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  • toller replied to the topic Replacement top in the forum MGTD Kit Cars 4 weeks, 1 day ago

    As an alternative to using the rotary punch, as both tops and tonneau covers are now using a polyester type material I use a pencil style tip soldering iron to melt a hole in the material. By melting the hole I am able to minimize the potential of the material fraying and in fact have reinforced the hole with the melted material. As Paul points…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic Broke down today in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    When I did the restoration of Sabine last year I bench wired the new dash gauges and switches. When it came to wiring to the original wiring harness it was a challenge what with multiple loads connecting to one circuit. This is what my fuse block and relays looks like on the firewall on the passenger side    The block on the left contains s…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic TD Sighting on TV in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    Yes, but was it one of ours or a British facsimile?

  • toller replied to the topic Made It Through Irma in the forum General Discussion 1 month ago

    There are Hydro crews from both Hydro One (provincial entity) and Toronto Hydro been dispatched to Florida to assist in the restoration of the power infrastructure. So if you see a convoy of Hydro trucks with Ontario plates we sent them Expect Bell Canada will send crews if call is made to restore telephone network

  • toller started the topic DIN in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Came across this article in Hagerty RSS feed that sheds some light on why wires are numbered the way they are, whether you are using a VW or other donor chassis…[Read more]

  • toller started the topic Roll Bars in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Had phone call from a future TDR member who is looking for advice on installation of two roll bars for his car. He has a FF MiGi on a 72 VW chassis. Only roll bar I recall seeing is the roll cage that Bill has for his hill climbs which is not on a VW chassis. Anyone got any experience with bars like those found on AC Cobra for a VW chassis

  • toller replied to the topic Spyder work in the forum General Discussion 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Ed
    Too bad you live too far south, I picked up a Grizzly G4011 last week in an online auction for $200. It will shear, brake, roll, press and notch albeit it is limited to a max of 22 gauge. I did make some seat stands to replace the fibreglass pedestals with 20 gauge last week but had to use a cheater bar to give me the leverage to make the 90…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic Replacement top in the forum MGTD Kit Cars 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Bob
    Have a look at MgMagic they may have a top that meets your requirements. As for installation if you don’t want to tackle the installation of the Snaps you may be able to engage a marina. The top is essentially a Bimini like you would find on a small boat

  • Welcome David you will find a wealth of info on this site and members willing to offer advice, just ask. If you want to find out the year of the VW donor car you will find a serial number on the hump near the shift coupling cover plate between the seats under the back of the seat Compare the number to this chart that will give you the year and…[Read more]

  • Came across this site while looking for ideas for a tonneau cover. Quite an extensive inventory but given shipping and exchange rate may be cost prohibitive for those of us who like the idea of authentic TD parts (wind screen etc) but have to balance want and need with bank account.…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic spare tire holder in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 2 months, 1 week ago

    My FF MiGi had holes in the engine cover like yours but had a simulated spare tire with cover as opposed to a functional tire holder like yours. I made a spare tire holder __/—-__ with this profile. I found the engine, at least the top end ran cooler. The later VW Bugs had vents in their engine covers to draw air in and some guys would not latch…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Decided to try the product recommended by Ed, found another product that seems to offer the same features as heat shield. Should have it early next week so will let all know how it works out https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00029KC2K/ref=pe_3034960_233709270_TE_item

  • toller replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    Ed
    Did you apply the tape to the splash pan or to the muffler?

    Dale
    Unfortunately we don’t have Pik & Pay wrecking yards here. Years ago one could wander through the yards, remove what you needed and then pay at the gate. Last time I went to a salvage yard to find some wheels for winter tires was told that due to liability and insurance costs…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic Exhaust/Muffler in the forum VW Based Kits 2 months, 3 weeks ago

    I installed the Empi 3487 muffler as recommended and it did fit well. Only complaint was that connection to preheat tubes were not open and some alignment issues were encountered with flange that was corrected with a sawzall and MIG welder. Problem that has now been encountered is with heat from muffler, it has bubbled the paint on the splash pan.…[Read more]

  • You may also want to check the operation of the brake cylinder. If the bleeder valves are seized it may imply that the brakes have not been serviced in some time. Although I have only had Sabine for two years she gets a full maintenance check when she comes out of hibernation in the spring. Don’t remember if check list I use was posted on this…[Read more]

  • The finish on the car seems to be holding up under the Florida sun. May have to start packing an umbrella if you can’t park it in the shade at the shows you attend

  • toller replied to the topic Weird gauge problem in the forum VW Based Kits 4 months, 1 week ago

    For temperature gauge I replaced the original VDO black face gauge with a white face Royale model, thinking the original gauge was defective. I was getting the needle on the gauge barely moving off of 150 deg after a good run. I tested the temperature sender with boiling water and got the same reading. The stamp on the sender showed 150 F so I…[Read more]

  • toller replied to the topic Weird gauge problem in the forum VW Based Kits 4 months, 1 week ago

    Dan
    I encountered identical problems with oil pressure and temperature gauges. If you disconnect the + and sender (aka -)wire from the gauges then connect with jumpers to + and – of battery the internals of the gauges should reset the needle back to zero (at least it did so on vintage VDO gauges). Reconnect the proper wires then see if problem is…[Read more]

  • Welcome to the group Michael. You will gain a wealth of info from site and if you can not find an answer post the issue and the members will be respond with their experiential advice. Whether you are doing the work yourself or have someone else do it you will be armed with the info to get it done right

    What kind of engine do you have

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