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Title: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 21, 2010, 11:28:10 PM
Hi everyone...

I wanted to introduce myself ...I have intentions of joining as soon as I can get some time...

I just moved to Portland (Hillsboro) in July from Twin Falls, ID and am happy to be in a place where more than 15 people own V dubs.
I currently have a 71 super I have bought in October of 08 and use as my DD.  This is my second super and first VW in over 10 years.  I owned a 71 super as my first car which didnt last long due to PO sabotage and my High School abilities to fix the innumerable issues with the car.

My car currently has a SP 1641  that I think is on its last legs and I hope to be pulling out in the near future to rebuild and update to a DP thanks to Kev.  I also have a nice AS41 case that I am planning to build up to a 2007cc over the next year or so.

Here are some pic of the  car . . .It was yellow when I bought it but I slowly painted it in stages and treated the rust  as I went.  Turned out pretty good I think Although I am not quite done with the doors yet - I have  one section around the windows left to paint.






Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on September 22, 2010, 06:12:05 AM
 :crig4:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on September 22, 2010, 07:14:37 AM
 :stupid:

Another Super!

Soon we will be taking over...

:headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on September 22, 2010, 09:03:47 AM
Welcome! And good job on the painting. looks like it is coming along nicely!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 22, 2010, 09:28:13 AM
This guy is pretty awesome. The "Rev" does not refer to rpm's but any more is up to him to clarify, lol.  He is pretty nice, and the car looks nice.

Kev
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Matty on September 22, 2010, 12:56:18 PM
Howdy Rev  :crig4:

Looks like the Volksters now have some religion to go with the politics  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 22, 2010, 05:08:03 PM
Well, its my day job . . .but has very  little to do with Volkswagens . . .you cant tune and engine with a Bible.



Thanks all for the welcome.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Nacho on September 22, 2010, 06:18:49 PM
Welcome to the website and club. If your not busy on Saturday, there's a little cruise happening to the beach. Welcome to come if you want.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 22, 2010, 06:42:11 PM
I'll have room in the Jeep...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: OldsCool on September 22, 2010, 07:52:26 PM

Well, its my day job . . .but has very  little to do with Volkswagens . . .you cant tune an engine with a Bible.

Thanks all for the welcome.


Well Rev actually maybe you can, cause I tune AC and WC Dubs all day long and I am sure the Lord is there as I hear his name recited many times a day and I have occasionally heard requests for him to dam things as well. Either way Welcome to the forums. :crig4: 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on September 22, 2010, 08:35:46 PM
Welcome Rev.  Good have you.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 22, 2010, 09:18:29 PM
Schmitty...you have a point.

Thanks again for the welcome.

Names Mark by the way.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 06, 2010, 11:08:47 AM
So, I have been having a terrible drop in power lately...my engine never wants to rev above about 3500 either.  I checked and rechecked the timing, valves, points, tuned the carb, etc . . .with no change.  This all occurred suddenly on a drive from La Grande to Portland and has been getting worse ever since.  I finally got the engine out yesterday hoping to find out what was the problem.  Aside from 1 and 2 running really rich, everything looks ok.  I added a couple of pictures here of my heads/valves to see if anything looks out of place to ya'll.  The cylinders and pistons still look pristine aside from some carbon buildup on the tops of the pistons and it doesnt appear there has been any problem with the rings.  I did notice the endplay seemed a bit excessive but I dont think that is the culprit.  at any rate, I am going to break down the short block today or Friday to see if the insides will give me any clue and then will work to rebuild the engine in another case I have with the 1641 jugs and pistons, better flywheel off this motor, the DP heads from KEV and maybe some 1.25:1 rocker arms.

Here are the heads...thanks for your input.


Here are a couple of tools I have made.. a 45 degree 13mm wrench for the exhaust bolts, generator stand nuts, and carb mounting nuts - works like a charm - and a pulley puller I made by grinding a notch in some old engine studs, a fog light bracket, and some engine bolts I had.  It cost me nothing and I have used it several times and it works great!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on October 06, 2010, 11:21:31 AM
Cool pully puller, :2up:








bet you don't need to remove the motor to use it.   :dontknow: :rotflmao: JK
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: OldsCool on October 06, 2010, 12:39:04 PM

Cool pully puller, :2up:

bet you don't need to remove the motor to use it.   :dontknow: :rotflmao: JK


Yeah, you joke but I bet I can pull the motor and blow the pully off with my impact and have the motor back in before you can doing it your way.  :headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 06, 2010, 02:16:38 PM
Mystery solved ...I think...when I cracked open the case today I found the pin for the main bearing closest to the flywheel had come loose and was wobbly so the bearing was sitting off center...the bearing then began to rub on the case creating a nice set of grooves on one half of the case.  I think this case is toast but I have a spare so no worries.   I will post some pics of the carnage tomorrow.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on October 06, 2010, 04:17:56 PM

Yeah, you joke but I bet I can pull the motor and blow the pully off with my impact and have the motor back in before you can doing it your way.  :headbang:


Ah. Yeah i thinking NO. I have done it several times my way.
I wouldn't even have my carbs off your way  before I pulled the pully my way, and that's fact.:cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on October 07, 2010, 11:49:25 AM
Children, must we argue about everything?  :beat_deadhorse: :beat_deadhorse: :beat_deadhorse:


Welcome to wally world Rev!@#$%%
Title: Re: Re: Revs 71
Post by: OldsCool on October 07, 2010, 12:21:57 PM

Children, must we argue about everything?  :beat_deadhorse: :beat_deadhorse: :beat_deadhorse:


Welcome to wally world Rev!@#$%%


Pretty sure J and I are kidding u seem to be a little uptight though maybe u should have some 1 on 1 time with the rev and chill out
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on October 08, 2010, 09:43:44 AM
Dude I am far from uptight. You on the other hand regularly act like a child.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 07, 2011, 04:34:14 PM
Mark, your blog here is sadly neglected! Please give some updates...  No more schmucks highjacking your thread either....    :haha: :haha: :haha:  :nono: :nono: :nono:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on September 07, 2011, 06:12:11 PM

I think this case is toast but I have a spare so no worries.   I will post some pics of the carnage tomorrow.


Pics or it didn't happen  :rules:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 17, 2011, 03:57:05 PM
Ok .....Here we go....

What I found.


10mm bolt in intake valve for #2  :2down:

Check out that Rod Bearing!!!!   Crank and Rods are TOAST!!!   :lame:

I was sick to my stomach finding this..


And Where I am now with MUCHO help from Kev.  He helped me get about 3 weeks of work done in one day!






Going back to single port 1500....bummer....but I have the parts I need for this and dont have to drop a lot of money on anything.
:cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on September 18, 2011, 09:23:52 AM
looking good.   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 18, 2011, 04:35:41 PM
I will be supplying some parts for him to get up to 1776...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on September 18, 2011, 06:04:11 PM

Going back to single port 1500....bummer....


I can't knock the 1500 SP I'm running in my Bug right now. It is not quite running the way I want it too but it still tackled all the hills out to the beach and back in 4th gear. Not too shabby for a supposedly tired motor.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 18, 2011, 06:31:51 PM
I hear ya...Im just dissappointed that a piston skirt for my 1641s broke.  Its not a huge loss but I think I may notice it a little on the hills.  At this point though my car has been sitting for nearly a year....time to get it running with something!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 20, 2011, 06:33:18 PM
Motor is in...



Needs a bit o work still, electric fuel pump, etc...



Oh Lord, I Pray that this thing will run...



And a one of a kind oil filter bracket by me...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 20, 2011, 09:11:59 PM
I realized I created this post and then never posted it.

Tins and exhaust on


and in the car.....



Anyone want to recommend a good fuel pump brand and/or location for an early superbeetle?  Any tips on set-up?  If I am not mistaken It needs to be about 2.5 lbs of pressure.  I assume it needs to be wired in so it is only powered when the key is on....I have a couple of accessories I have done like this so this shouldn't be a problem.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on September 20, 2011, 09:49:09 PM
If you are going with an electric pump get the rotary one from DIP (it looks like a silver tube). Takes one screw to mount it under the fuel tank on the pan. Runs much quieter than the facet style, and will last longer too I have heard (my faucet style lasted about 6 months). Given I don't have a fuel gauge it was nice to get the heads up when the faucet would really start pounding that I needed to switch to the reserve tank. Just my 4 cents.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: corradojeff on September 20, 2011, 10:12:00 PM
on a stock single carb set up i would stick with the factory mechanical. i just like the KISS idea

:dontknow:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 21, 2011, 09:24:26 AM
 stock isnt an option right now...though it is my preference...bummer.

Ill check into the rotary pump
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 24, 2011, 04:25:20 PM
I went rogue and picked up a cartar rotary pump from Napa for about 4 dollars less than DIP.....mostly because they didnt have one in stock....Hopefully I will get it in an installed tomorrow....

Good news though...Today I managed to get the external filter mounted up...hopefully I can get the car started tomorrow!

Thanks again Kev for the mount -- I had to flip 'er around though to make it work today.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 24, 2011, 05:25:03 PM
Cool, glad it worked!  Did you have to reverse it because of the bumper bolts?  Nice wire job.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Matty on September 24, 2011, 07:18:28 PM
What is the function of that piece of bailing wire?  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on September 24, 2011, 07:22:21 PM
Supporting the oil lines so they don't hang down to far and catch on stuff.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 24, 2011, 08:16:55 PM
....and keeping them away from the header....and because it looks so stylish...dont you think? :shocked:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 24, 2011, 08:21:01 PM

Cool, glad it worked!  Did you have to reverse it because of the bumper bolts?  Nice wire job.


I decided I didnt need the frustration of the bolts right now so I just flipped it, rebent it, drilled two holes and used a couple of my spare bolts.  Worked Like a charm.

Btw....no wetsanding for me tomorrow --Im all about getting the fuel pump in and getting this sucker started. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 29, 2011, 07:13:13 PM
Todays score.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 29, 2011, 08:35:45 PM
Got the Fuel pump installed and I hot wired it temporarily to work.  Does anyone have experience with this relay wiring.  I have a diagram and get how to wire it into the fuel pump and generator I am just wondering which Fuse I should attach it to.  Anyone have any experience they care to share?


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on September 29, 2011, 09:59:33 PM
I just have mine wired to my ignition. No relay needed.  When the car is on. It's running. I put mine under the tank on the pan. They like to push the fuel more than pull it I was told.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on September 30, 2011, 07:23:51 AM
Make sure you keep a good eye on the bolts that attach the manifolds to the heads if you are going to run the Kadrons on the single port manifolds.

If you have a dual port engine, disregard.  I ran mine and never tightened them back down, no issues.

Not to long ago I sold a set of the single port manifolds for a single port for a sum of $75....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 30, 2011, 11:59:07 AM
I got these for a steal....Im working on cleaning them now but wont think about running them until I have at least 1 working motor.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on September 30, 2011, 06:34:58 PM

Got the Fuel pump installed and I hot wired it temporarily to work.  Does anyone have experience with this relay wiring.  I have a diagram and get how to wire it into the fuel pump and generator I am just wondering which Fuse I should attach it to.  Anyone have any experience they care to share?





Check the output pressure of this pump. Most of the carbs used on aircooled engines can't handle a lot of pressure. The output of generic pumps is often too high and overwhelms the float valves and flood the carb. A lot of generic pumps are made for 'murican cars and put out 7+ psi. Might be a bit too much.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 30, 2011, 07:22:50 PM
Thanks for the advice.  its rated st 1'5-3..no problems yet.  No drips in carb-seems to be running fine
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on October 01, 2011, 08:22:39 AM
Those pumps are made for smaller motors so they run lower pressure.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 01, 2011, 01:27:11 PM
If I decide to run the kadrons I.ll probably invest in a fuel regulator...everyone seems to say they are finicky about pressure.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 04, 2011, 08:58:56 AM
It Lives!
It lives! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brD_r9X2YME#)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on October 04, 2011, 09:23:03 AM
Nice job!  I like the sound of that exhaust.  How does it drive now?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 05, 2011, 10:53:35 AM
Gotta tear it back down....theres a significant knock that has appeared today.
:2down:  :lame:   :beat_deadhorse:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 05, 2011, 12:09:50 PM
 :klennex:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on October 05, 2011, 09:39:00 PM
WHAT THE HECK!!!!!!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 14, 2011, 05:21:29 PM
Anyone have any ideas what the sort of audible sound in the not so great video is?

A problem came a rocking, a knock, knock, knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpcIVdyVPw&feature=player_detailpage#)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 15, 2011, 09:13:55 AM
 :shocked:

I dunno quite what that is, but I know it is not all that good.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: corradojeff on October 15, 2011, 09:44:53 AM
loose head or exhaust? missing spark plug? non firing spark plug?  :dontknow:
Title: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on October 15, 2011, 01:59:16 PM
Did you check the rocker arms?  Maybe a valve isn't opening/closing properly?  When you put the motor together, did you break in the motor for 20 minutes, cool it off, and then adjust the valves again?  Bent push rods?


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Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on October 15, 2011, 06:33:20 PM

Anyone have any ideas what the sort of audible sound in the not so great video is?

A problem came a rocking, a knock, knock, knocking (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhpcIVdyVPw&feature=player_detailpage#)


Well, duh, somebody put the engine in upside down. They always sound like that upside down 'cause the oil falls away from the pickup. Install engine right side up. If it still sounds like that, there's something wrong with it
Title: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on October 15, 2011, 08:07:27 PM
I just listened to both videos again.  Check your rocker arms! Based on the sounds from the first video (it's alive) I'm guessing the push rods for one or more valves popped out of the cups at the rocker arms.


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Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 16, 2011, 09:27:00 AM

Well, duh, somebody put the engine in upside down. They always sound like that upside down 'cause the oil falls away from the pickup. Install engine right side up. If it still sounds like that, there's something wrong with it




[move]:rotflmao:[/move]
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 17, 2011, 02:47:58 PM



[move]:rotflmao:[/move]


I'll Give it 2! 
[move]:rotflmao:[/move][move]:rotflmao:[/move]
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 17, 2011, 02:49:50 PM

I just listened to both videos again.  Check your rocker arms! Based on the sounds from the first video (it's alive) I'm guessing the push rods for one or more valves popped out of the cups at the rocker arms.


