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    Not cheap but they are brand new with a 2 year...

    Not cheap but they are brand new with a 2 year warranty and if they should ever fail the flaps stay open



    https://vwparts.aircooled.net/Thermostat-Type-4-85-90C-411-119-159A-p/411-119-159a.htm...
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    When combining 2 different systems(or more) there...

    When combining 2 different systems(or more) there is always a chance of issues and I guess I'm not getting any breaks.
    Headlights now work. Ignition needs to be on, but they still don't go down
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    Testing session for the headlights didn't go to...

    Testing session for the headlights didn't go to well.

    Finally got the wiring done for them but when I turn the switch on only one retractable headlight went up and the lights didn't turn on. Plus...
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    If I had only 2 wires to work with I would have...

    If I had only 2 wires to work with I would have wiring nightmares :scared:

    So far I've had only 2 mess ups. One was after I designated all wiring to the proper terminals, I found one wire left...
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    The deciding factor of why I went with this...

    The deciding factor of why I went with this wiring setup is because of the dash. Standard US code had nothing to do with choosing the wiring colours or size(gauge).
    The car that the dash came from...
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    My procedure is this. Whenever possible I stay...

    My procedure is this.

    Whenever possible I stay with the same colour and gauge.

    If thats not possible I try to use the same colour wire of the item the wires are going to. Such as if the stop...
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    Sorry I haven't replied to these questions I...

    Sorry I haven't replied to these questions I haven't been checking the site that often.




    The UJ(universal joint) is close to the firewall so I went this route. I don't think to much crap will...
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    Looks like you found treasure.(a term I use with...

    Looks like you found treasure.(a term I use with the grand kids when you find something good)

    Good find
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    Electrical Tape

    Haven't been posting much since I started the wiring, but I thought maybe this topic might be useful.

    All kinds of posts on the electrical parts of the car but seldom is talked about a simple and...
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    Been multi tasking while trying to get the wiring...

    Been multi tasking while trying to get the wiring done.

    One small but important item was to make a seal for the steering column shaft as it exits the car to the rack and pinion.

    I'm sure others...
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    Personally I think that would be a waste of time...

    Personally I think that would be a waste of time and money. You know the engine has issues, just get into it and find out whats causing the knocking and oil burning.

    However if you want to do more...
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    The next question you need to ask is how many...

    The next question you need to ask is how many amps does the starter require.

    I searched the web but couldn't find anyone that listed the amperage of their starters, what I did find is some sites...
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    Battery Cable Amperage Chart

    The battery in my car is located in the front which means I need to run a cable from the front from the battery to the rear to the starter.
    More is involved but as a starter I found this chart that...
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    Should have the power lift system for the canopy...

    Should have the power lift system for the canopy done today.

    Just have the pinch sensors to wire in and its done.

    This is where I installed them.
    Before I get any "I wouldn't have installed...
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    As mentioned in the "sealing large holes post" I...

    As mentioned in the "sealing large holes post" I have other items I was working on while I did that write up.
    One item that I was trying to finish while I did that post was getting the wiring done...
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    I have omitted some details of the fix and I...

    I have omitted some details of the fix and I apologize for that.
    Having to take pictures to detail a process and then do a write up on it really slows down the time that can be used for other items...
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    Part 2of 2

    Sounds like your going to have some fun.
    A job of that size will go alot easier with the proper tools.

    A few things I forgot to mention in part one.
    Before applying the G10 fiberglass wax the...
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    Sealing Big Holes In Fiberglass Part 1 of 2

    I know its been mentioned on how to do it but I don't think anyone has done a step by step with pictures which may make it easier for someone to understand and show how easy it is.

    First the hole...
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    Radiator came in today, fan should arrive...

    Radiator came in today, fan should arrive tomorrow

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    I have to rewire the windscreen washer pump. I wired it not thinking that it went through the BCM. Hot wire from switch...
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    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?7042-...

    http://www.euro-nova.co.uk/vb/showthread.php?7042-Automotive-wire-with-stripe-tracer



    With my luck, if I did that I'd get the gauge wrong or wire it to the wrong circuit(ACC/ON, Start/ON, Hot...
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    Wiring is going real slow Trying to maintain...

    Wiring is going real slow

    Trying to maintain the wire color code of the donor harness is making wiring a slow process. It seems I spend more time looking for the correct size and color wire than...
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    Radiators For Liquid Cooled Engines

    After a mishap with the radiator that I was going to use:facepalm:for my Subaru engine(don't ask) I had to look for a replacement. I looked up the same radiator only to find that the price had...
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    When I redesigned the lifting arms I replaced the...

    When I redesigned the lifting arms I replaced the oem plastic pivot bushings with ball bearings which eliminates any play in the arms, so to answer your question, with me the canopy closes at the...
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    Got the electrical contact board installed today....

    Got the electrical contact board installed today.

    The only thing that I could test it on were the mirrors and the overhead dome light, nothing else is ready.

    Its been a while since I played...
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    Thats another thing that I have to decide what to...

    Thats another thing that I have to decide what to do with.

    The dash has door ajar lights that come on to let you know that a door isn't closed completely.(also have ajar circuits for the bonnet...
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