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Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 4:18 am
by panel
What size radiator hose do you plan on using ? The thermostat housing one looks huge.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 12:31 pm
by 72marinablue
panel wrote:What size radiator hose do you plan on using ? The thermostat housing one looks huge.
I will be using 1.5" tubing. Not sure if aluminum or aluminized steel yet. That tubing in 1.25" sch 40 so the outside is 1.660". Once I decide how long I want it ill turn the end down in the lathe to create a lip like a tubing bead roller.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:30 am
by Master slacker
If you're concerned about a rubber hose near the exhaust, fit a thin sheet metal barrier between the two to act as a radiant heat shield. It can't be touching either of them, but it'll do the trick.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 8:51 am
by WooleyNelson
you might consider welding a bracket to your extension that would bolt to an extended stud where the exhaust mounts to the head. that might help with any "sag" of the extension........

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:50 am
by 72marinablue
Getting my coolant system figured out. I made some nifty brackets to hold the tubing to the floor, they will be isolated with rubber for final fitment. The front of the tubes are done, they both snake through the passenger side beam to the radiator which will sit at a slight angle. The radiator is a nice griffin unit that fits perfectly in the spare tire well, I also have a nice spal fan that I will be using to pull air in when its needed. I have a unique idea that I am going to run with for how I am going to get air to the front of the radiator, and it involves something rather special thats on its way from France right now, so stay tuned!

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Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:55 am
by 72marinablue
I know now without a shadow of a doubt that I am a hoarder........ and that there is a definite difference between a Kamei spoiler for a standard beetle and a super. Here is the photographic evidence that just showed up in the mail! Woohoo! btw I have extensive experience working with fiberglass and composites, and plan on making some molds. Ideally I would like to vacuum form them from abs but that might prove difficult with my resources.

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You can see from the pictures that the super beetle spoiler that I have had for years is substantially bigger, and has different locations cut into the top for bumper mount clearance.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:28 pm
by Zaney
Bump for inquiring minds!

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:01 pm
by 72marinablue
Time for an update. Slow progress but forward progress.

I made a custom muffler with internal baffling-

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Did some dress up on the engine-

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Custom oil fill tube-

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I also made a rear overflow tank that is plumbed into the heater circuit. Its attached with riv-nuts and allen heads now, the screws were for mockup. On the backside of the tank is a hole through the parcel tray that goes to a electric heater core unit that jegs/summit sell. http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS-Performance- ... WEQAvD_BwE It has two 3" outlets that will run back throught the parcel tray and into the factory heater channels. I will have multiple air speeds for the electric fan, and use of the factory levers for different air flow. I think it will work perfect.

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Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:45 pm
by 56SemaRag
Nice work. Looks great.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:34 pm
by panel
Great update!

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm
by 10speed
do you have a link to the radiator you purchased?

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:15 am
by 72marinablue
10speed wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm
do you have a link to the radiator you purchased?
This is the radiator. Obviously I have modified my inlets and outlets, but its a great quality radiator, and a good fit in a standard beetle. I also wanted a fill location in the front of the car with the radiator cap, and Ill have another in the rear with the aluminum tank I made.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:10 pm
by panel
I think ? 10speed means a web link to where on the net you purchased it.

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:24 am
by 72marinablue
10speed wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:53 pm
do you have a link to the radiator you purchased?
Im sorry I thought I included it.

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/GRI-2-28185-X

Re: 72 Beetle EJ22 Build

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:39 am
by 72marinablue
This was fun to make. Finished up my airbox today. I also made the velocity stack inside, probably won't make a difference, but I have never made them before and wanted to give it a try. I am going to remove the foam in the rear pillar between the vent behind the rear window and the engine bay in an attempt for a "cold air" intake. I couldn't bring myself to use a cone filter floppin around in the engine bay, but I am a little crazy with stuff like this.

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