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Well, another car, another new begining, another name added to the list -- -- The Oval is dead, long live the Ghia -- stripping the last of the gofast parts off the oval and then it goes on the block -- in the mean time here is the newest victim of my abuse -- more pictures in
the future and as work SLOWLY progresses lol



 

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Nice. I am a big fan of the Ghia. If you knew me, you would know that is an understatement.

I drive a '69 that I am trying to get down to 13 seconds street and I have a '73 in the dungeon I am currently torturing that will be a dedicated race car.

Looking forward to your build... :headbang:
 

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I returned your call. Hope you got the message. Looks like the car is ready for Bug in?
I got it Lance, and I got his very last set that will fit on the car thanks --- --- Car just needs an engine --- want to loan me one of Frank the banks spare Pauters engines -- --LMAO
 

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Pulling down the 2919 for inspection



[img= width=450 height=800]http://i586.photobucket.com/albums/ss306/Fiatdude/photobucket-2074-1335562379246.jpg[/img]



 

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Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, After working a 13 hour shift last night, I started to regain some sort of mental and physical functioning at about 2pm this afternoon --- My big plan was to get the flywheel off the short block and get it into the mail to Kennedy to get the 6v ring gear cut off and a harden tooth 12v ring gear installed and also have it modified to run their dual disc clutch setup.

I spent 4+ hours trying to loosen the 38mm big butt nut off this damn thing with absolutely no freaking luck. I had 3 friend over, 15 different suggestions, one "I always loosen that first" comment (Thanks for bringing that up NOW) -- tried heating the damn thing -- freezing it -- lubing it with everything penetrating this and loosen that goop I could buy at every auto parts store with 5 miles (there is 6 of them by the way, for those of you counting) --- had 6 of my skinny friends holding a bar for leverage on one side of the engine while my big ass was using my 8 foot 3/4" breaker bar on the nut was on the other side..... This f-ing nut ain't budging. So rather than blow the damn thing up with some C4, I called it a day and decided to write a freaking paragraph on my frustration and hope that someone reading this tirade can come with something really cool I haven't thought of or some magic twanger that will make this nut fall the f off............... f-ing Volkswagens
 

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My Torque master doesn't work on this because I went with the killer 38mm bolt -- I'm gonna find a HD mechanic with a 3/4" impact to remove it -- I Hope
 

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My Torque master doesn't work on this because I went with the killer 38mm bolt -- I'm gonna find a HD mechanic with a 3/4" impact to remove it -- I Hope
Do what Aaron suggested and hit a diesel/heavy equipment mechanic. They have 3/4 and even 1" drive stuff and trust me it will spin that off like nothing

Look for a Caterpiller tractor repair garage,truck stop with repair garage etc
 

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I busted the living chit out of it -- -- -- but it is still oh so tight
 

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Went to Dynasaur tires here in Yucaipa -- the Dude had to whoop out the big 1" to get my nut off --- Then said no charge -- I slipped him a fiver anyway for some cerveza for tonight

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My Torque master doesn't work on this because I went with the killer 38mm bolt
No problem there.....just get you the proper size socket, cut it down and weld a axle nut to it...DONE! Oh, and what another car...come on your catching up to me :ugly:
 

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Saturday -- a simple task of pulling off the flywheel and splitting the case -- wife off to a girlie party -- 3-4 hrs of garage time -- no problem -- yeah right --------

Spent first hour tearing apart the garage looking for my cool old school flywheel puller, you remember the kind that looked like a old Pressure plate with the big screw through the middle -- -- it's gone --- must of loaned it out 20 years ago and never got it back -- -- chit -- -- Hit all the car parts store again for the second time in two days asking for the impossible tool -- -- Was being helped by this tall blonde assisant manager lady and I keep looking at her and looking at her and looking at her --- --- and I finally get this angle of her face -- --- I Know You -- she turns out to be one the girls we cruised E st with in San Bernardino back in the late 70's-80's -- -- we dated very briefly when I was 25-26 and she turned out to be 16 --- ooooops -- --- We spent a hour catching up and the fly wheel was still in the crank and no puller -- so I go home and do what any good VW guy does in a pinch -- I make one --- which takes an hour and a half with the welder, cutoff saw, grinder, drill motor, and a bunch of very dull bits -- I bolt it onto the flywheel and as it comes off I get a text -- "On my way home Honey" -- -- a quick clean up of the garage and I'm climbing out of the shower as she drives into the driveway.

She thinks I have cleaned up so well, she takes me down to Palm Springs for dinner at LULU's --- A Good Day
 
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