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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, 11. Januar 2015

Another productive (Sun)day in the garage!

As it was pouring outside the whole day, I did a lot work on the Streaker today.
First of all: Cut a hole in the carpet and install the cleaned and greased shifter:

Detail: The later shifter has a poly bushing to prevent rattling:

Shifter cleaned, greased and installed and tested for function:

 Then it was time to install the new carburator:

I took some time to rework the "elbows" for better gas flow.
left: already reworked, right: some steps and burrs inside of the elbows:

both sides finished:

The new hotness, installed and tested:

Finally, I did some wiring for the tail lights:
right side: 4 spade connector with separate earth connector (the glass fibre wings have no ground connection). A rubber grommet guides the cables through the sidewall:

On the left side: same set up: 

Samstag, 10. Januar 2015

Deep throat 39

I am not so familiar in the porn genre, but I am pretty sure there was a movie called deep throat (and I'm afraid to google it - only god knows the results of this search). However, in this case it is the modified intake manifold "throat" for the 39 mm Solex carburator I got today.

Today in Herford I found some new stuff for the Streaker and the Volksback as well!
The all shiny and brandnew like Solex top left!

For the Streaker I found a pair of intake "elbows", a dipstick, a chrome headlight bezel, the new carburator, a rubber boot for the shifter, the modified manifold and a pair of dashboard inserts for 52mm and 80 mm gauges. For the Volksback I bought a set of chrome plated wheel bolts for the next set of wheels and a seal for the IRS tranny.

 ... and for the garage I found a new sign - in fact, I 've seen it in Rosmalen as well, but it was 5€ cheaper today :-)

... talking 'bout god - on our way to the swap meet in Herford, we passed this sign:

... is this a message to us? Who knows...

Dienstag, 6. Januar 2015

Work in progress...

Currently I am busy with the suspension upgrade of the Volksback, but I want to get ready with the Streaker also, so I grabbed the airbox with 2-speed electric fan which I bought in Budel. It was filthy and covered in different shades of overspray, but fully functional!
After disassembly, I started with this:

The cover had traces of red, green and blue overspray - especially in the mesh...
After a  good clean it was much better:

So I started the assembly again

Carefully cleaned the fan (this thing is vulnerable!) and gave the motor a good clean + a bath in WD40, then assembled onto the inner housing:

inner housing completed:

Inner housing mounted to outer cover: 

and the finished box:
 ... with new fixation clips. Not show quality, but good enough for me!