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VOLKSWAGEN => Other Volkswagen => Topic started by: Salty on January 30, 2011, 11:40:11 pm

Title: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on January 30, 2011, 11:40:11 pm
Had my car in members cars - since I'm now building the car into something else figured I should start a build thread.

What: 1970 VW fastback - injected 1600.

Becomes: EJ20 turbocharged subaru - RS legacy powered

Been collecting bits and pieces.  Now have the engine, flywheel and adaptor to connect the gearbox.  Plan on changing gearbox to Rancho street pro -  extra spider teeth and super diff to handle more.

Been spending quite a bit of time tidying up old ATS mags - finally ready and my brake kit arrived at same time - so just in the process of fitting that up.
The brakes are 290mm vented front discs with VL turbo calipers and 260mm rears with EA flacon calipers.  Should pull up rather well considering the car will weigh 850kg when complete.

Here's some pics of the car until now;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400176311/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400776454/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5400775328/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 30, 2011, 11:47:45 pm
Fitting the rear brakes today
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 30, 2011, 11:51:05 pm
Getting rid of the old high walled skinny VW wheel and replacing with a polished up ATS cookie and new Pirelli rubber.. Mmmmm

Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: badhabit on January 31, 2011, 09:08:22 am
Fitting the rear brakes today

are they an aussie made brake kit? look a heap better than the US one's and probably work better too. - nice work.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: choppy16v on January 31, 2011, 09:12:07 am
this is pretty awesome! unique project that will go hard!
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 31, 2011, 09:15:01 am
They are indeed. The US built ones won't comply here because of aluminum
Hubs etc.. This kit is great as the parts are all Holden/ford which makes pads/calipers cheap and easy to replace.
How's the datsun(s) coming along?
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: BB on February 07, 2011, 10:04:31 pm
That looks so good.
 I kinda wish I had kept my wagon now, but that is wicked.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on February 10, 2011, 12:03:52 am
Yeah I will be hanging onto it for quite some time.  The attention it gets is unbelievable.  One night I came back to the parked car to find a love note and rose tucked under the windshield.  The note said "what a gorgeous car, thank you for making my night"
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on April 03, 2011, 10:59:38 pm
Finally got the front spindles machined - and the front Vl calipers slot on.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: BB on April 04, 2011, 07:05:04 am
Good stuff!
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Post by: slowburn on April 04, 2011, 10:21:39 am
nice one,must get my baby on the move towards more power >:D
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on April 04, 2011, 03:43:26 pm
Cheers - bled the brakes to find a block off bolt leaking.. so will have to be next weekend to find out how much pull these bad boys have.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on April 10, 2011, 10:05:14 pm
Back on the road and liking how she sits on the new shoes

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5605790516/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5605788702/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5605786800/in/photostream/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/54473974@N05/5605192505/in/photostream/
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: slowburn on April 10, 2011, 10:20:00 pm
looking good,that's dope
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Post by: coons on April 10, 2011, 10:54:24 pm
That's cool man, keep it up
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on April 10, 2011, 11:55:14 pm
Cheers - lots more to come.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: watercooled on May 03, 2011, 08:07:06 pm
Fitting the rear brakes today

Nice to see a properly engineered conversion,brakes first and then the motor 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on October 24, 2011, 08:32:10 pm
A little bit of progress.  Took the engine and box out in the weekend and fitted a new Rancho pro street to handle a little extra torque and power that the grissly old box would spin to death on.  Given me lot's of motivation now that I can finally see how every thing will fit together and how easy it is to pull it all apart.  Bought a ATV jack for the job which lowered the engine and just rolled it out under the car on it's trolley wheels. 
Some pretty serious rake in this shot  :P
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: slowburn on October 24, 2011, 09:39:04 pm
more pics Stafford!!!
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 5-pot on November 08, 2011, 06:18:13 pm
Are you working on this in an underground apartment carpark?
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on November 08, 2011, 06:30:22 pm
It's a double garage under a small apartment building.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: DubMan on November 08, 2011, 10:36:03 pm
 :o oooohhhhh aaaahhhh...keeping an eye on this!
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 5-pot on November 09, 2011, 10:38:37 am
haha that is epic!  Good on ya man.  The car looks sweet too.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on November 09, 2011, 12:08:06 pm
Cheers.  When I was young I really couldn't stand buying a slow old VW.  Then I got here and maybe it was age but really appreciated their style.  Now I'm giving it the heart of pumping adrenaline it deserves - ha ha.  If I was to move back to NZ I'd take this with me - that's how much I dig it's style.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: slowburn on November 09, 2011, 02:42:53 pm
you better bring it back here,i want a ride bro!
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: BB on November 11, 2011, 05:50:12 pm
Are you in Aussy Salty?
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on November 13, 2011, 09:35:20 am
Yeah, I've been in Melbourne for 2 years.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 5-pot on November 14, 2011, 05:47:47 pm
Oh sweet, I've been in Melbourne for 1 year 8 months...
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: slowburn on November 15, 2011, 04:58:14 pm
Yeah, I've been in Melbourne for 2 years.

