Norcal Vdubs


Northern California's Largest VW Enthusiasts Group
 
HomeCalendarFAQSearchMemberlistUsergroupsRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Beam Me Up Scotty!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
AuthorMessage
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:32 pm

lol!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
60herbie53
State Route
avatar

Posts : 2879
Join date : 2011-01-12
Age : 56
Location : Higgins Corner

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:34 pm

LMAO lol!

_________________

El Dorado Herbie and Dann
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.lovebugfans.com
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:41 pm

Dude, Chevettes, really.

What has that to do with my beam...

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:44 pm

lol! lol! lol!


Oh my God!!!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:45 pm

Holy crap! I can't even breathe!
Back to top Go down
View user profile
60herbie53
State Route
avatar

Posts : 2879
Join date : 2011-01-12
Age : 56
Location : Higgins Corner

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:58 pm

Me either.

_________________

El Dorado Herbie and Dann
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.lovebugfans.com
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sat Oct 01, 2011 5:48 pm

Ok, so I caved to peer pressure and decided to paint my front brake calipers as part of replacing the front beam.

Actually it was just Jeff at ice cream. I believe the conversation went something like this:

Jeff: Dude! you have to paint your calipers red!
Me: That would look really cool through the spokes.
Jeff: Yea, it would, you have to do it.

I am pretty sure he even said 'dude'.

Anyways, painting calipers sounds like a good idea but cleaning those buggers up is a lot of work. Not for the faint of heart or impatient.

Here is what I had to start with.



But when you are all done, they do look pretty cool.



So now it's on to mounting the Holley fuel pump and the Hurst line lock and do some plumbing.

I thought it was going to be pretty easy as there looks like there is a lot of room but then I remembered the gas tank has to back in there so I am going to have to think about the placement a little more.

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Bradford
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1049
Join date : 2010-06-27
Age : 45
Location : Roseville

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:53 pm

well why the hell didn't you cross drill the rotors while you where at it?????

Dude.. you got to cross drill the rotors.. you got to!






Looks sweet by the way!

_________________
Bradford Jennings
don't be buggin' Laughing
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.norcalvdubs.com
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:27 pm

I know, I didn't have the rotors drilled and slotted because I thought I was in a hurry.

LOL! Was that a misconception. Oh, well. Maybe on the next ones.

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
60herbie53
State Route
avatar

Posts : 2879
Join date : 2011-01-12
Age : 56
Location : Higgins Corner

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:51 am

Looks great Matt. It's always the little things that set it apart from the rest.

_________________

El Dorado Herbie and Dann
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.lovebugfans.com
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:42 pm

...and of course red calipers will stop the car better than regular ones.


They look like they do anyway!
Twisted Evil
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:46 pm

Oh yea, it is a known fact that red calipers increase braking performance by 200%.

Actually I think they just add another 20MPH to the perceived top speed while sitting static.

I would do it again. I am fighting the urge currently to paint the top of my gas tank red and slow the whole process down another couple of days...

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Submarine Driver

avatar

Posts : 189
Join date : 2011-09-11
Age : 26

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:36 pm

Personally I would'nt do drilled rotors. They seem to be prone to cracking. For example my good friends shifter cart has drilled rotors and they were cracked all over the place. Also if you want to get them turned I don't think many places would be willing to turn them.

Matt you need more RED


Last edited by Submarine Driver on Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:04 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top Go down
View user profile
60herbie53
State Route
avatar

Posts : 2879
Join date : 2011-01-12
Age : 56
Location : Higgins Corner

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:10 pm

So are you for or against drilled rotors? You contradicted yourself.

_________________

El Dorado Herbie and Dann
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.lovebugfans.com
Submarine Driver

avatar

Posts : 189
Join date : 2011-09-11
Age : 26

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:05 pm

Wow I've been such a scatter brain lately! I went back and edited the post thanks for pointing that out Dann.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:53 pm

It is my understanding that if you drill and/or slot your rotors you pretty much have set them up for one and done.

Just like they say, speed costs money, no matter if you're accelerating or decelerating.

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:48 pm

UPDATE!

New hard brake lines installed with stainless ends - check.

Brake system bled and rock hard brake pedal for the first time since I have owned May - check.

Roll control installed, wired and tested - check.

Brake lights working after tracing wires for 2 hours because I did not listen to Dave and mark the wires - check.

New front end height set - check.

Rough alignment done so I can drive her to pick up the new rear tires tomorrow and have it aligned - NOT!!! (Insert annoying buzzer sound here)

WHY?!? Because I ordered a ball joint beam (think late) and was sent new narrowed tie rods with early ends that will not tighten up into the pitman arm!!!

A big thank you to Eric and Dave for saving my sanity and cluing me in on the difference.

I am pissed, frustrated, annoyed, etc...

I am going to go stomp around some more. (insert random profanity here)

I hope I can find some tomorrow in the neighborhood...

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
60herbie53
State Route
avatar

Posts : 2879
Join date : 2011-01-12
Age : 56
Location : Higgins Corner

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:53 pm

Good luck Matt. I cannot wait to see it.

_________________

El Dorado Herbie and Dann
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://www.lovebugfans.com
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:07 pm

Ahhh......the joys of building a car. Mad
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:08 pm

I know, and I am all hyped up with anticipation to see if the 205s fit in the back...

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
silvertonguedevil
SacTown
avatar

Posts : 3101
Join date : 2011-01-13
Age : 40
Location : Seaside, Oregon....er, I mean California

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:24 pm

They'll fit.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:25 pm

One way or another... Wink

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Submarine Driver

avatar

Posts : 189
Join date : 2011-09-11
Age : 26

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:45 am

I can be over with a jack handle, baseball bat, and hammer to assist you if needed Matt. I hope it doesn't come to that.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Low Class
State Route
avatar

Posts : 297
Join date : 2010-07-12
Age : 54
Location : Penn Valley

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:38 pm

Hey Matt did you get the tie rod ends Question
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Mateo
Admin
avatar

Posts : 1919
Join date : 2010-08-22
Age : 49
Location : North Auburn

PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:57 pm

I got the right one, but not the left. Hoping it comes in tomorrow.

Keeping my fingers crossed. bounce

_________________
Cool Mateo - Wicked Racing ┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐
Ghia is a way of life............ (o)(=|=)(o)
- 2012 NASA Rookie of the Year
- '69 Karmann Ghia Coupe - May(hem) - "WIKED KG" Super Street
- '69 Drag Ghia - Kay(os) -"Wicked Sister"
- Still looking for a low light
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Beam Me Up Scotty!   

Back to top Go down
 
Beam Me Up Scotty!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 4 of 5Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5  Next
 Similar topics
-
» scotty cameron putter cover
» Looking for Used Scotty Red X - Centershaft
» DIY Paintfill Project - Episode II Scotty Makeover
» 9006/0995 Low/High Beam Fitment Issues
» Titleist & Scotty Cameron Being Sold Off?

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Norcal Vdubs :: VW Tech and Chat-
Jump to: