My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

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Postby danstern » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:12 am

It is truly magnificent \:D/
Use it in good health.
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Brett » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:46 pm

Read this thread for the first time start to finish today, and all I can say is WOW!!!

Your living the dream...
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Aussiespyder » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:40 pm

Hi

The last post prompted me to look at the early pictures of your build. I happened to notice something you may wish to attend to on your clutch cable. I note in the first pics of the floor plan that the clutch cable is connected directly to the clutch lever on the transmission without passing through the normal flexible conduit (clutch cable Bowden tube) between the transmission and the floor pan

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If you don't have this "kink" in the conduit you may experience clutch shudder as you start moving.

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:22 pm

A lot has been changed since that picture you've posted!

Of course the flexible conduit has been placed...

Here you can see that the flexible conduit is placed:
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Aussiespyder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:20 am

With such a perfect build I should have assumed that this was already done!

Sometimes people new to VW or Porsche don't realise the importance of that flexible tube.

Very nice car and detail.

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby SpeedwaySpyder » Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:27 am

Wow ! Now that's a wonderful car. Enjoy it.
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Greenberg » Mon May 13, 2013 9:36 pm

Well done!!!!! :nana:
Ya gotta drive it like ya stole it!
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby hungrykid » Thu May 16, 2013 4:43 am

Approximate translation.... via on-line translator


Ferdinand Porsche lifted up this lightweight, streamlined and relatively low-priced sports cars in the year 1948 from the baptism. Typical are the rounded shapes, the roofline of the early versions, as well as the fender Bullern the launch. Hollywood even garnered many fans loved this vehicle, it is not the it was at that time for the celebrities from the world of film and music business was a good sound. The unforgotten actor James Dean had a 356, as well as the 1970 deceased rock singer Janis Joplin.

Their convertible from the last construction year 1965 was "psychedelic" according to flower power coloriert.

Up to 250,000 euros

" Today lovers of the original old-timers lay of that time up to 250,000 euros on the table to acquire a well-preserved copy, explains Wolfgang Lübbers from stone ford.

He is a member of the " Porschestammstisches of Münster land ". This informal union invited together with the Porschefreunden the Lower Rhine to the meeting in the Bagno.

" It is a première ", said Dirk Ahlbach from nightmares who had brought his "356th" Speedster ".

The organizers do not exclude that this meeting of the automobile veterans becomes a steady size in the appointment calendar.

Especially aerodynamically

There are the model rows A, B and C, also three bodywork forms: the convertible, the Speedster and the classical coupé as a closed variation.

Already the current opposition coefficient, or briefly cw value, the first 356th lay in the area of 0.3. " This is something special ", stresses Lübbers.At that time, at least, there was still no wind tunnel which autodesigners used for the inquiry of the air resistance.

The "drops" or stream lines form were innovative for the end of the 40s.

Fascination

The car fascinates in multiple ways. " If I before the 356th stand I never have the impression that it concerns a more than 50 year-old car ", says brook Ahl.

" It could also have been built five or ten years ago. "

In spite of his originally rather modest 40 horse power the sports-car is quick. He reached for the past almost unbelievable speeds from up to 170 kilometers per hour.

Later one also installs HP-stronger engines under the bonnet.

Private copy

Antoine Godschalk came with an exotic working racing version on the Bagno square driven. It is a replica built by him.

356 a "Special" developed in 1957 Porsche and VW representative Otto Glöckler from Frankfurt. To realize his own construction, he took a Speedster and modified him to take part in America in runnings.

Still today this 185 kilometers per hour of quick car looks classical. Be disposed compared with the 1.6-liter engines of the remaining 356th engine of a cubic capacity of 1.9 liters.

Six-year construction time

" Since I am seven years old I am interested in cars ", says Dutchman Godschalk. " When I turned 40 I decided to build my own car independently. "

The lawyer needed about six years to move his dream in the action. He invested countless hours after the full time work, numerous components were investigated via Internet and were ordered.

In America such "Glöckler-Specials" went at that time more often to the start.

Porschefreunde in the Bagno: Legendary round forms in castle stone ford - reading you more on:
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:58 am

Summer finally has Arrived in the north-west of Europe! Sunshine at last!

Today I made a little trip and I took some pics...

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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby danstern » Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:34 am

No matter where you pose that car, it steals the scene.
Fantastic !! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby SeductionMotorsports » Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:02 pm

I sent you an email sir, very nice build. Great attention to detail.
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby SeductionMotorsports » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:58 pm

Does anyone know where you could purchase those brace bars that were used on the interior?
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby &1 » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:51 am

what brace bars?
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Re: My Speedster-project: a pictorial story...

Postby Larry Jowdy » Fri Jul 19, 2013 4:31 am

I bet he's asking about the bars in the door, 1st photo on page 9 of this thread
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