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  1. Thread: rewiring project

    by papak
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    rewiring project

    One of the issues I ran into when constructing my Birkin was the electrical system. I realize that it was designed in South Africa to comply with the requirements of a variety of countries while...
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    The worst part of rebuilding one of these is that...

    The worst part of rebuilding one of these is that the manufacturer never intended for it to be rebuilt. No key ways, etc. Drill out the plugs from the oil journals and tap them for brass plugs. It’s...
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    All set. Thanks to all.

    All set. Thanks to all.
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    Just think about how much knowledge you are...

    Just think about how much knowledge you are accruing... sometimes it is the process, not the result, that is most enduring.
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    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmenti...

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=14837&stc=1http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=14838&stc=1

    I think I have it filed away somewhere. I'll post it over the...
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    I found a local silicone hose supplier here in LA...

    I found a local silicone hose supplier here in LA and used that along with some aluminum bends I found online. I did have to buy a flaring tool for the aluminum tube but the combination gives you a...
  7. Thread: 2.3 headers?

    by papak
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    You might try Tom Carlin (tbox56). Tom is the...

    You might try Tom Carlin (tbox56). Tom is the Birkin distributor. He might have a set for a Birkin that could fit.
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    If you want to replace the headlight switch with...

    If you want to replace the headlight switch with a toggle, use the Lucas 31788 (also shown as an SW42). This works as off/A on/AB on. This allows you to run the parking lights and headlights on the...
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    This is the driest engine rebuild I think I have...

    This is the driest engine rebuild I think I have ever done. Nary a drop from anywhere. Nothing from the bottom of the bellhousing but an occasional drop from the output shaft seal when I park it...
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    I may be wrong on the grade of lube. I'll have to...

    I may be wrong on the grade of lube. I'll have to check my notebook. There is only 1600 mi on the drivetrain. It's interesting because there is NO evidence of seepage anywhere else.
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    Oil film on top cover of T9.

    I recently noticed a pretty uniform film of oil on the top cover of my T-9. I know that there is a small breather hole in the cover (original from the manufacturer). Have I overfilled the gearbox? I...
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    I stand corrected. Itís Crower.

    I stand corrected. Itís Crower.
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    I have the Stage 1 cams. Whenever I do rebuild...

    I have the Stage 1 cams. Whenever I do rebuild the motor, I will use the Stage 2 cams. They are listed for boosted applications but Tom Carlin (Birkin distributor) said that they work well with a...
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    If you order from Crane, make sure that they...

    If you order from Crane, make sure that they understand the the cams are for a track car. Otherwise, they will adjust the grind to add 4 degrees of advance (?) for emissions. I had to adjust this out...
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    Try Crane in San Diego. They have a pretty big...

    Try Crane in San Diego. They have a pretty big database and will respond to phone calls.
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    Try batinc.net. They show a plug in that thread...

    Try batinc.net. They show a plug in that thread with an o-ring seal. Probably just what you need. If you are nervous about the fit, you could drill one corner and safety wire it.
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    Paradise Cove C&C

    A nice turnout this morning following a beautiful drive up PCH at...
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    I didn't have a problem with the relay. It was an...

    I didn't have a problem with the relay. It was an LED capable relay. I experienced current bleed across the harness due to the lower resistance of the LEDs. The diode fix works perfectly.
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    When you take a look at replacing the rocker...

    When you take a look at replacing the rocker switches, let me know what you come up with. I wanted to swap them for toggle switches as I think they are pretty flimsy. It isn't a straightforward...
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    Changing from keyed start to start button

    The plan over the winter is to cut a new aluminum instrument panel and change over from a keyed ignition to a start button system (as well as cleaning up the wiring harness and removing a couple of...
  21. Thread: BDR oil leaks

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    It seems that you guys are approaching this from...

    It seems that you guys are approaching this from a purely "BDR" perspective. How does Porsche manage this? Many more seams and seals in an air-cooled motor and most Porsche owners are pretty...
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    I pumped in .3-.4l of Lubrimoly GL-5 75-90 into...

    I pumped in .3-.4l of Lubrimoly GL-5 75-90 into it yesterday (til it ran out). I then stuck my finger in the upper fill port and pushed a bit out, hopefully to compensate for the angle of the diff...
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    I checked on the a Subie forum and the fill is...

    I checked on the a Subie forum and the fill is either 1.1 liters or fill to the bottom of the upper plug. Everyone seems to be an authority. I think I’ll fill to the upper plug and hold off on...
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    I pulled the top plug on the end plate and can't...

    I pulled the top plug on the end plate and can't feel fluid with my finger. This doesn't mean too much as the back of the car is jacked up and the clearance between the aluminum end plate and the...
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    I show a drop or two sitting inside the flare and...

    I show a drop or two sitting inside the flare and a trail down the side a bottom of the housing. All of the seams are dry. It’s not “slinging” it to any extent. I’ll remove the upper plug this...
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