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  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
gimmesomeshelter

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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
25K? Am I missing something?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/8575629.jpg

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: Help with head ID
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 8
Views: 298

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:08 pm   Subject: Re: Help with head ID
Dan-

Are those old or new Pirelli's?

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: Full Flow Oil Line Fittings
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 0
Views: 192

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:08 pm   Subject: Full Flow Oil Line Fittings
Iím trying to figure out which oil fittings I'll need to plum my vintage canister full flow oil filter.

Option 1

Oil pump cover to 3/8 NPT to 1/2 barb fitting...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/fil ...
  Topic: Full Flow Cover with Pressure Relief Valve
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 2
Views: 280

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:50 pm   Subject: Full Flow Cover with Pressure Relief Valve
I see that WW is offering a full flow cover with a pressure relief valve.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1666038.jpg

How beneficial is a pressure relief valve, anyway?

Cheers,
...
  Topic: Denzel "Lawn Chairs"
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 1
Views: 390

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:53 pm   Subject: Denzel "Lawn Chairs"
Were Denzel seats specific to Denzel, or were they used by other car manufactures? They look like glorified lawn chairs. Has anyone ever sat in one? If so, what were they like?

https://www.gtplane ...
  Topic: Buying a 56 oval and need help
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 42
Views: 1980

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:03 pm   Subject: Re: Buying a 56 oval and need help
Here's my short list of stuff to look for:

Are fenders original (ribbed)?

Has it been rear ended (missing H apron, rippled metal beneath fenders)?

What type of shape is the deck lid? May get ...
  Topic: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 11
Views: 640

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
I used 80-1044SP20 in front, but the rears required a custom valve job.

Keep in mind that front 356 shocks are about 1.5 inches shorter than shocks for a VW. That was fine for me because my front e ...
  Topic: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 11
Views: 640

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:36 pm   Subject: Re: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
For the record, Iím currently running Koniís re-valved to 356 specifications. Wink

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 11
Views: 640

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:33 pm   Subject: Re: Koni Classic Shock Absorbers
Regarding shocks, I've tried the following: stock (nice and soft), KYB ("too much coffee" harsh), Koni for a VW Bug (way, way too stiff), and modified Koni's configured like a 356. If I were ...
  Topic: 36 hp lifters
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 7
Views: 360

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:03 am   Subject: Re: 36 hp lifters
I have a set of Blackline lifters I purchased at 5+ years ago. I have no idea if they're still available.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=436011&start=0&postdays=0&po ...
  Topic: 36 hp lifters
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 7
Views: 360

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:05 pm   Subject: Re: 36 hp lifters
These are the only ones I know of:

https://aapistons.com/collections/lifters/products/vw-36hp-2-piece-lifters-type-1-4-porsche-356-912-914-8pcs

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: 36 hp lifters
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 7
Views: 360

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:17 pm   Subject: Re: 36 hp lifters
Yes, they are pricey!

No, they won't fall into the sump as long as you have a camshaft installed. The clips just make installation/removal easier.

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: 36 hp lifters
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 7
Views: 360

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:46 pm   Subject: Re: 36 hp lifters
Here you go!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-356-Pre-A-Forged-Cam-Follower-Set-New-/202174406521

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: Looking for 3D scanning / prototype shop
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 1
Views: 154

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:18 pm   Subject: Looking for 3D scanning / prototype shop
I'm looking for someone who can do some 3D scanning and prototyping for me. Can anyone recommend a shop?

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: 36hp Destroke 64mm carnk
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 5
Views: 550

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:35 pm   Subject: Re: 36hp Destroke 64mm carnk
Why do you want a shorter stroke?

Cheers,

P-
  Topic: "Full Circle 36hp Weber Crankshaft
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 18
Views: 1250

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:15 am   Subject: Re: "Full Circle 36hp Weber Crankshaft
Mr. O'

What's your plan for the crankshaft?

Cheers,

Paul
  Topic: Speedwell Manifold Question
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:10 am   Subject: Re: Speedwell Manifold Question
"How the hell did you get a set of Speedwells?"

I just sent an email to Ray asking when his next batch would be available. I've had pretty good luck buying items from Ray, but he's never ...
  Topic: Speedwell Manifold Question
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 6
Views: 579

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:35 pm   Subject: Speedwell Manifold Question
I just received a set of new speedwell manifolds. The good news is that they were promptly shipped, well packed, and look fantastic! My only concern is that the intake ports are 45-46mm wide. I assum ...
  Topic: Motor Build for 1602cc 36 HP
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 57
Views: 28765

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:12 pm   Subject: Re: Motor Build for 1602cc 36 HP
Has anyone tried using the manifolds sold by Stefi.g to see how they compare to Speedwells? The fit and finish looks good, but I'm more interested in how they flow.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/clas ...
  Topic: Is Dyno Tuning a Good Value?
gimmesomeshelter

Replies: 14
Views: 912

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:59 pm   Subject: Re: Is Dyno Tuning a Good Value?
Before I shipped off my case I gave it a good scrubbing and lightly wet sanded the exterior. The shop plugs all the oil passages prior to blasting, but I'm going to assume that there's all sorts of cr ...
 
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