Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:37 am

BD, what are you using for nuts on the exhaust? I finally stopped my problem like that (well, almost) by sarting over by replacing the studs and going to copper nuts and NOT REUSING THE NUTS if they back off. The heat from the exhaust is hard on that stuff as well as the exhaust acids. The nuts usually use the ovaling method of the nut to get a lock but can "take shape" easily (losing their locking shape) because of the heat. It might be worth a try.

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 11:43 am

I was reusing the copper nuts. I'll pick a bunch up at the swap meet this weekend, and studs, Thanks Lee

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 9:13 am

Think I may have found a trans and Suby engine for the Baja, trans is out of a 82 van, and a 91 legacy engine, bit of a drive to get them though.

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by TimS » Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:05 pm

91 legacy, thats the year of my baja. Let me know if you need anything relating to wiring.
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Thu Aug 09, 2012 4:10 pm

ts39136 wrote:91 legacy, thats the year of my baja. Let me know if you need anything relating to wiring.
Planned on following your how to thread Tim :wink:

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by TimS » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:07 pm

Awesome! Don't be afraid to critisize (sp?), or add on. I've had a few use it succesfully. And to ease your fears, if you get too frustrated, send it to me and I'll finish it for you. :wink:
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:28 pm

Got me a bus trans, pics later, gotta go race the Kart!

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Post by birddog1148 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:22 pm

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more close ups of the 3 rib later, got it for $200 :mrgreen:

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Aug 11, 2012 10:27 pm

birddog1148 wrote:Image
I'm sorry, that can't be the correct transaxle... it is facing the wrong way!

Nice pick city boy :P :lol:

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by TimS » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:49 pm

My question is... Did you walk around all day with the dolly, or did you go to get it after the sale. If you entered the show with it, I think that rules out the 'city boy' label.
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:45 am

ts39136 wrote:My question is... Did you walk around all day with the dolly, or did you go to get it after the sale. If you entered the show with it, I think that rules out the 'city boy' label.
I walked in with the dolly, found the tranny, bought it strapped it on and kept going, pushed that dolly around for 2 hours with the trans on it. :shock: :shock:
You should see the dolly I have at work to move my tools around, weighs in at about 150lbs and and I push it around 2 nursing homes and a dormitory every afternoon at work. Think with the trans it was light. :wink:

Dolly at shop friday before the swap meet.
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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

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ts39136 wrote:My question is... Did you walk around all day with the dolly, or did you go to get it after the sale. If you entered the show with it, I think that rules out the 'city boy' label.

That is so funny! :lol: :lol: (oops, I think I pooped) :lol: :lol: :oops:

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:40 pm

Hi not dead, just been busy, back in school, got my Six Sigma Blackbelt, a promotion at work, a girlfriend and a Federal Firearms Licence since I checked in last. :mrgreen:

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by winifredevw » Tue May 07, 2013 6:06 pm

What happened to that trans? You can't just jump back in here and not tell us...

oh yeah, congrats on that other stuff you mentioned. :P

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Re: Birdddogs '69 Baja and beam build

Post by birddog1148 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:25 pm

Its sitting in the corner with the spare sedan trans, surrounded by my stash of vw parts, just no time to work on the car :(

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