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Thanks guys.  :cheers2:

I really Appreciate your help.  My work comes and goes in spurts so I havent even touched the car in the last week and I have a conference in Seaside this week.  I will crawl under it this weekend and get the lo-down.

Much grass!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 26, 2011, 03:20:52 PM
alright...I'm about to get to it....updates to follow....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 26, 2011, 06:56:00 PM
So...no problem on 1 and 2 so I moved on to 3 and 4 and

VIOLA!!!    :2down:


I fixed it up, tightened down the rocker arm and went to adjust the valves....noticed the rocker wouldnt move a bit.....more investigation and ......AHA!   :lame:

 

I screwed the head stud in a bit more....problem solved....I hope.  I am thinking that this valve being unable to operate may also explain my lack of power.  We will see...I think I am going to start it up tonight.
Title: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on October 26, 2011, 08:09:49 PM
Wow!  I guess my hearing hasn't gone out on me!  I based my assessment on hearing what sounded like really loose valves in the first video and stuck valves on the second.  The bit that sold me on the problem was the part where you mentioned that Kev helped assemble it.   ;). Just kidding Kev! 


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Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 26, 2011, 10:46:06 PM
Yeah.  Great ears! 

Kev is off the hook...I did the heads and the rockers.... :dontknow:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on October 27, 2011, 07:05:07 AM
Ummm, I helped with those Mark... It may have been my fault....    :2down: 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 27, 2011, 12:30:48 PM
Ahem.... :nono:


Kev is off the hook...




You helped with the rockers...I put in the studs....and I set the valves...

Either way...hopefully the problemo is solved...I am picking up a new oil filter today so I can start er up and get the car running then I have to tackle the electrical problem in my headlight switch....i want a no-smoking car after all
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on October 27, 2011, 02:01:04 PM
No smoking... except the tires?   :driving:  :headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on October 27, 2011, 07:32:16 PM
That is awesome!  I'm glad you didn't have to tear that down again!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 27, 2011, 09:11:47 PM
Sooooooo.  The knocking persists.  I turned it over by hand and had no issues...until I put the key in the ignition.  I have a question though...the car ran for about 2 seconds..i popped off tge valve cover because there was whitish smoke coming out of the tail pipe on the drivers side and because I wanted to check on the push rod to see if it came out of the rocker.  Push rod is still good....there was smoke in the valve cover...i am starting to think I popped a ring or have a piston issue...anyway...im dropping the engine and pulling the heads either way. :lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 28, 2011, 07:31:32 AM
Well that is just a bummer.....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 30, 2011, 06:59:36 AM
sheesh




All Better I think.
Rocker arms clear and the whole adjustment just looks better to me too....more adjustment abilitiy, equal between sides, etc.  . .


you know what they say about necessity....homemade distributor drive puller

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 31, 2011, 12:47:32 PM
While I was in there I decided to replace these.....I'd say it was time.....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 03, 2011, 06:59:53 PM
Does anyone want to recommend a good fuel regulator?  I am getting major squirtage from my carter pump through my carb and I know the needle valve in the carb is good.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on November 04, 2011, 07:31:05 AM
The cheap little dial on works OK but it is just that, cheap.  It works by cutting the flow down to get the desired pressure.  Sorta like a hose bib on the house.

I would suggest the low pressure one from Holley.  It is adjustable and has been used on these cars with great success.

The other thing you can do is to simply stack the fuel pump gaskets until the desired pressure is achieved.  For this you will need to plumb in a pressure gauge of course, but its just so simple.

:headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 04, 2011, 08:59:03 AM
Thats c-box.  I would stack gaskets...but I'm running an electric pump.  I will have to check into the holley regulator.

Is this the one your talking about.....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on November 04, 2011, 10:22:38 AM
i used and liked this one
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1186375 (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1186375)

same one AJ Sims recommends and uses  :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 04, 2011, 10:58:26 AM
do you know the maker/model for this?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on November 04, 2011, 12:05:58 PM
Yes the Holley looks correct.

You just want to make sure it is the low pressure version, as the regular version is for the larger V-8's and such.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on November 04, 2011, 12:09:06 PM

do you know the maker/model for this?


no call AJ at www.lowbugget.com (http://www.lowbugget.com)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on November 04, 2011, 01:09:38 PM
AJ Simms is sadly a major failure in the customer service area. Just read the reviews on the Samba about him.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on November 04, 2011, 02:21:12 PM

AJ Simms is sadly a major failure in the customer service area. Just read the reviews on the Samba about him.


this is very true sorry  :lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 19, 2011, 02:33:22 PM
Well,

I was inspired after donuts to work on the super....got er running....I think I have a fan shroud knock, either that or exhaust against the fender.....as long as its not internal Im inclined to to care too much.  Onward on more toward a drivable vw!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 13, 2012, 06:13:42 PM
Here is the verdict on my motor....The gland nut came loose so the flywheel was flopping around in the bell housing...It wobbled out the pin holes in both the crank and the flywheel.  Thankfully, all I have to replace is the flywheel, the crank, and the mains....should be ok I think after that....Oddly enough I found that I have an 8 doweled lightened flywheel in my stash as I was looking for spare parts...fun day!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 13, 2012, 06:49:02 PM
yay another 71 super!!! i has one to , tho i need my morot rebuilt (leaking oil like a siv and not running
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 13, 2012, 07:48:28 PM
i hear you Silvie....I've been workin on this car since October '10
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 13, 2012, 07:50:38 PM
ya but our is my mate main transit and we just got it so it being dead is not good
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 13, 2012, 07:57:03 PM
This was my daily until my 1641 spun a bearing....it has not been replaced either.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 13, 2012, 09:37:48 PM
awww that sux... maybe we should all have a super day xD just rebuild all the motors Assembly line style xD :beat_deadhorse: then have a nice big bbq dinner (i love to cook)

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 16, 2012, 04:31:42 PM
Since last Friday...engine out...problem diagnosed...engine torn down to nothing...bearings replaced, crank replaced, flywheel replaced, gland nut replaced....engine reassembled and back in the car...time to static time and start er up.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on January 16, 2012, 05:31:34 PM
Woot! You will be :slam: in no time!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 16, 2012, 08:50:24 PM

Since last Friday...engine out...problem diagnosed...engine torn down to nothing...bearings replaced, crank replaced, flywheel replaced, gland nut replaced....engine reassembled and back in the car...time to static time and start er up.




damn good job ^_^ hope it lives long and strong. about how much did it coast you to do it?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 16, 2012, 08:59:51 PM
It cost a New stock crank, distributor drive gear(i just needed a new one) and main bearing set...Everything else I already had because Im a bit of a vw part pack rat.  I have a whole lot by some standards and not much by others and nothing spectacular...but its nice not to have to buy a new flywheel or pressure plate distributor, etc . . .when the need arises.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 16, 2012, 10:33:13 PM

It cost a New stock crank, distributor drive gear(i just needed a new one) and main bearing set...Everything else I already had because Im a bit of a vw part pack rat.  I have a whole lot by some standards and not much by others and nothing spectacular...but its nice not to have to buy a new flywheel or pressure plate distributor, etc . . .when the need arises.

well im hopeing all mine needs is the gaskets replaced and then it dialed in, think you can help me with it? i could give you payments of work out a trade or something if your intrested
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on January 17, 2012, 06:42:23 AM
Sounds like it went together pretty well, huh Mark?  Oh wait...  
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 17, 2012, 03:44:41 PM
that remains to be seen...charging battery as I type
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 17, 2012, 07:00:35 PM

that remains to be seen...charging battery as I type


crosses paws* well i hope the best i have an extra battery if you need one
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 20, 2012, 11:35:26 AM
Well, it started by definitely needs some tuning.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 20, 2012, 12:08:03 PM
No squirrelly grindy noises?

That is a good start.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 20, 2012, 02:39:47 PM
 :2up: :headbang: :cheers2: woot grads hope i have as good as luck, goingto try to pull the motor once the weather allows me
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 20, 2012, 02:58:36 PM
no grinds knocks bumps or thuds....just some pops, sputters, and wheezes.   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 20, 2012, 03:25:57 PM
well hopefully that just the timeing or something minor
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 27, 2012, 04:24:47 PM
well....piss.....

I can not get to the bottom of my problem.  My engine just will not start.  It will sputter, cough, and tried to run the other night but no dice since then.  I replaced the coil, points, and plug wires...tried a condensor I know is good...tried both an 009 and the distributor that I have run for 2 years prior to my recent "luck" and no go!  I have never had electrical issues with this car before...knocking, squeeking, grinding...yes....but not electrical.  I have gas to the carb...spark at the coil, distributor, and plugs...plugs are clean and shiny.  Just can not get this p.o.s. to get going.

Im ready to sell it....and just move on.  There are other fish in the sea eh?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 27, 2012, 06:00:48 PM
i know the feaing, maybe you should just look for another motor thats what im planning on doing
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 28, 2012, 08:02:01 AM
How long has it been down?

I wonder if todays wonderful gas is plaguing you in your quest for fire....

Get some starting fluid and shoot it in the carbs just prior to cranking it over to see if it will catch on that stuff.
If it does you need fresh gas.

Are the points actually opening?

Is the distributor fully seated and engaged?  I learned this one last week at Nacho's house.

Don't sell it just to buy another one that has more of the same problems.
I got mad enough at mine that I wanted to burn it to the ground.
But I kept on truckin' and now have learned more about them and can work my way through them.

I fixed my crappy distributor issues by completely replacing the old stock junk.

:2up:


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on January 28, 2012, 08:58:08 AM
Maybe even check your valve adjustment for good measure. And firing order. Sometimes it is the simple things that we over look.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on January 28, 2012, 09:45:26 AM
ya i agree spray some starter spry in there if it wont fire on that it wont fire ever xD
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 02, 2012, 02:37:05 PM
Alright Folks......heres the update.....



Here is my conclusion....all that being right...I determined my issue is most likley air in the system so I pulled off my SP manifold.  I am going to replace the gaskets at the heads and install a set of Kadrons I have been sitting on...(they look much nicer now)




just need a rebuild kit and linkage and they will be good to go.  I decided to stop worrying about the car and just have fun with it hence switching to the duals.

Still keeping my fingers crossed though....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 02, 2012, 04:40:43 PM
Is the firing order correct with your plug wires?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 02, 2012, 05:05:31 PM
Yes...it was...I pulled the wires when I removed the manifold.  With starting fluid it would sputter and cough but never catch. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 03, 2012, 07:10:49 AM
Is is just crappy gas then?

Todays gas doesn't hold its useful-ness like it did before all the corn was put into it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 03, 2012, 08:37:54 AM
I honestly don't know..though I agree with you on the gas thing...the little bit of gas in he car is only about four months old...maybe that is too old though....


Soda blasting the Kads today...got to get a rebuild kit and air cleaners and I will be good to go
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on February 03, 2012, 09:54:05 AM

I honestly don't know..though I agree with you on the gas thing...the little bit of gas in he car is only about four months old...maybe that is too old though....


Soda blasting the Kads today...got to get a rebuild kit and air cleaners and I will be good to go
ya its funny i drained the gas out of the old volvo project and its leaded gas from the 70's and it still works just fine in my lawn moer but gas thats like 3 months old in the 3 wheeler is no good
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 03, 2012, 05:21:25 PM
carbs are all soda blasted and looking good.  Rebuild kits bought...air cleaners aquired....anyone have any advice for getting a stuck ball bearing out from under the accelerator jet?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on February 03, 2012, 07:06:24 PM

carbs are all soda blasted and looking good.  Rebuild kits bought...air cleaners aquired....anyone have any advice for getting a stuck ball bearing out from under the accelerator jet?

if you can get to the other end a needle or piano wire
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 03, 2012, 08:51:49 PM
heres an updated pic of the carbs



I am still looking for advice on removing the ball bearing...also....anyone have any extra of these check balls lying around or know where to get one (not Lowbugget/A.J Simms)?

muchos gracias!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on February 04, 2012, 05:07:01 PM
Wow those cleaned up really nice. Why do you need an extra? Are you going to try the rare 3 carb setup....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 04, 2012, 05:48:10 PM
...hadnt you heard.....that three carb set-up is all the rage....  :rotflmao:

im looking for a spare check ball for under the accelerator pump...i seem to be missing one    :lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 07, 2012, 04:11:31 PM
I got n email from Jeff at the kaddieshack today...3 bucks...and my accelerator check balls will be on their way :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on February 07, 2012, 07:07:20 PM
Nice! Gotta check those balls!   :haha: :haha: :haha: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :flamethrower: :flamethrower:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on February 08, 2012, 09:41:14 PM
Three bucks to check your balls.....I smell a rat!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 08, 2012, 10:22:19 PM
this is like playing Golf....there is just no good way to say some of the things that have to be said :-) ...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 10, 2012, 02:13:22 PM
I dont suppose anyone has a linkage for these things lying around that they want to sell????
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: silviefox on February 10, 2012, 03:03:31 PM

I dont suppose anyone has a linkage for these things lying around that they want to sell????

dive nose first into parts bin* sadly no v.v
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 11, 2012, 05:27:40 PM
Carbs half in.  Hoses hooked up for fuel and for the crossover for the manifolds....now just waiting on Jeff from the Kaddieshack!!!

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 15, 2012, 10:58:15 AM
Alright, I am not beating on you mark, however, those K&N style air cleaners need to be "charged".  There is a kit that comes with specially formulated cleaner and oil for maintaining your filters for optimum performance.  The clean filter gets sprayed with oil so that it attracts dirt and debris better and the cleaner is designed to break down the oil so that they can be cleaned, dried and re-oiled.  Just like new.  Untreated and some particles get through the filter.  I know that Baxter's and DIP carry the K&N filter oiling kits.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 15, 2012, 11:52:55 AM
If you have air vents in the deck lid, those filters will allow the rain to get into your engine.

Make sure you take that into consideration.

I made a simple raintray for my decklid as it was the four vent type.  Yours should be the two vent type and you can find a factory style one if you looked hard enough.  They didn't make them for the four vent lids....

