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Coral Red '57 Oval

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Coral Red '57 Oval Reply with quote

So here's my thread. It's not really a build thread, 'cause I have no intention of actually building anything here. This is more of a maintenance thread.
Here's the link to where it all started for me.
http://www.vvwc.ca/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6263

This weekend I'll get all the lights working, oil change, tune up, valve adjustment... You know, quality time.



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what are the (longer term) plans for the car? hope its leave it as is and roll it:D
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely. Once I have to start scraping ice in the morning, I'll put 'er away for a while, and when the sun starts shining again she'll be my daily.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your place looks similar to mine, weird...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, we spent our quality time together.
Oil change - The oil was black & runny. The screen was melded to the drain plate as one solid lump. There was some kinda spring wrapped up in the screen. And the gaskets had an original VW stamped on them.
Valve adjustment - Intakes were pretty good, exhausts were too tight.
New cap & rotor.
New plugs. - The old ones were made in India. Probably got 'em from some aftermarket clip joint! Laughing
And one plug connector was busted.
But she still had a little stumble & backfire when the revs were low and you gave her some throttle. Made it real hard to perform the perfect shift. So I adjusted the points 'cause they were barely opening. Now she absolutely purrs! Couldn't be happier.



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That spring kinda looks like one from a distributor drive?? Weird.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A reason to stay with points over electronic ign. is the shear satisfaction of a proper adjustment.
It can feel like a rebuild.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are you still smiling
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So here's a thread I never use. 10 years later, still smilin'.
Thought it was time for some new shoes though. After so many years of chrome 5-spokes, it's like slipping on a set of Converse sneakers.



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woooooooo white walls. Very nice
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

are those port-a-walls?

i'm curious to hear how you like them and how they hold up.

love the stance
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, they're Italian made. "Omega" it says on there. The rears fit beauty, but the front tires have a rim protector ridge on them, and it stops the whitewall from following the contour of the tire completely. There's a little gap. They're as centered as can be, and nobody's been flagging me down saying my wheel's about to come off, so I think it's fine.
Side note: Smart car tires, 145.65R15 are getting harder to come by. Supply & command Ricky says.

As for durability, we'll all find out together I suppose.
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