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After I (more or less) finished my 1966 Volkswagen Fastback the "Volksback", it was time for another challenge, here it is!

Sonntag, 4. Mai 2014

Engine mock-up / Header headaches:

This is the current state of the Streaker engine:
 The Baja header had to be reworked quite a bit, this is definately one of the reasons for the "world known" EMPI quality:

 Some of the tubes were far too long and I had to grind off a lot.

It was more than 2cm on the worst tube!

Now it looks much better:

Hannover 2014, parts hunt completed!

Unfortunately, this year the weather was not as expected, we had a lot of rain showers and dark skies. Which didn't stop me from spending all my time in the swap meet area - just like in the past years...
Here are my findings:
a lot of engine cooling tins, a set of stainless beetle side trim, an air filter with a new insert, some knobs for the Streaker dash, choke block off plates for the Volksback, a brand new Schleicher camshaft for the Volksback as well (in the cardboard box), a new dizzy cap, a 50 HP carburator and intake manifold and type 3 rear brakes, redrilled for 5x130 Porsche wheels + some misc. stuff like a steering column cover piece, some air vents and the annual coffee mug...
P.S.: It took some time to gain access to my blog due to some odd pop-upwhich I had to overcome, that is why this comes so late.