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Re: '73/1500

Postby Raj » Mon May 28, 2012 6:41 pm

Good to her Dan. Looking forward to pics of the square.
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Tue May 29, 2012 3:47 pm

Raj wrote:Good to her Dan. Looking forward to pics of the square.



Got this picture from the shipper today....should be here by tomorrow....that's some sandwich it's in the middle of!

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Re: '73/1500

Postby Raj » Tue May 29, 2012 3:52 pm

thats an awesome pic!

org paint?
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Tue May 29, 2012 4:52 pm

Raj wrote:thats an awesome pic!

org paint?



don't think so.....there was definitely a respray at some point....what looks like "patina" in the pic might just be some dirt or road dust
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Brown » Tue May 29, 2012 8:15 pm

Red...Sweet, looks good from here!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Tue May 29, 2012 8:36 pm

Brown wrote:Red...Sweet, looks good from here!



As long as that Monte Carlo doesn't land in the windshield!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Brown » Tue May 29, 2012 8:49 pm

D-A-N wrote:
Brown wrote:Red...Sweet, looks good from here!



As long as that Monte Carlo doesn't land in the windshield!


Let's just hope that guy has it secured down nice and tight!

Where is it coming from?
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Tue May 29, 2012 9:00 pm

Brown wrote:
D-A-N wrote:
Brown wrote:Red...Sweet, looks good from here!



As long as that Monte Carlo doesn't land in the windshield!


Let's just hope that guy has it secured down nice and tight!

Where is it coming from?


Minnesota....practically in Canada. 3 hrs. north of Minneapolis....car's originally from Texas though.

Pretty big-ass tractor behind us too!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby AoT » Tue May 29, 2012 9:20 pm

D-A-N wrote:
Got this picture from the shipper today....should be here by tomorrow....that's some sandwich it's in the middle of!

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Think i saw that white extended cab pick up in an episode of Shipping Wars. It was hauling alpacas to Texas!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed May 30, 2012 7:44 am

I SAW THAT ONE TOO AUD! I wonder if thats really it though... Theres a shitton of white GMC's out there! lol
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Brown » Wed May 30, 2012 8:07 pm

D-A-N wrote:
D-A-N wrote:
Brown wrote:Red...Sweet, looks good from here!



As long as that Monte Carlo doesn't land in the windshield!
Minnesota....practically in Canada. 3 hrs. north of Minneapolis....car's originally from Texas though.

Pretty big-ass tractor behind us too!


I believe that is an International Harvester!!! Big-ass works too!!!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Thu May 31, 2012 5:44 am

Did you guys really see that Silverado on Shipping Wars? Delivery has been delayed until Friday but I'll ask the guy. If it rings any bells, the company's name is For His Glory Transport....and it's not for the glory of the owner. Or of alpacas.

Oh...and Raj....if you're reading.....I had a little "experience" with the stock Kadron linkage on the way home last night. The bent piece in pic below that connects the left linkage arm to the center mount popped off while I was doing 70 in the left lane of the LIE near Woodhaven Blvd :shock: Scary shit.....the pedal went dead, I had no acceleration and the shoulder was on the right. Luckily drifted over, messed with the pedal (the pin sometimes pops out but not this time) while the car was being shaken by trucks driving by 2 feet away to the left AND right on the other side of a concrete divider.

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I read that the stock linkage will sometimes do that and can be "secured" with zip ties but I figured f**k that, I don't want to rely on zip ties. I just ordered the SCAT linkage from Kaddie Shack. From what I've read it's safer, simpler, and more reliable. We'll see.
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Re: '73/1500

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Thu May 31, 2012 7:38 am

Dan, there is a white pick up on shipping wars, but then again theres also a white pick up 6 houses down... I dont know if thats the same one, it would be nearly impossible to know without seeing the driver, and I dont recognize the name; even with its creepy Jesus name...
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Raj » Thu May 31, 2012 8:56 am

Dan,
That is scary. My Kads ( that i mentioned i'm installing on the 74 thing this weekend if all goes as planned) also has the same linkage. The end used to pop off all the time, and I thought it was simply bc they were worn. I have secured with with zip ties in the past and will do so again until I get a new linkage. I know its a PITA, but this is complete BS considering your linkage were brand new. Unacceptable.

