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 on: Saturday, 08 February, 2020, 06:26:08 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
we are leaving my place at 8am, so we will be heading in the north end gate around 8.15am...........see you there

 on: Friday, 07 February, 2020, 01:10:06 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
HI Shonko,
Thanks for that.
I'll be heading in the north gate. Rain permitting.
What time you guys expecting to enter?

 on: Friday, 07 February, 2020, 04:05:29 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
Hi Pete,

posted latest updates on FB, thank you. BTW are you coming to Hanging Rock? If so will we see you Saturday?

 on: Saturday, 01 February, 2020, 02:55:31 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
I said I wouldn't post on brakes.
Well Sh!t.
Everything was stuffed.
I hate brakes.
Fought will calipers for hours to get them apart to find too much rust in the cylinders.
All Rubber lines are closed off. Half the hard lines need replacing.
Did I mention I hate brakes.
Don't get me started on those Fiat things.
Lots on new bits. It will stop.

 on: Sunday, 26 January, 2020, 11:39:53 PM 
Started by WebGoat - Last post by WebGoat
G'day gang,
Happy Australia day to you all.
Here's hoping you're all taking your Reeks to a celebration out there somewhere in this wide brown land.  Cool
I'll be at the flag raising celebrations and car show at Longwarry in Vic with mine so feel free to drop in for a chat and check out all the attractions and displays that will be there :-)
for life

 on: Saturday, 25 January, 2020, 11:07:27 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Hi Shonko,
Yes hopefully.
I'd better get it out this weekend and give it a run.
What time you looking at taking off?

 on: Saturday, 25 January, 2020, 02:31:39 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by shonko
Are you bringing the reek this year  Shocked Grin Grin Grin Grin

 on: Monday, 20 January, 2020, 01:13:57 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
I should title this post as "Always check everything"

Still working on the chassis as I haven't swapped things around since Christmas.
I was in 2 minds about bothering to swap the transaxle out for the one that I got with the suby motor.
In the end I decided to as I could see shaving inside the bell housing so presumably the suby flywheel was a little different from stock vw.
This tuned out to be a VERY good move.

Pics here:

While undoing the CVs to release the box I noticed one instantly hit mounting arms and couldn't be lifted off. Pic1
PS. That frame was added to support the Escort motor this car had - Gone - Yeh.
I removed the Axle and found that one CV end moved a little while the other CV was stuck at right angles to the shaft and had NO movement. This couldn't have driven well.
Pic 2 is me disassembling the CV and comparing to an old one that worked.
Pic 3 is the issue. CVs MUST be built correctly. There are only 3 pieces and 6 balls. Get them the wrong way around and it is no longer a CV.
The ball race is on backwards in Pic 3.
Pic 4 is cleaned and ready for reassembly. Pic 5 is assembled.
Remember I said one moved a little. Well it shouldn't have but it was built with only 4 ball bearings not 6.
I couldn't source the correct bearings locally so I ordered a new CV (Pic 6).
Pic 7 is the horrible job of packing these with Molly grease and Pic 8 reinstalled and working nicely with the new gearbox.

So while I was already greasy and the engine was completed I decide to install it. Pic 10.
11 and 12 are a happy suby 1800 on the chassis.

Time to fix the brakes which all appear to be seized before I move it out of the shed.
I doubt I'll post on that as we all have brake stories.
My rears are Fiat 124 discs from the pads that came out.
Haven't gotten to the fronts or master yet.
Rears will only need a gasket set to be happy.
Hope the others are the same.


 on: Saturday, 18 January, 2020, 06:34:11 AM 
Started by Rat Reek - Last post by Rat Reek
Have the dates for the 2020 meet been set yet , Need to put in leave
regards Bruce

 on: Saturday, 11 January, 2020, 10:29:03 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Well its back again.
Flyer here:
Sunday Feb 9
I suppose this has already been on the Facechat thingy.
Another early start from Shonko's?


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