City Baja Build

Offroad VW based vehicles have problems/insights all their own. Not to mention the knowledge gained in VW durability.

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Volksmeister
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Location: Seattle, WA

Re: City Baja Build

Post by Volksmeister » Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:33 pm

I like the idea of the bottom/last exhaust pictures. That was the one I was referring to. Bottom line is, I will most likely be making my exhaust system. I'd like to bring it around the front of the engine and up over the top. Since the cooling fan inlet is at the rear (stock cooling system) I'd like to keep heat away.

Gotta get the sucker built first! I took a more critical look at the bottom end: the cam and lifters are toast... gotta split the case! Oh boy...
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Volksmeister
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Joined: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:23 pm
Location: Seattle, WA

Re: City Baja Build

Post by Volksmeister » Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 pm

Getting a chance to breathe! Been too damn busy...

I finally got the odds and ends and made a stand for the swap meet find tubing bender I bought over a year ago. It works well! Bolted to the garage floor at my good friend's house...

I finally got all the crank, case and rods to the machinist. I need to do my research on camshafts and quality type 4 misc parts. Bearings and such. Getting hard to keep the quality up! When I started working on these cars (Y2K!) they were super cheap/free. Could still get good parts...

I will install a mild turbocharger setup at some point, so I need to get a cam that will be compatible. Webcam seems to have the best options.

She's just gotta run and drive first!

Next purchase are some legit seats. I'm pretty set on the corbeau baja SS seats.

I'll take any input I can get! Still glad this forum exists. I've met some super cool people through here!

-Levi
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