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#61 1972coronet

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Were Euro-spec VW's still utilising Road Draft Tube crankcase ventillation in ca.1970 ? That item kind of looks like a Draft tube ...



#62 Zarana-X

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

The draft tube is on part 6, in step #4. What they dont show is the rubber valve at the end. It looks like a straight fish mouth. Most cars dont have the rubber piece anymore...

 

I honestly didn't know what that long bar was, but the tow hitch makes sense. You never see thermostats anymore, and I was kinda joking.


Edited by Zarana-X, 02 December 2013 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 02 December 2013 - 05:39 PM

If the VW has a thermostat it would be below the right cylinders, below the push rod tubes, and above the lower cooking tins.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:46 AM

 

If the VW has a thermostat it would be below the right cylinders, below the push rod tubes, and above the lower cooking tins.

 I know, I was just joking. I've only ever seen two still on a car in California.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:10 PM

That is a nice kit!  I might have to get one. I used to have a 68 cabriolet.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 01:51 PM

It's definitely a Euro-style trailer hitch (with a ball cover) and electrical connection.  

 

Yep. You can see that Step 51 on the instructions is optional.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

 
 I know, I was just joking. I've only ever seen two still on a car in California.

Here in Indiana I have two with them in my garage, I even have a thermostat on my Manx with a turbo 1915.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:03 AM

I've been looking closer with a mind to using parts for my '69 build. I haven't built this kit so I can't comment on that. Most all the parts look sharp and well molded with things added I've seen on no other VW, for instance, seat belt ends on side of seats. Here's some close up photos of parts that impressed me. If anyone wants to see a photo of a particular part just ash here.

 

Seats ... look at those seat belt ends. These are going into my '69 build!

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Body rear ... the tail light shrouds look perfect, though I'd like to have seen them separate from the body.

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Bumpers. These WILL go to my '69 Build.

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Padded dash. yes .. PADDED!

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Top

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Engine. The block, cylinders and trans are all molded together in two pieces and the detail is good. With the excellent accessories included, this could be one of the best VW engines out there. I'm anxious to see some built up.

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Shrouds

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Intake manifold .. amazing!

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exhaust

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 07:07 AM

Interior side pane. Check out the seat belts. Not hanging from B pillar, but A for effort.

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Decals. I may have to get the '68 version just for the VOLKSWAGON for the rear deck.

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Edited by Foxer, 04 December 2013 - 07:08 AM.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

Nice!  I'm gonna have to get one of these.  :)



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:10 PM

Wow! They sure give you a wide variety of license plates!



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:18 PM

License plates and ID plates for most of Europe, I reckon. The corresponding ID plate is next to it license plates. Can't figure out what B and E are for. Gonna go look at a map...

Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia...That raises more questions than it answered :-/ . I knew D is for Germany (Deutchland) maybe B & E are for something else that doesn't translate in English.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:37 PM

License plates and ID plates for most of Europe, I reckon. The corresponding ID plate is next to it license plates. Can't figure out what B and E are for. Gonna go look at a map...

 

My guess would be B for Belgium, E for Estonia. Just a guess, though...



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:54 PM

That looks a cool kit! Way better than the Monogram one...  Correct B is for Belgium, E is for Spain (Espana), so S is for Sweden. :)



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:57 PM

I'm pretty sure E is for Spain - "España"

Argh, beat me to it while I was trying to figure out how to do the squiggly line over the n.

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:13 PM

B is for Belgium, E is for Spain aka "España".

 

Edit - I see as I was looking this up, 2 other people already came up with the correct answers.  In which case let me be the 3rd to affirm the correctness... :lol:


Edited by niteowl7710, 04 December 2013 - 03:20 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 03:44 PM

The other goofy one is CH for Switzerland. 



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:13 PM

Interesting that they have both modern and vintage number plates.



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:17 PM

The other goofy one is CH for Switzerland. 

Always wondered about that, it's for the Latin name of the country Confoederatio Helvetica  (Swiss Confederation).  I have the CH stamp on my passport from a trip a few years ago.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 04:25 PM

Estonia is EST. I have that in 1:1 from a brief visit there.