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Title: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on April 10, 2011, 03:38:14 pm
I figured it was time to start a thread on my ride. Here is a photo I took today when I was out for a drive.
(http://lowbus.com/BB/gallery/48_10_04_11_3_34_46.jpeg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on April 10, 2011, 04:26:38 pm
How was the tach on the drive home?


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on April 10, 2011, 04:43:29 pm
more or less about the same. It feels like it runs a bit smoother now with the idle adjustment you made so that's good. I'll keep feeling the tach out and see if it gets better or not.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on April 15, 2011, 09:05:29 pm
Made door panels and arm rest today.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_wcHDIkxZCU0/TakjICHjlvI/AAAAAAAAAO8/EwVLfDbvuwI/s800/T34-Door-Panel.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on April 15, 2011, 09:47:38 pm
Nice!



Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: lowbus64 on April 16, 2011, 07:17:59 pm
Did you get this from Scott Hall in Phx Az?


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on April 17, 2011, 07:28:45 pm
Yep


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on May 19, 2011, 07:36:55 pm
My new wheels
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_wcHDIkxZCU0/TdXf2uG3nFI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/4r6UmdKUiuM/s800/5spoke.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: RAGTOPDAVE on August 31, 2011, 07:29:32 am
Yo bro, There is a picture of the front end of your car in the new issue of Hot vw's mag, they did a Kelley Park spread.
I will bring the mag for you to see on Friday(foster freeze) just in case you haven't seen it yet :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on August 31, 2011, 08:19:13 pm
Thanks for the heads up. I won't be there Friday but I will go pick up a copy and check it out.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on September 21, 2011, 07:23:19 pm
Here is a video from this past weekend

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8omFihfzW9M


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: folks55 on September 21, 2011, 08:29:02 pm
That's right, drive it like you stole it is the only way to ride.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on September 21, 2011, 11:29:28 pm
Nice one.
Any time to drop it a bit and set up the new wheels / tires before the next race?

I'd like to go check one out in person.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on September 22, 2011, 03:08:24 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on January 15, 2012, 06:19:32 pm
Here is a photo after the stance adjustment done at the 'Warehouse'

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EYti1kXKtp4/TxOHjUx8OSI/AAAAAAAAAQg/brYdgrK7PoA/s800/T34.1.jpg) 


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on January 15, 2012, 06:22:31 pm
Here is a photo after the stance adjustment done at the 'Warehouse'

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EYti1kXKtp4/TxOHjUx8OSI/AAAAAAAAAQg/brYdgrK7PoA/s800/T34.1.jpg) 


Much better.

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on February 12, 2012, 04:05:40 pm
Had time to see if I could stuff my track day wheels on the car. Front is good to go and with a minor adjustment the back should be good too.
I am running Potenza RE-11 195/50R15 up front and 205/50R15 out back; on Marsh Racing Wheels (15" x 7" light weight Ultra Stars)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-e8yOcRbr3U0/TzhOkLsXavI/AAAAAAAAAQw/6FjLPsmvi3I/s800/T34.2.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on February 12, 2012, 05:34:18 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on February 12, 2012, 07:50:37 pm
And you added side blinkers for safe track lanes changes as well, right??

 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on March 01, 2012, 05:48:02 pm
Should I up my avatar?
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(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-qOtupqFTosY/T1Al-XGJSnI/AAAAAAAAAR4/JH8Z2U2VoIU/s640/DSC_0143.JPG)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: RAGTOPDAVE on March 01, 2012, 07:35:30 pm
 :thumbsdown:  OUCH, THAT SUCKS, HOPE YOUR OK. WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: RICH50 on March 01, 2012, 08:37:14 pm
That sucks man..


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on March 08, 2012, 09:24:57 pm
Spent a few hours working on the ‘dent’. Here are a few before and after shots

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0RxWU0s0BcY/T1mSv-MLupI/AAAAAAAAASI/HuPkBYB8Gho/s640/WT34.1.jpg)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-evWLWXAt_Vk/T1mSv5dgNuI/AAAAAAAAASM/CPse99Numo8/s640/WT34.2.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1YTx5ZC2UY4/T1mSu8n5fVI/AAAAAAAAASA/3Xz30ATUfXQ/s640/WT34.3.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on March 09, 2012, 05:05:06 am
Big improvement.  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: Omarimos on March 09, 2012, 06:33:46 am
 :tears:

Sounds like you're OK, so that's good.  Sorry about the ride.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: vwbanger on March 09, 2012, 08:14:33 am
Sorry to hear about this Steve. I hope you get it fixed soon.


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on March 10, 2012, 10:31:03 pm
Made some real progress the other night
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YzU5Qi7dTYk/T1xBZmJnvlI/AAAAAAAAASY/8TWdnvvF7KI/s640/WT34.4.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gfmMiWUtn3k/T1xBbD9jEAI/AAAAAAAAASk/FqK3qRHPpIc/s640/WT34.5.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-dEgxewfrYU8/T1xBax26GyI/AAAAAAAAASg/6GZRCDm2vPw/s640/WT34.6.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on March 21, 2012, 10:30:15 pm
Now we are getting somewhere

