electric pump ,2 pushes on the go pedal and the t4 flashed into life after about 3yrs sleeping.
Checked the brakes and the clutch and that was stuck pushed the hydraulic pedal to the max and it popped.
Went for a spin on the gravel road into my place with the Webers popping and spitting what a buzz ,then the old brain cut in its close to new year??????,resolution time.
I have the subframe done just needs final welding and a few brackets,the body is a sh#tload of work to get right before bonding to the subframe but I'am not dying yet,besides I'am over the Golfs for a while so I will sidestep to this one.
Future plans are 2.2T motor (have one)and a real outlaw look because its an easy way to save weight and it looks  8).
Hoping to bolt up the 2.2 in the next few days for a test fit but reckon the cooling fan may be in the way so may move the g/box back to suit.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 12:30:25 am »
need pics, or it never happened ;)

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 10:16:52 am »
absolutely never happened  ;) ;D
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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2013, 11:18:30 am »
absolutely never happened  ;) ;D

Yea woke up this morning and wow what a dream that was, someone must have spiked my drink bas#ards  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:.
Alright,alright,will post pics when my eldest returns my camera.
Had an issue with the hyd clutch and always suspected the master cylinder wasn't moving enough fluid to match the slave on the g/box.
Fitted a cluch master cylinder from an e28 BM and it went in and operated like it was made for it,just have to get the free-play right due to the adjusting rod being to short.
Clutch bolted up to 911 motor but can't remember if the pressure plate throw out bearing contact ring has to be removed or not,suspect the release bearing should contact straight to the pressue plate fingers,anyone know?
The next task after test fitting the engine will be to work out where the oil tank is going,want to keep it in the airstream but also need to consider damage from rocks/stones etc,these tanks are also fairly fragile.
Hopefully I will order valve and  cam chain cover gaskets and rear crank seal from the states soon,want to check cam chains and set valve clearances before run up.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2013, 07:04:26 pm »
need pics, or it never happened ;)

Some pics for the knockers and post  :police: I don't muck with projects only started this car 10yrs ago :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


P1000499 by watercooled2, on Flickr


P1000505 by watercooled2, on Flickr

Heres a few more pictures
http://www.flickr.com/photos/86256780@N06/sets/72157632396593121/

The 2.2T is a great motor did time in a 70 model Kombi so it has a custom made flywheel to suit any T1 or T2 gearbox's but the clutch is small @ 200mm but it held together in the kombi for 2 years and is still serviceable.
Thinking of opening it up to a larger p/plate our going to a KEP heavy duty unit time will tell.
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 08:14:11 pm by watercooled »
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2013, 08:11:11 pm »
Almost finished ;D
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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2013, 08:22:44 pm »
No project is ever finished but yes not to far away, have parts to finish except for windscreen posts,Nigel @ platinum was super helpful in the early days with bonnet, bumpers and a few basic bits.
The body isn't too flash but I don't really worry as I was a boatbuider for a while so the fiberglass is easily sorted.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2013, 05:20:20 pm »
Started on 2.2T motor,set up dizzy and static timing,love the sticker on the fan shroud- timing "30 degrees BTDC @ 6000rpm''.
Removed clutch and released the contact ring off the diaphram pressure plate,my gearbox has the later crosshaft mod so its redundant I had forgot that.
Sachs pressure plate is in good condition but the disk is some no brand so I will order a new one,besides its a rigid one and I prefer the spring type.
Looking @ removal the air feed ducts to the heat exchangers as I will run headers and an electric heater fan for demisting the tiny windscreen  :laugh: :laugh:
Fuel lines to replace on the Zeniths as they are really hard and dry ,one snapped off when I pulled one off the left carb,so pleased with this motor ,good compression,and most importantly no oil leaks,just the flywheel seal to do.
Checked out my dry sump tank and need to buy a pressure line but have the return hose and fitting which seem to have strange threads.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2013, 09:03:11 pm by watercooled »
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2013, 09:36:18 pm »
Ordered pressure line for dry sump tank and correct oil filter ,the tank I have is from a 76 2.7 so no level sensor not worried as they are not much use and the dipstick is the best check and they hold more oil.
Still need the dipstick filler pipe but they are a bit hard to find,may make one.
Looking @ a partial strip down of motor to check for timing chain ramps/chains and altenator condition and have new front and rear crank seals to install.
Plan is to jig up the oil tank, hook up a gearbox and bench test the beast ,can't wait till I get home from sea.
At the end of the day if it won't fit in the plastic car I will sell the speedster and my 944 and get a longhood 69-71T to put it in,an old Ch Ch mate owns a Porsche resto outfit in states so theres a good contact.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 09:50:13 pm »
Longhood 911's are pricy as in the States, been looking for a while. 912's on the other hand are still pretty cheap.
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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2013, 08:24:21 am »
Yeah doing the ramps and tensioners is a good idea if its been sitting around for a while.  Std tensioners with stop clamps is fine unless your really want to fork out for pressure tensioners. 

Should be able to pick up an oil filler and dipstick easily enough.  They come up on Samba from time to time. 
Keep in the back of your mind I have a 2.2T engine with Zeniths if you need any bits...
The 200mm clutch should be fine in a car with no weight, they don't produce much torque.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2013, 07:07:57 pm »
Longhood 911's are pricy as in the States, been looking for a while. 912's on the other hand are still pretty cheap.
Buy a known rusty one and save,no probs to you John,seriously the 912 is a great option ,easy to convert and yes a lot cheaper.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2013, 07:26:52 pm »
Yeah doing the ramps and tensioners is a good idea if its been sitting around for a while.  Std tensioners with stop clamps is fine unless your really want to fork out for pressure tensioners. 

Should be able to pick up an oil filler and dipstick easily enough.  They come up on Samba from time to time. 
Keep in the back of your mind I have a 2.2T engine with Zeniths if you need any bits...
The 200mm clutch should be fine in a car with no weight, they don't produce much torque.

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Cheers thanks,tensioners and ramps on the list before I fire up,I will buy all the gaskets to do chain and valve cover reseal after inspection and tappet reset.
The motor I have is very complete with the exception of the rear cylinder cover plate (other side of cooler) so might try and find one on Pelican,freights the killer here ,never mind.
The Zeniths are good but will need new pump linkage rollers (have made a new set) and will kit them out as the gaskets etc will be gone after all this time.
The gearbox will get heavy duty side covers and heavy diff and spider gears,yea they aren't really a torque monster motor and correct about the low weight.
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 01:48:49 pm »
Found a cool US site today and ordered windscreen posts and rubbers,need to test fit screen and frame (which I have) to align windscreen post mounts on subframe.
When I final weld these mounts I will lift of the body and test fit 2.2T motor,got my doubts about the fan clearing the body @ this stage  ::).
Taking rear rims to our local steelie expert today and getting him to fit genuine 356 centres to 7" outers,will be going to max dish outlaw style 8) 8).
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.

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Re: Shed find 356 speedster ???
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2013, 10:04:44 pm »
purchased 3 pin Permatune so I'am close to having electrics for bench test,not enough time, doing mk2 stuff on others peoples cars :(.
Also scored set of NOS CB performance drop spindles (the good ones) ,have adjustable beam already but don't have enough drop as the door hinge post height doesnt allow the body any lower.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2013, 08:09:31 am by watercooled »
2 X mk3's(2 litre) ,one is auto parts car,
3 X Porsches 85,89 944's ,57 T4 powered speedster project
Another secret Porsche purchase looming ?
Audi a4 2003 quattro 1.8t avant,S-line 18in wheels lowered for sale soon
89 Corrado 1.8 kr, Stillato RX 17in wheels 205's.