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Old 08-29-2011, 07:42 PM   #21
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Found a website http://www.matrixmotorwerks.com/ , I loveeeeee This car I'm sooooooo Jealous!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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The green turnkey that Danny was sweating over so much.
recently? I know he put ALOT of time into it. It was not built for me.... it was another guy. That dude sold it to me.
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Looks like a BLAST to drive.


But..... WTF tires are those? All that work and you roll around on some all seasons?!


Boost it?
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LOL was just thinking this.
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I know he put ALOT of time into it. It was not built for me.... it was another guy. That dude sold it to me.
Ah, I gotcha.

I hadn't really been following the TR42 project much recently. The last time I was seriously involved, they were still debating whether or not to put a windshield on it.

I just remember that a whole lot of R&D got done on your particular car, and a hell of a lot of attention to detail went into it. I didn't realize that it had been re-sold after the initial delivery.

Yours is actually the first one I've seen that was totally completed. I must say, I do like the way it turned out. Did the fuel tank wind up being U-shaped, or does it have a hole in the middle of it?
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Isn't the porsche 914 engine just a fancy VW Bug engine? Pics of carbs & points?

Looks killer nevertheless!
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Isn't the porsche 914 engine just a fancy VW Bug engine? Pics of carbs & points?
No, it's a fancy VW Bus engine.

Seriously, though. The Bug / Ghia / Thing / etc all used the Type 1 engine (which was also the mechanical base for the T2 and T3). In 1968, VW introduced the Type 4 engine, which featured several radical technological advancements, such as an oil filter. The 914 used that engine.

They are all the same basic design, but very few of the parts are interchangeable (like the 1.6 vs. 1.8 B engines.) Cosmetically, they're easy to tell apart, as the T1's exhaust ports are fore and aft, while the T4's are on the bottom of the head.
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Old 08-30-2011, 10:02 AM   #28
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Looks like a BLAST to drive.


But..... WTF tires are those? All that work and you roll around on some all seasons?!


Boost it?
Yea, I did not choose the tires. They will be changed. I'm thinking toyo proxies or yokohama A048's

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Ah, I gotcha.

I hadn't really been following the TR42 project much recently. The last time I was seriously involved, they were still debating whether or not to put a windshield on it.

I just remember that a whole lot of R&D got done on your particular car, and a hell of a lot of attention to detail went into it. I didn't realize that it had been re-sold after the initial delivery.

Yours is actually the first one I've seen that was totally completed. I must say, I do like the way it turned out. Did the fuel tank wind up being U-shaped, or does it have a hole in the middle of it?
I think its U-shaped, but I have not had a chance to confirm.

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Isn't the porsche 914 engine just a fancy VW Bug engine? Pics of carbs & points?

Looks killer nevertheless!
Apparently this one does not have points.

It does need the timing set and perhaps some tuning.

Things to do:
1. Replace throttle cable
2. hook up parking brake
3. Fix engine (timing, fueling)
4. Raise ride height
5. swap front UCA's to get some caster in the car.

Those are a few of the 'mission critical' things to do.
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Needs more turbo, a la the Real Street Performance (RSP) turbo Ariel Atom. YouTube it.
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Needs more turbo, a la the Real Street Performance (RSP) turbo Ariel Atom. YouTube it.
I think I may need to spend some time learning the car before i make the move to completely ******* insane
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May have missed it, but what kind of money do you have wrapped up in this thing? I'd love to get into one of these when I get back to the states.
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May have missed it, but what kind of money do you have wrapped up in this thing? I'd love to get into one of these when I get back to the states.
too much? lol. Its nice Honda civic Territory.
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What has to happen in LA to register such awesomeness?

Video would be much appreciated by all, I'm sure...
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it was already titles in FL, so I just need to transfer the title.

Video once i get it a little more sorted.
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very cool looking and eye catcher indeed
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should be fast too.
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That's pretty sweet!
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I think its U-shaped, but I have not had a chance to confirm.
Ah Ha! That was my idea.


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Apparently this one does not have points.
A couple of different companies make drop-in "points replacement" modules, which replace the cam with a disc containing either magnets or slots, and the points with either a hell-effect or optical sensor. The Pertronix Ignitor and the Compu-Fire are the two which I remember from my VW days, but there were a couple of others which were relatively popular with the Bosch crowd as well. Such devices have been essentially standard-issue on all hot VW engines since the late 80s.

I assume, of course, that you will be converting to EFI and installing a Megasquirt shortly.



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5. swap front UCA's to get some caster in the car.
The stock Solstice uppers aren't working out? I really don't know what's available in the aftermarket for that platform, but I'd thought Danny had the front-end geometry pretty well sorted. Guess I was wrong?
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Ah Ha! That was my idea.


A couple of different companies make drop-in "points replacement" modules, which replace the cam with a disc containing either magnets or slots, and the points with either a hell-effect or optical sensor. The Pertronix Ignitor and the Compu-Fire are the two which I remember from my VW days, but there were a couple of others which were relatively popular with the Bosch crowd as well. Such devices have been essentially standard-issue on all hot VW engines since the late 80s.

I assume, of course, that you will be converting to EFI and installing a Megasquirt shortly.



The stock Solstice uppers aren't working out? I really don't know what's available in the aftermarket for that platform, but I'd thought Danny had the front-end geometry pretty well sorted. Guess I was wrong?
Nice, small world eh?

No EFI for now. I want to get it sorted, learn a little, and enjoy the car. When the OTHER project is finished I may go to megasquirt, but this thing has nice new shiny carbs that seem to work, just need to get them jetted correctly.

The uppers are fine, from what Danny said the the lefts and rights need to be exchanged. He was unsure if they could get enough caster in the car with them this way, and swapping sides starts you with 4 deg and I can add from there. I think the skystice parts will work out great, its just the PO never got around to flipping them like Danny asked.
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Look a lot like the exocet I want to build when they start production stateside, but with a better looking front end. Mine is going to loose the catfish nose though. This looks good.
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