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      05-15-2012 12:17 PM #6721
      your bike and 3500 lol
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      05-15-2012 12:42 PM #6722
      ya let me try and convince the wife.....
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      05-15-2012 05:19 PM #6723
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      ya let me try and convince the wife.....
      I thought I edited that last night to say "lean" not rich. Either way backing out the Pilot screw will enrich the mix. I going to assume you used OEM parts for the carb rebuild? Third party kits tend to be problematic for some bikes. Especially when it comes to the needles. If everything is set to factory and you fixed your coolant leak the only thing left is dialing in the carbs. Typically the factory dont want you touching the fuel mixture screw but you end up having to for a rebuild. If I was in your shoes I'd put the mix screw back to factory and back the pilot screw maybe a 1/4-1/2. That circuit controls 0-1/4 throttle. Then the Main and needle jet takes over. You can use my gauges again if you want. I may use them Sunday but doubt it.


      The bike dont have intake or exhaust mods that would require larger than stock jets right?
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      05-15-2012 05:28 PM #6724
      stock intake and exhaust. piolt screw is 2.5 turns out should be 2-2.5 from what ive found. i may bench sync the carbs to try for a better starting point before i try the guages again. gunna see if i can get a couple mechanic buddies over to help mess with it and see if im on the right track. also gunna try and check the battery to see if its toast. im starting to think its no good.
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      05-16-2012 05:16 PM #6725
      contacted an old classmate that has a lot of hands on with old cars and bikes to see if he can lend some help to diagnose/fix whatever is wrong so i can get the bike running again
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      05-18-2012 12:30 PM #6726
      ah, friday.
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      05-18-2012 12:34 PM #6727
      Quote Originally Posted by Adler v. Relynet
      THE COURT: Knighton was that strange guy; right?

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      05-18-2012 02:28 PM #6728
      what else do you have left to do still? werent you gunna try and have it done by memorial weekend?
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      05-18-2012 02:43 PM #6729
      finish mud and tape

      paint

      drop ceiling

      trim

      floor

      bathroom - install sink, toilet, drywall, mud, tape, lights

      carpet in tv room
      Quote Originally Posted by Adler v. Relynet
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      05-19-2012 12:33 AM #6730
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      finish mud and tape

      paint

      drop ceiling

      trim

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      bathroom - install sink, toilet, drywall, mud, tape, lights

      carpet in tv room
      Looking good my man! Maybe we can barter when we move into the new building ;-)
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      05-19-2012 12:45 AM #6731
      Quote Originally Posted by 225TTRoadster View Post
      Looking good my man! Maybe we can barter when we move into the new building ;-)
      ya whens that gonna be, im gonna come get some hot dogs this time lol
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      05-19-2012 03:26 PM #6732
      Entered hospital at 7pm on thursday, Born at 10 this morning!
      7lbs 5oz - 20in long!

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
      I assume you were doing that as some act of charity? Like taking retards to the zoo.

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      05-19-2012 03:37 PM #6733
      lol. damn steve. Congrats. Was going to say i haven't seen you around here in a while, but now i know why..you'll have your hands full for a while. lol.
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      05-19-2012 03:42 PM #6734
      Quote Originally Posted by leftygibsonplyr View Post
      lol. damn steve. Congrats. Was going to say i haven't seen you around here in a while, but now i know why..you'll have your hands full for a while. lol.
      Lol, its been pretty crazy thats for sure! I picked up another job too. Helping an older german fella sell off all his aircooled and watercooled stuff. If ANYONE needs any aircooled or MK1-MK2 parts lmk. He has over 100 beetle/bug motors, bunch of tdi/gasser stuff, porsche stuff, even an Original rotary motor from NSA. I am going to make a thread of the stuff. I am also picking up a MK1 Jetta coupe from him. This finally gives me a chance to use my plethora of 8v parts and dual webers!
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      05-19-2012 05:32 PM #6735
      you talkin about rich out in leland ? i heard he was getting out of the business.

      anything good i might be interested in? pre 64 stuff or a split window bus

      rich has been a friend of our club for years




      oh ya, congrats wow !
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      05-19-2012 07:10 PM #6736
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      you talkin about rich out in leland ? i heard he was getting out of the business.

      anything good i might be interested in? pre 64 stuff or a split window bus

      rich has been a friend of our club for years




      oh ya, congrats wow !
      His name is Hans, lives out in Momence by me.

      Heres a vehicle run down off the top of my head.

      2 Porsche 944's.
      1 Diesel Rabbit
      2 Rabbit pickups, one has pretty bad rust damage though.
      2 Dune buggy frames with everything but engine.
      1 Fiat 500
      1 VW Thing
      1 1951 Pop out turn signal thingy bug. ( lol )
      3-5 VW bugs pre 1970
      3-5 Vanagons, 1960-80
      3-4 Diesel Mercs
      2 MK2 golfs
      1-2 MK2 Jettas
      1 MK1 jetta

      Other than the cars, he has a bazillion parts. Anywhere from corvair swaps to rotaries to carb setups and blah blah. Mostly OEM stuff, but he has a toooooon of rare stuff left. At one point he literally had 300 cars on his property, but he was forced to get rid of them all.

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      05-19-2012 07:14 PM #6737
      i think i know who that is.

      1 1951 Pop out turn signal thingy bug. ( lol )

      thats a split window bug with semaphores

      how much


      and whats the tailgates look like on those caddys
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      05-19-2012 07:49 PM #6738
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      i think i know who that is.

      1 1951 Pop out turn signal thingy bug. ( lol )

      thats a split window bug with semaphores

      how much


      and whats the tailgates look like on those caddys
      I know hes not gonna let the bug go for nothing, since they fetch alot, but I will work with him on it. We are gonna discuss pricing after we organize some stuff, alot of stuff we will be sandblasting/rust proofing as well. The green/tan leather caddy is being sold whole, the other one I cannot remember what the tailgate looks like. I will get back to you and take a ton of pictures.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
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      05-19-2012 08:29 PM #6739
      yes pictures are good

      and pretty interested on the 51 bug
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      05-19-2012 11:58 PM #6740
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      yes pictures are good

      and pretty interested on the 51 bug
      I will do my best bud.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
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      05-20-2012 01:19 AM #6741
      Wouldn't mind running out there. Friend wants a bus, and I need to snag that fuel pump from ya. BUT, you just became a daddy, so take your time w/ everything.

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      05-20-2012 09:44 AM #6742
      Congrats on the new addition to the family Steve!

      I been thinking about trying to get a floor pan off a bug thats in good shape. The pan in my T-bucket, bucket is not too good and Speedway only seems to sell fiberglass. Since I got a steel bucket I want to stay steel. If you have any CHEAP ideas for a pan I would deff. like to hear them.
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      05-20-2012 12:20 PM #6743
      they sell new pans everywhere

      even half pans
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      05-20-2012 01:51 PM #6744
      Quote Originally Posted by Cmethvin View Post
      Wouldn't mind running out there. Friend wants a bus, and I need to snag that fuel pump from ya. BUT, you just became a daddy, so take your time w/ everything.

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      Thanks! Yuri is gonna go to her moms one day this week and i'll be out at Hans place.

      Quote Originally Posted by new2me
      Congrats on the new addition to the family Steve!

      I been thinking about trying to get a floor pan off a bug thats in good shape. The pan in my T-bucket, bucket is not too good and Speedway only seems to sell fiberglass. Since I got a steel bucket I want to stay steel. If you have any CHEAP ideas for a pan I would deff. like to hear them.
      Thank you! Why not just make your own pan? Be like the rat rod guys and used a road sign for a pan.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Clarkson View Post
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      05-20-2012 07:01 PM #6745
      Lemmie know when ur going back to Hans's, wanna check some of that out.

      On another note, "new" addition to my house:


      It's my Mothers, so I'm gonna make it run (hasn't ran in almost 10 years!) for her and my wife, since it's auto and all that. Wish me luck!

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      05-20-2012 09:19 PM #6746
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      they sell new pans everywhere

      even half pans
      I didn't have luck finding a steel pan for the 27' T-bucket for a good price. If I had the tools I'd just make my own but I'm not buying a bead roller to sit in my garage for years untouched after the project.
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      05-21-2012 02:23 AM #6747
      lol true.


      i went to hooters show today, lots of nice stuff there, lots of meh corvettes. i swear every tom dick and jerry around here has a freaking corvette wtf.

      super stretched new camaro limousine flat blacked out of awesomeness

      then i went to a buddies and finally put carpet back in my bug after over a year of not having any.





