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Well, I'm not the one that built this, but for as long as it's been sitting in my garage torn apart, I SHOULD have! I bought it 6 months ago, and I've only driven it once- home from the PO's house. Crying or Very sad Can't wait to get it back together and on the road.

It's a '59, has a 1915 with an 002 trans. 3x3s, 930 CVs, rear disc brakes. Front suspension is stock ( Crying or Very sad ), like-new 33's and 30's front and rear on "Centerline" wheels. Caged, Race ? front seats, harnesses, 10-gallon fuel tank up front, 1 piece front end. I just had the motor rebuilt- it has CB 044 heads, Engle 110 cam, and a Dellorto 40 on top. I guess that's about it- here's the pics...















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Oh yeah- I waxed it after these pics- the paint looks mo' better now. I also polished the wheels up, and BAJAWARRIOR recovered those nasty front seats awhile back, so they look NEW!!!


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Nice looking bug Smile Smile Smile ... What is the line that is going into the exhaust (or looks like it does).

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It feeds the carb that feeds the exhaust Rolling Eyes


That is a sharp looking Baja, if I could make another suggestion is put you fuel filter up by your fuel tank, you have room that way you have less connections that can fail close to your spark producing devices.

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The fuel line is going in to the base of the carb- it sure does look like it's feeding the exhaust though, eh? (Actually, I was told by the PO that it's an afterburner...) Laughing


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I like that car. Looks like you picked up a good project. Wink


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this is prob. my fav. baja on here
even tho i love all of them


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Thanks for the props. I better get a move-on on getting it back together and on the road (and off the road!), or the VP/CFO is gonna try and make me sell it! NOOOOOOO!!!


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I will give you $25 for it.

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Can't wait to see it in action, is that the original color? Sample that is a insult, $25 come on, how about a $100? Have you done anymore with setting the rear torsion, or going to wait for the engine in before?

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Can't wait to see it in action, is that the original color? Sample that is a insult, $25 come on, how about a $100? Have you done anymore with setting the rear torsion, or going to wait for the engine in before?

At this point, I think I'm going to hang the motor, and see what that does to the axle angle. That way hopefully, I can adjust it one last time and be done (ha ha, right?). I just want to be DONE!


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Good looking car, I like the way the front is cut.


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SUPER BOWL SUNDAY- UPDATE- So, a buddy of mine came by today. We got lower engine mount studs lengthened sufficiently, and the motor is hanging! Also, you may recall, my axle angle was sitting at 28-29* (my CV's were of course binding), so we pulled the torsions apart and reindexed them. I came down one spline (we think) at the inboard end. I'm sitting at 19-20* axle angle now it looks like. Car sits a little lower now, but I've still got around 17" of clearance in the rear. The shocks are off, and it's strange that I can actually push down on the motor and the suspension actually gives some now- before, the preload was so high that we'd HANG on a pipe sticking out of the back of the car, and couldn't get the suspension to droop at all. If this setup seems too soft, I may have to pull it apart AGAIN and maybe go up one spline at the outboard end (springplate). Seems like that should put me somewhere higher than now, but now as high as it was. Gonna have to put one of the CVs back together- it came apart during disassembly. But, the axles are ready to go in, the rear shocks (after I repaint them), patch the floor, put in the interior, install the gauges, then hook up and fire the motor.

One step closer... Very Happy


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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tony, what size torsion bars did you install ? (mm)

I stayed with the stock long torsions.

az350, your problem is not the angle but the torsion size, you will need to go up to at least a 27mm and I would say maybe 30mm the stock size is 23mm and ya have to remember it has seen alot of road time in 49years even if it is NOS it is still to small.


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Sounds really cool. It's exciting when you start getting close. Hope to see some more pix soon.

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