hmmm,that means she's been mine for that long!!!!!!
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: BB on November 16, 2011, 08:43:06 pm
You should have a Melbourne vask meet and take some photos.
 Is it cool fun there?
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 5-pot on November 17, 2011, 11:58:57 am
I'm rolling in a dirty silver MkV oiler...  not somethng you won't see in NZ, really :P
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: BB on November 18, 2011, 09:30:30 pm
Well put some dirty girls in the pic too then or something >:D
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 10, 2012, 02:26:10 pm
Project wasserboxer is dead. Have decided to stick with aircooled power.  When I get some $ together I will be building a 1916 with CB performance fuel injection kit running 48IDAs.  I just really love the aircooled thump and don't want to cut too much of this car up as she is solid and rust free.

Only mod done lately is a very low tech aircon install and flat 4 GT steering wheel.
I'm getting the front seats restored at the mo to original condition with a red houndstooth fabric insert.  Also getting a new carpet kit built.

Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 80 Vert on January 10, 2012, 09:23:23 pm
Salty, think about this 90.5 x 78 makes a nice torqey 2L
Thats the combo I have for my T34 Ghia, going to run injection on it from a 2.0L MK4 Golf.......why you ask?
Most parts are able to be obtained virtualy free, factory sorted ECU and driveability that aftermarket can't match.
Sure there will be stuff to sort out but I'm going to give it a go, injection on the cheap.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: slowburn on January 10, 2012, 10:17:08 pm
DO IT^^^^^^^^^^ 8)
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 11, 2012, 12:45:17 am
That is something I hadn't thought about.. interesting.  A lot of guys here build them from Holden injection setups.  If you have any pics when you build I'd be very keen for a gander.  How much bhp will your 2.0 rate at?  I'm looking at 105ish with a Rod Penrose block.
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: 80 Vert on January 11, 2012, 09:34:51 pm
Already have all the components for a brand new longblock, just have to assemble it.
Would be dissapointed of it didn't make 120-130hp, I like the idea of a VW injection as the bits are easy to get and know what I'm doing.
Will also have full vag-com ability to take logs, fault codes etc.
Look at it this way a 2.0 Golf conservatively makes 115hp so that works within what I'm thinking and using the VW ECU the map can be tweaked to suit the engine  ;D
Title: Re: Project WasserBoxer
Post by: Salty on January 12, 2012, 05:07:56 pm
Wow.  That's a cool sounding setup.  Would you consider the 2.0 to be a bit of a stroker.. less on revs more torque?  Maybe you should build 2 injection systems  ;)

Also - the 1916 can be built easily for 130bhp for similar $ - but would be a bit lumpy for town driving
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: 80 Vert on January 12, 2012, 05:16:36 pm
Yes thats what it is, stock stroke is 69mm so the 2.0 (2007cc) is a 78mm stroker with the nice thick walled 90.5 cylinders.
I also have big valved D port Scat heads which should flow nicely, I'm not a fan of revs with an aircooled motor so torque is more important to me.

My thought was that if we built identical engines we could share the cost of a custom map, I'd get Rich at Viper to change ign advance curves etc. (which would be completely different for an aircooled motor anyway)
The injection I'm going to use would be from a DBW Golf (2001 onwards) as these have the much more tuneable ME7 ECU.
No distributor needed as its all crank trigger on the MK4's, will be plenty of shagging around but nice modern injection.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on January 12, 2012, 05:54:30 pm
So glad your doing it this way Salty.
 Turbo motors are a big pain in the bum. 130hp and loads of torque and nice throttle response will see you very happy and it won't be a gas guzzling over complicated nightmare.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: DubMan on January 12, 2012, 08:44:41 pm
I like the direction, I want to do something similar one day
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on April 21, 2012, 03:50:45 pm
Haven't done a whole heap lately.  Interior is still being restored due to a broken back rest.. boring.  But will look awesome when returned with houndstooth inserts.

