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Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:16 pm

I want to introduce you all to my new purchase, Orange Crush! I hope to get this on the raod quickly so i have something to drive to meetings while i continue to work on my other project. Needless to say the body is rough but mechanically it is farily sound (i hope)
Good:
new front calipers and pads
new shoes and brake hardware
new gas tank and sending unit
New carburator (Empi :cry: )
New 009 distributor ( :cry: )

I hope to patch it together quickly and cheaply then drive it! Here is a picture on its journey home.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:44 pm

nice Ken! Hope to see back in an ACVW soon
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:21 pm

Looks like a POS... so it's perfect for you.

How long before you take it totally apart?
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Tom » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:38 pm

Just a reminder, when you start taking it apart turn in the plates. ;)
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:51 pm

Raj wrote:nice Ken! Hope to see back in an ACVW soon


Thank you Raj!

Glenn wrote:Looks like a POS... so it's perfect for you.

How long before you take it totally apart?


Tom wrote:Just a reminder, when you start taking it apart turn in the plates. ;)
You know I have feelings!!! :cry:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:12 pm

Brown wrote:You know I have feelings!!! :cry:

I know you bleed when cut. Just figured that you severed all the nerves by now.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:07 pm

Nice Ken.
Where'd you find this diamond in the rough?
Keep those plates! Those were cool plates!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby VwJay » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:15 pm

Sweet, love Ghia coupes. Good luck with it
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby EDNCAROL » Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:41 pm

Welcome. K Man! Nice to see a few more A/C VW' s made their way to Long Island this weekend !
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Big_kid » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:46 pm

Congrats!

Last I knew my nephew in Ridge was parting out a ghia, not sure what's all left on it.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:14 pm

BK, Can you check and see what he has or PM his contact info.

Thanks

I had to replace the starter tonight but then i was able to turn it over until the oil light went out I want to do a compression test before i try to start it.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Big_kid » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:44 pm

I messaged him last night, he's already sold the car. Sorry!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:14 pm

I appreciate you checking for me!!

Thanks!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:36 pm

The past few days I've been checking the car out and found the ignition switch was bad but the mechanic for the PO ran three wires into the drivers compartment to hot wire it. After cleaning the connections on all the wires i added a switch to turn the car on and used the wire to the stater to hot wire it. After replacing the starter i did a compression test and got
1 - 120
2 - 120
3 - 90
4 - 90

not consistent but enough to get it running. a found an old dist DVDA and installed it and at first i had no spark so i filed the points and had spark. I dipped the supply line from the fuel pump in my gas can and after priming the carburetor the engine fired up and eventually rand off the gas tank. It needs a good tuneup and timing but it looks like the engine will get me going.

Good progress so far!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Big_kid » Wed May 01, 2013 7:01 am

Sounds good so far- nothing like hearing an engine start up for the first time!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Wed May 01, 2013 8:06 am

nice. Toss in new fuel lines and flush the tank to ensure trouble free fuel delivery. Get some brakes and drive that bitch!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby AoT » Wed May 01, 2013 8:23 am

Brown wrote:Good progress so far!


Progress = success. Keep it going! :P
Keep working at it and it gets done!!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Wed May 01, 2013 11:45 am

Raj wrote:nice. Toss in new fuel lines and flush the tank to ensure trouble free fuel delivery. Get some brakes and drive that bitch!
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i like the way you think!!!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Wed May 01, 2013 11:50 am

here's what it sounded like on its maiden start!!

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Can't wait to see how it sounds after new plugs, wires, cap, rotor points and timing!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed May 01, 2013 1:40 pm

Well, it runs! lol
One more car for you to cut up and never reassemble! :lol:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Wed May 01, 2013 2:17 pm

Ken... This was one of yours that also ran.



It just had about a 1/4" (.250") of endplay. Hope you have better luck with this one.
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Wed May 01, 2013 2:25 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Well, it runs! lol
One more car for you to cut up and never reassemble! :lol:


so mean!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Brown » Wed May 01, 2013 2:28 pm

Raj wrote:
ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Well, it runs! lol
One more car for you to cut up and never reassemble! :lol:


so mean!


I mean really!!! I might have to go in search of another club in LI!! :shock:
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Raj » Wed May 01, 2013 2:32 pm

Brown wrote:
Raj wrote:
ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Well, it runs! lol
One more car for you to cut up and never reassemble! :lol:


so mean!


I mean really!!! I might have to go in search of another club in LI!! :shock:


HAHA! You know you love us bud!
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Re: Orange Crush

Postby Glenn » Wed May 01, 2013 3:21 pm

Brown wrote:I might have to go in search of another club in LI!! :shock:

Not sure if you're man enough to join this club.

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