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    Lincoln Electric is a great company as well!!! I had them courting me for a bit before I took the job with Miller. I know many friends that work for Lincoln :-). I can easily ship the headers once you get settled in.

    Just text me when you are ready.
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    Thanks for the encouragement on the Lincoln front and yep i'll keep you posted but by all means if someones willing to pay you or someone else needs them before I chirp up send them their way

    On another note, Last night spent some time in the garage and got the lights wired up, all the engine bolts tightened and fixed the clutch so now its fully operational (That i know of) !

    The down side is we pulled the tank to clean some wiring and when I picked it back up it broke the plastic tab off the high pressure line!!!!



    Got the rear frame all welded back up so the tank is much easier to remove now


    And just for some fun we did some VW Stuff the other day too


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    Nice progress, thanks for the updates.
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    Awesome! I like the removable cage section!! That would be a great option for the AR buggies as it gets really tight back there.

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    Ya the main reason for that was just servicing rather than taking the seat, radiator, coolant, air box and literally everything off hahah
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    Well it's been awhile since I've posted here but I've made some great progress. Wiring has been cleaned up more, functioning brake lights, Built my own LED Whips just for fun and saved quite a bit of money, All body panels are mounted, one tooth lower sprocket in the front (I would still like to go higher in the back) and most importantly I drove it around the neighborhood with no issues!
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    First gear takes off pretty well and at about 6k rpm I'm already going about 40mph so it's plenty fast

    My goal is to take it out to some fields before it gets to cold here in Kansas City (Snowed yesterday) and give it a proper thrashing so I know what to fix over the winter

    I've also made good progress on my EFI turbo VW build
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    One of the vendors at Little Sahara, here in Utah, was selling those LED whip flags. He wanted $100 for one. Ouch!! I'm sure yours cost much less.

    EFI turbo on a VW Beetle engine? That's certainly a mix of old and new. How much boost can those engines handle?
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    Ya I think it ended up costing $55 for the pair
    It's just 2 4' CB sticks, amazon LED strips and heat shrink

    It might not be quite as professional but neither am I haha

    Ya to be honest I have no idea how much boost they can handle this is more of a learning experience so I figured start with 8PSI of boost and with the help of many sensors continue to add as needed
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    I got a chance to install a 55 tooth sprocket vs my 45 and it seems to be making a decent difference in acceleration

    My only real issue now is turning. While I know I'll always have issues with tight slow turns because of my solid rear axle it seems to be pushing me through turns. It almost seems as if i dont have enough weight over the front end and of course I have sand tires on too but I want to see if any of you have suggestions.

    Maybe adjust my shocks? Different tires? maybe theres nothing I can do with a solid axle?

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    You have the right ideas for improving turning. Shock work might help, and different tire types and sizes. Taller rears should shift some weight forward. You'll never get away, completely, from some low speed push. My favorite way to turn is excessive throttle application! That maneuver can make some people edgy, though, I've found. Especially in the neighborhood. Go figure.
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