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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by david58 » Sun May 09, 2010 7:59 am

Still looking for How To's here guys and gal's.
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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Piledriver » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:23 am

Needs a link of one absolutely required reading how-NOT-to...

How not to burn down your VW...
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 1&t=126942
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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by david58 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:59 am

Done Thanks Piledriver
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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Stray Catalyst » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:21 pm

I'm fairly desperate for a "how to choose a head within a budget" and "how to rebuild a used head" if anybody feels like posting those...

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by david58 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:33 pm

Stray Catalyst wrote:I'm fairly desperate for a "how to choose a head within a budget" and "how to rebuild a used head" if anybody feels like posting those...

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Start a thread and let's see where it goes.
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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by red neck » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:11 pm

How to soften a ride on my allison buggy help

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Bugzie » Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:45 am

red neck wrote:How to soften a ride on my allison buggy help.
I'll second that. Mine rides like a covered-wagon.

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:20 am

viewtopic.php?f=51&t=144525

This is a recent discussion on the subject that may be of some value. The subject may not be exactly what you want but there are enough cornels of information here for you to digest and get some ideas.

Also, a couple of things to consider is the placement of the fuel tank as the weight of it up front can make some difference in making your decision.

The wheel base (80" vs. 95" wheel base) can/may/could affect your decision as well as use; e.g., street, track/auto-cross, off-road or any combinations of several or all.

There are other ideas such as removing leaves or "nicking" the leaves to cause them to break after installation but I don't recommend either of those ways. You can do a search and find several others discussions on the subject but this is not answering what you wanted... a good single collection of information.

Also remember, if you have the bucks then there are a couple of companies making IFS conversions.

More information but not your question:

Don't forget to stiffen up the perimeter/body mount tunnel: once the bug body is removed and the body is not there to support the pan it is severely weakened and can bend in the front of the tunnel or start to fracture in the e-brake area like mine did. By adding the stiffener is does make a difference by keeping the pan halves from flexing and, if you do get rid of the looks only "show bar" and put a cage in with side bars for your protection, it adds more support for the pan plus protect you and your passengers. There is a commercial stiffener for the stock VW pan (http://evhcompany.com/) that may be able to modified to work on the buggy

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or you can make your own which is what I did. Kerf bending in this case but I also tried to heat bend the support which did work just not as need. You have to be sure that you don't put a warp in the tube as you bend it but it can be done.

http://www.mooreparts.com/store/search.asp

Also don't forget to add the front beam support, preferably both the lower and upper tubes. They strengthen/support the beam as well as support the frame head.

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by asteff1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:17 am

Thanks for the thread, this is really useful!

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Dan keyser » Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:02 pm

Hi I have a couple of questions I have a 1900 wasserboxer and I am looking into building a performance oxyboxer can some one assist what would be the best sleaves to fit the porch 914 sleaves or something els

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Re: A Collection of How To Do Threads

Post by Piledriver » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:32 am

T1 jugs get the od//bottom shortened a bit due to register height, need adapters to fit in the stock registers.
The studs probably also need relocated depending on what heads you plan to use.

There is likely a basic how-to at the top of the wbx//type 5 forum, but the pictures may be MIA due to a forum move and Photobucket changing their terms of service and breaking a lot of folks photo links..
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