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  Topic: Radio 6 volts to 12 volts
Rowroy

Replies: 19
Views: 4599

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:43 pm   Subject: Radio 6 volts to 12 volts
Don't waste your time trying to come up with your own voltage divider. They are not regulated. If you are somewhat knowledgeable on electricity then your best bet is a 6volt regulator. Cost about 30 ...
  Topic: Best beginner duals - ICT, Solex or Kadrons?
Rowroy

Replies: 35
Views: 3785

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:28 pm   Subject: Best beginner duals - ICT, Solex or Kadrons?
I am by no means an expert at dual carbs., but I had absolutely no trouble dialing in my set of 36 mm DRLA's. They were lightyears ahead of the Kadron's I had. There is an awesome tech book that walk ...
  Topic: Strange oil leak
Rowroy

Replies: 19
Views: 1633

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 7:15 pm   Subject: Strange oil leak
Hey Eric did you ever find the cause of your leak?
  Topic: 1776 Baja combo
Rowroy

Replies: 6
Views: 720

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:01 pm   Subject: 1776 Baja combo
Stock heads all the way . . .
  Topic: Opinions on daily driver 1776 vs 1835 Pics for your viewing
Rowroy

Replies: 24
Views: 5412

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 7:06 pm   Subject: Opinions on daily driver 1776 vs 1835 Pics for your viewing
I just finished building a thick-wall 1835 and couldn't be happier with it. The power is great, the fuel economy ia good, and the engine runs nice and cool . . . Even in my 66 sedan with no deck lid v ...
  Topic: Oil filter vs. no oil filter
Rowroy

Replies: 30
Views: 2875

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 4:25 am   Subject: Oil filter vs. no oil filter
I use a smaller PH16 Fram filter on it, over 30 years on it now.https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/385640.jpg

The pump states Claude's Buggies, CB's previous name.

Wow. You might want to t ...
  Topic: 1835 build advice
Rowroy

Replies: 16
Views: 1785

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:19 pm   Subject: 1835 build advice
I just finished building an 1835 . . .

AA P&C
7.9:1 CR
W110
AC.net L3 heads
36mm Dells
1 3/8" header w/ hide-a-way muffler
stock heater boxes

So far, I have 19 miles on it (like ...
  Topic: So it begins... Type 4 Twin Screw
Rowroy

Replies: 144
Views: 38102

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:51 am   Subject: So it begins... Type 4 Twin Screw
just a bit of info earth is running out of helium and they expect to be out within the next 5-10 years if its not restricted

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/a-ballooning-problem-the-great ...
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:14 pm   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
take it apart and do it right. youll be even more pissed at yourself when you destroy half the motor over something simple.

This is your only option. Next time pay attention. Not trying to be mea ...
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:09 am   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
One thing that I didnt consider was the wear pattern already imparted on the gear. I'm not sure if this would matter . . .

Aw hell, I'll just flip the damn thing. Damn it . . .
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:48 am   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
Regardless of the snap ring, when you figure out how to marry up the cam gear let me know. Laughing

This is the basis of my question. Since the teeth are helical as opposed to straight cut, there is ...
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:45 am   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
Try to put the other gears and snapring on. I'll wait Wink

It's done . . and was easy.
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:32 pm   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
Normally this is impossible because the cam drive gear is only chamfered on one side, and so won't go on all the way.

Perhaps with some aftermarket cranks and gears..... maybe you can put it on bac ...
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:58 pm   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
you could degree it like you should do any way

I hadn't thought of that.

As it sits right now, I cant see how it would be off. However degreeing it would prove (or disprove) that.
  Topic: cam drive gear installed backwards
Rowroy

Replies: 18
Views: 1960

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:53 pm   Subject: cam drive gear installed backwards
So, during the build up of my 1835, I installed the #1 main bearing backwards. When I pulled the distributor and cam drive gears to fix the bearing orientation, I accidentally installed the friggin' ...
  Topic: When did we forget?
Rowroy

Replies: 20
Views: 2114

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:33 am   Subject: When did we forget?
I find "dizzy" as irritating as "bump stick" to describe a camshaft. Same thing with the word "jugs". When I hear the word "jugs", it better be in reference t ...
  Topic: Step in Heads
Rowroy

Replies: 363
Views: 50396

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:30 am   Subject: Step in Heads
So where is Roy. He challenged us with a question for debate and now he's not responded to anything.

He just tossed in a grenade and closed the door behind him! Laughing
  Topic: Which fan: welded/balanced Chinese or non-balanced OE VW
Rowroy

Replies: 19
Views: 2520

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:45 pm   Subject: Re: Which fan: welded/balanced Chinese or non-balanced OE VW
you do not need a welded fan if you are using a V-belt, the belt slips bad around 5k RPM and the fan doesn't go any faster, even at 8k RPM engine speed.

If you have a serpentine belt that is a diff ...
  Topic: Which fan: welded/balanced Chinese or non-balanced OE VW
Rowroy

Replies: 19
Views: 2520

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 6:09 am   Subject: Which fan: welded/balanced Chinese or non-balanced OE VW
Go with Gene Berg, and move on!

Yeah, this is probably the best way to go, but I already have these two. And I'm not sure I could deal with their crazy lead times, either.
  Topic: Step in Heads
Rowroy

Replies: 363
Views: 50396

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 6:44 am   Subject: Step in Heads
Listen here quick dick or whatever your name is. Any time I questioned the man about the step all I got was jubberish......no answers.......the amswer I got was " Ive been doing this twenty some ...
 
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