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  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Hey Mark, In regards to your tire pressure. Its all about weight, and tire size. With the added weight of the V8, automatic transmission, and I’m guessing 16580R/15 tires. Up front about 32 to 35psi, and maybe 30 to 32 psi in the rear. If the tires are wearing excessive in the middle of the tread, you will want to lower the pressure, only about…[Read more]

  • Marco, I have had good luck with an air powered 3″ cut off tool. be careful, it cuts really fast, but very clean. wear eye protection and a dust mast (if you can find one). with a steady hand it cuts fairly straight, but again very fast. A 90degree die grinder with a 2″ disk works well to profect your work, but hand sanding with a block is much…[Read more]

  • So, lets not forget there are other systems that will affect operating temperatures. Timing, as the distributor vacuum and mechanical advance, and air fuel ratio, if it’s lean, and exhaust restrictions. Anyway the radiator is great. An oil cooler will also help. The guys in the club always have good advice. Good luck.

     

  • R.Putnam posted an update 3 months ago

    I guess we will look forward to August.

  • We have a FiberFab, new drum brake system, with drop spindles. No pea gravel or concrete, just plenty of tools and supplies for longer trips. I’m with Ed, it’s all about good fresh tires, what a better ride and braking with quality tires. We keep our rear drum brakes adjusted up (with vw rear engine) and no braking issues. The oem design brakes…[Read more]

  • R.Putnam posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Really looking good Bill! Dale has talked me into driving my car to Carlisle. So my winter project was a new set of tires. We are really looking forward to the trip, and hoping for dry weather.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Ok folks, I am rolling right along. Made my reservations, got signed up for show field parking with the cool guys, and new tires ordered. Hope to see many more TDrs.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    Mighty cool Bill, Im using a spoke hub cap myself.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Thanks for the Carlisle information Ed.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 5 months, 4 weeks ago

    Hey Wheels, like the name, Good to have you rolling with the club. Its a fun group, hope to meet you at Carlisle.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 6 months, 2 weeks ago

    I use a cover from Moss Motors for an original TD, seems to work fine. Mine is a Fiber Fab TD with a VW chassis.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 9 months ago

    Hey Dale, do you think Ed might have some pictures from the Air and Auto Classic 9. Maybe he could show on the web site?

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year ago

    Bill, the louvers are the perfect addition to your front engine car, good move.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year ago

    The paint supplier in Stafford Va is Finish Master 540-6578901. I hope this helps, I am sure they will need a sample painted part.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year ago

    Hey Copterpilot, There is a custom paint supply business here in Stafford just off Rt 1. Think they can help, sorry I can remember their name, try google. Dale maybe able to recall, and we would love to see your TDr.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year, 6 months ago

    Hey gregg, your TDr is really nice. We hope you can make it to Carlisle so we can take a closer look. May 17, and we ordered great weather!

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year, 8 months ago

    In response to ochwatt request trying to locate a good cover for his MP Lafer. I’m using a cover from Moss Motors, that was made for an original TD. It is a fine cover that fits great, and is on their web site. Worth trying.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year, 8 months ago

    @edsnova , So just to confirm the Marriott in Shippensburg is the hotel of choice? Not the hotel in Mechanicsburg?

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year, 9 months ago

    I’m with you Bill, I managed to get a title in Virginia. With the VW chassis, it was easily registered as a 1967 Type 1. I would not give up either, push on.

  • R.Putnam posted an update 1 year, 11 months ago

    Heymoe, The most neglected circuit on a fiberglass bodied car, be it a vintage corvette or a VW powered kit car is the voltage regulator ground wire. I recommend a 10ga. black wire with eyelets, from the block to the voltage regulator mounting bolt. Start there, and clean all your charging circuit wire connections.

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