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58 Baja

Postby Mackaybaja » Mon May 16, 2016 1:54 pm

Hi all its been a while been mucking with the Baja again fitting nice big air cleaner and 2 m x 2 m awning to sit under. This air cleaner should keep the dust at bay compared to the large K&N which would block quickly in heavy dust. In time to come the 58 pan will be replaced with a 76 pan/2.5 quad cam and subi box but for now it will stay VW. :)
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Smiley » Tue May 17, 2016 9:37 am

Holy aircleaner batman!!!

Looking good Keith! Keep up the good work!


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby bajabone » Tue May 17, 2016 12:30 pm

Subaru ej25 and box! That's what I'm talking about! Keith get ready to go fast and smooth!!
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Mackaybaja » Wed May 18, 2016 9:48 am

Hi Smiley and bajabone i wanted to put larger air cleaner on but it was physically to big but this will :wink: do. The front end is out again fore a bit of tlc lp/kp some heaver torsion leaves as well. When the 76 chassis is ready all mods will be done no more i will just change this or modify that :shock: and like bajabone said it will be fast / smooth / quiet and economical. Bajabone would you have some pictures of ware you have mounted your radiator. Thanks Keith
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Smiley » Wed May 18, 2016 10:14 am

Mackaybaja wrote:it will be fast / smooth / quiet and economical.


So it will be just like a Baja with a Type 4 in it? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby bajabone » Wed May 18, 2016 2:05 pm

Smiley wrote:
Mackaybaja wrote:it will be fast / smooth / quiet and economical.


So it will be just like a Baja with a Type 4 in it? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby type3 » Thu May 19, 2016 8:19 am

smooth and fast and no more a vee dub :(
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Mackaybaja » Thu May 19, 2016 9:08 am

Thanks bajabone that is food for thought. Smiley do mean like i need to do the tappets again or is that a new noise ware is that oil coming from must have oil in it still dripping :D as for not a VW there is not much that is original anyway and i don't know how many Klms you drive your VW type3 but my wife and i clock up heaps every year as this is our favorite vechical to travel in. Most trips are no less than 2200 klm and if you have ever traveled in a Baja any distance you realise they are quite noisy inside and uneconomical. The 2276 has plenty of power even with the aircon but only gets around 6.5 to 8 klm per ltr so it has to go plus i am sick of rebuilding transmissions due to bearing failures. :shock:
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Smiley » Thu May 19, 2016 11:08 am

Mackaybaja wrote:Smiley do mean like i need to do the tappets again or is that a new noise ware is that oil coming from must have oil in it still dripping:


Hahahaha! You're funny now! You don't have to do tappets on a Type 4, hydraulic baby!! And if you put them together properly they don't leak. My Kombi hasn't lost a drop!


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby PUD » Thu May 19, 2016 3:21 pm

Your planned build sounds like a really nice combination Keith, & very sensible idea to set it up on another pan for a lot less time off the road :) All the best with it, Pud
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Mackaybaja » Thu May 19, 2016 6:01 pm

HaHaHaHa check the dip stick she must be empty Smiley :lol:. Hey Pud will take me while have a few other projects on a lot larger than the Baja but you never know it might turn into a Manxter yet. :wink:
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Smiley » Thu May 19, 2016 6:17 pm

Mackaybaja wrote:HaHaHaHa check the dip stick she must be empty Smiley :lol:. Hey Pud will take me while have a few other projects on a lot larger than the Baja but you never know it might turn into a Manxter yet. :wink:


Going to be ready for our Tassie trip though I hope!!?


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Mackaybaja » Fri May 20, 2016 4:52 pm

Not going to take it of the road till everything is ready as for tappets your actual beetle Baja does not have hydraulics tappets and to be honest i haven't had a oil leak or anything go wrong for 30,000 klm :shock:. If the trip to tassie comes of you will be in your beetle Baja the real Baja :lol:
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Re: 58 Baja

Postby Smiley » Fri May 20, 2016 7:12 pm

Mackaybaja wrote:Not going to take it of the road till everything is ready as for tappets your actual beetle Baja does not have hydraulics tappets and to be honest i haven't had a oil leak or anything go wrong for 30,000 klm :shock:. If the trip to tassie comes of you will be in your beetle Baja the real Baja :lol:


Nah. Will be in the big bus! Unless someone starts paying my to work on my bug!!


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Re: 58 Baja

Postby PUD » Sun May 22, 2016 11:29 am

Smiley wrote:
Mackaybaja wrote:Not going to take it of the road till everything is ready as for tappets your actual beetle Baja does not have hydraulics tappets and to be honest i haven't had a oil leak or anything go wrong for 30,000 klm :shock:. If the trip to tassie comes of you will be in your beetle Baja the real Baja :lol:


Nah. Will be in the big bus! Unless someone starts paying my to work on my bug!!


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..Oh.... Was kind of hoping to check out Alyce in the flesh & see what she'd do, but makes sense to do Tassie in a baja bus....recon can find plenty of Kombi challenges ....as long as we can somehow prevent it doing a Houdini & disappearing in the soft stuff :P :D
Probably need to start talking about this Tassie run soon if anyone's still keen.....I'm happy to open book yaffle here on a forum thread if you guys like, (...might happen to entice others to join in...) or can pm email addresses/ phone details if preferred, what-ever's easiest :) Pud

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