Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:35 pm

Steve Arndt wrote:It takes a few miles to bed the pads in.

Have you tried putting rear (small) wheel cylinders on the front brakes?

Steve

Not yet, Thats another time 8)

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by bajaherbie » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:43 pm

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Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Erik, be careful of the park lock, they have a tendency to let lose (even the tiniest of air leaks in a join can affect their holding power) or jam shut to where you have to open a bleeder to release the pressure.
My brother and I both used to run 1 of these, and they used to get stuck closed if you pushed the brakes hard enough to hold the vehicle on a hill. Mine is off in the bushes as far as I could throw it, right next to my brothers. :roll:

too funny..... reminds me of my late friend Jeff, he tossed a broken electric soldering iron while we were at the dunes. he spun it around his head by the cord and let it rip.....
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by bajaherbie » Mon Jun 11, 2012 6:43 pm

Devastator wrote:
Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Erik, be careful of the park lock, they have a tendency to let lose (even the tiniest of air leaks in a join can affect their holding power) or jam shut to where you have to open a bleeder to release the pressure.
My brother and I both used to run 1 of these, and they used to get stuck closed if you pushed the brakes hard enough to hold the vehicle on a hill. Mine is off in the bushes as far as I could throw it, right next to my brothers. :roll:

too funny..... reminds me of my late friend Jeff, he tossed a broken electric soldering iron while we were at the dunes. he spun it around his head by the cord and let it rip.....
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:41 pm

Brakes are doing well 8) been playing with the '62 I just got. Think I have all my VW parts in one spot now.
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by TimS » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:08 pm

Nice pan!!! :shock:
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by Devastator » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:46 pm

You're going to need a bigger "spot" before too long. :roll:
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:30 am

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by mac2881994 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:46 am

Congrats Birddog.
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:11 am

It is a very hard task to; good job, keep it up!

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by tikotiko » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:34 am

Good job dude keep it up

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by Devastator » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:38 am

That's awesome! Keep it up! 8)
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Post by birddog1148 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks guys!

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:13 am

I keep blowing out exhaust gaskets, this set only lasted about 6 mo, :x Sold a bike yesterday so I now have cash for the big VW swap meet in Columbus next Saturday :P
Was rebuilding the carb for the Volksrod yesterday and these came out of the drawer on my work bench.

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Been playing with this a little lately, seems to have to much crank end play, gonna tear it down and thinking of making it a 1776
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It ran when I pulled it out but it made a knocking noise at a certain rpm, that after I pulled it thought it may have been where the heat riser flange broke off the exhaust manifold on the right side but now I dont know.

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:17 am

birddog1148 wrote:Sober 4 years today 8)
Still catching up from my time off.....NICE WORK birddog

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