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  1. Hi Alistair, Thanks, I like Machine7 as well, I...

    Hi Alistair, Thanks, I like Machine7 as well, I have picked up various bits from them.
    I have just done the research on the part I need:
    it is an EMPI only part (22-2944) not available in the UK,...
  2. Cold night in the garage. I made a mistake in...

    Cold night in the garage.
    I made a mistake in fitting the rear disk pads, the spring 'ears' of the pads weren't sitting correctly, causing the pads to rattle, I remove the calipers and it was an...
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    Nice update and good to see things ticking along;...

    Nice update and good to see things ticking along;
    You are spot on about over-engineered wiring - guilty as charged :-(

    I like the Halo headlights, tread carefully when moving them to the side(s)...
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    Nice update - thanks How far did you move the...

    Nice update - thanks
    How far did you move the shifter back and can I ask what your height is?

    I'm 6"1 and moved the lever back ~6 inches on my first car. I reckon 7-8inch might have been better....
  5. Thread: 009

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    Wise words. How was the gearshift relocate?...

    Wise words.

    How was the gearshift relocate? How far did you go back? This part of the build doesn't get much coverage on the forum, maybe it should.
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    I am borrowing that idea mate, I have ordered a...

    I am borrowing that idea mate, I have ordered a Single panel rear window louvre; yeah from Australia :-( (purvispartsonline.com). It is different from the Mk4 Panel you have, as it mounts with a 1-2...
  7. https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection...

    https://www.pegasusautoracing.com/productselection.asp?Product=3554


    Hi Dave,
    I checked this evening and you need pushrods of between 90 - 94mm to give the right level of adjustability.
    So...
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    Nice :cool1:

    Nice :cool1:
  9. +1 :thumbup:

    +1 :thumbup:
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    My gear shift relocation was done by Flatlands...

    My gear shift relocation was done by Flatlands Engineering.
    It was done by cutting out the area around the gear lever from the main tube, including the gear shift rod locator under the gear shift...
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    Nice update & pics - thanks. Peter is having a...

    Nice update & pics - thanks.
    Peter is having a moan because he seen too many cars that never make it back onto the road.

    If the body is coming off then I would recommend a conversion to IRS, this...
  12. Well, there is never a rocket scientist around...

    Well, there is never a rocket scientist around when you need one. I have done the calculations for Mark's setup;

    Moving from 40.5mm diameter caliper pots, to 45mm pots, requires 24% more fluid to...
  13. Brembo lists them as 45mm Diameter. Hmmmm ...

    Brembo lists them as 45mm Diameter. Hmmmm

    CITRO╦N OEM 95498696
    https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/brembo/7779072
  14. Hi Mark, Interesting. I have Wilwood 2-Pot...

    Hi Mark,
    Interesting. I have Wilwood 2-Pot Calipers up front, Piston Diameter 1.75 (44mm).
    What Piston diameter are your 'Dirk Mod' Calipers ?
  15. Hello Mate, I have .625 for the front brakes...

    Hello Mate,

    I have .625 for the front brakes and .7 for the back, I didn't choose these, they came with the kit.
    I thought about using .7 all round as well.
    I have the Clutch on 0.7...

    Why...
  16. Hello Mate, 3/8 seems small. Are you sure it...

    Hello Mate, 3/8 seems small. Are you sure it isn't 5/8 because that is .625 of an inch.
  17. Hello Mate, no worries; >> do any of you guys...

    Hello Mate, no worries;

    >> do any of you guys have any idea if the meant a rear conversion or a front one ?

    IIRC That duscussion was about the front end Red9 conversion. Red9 do a rear...
  18. I will check tonight Dave

    I will check tonight Dave
  19. Final fit of the Empi Rear disk Calipers: One...

    Final fit of the Empi Rear disk Calipers:

    One glitch (which occurred on both sides) the disk fouled against the inner face of the caliper (top Pic),
    this was fixed by swapping the inner and outer...
  20. Hi Dave, You can also buy extended push rods,...

    Hi Dave,
    You can also buy extended push rods, which is probably a better way of making the same mod.
    The Master Cylinder push rod can be changed-out without pulling the entire cylinder apart, so...
  21. During the dry build, the angle of the pedals...

    During the dry build, the angle of the pedals didn't seem right, they were angled too far back (i.e. not enough travel before the pedal hit the front bulkhead) I bought some extenders for the Master...
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    Keep the updates coming man

    Keep the updates coming man
  23. I think you are wrong on all counts man. IRS...

    I think you are wrong on all counts man.


    IRS + Torsion Bar will give adequate handling. See my post above, IRS Conversion is now a fairly standard mod in the VW custom scene. couple of hundred...
  24. Hello man, In the UK only the 1302, 1302-S and...

    Hello man, In the UK only the 1302, 1302-S and 1303 beetles had IRS.
    There was a semi-automatic beetle that also had IRS with the torsion bar front end but these are rare in the UK.

    I see you...
  25. Thread: AC/Heater

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    This is one hell of a build.

    This is one hell of a build.
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