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Here we go, its about time i started one of these.
here it is


Got this car last year in a deal for my old '59 single cab,Did'nt really do much to it apart from change the wheels and rebuild the callipers and new pads and polish it a bit more to get rid of the crappy red paint on it.
Just spent alot of time drive'in it with a big grin on my face:),it was for sale but only ever had one phone call about it so dicided to do a resto on it as i had collected most of the parts,
i have owned alot of VW's and lowered them narrowed them and all sorts but none of them were even close to drive'in and handle'in like this.
Finally i went for a bit of a drive in the black mountains with a friend in his mk1 RS2000 and me in my 12,the engine ended up lose'in a bit of power so took it out and went throu it to find a couple of broken rings.so that got me started on doing the resto because i could'nt drive it anymore.

well now i have use of a mates garage(cheers Rob) i can get on with it, plan is to get it done a drive it to VolksWorld show in march with a newly rebuild engine and new paint, it going back to the OG clour of Light Ivory,(at the moment LoL)
 

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here what it looked like with the Gas Burners



still cant decide if it looks better with them or the Fuch,
wot do you lot reckon ?
 

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heres the engine out

after a teardown was easy to see what caused the loss of power

broken lad on piston resulting i the rings breaking :(

Ordered some new barrels and pistons after i nearly felll over when i heard the price :eek: a VW is about 100 quid for a set not porsche thou.
anyways stripped the engine and measured everything to make sure it was all in spec, i.e valve guides, valve's rod etc etc

found one dodgey rod bearing so a new set of them was ordered again not VW price.The engine has been rebiult in the states and the crank has been ground first undersize.

Luckly i have a nice hotwash tank in work for doing are V10's we build so managed to sneak in all my engine bits to give them a good clean

head before

head after

took all the valves out re-lapped them in and fitted new valve stem oil seals.They are a right pig to do!!
 

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heres some more

valves out and check guides for wear and die pen and look for cracks between valves, every thing was kool

lap the valves in and get ready to bolt on

pistons goin on

they are big bore ones,like 1641cc for VW but porsche one's are 1750cc,
 

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theres a breather on one head thats got a stupid seal in it that just goes hard then leaks everywhere, so did a bit of inventin and made up a new one with copper cruch washers in it to keep things oil tight



well thats the engine done:)

ive degreased and cleaned all the tinware just need to get it blasted and powered coated now, blasted the exhaust aswell on sat so need to get some high temp paint from frost for that to,
 

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now the car

started off the otther week looking like this on sat morning


by the arvo it looked like this

:eek:

A good look over the car and there is a bit of rust but being from California its only minimal, i love cali cars:D
There is a bit under the rear seat and a bit of a hole in the rear shelf and the front lip panel and thats it:)
the front suspension pan goes on early car but this has already been done
 

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How did it go compared to the RS2000?
What sort of BHP figures do they have stock?
Expecting much more with the new barrels and rebuild?
I love it.
Look forward to following this one, keep us posted.

Phil
 

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The RS2000 is pretty much stock apart from princess brake upgrade and 5 speed box and a capri 40 rather than a progressive.
We set it up on the dyno in work and it was make'in about 115BHP at the wheels were as my 912 was making about 90BHP which is what its ment to be stock,(that was before i took the engine apart and found the broken rings thou).
It kept up with me and i kept up with the ford when i was following, they seemed about even and we both sat down and had a cup'o'tea he agreed with me, not sure on the wieght difference between the cars but i would say the RS was a bit heavyer and thats why thet seemed similar.
As for what power increase,Not sure but wouldn't expect to much maybe around 100BHP at the wheels but will put it on the dyno once its run in and find out

How did it go compared to the RS2000?
What sort of BHP figures do they have stock?
Expecting much more with the new barrels and rebuild?
I love it.
Look forward to following this one, keep us posted.

Phil
 

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heres some more of the strip down

found some scribble under the dash cover in cyangraph its been there since '65 means Light Ivory when translated :)

Tank out which i need to paint as its the wrong colour should be gray,and under the hood needs a good clean up and painted black again.

Ealry dashes where body colour then porsche decided to paint them all black.

quick bit of nitromorse and some G3 and its back to OG paint :cool: Prob leave it body colour on the finished car as mine is an early car,Also someone in the states cut the dash to put a oil pressure gauge:rolleyes: but got a clock and a outside temp gauge to go in to make it a five dial which was an option on the 912
 

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After a lot of scrapping and wire brushing all the rear sound deadning is gone, not a nice job to do

but lets you see whats underneath a bit of a rusty hole by the back seat

gotta cut this out and weld it up but not to much work.
 

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bit more done tonight after work,
I managed to get the doors off :eek: was real easy with the right XZN key dont think it would have been that easy if it was a UK car.
Dosen't feel like im getting anywhere at the moment though but the plan is the do the few bits of welding this week and then hopefully put some primer on the body this weekend.
Im pretty lucky that the car has had no accident damage like so many US cars and is really straight :) the two back bumpers had some filler in them and one of them was real bent but luckly when i got the car it came with 2 nice straight ones.
The box of bits is getting bigger hope i can remember where they all go :lol:
 

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cheers Rick,will do

got a bit done this weekend,no primer yet thou:( DA is broken and the air line went pop, so thought i would do some other jobs instead.

my clock turned up from Cali on friday didn't work, so took it apart and soaked it in WD a couple of times and checked it all out and cleaned up the contacts.He presto it started tick'in and actually kept time :D

Tank support panel looked a bit crusty so ordered a new one,

all cut out and new panel trial fitted

should be able to get it welded in one night after work this week:)
 
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