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!!

    Box sat in place.. Will go up a little more once I've clearanced around the box


    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!
  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?
  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:


    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...

    chopped off the bowden tube mount for the accelerator cable tube as it was fouling on the box slightly

    Pulled my mock block out to bolt up to the box and get everything squared off

    That's it for now :)
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2015
  19. So the engine and box are free hanging now...



    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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