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  Topic: Should I get ratio rockers?
ALB

Replies: 20
Views: 920

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:11 am   Subject: Re: Should I get ratio rockers?
I agree with jpaull on the carb upgrade. But rockers would add power also, with a stock cam the 1.4 rockers would better choice and you would also need to add HD single springs. Down the road having t ...
  Topic: LSD?
ALB

Replies: 58
Views: 2321

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:55 am   Subject: Re: LSD?
So the crazy train continues.
My tranny builder says the .82s are shit now and can “whistle”.
He’s saying he can put a 3.44 R&P in it.
Seems logical enough but would this make it a dog down l ...
  Topic: Changing/swapping hood style, can I do it?
ALB

Replies: 20
Views: 552

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:57 am   Subject: Re: Changing/swapping hood style, can I do it?
See the things you're learning already- who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! Laughing And I ain't no spring chicken either (I'm 63- where did the time go?) so don't worry, you're in good compa ...
  Topic: Anybody know what this is?
ALB

Replies: 14
Views: 944

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:20 am   Subject: Re: Anybody know what this is?
That is the exact one that VW dealers installed on every car in our country. Makes a BIG difference for cold weather starting. That one is installed at the wrong angle then bent to face the rear or it ...
  Topic: Full Flow a 36hp Engine
ALB

Replies: 71
Views: 35992

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:34 am   Subject: Re: Full Flow a 36hp Engine
I don't know how well the brass return fitting fits under the pulley tin on a 36 hp engine but on a 1600 if you get the fitting deep enough in the case and round off the fitting with a file, a little ...
  Topic: Changing/swapping hood style, can I do it?
ALB

Replies: 20
Views: 552

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:04 am   Subject: Re: Changing/swapping hood style, can I do it?
I don't blame you for not liking the hood your buggy has, they're pretty f'ugly! I think you're going to have to take some measurements and hunt down the different buggy manufacturers to see how close ...
  Topic: Spent cooling air discharge direction.
ALB

Replies: 29
Views: 980

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:29 pm   Subject: Re: Spent cooling air discharge direction.
How is the air directed normally?
  Topic: Boat-tail/Knife edge crankshaft counterweighs & rod thro
ALB

Replies: 349
Views: 93831

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:53 am   Subject: Re: Boat-tail/Knife edge crankshaft counterweighs & rod thro
I (along with many others I'm sure) have been following along since the beginning, waiting to see you put this crankshaft in an engine, so you can appreciate the disappointment on hearing you're think ...
  Topic: LSD?
ALB

Replies: 58
Views: 2321

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:11 pm   Subject: Re: LSD?
It's my understanding that they're so hard to find here because no car from the factory was ever delivered to Canada or the USA with a ZF limited slip diff. And yes, I've seen a list of transaxle code ...
  Topic: 71 hightop engine build
ALB

Replies: 63
Views: 2592

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: 71 hightop engine build
Yes, only the rear set drive, but all 6 have brakes.

The engine works very good for what its is being asked to do. He can feel it struggle a little when a group of 12 "larger" bachelor ...
  Topic: Improving 1835
ALB

Replies: 50
Views: 2443

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Improving 1835
For everyday driving shift it like a stock engine or just a little higher. Beating the crap out of the engine constantly will only wear it out prematurely and you'll only get half or 1/3 of the expect ...
  Topic: 2276 engine build question
ALB

Replies: 12
Views: 720

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:40 am   Subject: Re: 2276 engine build question
So if I understand you guys I would need a can for lower rpms. Is it just because of the cooling?
I want to make an extra oil cooler in it.

Would not be a problem that the engine won’t last 100. ...
  Topic: Thoughts on my new motor?
ALB

Replies: 26
Views: 1251

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:23 am   Subject: Re: Thoughts on my new motor?
Are you dead set on 87's? I ask because with your heavier car I think this is definitely a situation where a little more displacement is your friend. I'm guessing (for whatever reason) you're trying t ...
  Topic: Cool Transmission
ALB

Replies: 54
Views: 2655

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:03 am   Subject: Re: Cool Transmission


... and you have introduced quite a few points of potential failure.
...



So... well, if you would list them I could learn from you and that alone would have been a good reason for posting ...
  Topic: Question for the Dual Carb Guys, Re Manifold Heating
ALB

Replies: 10
Views: 660

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Question for the Dual Carb Guys, Re Manifold Heating
Is manifold heating why Volkswagen used the metal gaskets on the DP motors ??? Probably so.

You are right- a single carb manifold needs (most of the time) all the heat it can get so you use the met ...
  Topic: So easy to be Rich
ALB

Replies: 14
Views: 870

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:38 am   Subject: Re: So easy to be Rich
9 0f 10 carb tuning issues i read on here are of carbs running Rich. OK?, So why not just go to 1 heat range hotter on the spark plug with a tad bit wider gap? It seems the go-to fix is always to go ...
  Topic: Staggered or square?
ALB

Replies: 4
Views: 324

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:09 pm   Subject: Re: Staggered or square?
I am a fan of the staggered look as well. The front end isn't heavy enough to make a really wide tire effective; I think anything wider than a 185 or 195 is kind of wasted, and steering effort gets a ...
  Topic: dual spark plug heads
ALB

Replies: 33
Views: 1343

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:52 am   Subject: Re: dual spark plug heads
Well .. obviously Raby and Porsche can learn from you ..
Does your MSD allow 11:1 CR ?

I so wish there was a like button here!
  Topic: Separate the trans from the cradle without removing the engine
ALB

Replies: 3
Views: 351

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:07 am   Subject: Re: Separate the trans from the cradle without removing the engine
If you can support it all while changing the cradle mount, I guess it's possible. I'm guessing the front trans mount will have to be loose as well?
  Topic: Speedster projectproject-- Little Giant Killer 3
ALB

Replies: 80
Views: 14499

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:22 pm   Subject: Re: Speedster projectproject-- Little Giant Killer 3
Just so you know- there are those of us in the crowd (having a hard time) patiently waiting to see this car run again! Do you know the fastest time the LGK ever put down?
 
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