AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
Toggle ContentToggle Content
Toggle Content AzBaja Site info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: Tremelune
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 1
Overall: 3559

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 111
Total: 111
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Baja Forums
02: Baja Forums
03: Baja Forums
04: Baja Forums
05: AMAZON.com
06: Baja Forums
07: Baja Forums
08: AMAZON.com
09: Pictures
10: Baja Forums
11: Baja Forums
12: Baja Forums
13: AMAZON.com
14: AMAZON.com
15: AMAZON.com
16: Baja Forums
17: AMAZON.com
18: AMAZON.com
19: AMAZON.com
20: AMAZON.com
21: Baja Forums
22: Baja Forums
23: Baja Forums
24: Baja Forums
25: Baja Forums
26: Pictures
27: AMAZON.com
28: Baja Forums
29: AMAZON.com
30: AMAZON.com
31: Baja Forums
32: AMAZON.com
33: Baja Forums
34: Event Calendar
35: Baja Forums
36: AMAZON.com
37: AMAZON.com
38: AMAZON.com
39: Event Calendar
40: AMAZON.com
41: AMAZON.com
42: AMAZON.com
43: AMAZON.com
44: AMAZON.com
45: Baja Forums
46: AMAZON.com
47: AMAZON.com
48: AMAZON.com
49: AMAZON.com
50: AMAZON.com
51: AMAZON.com
52: AMAZON.com
53: AMAZON.com
54: Baja Forums
55: AMAZON.com
56: AMAZON.com
57: AMAZON.com
58: Baja Forums
59: AMAZON.com
60: AMAZON.com
61: AMAZON.com
62: AMAZON.com
63: AMAZON.com
64: Baja Forums
65: AMAZON.com
66: AMAZON.com
67: AMAZON.com
68: Baja Forums
69: AMAZON.com
70: AMAZON.com
71: Baja Forums
72: Baja Forums
73: AMAZON.com
74: Baja Forums
75: AMAZON.com
76: AMAZON.com
77: AMAZON.com
78: Event Calendar
79: Baja Forums
80: AMAZON.com
81: Baja Forums
82: AMAZON.com
83: Baja Forums
84: AMAZON.com
85: AMAZON.com
86: Baja Forums
87: AMAZON.com
88: Pictures
89: AMAZON.com
90: AMAZON.com
91: AMAZON.com
92: AMAZON.com
93: AMAZON.com
94: Baja Forums
95: AMAZON.com
96: Baja Forums
97: AMAZON.com
98: AMAZON.com
99: Baja Forums
100: AMAZON.com
101: Baja Forums
102: AMAZON.com
103: Baja Forums
104: Baja Forums
105: Baja Forums
106: Pictures
107: Baja Forums
108: Baja Forums
109: Baja Forums
110: Pictures
111: Baja Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Toggle Content GPS

Baja Forums -:- AzBaja.com Members -:- Projects and Builds -:- FABINC 5-1600 Build
Amazon Store

FABINC 5-1600 Build
Tell us about your Project, Were you at in tyour build. Post Pictures etc.
Users browsing this topic: None
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page
<
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
>
View previous topic :: View next topic
Author Message
MojaveRacer208
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

MojaveRacer208

Offline

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 711
Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert
Karma: +9

Post Post subject: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 01:35 AM
Reply with quote

I suggest removing the paint under the ground connections. Paint is a fine insulator. The fuse block has a ground buss on it and removing paint under that 1 screw would be better than having several such places. Use a star lock washer under the mounting screw head for "bite" into the metal for a good ground. From his days as an aircraft electrician, my dad had a small wire cup brush with a pilot point for a drill motor made especially for cleaning under ground screws.

The air cleaner is cool. But the oil filler will be a pain to get to now. I would have mounted the air cleaner on the left side. If you have a cam in the engine, it will have a "reversion wave" out the top of the carb when running. That's a fuel vapor which gets sucked in, but needs some space for best tune. It needs a plenum like the UMP boxes between carb and the duct. Maybe you could do something of that sort.

I just used some of those ABS sewer elbows for the heater ducts in my 58 Baja. The IRS arms swing up in front of the body ducts of the 58 (IRS bodies have the ducts higher up and angled up more). So to have heat for my DD, I had to get above the arms. A pair of 45 street ells on each side have done the trick.

But I like how you're doing this build. Nice work!


_________________
Richard
A.R.T.S. Off Road Race Tech Inspection
M.O.R.E. / MDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 03:48 AM
Reply with quote

Thanks for the info on the electrical. I don't want to run into problems later.

I mounted the air cleaner on the passanger side so it was away from oil filter and exhaust. It might be a little inconvenient, but I will deal with it.

Engine is a stock 1600. I might upgrade later, but for now I should be ok. I am only running fox 2.0 smooth body shocks and don't need more engine than suspension. Upside down is always a bummer.

Back to top
View user's profile
66baja2.3
Recruit
Recruit

66baja2.3

Offline

Joined: Sep 12, 2011
Posts: 3
Location: Chicago IL.
Karma: 0

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 02:31 AM
Reply with quote

In reply to MojaveRacer208. McMaster is a good place for all sorts of plastic plugs and stuff like that. The best guys are the ones that sell to the Homebuilt aircraft guys. Try Wicks Aircraft or Aircraft Spruce. Bolts and washers that fit each other and you can buy them one bolt or washer at a time. You can not beat the AN spec stuff. Other cool stuff there also that you can use on the Baja also. Let me know what you think.

Back to top
View user's profile
MojaveRacer208
Staff SGT.
Staff SGT.

MojaveRacer208

Offline

Joined: Oct 13, 2008
Posts: 711
Location: Lake LA - SoCal Mojave Desert
Karma: +9

Post Post subject: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:14 AM
Reply with quote

Yeah. I buy from McMaster and Aircraft Spruce.


