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The trip to this years Speedweek actually started seven years ago back in 2009; the first time that I visited Lake Gairdner. Myself and a mate had tried to get out there a few years before in 2007, but rain and bad track conditionsĀ had meant that the...
  1.   Sunday, 06 March 2016
  2.   Beetle
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Its been a quiet couple of months, the oval went onto the back burner whilst we led up to the xmas break - its a really busy time for me at work and with the bit of time that i did get off over the xmas break I found myself building a pond int he bac...
  1.   Saturday, 16 January 2016
  2.   Beetle
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The 1600 single port build that I have been working on is using a Mikuni carburetor. These are normally found on Harley Davidsons and are fitted with filter covers. Whilst there's a lot of different bling style jewelry air filter cover available (Har...
  1.   Friday, 06 November 2015
  2.   Beetle
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If you read my last post - 'Hydraulic clutch slave' which was aboutĀ fitting a hydraulic clutch to a Porsche 915 gearbox you might have thought that it was a good solution to an otherwise difficult issue to solve. Well that is what I thought until I t...
  1.   Wednesday, 04 November 2015
  2.   Beetle
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The one part of the oval project that has given me the the most challenges is the 915 gearbox conversion. Most people that opt to go down the Porsche 5 speed route use the much easier to fit 901 gearbox from the Porsche 914 / 912. Whilst not as stron...
  1.   Monday, 19 October 2015
  2.   Beetle
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