Type A Outlaw Project

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Perry DePietro
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#46 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:34 pm

Yes
I welded a quarter inch plate to the tunnel and then welded quarter inch vertical tabs. It is very solid. I also welded plates with internal threaded grade 8 knots into the longitudinal to anchor the outside tabs.

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#47 Post by Perry DePietro » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:48 pm

Remote Oil Filter in driver side rear wheel well.
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#48 Post by Perry DePietro » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:50 pm

Starting work on the oil lines. I know everyone who has posted on this has highly recommended that the car be on its side. Unfortunately I am no longer in my shop space, don't have a jig and need to make due with my small residential garage.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#49 Post by Oliver Strobel » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:03 pm

It looks awesome!!!

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#50 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:11 pm

Thank you for responding. Not many people have. As you know, while these projects are rewarding, they are also challenging. It's nice to get some validation from other 356 enthusiasts.

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#51 Post by Jim Blakewell » Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm

That's exactly how i plumbed mine. Put a Earl's cooler behind the grills and closed it off with ducting so I hope I don't need a fan. Motor will be installed soon and we'el find out how well it works in the hot Oklahoma summer! When do you think you'll be running?
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#52 Post by Perry DePietro » Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:28 pm

Unfortunately, I am still working a lot. If I stay focused and keep checking things off the list I should be able to go to paint in about 6 months.

I also have created a lot of extra work for myself with all the mods. For example, I had the whole rear assembled with a wide5 disc brake kit. I assembled it according to the directions with only one paper seal. When I put fluid in the transmission, it leaked on the other side of the aluminum caliper bracket. it was enough that I had to take the whole thing apart again and start from scratch.

I think it will be great when it's done but I certainly have creating a lot of headaches for myself wanting things to be right. My wife just smiles and says..."it's a process dear.... enjoy the process." 🙂

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#53 Post by Vic Skirmants » Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:36 am

You mentioned a paper gasket; the 356 does not use paper, only an O-ring.

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#54 Post by Perry DePietro » Wed May 01, 2019 5:02 pm

I'm using a kit that looks like drums with disc in back....
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#55 Post by Graham Kerr » Mon May 06, 2019 5:38 am

It was a leaking transmission that was one of the main reasons I decided to deep six the 741 trans and replace it with a 915 911 unit, and of course, it snowballed from then. And the paper gaskets were a VW fitment, it's O rings for the 356.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#56 Post by Perry DePietro » Mon May 13, 2019 9:14 pm

Lines complete from cooler to thermostat....
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#57 Post by Perry DePietro » Thu May 16, 2019 1:17 pm

Have the Bosch lights positioned where I want them. Will work on fab'ing the brackets this weekend.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#58 Post by Perry DePietro » Sun May 19, 2019 12:00 pm

Using a 741 in a Type A, so needing to elevate the shift tube/build a shifter tower. I'm not sure what I will eventually look like (open sides? holes drilled? etc.) but mocking up the height and basic shape this weekend.
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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#59 Post by Martin Benade » Sun May 19, 2019 7:05 pm

I thought there was a much easier way to shift a 741 in there, but not sure what it is.

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Re: Type A Outlaw Project

#60 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed May 22, 2019 7:36 am

"Using a 741 in a Type A, so needing to elevate the shift tube/build a shifter tower. I'm not sure what I will eventually look like (open sides? holes drilled? etc.) but mocking up the height and basic shape this weekend."
OK; I get it. You're using a 741 SHIFTER in a 356A. At first I thought you meant using a 741 TRANSMISSION; which has the nose down low. Done that many times in our race cars. Got the idea from my factory race Gmuend car, 2-055.

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