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Re: Woodburn-Bug Dragstrip/More Type III mods

Yep, I'll be at the show.  I'm in the Rose City Volksters VW Club and we 
are helping put on the show.  I'm not sure whether I'll race or show 
("Under Construction").

I now have Gene Berg's oil pressure relief cover that replaces the stock 
oil pump cover and I have his full flow oil filtration system!

The relief cover insures that the oil pressure will reach no higher than 
100-125psi.  It works beautifully as my pressure gauge no longer pegs the 
needle at 150psi in the mornings.  It has no effect on lower oil pressures 
-- it's just a high pressure safety check valve.  The excess oil gets 
dumped directly back into the input side of the oil pump.  A new pressure 
plate with an output was necessary for the full flow system; the oil 
pressure relief valve was an option that I chose and it was only an 
additional $14 -- cheap insurance.

The filtration system is the best GB has to offer, utilizing braided 
stainless steel covered high pressure Teflon hoses with swedged fittings 
(can you say "bullet-proof for life"?).  The filter bracket is mounted on 
the left rear bumper mounting pad.  The filter is a Fram HP1.

The pressure relief cover did require my mechanic to open the rear engine 
mount a little more and open a small hole in the aluminum fan housing to 
make room for the oil return fitting.  The filter's output goes directly 
into the upper oil passage and not back to the pump's output side as per 
Berg's recommendation.  Admittedly, if you view my baby from the back it 
looks as though she has a silly, bucktoothed grin.  It's because of the way 
the orange filter hangs down with the rear apron removed.

I also installed my alternator (all by myself, I say proudly) on Sunday and 
it required no cooling tin cutting, just some very simple metal plates, a 
longer strap stud and a 36" braided steel (stainless?) 4-gauge cable 
connecting the alternator to the positive lead on the starter.  Please 
don't ask me how it's working as I am now in the beta testing phase.  So 
far things are fine.  It's volume is half of a stock 12v generator, it puts 
out 58 amps and the voltage regulator is built in!  I'll give ya'll an 
update as to how it's working later on in the next month.

Hope to see everyone at the show who lives in the surrounding area!
     Toby Erkson
     '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L
     '75 Porsche 914 1.8L for sale
     Portland, Oregon, USA

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Subject: Woodburn-Bug Drags/tune-ups are cool
Author:  type-3-errors@umich.edu at SMTPGATE
Date:    5/26/97 8:26 PM

Phillip is all tuned-up, and spinning like a top.  I'm ready for the
first freeway cruise down to Woodburn, Oregon for the annual bug drags.
Are any T-3 listers going to be there?  I will be the one with the faded
Seesand squareback and a very pregnant wife.
Anyways, email me if your going
Peter Parker
ferocious Phillip; '66 Square
Portland, OR USA

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