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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:19 pm 
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Then came the time for fun. Wiring... While I was a Nuclear Electrician's Mate for 23 years in the Navy, and know what I feel is more than your average guy about wiring, and had done numerous modifications and repairs to VW wiring and other vehicles, I had never fully wired any car, let alone a fiberglass buggy before. I felt overwhelmed for a while, and it took me a bit to get started.

From Joe's recommendation, I had purchased a wiring kit from Rebel Wiring. I used the Deluxe Beetle kit they offer, and couldn't tell you how awesome it is. It came labeled every 8", and has a modern fuse box. It's built the right way, and Jeremy at Rebel will add all the extra wires for additional gauges that you ask for (good thing for me, as I have all of the gauges one could need and more). He also gives a club discount. I liked it so much, that we ordered a custom made rear mounted one from him for the Resorter.

As I previously stated, it took me quite a long while to get it done, and I finally finished up the wiring in August.

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This is Joe's username on the Samba, and his signature on the buggy. He did ask for permission first, and my answer was a resounding "Of course!" I wouldn't have it any other way.

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After doing the wiring, I did learn that doing it underneath was a cleaner way, but wasn't going to re-do it.

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:19 pm 
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First Powering up of the gauges!

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:23 pm 
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After several months of dragging my feel along, it was time to re-install her powerplant. I had a motor that Wesley Allen took apart, cleaned up and inspected, and had put back together. I ordered a rebuilt 34 pict 3 from Tim at Volksbitz, and Jeffery Holt and I fitted it all up, and got it installed.

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Although I don't care for the EMPI shrouds, and have another stock offset cooler shroud that's been modified to remove the heater ducts, I'll keep this shroud, even if just for Wall Art. Reminder of my first day driving her after the restoration (not that I need a reminder of that feeling). For all his hard work, I let Jeff beat me at tick-tac-toe.

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:25 pm 
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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:27 pm 
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And finally!!

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She needed a little carb adjustment, but she was running!

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:30 pm 
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Jeffery and I then took off that day for a short little test drive, a celebratory frosty beverage, and to take some photos!

These are some of my favorites thus far, and one of them can be seen 2016 Manx Club Calendar (September).

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 am 
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Fabulous!

Now lets see some sand pictures, Tanya Driving pictures, mud pictures. Action and Drama!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:57 am 
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Will update it more today. I can only type slowly.

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:20 am 
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Great buggy pictures and view of the Lake Murray. I am wondering where you and Jeff were at for the pictures. When I look down the lake from the front of my house I can see the damn six miles away. If I knew how to attach a photo I would show you a picture of my manx and in the back ground bomb island can be seen. Maybe we can meet up one day after I get a few bugs worked out of the new 2027 I just put in.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:23 pm 
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mightymanx wrote:
Great buggy pictures and view of the Lake Murray. I am wondering where you and Jeff were at for the pictures. When I look down the lake from the front of my house I can see the damn six miles away. If I knew how to attach a photo I would show you a picture of my manx and in the back ground bomb island can be seen. Maybe we can meet up one day after I get a few bugs worked out of the new 2027 I just put in.


Absolutely! My number is 912-227-2047. Feel free to call or text any time. These were taken at Pine Island, which is owned and operated by SCE&G. I work for them, so have access to the facilities. We'd love to meet up with you some time.

Brian

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(Loretta) Manx # M2940D910E on customized 1970 chassis that has been "Wheelerized" by Joescoolcustoms
(Scarlett) Manx Resorter #12 (R0012B931S) on 1969 chassis.
(Gunny) Manx 2 # A0202A035E
(Bruiser) Tow'd # TF327D953N
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) #1339
(Unnamed) Manx 2 (Body Only) (no serial number tag)
Club Member # 4436

Loretta: http://www.manxclub.com/forum/viewtopic ... t=3365Manx
Scarlett: viewtopic.php?f=82&t=3745&p=24983#p24983


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