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PostSubject: traction bar   Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:18 pm

One of the main reasons the 1915 is not in my bug is because of engine movement. The motor mounts are new but the torque is more than the car can handle. Long time ago my Baja needed motor mounts so I put solid mounts at the bell housing and a standard nose for noise. Right now I put a tranny strap but it looks like a joke. So I need to make an order anyway. This looks like my options.

Traction bar
Solid motor mounts
urethane motor mounts
Transmission strap

I don't care about noise, with the windows down and the top back and mondo singing. I would like experience not well my opinion is. I believe the guy in Wilton made a traction bar.

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PostSubject: Re: traction bar   Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:36 pm

In a link here is your answer

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=173450

I think that this is the best option Cool
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PostSubject: I saw that   Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:51 pm

A guy in the Stockton area was making that and rear camber adjusters. I wonder who had that idea first. Good option.

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PostSubject: Re: traction bar   Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:41 am

I made my own traction bar out of some scrap steel, and some long bolts.

Cut to length, holes drilled. Brackets made to use existling bumper bracket bolt holes.





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PostSubject: Wilton GoFast   Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:36 am

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Your bar is not bolted to the motor correct? If so it stops the front to back motion?? Not side to side.

Speedie

Have you seen the Rhino mounts from CB $45.00 ?

I ques with a Kennedy stage two clutch and 6inch wide rims something has to move. It wont be the tires.
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PostSubject: Re: traction bar   Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:50 pm

I used the CB Rhino mounts when I put everything back together last August.

They seem to be holding up nicely. They haven't changed since I put them in, so I figure that is a good thing. I dropped the motor to put the heater boxes on before the holidays and the mounts looked the same as the day I put them in.

My research said they were a little noisier, but I really have no way to tell since the Ghia was in rough shape mechanically when I started working on her.

I do know there is significantly less movement of my motor, but again that could be because I actually have all the bolts and they are all torqued correctly.
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PostSubject: thanks   Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:39 pm

Noise is never an issue. My AM radio makes noise, a fine tuned motor makes music. And Mondo sings. My thought is Rhino and maybe a traction bar.

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PostSubject: Re: traction bar   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:13 pm

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Your bar is not bolted to the motor correct? If so it stops the front to back motion?? Not side to side.
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It stops the up/down movement, so I gues that's front to back motion.

To stop the side to side movement, I would go with the a transmission mid mount, and the Kafer bar.
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PostSubject: Re: traction bar   Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:37 pm

I hear your words about the noise. I hardly ever listen to the radio. I like to listen to the motor and the changes as I drive around.

Although it seems like every time I fix something, I start to hear a new noise. Lately I have been thinking that I should not have stopped short of splitting the case on my rebuild. I am thinking my rods and crank are tired. I hear a knock now on occasion when I am idling or driving around.

But she's running. I am hoping to build a 1915 this spring/summer.

Maybe a turbo since everyone seems to have the fever! cheers
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PostSubject: Turbo   Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:18 am

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Dont waste your money turbocharging a 1915. Build a strong stock motor, balance it do it right and you will be real happy. Fuel injection would be a very good investment. After the newness of a turbo wares off you will love the 1600. You will have the fuel economy of a 1600 and when you need it the turbo will supply the power. My 300 horsepower type 4 has a stock cam.

I own both a 1915 nonturbo type 1 and a turbo 2.4ltr type 4. Both are built right and both will scare you. And both will drain you pocket book. I ran maybe one tank of gas an pulled the motor. We had the most fun in that 100 miles.

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