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 15, 2012, 12:13:18 PM
Thanks for looking out for me....as fate would have it....I bought the stuff to charge the filters when I purchased the filters but have not sprayed it on yet since Im just geting them set up and not running them any where....the water on the engine in the pic was there before the carb and my current storage habit helps keep all that water out of there.

Id like to hear more about your set-up to keep the water out of the louvres...I have yer typical 2 vent deck lid for a 71 super.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 15, 2012, 05:19:26 PM
Now all I need is the check ball from Jeff

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on February 15, 2012, 10:07:56 PM
Did you get your discount with that?  :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 15, 2012, 10:19:48 PM
totally. :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 16, 2012, 07:03:55 AM
You totally don't need to use the little "L" bracket that goes from the post to the fan shroud.

It causes rubbing problems on the linkage arm that goes under the alternator.

I never even had it or knew about it until I saw it on Duanes car and inquired about it.

As for the rain tray that I made it is buried in the Catbox Files around I think page 17.....but don't take that for fact.....

It is now on Trevor's car.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 16, 2012, 01:26:45 PM
hey thanks for the info, 

I noticed that about the linkage on the samba.  it was gonna be 1 of my questions for you guys but I guess you answered it.  I also noticed you had to drill out a little ball linkage parts on the original arms.  I took care of that last night and am ready to go now...... just waiting on that dang ball.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 16, 2012, 07:02:22 PM
Alright,

Got the Air Filters oiled (this one is "wicking" per the instructions....)



I also got the linkage installed....One thing I noticed was that it is not 90 degrees to the fan shroud when the idle arm is at rest...is this right?




Also, any thoughts as to the set up -- look right to you guys?  I know the nut that goes on the top of the linkage at the generator stand is not on yet....its coming.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on February 16, 2012, 07:05:29 PM
Looks good..
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on February 16, 2012, 11:55:27 PM
That thing is going to have at least 150 hp when you get done....at least it will feel like it!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 17, 2012, 02:18:23 AM
I'd be happy with 64...   Im just ready to get in it and finally  :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 17, 2012, 05:23:08 PM
O fraptious day!

Look what arrived...

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 17, 2012, 06:42:53 PM
Yes!

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 17, 2012, 08:10:50 PM
messy but together.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on February 17, 2012, 09:52:41 PM
Let me know how you end up liking those air cleaners. I have a set for my Kadrons that I have not been able to run yet. It is either going with those or those thin cones. I like the look of those better myself. I'm worried that they might rattle on the sides of the engine compartment when I get on it  :driving:

I've had my carbs on a motor that was in my bug. But I didn't get it running before I realized I had to pull the motor again as I developed are large oil leak. I thought that it was the main seal... Turns out I had the 3rd cylinder crack  :2down:

But this is how they would have looked in my Bug

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 19, 2012, 05:47:29 PM
Duane, I appreciate your offer from the other thread. 

Josh, I can tell you my engine was shaaaaaaking today and the air cleaners did not rattle for me.

Here is my new dilemma..I actually got the car to idle today!  But it was backfiring real bad out of the 1/2 side...any thoughts....I am (reluctantly) running an 009 style distributor because my kads aren't ported for vacuum advance or I would run my svda.  I have a new coil, newish condenser, and new points...My timing is just static set at 0 to get the bad boy to start but I did play with it a bit to get it to idle (i advanced it a touch)

I am wondering about the backfiring...I have never had this issue before so I am unsure what to tackle.  The car would choke and sputter at first and not want to idle for more than about 5 seconds.  I was able to feather the throttle to get it to idle but then it was backfiring on 1/2 every few seconds like I said so I shut er down.

Any thoughts?

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 20, 2012, 12:27:27 PM
This might help and it might not....

http://www.carburetorclinic.com/dual1bbl.html (http://www.carburetorclinic.com/dual1bbl.html)

He is a carb guy by trade.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 20, 2012, 02:03:33 PM
Much grass...I'm going to flip the carbs to determine if it's a carb issue or if it's a valve/intake issue. We'll see...
Title: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on February 20, 2012, 02:28:12 PM
First - do a complete valve adjustment now that your motor is back together and running (somewhat).  You probably won't need to adjust anything,but it is good to check anyway. 

Second, make sure your intake and exhaust manifolds are torqued down enough.

Third, adjust the linkage so that both carbs hit their wide-open stops at the same time.  Adjust the air/fuel mixture to about 2 turns to start with.

Fourth, when idling set the timing to about 8 degrees.  When you rev the engine above 2800 rpm, the timing should be no more than 28 degrees advanced.

Take a video of the engine running again....


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Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 21, 2012, 06:12:00 PM
Here is a video of er as she sits right now with no modifications since my last post.   I noticed tonight that I have popping in both carbs so I am thinking more timing than anything else but i wanted to get this up so yall could give feedback on something you could see and hear.
Yikes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0HAs-UVhc#)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on February 21, 2012, 06:35:01 PM
I'm going to stick with my first statement.  Valves first, then adjust that timing to about 10 degrees.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 21, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
hokey smokers...Valves it is.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on February 21, 2012, 09:57:21 PM

hokey smokers...Valves it is.


:haha: This quote is worthless without an accompanied video
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 21, 2012, 10:22:08 PM
I was just saying I am going to take the advice given....no new video yet....Im assuming you were able to see the other one I posted?


Here is a video of er as she sits right now with no modifications since my last post.   I noticed tonight that I have popping in both carbs so I am thinking more timing than anything else but i wanted to get this up so yall could give feedback on something you could see and hear.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0HAs-UVhc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW0HAs-UVhc)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on February 21, 2012, 10:26:52 PM
ooooh I gotcha, I thought you meant you checked the valves and that was the culprit  :cheers:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 23, 2012, 07:48:44 PM
Todays offering

Running but not really (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHuESTMOSH0#)

Per Duane....I checked the valves and they were all at a snug .006.   I checked the points again and set them to .016.  I static timed to 10 btdc  and started er up...the car is still popping and sputtering...from both sides....what I noticed today because I have the preheat tubes unblocked right now is that when I look in them and rev the engine I can see flame.....sooo...I am wondering if anyone has any other ideas for me....I am probably missing something simple but I cant for the life of me figure this out.  the car idled a little bit today but it was because the throttle didnt return fully I think.

The other thing that concerns me, and Im not sure its in the video...is this engine shakes like mad when its trying to idle...Im so far removed now from having a car that runs normal that I cant remember how much shake is "normal" when these things are sputtering a little.

Anyway...Thanks for any input.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 23, 2012, 08:29:05 PM
Did you sync the carbs?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on February 23, 2012, 08:45:15 PM

Todays offering

Running but not really (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHuESTMOSH0#)

Per Duane....I checked the valves and they were all at a snug .006.   I checked the points again and set them to .016.  I static timed to 10 btdc  and started er up...the car is still popping and sputtering...from both sides....what I noticed today because I have the preheat tubes unblocked right now is that when I look in them and rev the engine I can see flame.....sooo...I am wondering if anyone has any other ideas for me....I am probably missing something simple but I cant for the life of me figure this out.  the car idled a little bit today but it was because the throttle didnt return fully I think.

The other thing that concerns me, and Im not sure its in the video...is this engine shakes like mad when its trying to idle...Im so far removed now from having a car that runs normal that I cant remember how much shake is "normal" when these things are sputtering a little.

Anyway...Thanks for any input.


Are the plug wires connected to the right plugs?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 23, 2012, 09:05:27 PM
I have checked and rechecked the plug wires so I am 99.9 percent sure they are correct....I followed the procedure for syncing the carbs on the low bugget site to the best of my dual carb noob ability.  So i just dont know what gives....Im gonna try and cajole Kev over so I can get another set of eyes on the thing just to double check my work.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 24, 2012, 08:05:38 AM
It is known that the Kduds will idle funny so not to worry.
Lots of info on the samba about 2 cylinder idle issues. 
Mine didn't do it though.

Are you running the balance tube thingy?

My engine would shimmy and shake, but I needed new motor mounts.
After I put new ones in it still did the wiggly dance just more like an uncomfortable man dancing and less pro break dancer.

You no longer need the preheat tube dealies and there are block off plates at DIP that bolt on to those risers to stop the extraneous flame propagation.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on February 24, 2012, 09:41:06 AM
Yeah - what Peter said.... you do not need the pre-heat risers anymore.  Get a block-off from DIP to cap them off.

If your kadron manifolds have the tubes for the cross-over hose to attach to - either put the cross-over tube on OR cap the tubes.  The tubes are typically on the back (firewall) side of the manifold.  The tube size is about 3/8 inch or so.  Normally you'd connect the two manifolds together to balance the engine out some.  You might want to run it. 

You going to be around your house today?  I might be able to drop by around lunch time.

-Duane
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on February 24, 2012, 09:47:35 AM
install the cross over tube. kdogs need them
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 24, 2012, 12:31:37 PM
Im home all day today unless the Ford dealership calls to tell me my explorer is ready....

The crossover tube is connected although the hose is a little long if it matters.  I plan to block the heat riser tubes today as well if I can find my block off plates.  I just never noticed fire that shooting out of the exhaust site of the heads before (it doesnt come out of the heat riser openings I can just see if when I look down them.

I am going to check on the new mounts I put in under the bell housing today too...just to make sure the thing is sitting tight.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 24, 2012, 04:23:21 PM
The Good:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on February 24, 2012, 08:51:43 PM

The Good:


  • Kev lent me a sychronizer so I can do it right

  • My car idled on its own for about 4 minutes today...it hasnt done that for a long time...it stopped when I cut the power[/li
    • Car was running much smoother today...Static timed to 8 btdc and set both carbs idle jet out 2.5 turns (they were at 2 before)



    The Bad:


    • Remembering I knew my problem would be something "simple"...I noticed today it was loping on the idle which led me to check for vacuum leaks....guess what I found where the manifold meets the head 



    Next step is to get a new gasket and to retorque the intake on that side then to sync the carbs and see where we are


Make sure the base of the manifold that mates with the head is flat. Some heavy-handed DPO may have warped it when he or she torqued the nuts too much.

If it isn't flat, it can be "home milled" flat. Use a piece of abrasive paper on a very-flat surface. Piece of glass works well. I use a large, marble tile from Ho' Depot.[/list]
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 26, 2012, 07:57:30 PM
Just a little update...



I fixed the intake....Took it off, painted it, reinstalled after replacing the stud in the head that just wasnt quite right.There is a noticeable different in smoothness of idle and willingness to rev without sever popping....still some backfiring out of the carb but I think its because I need to get both the timing on the 009 set up right and I put a sync tool on the carbs tonight to see how close they were and 3/4 is at about 6 where 1/2 is about at 4...Im gonna read up on adjusting that tonight and get er done tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 29, 2012, 11:57:52 PM
Took off the 1/2 side carb and intake to fix a stud that was keeping the intake from sealing all the way...much much better now.  Everything is all back together now and the block off plates are installed.  I noticed a big drop in idle already which is good.





Also had to modify the little stabalizing lever for the linkage.  I was noticing a little "wiggle" so I wanted to secure it.  Works great with no hangups.


I also got the block off plates put on the heat risers so no more exhaust leak.  Car is idling well.   I still need to time it correctly and adjust the carbs properly but it's too late tonight. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 04, 2012, 06:13:01 PM
The big news is...I'm ready to drive this thing to the next volkster event I can make...what's coming up that's not on a Tuesday night?   :2up: :2up: :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on March 05, 2012, 07:29:46 AM
The doughnut thing is on one of the Saturdays.

Good to see you have your car sorted out.

:headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 14, 2012, 03:11:57 PM
Had my first issue with since I got the car running again....

I was driving down I-5 and just sort of lost power...I felt it sputter a little and then I really had to fight to keep the car running until I coasted to the side.  It felt like it was running on two cylinders.  After I pulled over I checked everything I could think of...plug wires, cap, rotor, coil connections, gas lines, gas at carbs.etc . . .by this time...I had been sitting about 10 minutes...put the key in and it fired up.

I think I may need to adjust my fuel pressure because I think I ran out of gas on the freeway with a full tank...doh!
                                                                                                                                             :stupid:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on March 14, 2012, 03:16:00 PM
Was that you I seen this morning cruising down Baseline in Hillsboro?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 14, 2012, 08:44:48 PM
Green white and yellow bug...then probably.  I live pretty much by 53 and baseline
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on March 14, 2012, 08:52:24 PM
I just seen front and driver side. Looks like the one in you Avatar. I wasn't in a Vw so I'm sure I wasn't noticeable  :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 14, 2012, 10:47:56 PM
I was taking my daughter out to her school in Cornelius...both my kids just Beg to ride in "daddy's car"
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 15, 2012, 11:14:48 PM
Today was good.  I finally fixed my horn and steering wheel alignment.  I also found a 10 mm bolt in my driver side rear brake drum...not so good but I got it out. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on March 16, 2012, 09:12:19 AM
Glad to see you have it back on the road.  Will we see you both tomorrow at Dubs & Donuts?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 16, 2012, 02:35:12 PM


I had planned to be at Dubs and Donuts tomorrow but the boss (the one I live with) told me we had family plans that start a lot earlier than I thought...bummer.  There is always April.  By then I will need to get away because my 3 kid (2nd son) will be born.   :headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on March 17, 2012, 09:59:08 PM
And I will not plan a race that day lol...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 19, 2012, 03:05:13 PM
I have had mornings that were more fun....

I was stopped at a light at Brookwood and baseline this morning and did something I nearly never do...I stalled my car.  Not really a big deal as my car has been starting at like 1 or 2 cranks of the flywheel..I mean its been starting great.

However....THIS morning, it just chugged and chugged and chugged and didnt want to fire up.  I thought it was flooded so, after pushing it to the side of the road, I waited for about 10 minutes and tried again but got zilch. 

At this point I decided to stop dinking around and get my daughter and her friend to school so We all hopped out of the car, walked the 1/2 mile back to my house, and got on the road to school

About 1 hour later I was back at my car ...tried to start it...nothing!   :2down:

My wife and I towed the car back to our house where it sits now waiting for me to get back home.

I checked all my connections, verified fuel pump was working and that I had fuel at the carbs.  My car isnt making any funny noises that I can hear so I dont think I did something mechanical like pop the top of a cylinder or something that would kill my compression...I dont get it...

Anyone have any ideas?  Im gonna did into it tonight to see what I can find.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 19, 2012, 10:20:41 PM
sooo, Im a total dweeb.  Tonight when I got to work on the car the first thing I noticed when I opened the deck lid was that the plug wire for the coil was disconnected...apparently it fell off.    Thats what I get for rushing and being stressed when trying to diagnose my car in traffic.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on March 20, 2012, 08:41:28 AM
But does it run????

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 20, 2012, 05:35:54 PM
si
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 20, 2012, 11:12:33 PM
Tonight I built a tiny speaker box for an extra speaker I had lying around so now I have tunes in the frint and the back of the car.  My daughter will stop asking me to crank it up now :-)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 23, 2012, 01:22:13 AM
worked on my speedo tonight.  I took it apart and greased it well so it will hopefully stop screaming at me.  While I was in there I repainted it.  It was white which made it much brighter than stock but I hit it with chrome paint tonight.  I adjust my gas gauge too and hooked my accessory light into one of the indicator lights in my speedo. 

New coat of silver paint


getting the gears all gtg


getting it back together


All done!



I am also working on recovering my seats one at a time.  I skinned the passenger seat first...cut it all apart to make patterns and pinned together the pieces for my Mother in law to sew together.  I scored a memory foam mattress pad that I am going to cut down for seat cushions too.  score!

newly painted frame


burlap on
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on March 23, 2012, 07:26:16 AM
If your speedo is screening at you its most likely the cable...


Seats good good so far.
:2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 23, 2012, 04:23:33 PM
70 miles today...speedometer is quiet as a mouse.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on March 23, 2012, 05:47:51 PM

If your speedo is screening at you its most likely the cable...


Seats good good so far.
:2up:


I was thinking the same thing J.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 23, 2012, 08:29:38 PM
I would have thought that except for 2 things...



Like I said though...quiet as a mouse today.


Here is a photo of my new seat cushion material.  Love it!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 23, 2012, 09:27:34 PM
2 seats worth of foam pieces gluing together.


burlap on seat back


mocked up with foam and batting..seat bottom batting gluing on foam in garage...now just waiting for sewing to be done.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on March 23, 2012, 09:33:58 PM
 :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on March 24, 2012, 12:08:47 PM
Nice work. I hope that mattress material doesn't put you to sleep while you drive...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 24, 2012, 07:07:39 PM
Unexpected fun today.  I pressed on the brake pedal felt a pop, and found fluid under the car..also had brake lights short out.  Apparently I blew a hole through the center of the brake light switch.  Good thing I was sitting in Kevin's driveway when it happened!  Fun for tomoroow :lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on March 25, 2012, 08:01:49 PM
41 year old parts will fail from time to time. For that matter so will brand new ones. Especially if they have the dreaded four letter word on the box they came in. :flamethrower:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 26, 2012, 11:14:23 AM
Here is the Fun! - on a plus note the brakes are better now than when before his happened  :2up:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 30, 2012, 11:53:21 AM
Got my hella reverse light wired into the circuit with my reverselightsz....still not sure if it is working.  

I am still having a problem with my right side running lights coming on...they haven't worked for a while.  Also, since my engine went back in my lisence plate lighting USA been on the Frits.

I know the wiring diagram but...does anyone have familirity with this circuit where they might be able to tell me where common mistakes are made?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 02, 2012, 10:45:20 PM
some pics from not too long ago...probably the last snow of this season.



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 21, 2012, 10:05:07 PM
Today I finally decided to craft some industrial tins to help with engine cooling since I am using J-tubes...I didnt save a ton of money doing it myself by I enjoyed the process.
Plans I found on the samba

Right side transferred

All Cut out

My Bending "Jig"

All Bent

Painted up -- install tomorrow!




On another note...all seats are reupholstered...I am working on a cloth headliner now..pics to follow.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on April 22, 2012, 09:19:22 AM
Sweet mang. Love seeing people fab there own stuff. :clap:

looks good.. :2up:



And think no matter how it turns out it can be worse the buying EMPI...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on April 22, 2012, 09:20:41 AM
That looks like a fun little project the man!

Thanks for sharing.

:2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on April 22, 2012, 10:17:31 AM
Nice work on the fab. That is my favorite part of the hobby. Well aside from driving the turd.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 22, 2012, 06:17:44 PM
Getting Ready to go in


Left side installed


the promised upholstery pics

Front seats


Back Seat


Sound deadner on the roof - waiting for Headline
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on April 22, 2012, 06:30:32 PM
Nice work on those tins. What thread on the Samba did you find that on? I'm interested in doing something like that for my bug.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 22, 2012, 06:40:25 PM
Happy cutting and bending!  The left side didnt quite fit for my tin...I had to trim it about 1cm to fit.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401943&highlight=industrial+tins (http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=401943&highlight=industrial+tins)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 25, 2012, 10:45:04 PM
picked up a new front windshield at DIP for a steal...Now  onto the headliner!

Its going to be interesting...I am piecing it together from some upholstery fabric I have...trying to plan out the folds, seams, connections, and pieces so it looks decent is proving to be a big task. :shocked:

So far I have to large roof section sewn up for the headliner bows.  I think the next trouble spot to tackle is the rubber seals that join the headliner on the posts for the doors.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on April 26, 2012, 06:34:27 AM
You have to take all the windows out and, using contact cement, glue the headliner where each seal comes in contact. It's not too difficult, just time consuming.  You should get as many of the small spring clamps as you can to help hold the headliner in place while the glue sets up.  When I did the Raffle Bug I would do one window, go inside and do a couple things and then come back and do the next window.  Did you get a one-peice headliner?  That's what I did and it came out alright.  I don't know how to use the 4-peice style.  You will want to have new seals for all the windows.
At the time one of the club members had the Bug-Me Video for interior installation and I found that to be most useful.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 26, 2012, 10:04:27 AM
Thanks for the info Mark.

I have been planning on doing this for a while now and making small preparations.  I dont have a window  seal that is more than a year old and they are all german and in great shape so I plan to re-use them.  I have  also been stock piling binder clips.  I am armed with the good 90 strength 3m adhesive (i used this for all my upholstery, door panels, etc . .. too) 

THe one hitch is I am not actually using a headliner....I am making my own out of some upholstery fabric I have....Its coming together its just a matter of where to put the folds for the 5 separate pieces that  this headliner  will be made from.  Im hoping to get this done in the next few weeks if I can talk someone into giving me a hand.



on a side note....I finished my bus this morning 
                                    :haha:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 26, 2012, 08:21:29 PM
Getting the rubber seal out of the door channel


One side done


Im going to re-use these on  my new fabric
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 28, 2012, 08:25:20 PM
Nearly 3 years after I started painting this thing....today I finished






Some Perspective - what I started with


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on April 28, 2012, 08:40:15 PM
not bad at all for a driveway rattle can paint job  :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on April 29, 2012, 12:04:44 AM
I was thinking the same thing. Is there still damage on the hood?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 29, 2012, 05:50:49 AM
well, its definitely a 10ft away kind of job...but I took the time to mask and tape so It came out all right for my DD.  I just cant have this car out of commission for more than a day or so....so a real job is out of the question right now.

the hood still has the dent....I need to just take a slide hammer and a welder to it some time (it cant be done from the inside because of  the location of the brace) ...but that will be a project for another day
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 30, 2012, 09:39:06 PM
Part of the headliner ready to go in. these are the hard parts....the only parts that need sewn.

these are the pillars and the roof.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 01, 2012, 02:19:36 PM
Does anyone know of a local source for NPT aluminum Pipe Plugs?

Looking for something like this:http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FRA-493201-BL/ (http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FRA-493201-BL/)

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on May 01, 2012, 07:20:22 PM
Plumbing store. There is a place in Tualatin that for sure would have them, but I don't remember the name. It is behind the Americas tire store on Tualatin Sherwood Rd. They sell all manner of plumbing and hydraulic supplies.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 01, 2012, 09:16:56 PM
Even Aluminum?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on May 02, 2012, 08:53:36 AM
Baxter's Auto Parts will have have them.  And they will pretty blue anodized too. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 02, 2012, 11:32:54 AM
Sweet!   :2up:  Veile Dank!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 04, 2012, 09:47:05 PM
So....now that I am nearly "done" with the niceties of my DD...I am starting to think about my next motor   :headbang:

Tonight I did some work on the case...I am finished a full-flow job started long ago.  I have 2 more plug holes to tap, plus one to fix from a botched job.



I am not entirely sure where I want to end up.  I had originally wanted to go 2007 but I dont know....

So I am thinking about:

as41 (practically new)  case full-flowed
90.5 P&C's
Engle w110 Cam
1.25:1 rockers
upgrade on my kaddies to 46mm or so
toying with idea of Edis or MDS
1.5 sump
26mm pump
13lb flywheel
Heads are up in the air...I am open to suggestions.  I have some DP heads that could be P&P and get other modification but that may be the wrong way to go
not even thinking about exhaust yet...

The big  question right now is do I go 74 mm stroke on the crank and end up with a with a 1904 and maybe have some clearanceing
or do I go 78 mm stroke...deal with the clearanceing....and end up with a 2007?


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on May 05, 2012, 08:19:49 AM
2007 gets my vote :2up: The cranks will cost you the same in most cases. Might as well spend a little extra time or money on some clearance and get the best that you can for just about the same cost
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on May 05, 2012, 01:40:45 PM
If you are going to build a stroker you should upgrade the heads too.  

More Flow...  More Go!

:2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 05, 2012, 08:04:22 PM
Mark, do you have any not-totally-break-the-bank head  advice for this  DD-to-be engine?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on May 05, 2012, 09:31:29 PM
Tims stage 1's.

They use a stock style VW head so the cooling is identical to those and are great for daily use.

If you are going to make it big go with a 78 crank and the 94 pistons.
Smaller and you are leaving power on the table. 
Plus when you want to pump it up later you can easily do it with a cam and compression change.

There is one that was just built on the SOVW site with 175 hp and 166 ft lbs of torque.

If you are going to go big, DO IT!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 11, 2012, 09:31:31 PM

Baxter's Auto Parts will have have them.  And they will pretty blue anodized too.


I picked some up the other day..>Thanks!

On another note...I had a little time to spare today so I did something I have been thinking about  for  a while...

An old Sapphire XV Radio I picked up somewhere....wired to receive my Ipod.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on May 12, 2012, 09:13:25 AM
I did that with an old Blaupunkt I found at a swap meet but it had a DIN for an 8-track player so it wasn't too difficult.  I don't recall any of the Saphire's having that feature so I would be interested in how you pulled it off.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 12, 2012, 04:11:32 PM
unfortunately I didnt snap any pictures....essentially, in the XV model...on the top of the back of the volume knob are two soldered connections...a white and I think blue (its to the left when you are looking at the front of the radio).  I cut the white wire and ran a wire from the IPOD plug - one to the connection that WAS the white wire and one to the connection on the left.  Works like a charm...stereo still controls the volume and tone
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 09, 2012, 11:31:46 PM
Some Pictures of my new  little one.


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on June 10, 2012, 09:20:00 AM
Very nice, indeed!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 12, 2012, 01:26:47 PM
Took this on Sunday when I got to work....

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on June 12, 2012, 02:14:13 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on June 12, 2012, 08:38:24 PM
You know Mark, I have an extra set of heads, already cut for 90.5's, and they are big valve heads...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 12, 2012, 10:12:21 PM

You know Mark, I have an extra set of heads, already cut for 90.5's, and they are big valve heads...


I know....I'm pretty sure they are sitting in my workbench right now.   :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 19, 2012, 10:31:56 AM
Because I am a glutton for punishment.....I finally installed my headliner this weekend....

so I gutten the interior, removed my ill-fitting pop-outs and the rest of the glass.  I got my old regular quarter windows back in..a new non-broken front windshield and my headliner turned out ok. 

I didnt buy this thing, I made it from some upholstery fabric which is VERY unforgiving in regard to creasing, folding, and is fairly unstretchable (no simply heating to remove wrinkles)  But it does look plush.  There are some definate...er...problem spots but Im ok with it for the most part.




Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on June 28, 2012, 07:40:41 AM
Headliners.. one of those things that gives me nightmares. And you cut and made your own?  Wow... Thats awesome man!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on June 28, 2012, 09:38:17 AM

Headliners.. one of those things that gives me nightmares. And you cut and made your own?  Wow... Thats awesome man!


X2

Well done brutha.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 28, 2012, 04:35:26 PM
well...it only looks good-ish...but thanks!
:cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on June 28, 2012, 06:09:46 PM
Then, well doneish
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 28, 2012, 11:00:10 PM
 :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on June 30, 2012, 06:48:11 AM
Don't let him fool you, that headliner is SWEET
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 30, 2012, 09:17:34 AM
I had some fun yesterday.

Headed out to Hagg lake for some  early morning fishing.  When I was going down the hill to boat ramp A I felt a slight "POP" as I pressed the brakes and then....NOTHING!  I had to pull in to the spot with my E-brake.

There is NO cell reception down there and I couldnt reach anyone on the pay phone either so I ended up nursing my car home...s-l-o-w-l-y with the ebrake and downshifting to stop. 

I went to autozone to get a new switch and was informed by their genius system that the "proper" switch was a two prong :nono:

After getting the right switch though (had to ask for a 74 super switch) I headed home to get it installed....about the time  Iwas finishing and doing a little bleeding....I noticed that the switch had failed around  the plastic.... :dontknow:

So off to get a new one....

Finally, four hours later and two stores later....I was able to get this simple  Job done.

Fun fun fun!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 07, 2012, 03:08:23 PM
Today I am replacing my throttle cable that snapped on Tuesday evening right before my family went out of town.
:dontknow:
I got home by setting my carbs to idle at 2500 rpm and then nursing it the 1.5 miles home.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 08, 2012, 09:55:50 PM
A Photo from my drive home tonight...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 19, 2012, 09:12:43 PM
Hi guys,

Let me refresh your memory about my car.......71 superbeetle with a 1600 sp engine , 009 dizzy, and dual Kads.