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-TOni2OduoaI/T2rEMtHERRI/AAAAAAAAATQ/3NTUDuF70sI/s640/WT34.7.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-a7mhHlNp88s/T2rELkN58rI/AAAAAAAAATI/Mp_aUrqlsNU/s640/WT34.8.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-07eGsqsfAK8/T2rGE6XXlAI/AAAAAAAAATg/L_4NqOoIcbI/s640/WT34.13.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Uev3F6aGk4/T2rEM33BMRI/AAAAAAAAATY/ShdOiZH9pkQ/s640/WT34.9.jpg)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-xiOtsu2XMDw/T2rEJJMcYHI/AAAAAAAAATA/NEDTsX9HQA0/s640/WT34.10.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-AAC_aHJL_yE/T2rEIcrxMgI/AAAAAAAAASw/jzVVh_WbliU/s640/WT34.11.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qZ8bMw5W1s0/T2rEInEv4YI/AAAAAAAAAS0/y89aBIztOLk/s640/WT34.12.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: themacnut on April 27, 2012, 06:51:11 am
WOW Steve. Heard the story from Greg, but missed your thread until today. Looks like the repair above was coming along nicely.  Did you finish her up?  Time for a full respray and paint her red and black?


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on May 19, 2013, 04:39:08 pm
Making some progress on the full flow plumbing
There is not much room to work with due to the T3 fun shroud

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GloQJ2pYjHg/UZlqyrifeeI/AAAAAAAAAYo/FThgJOE-aus/w1020-h683-no/DSC_1568.JPG)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O_nHD6mmz_0/UZlqzZeU4JI/AAAAAAAAAYw/_f4xClsWj8k/w1020-h683-no/DSC_1569.JPG)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-T7L9DyBlPpk/UZlq0oRO86I/AAAAAAAAAY4/tsapwIu8QEU/w1020-h683-no/DSC_1570.JPG)

Needed little clearance on the back of the fan shroud

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J9hkV3AIEFU/UZlq45Ui6hI/AAAAAAAAAZA/lzkHknsdkpY/w1020-h683-no/DSC_1572.JPG)

With the shroud in place

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gJsz71iRgRM/UZlq6cb3UPI/AAAAAAAAAZI/FOLQUY35nts/w1020-h683-no/DSC_1576.JPG)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_E3o4bkntx8/UZlq74b6RPI/AAAAAAAAAZQ/Mz7t2bQM4_8/w457-h683-no/DSC_1577.JPG)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on May 19, 2013, 07:45:28 pm
Looking Good  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on May 26, 2013, 04:28:11 pm
Test fit the engine today and identified what adjustments are needed. Looks like I need to remove some sheet metal around the intake and the air cleaners. I also found a few options for where to mount the remote oil filter and bypass, just need to decide which one I like best. Once I have that mounted up I will see if Greg can come over and help make the oil, fuel, and breather lines.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-uiWEMYE9lXs/UaKk4VuyiKI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/aHsixBhLYTo/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1582.JPG)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8athRCwHxBY/UaKk6O0NLNI/AAAAAAAAAaA/clLvwRWNvuY/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1584.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9AlGr4ibPew/UaKk6UIvhBI/AAAAAAAAAaE/2ophRwj5Mxo/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1585.JPG)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on July 06, 2013, 06:22:15 pm
Finished fabricating the bracket for the bypass valve this morning and then the test fit.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4y8Q1ZukBWE/UdjNj-RntyI/AAAAAAAAAh8/dTRrgXxACk8/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1612.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-4LyMMCvMjA8/UdjNi5KzZYI/AAAAAAAAAh0/8YFpZSyZj2w/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1615.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-gTHeyyL-f4w/UdjNj27jy9I/AAAAAAAAAiE/7U0qWOMaXCA/w1023-h685-no/DSC_1618.JPG)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on July 06, 2013, 09:24:08 pm
Lookin good  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on July 06, 2013, 10:47:56 pm
Nice work  :thumbsup:

Next weekend I'll be at the shop if you want to bring by ends, hose, lengths, and I'll make your hoses.
Bring your work clothes though, we're putting in work on Mike's car(s), Alex's "project", and I'm sure other stuff...


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on July 06, 2013, 11:54:21 pm
sounds good


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on September 15, 2013, 12:58:54 pm
Making some more progress. Finished the remote oil cooler install (minus the electrical) and plumbing to the filter and bypass.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PJ8CTov6OpY/UjYdBeFd4qI/AAAAAAAAAm8/yhr7xALmWU8/w1023-h685-no/OLBP.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-3rAJZ4ZDN6w/UjYc_6j4q1I/AAAAAAAAAmw/i3JgMDg35FE/w1023-h685-no/OLAF.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Z3jRe6lQY9o/UjYdBm0XpiI/AAAAAAAAAnA/AY_3-TjLz9s/w1023-h685-no/OLR.jpg)

Even had time to fab a rock shield for the filter

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-oRjNSC7KlBE/UjYc_tCOZGI/AAAAAAAAAmo/V59vB2p2bb8/w1023-h685-no/OFRG1.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-lADM8K7Hr8o/UjYc_ixxCLI/AAAAAAAAAms/YDcfz5IwgJE/w1023-h685-no/OFRG2.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on September 15, 2013, 01:38:57 pm
 :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: STRICTLYVWN on September 15, 2013, 05:32:15 pm
Lookin good  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: folks55 on September 16, 2013, 11:04:44 pm
Man that's nice


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: mr. warehouse on July 04, 2014, 03:31:48 pm
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t31.0-8/1412633_534649356629543_392196310_o.jpg)


Title: Re: '63 Type 3 Ghia
Post by: racerx45 on July 04, 2014, 10:34:57 pm
 :thumbsup: