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Harrison

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2020, 12:12:20 PM »
Turns out I have an 09A 5spd Tiptronic auto, not an 01M 4spd. Partially explains higher than expected weight, but I think it's well justified based on what it gets me.

Lower first gear and two overdrives compared to 4spd. 3500rpm in 5th will be about 32mph, much better than the 22.5mph the 4spd would have given.

Working on axle trusses tonight. Gathering supplies for chassis table build. Ordering seats today, tube not far behind.

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2020, 08:58:12 PM »
Chassis table built. Finally able to lay some stuff out and start visualizing.

Pics are at 22" belly and 20" axle tube centerline. Belly height is subject to change a little. Front driveshaft pictured length will be about 24", more or less planning to have to run one of the Tom Woods offset u joints at the output like I do on my Jeep.

Legroom is going to be at a premium. Doghouse will need to be well insulated.

Working on an output solution that mates an 8.8 flange to the VW flange via TIG weld after a little lathe time on the 8.8 flange. Planning to run single joint 1310s all around, have held up well on my Jeep and I don't expect more abuse on driveline parts than my pig of an XJ. I'd also rather snap off the shelf stuff like that over obscure transaxle parts.

Seats are on their way. Hopefully ordering tube this week, Dan is working on gathering people for a big order.








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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2020, 09:10:09 PM »
Going to have to watch front driveshaft versus engine block on articulation.

Maybe move seating a bit further back and further up than typical to help with legroom?
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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2020, 09:40:47 PM »
Agreed on driveshaft clearance. There is a lot of meat there that can be trimmed away. Turbo oil return will need modification too.

Will know better about legroom when I get the seats in.

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2020, 09:02:13 PM »
that seating position/leg room doesn't look fun for the passenger  :o

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #20 on: January 09, 2020, 12:54:43 PM »
Tilted the engine down to lower the outputs and then moved it slightly to the driver side. Driver foot room about the same, passenger is noticeably better.

Seats are at Dans, grabbing Saturday. VW and 8.8 flanges are at the machinist.

Need tube!

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2020, 06:57:16 PM »
Played with seat locations and got something that we're both happy with. Little further back and wider than I hoped, and seats are kicked outward a few degrees. Engine is tilted to the pass side a bit to make trans pan vertical, also lowers outputs which will be helpful. Doghouse is going to be pretty intricate.

Hope to be picking up my tube from Dan this weekend. Tab assortment and some DOM/bushings from Ruffstuff are on their way.








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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2020, 07:08:11 PM »
I bet with a foot rest on top of the trans tunnel portion Hannah will have plenty of leg placement flexibility. that doesn't look bat from my house
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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2020, 09:38:51 PM »
This is the best pic :) https://ibb.co/DKw69PW

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2020, 04:12:59 PM »
Thoughts on front vs rear radiator? The VW unit is in good shape and seems like a reasonably packageable size with two good size fans mounted to it.

I would only consider rear if it can be done at shoulder height or lower, I do not want to sacrifice rear visibility. Not sure if that makes a front mount mandatory or not.

This is the chassis I am more or less modeling mine after.


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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2020, 05:16:56 PM »
watch heat soaking your fuel cell, but otherwise I love my rear low rad. could run backwards for cold weather heat too. I never have.

the plastic tanks and single core are big strikes against the vw, but those fans and controls are good stuff if not salted to death.
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« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2020, 07:33:22 PM »
Too much room up here to bother with putting it out back. I was debating deleting intercooler too, but see no reason not to stack it on the rad with that kind of real estate.

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #27 on: January 13, 2020, 07:40:46 PM »
i reversed the fan wires on 571 on a winter rec wheeling trip.  i was sweating my ass off in a tee shirt with outside temp in the 20's, it was like a nuclear heated seat lol    you def want a high low or reversing on the fly switch for that use. 

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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2020, 08:24:50 PM »
On the couch waiting for tube. Trying to not make something butt ugly.


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Re: Harry's Buggy
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2020, 09:40:40 PM »
looks good! 

have you ever seen the plasma tube notcher cheat tools i made?