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  Topic: Rodent check
Maxdog2

Replies: 56
Views: 1804

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:25 pm   Subject: Re: Rodent check
Nothing worse than cat piss, oh yea, cat poop. There is nothing meaner than cat poop!
  Topic: Resurrection thread for my 1970 VW
Maxdog2

Replies: 601
Views: 63408

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:38 pm   Subject: Re: Resurrection thread for my 1970 VW
Thanks for sharing this thread. I am building my first VW engine. 1835
  Topic: Engine Noise, turned rebuild. Suggestions?
Maxdog2

Replies: 30
Views: 1648

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: Engine Noise, now Rebuild. Suggestions?
Do you have any manuals on how to rebuild your engine? Youtube is also very helpful. I am in the process of building my first VW engine and highly suggest the support from the Samba and others. Air ...
  Topic: Reliable Parts
Maxdog2

Replies: 9
Views: 376

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:58 am   Subject: Re: Reliable Parts
Aircooled.net
  Topic: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
Maxdog2

Replies: 8
Views: 1198

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:33 pm   Subject: Re: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
Found my cheater glasses and with a flashlight I found EP12. Thanks for the posts. My first VW engine build is going well. Cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned again. Measured, measured, and again. Time ...
  Topic: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
Maxdog2

Replies: 8
Views: 1198

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
you need to slow down. CB lifters are NOT always compatible with Engle cams. Which cam blank do you have? EP or SC? You can use CB lifters with EP cams, but not SC.

You are correct John, I do need ...
  Topic: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
Maxdog2

Replies: 8
Views: 1198

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
If you sanded them flat for clearance, yes that's a problem, although if you used very fine sand paper to debur them, that would be ok.

Yep, messed them up. Just a read a post where CB big foot li ...
  Topic: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
Maxdog2

Replies: 8
Views: 1198

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:03 pm   Subject: Lifter to cam lobe clearance-did I mess up my lifters?
My clearances are very close, .038 to .040 between the cam lobe and lifters. After reading a few threads it appears I should have rented the tool from aircooled.net, but instead I sanded the top of t ...
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
I used a small can of generic sewing machine oil because it had a convenient nozzle..
Seemed a bit thicker than engine oil and stickier. But then I had it running only a couple of days after throwing ...
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 9:01 am   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
I have a tendency to over think things.
what fun would life be if there wasn't time for over thinking things?

i like the lucas ass'y lube because it's really sticky.
so i use a mix of lucas, mot ...
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:08 pm   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Lucas assembly lube is fine. I have used it in numerous instances. Assembly lube is supposed to be thick...dont worry about it. Once the engine builds oil pressure and oil makes its way to the bearing ...
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Going with middle of the road for assembly lube. Autozone has Valvoline VR1 50-weight on sale for $2.00.
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Thanks for all of the responses. Finishing up the crank in the am.
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:37 pm   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
I've used the Redline assembly lube and also white lithium grease in the past. Neither is very thick and will "wash away" with the oil. Both work well to prime the oil pump too.
Thanks, I h ...
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:21 pm   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
I like the Lucas products and have used them in my Harley. Probably will be ok, just making sure. Thanks
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:36 pm   Subject: Re: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Thanks Glen, yep pretty thick stuff. The motor will not sit for an extended period, just going slow on my first VW build. I will pick up some 90wt and proceed.

David
  Topic: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
Maxdog2

Replies: 21
Views: 1244

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:20 pm   Subject: Question on Lucas assembly lube and rod bearings
I have read good things about the Lucas assembly lube and used it today when building my crankshaft. Plastigage and rod clearances are within spec. No tight spots when rotating the rods, but they d ...
  Topic: The work list on the '69.
Maxdog2

Replies: 53
Views: 4920

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:42 pm   Subject: Re: The work list on the '69.
Love it! Very nice ride....
  Topic: 1 3/8 header flow vs. Tri Mill Euro Tip "hotdog" style muffler
Maxdog2

Replies: 7
Views: 958

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1 3/8 header flow vs. Tri Mill Euro Tip "hotdog" style muffler
Thanks for the response.

I seen a dyno test and it showed the header with single and dual quiet packs, hideaway and the hotdog.

The Hideaway had the best results followed by the single quite pac ...
  Topic: 1 3/8 header flow vs. Tri Mill Euro Tip "hotdog" style muffler
Maxdog2

Replies: 7
Views: 958

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:03 am   Subject: Re: 1 3/8 header flow vs. Tri Mill Euro Tip "hotdog" style muffler
Thanks, that is what I was looking for.
 
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