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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, 22. Juni 2014

major steps!

Today my friend Rui helped installing the motor, here is an overview of what I put together beforehand:

... finally at home:

... all electric connections are done, the starter works,  oil pressure is existent - tomorrow I will fill up the tank and crank it over for the first time!
I am not sure about the clutch - feels a little strange...We will see!

Oh, and here are some pics of the rest:

Raid steering wheel; Speedometer; padded dash and seats installed, all switches wired, the body is polished and waxed and stainless steel trim is installed.

Samstag, 21. Juni 2014

finally, an update!

After I received all the cooling tins for the engine, I could continue to assemble it:
all of the satin black powder coated stuff + the dog house  fan shroud (not shown)

assembly of the geberator tins and fan:

the engine so far: intake manifold, generator, coil and header + heat exchangers installed

of course, I installed a brand new clutch 

here it is, on the lightened flywheel, an old (but cad plated) input shaft helps locating / centering the disc: