VW 1303 Overhaulin

Time to give a new update for what has been done and what is going to be done with the car. I had placed my car onto winter storage, but I decided it was time to get the last things remaining to be done , so I can start to enjoy it summer 2020. Here is the plan of thing I want done on my car:

– Adjust steering rack
– Mount Silver Project Camber plates
– Mount MSD ignition
– 50 mile engine overhauling
– Fix petrol cap leakage
– Paint of calibres, break discs and spacers
– Mount mechanical break enhancer
– Mount Porsche steering wheel
– Fix water leaks from side windows
– Some rust on the door
– Paint stone chips
– Mount rear Carbon wing
– Mount engine lid hinges
– Fix Coilovers
– Mount Blaze Cut
– Fix fuel gauge

Steering rack

After I got the shortened steering rack mounted at Car Finder Garage, they didn’t mount it in center so this needed to be done.

Silver Project Camber plates

To get more adjustment of the front suspension I bought the Silver Project Camber plates. These are now mounted on the car.

I now will need to find a rubber cap to put over it so not to much water get into the car when driving on wet surface. I also need to find a specialist to adjust the suspension to the best setup for track racing.

Mount MSD ignition

The ignition on my motor is not optimal, and I wanted to get an electronic ignition and while at it I wanted to get a good one. After a recommendation I decided to get the one from MSD. Hopefully this will keep my motor running for years to come. Here is how it looks mounted

And the ignition box I decided to mount in the rear storage compartment

50 mile engine overhauling

After driving the engine for 50 miles it should be services since it’s a new build.

– Adjustment of valves all to 0.1mm
– Change oil 20/50 mineral
– Change oil filter
– Remove any metall shavings if any

in addition the following was done
– Location of the fuel filter moved
– Change exhaust rubber mount
– Change exhaust gaskets

Petrol cap leakage

I have bought a new petrol cap from Newton Equpiment, since the one from Sparco is leaking. Hopefully this one will work

In addition it seems like the airing hose is cracked and the main hose isn’t totally dens so some gasoline seeps out.

It still remains to mount the petrol cap and do a test run to see if it holds the petrol. In worst case scenario I might have to go back to the original petrol cap.

Paint of calibres, break discs and spacers

The paint used by Car Finder Garage on my calipers was most likely not meant for calipers, because when I spilled some break fluid the paint came of. So I have bought caliper paint from Foliatec that I hope will help.

I really don’t like that the disc breaks get all brown after being used, so I want to get em powder coated along with the spacers. The company I used to do this did by mistake just paint em, but they will be powder coated eventually. This is how they looked and how they are now 🙂

Mount Porsche steering wheel

I have tried to mount this awesome Porsche steering wheel two times now, without any luck, I have bought 3 different boss to get it to work. Turns out I forgot about the part that goes between the boss and the steering column, the electrical part for the signal horn. Now the steering wheel are mounted and it looks ace, it fits right in.

Mount rear Carbon wing

I written about this wing before, it was for me a very hard wing to get, since Jeffery’s in japan don’t ship abroad. But now it’s finally mounted on the car and I like it allot.

Mount engine lid hinges

I bought another part from Jeffery’s in japan after I learned that there is company’s specialising to buy and send stuff people want from Japan. I bought these hinges because I want the be able to easy change how the engine lid sits, either open in top og regular.

Off with the old and on with the new ones

Coilovers

A bit embarrassing to say but when I for the first time should adjust the coilovers i didn’t know about the safety pin, so I used brute force to get em adjusted. This kind a messed up the adjustment ring. But now it’s fixed and ready for new adjustments

And had to get the rear coilovers on the car again

Blaze Cut

Just to be a little bit safer when it comes to engine fire, i got the Blaze cut mounted. This is a hose with fire extinguisher capabilities, its pressure in the hose so once the fire melt/ weakens the hose it exploded and hopefully extinguishes the fire. Mounted inside the engine lid.

Other stuff that has been done is the exhaust bandage, I don’t know how good this is going to be, but since I had bought it I might just use it.

And yeah I got these awesome stickers made, I love em

6 thoughts on “VW 1303 Overhaulin”

    1. Hei Stefan,

      Midtkonsollen kjøpte jeg brukt hos en vw entusiast, mener det skal være en som er enkel å få tak i ellers. Speilene som er ARP kjøpte jeg på ebay. Et søk på arp mirrors på google burde gi deg en nettbutikk som selger disse.

      Dette var kanskje ikke til så mye hjelp men håper at det hjelper litt

    1. Hei Bjørn,
      Jeg kjøpe lykteringene fra Lee Arnold som bor i UK. Bare gjør et søk etter han på google så dukker det opp diverse linker. (lee Arnold Germanlook / german look) Håper du får tak i han og lykteringene. Jeg har desverre ikke kontakt informasjonens hans lengre.

  1. Hei Odd- Arne,
    skikkelig flott bil du har bygd 🙂

    Holder på med noe lignende prosjekt, 74 1303 GL
    Flott at du har laget denne bygge historien for oss som kommer etter 🙂
    Lurer på hvordan du gikk frem overfor biltilsynet med godkjenning av 5 bolt Porsche og 50 mm sparer,
    fikk du godkjent dette?

    Mvh Bård

    1. Hei Bård,
      Beklager veldig sein tilbakemelding. Godt å høre at du liker både bilen og siden min. Har du bilder av ditt prosjekt på nett, slik at man kan få tatt en titt?
      Du har kanskje funnet ut hvordan man får godkjent 5bolt og spacers? Men der hvor jeg kjøpte det, hos Kerscher så medfølger det TüV papirer på dette så det var egentlig veldig enkelt. Vet ikke om dette hjalp deg så mye men håper det, hvis ikke er det bare å spørre igjen 🙂
      /Odd-Arne

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