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  1. flyingbrick

    Bricks 69 beetle

    Got them early currently they are in the motel room with me.. too paranoid to leave in back of ute, lol.
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    @64valiant was selling a beetle and somehow i convinced the wife that we needed a joint project. @64valiant is chief adviser to ensure nothing too shit is done to it. Because he's a VW expert and truly entrenched in the VW scene and I'm a closet bogan this probably wont end well (EG, while i think this car is perfection, he's busy swallowing his own vomit.) (not mine, but i wish it was) Pretty keen to get this going ASAP, budget is essentially $500 a month until its going I'll put up some pics of our piece when i get home but happy to hear every bodies thoughts/advice/do you have a floor pan with live rego sitting around?
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    shit update but picking up my new wheels on thursday. Super happy as somehow managed to find exactly what i wanted, with tires and for an affordable price. Hopefully I can get this thing rolling over easter MANY EXCITE.
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    Bricks 69 beetle

    Did front wheel bearings, bought new front beam bearings, some other random stuff, new front calipers, greg has some new front brake hoses for me and so once i get some wheels and a new front spring pack (some of my leafs were broken) i can get it on the ground and rolling. A few things before its drive time but lists getting shorter Wheels, steering box, rear side windows, window seals, motor off @64valiant and be sweet for a drive i think i also bought a turbo legacy as a donor for a one-day engine swap dream project. Thw legacy was being sold by a mate for $750 with blown trans and 140,000km, seemed like a bargain and couldn't help it.
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    Bricks MB100

    Hi all. been wanting to share this for a while here. I'm totally in love with this thing. I got tired of missing out on all the rides and when I did manage to attend it was on @64valiants bikes. I also needed to find a way to stop being such a hermit and to kinda get interested in life again. I missed out on a few good deals and vowed to act quickly should anything good pop up. Ideally it'd be a larger scoot with enough power to keep up with the cool kids and go places without frustrating the public. This MB came up on TM for $600.Its pretty much famous as the old ownership papers show it was first owned by Patricia Hekia Parata (lol) I rode it for a while on the 30 year old tires, then installed my carbon fiber bars (its just straight CF tube from the NF75), re-wired the whole thing with full wave rectifier and 12v, made a smoothing battery type thing out of a stack of capacitors (this works REALLY well!), installed new tires, had Midnight Upholstery re-cover my seat in crocodile vinyl, designed a new gauge cluster in F360 and had @Roman 3d print it for me (damn its nice), etc etc etc. There's more to the story but nobody is probably even reading this far though :-D. one of the best parts is some blokes that used to bucket race these things so theres tons of info on how to make them go fast i haven't done any of that yet but theres still time :-D. During pickup First nightmare kawhia trip- this one made me want working lights At @Beavers new pad. Greg did seat stuff He fitted new foam to the factory seat base. I considered using ply (see background sitting on heater) but the steel just fits so perfect its silly to not use it. This was done right before our second (first successful) trip to kawhia. No time to cover it so it was installed and used as-is. The lower curved edge of seat base was trimmed straight before covering. on the way to kawhia with greg and 10/5 Did this design and render in F360. Really wanted the new component to fit straight into the existing light housing and be as close to factory fitment as possible. the gauges are all off Ali Express- I did the render while waiting for them to arrive. The sales blurbs had enough measurements and images for me to relatively accurately do this. Roman printed me one in black and then one in orange. The orange was too choice to not use. During the big re-wire. the bike only had working indicators when collected. I was able to get one filiment of the headlight working (hard wired) but there were some serious wiring faults that prevented the tail lights from working. The headlight was dim at idle and the indicators wouldn't even flash unless revs got up. I either replaced or tested all individual wires and switches on the bike. Many of those shit bullet connectors were replaced with proper plugs. I then wrapped the whole loom in tesa tape. I got lucky on this LED lamp. This was purchased off AE and the style was a total guess. Nothing is available off the shelf to fit the factory lamp holder. This one had one tab that lined up and by bending the steel bodies fingers inward It was able to not fall out. Very happy with how this worked out and its updated the factory headlight extremely well. The head studs were all barely tight and greg noticed shit hissing out when i rocked up to his place one day. Probably gained 2hp by tightening these. Finished seat! I love this thing. Considered buying off AE but decided to get something done right for once- and super happy i did. It fits and feels so damn good. Commissioning the bikes new wiring was a total mind-fuck. Part of converting the bike to full-wave 12v is doing whats called "floating" the stators coil. To float the coil you remove the coils center output and the coils earth... then you attach the wire that you cut off the center of the coil onto the end of the coil that was once earthed. EG, the coil no longer has an earth of its own. I purchased a chinese regulator/rectifier off trademe because I didn't want to wait for ali express shipping. This was the only part that gave me a serious ballache. I first started the bike and had between 6v and 19v depending on revs. This destroyed my brand new battery (which id had an ace bracket laser cut for). I did a HUGE amount of testing to figure out what was wrong. Was it my wiring? was it my coil modification? my AE Kitset scope helped here as it allowed me to check the waveform coming from the stator. I also tried this rectifier from a chinese scoot i have here.. that one is also SHIT so was starting to doubt myself. Ended up buying a good trailtech full-wave rectifier/regulator from Amazon and paying for express shipping. This unit is a BEAST, has adjustable voltage output and a few other cool features- plus it actually works. this was installed and tested(easily thanks to me installing plugs throughout the loom) and during a quiet tantrum about my broken battery realized it wasn't necessary after-all. Capacitors from Jaycar wired into a tidy battery pack was easy and the result is extremely impressive. The capacitors smooth out the rectified AC into a really beautifully smooth DC.. The scope shows its not perfect but its good enough that nothing is visible though the LED's and brightness is double what they are without the capacitors in place. And this is it now.. There't also been new carbs and intake reed assembly acquired plus new Ali Express rear shocks (factory ones would start bouncing and feel floaty).
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    Bricks MB100

    This thing is still going, done 250km on it since doing wiring and stuff- everything still works! Nearly sold it- wife didn't want me to because i love riding it so much but I wanted the money for beetle etc etc. Glad i didnt!!!
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    hehe, HZ will be back in full swing once i have the big shed built, cannot access it at the moment.
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    I ask because my beetle will soon be ready for a drive (using an old 1200cc aircooled motor) but I went and purchased a 96 legacy turbo as a donor for a one-day-dream-build of the beetle. About to buy wheels and would be cool if the wheels i buy (4 stud) wont have to be replaced later on. Have never heard of beetle spindles being replace with larger, but haven't heard of any legal turbo two liter beetles in nz either. Doesn't really matter because it will never happen anyway lolololololol Also. Are weld Draglites/prostars legal for road use in NZ. I have seen them on the road a few times but that doesn't necessarily make them OK
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    Its normal to change feom 4 stud to 5 when increasing engine power but would instead increasing stud size also make the cert man happy?
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    ksr's motorcycle document

    You are definately good at making bikes look awesome!
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    Re Chrome Alloy Wheels

    Sure they aren't just polished and clear coated ?
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    Fj40 chassis rust

    Pretty sure they do. And if they don't- they will widen what they have
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    Fj40 chassis rust

    PS. The good news is that 4wd Fiberglass in Hamilton sell pretty much EVERY body part for these things- from fiberglass so no rust to ever worry about again. The bad news is that one of the few parts they don't supply is the chassis.
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    Fj40 chassis rust

    Acid dipping that is a terrible idea. He could buy a decent chassis for that price.
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    Arduino stuff/ programing/so cheap

    So I have just ordered two Arduinos and a little color OLED screen for a car related project- I am excited as fuck to learn some new skills and also achieve something for far cheaper than otherwise possible (and in a way more interesting way, too) So @Ned and others- what have ya done/ what reading material do you think I should first start with. Edit.. also, back in the day I did a course on c++ and Delphi (it was 16 years ago) so maybe that will help (I can't remember a single thing about it all)
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    Where to buy steel for panels in Auckland

    Exactly. A full sheet for 45 is better than a few offcuts for a box of piss
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    Volvo 360GLT A.K.A Mr. Bodykit

    Car trailers are usually horrible. Why not save the bodykit and cut the rest up into pieces small enough to fit into a stardard trailer (then take to scrappy)
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    Best way to attach a bracket to heater motor

    that split ring is actually a genius idea. Hardest part would be keeping motor square and clearances good during tightening (and it wouldn't be easily repeatable). I vote turning your bracket into a clamp though.
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    Diffs

    This is all very good advice! But to just add something on the end for ya: You are nearly always better off sending your components to a shop that specializes in whatever task is required. You don't want to pay for a shop to learn how to complete your task. While previously based at a machine shop i was asked countless times about re-splining of axles and would refuse- We simply couldn't do it as cheaply (as quickly) as a professional axle shop could. Another reason is that i'd seen that machine shop pump out some horribly poor fitting spines!!!! unfortunately if you go a little heavy on each cut it can be hard to know until the very end when a test fit shows it up- and by that stage its too damn late.
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    Diffs

    well you said that it came in out of a bro's car. I figured you were either A, saying it came out of a mates car or B, being racist, lol.
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    Diffs

    How many spline was that twisted axle?? Looks huge.. or does it just seem thick because its so short? Pics of the rest of the car??
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    I'm amazed by that- wouldn't have thought it was possible to destroy a discs integrity that much by drilling a couple of holes. Will be upset if that is my rear end fucked, ford discs re drilled to chev, multi drilled axles etc etc
  23. David is right as usual. Run a nice new sense wire over to the battery positive and check volts again.
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    Diffs

    Hey man. I feel like you may be reading between the lines a little to suit yourself. I cant find the bits (i have shit boxed all over my home and hanging all over the shed) but the spacers are just that, spacers. They have 4 holes in each plate. They are part of the factory drum braked 9" axle assembly. If i get a splurt of enthusiasm later i may go digging (i had them gold nickel plated because it looks nice) . If you think those holes and this brake swap cause reason to fail cert then BITCH YOU CRAZY* Made a quick video. *Lets be honest, ill probably drag this out so long it never makes it to cert anyway