      Quote Originally Posted by Adler v. Relynet
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      05-21-2012 06:52 PM #6748
      Quote Originally Posted by jpr View Post
      lol true.


      i went to hooters show today, lots of nice stuff there, lots of meh corvettes. i swear every tom dick and jerry around here has a freaking corvette wtf.

      super stretched new camaro limousine flat blacked out of awesomeness

      then i went to a buddies and finally put carpet back in my bug after over a year of not having any.






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      05-21-2012 10:05 PM #6749
      Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
      Lol, its been pretty crazy thats for sure! I picked up another job too. Helping an older german fella sell off all his aircooled and watercooled stuff. If ANYONE needs any aircooled or MK1-MK2 parts lmk. He has over 100 beetle/bug motors, bunch of tdi/gasser stuff, porsche stuff, even an Original rotary motor from NSA. I am going to make a thread of the stuff. I am also picking up a MK1 Jetta coupe from him. This finally gives me a chance to use my plethora of 8v parts and dual webers!
      I ran into Hans a couple winters ago, out between Essex and Custer Park, I think he owns a farm out there too, Hoff View Farms or something like that. It had snowed the day before, I was kinda lost, then an 18 wheeler pulled up and in a heavy german accent, "How much you want for that hunk of steel?" Never forget that, I was driving my mk5 jetta through huge snow drifts, trying to get to a friends house. He told me he was the first VW mechanic in the area and still had a shop in Momence, I still have his phone number.
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      05-22-2012 09:48 AM #6750
      Steve congrats. Be prepared to be busy with the baby and have only minimal time for car/hobby stuff.

      Jason Bug looks good with carpet.

      Im still waiting for a buddy to come look over the bike he told me hopefully some time this week so we will see as i want to start riding again.
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      anyone have a mk4 antenna and base mine is shot and im tired of not being able to tune in any stations.
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      Quote Originally Posted by stupakjim View Post
      I ran into Hans a couple winters ago, out between Essex and Custer Park, I think he owns a farm out there too, Hoff View Farms or something like that. It had snowed the day before, I was kinda lost, then an 18 wheeler pulled up and in a heavy german accent, "How much you want for that hunk of steel?" Never forget that, I was driving my mk5 jetta through huge snow drifts, trying to get to a friends house. He told me he was the first VW mechanic in the area and still had a shop in Momence, I still have his phone number.
      Hahahahaha, whats funny about that is I can even imagine his voice/accent saying that! He always gives me crap and hits me. He actually got rid of that farm, and is now just in Momence. He has been working on VW's/Porsches/etc pretty much his whole life, he knows ALOT of stuff. Don't ask him about modern FI or fuel injection though. He is actually getting a new number, so the one you have doesn't work at the moment. I can get you his new one if you want though.
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      05-22-2012 02:26 PM #6753
      Quote Originally Posted by BSD View Post
      Hahahahaha, whats funny about that is I can even imagine his voice/accent saying that! He always gives me crap and hits me. He actually got rid of that farm, and is now just in Momence. He has been working on VW's/Porsches/etc pretty much his whole life, he knows ALOT of stuff. Don't ask him about modern FI or fuel injection though. He is actually getting a new number, so the one you have doesn't work at the moment. I can get you his new one if you want though.


      Quote Originally Posted by asadjewonxmas
      Steve congrats. Be prepared to be busy with the baby and have only minimal time for car/hobby stuff.
      Thank you! I know, the first month is gonna be me home all day watching the baby, which is fine with me. After that, its MK1 Jetta coupe madness!
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      05-24-2012 11:18 AM #6754
      looking at all the pics and vids from worthersee this year man there is some harrrrrdcore siht out there.

      ill get to that show some day.

      my life would be soo much better if i had a truck that could pull a 2 or 3 car trailer and if i had a boat too lol.

      I shoulda bought a truck first instead of all these stupid cars lol. Now I'm not sure if im getting this passat. I really need a truck that gets good gas mileage and can pull something.
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      05-25-2012 10:13 AM #6755
      been getting horrible oil smell from the car lately. did some reading and looks like i need to check the pcv for leaks. i show no signs of oil drips on the ground, however i do know my pan is rusting out and needs replacement. Oil level shows no changes.

      buddy said maybe saturday he can come out and look at the bike. really been wanting to ride. i need to get this fixed. picking up a pair of joe rocket gloves and boots on friday so ill finally have all my gear for when i take the msf course on the 15th.
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      Need detailing or United Motorsport Flashing in the Chicago area Contact: Luis (nkgneto)
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