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        I think the electric water pump idea sounds good.  Don't they make
     electric waterpumps for ('scuse me for cussin) chevy's?  I think they
     are for drag racing.  They keep the car cool while idling but turn off
     while hittin the 1/4.
        What about welding the tubing to the J-tubes?  This would give you
     about six inches of connection for heat exchange.  Then route them
     inside to a heater core from whatever.  Probably a GM heater core.
     They are inexpensive.  Fabricate a shroud.  Install a (whatever) fan
     and hook it up to the stock heater ducts.  You could probably fit the
     whole unit under the rear seat opposite the battery.  A little
     marketing and Voilla you have a hit!

                        Jason REnville

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Subject: Re: Seat belts and heat
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    11/19/96 10:51 AM

Hmmm, 3-point belts in the back...the way I like to drive that's a pretty good
idea :)

I had thought about generic units but decided I would prefer the German
-- though I certainly wouldn't scoff at Porsche, BMW or Mercedes units!
 I think
I'll try Jim's idea of (blah) cleaning the belts and lubing the springs.  It
just snowed up here in Oregon yesterday so maybe I'll be stuck this weekend
workin' on 'em.

Speaking of snow, I was reminded of how the T3 heating system is lacking
(Northerners, I feel for ya!).  A friend at work suggested engineering a water
circulation system around the exhaust system.  I was thinking of putting
tubing across the top of the engine, through the firewall and another radiator
into the cabin, somewhere.  Fill with water and add a water pump (maybe a fish
tank one?).  Or, same setup but pump air from the cabin into the tubing
with the
exit pipe into the cabin.  I don't know, any ideas?

Toby Erkson
modified '72 VW Squareback 2.0L
stock '75 Porsche 914 1.8L

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Subject: Seatbelts
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE Date:    11/19/96 8:04 AM

We have replaced the 3 point harnesses for the front seats of our '71 SQB with
just generic replacment units.  They bolt into the existing holes
(each side of
the central tunnel hump, 3/4 way up the pillar behind the door and on the side
near the base of the rear seat.)  The new retractor housing sits in latter
location and has to sit tilted towards the front a bit, but otherwise
they work

We also replaced the regular lap belts in the rear with the same type
of 3 point
harness.  I had to weld a nut just above the rear fender well, beneath the
window to mount the retractor units.  The upper nut on the 'C' pillar was
already there so it was a fairly easy modification.

Dave Burden               | 1924 Studebaker Special Six Touring Car Digital
Equipment Corporation   | 1926 Studebaker Estate Wagon (hearse w/seats)
Alpharetta, GA                  | 1957 BMW Isetta 300 convertible
burden_d@warlrd.enet.dec.com    | 1971 VW Squareback

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