The Fish Mini Resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Very neat. :)
     
  2. Cheers :thumbsup:

    so a little further along tonight... would've got a lot further, but I need to do some clearancing, but what neighbors that I have got might not be impressed with me spinning up the grinder past 7pm at night :lol:

    mounting plates roughly welded in... support bar at it's required height - might need lowering a little more... will put a dog-leg in it once I know it's final position!!
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    Box sat in place.. Will go up a little more once I've clearanced around the box
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    should hopefully have this stage finished off before the end of tomorrow!! :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  3. Good fun doing something that requires a little invention Paul. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Absolutely Steve!! :thumbsup:

    One of the reasons I like these old beasts!! :)
     
  5. Impressive project Paul, keep the updates coming!
     
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  8. That makes sense.
    I've only ever seen the ones porsche salzburg used in their bugs which scavanged the oil from a fitting in the side of the sump.

    Will it fit with a standard size pulley or will you have to run a power pulley sized one?
     
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  10. The BMD serpentine pulley system is available in a power pulley size with a smaller alternator pulley too, though its not available for the porsche fan conversion.
     
  11. I know ;)

    no one does a serpentine kit for a porsche cooled type 4 motor... yet ;)
     
  12. I've actually not done anything on the van for the last 2 days... had a mad rush yesterday to get my car MOT'd... and then today I was sorting the brakes on my dads Jeep, and found that one of the composite pistons had fractured, so the caliper is now junk!! :eek:

    And tomorrow I think I'm working 10am to 4pm... so I might get something done when I come home!!
     
  13. Come on Paul. You're slacking ;)
     
  14. can I have a silverfish lesson?

    I noticed your heated front screen ,did it also come with rear disc and calipers and rear anti roll bar?
     
  15. Yes you can!! :)

    screen, discs, and anti-roll bar are all additions


    Basically the silverfish is the factory last edition bay... it came as a microbus, diamond silver metallic paint, 2l engine, and a few other options... :thumbsup:

    I'm basically making my one off van, even more one off ;)
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  16. Nice work and thanks... :thumbsup:






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    and I want one.... ;D
     
  17. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    theres one for sale in classifieds ........ #justsayin'
     
  18. So after doing various other jobs, I decided that the Fish needed a little bit of my time so it didn't feel too jealous ;)

    Rear bumper off - tow bar was starting to do my head in having to roll under it and hooking my back up on it...
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    chopped off the bowden tube mount for the accelerator cable tube as it was fouling on the box slightly
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    Pulled my mock block out to bolt up to the box and get everything squared off
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    That's it for now :)
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  19. So the engine and box are free hanging now...

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    Next is pulling out the shifter rod, and installing a new shift rod tube :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  20. Tidy work paul dude
     

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