I have a little problem   ..... :lame:


I had this engine running like a top until I had did a little modification to the fan shroud which meant removing the carbs.



When I put the manifold back on the head stud on 3/4 came out of the head and so I replaced the head.   In process, a head stud pulled out of the case which cause me to have  to tear things down again and put in a case saver and reinstall the stud and the head....

We got everything buttoned up and back together and now, with timing set at 30 btdc at full advance (round 3000 rpm) carbs synced, mixture set, dwell right on, valves at .006.l...the car idles well but pops real bad beginning at around 2500 rpm.  I took it for a spin and it will get to speed eventually but  is seriously lacking the previous power.

Things I have  done:


I've run out of  ideas and am looking for some fresh advice. 

Thanks for lending your brain power to my issue!


Here is a video for reference.  You can hear the pops toward the end... a little like a machine gun.
http://youtu.be/l8sTv4Vr6L8 (http://youtu.be/l8sTv4Vr6L8)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on July 19, 2012, 11:36:14 PM
...so I replaced the head.


So the head you put on your car is one you have ran before?  Are you confident it has the same cumbustion chamber size as the other side?  More than likely it is close (unmolested stock 1600).  Just checking: Do you adjust your valves by the book?  One pair per stroke and not #1 intake & exhaust + the freed up valve on #2?  That method probably works fine but I am not a big fan of it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 20, 2012, 11:44:11 PM
Well, as usual with this kind of stuff I find myself feeling very

I Started the car and started pulling plug wires....no change on number 3
I pulled the plug and checked the spark at the #3 plug.....Good spark...
Checked compression on #3......0
Checked the valves....found my exhaust valve was tight Tight TIGHT!....Exhaust valve never fully closing
Reset the valves....compression back to normal....car fires up and sounds great

again..... :lame:


Mark....thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on July 20, 2012, 11:56:16 PM
Glad it was simple.   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 22, 2012, 10:11:48 AM
1 grease pencil
1 six year old
+ 1 minute of unsupervised fun
-------------------------------
:nono:


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on July 22, 2012, 10:44:50 AM

1 grease pencil
1 six year old
+ 1 minute of unsupervised fun
-------------------------------
:nono:





Surprise Dad! I made art for you! :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on July 22, 2012, 12:12:21 PM
I like it. Leave it on.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on July 22, 2012, 09:31:13 PM
That is just too funny!!!!  My son scratched a 3 foot jackolantern in my van when he was small....  And then helped me out by filling the gas tank for me with the garden hose........
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 22, 2012, 10:40:36 PM
Wow Nick!  Im just going to hope my son doesnt get that helpful.

  :haha:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on July 23, 2012, 06:02:44 PM

That is just too funny!!!!  My son scratched a 3 foot jackolantern in my van when he was small....  And then helped me out by filling the gas tank for me with the garden hose........


Awesome, straight up awesome!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 06, 2012, 11:05:51 AM
First trip to the beach in the Bug since we got here.  Bug ran like a champ!  I was able to accelerate and pass at speeds above 60 going up hill - it was GREAT!

Beautiful day in Gearhart...the beach was packed.  The only little blip was me getting stuck when I thought I would try to be nice and drive around some kids instead of through them.....that'll teach me.  My wife pulled me out in a jiffy though.  I am looking forward to the beach cruise!







One just for fun


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on August 07, 2012, 07:36:08 AM
Fun stuff there the man!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 13, 2012, 03:52:20 PM
I have a little noise issue Im looking for some feedback on.

My car's been clicking. 
It seems to have started when I put the current drivers side head a month or so ago. 
You can kind of hear it in the video.  It is louder on  the drivers side of  the car. 
It is consistent with engine rpm. 
Although it does not get louder or softer or go away with variances in engine speed. (like I expect with Rod Knock)
I had the head off the other day
no bad rings, cracked pistons, or anything mechanical like that
rods were "tight" on the crank when I gave them a wiggle
Valves are adjusted and checked, and adjusted and checked. 

I noticed it sounds worse in the video than in real life.

Disregard the smoke in the video..there was a little oil on the J-tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmIemNOO2EQ&feature=player_detailpage (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmIemNOO2EQ&feature=player_detailpage)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: vintagevolks55 on August 14, 2012, 05:50:42 PM

1 grease pencil
1 six year old
+ 1 minute of unsupervised fun
-------------------------------
:nono:





thats some nice pin striping haha
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 14, 2012, 08:07:02 PM
she could do your drug runner up nice....just let me know when and where :-)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on August 15, 2012, 01:58:44 PM
Did you figure out your noise?  Nothing jumped out at me.....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 17, 2012, 11:03:17 PM
well,

Im down and out for a couple of days at least.  I overheated today big-time!  I am going to have to pull this motor a part.  I'll get some pics up when I figure out the problem

:lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on August 21, 2012, 01:04:21 PM
Well, the motor is now holding down the workbench.  Hope it is not too messed up Mark!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 21, 2012, 08:01:47 PM
totally torn down now...

I've got scoring on all my lifters around the edge of the surface that comes into contact with the cam.  The scoring is  especially apparent on the 3/4 side.  There is also a rough / scored surface on the  each lobe of the cam.   :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:

Bearing surfaces all look good though
:haha:

Any ideas on what caused the mayhem?

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 18, 2012, 08:49:23 AM
just wanted to share a pic from the other day.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 07, 2012, 10:49:08 PM
These came in the mail today from a friend in Idaho.  I know they aren't VW but I still like them. 



Anyone have a lead on where you might find new amber sealed beam light for fogs. like these?  I think they are 60's ford originally.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on December 07, 2012, 11:27:32 PM
Any "OLD" light will do.   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on December 08, 2012, 04:33:58 PM
Check at NAPA.
They have all kinds of old stuff available.
It will be just the size of the light usually, like a 5" or 7" sealed beam.
You can always tint one with hobby paint for R/C car Lexan bodies.
That is what I used on my tail lights.

:cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 08, 2012, 07:43:25 PM
I will check aT Napa...I should clarify that these are 4" amber sealed beam fog lights...not just lenses.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on December 09, 2012, 08:12:10 AM
That will make it tough.  I picked up a 6V light at a swap meet and did not notice it was a sealed beam until after the cash transfer.  I got lucky when it worked.  All makes swap meet at PIR/Expo may be a good place to search.  Well, it is a good place to search but now you have a good reason to go.   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 22, 2012, 11:06:19 AM
Bling mounted

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on December 24, 2012, 10:05:12 AM
Where did you find the lamp?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 24, 2012, 01:14:39 PM
Buddy in Idaho pulled two of these and an old backup accessory light off of a early 70's Ford courier.  I mounted this one and the backup light is going on soon.  Im going to give the other lamp as a Christmas Gift
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on January 01, 2013, 08:16:35 PM
I put one light on the front of the Thing and now everyone asks where the other one is.  Some folks just don't get it.  :huh:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 02, 2013, 09:12:46 PM
No kidding!  If I had a nickel for that and every time I heard " hey, your trunk is open". Because of my standoffs ...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on January 03, 2013, 06:42:37 AM

Some Pictures of my new  little one.





those are fricken cool pictures my friend.  and might i add cute kid  :clap: :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 05, 2013, 06:29:54 PM

those are fricken cool pictures my friend.  and might i add cute kid  :clap: :2up:


Thank you sir!  You might certainly say that.   :2up:


Good news today from Oreilly Auto Parts.   I walked in and showed the guy a picture and gave him a short description.  After giving me a "this is going to be tough" look, he went to the back and produced a giant book.  After 10 minutes of searching he located the light.  Wagner 4415-a.  
Thank you!
They also supply them cheaper than any online supplier I could find.
Turns out, this lamp is used as an accessory on Harley Davidson motorcycles.  Who knew?

:headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 18, 2013, 10:22:34 AM
This morning's adventure....


Everyone is ok.  1 slightly bent fender. 2 flat tires.  1 slightly bruised ego.  2 lightly bumped heads. 2 kids late for school.  :2down:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: BuginU2 on January 18, 2013, 11:05:52 AM
Wow  - how did that happen?  Glad to hear everyone is alright! 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on January 18, 2013, 11:29:02 AM
Woah! Glad no lasting injuries besides your ego!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 18, 2013, 02:15:09 PM
tapped the brakes to begin slowing down so I could scrape some fice (fog+ice)  off my windshield and the back end just kept on going.  Got lucky getting between those poles and sliding off at the only point where the field and the road are about level.  I am going to take the tires in and see if they can re-seat them on the rims real quick for me.  Hopefully there will not be any major damage underneath.  Going to go through it really well when I get it home. 

I bet my alignment is out....or knocked back in..... :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on January 19, 2013, 07:27:26 AM
Whoa! It has been a little slick out in the morning.  Hang on and ride it out.  Glad everyone is alright.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 21, 2013, 07:53:29 AM
That is wicked pissa!
Sorry I learned that one from a commercial this weekend...
It is good that you all made it.

I am totally putting these on the facebook page though....

:headbang:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on January 21, 2013, 03:18:36 PM
sucks mang :2down:


on a liter note: you can say you have baja'ed it now  :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 22, 2013, 01:22:31 PM


I am totally putting these on the facebook page though....

:headbang:


Go right ahead.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 23, 2013, 07:27:53 AM
 :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on January 23, 2013, 10:45:05 PM
whew!  I hate it when that hapens....Been there.  Only the odds are that most folks hit the poles!!!

Also, Catbox...it's Wickit Pissa!  AKA = "Way freaken COOL".   At least from how we used it from the little createns we were in new england when I was a kid! :evil:  Like when we spray painted the barn next door, put roofing tacks in the road or set somthing on fire...... :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 24, 2013, 07:25:08 AM

Also, Catbox...it's Wickit Pissa!  AKA = "Way freaken COOL".  


My bad.
It is haaard to understand the doink on the "Southie" commercial.
I am just a run of the mill Northwestern-er.
I will do better next time!

:cheers2:

My wife just looked at me the other day and asked why?  Why did  you say that?......   :wink:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on January 24, 2013, 08:23:56 AM
LOL!!!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 11, 2013, 06:59:29 AM
Some Random VW inspired frost pictures from the other day...



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on February 11, 2013, 08:14:20 AM

Some Random VW inspired frost pictures from the other day...






Wow! Are you a professional photographer? If not, you should be.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on February 11, 2013, 08:59:41 AM
Appreciate the VW inspired photography as well.  :-)  
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 11, 2013, 09:47:21 AM
Thanks...I dabble...its a good hobby.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on February 11, 2013, 10:13:10 AM
Agree, and share it as well. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 16, 2013, 09:32:32 AM
Im looking for an opinion...I got some new hubcaps...but I like my beauty rings too...what do you think.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 16, 2013, 05:10:05 PM
I had the drivers front wheel off today trying on some new westers "shoes" I think I am going to avoid the westerns because they offset is too small for the amount of  tuck I want...

But i did notice an awful wobble in the tire...turns out my little slide off the road a month or so ago compressed the bearing in that hub.   I put in a new one...wobble gone.


and a random working photo...

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on February 16, 2013, 08:31:52 PM

Im looking for an opinion...I got some new hubcaps...but I like my beauty rings too...what do you think.


Why not do both?  Unless rings won't work for some reason with new caps. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on February 16, 2013, 10:44:35 PM
Paint the wheels green to match the car with just the smooth hubs and slap some white walls on it  :2up: Not everyone is a fan of white walls. You might even like just painting the wheels white.



Or color matching center and white lips



Looks like the wheels match the car color with your beauty rings on and a narrow white wall

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 17, 2013, 07:49:59 AM

Im looking for an opinion...I got some new hubcaps...but I like my beauty rings too...what do you think.




I too have a set of stock wheels that are black with only the chrome hubcap.
They seem to drain the life from the car.
I believe you should paint them one of the body colors and run the hubcap that way.

Or just run the full blown wheel covers.


One thing is for sure....
You need to drop that front end for sure!   :2down:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 17, 2013, 08:25:50 AM
 :stupid:

The beauty rings look better.  Black is kinda drab for your car.  Painting the wheels would look good too.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on February 18, 2013, 07:53:39 AM


the black wheels and caps would look much better if it was DROPPED,  but i have to agree with these last two
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 20, 2013, 01:01:37 PM


the black wheels and caps would look much better if it was DROPPED,  but i have to agree with these last two


Lowering kit purchased.

Anyone know How Lo I can get before I need to worry about the sway bar?  Ultimately I want to go four inches - but cant mess with the sway bar right now.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 20, 2013, 01:57:19 PM
What equals "lowering kit"?  4" is a lot for the run-of-mill drop struts. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 20, 2013, 02:00:32 PM
run of the mill...i.e. total kit from top line which I think also has camber adjusters, etc . . .or the Mamotorworks kit, or the cip1 kit for 71 supers.

I am getting towers and inserts and want to stick with what I have other than that for now and am curious how low I can get with that....before I need to start doing other modification like flip-its for the sway bar, etc . . .
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 21, 2013, 06:31:11 AM
Actually, all that is a bit of a foreign language to me.  However, I do like running bigger sway bars on lowered cars.  Lower cars are more likely to rub a fender or two while cornering and a bigger sway bar will minimize the body roll.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 21, 2013, 07:55:52 AM
No worries I speak this foriegn dialect...

I did all my lowering and sway bar at the same time.
I have read that you can go a couple of inches before you have to flip the sway bar over.
When I got my 7/8" sway bar its instructions had a position for stock and one for lowered.
I have it in the lowered position.

When we first lowered my car in the front, with the EMPI strut bodies that I have we tried the third notch up from the bottom, a hefty bit of lowering for the first go at it.

Before lowering my car had a good 3-4 inches from the tire to the fender.


After it was perched right over the top of the tread, with out my ass in the car.
The wheels in the picture hit the brake calipers and were wearing 195/60/15 tires.

Markie wore gloves so he didn't catch super fever while working on my car for me.
I was a total noob to these cars and mine was supposed to restart the shop days portion of the club....


This ended up being tooooooo low for me.

