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1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby mandoclimber » Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:16 pm

masona14 May 22 2009, 04:54 PM Post #1
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here are some shots of the interior resto on the square.











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masona14 May 25 2009, 07:01 PM Post #2
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Some patching going on.






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Hey is this the square back that sits on the housing side of tinker? if so i've been wondering who it belongs to. If not I wonder who owns it.



masona14 May 26 2009, 01:16 PM Post #4
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Yep thats me. But she is now in a dry storage/garage unit undergoing the above repairs. The yellow rabbit is mine too.
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masona14May 26 2009, 01:16 PM
Yep thats me. But she is now in a dry storage/garage unit undergoing the above repairs. The yellow rabbit is mine too.Cool i've seen the Rabbit too. the pan resto looks good can't wait to see the square on the road. You don't see to many around any more.



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You do good work.



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saw the rabbit today, nice look to it!
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Off road style.
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How long till you have the square back up and runnin again? any idea? Trust me I know how long it can take.
years in some casses
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:39 am

Swapped out the windshield vents today on the square. The drivers side one was disentigrating and the passenger side one had a messed up cable. I swapped in a set I got from Jim and painted black. They work great now. The old ones would blow air no matter what position the dials were in. Note: do not remove these unless absolutely necessary it was a PIA. You have to remove the wiper assembly and the glove box to get them out.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby mandoclimber » Sat Sep 26, 2009 6:05 pm

Sweet job... always nice to get the 'basic' stuff working, the stuff everyone takes for granted.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat Sep 26, 2009 7:19 pm

Yeah I'm on hold with the inside until I get my interior so I have been fixing the little things that you think about when you drive it.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:16 pm

Ordered some new wheels today!. Set of og baby gas burners.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:28 pm

daym!!! those are pimp!

when you back?
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:48 am

Some time in May.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:00 am

Some Pics
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:07 pm

OH those. they are pimp too.
914 Mahles?
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:03 am

Yep bought em off a 73 914. From what I have been reading all these flat4 and mws wheels are the wrong offset and since nobody makes anything for t3's I went OG. 15 x 5.5 thinking about 195's outback.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby mandoclimber » Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:54 am

very cool!!! nice choice!!!
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:10 pm

I like em black with polished ribs.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:08 pm

Alright I have decided to do a type IV conversion. I hope to do a step by step on here of both the t3 to 4 conversion and how to build and setup a megasquirt system on an aircooled engine.
The goal is to make a system that looks like it could have been there from the factory.
Picked up a running 2.0 motor on the samba for 325. Should be in OKC next week.
The plan is to run mega squirt EFI with edis 4 electronic ignition.
I hope to build the MS for under $500 to $600.
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MSII un-assembled kit http://www.diyautotune.com/catalog/mega ... -p-59.html
MS relay board un-assembled kit
SLC diy wide band O2 standalone controller http://14point7.com/Widebands/SLC_DIY/SLC_DIY.htm
Ford edis4 ignition junk yard
make provisions for fast idle air control might add later if under budget.
The Incoming air temp sensor, Coolant temp sensor(will mount to the head) throttle body and various other parts will be sourced from the junk yard off 80's to 90's gm vehicles.
I will use the stock intake,injectors, fuel pressure regulator and modify the exhaust from the 2.0 motor.

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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vwlimoguy » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:21 am

I'd be interested to see how that comes along. I have another type IV block to build up for my german look SB and was thinking about doing fuel injection. But the engine on that project is still way off in the future.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:09 pm

What flywheel did you use for the motor in your limo? The 200 or 210 or 215mm and did you have it machined to accept the type 4 pilot shaft bearing explained here? http://www.tunacan.net/t4/tech/flywheel.htm
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vwlimoguy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:06 am

I've got a 210mm flywheel and it was machined just like that. Fit right into the trans with no modifications.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:31 am

Did you get it machined locally? I plan on starting the ms build around the beginning of May when I get back to the states.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:35 pm

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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:44 pm

Already bought one.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:03 pm

spare! youll need it!
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:21 pm

haha hope not. The plan is to get everything running then drive it for the summer and re-build it this fall.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vwlimoguy » Fri Apr 09, 2010 6:54 pm

I built the engine in Cincinnati, so I haven't found a local machine for that yet. There was a race engine shop on melrose lane west of Macarthur that I used once for some machine work, but that was over 10 years ago. I don't know if they are still there, but they were set up to do all sorts of stuff like that.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Fri Apr 09, 2010 7:35 pm

Wise Machine
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:00 pm

I'm thinking about just getting the kennedy kit. But with the 210mm can you still use bug 200mm clutch parts?
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Sat Apr 10, 2010 12:09 pm

its been a while since ive looked at that book, i think you use the bus pressure plate and the bug disk.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Wed Apr 28, 2010 6:29 pm

Got the Wideband kit today. Ordered it from 14point7.com its the slc diy kit. This is a bare circuit board with a bag of goodies. Started assembly with the resistors. Theres gotta be close to 50 of em its tedious. Still debating on the type IV swap or not. I'm leaning towards just building a 1776 and using stock F.I. runners and throttle body.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:14 pm

i hear that! but cheaper than many other ones around!
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat May 01, 2010 6:38 pm

Finished up the Wide band controller today. Took about another hour or so plus the 45min from earlier. All thats left is to wire it up to the sensor and Megasquirt. Not a bad kit if you don't want to pay around $300 for the commercially produced ones. All together with sensor and wire came to $150 shipping included. some potos it has a lcd display on one end that displays real time afr.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Sat May 01, 2010 7:49 pm

thats a ton o solder!
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Sat May 01, 2010 7:53 pm

Nah not too bad. Wait till I get the MS board kit.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:17 pm

Well the type IV plan is out probably end up in the bus. The plan is to run the stock F.I. and see if the engine needs any internal work. I pulled it last night. These are way easier to pull than a bug. Now if I could get the front pulley off. Is there a hood way of checking endplay by pulling/pushing on the flywheel and seeing if it moves? Mine doesn't move so I'm hopeful everything is good inside. I'm pulling the tins for paint and hope to have her driving in a week or two.
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:21 pm

just run it!
rear main leak?
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:31 pm

No oil from either end. I need a cv boot and the oil/cooler and breather look like there leaking a little
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby Mason » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:32 pm

I'm tempted to pull the heads
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby vdubjim » Mon Jun 27, 2011 9:34 pm

why? other than pushrod seals or cyl bases leaking oil?
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Re: 1968 Square (previous board posted by masona14)

Postby gimpy60 » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:37 am

If it ain't broke, fix it till it is. Why did you pull the engine? If it don't have any end play, you do have major problems. If you don't know how to check end play, get someone over to show you how to properly do it. Not raggin on you, but ask for help if you don't know something. Leave the heads alone if there is no leaks there. You want to see what's inside, get a dead engine to practice on, leave this one alone, otay?
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