Michael Neben

  • capnmike replied to the topic led turn signals in the forum VW Based Kits 4 years, 9 months ago

    Sorry it took so long to post the photos. I got sidetracked with the clutch cable replacement process.As you can see, I had to build up the mounting area. At the bottom (closest to the fender) is a piece of 3/16 Masonite, painted black on both sides. On top of that is a piece of 1/4 inch foam with the LED unit attached on top of that with wood…[Read more]

  • capnmike replied to the topic led turn signals in the forum VW Based Kits 4 years, 9 months ago

    I’ll take photos tomorrow.

  • capnmike replied to the topic led turn signals in the forum VW Based Kits 4 years, 9 months ago

    An update on the LED project for the Little Red Car. Ordered an LED array from Technosatalgia. Cut a piece of masonite to fit inside the base of the Lucky taillight and a piece of rubber sheet to fit behind the Lucky. Painted the masonite black and screwed the LED array onto the face of the masonite. Ran the wires to my system and … had brake…[Read more]

  • Found a jag cover on eBay for $19.95 and snatched it quickly. That’s all I need some I’ll bond it to the cover. Thanks for the ideas, guys.

  • Kent, would these work with “Lucky” taillights? Is the quoted price for a pair or for each? Do you have the dimensions of the retro unit?

    Thanks, Mike Neben
  • Just took it out again and I correct my previous post. It’s not excess play, it just seems to “wander” or sway a bit at speeds over 55. I will reduce the front pressure and try it again. There is only about a couple inches of play.I’ll also check the travel of the shocks more carefully.Thanks again…. Mike

  • 1. Removed 6 short leaves from each tube.2. 22 lbs pressure in front tires3. 15″ shocks measured from lower spindle to upper washer. (GR-2)She seems to track straight and alignment looks good. My issue is more play in the steering wheel than I think is proper. I’m going for a ride now and will try to get more specific when I return.Btw, there is…[Read more]

  • Took the red roadsters out on the freeway today for the first time. With the front lowered from removing the 6 lower bars it feels a little “squishy”. Would a little extra weight adde To the front compartment help to make it less soft?

  • capnmike replied to the topic My dad… in the forum General Discussion 4 years, 11 months ago

    Paul, sorry to her about your dad. Another good brother gone to his celestial reward. Sounds like he led a very full life and was the kind of role model that we would all like to  see in this frail world.May the acacia bloom at his grave and may he rest in eternal bliss.Mike Neben, PM

  • capnmike replied to the topic Steering in the forum VW Based Kits 4 years, 11 months ago

    Thanks, Ed. I’ll try that. Knew I’d get the right answer quickly. 

  • Please add me to the distribution list. Mike Neben, 13 Elfin, Irvine, California 92604.

  • capnmike replied to the topic New Top in the forum VW Based Kits 5 years ago

    Update ……. the old top is tan, not grey. Still available. Mike Neben

  • capnmike replied to the topic New Top in the forum VW Based Kits 5 years ago

    Update ……. the old top is tan, not grey. Still available. Mike Neben

  • capnmike replied to the topic Dim Headlights in the forum VW Based Kits 5 years ago

    Update to my previous post. They are not Lucas, they are Dietz headlights. But they’re still dim. 

    Here’s a photo taken today
  • Paul, thanks for posting these comparisons. I think I’ve narrowed it down that mine is a CMC. There is a number (822399-6)stamped in the fiberglass. The front body panel is one piece, not split like some I see. The engine cover folds down for access and the bumpers have the hole for a crank. I am looking to buy a new top (two bow) and would like…[Read more]

  • capnmike replied to the topic drop spindle in the forum VW Based Kits 5 years, 2 months ago

    Thanks once again to all you guru’s. I removed the half leaves from both torsion bars yesterday and it immediately dropped the front end 2 inches, which is what I wanted. It wasn’t quite as easy as all of you said it would be, but we did it without incident. Haven’t driven it since then but I expect it will ride softer and handle better.This is a…[Read more]

  • How can I identify whether I have an adjustable front axle and can the leaves be removed without removing the axle from the car? Hints and tips are welcome.

  • With all this talk about adjusting the torsion bars does anyone know what the length of the front shocks should be? I have the KYB GR2 shocks and they seem like they are too long. I haven’t measured them, just eyeballing.

  • capnmike replied to the topic gauge wiring in the forum VW Based Kits 5 years, 4 months ago

     with one post and a blue w/green stripe wire coming from it. I hooked that to the oil pressure idiot light and it works fine, on when key turned and off when rpm’s come up. Would it make sense to replace that with a two-pole sensor and run that to both the idiot light and the gauge? As for the amp gauge, do I really need to have it working if…[Read more]

  • capnmike replied to the topic Hello in the forum General Discussion 5 years, 5 months ago

    Thanks, all. Solved the problem. FOund a source for a coupling nut and installed it. Solid as a rock and the pedal is “right” now.

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