I run 185/60/15's on the front and they rubbed any chance they moved from the center postition with just me in the car.
Not willing to move to a smaller tire I ended up folding the fender lip completley from the front of the fender to the back.
This helped but not enough.
I was still low enough that I smashed the tow hook into the speed humps near my house enough to break it off.
Not to mention I kept hitting the control arm mount on the ground, not cool. :2down:

While I had the time too a couple years ago, I pulled the front suspension out of the car and proceeded to raise it one notch on the strut bodies.
That is where my car is now.

I believe that they are on the fourth notch from the bottom.
With my summer tires I rarely have rubbing issues,in the front.
It is high enough that I can easily swap to my stock size winter knobbies and only have rubbing issues when I am turning sharp.
This is my preffered ride height.  :driving:

I would buy the set from Total Line as they have done this many times over and are more than just a parts dealer.
I pieced mine togther and it has worked just fine for me so far.
My car already had urethane bushings in the front, but I replaced them anyway as I had the new parts in hand.
I have the EMPI strut bodies, beware as they do not have the brake line holder on them.
I cut them off of my stock bodies and Markie welded them on with his rusty arc welder skills at Donald's house.
For my inserts I have the again EMPI oil filled lowered strut inserts.
The sway bar is the 7/8" hollow unit.
I bought all this stuff before I knew of the soiled name they had for products, but they have worked just fine for 4-5 years of daily hard abuse.
I did get the offset urethane sway bar bushings to bring the control arms back closer to square with the centerline of the car.
I have yet to install the tie rod flip kit.
It is supposed to help with bump steer by relocating the tie rods from the top to the bottom of the attaching point, making the angle close to level again after you altered the ride height.

But the best addition I made to the front end was the Strut Tower Brace.
That made the biggest improvement for me, even after all the other stuff was added.
I noticed the difference on the first drive and it was night and day.


If you have any other questions let me know and I will try to help.
I have been known to help other club members wrench on their supers from time to time.....
:cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 25, 2013, 10:22:59 AM
Thanks Peter.   :cheers2:


Went over to Kev's last night and lowered the front in about 3 inches (4th notch up). 
What a PITA though.  The old strut towers were just about fused into the socket on the wheel. 
I also replaced my ball joints.  That was the easiest part. 

5 hours, one new brake line, a lot of pounding and frustration and two tool runs later...here we are

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on February 25, 2013, 10:58:37 AM
 and Mark Hunwe will be replacing your spring compressor as one of em failed...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 26, 2013, 07:29:25 AM
That has got to feel good to get finished.
Looks good the man.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 26, 2013, 08:11:56 AM
yessirree!   :driving:

Something I hadnt counted on though...it feels a little wierd to drive it now.  I am at 4 notches up - right where your car is catbox, and it is a noticeably different ride - helped a lot by new ball joins...and the steering is much tighter now.

But...I need to get the thing aligned and I need to re-aim all my lgiths...as I discovered on the way to work this morning.... :shocked:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on February 27, 2013, 07:35:56 AM
I like the look Mark, you do good work, and it settled nicely.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 27, 2013, 07:40:32 AM
 :driving:

Now it is a different car.
You will just have to adjust to it.

The different angles everything is working at has taken up the slop that was percieved earlier while at stock ride height.

Put some zoomie wheels on it and drive it until they fall off...  :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 27, 2013, 09:35:19 AM
 :stupid:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 04, 2013, 07:37:04 AM
Figured out what one problem was...I thought the suspension was clunking together because of geometry changes....no so....the nut on the top of the struts isnt all the way tight down....Going to fix that ASAP!   :2down:


On a side note....

I made a template for a rear shelf in my 71 yesterday.  It turned out real nice...I thought I would pass the template along if anyone is interested.

The Tray


The Fitment


Back window view

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 07, 2013, 07:45:20 AM
Got my struts tightened up the other day.  Its nice to ride (and much safer) without the THUNK THUNK THUNk every time I hit a bump.

Everything is nicely settled.  I like the look too.  I think I will be painting the rims white soon.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 08, 2013, 09:57:23 AM
Finally had some time to spend on the car.  :grin:

I am changing heads back to some old dependables because I think they may not be  seating right on the jugs.

I am chasing down some oil leaks and sealing them up.

And I found this in my drivers side Kadron - a crease. I think it explains much of my popping and sputtering when I was gently pressing the accelerator.


I thought I had an air leak but it turns  out the accelerator pump wasnt  smoothly going through its range of motion...it would stick until the spring finally had  enough force to actuate the diaphragm. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: DonovanJM on March 08, 2013, 12:32:44 PM
I can see how that could cause problems.  Hopefully a new one will smooth it all out.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 09, 2013, 04:39:41 PM
Jury is in...

I discovered that the arm that works the accelerator pump had a slight bend in it and was hanging on the opening in the pump...pliers and a file solved my issue.

I got the car totally switched over to SP heads, idle/mixture all adjusted and timing reset to 32 degrees at full advance...Car is running like a champ again! :headbang:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on March 10, 2013, 08:44:57 AM
Most excellent!
Oh and the green wheels look good as well.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 17, 2013, 09:03:43 PM
Thanks.

Had one of those neat vw  moments tonight....little thing...got a "nice vw" from a guy at the drive through.  Bet I wouldnt get that driving a Rice Burner   :grin:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on March 17, 2013, 11:28:43 PM
You are probably right.   :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 28, 2013, 02:52:15 PM
Loving my new roof Rack!

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on March 28, 2013, 10:23:29 PM
Glad to see it is working out for you so far!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on March 28, 2013, 10:34:29 PM
You have officially stacked more lumber on your roof rack than I have  :headbang:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 09, 2013, 10:43:38 PM
Yikes!  I found this tonight....explains a few things I have noticed recently....

Can you see what I saw?



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on April 09, 2013, 10:51:31 PM
I don't know bugs very well. Especially supers. First thing I noticed is tire is rubbing on the spring. Second thing was the break line looks odd to me for some reason. Last thing I notice is that the strut looks like an upside down shock :dontknow:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 09, 2013, 11:42:42 PM
The first two things you mentioned are just symptomatic of the real problem
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on April 10, 2013, 01:31:41 AM
I noticed the problem right off the bat

Its a superbettle with a springy thingy.   :evil: :rotflmao:

After that I don't know  :dontknow:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 10, 2013, 06:52:27 AM
psh!  super or not, I've put 14K on this car since last march with only 1 or 2 little problems.  its a keeper and a pretty good daily.

The cap on the strut that helps give rigidity to the strut and keeps the insert in the strut came right off!  Got it all fixed up now though.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on April 10, 2013, 07:39:00 AM
Thats not all that good.
You may want to keep an eye on that.... :cheers:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on April 10, 2013, 11:00:43 AM

I noticed the problem right off the bat

Its a superbettle with a springy thingy.   :evil: :rotflmao:

After that I don't know  :dontknow:



:haha: :haha: :haha: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Seriously though, I am glad you foudn your issue. Hopefully no more problems!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on April 11, 2013, 07:30:23 AM
Wow Mark, aren't those new struts?  Geez...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 11, 2013, 11:55:48 AM
Yes...says something about how well i tightened them apparently....  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Kev on April 11, 2013, 02:21:50 PM
I have red loctite...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 10, 2013, 08:54:56 AM
soooo,  I've been thinking about fixing a fender for a while now and have had this one lying around for about 3 years. 

Finally dug in last night with a heavy duty stripping wheel and a sander.  Everything is cleaned up and feathered nicely. 

Need to throw on some filler, sand a few times, then slap on some krylon. 

It will be nice not to have a cross-eyed car anymore   :grin:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 10, 2013, 11:17:52 AM
Im needing to give my car its spring tune up.

Im thinking about trying some new plugs in the car.  I have been a bosch guy for a long time...standard plugs...but have been doing some reading about other options.

Anyone have any recommendations for plugs for a:

stock 1600 dp
with a dual kadron set up
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on May 10, 2013, 12:24:17 PM
I would stay away from anything platinum or that has a platinum electrode. If you car is not running just right or at the correct mixture, those plugs will foul up quickly. I've read some claming to have cause adverse effects on their engines. Platinum core plugs seem best suited for the high power output for newer cars.

I've heard a lot of people tell me to stay away from NGK plugs in Vw's whether air or water cooled. I'm sure some people will swear by them. I have NGK plugs in the Passat though. I've read on Passat forums to be the ones to run instead of anything else in my car. They seem to be doing just fine.

Really though, if you find something you like and it suites you fine, I wouldn't change it. What may suck to one person may work well for another. From experience, I can't knock something unless I've tried it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on May 10, 2013, 02:11:53 PM
I have heard not to run Bosch Platinums as well but for a different reason:  They are advertised to have a long life and adhering to those advertised guidelines users have found that they end up seized in the heads.  But I like NGK's and run them in both my street and race cars.  Standard Bosch are still a good option and have been the mainstay for many years. 

Sorry, no real help.   :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on May 11, 2013, 07:56:47 AM
I am with Markie.

On my new big engine all the research I have done has lead me to the NGK plugs.
I only use the Bosch ones as they are cheap enough for my stock junk.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on May 11, 2013, 09:10:34 AM
Hey! Your "stock junk" is my, uh, stock junk.

:rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 30, 2013, 11:55:09 AM
Sooo, Im running 175/65/15's and they brought the car down 2 inches - with the previous drop through my adjustable struts I am sitting 3.5# off the pavement at the swaybar. 

Question for the group:  How low would you go for a daily?
I havent had any problems at this height...even with about 550 pounds in it the other day...but Im thinking about going another inch on the struts...What do you think?  Am I asking for trouble?

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 01, 2013, 07:52:51 AM
More than likely you will find that you are happy at the height you are currently at.
I started out too low.
I was low enough that I smashed the tow hook into those big speed bumps until it broke off.
That was with just me in the car.
I then took it all back apart and raised it one notch on the strut bodies and realinged it all.
That is my current ride height.

I can just get my floor jack under the front...if I push up on the bumper as I push it in there.
I still hit stuff with either the sway bar mounts or the control arm mount occasionally.
With it at this height I can go to Costco and Winco in the same trip like I did last week.
I filled it with $300 worth of stuff.
It was riding low all the way home....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 01, 2013, 09:30:06 PM
 What notch are you on peter?  I think I am three from the bottom on my struts.  I saw your car today and your tires look closer to the fender lip than mine but my tires might be smaller than yours.

I mostly want to lower it some more to close the gap
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on October 01, 2013, 09:52:19 PM
Perfect Stance For A Daily IMO

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on October 02, 2013, 11:25:43 AM
 :stupid: But you will need a kidney dialysis machine in the back seat as you get older....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 02, 2013, 12:21:06 PM

:stupid: But you will need a kidney dialysis machine in the back seat as you get older....


Thats funny right there....  :headbang:



What notch are you on peter?  I think I am three from the bottom on my struts.  I saw your car today and your tires look closer to the fender lip than mine but my tires might be smaller than yours.

I mostly want to lower it some more to close the gap


I think that I am at three from the bottom as well.
I do have larger tires on mine as they are 185/60's and when I was lower I had to roll the fender lip from front to back on both sides so that I could sort of turn with out rubbing to much. The top inch or so of the tire was tucked up in there with nobody in the car....
(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/car%20stuff/PDRM0370.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/car%20stuff/PDRM0162.jpg.html)


Now the fender has just a bit of a gap above the tire when empty and now it only rubs when I am at full turn.
(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/_Max2013-03-10_12-09-46_312_zps284ae63a.jpg.html)

:2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on October 03, 2013, 03:48:42 PM
Your a little younger than i remember last Peter..   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on October 03, 2013, 05:42:50 PM

Perfect Stance For A Daily IMO




Yeah, bet that thing rode a tad' rough.  Way too low... :wink:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on October 03, 2013, 05:52:10 PM


(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/car%20stuff/PDRM0370.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/car%20stuff/PDRM0162.jpg.html)

(http://smg.photobucket.com/user/hubba617/media/_Max2013-03-10_12-09-46_312_zps284ae63a.jpg.html)



That is one good lookin', soon to be, "sleeper" of a Super.  Cool pic of Max too.  :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Ragtopboy58 on October 03, 2013, 05:56:04 PM

Sooo, Im running 175/65/15's and they brought the car down 2 inches - with the previous drop through my adjustable struts I am sitting 3.5# off the pavement at the swaybar. 

Question for the group:  How low would you go for a daily?
I havent had any problems at this height...even with about 550 pounds in it the other day...but Im thinking about going another inch on the struts...What do you think?  Am I asking for trouble?



Seen you turning left behind Winco off Corneilus Pass Road in Hillsboro about a month or so ago.  Your car looked good waiting at the light with your roof rack on, etc.   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 03, 2013, 09:49:53 PM
thnx.  It certinly aint no show car but after nearly 5 years i'm gteting happy with the look.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 16, 2013, 12:01:27 PM
My own private Beach Cruze.  Gearhart was beautiful and deserted last Wednesday afternoon.  I was in Cannon beach for a conference and took a little side trip....

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on October 16, 2013, 02:17:36 PM
nice picture   :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 18, 2013, 02:13:55 PM
5.5 years of ownership...

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on November 18, 2013, 02:28:10 PM
Looking good Mark  :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on November 28, 2013, 12:22:30 PM
Thats super!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 28, 2013, 03:11:57 PM

Thats super!


Oh, oh, oh....I see what you did there
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Buggers on November 30, 2013, 10:11:19 AM
Welcome Revs, I had sent you a PM a while back about your seats, please respond.

Alan
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 29, 2013, 10:42:27 AM
I am about to do some building on my engine again....

Can someone remind me...

I am looking at going 1904 cc-ish with 90.5 on a 74 mm stroke... Do I need to invest in shorter rods or does one shim out those extra few mm?

Does anyone have a cam suggestion?  I am thinking an Engle w100 ...

Danke!

Also,
Does anyone have a place to recommend that can do the necessary clearancing/enlarging of the case in a reasonable (week or so) amount of time?



Thanks
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on December 29, 2013, 04:54:00 PM
Stock rods are good. A couple extra shims will do the trick. Go with a bigger cam like an Engle 120. It will still run nicely and feed the additional fuel to the cylinders.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on December 31, 2013, 08:45:04 AM
What heads and carbies?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 31, 2013, 05:24:14 PM
I've got some dp heads sized to 90.5. And I have my Kads.  I'm wondering what I can "get away with while I save for some bigger better heads.