Decided to go a inch wider on the rear up to 7".  Will be giving it slightly wider rubber and taller profile for a subtle rake.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/new_wheel_fit.jpg)

here's my inspiration.. and yes I do plan on the scoop too.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/dyn003_original_640_449_jpeg_2620074_316eb4a573c350160e71212fd49e297f.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/fst2ax1.jpg)

Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: watercooled on April 21, 2012, 05:18:22 pm
Great picking those wheels the cookie cutters look great on the older vw's.
Have you thought about a type 4 motor or are you keen on type 1,Vert mentions a t1 stroker and I like the injection idea.
I have my own thoughts on boring out T1 cases for big cylinders and for that matter upping the power by x3 thats why I asked.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on April 22, 2012, 12:43:13 pm
Yeah I'm really happy with the cookies - a bit different from the Fuchs and with some polish/paint they come up a treat.
I'm going to go for a type 1, 1916cc with GM based injection. There's some really talented engine builders here getting great results from the 1916.

Type 4 has been considered for sure, but generally are pretty dare to source and rebuild being from the 914 family.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on April 22, 2012, 07:36:33 pm
Old VWs are just so rad.
 I love em.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on April 27, 2012, 09:43:01 am
My custom Houndstooth is ready to pick up!

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/IMG_3233.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/IMG_3231.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: deedub on April 27, 2012, 09:49:48 am
 8) 8) Fresh!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 27, 2012, 10:57:11 am
nice one bro,jealous much.... ha ha,I have started on the road to greatness for our 4wd friend....2 piece struts in,G60s machined a lil' and at the ready,SAAB 280mm 4 x 108 mm discs and spacers,just waiting on my wheel studs 40mm vs 28mm to get here from UK....then the battery.....and then...
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on April 27, 2012, 11:24:11 am
Nice nice nice.  Have you a thread yet Mike?  Want to see that car live on the way it should - well done.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 27, 2012, 11:28:54 am
nah,trying to do it on the down low,i will start taking some pics,but i don't think some on here will like what im gonna do.....
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 27, 2012, 11:31:39 am
def gonna be done right though and doing the exterior last,rather look crap and be dope under the skin,than look boss and be a piece of crap... ya know what i mean? the main prob at the moment is getting the new brakes to fit under the 15's without too much faffin' about.....fail...faffin' ahoy,but nearly there...and then to re seat the front ABS sensors so the god damn light goes out...
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on April 27, 2012, 11:45:00 am
Sounds good to me.. I know all about tarting up the internals and leaving the shell.  Under my 15s I have 1mm between the caliper and wheel.  I'm running 290mm up front
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 27, 2012, 11:52:55 am
good to know it can be done close.......1mm would be sweet if that's all i get...i will take pics as i go,and bang some up...
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 27, 2012, 11:54:33 am
1b under the hood + gear box as I have a UR rear diff i imported from the UK to keep the ratios sweet and not reving her tits off @ 100kph
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on April 27, 2012, 07:09:59 pm
It is quite hard to space those abs sensors, use a bit of Ice cream container or something plastic spacer.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 28, 2012, 01:25:13 am
yeah,I've been damning around with them for a month,if I'm lucky I can get to my mates place in Waikanae  where he has a workshop and him and I have been trying with some success to fit the G60s,but the sensors are the real trick as you say....

I have some of the correct sensor spacers that I ordered from the UK,hope fully that will sort it.... I noticed that the teeth on the new CV joints are bigger in size and shape than the standard ones,is that likely to have an effect on the electrical current created by them thus triggering the ABS fault as the magnetic fields will be different? I had to swap CV joints as mine didn't fit the new 2 piece hubs/struts.....
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on April 28, 2012, 09:42:44 am
Not 100% sure but the different teeth could make a sine wave or whatever it is that is not recognizable to the ABS ECU.........
 Deedub is pretty smart on such concepts, as would Verts opinion be good to hear.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on April 28, 2012, 10:08:15 am
sorry for Hijacking your thread Stafford..... :-X
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on May 05, 2012, 07:53:49 pm
(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/fronts.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/looking_front.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/base.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/back_rest.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on May 14, 2012, 02:16:52 pm
Got the new 7" rears polished up and fitted.  I think it makes a big difference.. but the guards are now dangerously full.  Limped home from the tyre fitters and need to either roll or raise..  I'm leaning towards roll.  I like the ass drag.

