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63 ghia

Postby Raj » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:12 pm

Guess the Ghia lost its thread in one of the purges.

Anyway, had this ghia for prob 20 years. Its 63, older resto, 356 seats, 1600 dp. Got punched in the nose my the old lady next door to my moms.

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... time to give her some love and get her driving again! It runs, but needs full brakes. And I have a new 4 inch beam for it.

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Pulled the front end apart the other night.

Forgot I had CB dropped spindles in this.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Glenn » Fri Nov 20, 2015 7:52 pm

Raj wrote:And I have a new 4 inch beam for it.

Nice, maybe it will be able to make turns.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:37 am

That's the plan!
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:54 am

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Glenn wrote:I have to say, this "gruppe" is so much more than just a car club.


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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:13 pm

4 inch beam all painted
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Arms all painted
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OG ball bearings still in there

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Rear wheel cyl is leaking.

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drums were filthy... cleaned them and dropped them off to get cut
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:56 am

this cant be good!

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drums all cut and painted
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new parts
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cleaned up the bb's
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front end is all set.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby AoT » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:49 pm

My daughter's fiancé has his first up close and personal look at a Ghia in Brooklyn last week that was a beauty. Now he is a fan. Found this on eBay and it was delivered today. Nice baseball style shirt for the new fan!!


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Re: 63 ghia

Postby AoT » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:05 am

Raj wrote:this cant be good!

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this a defect in the part or old age? what would cause this to crumble?
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Big_kid » Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:19 pm

Looks like it got wet with fluid, got grabby, and lost a chunk from that combination.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:18 am

This pad was actually a front pad, and it was dry. Its possible the 'wet' theory happened years ago and then dried... not sure. Havent driven the car in forever, so could just be old age.
I had a similiar situation on a side job I did recently; Did the brakes on a 66. During the break in/ bed in process, one wheel locked up completely. Literally ' dragged' it home, and when I pulled it apart, the meat of the pad came dislodged from the shoe ( these were ' bonded' shoes). It actually wedged it self inbw the other shoe and the drum. That sucked!
In speaking to a buddy, he says it happens often..... scary.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:48 am

Finally got my rear axle seal in the mail, and popped it in last night.


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Buttoned up the brakes and put her down on the ground.

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Going to take her for a ride and see how she feels this weekend. Then need to align the front end and retorque it all down. Looking fwd to adding her to the rotation. Poor girl was last inspected in 2011.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby elrockk » Fri Dec 18, 2015 5:32 pm

how many VWs you got Raj
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Tom » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:36 pm

elrockk wrote:how many VWs you got Raj


More than days in the week !
I'm not an air cooled snob , I like them all !

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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:41 am

Got the alignment all lined up last night. Time to put some test miles on it and see how she feels.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:48 am

Finally got a few things straightened out on the ole' girl
- snapped the key off inside the lock, so needed to source a new ignition switch
- gas tank was filthy, drained and cleaned
- new fuel lines/ filter
- installed a rebuilt carb

Took her to get some groceries last night. Loud.... needs a muffler. And I need to sort out the tires/ wheel on it. These are just rollers on the rear

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Glenn wrote:I have to say, this "gruppe" is so much more than just a car club.


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Re: 63 ghia

Postby AoT » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:04 am

All these ACVWs keep you very busy but glad they are getting well deserved TLC!!

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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Big_kid » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:22 am

Can you extract the broken part and have a copy made? Wish I were closer, I have an extractor.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:49 am

AoT wrote:All these ACVWs keep you very busy but glad they are getting well deserved TLC!!

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Def enough to keep me out of trouble! The plan to drive them more and liquidate a tad to get the other projects funded/ time allotted to get them done.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:50 am

Big_kid wrote:Can you extract the broken part and have a copy made? Wish I were closer, I have an extractor.



I tried.... NG. I had a few old switches with no key. I found a guy that cuts the keys for $20 shipped, just needed the code. So for $20 bucks, was a no brainer.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:47 am

The old girl got some new shoes.....

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Fuel filter kept filthing up up so pulled the tank for a cleaning and reseal. Hoping to get that done by this weekend if all goes as planned.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Fri May 13, 2016 3:48 pm

Tank is resealed, and she got a bathe by the help. Pants, always optional, of course.

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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Glenn » Fri May 13, 2016 4:04 pm

I didn't see the hose at first.
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Tom » Fri May 13, 2016 7:49 pm

Glenn wrote:I didn't see the hose at first.



I thought the same thing ! :lol:
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Glenn » Fri May 13, 2016 8:17 pm

For a moment I thought Raj was "the MAN".
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Re: 63 ghia

Postby Raj » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:54 am

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First NYS inspection since 2011......

Completely blew out the muffler on the way to see my guy. And having some very bad clutch chatter so I think the engine mounts are suspect. Cant remember when I last pulled this motor so thats prob on the list to address this and few items.
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