Eventually I am going with Steve Tims Stage 1 (40 x 35)

I may need to go ahead and get the larger throttle bodies for the karbs
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on December 31, 2013, 08:56:14 PM
Do you already have the crank?

If it were me I would put that money towards the heads now instead of later.
Power is in the heads.
Add those first and do the crank later.
Unless you have to tear the case down now.
The kadrons will suffice and you can find a set of better ones later and then enjoy to power bump an afternoon will provide you.

I believe this is a good way to go as you will enjoy power bumps with each step.  :cheers2:

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on January 03, 2014, 11:22:16 AM
The amount of case clearancing required with the 74mm crank is minimal, if any.  Definitely something you could handle in a couple nights in your garage.  Save some money for your heads. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 05, 2014, 11:37:13 AM

I am about to do some building on my engine again....

Can someone remind me...

I am looking at going 1904 cc-ish with 90.5 on a 74 mm stroke... Do I need to invest in shorter rods or does one shim out those extra few mm?

Does anyone have a cam suggestion?  I am thinking an Engle w100 ...

Danke!

Also,
Does anyone have a place to recommend that can do the necessary clearancing/enlarging of the case in a reasonable (week or so) amount of time?



Thanks


OK Same Questions....but with a 76 mm crank...I think that puts it about 1968 cc.  Thoughts? 

I am itching to get started on this thing :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on January 05, 2014, 10:45:00 PM
You've got yourself a 1956cc with the 76mm crank and 90.5's. Can't say I have any experience with that combination but a quick search on the Samba showed that the "B" piston was generally used.

http://www.cbperformance.com/v/enginecalc.html (http://www.cbperformance.com/v/enginecalc.html)

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 09, 2014, 02:29:36 PM
Ok Gang...

Here is where we are going.

AS41 case Dual Relief case full flowed
76mm Crank
Mahle 90.5 B pistons
5.5 rods
Scat c35 cam (similar to engle W110)
I have heads for 90.5 but need to measure the size before I know how much they are going to restrict things
Im going to be doing some p/p on the heads
I will be saving for Steve Tims stage 1 heads for sometime this summer...
External oil cooler mounted with fan above the transaxel
probably a 1.5" sump
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Buggers on January 09, 2014, 04:23:01 PM
Sounds like a nice mild build to keep the reliability and give a little kick in the process. Sounds almost the build I am doing just using a 69 counterweighted crank for smoothness and 92 jugs.

Alan
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 10, 2014, 11:33:22 AM
Any particular reason you chose that size crank?
As well as the cam?

I see the allure with the crank as it should be fairly easy to get the thing to fit in the case with some clearancing.

The cam seems to be a small one.
Most jump to the 120 straight off as well as the old timers always recommending it.
It seems to work with many displacements and from stock to full boogie heads.
I only say this as when you build the short block you only want to do it once.
So if when you get the super skippy heads and find that is runs out of breath way early and you don't get all the breathing the heads you purchase can give you....well that is leaving ponys untapped.
From what I have read on the nets the 120 is one of the most well rounded profiles out there.
That is why it still gets used.
It will work just fine with the stock 1.1 rockers and when you can step up for more power switch them over to the 1.25's.

Just my .02
I have been reading about this stuff for a few years while doing my own engine figuring...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 10, 2014, 01:06:40 PM
In my reading...It has seemed that the w120 might not be the best for my daily putting on the farm roads to and from work and that the w110 or c35 would sacrifice some of the pop and potential but make for a nice daily experience...do you think that's off? 

I have followed your thread and I trust both your and marks experience for these things. 

Thanks. 

I chose the crank because I am working with what I've got.  I've chosen price and "reliability" over power.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 10, 2014, 03:17:34 PM
If you are going to use the 5.5 rods check out the offerings from Revmaster.

Now I have never even driven a car with either of those cams...
Soo I only have the reflections of what actual users and engine builders routinely say over on the samba.
It is my understanding that the 120 is the do it all cam.
The 110 may be just fine as well.

The idea that you are building a stroker with a longer arm will tend to calm the "excitedness" of the larger cam in your car as well as the stock+ heads that will be on it until you get better ones..

On the other side of the token you have Kadrons at the moment so maybe the 110 will be better off in there....
But those can be changed in an afternoon as well.

I have not a clue.
Go to the samba and search until your fingers bleed and your retinas are burned with the shape of the screen from the samba to research out your particular build size and judge for yourself.

Beware of the slippery slope that is chasing performance.
Next thing you know you will see that the 82mm crank and 90.5mm pistons nearly cost the same as what you have above and that they practically fall together inside the case with minimal shims... VIOLA now you have a 2110.
No really.
These parts were designed to be that way...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 10, 2014, 03:54:41 PM
Here is a post from a euro forum...

"Had an 1835 on the dyno on Monday with a c35 and 1.25 rockers. It had 40x35 heads and port and chamber work, 9:1 squeeze and cheap 1 3/8 header. Made 126 hp at 5800rpm and 175nm at 4200rpm. A pair of 40 Dells with 34 vents also"

Sounds like a good combo.


Don't forget about the Webcam 163 cam
It is supposed to be between an Engle 110 & 120...
More food for thought.

More on the subject from the same euro forum.....

kingsburgphil
Hero Member

Re: What to expect from stroker performance...inquiriy from first-timer.

« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2010, 06:13:32 AM »
Reply with quote 


IMHO, build the biggest, most powerful engine you can afford. Then detune it (easily done  Grin) to suit your needs. It's a lot harder going the other way!
A mediocre motor will soon become "ho hum". Build it scary fast...then back it down, till you're ready (brakes, trans etc.)

I recall hearing something about "buying it once"  
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on January 10, 2014, 05:17:17 PM
I agree with what CB says except for the "old timers always recommending it" part (especially since I originally recommended it).

The longer rods aren't necessary unless you are trying to get every ounce of HP out of your engine.  Unless you already have them you will do just fine with clearanced stock rods.  I have some old school upgraded rods in my 2 liter Bus engine and it made/makes all sorts of power.  I built a street 1968cc for a friend with a 120 cam and Weber 40's and it was awesome.  We went with crappy heads due to budget and battled all sorts of tuning issues though.  Do right by your heads.  Kads will work on that engine but a set of 36 Dells would be the bees knees.  Dells set up nicely and are easy to tune.  You'll still get decent gas mileage and most of the power you are looking for.  Any big motor will struggle at low RPM so you may need to keep it in second on those gravel roads a little longer than you do now.

As you can see by Peter's post you don't have to build a stroker to get good power.  The 1835 listed above looks to be nice and burly.  I had an 1835 with Kads in a Baja once and really enjoyed the power.  It had even more power than the 1915 I had at the time.  Then I went and put a pair of 44 Webers on it and could outrun anything but a gas station.  Put good heads and carbs on a well built engine and you'll thank yourself every time you fly up Sylvan Hill passing everyone like they are standing still.

You've got a lot of thinking (and spending) ahead of you.  The Samba is a good source of information.  I go there all the time when I have a question or want to see what's trending. Or just ask Peter as he have been doing this investigation stuff for a while and seems to remember it all.  (heck, I've asked him questions)

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 11, 2014, 09:27:46 AM
If I were you I would sort out the short block for what you want.
The top end is much easier to deal with for upgrades.

I am not a small stroke fan, but I understand where you are coming from.
BUT
To have a case clearanced is peanuts in the grand scheme of things.
With the inexpensive cranks out there these days you should try to fit the biggest out there you can.
For the easiest build you cannot beat the 82mm crank as they were designed to be used with the "B" piston height.
Again look at the Revmaster crank offerings as from what I understand they are very nice for the cost.
They also are designed to operate in AC airplane engines.
So they seem to have good quality.

Before you do anything read, read, read, and read some more.
My engine was supposed to be easy to build.
Not so.
I have a lot of custom machine costs due to the "hero" size I chose.
That has been my hold back.

Find a recipe and follow it as best you can.
Research is your friend and you are not the first one to build whatever combo you land on.
Find the pitfalls and rewards much like I have shown above.

I am not totally trying to sway your build to be bigger, simply a better use of the monetary outlay.
If you build it larger just simply "calm" then once you want to go bigger as the engine power has become "humdrum" it is easy to make it so.
Options are a plenty.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 15, 2014, 01:07:08 PM
Some reading material for you....

http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,20620.0.html
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 15, 2014, 08:22:28 PM
Thanks....update though...

Found out what I thought were b pistons are actually a's.

I'm now thinking 1904
74 x 90.5
W110 cam

Should build easy .09 shims should get me close to 8.1 compression
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Buggers on January 16, 2014, 05:45:10 PM
Whats the Diff between A and B pistons? Makes a difference?
Just showing my ignorance.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 16, 2014, 07:12:24 PM
The wrist pin position is offset in b pistons so that you can have more stroke without the need for excessive shimming.  82 mm stroke with b pistons is essentially the same as 69 mm stoke with a pistons.

With my 74 mm stroke I'm looking at about .09 for barrel shims to get me the correct CR and deck height
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Buggers on January 17, 2014, 08:05:03 AM
Makes sense to me. Thank you
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 17, 2014, 10:51:37 AM
There are "A", "B", and "C" pistons.
They move the wrist pin around to accommodate different strokes.

If the "A" pistons are where the factory put them at VW when it was made then...

The "B" pistons have the wristpins moved closer to the piston crown to off set additional stroke.
The "B" pistons are the most common stroker pistons out there.

For the extreme, there you get into the "C" pistons.
This one has the wristpin holes up in the oil rings, not for the faint of heart.

My 2332 has the traditional "B" pistons in it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 07, 2014, 09:52:41 AM
looking for a good shop, preferebly on the west side that can cut my case to 90.5.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on February 07, 2014, 08:49:16 PM
Steve's Machine might be able to do it (Tigard). Mike Howe, working out of his shop on Bald Peak, does it but he will ask you to remove all the studs and replace them when done (saves a few $$). If you aren't in a hurry you could drop it off with Mike at DIP.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 10, 2014, 04:04:09 PM
No go on Steves.
He will balance them, but refers to Bald Peak Mike for other VW specific tasks.
I know you wanted local but Brothers Machine in CA has many great reviews.
http://www.brothersvwmachineshop.com/
I will more than likely be sending a case their way in the future...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 26, 2014, 10:52:32 AM
Doing a little Manifold Port matching....

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on February 26, 2014, 11:50:48 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on February 28, 2014, 12:48:29 PM
Looks good.
Now smooth them out as far as you can go.
No need to polish them out though.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 28, 2014, 06:15:25 PM
I've heard that intakes shouldn't be polished but should be left Rough.

I've got the exhaust ports as smooth as I can get them with the finest grit drums I could find for my Dremel and finishing with the buffing tool
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 03, 2014, 08:51:36 AM
more work on the heads....1 down ...1 to go





Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on March 05, 2014, 03:15:00 PM
Looks good.
The nasty lip just under the valve seat is the best place to clean up.
It will provide the most impact into what you are doing.
A smooth transition is all you need from the seat to head material.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 19, 2014, 10:56:27 AM
Score this weekend!



Getting it torn down and cleaned... Holy Sand Batman!  Doesnt seem to have scored the drive or other parts...






Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 20, 2014, 10:08:39 AM
Out of the cleaner

All Shined Up

Getting back together

much better

Cant wait to get this on my new motor


Oh...and my new hood



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on March 21, 2014, 03:25:53 PM
Prego on the refurbish of the distributor.

-But-

You put the hood on wrong.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: LooseNuts on March 21, 2014, 08:36:34 PM
Nice 010.   Love those
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 03, 2014, 10:05:28 PM

Prego on the refurbish of the distributor.

-But-

You put the hood on wrong.



I was thinking I would try it as a spoiler
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 22, 2014, 10:55:46 AM
That which I am about to build....I salute you.




Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on April 23, 2014, 02:01:04 PM
more goodies


Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on April 23, 2014, 04:59:38 PM
This is my favorite engine calculator...
https://www.uempistons.com/index.php?main_page=calculators&type=comp&zenid=9764867018c1baafe0b5cf0e637a0df0

It also does the dynamic compression ratio....

It does say the same compression ratio as yours.
3.56" Bore
2.99" Stroke
50 cc Combustion Chamber
.063" Gasket Clearance

Now you just need to add your rod length and the other one is from the cam card for the cam you are going to run to find the Dynamic Compression Ratio...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 13, 2014, 02:38:16 PM
After finding a head was cracked by the push-rod tubes....I ordered a new one from Kustom1.  I may never use them again though.  They take fOREVER to fulfill an order...on the upside, I am getting a complete head for the price of a bare one.

should be here Friday.  I mighty get this thing running this weekend.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on May 13, 2014, 06:43:37 PM
How hard was the rebuild on the 010? I have an 019 I got from Jeremy that needs it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 13, 2014, 07:27:43 PM
easy peasy.   i took a look at the glennring stuff and did it...no problem...though it hasnt run yet
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on May 17, 2014, 03:11:01 PM
Cool, I will send mine over...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 18, 2014, 02:25:44 PM

Cool, I will send mine over...


i'd do it...at least id do my best... :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 24, 2014, 10:36:42 AM
So I've got my 1904 installed.

74 X 90.5

Here is my problem:  I am experiencing a severly sluggish turn-over with the starter

Cr. is 8.5 to 1 ... it was tight but spinning by hand ok when out.  There was no indication of bearings being crimped, misalighned or otherwise. 

In the car, I noticed my clutch pedal had a TON of movement in it with this engine.  I have adjusted that up.

Starter was fine before engine went in.  Turned over my stock 1600 motor with no issues or slowing down at all.

I have a new battery with 650 CCA.  Ground straps both are tight and clean.

Any thought on what is going on?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on May 24, 2014, 03:30:09 PM
Motor is bad, I will trade you for an 019 dist. that needs a once over. I would take the deal if I were you. :cheers2:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on May 24, 2014, 05:38:45 PM
Hey, If Youre looking for a bad motor...I have several to choose from.

I figured it out...Im an idjiot.   Pully was binding on the over sized bolts holding the full-flow cover on my oil pump...DOH!

