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  Topic: 2280 cheater cam Timing?
THINGONER

Replies: 12
Views: 530

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:49 pm   Subject: Re: 2280 cheater cam Timing?
ok I was just wondering because I drove it for the first time and it was kind of a dog so I checked my timing (static) it it was retarded probably 3 ish degrees (2 degrees btdc). So I re set timing to ...
  Topic: 2280 cheater cam Timing?
THINGONER

Replies: 12
Views: 530

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue May 05, 2020 4:25 pm   Subject: 2280 cheater cam Timing?
So my question is-do I set my timing the same as with a stock cam? I have a 034 Bosch SVDA distributor. Thank you-I did search for answer before posting.
  Topic: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
THINGONER

Replies: 4534
Views: 875736

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:28 pm   Subject: Re: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
I cancelled my order for the Lucas oil and got some Valvoline VR1 seems like a safer choice. Thank you for the feedback. I also looked at Bob the oil guy website they don't like the lucas oil products ...
  Topic: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
THINGONER

Replies: 4534
Views: 875736

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:09 am   Subject: Re: Official "What oil / additives should I use" topic
https://inrccca.org/product/classic-car-motor-oil/
Anyone tried it?
ended up purchasing this - https://lucasoil.com/products/hot-rod-high-performance/hot-rod-classic-car-10w-40-motor-oil
  Topic: Hesitation around 2500rpm now diagnosing leak and weird noise.
THINGONER

Replies: 183
Views: 7073

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: Hesitation around 2500rpm
If your tach and timing light are both jumping around then maybe your timing really is also.
  Topic: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
THINGONER

Replies: 5
Views: 241

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 3:58 pm   Subject: Re: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
Ok yeah thats what I think that I'm going to do thanks!
  Topic: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
THINGONER

Replies: 5
Views: 241

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 12:03 pm   Subject: Re: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
ok thanks guys for the suggestions
  Topic: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
THINGONER

Replies: 5
Views: 241

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:20 am   Subject: Compatible lifters for Eagle 2280 Camshaft
I ordered a Eagle 2280 camshaft and now need lifters-according to AC.net-the Eagle brazilian lifters are compatible-anyone else have suggestions-hoping to buy locally rather than have them shipped out ...
  Topic: cam for single port bus 1600
THINGONER

Replies: 14
Views: 1816

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:00 pm   Subject: Re: cam for single port bus 1600
I saw this thread when doing a search for the Norris 329s cam-It is claimed that you can use stock valve springs and push rod/rocker arms. Will be rebuilding a dual port 1776 for my VW Thing (dual kad ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1990866.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1990867.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1990869.jpg
Some photos from the tear down looks like ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:47 am   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
Yep I am pretty fortunate-also real close to Wolfsburg West although they do not service VW-just parts. I think what I am going to do is have the short block tore down and then re assemble pistons and ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:32 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
The studs do not appear to be bent-but I have heard of people having to clearance the cylinders even when using 8mm studs-as far as how far I'm going to tear down-it was just going to be a re-ring and ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:31 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
I gave the engine another look over today and the case studs are 10mm and as I mentioned previously the cylinders are binding and not seating against case-I am thinking to try 10mm to 8 mm step down s ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:57 am   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
https://youtu.be/zZmWo5icb_o
Looks like I need to do this-exactly whats happening
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:13 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
Ok yes the cylinders are oriented correctly and the top totally bind-maybe they used the wrong diameter studs?? I will check again tomorrow and see If I can make sense of this-I am thinking that the c ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
lol yes funny you should mention compression ratio-that is about what I had come up with although just a guess sort of I don't know the cc's of my heads yet. Well in any case I went back out and slid ...
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:44 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
ok that explains it-you guys have been a huge help I will update when i get the right parts thank you!
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:40 pm   Subject: Re: Motor-tear down
Thanks for the responses guys-I appreciate it. It looks like from the chart that there is about a 5mm difference in pin height from a to b pistons if I am reading it corectly
  Topic: Motor-tear down
THINGONER

Replies: 16
Views: 802

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 am   Subject: Motor-tear down
So I have a 1776-stock cam and heads-mahle 90.5 pistons,dual Kadron carbs. It has never really run correctly-recently developed a major hesitation on acceleration-I thought it might be related to dist ...
  Topic: Coil voltage/ignition dwell
THINGONER

Replies: 24
Views: 855

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:26 pm   Subject: Re: Coil voltage/ignition dwell
Yep points are tight -.016, dwell at 50
 
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