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by frederick
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Type 4
Topic: Build cradle
Replies: 0
Views: 51

Build cradle

Was asked about mine, here’s what I did... Wheels are critical, don't cheap out...they need to be big enough to roll over garage floor irregularities AND support at least 25% of the 900lbs-ish / 408kg finished weight. You will need to have some 1 x _ blocking incorporated or standing by to suspend t...
by frederick
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: T4 build pix
Replies: 1
Views: 139

T4 build pix

I'm building chassis number 11 here in northern california and photo documenting every step of the progress in a facebook photo album. Currently about 2/3 the way through my assembly...wiring and body fit and finishing yet to go. You might be able to avoid my screw ups as well as consider applying s...
by frederick
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Type 1, 2 and 3
Topic: Rust
Replies: 10
Views: 547

Re: Rust

Some powdercoaters offer a high temp ceramic coating in different metallics. The one I use has a “near chrome” that can be buffed to look like polished nickel. I’ve had it done on headers, cylinders, cylinder heads and even a commando fuel tank. Not cheap. Big plus on headers it insulates Very effec...
by frederick
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: coil mount for 2-valve 1200 motor
Replies: 1
Views: 209

coil mount for 2-valve 1200 motor

going for compactness and the desire to keep my coil wires short (and the stock lengths) I came up with this simple mount out of .125 aluminum that screws to the min. engine bracket in turn supported by the FI throttle body crosspiece. The whole assembly is then supported by a rubber-footed aluminum...
by frederick
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Type 4
Topic: Reverse box bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Reverse box bushings

Thanks all...missed that. Need to clean my glasses.
by frederick
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Type 4
Topic: Reverse box bushings
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Reverse box bushings

Flush to the front? Centered? Or flush to the rear...or does it matter.
(Sorry about the pic, forum rotated it 180)
by frederick
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: New Triking Type 3 build behind the cheddar curtain
Replies: 10
Views: 635

Re: New Triking Type 3 build behind the cheddar curtain

Welcome Ivan, Johann is a great resource isn't he.

I'm in California just starting a T4 kit he ordered for me...
now in the middle of disemboweling a pristine '08 Norge donor.
by frederick
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Forum Stuff
Topic: password reset
Replies: 2
Views: 265

Re: password reset

gracias
by frederick
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Type 4
Topic: kit arrived
Replies: 2
Views: 344

kit arrived

a long delicious wait, plus almost two months from Hingham to San Jose

wish me luck and boy am I going to have questions for you guys.
by frederick
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Forum Stuff
Topic: password reset
Replies: 2
Views: 265

password reset

can't seem to find a button in user profile to change