On another note...I am pretty sure one of my rear oil galley plugs is leaking.  Car started right up after I fixed the binding issue and then proceeded to begin bleeding from the front(tranny) side of the motor.  #^$&#*@&!

The plug is the most likely culprit as the rear main is in all the way, lubricated, and brand new...then again.  We'll find out tomorrow.

By the way coolblue...
I was serious about that dizzy.  Id give it a go if your interested.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on May 25, 2014, 06:56:24 PM
I will bring it to the bug run. If I don't connect with you I will leave it with Marky Mark
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 05, 2014, 04:17:53 PM
Any bright ideas???

This engine leaks bad!  I replaced the pushrods thinking they were the culprit but no change.  There is no cracking in this case that I can tell.  Leak not from oil cooler.

Has anyone experienced leaking around the jugs?  Is that possible?  The oil level is right in the middle of the marks.  There are .09 spacers between case and jugs...no gaskets.  Should I have Rtv'd?

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on June 09, 2014, 10:42:06 AM
I always use a generous amount of RTV at the base of the barrels since there aren't gaskets.  I had pretty good luck with the black or gray.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 11, 2014, 10:23:38 PM
Alright, finally digging back in to get some RTV back.   Found some pretty chewed up Pushrod seals...I think that was a major part of my problem.  I plan to replace those and get er all buttoned back up.

I noticed some funky orange marking on the new heads ... vapor from the something?  Any thoughts?  When I break-in I typically add extra zinc in the oil...could that have caused this.


Also, I havent run brand new valves before...does this look like normal, hardly used wear?  Seems like a lot of carbon for break-in but I know the carbs are running a little (LOT)  rich right now


Thanks!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on June 12, 2014, 10:58:54 AM
The orange stuff is strange to me but those valves do show the richness with your carbs. When you install the new pushrod seals be sure to get the white ones and spray them down with carb cleaner before putting them on the tube and applying your RTV. In addition I put a little RTV on the head-side of the washers.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 15, 2014, 02:24:38 PM
It seems like the Orange is a varnishing effect of the oil/zinc combo. 

I rtv's the spacers, tubes, and pump and buttoned everything back up.  Primed the oil pump and everything is looking copacetic.

Thanks for the advice/info
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 16, 2014, 07:53:38 AM
its a good day....

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on June 16, 2014, 09:02:43 AM
 :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on June 19, 2014, 04:17:55 PM
Your bug sure is looking good Mark!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 02, 2014, 04:39:31 PM
looking good-ish maybe...not feeling good though.


What'd I do wrong?  This is the carnage so far.  I think #4 is siezed.  End-play was at .004



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: coolblue57bug on July 02, 2014, 07:34:28 PM
Yikes!!!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on July 06, 2014, 08:30:25 PM
Oil pressure gauge? Did the oil pressure go away? Light flash at low RPM?
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on July 07, 2014, 03:07:32 PM
bummer.... :sad:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 07, 2014, 07:12:05 PM
I got a flicker going around the corner on from 217 to 26 then it went off ... exited at murray ...stopped at Safeway...got out...got back in...drove 500 feet...then nothing.

Case apart today.

thankfully I didnt spin a bearing...so the case is still good.  Everything looks OK - Almost. 

Is this normal wear on the cam for break-in?  There is no noticable (fingernail test) change in the "smoothness" of the metal.  Thats not heat blueing on the lifters...its just oil



Here is the real problem.  The number 4 bearing is tight tight TIGHT on the end of the crankshaft.  Any thoughts for how to get this bad boy off?  If I can salvage the crank I would like to rather than dropping several hundred on another.


I am hoping the crank being harder than the bearing may have, if I can get the thing off, not damaged the crank more than a polishing can fix.

Thoughts and help are appreciated.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on July 14, 2014, 02:06:19 PM
Can you heat the bearing up?  Maybe cool the entire assy and then use a propane torch on just the bearing...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on July 28, 2014, 04:01:20 PM
CW crank off to be machined by a buddy in Idaho...temp crankshaft going in (danke sehr Catbox)

Getting started again today filling this gaping hole

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on August 01, 2014, 12:03:15 PM
No problem-o Boss!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on August 12, 2014, 06:28:30 PM
back on the road.  I snapped two head studs and found I had to trash one of my solid rocker shafts in the progress. 

I pulled off the one rocker assembly and found it to be way to stiff...I had to use a puller to get it off.  I found the inside scored all to hell and there was a shaving of something wedged into the cup of the rocker itself that the pushrod sits into.

So...Im running a stock crank, stock rockers, and 90.5 pistons with a c35 cam now...still has power but I lost some noticable pep (to me) between the stock and the 1.25 ratio rockers I had.

Saving up for some new ones.  I have my crank down in Idaho being reground.  Hopefully I will have that in in the next month or so.  I need a break from engine building for the next few weeks.   :nono:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on August 13, 2014, 01:06:49 PM
Good to hear it is back on the open road!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on September 21, 2014, 09:49:56 PM
Volkster spotted in the wild tonight!

(http://s518.photobucket.com/user/jbjetta/media/20140921_203818_zpsfkpvwtia.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 21, 2014, 10:45:13 PM
I was only in there for like 5 minutes too!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on September 23, 2014, 06:42:06 PM
I was parked across from you at the store side. My Vw is so new and bland... That is doesn't surprise me that you didn't notice me xD  :rotflmao:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 06, 2014, 11:24:34 PM
my own private beach cruise last week while I was in town for a conference.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: 68VWfasty on October 07, 2014, 12:49:51 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on October 07, 2014, 01:50:40 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 22, 2014, 09:58:33 PM
It must be winter...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 06, 2014, 06:17:34 PM
Random issue today:

Yesterday I noticed my generator warning light staying on for a few seconds after my car was up and running...which is abnormal for my car.  I didnt think much of it.
Today however, the light came on and stayed on.
On to troubleshooting:
checking connections
taking off (+) battery wire...car dies
tthinking my generator has had it.
....had an idea

Took a brush off...thing was worn worn worn
pushed it hard in and re adjusted the little hold-down spring....Back in business...light off. :2up:

I have new brushes in the tool box...will replace tomorrow.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on November 07, 2014, 07:42:26 AM
I love it when it is something simple.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 06, 2015, 11:40:49 AM
General Update:

My transaxle finally bit the dust.  I havent had first for a while, then fourth was popping, then second just vanished one night at a light.  Luckily, I found a new(used) one for 85 bucks on Craigslist and got to the task of putting it in. 

Swapped nose cones(transmission nosecone was an auto stick), replaced gasket, changed all transmission bushings and shift coupler, and shift bushing.


Also took some time and replaced my pretty crunched frunk-lid with one that wasnt so crunched.

Also swapped my generator out with a fancy new alternator.


Oh, and I replaced my holey, ratty glovebox with a new hard plastic one.  yeehaw.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on January 07, 2015, 01:01:27 PM
Sweet progress the man!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: nickdesantis on January 11, 2015, 11:33:45 PM
Are you driving it yet??? :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: RyanB on January 16, 2015, 02:35:39 PM
Lookin good!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on February 11, 2015, 01:02:48 AM
What have I done lately..?

Not a darn thing...I just havent had the time.    :2down: :cry:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 03, 2015, 07:10:32 PM
Finishing up a project I have been meaning to get to for some time....moving my gauges from the center console thingy i have had mounted under the dash...to a permanent home in the dash next to the speedo.  Good times.

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on March 06, 2015, 08:42:55 AM
Well done sir. Looks sharp.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on March 06, 2015, 02:27:58 PM
dont tell....but I have had squishy brakes for some time...I have suspected that one circuit was doing all the work.

I pulled my old MC apart today and this is what fell out.....


I am assuming these are supposed to be the same?  That would 'splain the problem eh?  New MC going in.  Father-in-law helping with the bleeding.  Should be squeeling to a stop soon.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 26, 2015, 11:21:22 AM
Picked up this Early 1963 Sedan last Sunday night.  After 10 years with Supers, and now going through it thoroughly today...realized I dont know much about standard beetles   :lame:   :rotflmao:


If I can sand off the primer down to the original Turqoise blue underneath....I will roll it with the OG paint.

Otherwise...this is where we are goin:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on September 27, 2015, 10:28:17 PM
Sweet! That will be a fun project.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 27, 2015, 10:38:51 PM
Some more pics...eventually

Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on September 28, 2015, 03:03:22 PM
Neato!

And yes there is a learning curve to go back to standard cars....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on September 28, 2015, 03:05:57 PM
Neato!

And yes there is a learning curve to go back to standard cars....
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 28, 2015, 09:22:20 PM
Windows, trim and door panes off

Some rust but not too bad










Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on September 29, 2015, 01:16:14 PM

Windows, trim and door panes off

Some rust but not too bad













If I had this situation (and I often have had), I would wire brush (not very aggressively), clean, and paint with Hammerite smooth. http://www.thepaintstore.com/Hammerite_Rust_Cap_Smooth_Enamel_Finish_Quart_p/442001.htm (http://www.thepaintstore.com/Hammerite_Rust_Cap_Smooth_Enamel_Finish_Quart_p/442001.htm)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on September 29, 2015, 02:07:24 PM
yep...thats more or less what I did on my super.  It really looks worse in the pics than in person.

The whole car is getting the treatment before paint.

I have to replace a floor pan and I'll treat the pan when I do that. 
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 05, 2015, 01:50:36 PM
Finally( :lame:) tuned my kads on the 1905cc that's in the 71 Super....finally my engine is operating with the power I expected it to have.

THis thing is a BLAST to drive now! :driving: :driving: :driving:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 08, 2015, 09:05:06 AM
 :2up:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 08, 2015, 05:08:56 PM
Then...transmission went out totally.

I can fully release  the clutch in any gear and get...nothing!

here comes tranny #3 :lame:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on October 13, 2015, 11:39:48 AM
Oh Snap!!!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 15, 2015, 10:26:55 PM
Update....

Tranny #3 in for four days.  Then, shifting out of second and into third I cannot get the shifter into ANY gear.  Im going to pull the engine and check my throwout bearing.  I also look at readjusting the clutch.  My Bowden tube looks good though.

Yeah!
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 16, 2015, 11:57:37 AM
Dewd!
That does not sound fun at all.
I have a Super tranny in the garage, but is my back up.
I would be afraid to loan it to you with your track record...
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on October 16, 2015, 01:37:53 PM
Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on October 16, 2015, 08:32:58 PM
 :haha:

Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: CatBox on October 23, 2015, 10:36:05 AM

Dewd!
WTF do you need a backup tranny for? That Rancho is going to hold up to just about anything you can throw at it.


You have seen me drive.
You have been in the car with me.
If I have more than 44 hp, I could probably break something.
If I have a back up in the garage taking up real estate, then chances are nill that it will break.
If I were to get rid of said back up, bam!
Busted tranny.

That is just how it works.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on November 27, 2015, 05:14:20 PM
couple of pics from the annual "lets get the tree day"



Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: jbjetta on December 02, 2015, 09:33:36 AM
Looking good sir!  :cheers2:

I got to only do that once in one of my bugs ... I didn't get to keep them long enough to do it more than that  :2down:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: TotallyVW on December 03, 2015, 12:42:00 PM
(http://s291.photobucket.com/user/TotallyVw/media/00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000019E9_zps9i3xu7gm.jpg.html)

First Bug... First VW delivered Xmas tree.

Took the Bus out to pick up the tree last year.  It's always fun turning heads.   :wink:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on December 04, 2015, 11:18:56 PM
 :headbang:

(http://s291.photobucket.com/user/TotallyVw/media/00000000-0000-0000-0000-0000000019E9_zps9i3xu7gm.jpg.html)

First Bug... First VW delivered Xmas tree.

Took the Bus out to pick up the tree last year.  It's always fun turning heads.   :wink:
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 01, 2016, 11:44:58 PM
Finally getting some work done on the '63.  Gotta get this interior out so I can get the body off and cleaned and ready for paint...and I have to replace the pans.   Note the classic PO fix for a hole in the floor..... :nono:








Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 02, 2016, 09:26:39 PM
more ....





passenger floor....its coming out too...just the back half though






Just about ready to lift the body off
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Nacho on January 03, 2016, 10:27:53 AM
Have you found a place locally to have it painted? And where is it. I need some estimates.
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 03, 2016, 03:26:12 PM
I haven't looked much yet.  I am probably going to go over to the Maaco I have heard good things about from the vw community...over in Vancouver I think.  Im a couple months from painting I think
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 15, 2016, 07:03:15 PM
Got the body separated and the pan off.  Working on getting the new pans on now.  Worst thing I have found so far is a mammoth mouse nest throughout the entire tunnel.  I am thinking about going with Eastwoods inside-the-frame system to make sure I don't have rust issues down the road from whatever the mice were doing in there.









some artsy fartsy fun
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: sdebaker on January 17, 2016, 09:15:40 PM
"Got the body separated and the pan off.  Working on getting the new pans on now.  Worst thing I have found so far is a mammoth mouse nest throughout the entire tunnel.  I am thinking about going with Eastwoods inside-the-frame system to make sure I don't have rust issues down the road from whatever the mice were doing in there."

I'm doing a body-off-the-pan Karmann Ghia resto. I had the same concern about rust. I used Waxoyl https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxoyl (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waxoyl)
I bought this kit from Bus Depot. Material and spray system. http://www.busdepot.com/j11333 (http://www.busdepot.com/j11333)
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on January 17, 2016, 10:22:53 PM
thanks.  Sounds like it would be a top coat kind of treatment after dealing with the rust that has already formed.

sounds like a decent product
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 19, 2016, 10:26:13 PM
Finally getting something worth posting again....

I had a great year at the bug run.  Picked up some fenders for the '63 and found a frame from a 50's era Allstate single wheel trailer for a price that I couldn't pass up.




The Wheel bearings have been a bear to find but I finally got em pieced together.




I found brackets too but the guy wanted almost as much for them as I paid for the trailer...so I decide to make my own.



I also put this together in the last few months....it was a nice diversion
Title: Re: Revs 71
Post by: Revs71 on June 30, 2016, 06:34:42 AM
Some Trailer stuph





Trying to find the grease seal for the hub of this thing is impossible...so I had to get creative.