lookin good man
lookin good man
DHP, bringing the Dry Heat or What?!
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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!!
Last edited by Neptuno; 02-27-2011 at 10:51 AM. Reason: funny this is post #53.....why is that important? hehe
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.
Last edited by westfakia; 02-28-2011 at 02:46 PM.
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.
Well crap. So I got alot of work done to the radiator setup today. About ready to install it and I decided I needed a few parts before doing so. Was heading to the parts store about 6:30 pm tonight and some moron decided it was OK to drive right into us. So were OK, my right leg is giving me some pain though. Car might be totaled since it is older, guess we'll find out monday or tuesday.
I'll post tomorrow if I can still walk.
There are 2 factory holes that I picked up in the front of the bus that I used to mount the radiator to. Drilled them a little larger and installed nutserts.
Made a fan shroud out of 16 ga galvanized steel. Mounted 2 taurus fans.
Used 1 1/2" angle iron.