Sweet job on those mounts. Are you interested in making another pair while it is fresh in your head?
Seriously: PM me and we can talk. Your welding skills and access to powder coating seem to be better than mine.
As always, some impressive stuff going on there.
To the guy who wants to use sintra, I'd suggest not using it like that. It's a cheap plastic that isn't intended to withstand prolonged outdoor use and will dry out and eventually become even more brittle and crack from temperature cycles, UV, etc. Even with paint on it, it'll look like crap in a short time. Go with metal or fiberglass.
DCI FOR LIFE
vansquad - poppin your top, bitch!
Thanks again. If your wonder why I powder coat everything, it is because I have a powder coat oven in my garage. I try to powder coat everything I build if possible. So much better than paint.
A couple more shots of the mounts.
Built a plate that bolts into the buses original bolt holes for the fuel pump/filter assy. Made it out of galvaized steel. I might still powder coat it. Also welded on the bolts since access to the back of the plate is limited. Still need to wire and plumb it. It looks pretty tight in there and it is, but there is clearance for everything that moves.
Going to look for some parts tomorrow. With a little luck it will be running by the weekend and out of the garage by mid week.
Of all the MKII's I've owned/worked on, I've never seen a cover. But that doesn't mean there isn't one. Picked up a bunch of little stuff today. The alternator pulley still eludes me though. I did figure out what is going on with it though. It is driven by the A/C pulley. What is needed is a non a/c alternator pulley. Not so easy to find.
"This motor originally had a power steering pump on it. Since that is gone the belt for the alt no longer lines up with any other pulleys. Guess I need to find some different pulley(s)."
"The alternator pulley still eludes me though. I did figure out what is going on with it though. It is driven by the A/C pulley. What is needed is a non a/c alternator pulley. Not so easy to find. "
Or ,maybe ,create or obtain an A/C &/or P/S idler pulley (#14ish) to fill in the gaps?:
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"Is there a plastic cover that goes over the pump etc? I believe there is one on the 91 parts car that I bought."
"Of all the MKII's I've owned/worked on, I've never seen a cover. But that doesn't mean there isn't one."
IIRC Norm that'd be a 165-201-546,listed but not shown in the catalogue specificly only on PL & 9A 16V engined cars :
There are proper pulleys for that application. As it turns out, my donor car (1990 Golf Automatic) didn't have power steering. It was a pig to steer unless it was moving, and even then it was no picnic. Much worse than my baywindow, probably in large part to having the engine and transmission right over the front wheels, and a small steering wheel as well.
If that engine had had power steering, it would have wound up in my wife's 1988 vanagon instead. But she wasn't giving up PS on the vanagon, so it was put in our Bay instead.
Here are some pics of the pulley set you are looking for:
Sorry about for the rust and the low-quality phonecam pics.
Oh, there you are. It's about friggin time you said hi!!! I think the idler pulley would
be a nightmare. I did find a aftermarket pulley at $52+ship and handling. So the plate is
only on 16v motors? No wonder I've never seen one. I really don't think there is any room for one, at least not with my setup. Pretty tight as is. Thanks for the info Mr. Buggy.
Looks like I am missing the wire loom from the digifant to the fuse box. Back to the wreckers tomorrow.
lookin good man
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"Oh, there you are. It's about friggin time you said hi!!! "
They don't let me out alot anymore .
"Bosch P/N 9 127 041 200 * 201 ,I was thinkin' maybe more along the lines of more brand crossapplications like maybe Volvo or marine(sailboat diesel trolling engines) as an alternative place to look:
just for grins if'n it hadn't been considered before .
couldn't hoit .
I wanted to start by saying: What a great build!!! I have a Vanagon and also a scirocco. The Vanagon is mostly unmolested, but the signs indicate that at some point the WBX will give up the ghost....when that happens inline 4 is the replacement that I wil put in there.
Builds like yours are great and full on ingenuity.... Well any how, About the the alternator belt let me give you some ideas that occurred to me as resources for your issue. Being with the Scirocco list and the forum here I have encountered some very clever people. Here is something I did when swapping from a 65amp alternator to a 90 amp alternator in the scirocco:
Main idea for you is propping that alt pulley of yours out. A couple of large washers and a shaving to the woodruff (sp) key that holds the pulley inline with the shaft of the alternator should get you closer to aliment.
Another thing is using the crank pulley from another set up to make things even.....here are some belt set ups:
And if all of you have some time for great tips here are Timbos tech notes:
Good luck with the build!!
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Well, "Want" is a subjective term. Mostly I have to use what's handy and fits my budget. And I have lots of sintra available.
Today I uncovered a local classified ad just offered up a Suzuki fibreglass spare tire cover for a reasonable price. I expect to be picking it up tomorrow. With a bit of rework, it should be just the thing I am looking for.
Item for sale:
I've been looking at these hanging on the back of RAV4s and CR-Vs for a couple years now and have never been able to lay hands on one. Now it looks like I have that covered.
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Great stuff, CIS system?
Just curious, you said you're going to powdercoat the exhaust though, aren't you worried about temperature? Most exhaust go with ceramic coating because of the heat. It doesn't look as cool but does the trick. My bug exhaust was about $60 to do.
Well I have managed to catch the dreaded gamboo. Sucks being sick. I have managed to get the radiator setup almost finished. It is in place and am currently running hose's and tubing. The wiring is finished with the exception of the o2 sensor and the fans. The fuel lines are all run and the pump turns on. Still need to come up with a way to mount the MAF. Not going to run the air box, just a cone filter. Pics later.
Sounds pretty good. Not too loud. When you get a chance I'd really like to see some pictures of the rad set up. You have done one of the better jobs of documenting the conversion that I have seen on the net. Would be a shame not to see the rest of the steps for those who are curious or either planning to do the same.