_________________
Richard
A.R.T.S. Off Road Race Tech Inspection
M.O.R.E. / MDR
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 04:42 AM
Reply with quote

Took some time to scratch a few more things off the list.

Breather install




Finished up the oil lines and mounts.










The list is getting really short. New front tires should be in this week.
Big thanks to Spencer at General Tire for the hook up!



Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 04:42 AM
Reply with quote

NEW FRONT TIRES ARRIVED TODAY!

Out with the Dominator 235/75-15's and in with the General Tire 7.00-15's.




Off to the tire shop tomorrow.


Back to top
View user's profile
POCman
Sergeant
Sergeant

POCman

Offline

Joined: Jun 05, 2011
Posts: 250
Location: Mid Willamette Valley Oregon
Karma: +3

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 08:00 AM
Reply with quote

NICE TREAD


_________________
What can one DO......
When the System has YOU !!!!!
Back to top
View user's profile
allisontech
Corporal
Corporal

allisontech

Offline

Joined: Nov 23, 2011
Posts: 108
Location: Lithia, fl
Karma: +1

Post Post subject: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:25 PM
Reply with quote

Getting close Looks great!!


_________________
I am still waiting for the day that ANY "VW performance bolt on part" actually bolts on and doesn't need to be cut, trimmed, bent, welded or modified to fit!
Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:28 PM
Reply with quote

Tires Mounted


235/75-15 were cool, but 7.00-15 are even better!



General Tire Navajo 7.00-15



They should allow for better straight line stability at high speeds.

Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:31 PM
Reply with quote

More sanding and painting was necessary.

Bought some old engine tins because the chrome ones I had just don't match the off road theme of the car.

Sand and paint!



Sand, paint and drill the valve covers for the breather.



Got rusty exhaust? Got hi temp paint.



Take it apart and put it back together!






I can see the end of the list! It is getting closer each day!

Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 02:52 AM
Reply with quote

While at the Parker 425 contingency I found these little K&N air filters to use on my engine.




Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 04:35 AM
Reply with quote

Car took it's first voyage today. Although it was only around the block, it did bring to light a few glaring issues to add to the list.

Need to bend a new brakeline for the rear. Old one gave up and leaked.
Hydraulic slave cylinder for clutch needs adjustment to work properly.
Engine leaks oil from behind crank pulley. Not happy about that one.

I guess I will get back to it in the morning. Ugh!

Back to top
View user's profile
Dirtjunkie
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant

Dirtjunkie

Offline

Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 2004
Location: Looking for that tool I just set down.
Officers (Dues)
Karma: +13

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 04:38 AM
Reply with quote

wideopenmotorsports wrote:
Car took it's first voyage today. Although it was only around the block, it did bring to light a few glaring issues to add to the list.

Need to bend a new brakeline for the rear. Old one gave up and leaked.
Hydraulic slave cylinder for clutch needs adjustment to work properly.
Engine leaks oil from behind crank pulley. Not happy about that one.

I guess I will get back to it in the morning. Ugh!

Good to here it had a maiden trip. Was that a sand seal or regular pulley? I forget.


_________________
Current AZBaja"El Presidente"

A very wise man once said:
Suspension is the key to going fast off-road. Without it, a big motor is a waste of power and gas.
Back to top
View user's profile
wideopenmotorsports
SGT. 1st Class
SGT. 1st Class

wideopenmotorsports

Joined: Feb 16, 2009
Posts: 1339
Karma: +12

Post Post subject: Re: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 04:59 AM
Reply with quote

When you looked at it there was a sand seal pulley on it and you told me to get a regular one. I bought a new stock pulley but I guess there might be something else wrong. Any ideas?

Back to top
View user's profile
Dirtjunkie
1st Lieutenant
1st Lieutenant

Dirtjunkie

Offline

Joined: Apr 21, 2006
Posts: 2004
Location: Looking for that tool I just set down.
Officers (Dues)
Karma: +13

Post Post subject: FABINC 5-1600 Build
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 06:02 AM
Reply with quote

maybe I can come by tomorrow afternoon & take a look?


_________________
Current AZBaja"El Presidente"

A very wise man once said:
Suspension is the key to going fast off-road. Without it, a big motor is a waste of power and gas.
Back to top
View user's profile
<
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
>
Post new topic Reply to topic Printer Friendly Page

 Topics   Replies   Author   Views   Last Post 
Normal
No new posts Projects and Builds The Socal Honda Build
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]
26 1963BAJA 2855 The Socal Honda Build
 Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:15 AM 
1963BAJA View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds New father/son budget build
Cheapskate special
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]
26 Azdrtdog 6162 New father/son budget ...
 Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:26 PM 
Dalton View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds New Class 11 Build - PepeBlanco 4 pepeazul 3243 New Class 11 Build - P...
 Tue Mar 22, 2016 01:19 AM 
MojaveRacer208 View latest post
No new posts Projects and Builds Carbon Footprint...aka Suburban Legend Baja Build
[ Go to pageGo to page: 1 ... 5, 6, 7 ]
101 SuburbanLegend 108054 Carbon Footprint...aka...
 Thu Oct 08, 2015 08:28 PM 
AzBaja View latest post
No new posts VW Volkswagen & Baja Bug General Discussion 5-1600 vs Class 11 Version 3 2 wideopenmotorsports 2168 5-1600 vs Class 11 Ver...
 Thu Oct 08, 2015 08:12 PM 
AzBaja View latest post
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You can reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Toggle Content Picture Box

Toggle Content Great things to Buy

Toggle Content Other Sites

Toggle Content Parts - For your Car

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy