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Jan-26-09

Nice new Recon case, extras

posted by eraser 1,127 views

Well i just got my case back from being machined, case savers installed, and crank ground. She looks hot ;) . For those interested it cost about $1200 and took about 1 week, It was done in Lonsdale SA by V & T Motors (08) 8382 8111, They literally have a machine shop just for VW motors which used to operate 24/7 pretty much back in the late 70′s now not so much , but they did an excellent job, even to the point of getting the casing to the correct temp exactly if not they would start again from scratch.

 

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If you don’t know why this was needed basically after years of service the thumping of the cam shaft on the bearings impact into the magnesium case. E.g Follows:

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 Now its all shiny.

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Other news I cleaned up the front beam blew all the crap off (grease dirt etc), and painted her up.. (but it was annoying moving the front beam around (mental note next time i need to take it off reverse into the garage ;) .

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That engine trolley came in useful to keep the pan movable.

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Finally put the front end back on (man was that a pain in the ass, don’t look forward to doing it again.

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Also blasted the ass end with water and the rubbed her bacl and gave her a nice high temp  paint, looks sweet.

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I also grabbed these for $20 both straight and in good cond (unsure if i will use the yet) but i have never seen the  closer style of bumper before, any ideas?

 

Anyway until next time., I’m a bit slow lately because I’m looking at buying a house to move all my beetles too as their current living quarters are being sold :( . So wish me luck.

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Dec-24-08

Bits and pieces grabbed off ebay.

posted by eraser 661 views

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Summer is here :D and that is good as it gives me time to work on both my beetles. But i thought i would share a few of my latest items from good ole ebay.

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Here we go 2 Prelude seats for the good beetle, I havent had time yet to look at the seat mounts but i reckon it should all work out, The guy i grabbed it from had the excess material from the back seats of the prelude so with any luck i should be able to get the back seats trimmed with it. Not bad for $50.

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Grabbed this new mean looking steering wheel (http://shop.ebay.com.au/merchant/thriving168), was about $90 after shipping and was hoping for a blue VW logo but its really nice, just need a nice new boss adapter.

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Grabbed this awesome engine trolley (my supermarket trolley was good but was a bit lacking), this guy made these on ebay he also makes some other awesome tools to work on beetles with. Hopefully will get a online shop up for him, but for now you can get the tools at http://shop.ebay.com.au/merchant/yasdnil01

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I’m guessing he may shutdown for the xmas period, here are the two other tools I grabbed from him, Awesome Quality Pulley Puller and that hex nut for that annoying transmission hole to put diff oil in through. (not sure of correct term). All those tools worked out to be less then $100 with shipping how the hell could you go wrong with that price?

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Also yesterday i picked up a fiberglass set off ebay for $100 how could i go wrong, all i was really after was the bonnet but its good to  have a few more spare fenders (especially ones that can be repaired easily like fiberglass).

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This isnt such an ebay item but i went to InterVolks down here in adelaide (Main North Road), and picked up a set of J tubes for the beetle for $40 to get rid of that useless heater pipes :P (also makes getting to the rocker covers easier). Also from intervolks picked up a few seals and exhaust gaskets.

 

In the past few weeks i have also picked up a new set of wheels for the car (stock) just because i wanted new tyres and it was cheaper, they were about $60 for 4 wheels 3 useable tred.