Sorry about bad quality snaps;

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/squeeze.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/rear.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/frnt.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on May 14, 2012, 09:59:10 pm
love this car >:D
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on May 16, 2012, 12:00:35 pm
Bet its a lady getter....... You old dog salty 8)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on May 16, 2012, 04:02:27 pm
I go trawling for them on Wednesdays mainly Jem.  If it was a ragtop they would just drop in.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on May 17, 2012, 05:48:14 pm
Man you are just Oozing it bro ;) Love your work.
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Post by: DubMan on May 17, 2012, 10:14:23 pm
Loookin good! ...
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Post by: BB on May 18, 2012, 02:27:54 pm
Just make sure you don't remove that passenger seat when your out trawling Salty ;)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: choppy16v on June 10, 2012, 03:33:19 pm
rad rad rad!!!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on July 16, 2012, 05:40:25 pm
The old aircooled gave up on me - but I wont give up on it - so time for a rebuild.
But first you must take the once beating heart out;
https://vimeo.com/45815712
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: The Truth on July 16, 2012, 06:54:31 pm
Nice little vid, anyones ankles take a beating at the end there!? Looked a bit sketch going down the ramp!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on July 16, 2012, 07:02:37 pm
Ha - yeah it was reckless end of day behaviour - but all was well with concrete curbs to bounce off.

S
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on July 16, 2012, 07:48:18 pm
Nice little well filmed fuel spill at the end ;)
 What happened the the old donk? Seize? Rattles?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on July 16, 2012, 08:33:50 pm
These engines like to go kaput very quickly - I think I stuffed a valve seat or a piston ring became unsettled?  It was blowing hellish smoke from no.3//  I was sick of it and decided this would make me feel better.  Will build the big engine next year.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 16, 2012, 03:15:33 pm
While the engine is out i've been updating bits and pieces.  Got these Bilsteins back a while - and will be good hard driving since they have been developed for the Norschlieife, like every car has to be now

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/bilstein_02.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/bilstein_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 16, 2012, 04:23:29 pm
This update I am most proud of.  upholsterer and I have been working, fitting, re-trimming, re-ordering and rebuilding until these are just right.  When I say we, I mean him and my wallet.

Stoked with the results - and can safely bet I would be the only one with this setup.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/fronts-1.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/all_seats.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/3_4_seats.jpg)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/busnbug.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: johnp on August 16, 2012, 05:49:41 pm
The interior looks superb, real eye catching!
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Post by: M M on August 16, 2012, 05:52:59 pm
The interior looks superb, real eye catching!

Yes I agree. Very nice color combination.
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Post by: spooln on August 16, 2012, 07:17:52 pm
Love the new interior, but your air conditioning it still king. What color code is your paint?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 16, 2012, 07:57:13 pm
Ranga  ;)
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Post by: BB on August 16, 2012, 08:15:18 pm
Its only when you see one like that now you fully realize how much cooler old cars like that are compared to a Nissan pulsar of today :P
 I mean to be honest they were a bit of a known lemon in their day, but now that thing just looks so damn cool.
 Top work Salty, its the dogs bollocks!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: 00quattro00 on August 16, 2012, 08:17:29 pm
Looks awesome 8) , had me looking on trademe at them, a rotary would go well in them
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on August 16, 2012, 08:21:16 pm
There is a black rotary non fast back one in Auckland Im pretty sure I know the lady who owns it with her partner.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 16, 2012, 08:28:23 pm
That guy used to be my neighbour in Hakanoa Street, GreyLynn.  My original inspiration..It is a dark green notchback.
He built it in OZ and got it sent over.  Cost him close to 10k to get it complied and he literally chains it to the floor at night.

Oh and yes Jem - I remember as a kid the word Variant made me feel sick in my mouth - but all those years of cheap rubbish jap cars makes them all the better now huh.

S
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on August 17, 2012, 12:04:56 am
don't you dare leave that in aussie when you leave!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 17, 2012, 09:55:16 am
I would never let em keep it Mikey. Then when in Nz we can claim it as our own like Russel Crowe.. Hang on
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on August 17, 2012, 10:12:06 am
Aus - zealand....... I'm making progress on our coupe friend,pics soon.....
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: dubstar on August 17, 2012, 11:02:34 am
Hey Staf, looking good.  Are Bus n Bug really expensive?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on August 17, 2012, 11:20:48 am
They are on the border of being reasonable.  If you can get the interior built by TMI which they usually do - then it is cheaper, but shipping is the killer - then any internal seat repairs... but they charge $85 perhour which is good..
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on September 17, 2012, 12:52:44 pm
Yesterday was install day - expected it to take 2 hours but took 8!
Gearbox spline wouldn't go in.  Had to pull box out in the end to find a bent bolt was causing all the grief.  Easy after that - just a bunch on skinned knuckles.

Fired up first pop and sounds pretty damn awesome - had a few flames jump out the velocity stacks at first - but sounds grumbly as hell with that oldskool exhaust.   Haven't driven as the cable was too short for linkage.  All a bit of a mess visually with FPR lying on top etc.   Am thinking of building a custom engine lid and 2 intakes connecting to the cars rear vents, as space is tight.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/vw_installed.jpg)

Here it is mocked up a few days ago

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/VW.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on September 17, 2012, 05:00:56 pm
now we're talking you magnificent beast!!!!! very nice!!!
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Post by: BB on September 17, 2012, 09:21:12 pm
Wonderful.
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Post by: Salty on October 17, 2012, 10:26:30 am
Come for a ride  ;D

http://vimeo.com/51509893
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Post by: The Truth on October 17, 2012, 10:43:22 am
Awesome, sounds like a very happy lion.
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Post by: M M on October 17, 2012, 11:43:01 am
That is very cool, I love that sound.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 17, 2012, 12:15:04 pm
I would never buy a car stereo with the induction from those dellortos going on.
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: dubstar on October 17, 2012, 01:24:12 pm
Are you heading to Day of the VW in November?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: BB on October 17, 2012, 01:32:20 pm
She does some good bouncing around :)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 17, 2012, 02:06:28 pm
A combination of low, hard shocks and new bouncy padded seats.. Makes the ride all the more fun. On tight corners I hang into the other seat so I don't fall off mine.

Bryce - will see you there, will be exhibiting. You going to display the golf?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: dubstar on October 18, 2012, 10:30:58 am
My goal is to have it roadworthied and on club rego by DoVW, so should see you there!
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: 80 Vert on October 18, 2012, 11:49:35 am
Great to see it running, you still going with injection on the new motor?
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 18, 2012, 05:48:15 pm
My goal is to have it roadworthied and on club rego by DoVW, so should see you there!

Club rego - I'm sure you know that once you're there the car can never go back. As a side note - you don't need a roadworthy for club rego - it is up to the club 'authorities' to look over it and deem it safe.  I always thought that would make worth a little less and harder to sell if the day came.
Even if the golf isn't ready come on out.

Vert - these dellortos are fantastic - a lot smoother than I expected.. think I will stick with them for a while.. next engine will have the big gun goodies.
Title: Project Luftcooler
Post by: dubstar on October 18, 2012, 11:07:18 pm
The VW club requires that you get a RWC prior to club rego.  It is weekend toy, so club rego suits it far better and my wallet far better. $120 vs $650 per year
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 24, 2012, 11:05:37 pm
Saw them together today and thought I'd snap up a tough pose

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/busnbug-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 16, 2013, 11:55:06 am
Been a while.  Last couple of weeks there have been some great VW gatherings - Just went on one to Geelong called ReVolks.. must have been 200 aircoolers there and loads of them were Splitties.
Have been developing megasquirt to run my ignition as of late and is ready to install after testing on laptop.  Have also gathered parts for fuel inj - using ZX636 throttle bodies.
Have a turbo and stainless turbo exhaust to bolt on once megasquirt ignition passes then inj runs smooth.. step by step.

In my spare time I have taught myself to fibreglass and built a replica 70s side scoop.  It is really there for decoration purposes as I haven't seen another 3 rocking one.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/ScreenShot2013-10-16at100036AM_zps7e7a3d1c.png) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/saltyboarder/media/ScreenShot2013-10-16at100036AM_zps7e7a3d1c.png.html)

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/scoop_graf_zps0ebfd1f7.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/saltyboarder/media/scoop_graf_zps0ebfd1f7.jpg.html)

Here are some FB shots;
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=517106731708293&set=pcb.551149954972408&type=1&theater
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: Salty on October 16, 2014, 04:13:04 pm
The car is now turbo'd.
Built a stainless exhaust and managed to keep it all under stock lid with GT15 garrett fitted behind LRWheel.
Injected with 270cc denso - pulls very well and very quick being 800kg. 
All my cars are turbo these days - boost is hard to deny.

This is a older photo -oil is now scavenge pumped around engine back to oil filler.

(http://i1150.photobucket.com/albums/o611/saltyboarder/complete_zpsad822947.jpg) (http://s1150.photobucket.com/user/saltyboarder/media/complete_zpsad822947.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: slowburn on October 16, 2014, 11:08:20 pm
love this....dope >:D
Title: Re: Project Luftcooler
Post by: sifty on October 19, 2014, 07:39:44 am
+1 - side scoop looks the business too.

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