BTW... good to see you and the car last night. Sorry I couldnt hang out longer, daddy duties.
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Thu May 31, 2012 9:24 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Dan, there is a white pick up on shipping wars, but then again theres also a white pick up 6 houses down... I dont know if thats the same one, it would be nearly impossible to know without seeing the driver, and I dont recognize the name; even with its creepy Jesus name...


I see....I thought there was something special about this particular white pickup. How 'bout my shipper's logo? Doesn't that make it special?

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And Raj....I just added 3 hours a day to my work schedule this week so daddy duty or not, I didn't have much left in the tank.

As for the linkage, other than rocker arm shims I think that's my first experience with an EMPI product. I don't have enough experience w/ enough of their stuff to unilaterally say they suck but so far, they kinda suck.

Even though I have the SCAT linkage on the way, this one looks good too....a bit pricey though when you convert from Euros to Dollars and add shipping from Germany....

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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:37 pm

Anyone know offhand what size nut and bolt are needed to secure the positive battery cable to the battery terminal?
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Glenn » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:42 pm

I'd assume it's a M8 with a 13mm nut.
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:24 pm

Glenn wrote:I'd assume it's a M8 with a 13mm nut.


Cool....thanks Glenn....is there a grade of each that'd be more corrosion resistant (yellow zinc?) or are they all going to rot sooner or later?
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Kermit » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:28 pm

Total loss of power on the highway = :shock:
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Wed Jun 06, 2012 4:21 am

Kermit wrote:Total loss of power on the highway = :shock:


Tell me about it....luckily I was going fast enough and traffic was just light enough that I could coast over 3 lanes without that much trouble.

I got my new SCAT linkage in the mail yesterday. Will try to get it on in the coming days as I also find the "feel" of the stock linkage kind of sucks.....looses adjustment quickly and it's finicky based on engine temp.
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Re: '73/1500

Postby Raj » Wed Jun 06, 2012 1:00 pm

wellllll......... are we the proud owner of another VW now or what? Start up a new thread, lets see this beast!
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Re: '73/1500

Postby volksbugusa » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:52 am

Raj wrote:Dan,
That is scary. My Kads ( that i mentioned i'm installing on the 74 thing this weekend if all goes as planned) also has the same linkage. The end used to pop off all the time, and I thought it was simply bc they were worn. I have secured with with zip ties in the past and will do so again until I get a new linkage. I know its a PITA, but this is complete BS considering your linkage were brand new. Unacceptable.

BTW... good to see you and the car last night. Sorry I couldnt hang out longer, daddy duties.
The car sounds great but start saving for the 2L!


best linkage for kadrons is "scat" they will never pop off....you will need to remove the case stud no big deal...Matt
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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:31 am

volksbugusa wrote:
Raj wrote:Dan,
That is scary. My Kads ( that i mentioned i'm installing on the 74 thing this weekend if all goes as planned) also has the same linkage. The end used to pop off all the time, and I thought it was simply bc they were worn. I have secured with with zip ties in the past and will do so again until I get a new linkage. I know its a PITA, but this is complete BS considering your linkage were brand new. Unacceptable.

BTW... good to see you and the car last night. Sorry I couldnt hang out longer, daddy duties.
The car sounds great but start saving for the 2L!


best linkage for kadrons is "scat" they will never pop off....you will need to remove the case stud no big deal...Matt


Hi Matt....

I've got the Scat linkage on my kitchen table right now. I checked out your thread. Looks like you have springs on the throttle arms on each carb. The kit only comes with one. Where'd you get your springs and are they a certain length and tension?
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Re: '73/1500

Postby volksbugusa » Thu Jun 07, 2012 12:54 pm

hi had the springs sitting in my garage....i also needed to add the center spring as well

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Re: '73/1500

Postby D-A-N » Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:02 am

volksbugusa wrote:hi had the springs sitting in my garage....i also needed to add the center spring as well

matt



Thanks for the tip. My only lingering question is how do you tell when you have too much or not enough tension on the throttle arms? I'm guessing that if it's a little off then the throttle plates won't close enough or that the gas pedal will feel crappy?

Totally unrelated question for anyone:

I'm sure the answer to this is "it depends" or "it's hard to say" but I'm wondering if the Bug In tends to be a good place to pick up parts or are the prices at shows usually too high and not worth it unless it's a really hard to find thing?

I need some boring stuff like a vent window, window scrapers, and other odds and ends which are pretty easy to get online but I figure it'd be more fun to buy stuff at a show b/c I could see it first. But if "as a rule" shows tend to mean price gouging then I'll just do online.

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