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  Topic: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected]
rickb67

Replies: 594
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:38 pm   Subject: Re: What do you think about Airkewld? [email protected]
I have purchased several components from Airkewld and I couldn't be happier. One of my best friends is a machinist for a large and well-known company. He looked at my Bad Series brakes and commented o ...
  Topic: 1904 vs. 2005cc
rickb67

Replies: 16
Views: 1592

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: 1904 vs. 2005cc
The heads that I currently have are 40x35.5 with stainless steel valves and heavy duty springs.
  Topic: 1904 vs. 2005cc
rickb67

Replies: 16
Views: 1592

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 7:02 pm   Subject: Re: 1904 vs. 2005cc
It has EMPI 042 heads on it right now.
  Topic: 1904 vs. 2005cc
rickb67

Replies: 16
Views: 1592

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:14 pm   Subject: Re: 1904 vs. 2005cc
So I would need stroker pistons and shorter connecting rods?
  Topic: 1904 vs. 2005cc
rickb67

Replies: 16
Views: 1592

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:09 pm   Subject: 1904 vs. 2005cc
I am thinking of building either a 1904 or a 2005cc engine. I am not at al concerned with gas mileage!

My car is mostly just driven on the street but I would like a little more power than what I cu ...
  Topic: Disc Brake Conversion Question
rickb67

Replies: 2
Views: 522

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2016 7:49 pm   Subject: Disc Brake Conversion Question
I want to change to 2.5" drop spindles with disc brakes up front. I'm sticking with drums out back.

My question is whose set-up to use. I have been trying to compare EMPI vs CB Performance. A ...
  Topic: EMPI Dual 40 HPMX
rickb67

Replies: 16
Views: 2157

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:36 am   Subject: EMPI Dual 40 HPMX
So last summer I installed a set of EMPI 40mm HPMX carbs. I adjusted the linkage several times. Every time I adjust it the car runs great. Take it for a ride and a few miles down the road the linkage ...
  Topic: Engine Noise at Idle
rickb67

Replies: 5
Views: 381

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:43 am   Subject: Engine Noise at Idle
I can actually watch the engine rock. Even the slightest increase in RPM silences it.
  Topic: Engine Noise at Idle
rickb67

Replies: 5
Views: 381

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 9:01 am   Subject: Engine Noise at Idle
I purchased a car from a former member. He sent me a video of the car running and told me that there was a helicopter running in the background. Well the helicopter type noise is the engine. It runs a ...
  Topic: Dual EMPI 40 HPMX
rickb67

Replies: 4
Views: 504

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:30 pm   Subject: Dual EMPI 40 HPMX
Ok. The carbs are adjusted and synced until... I hook up the linkage. It is alright until I hit the throttle and it doesn't return. It will stay at about 2000 rpm. I have no adjustment left on the lin ...
  Topic: Dual EMPI 40 HPMX
rickb67

Replies: 4
Views: 504

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 11:51 am   Subject: Dual EMPI 40 HPMX
I just installed a set of dual 40s onto my 1776. The timing is set at 29 degrees at 3000 rpm which ends up at about 9 at 900 rpm.

The right bank carbs read 3.5 with my syncrometer. The problem see ...
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:03 pm   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
Timing is all correct. Rotor is pointing at cylinder number 1 and it is definitely at tdc of the compression stroke.

I double checked it even after it started a few times. So it has fired up... but ...
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 5:16 pm   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
That's the crazy thing..... NO!
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:28 pm   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
1. Removed dual valve springs. Went to single.
2. Checked push rods... good
3. Set valve clearances.
4. Checked springs.
5. Reset timing with a timing light.
6. Checked voltage at starter... good ...
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:19 pm   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
I guess tonight is checklist time. I'm going to check for coil bind. I did have spark but I am going to check for it again tonight.

Thanks for the suggestions.... I will keep you all posted.
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:00 am   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
I didn't write the specs down, but the ring clearances as well as piston to bore clearances were checked. Probably triple checked to be honest.

Cylinders and all other parts were coated with Lucas ...
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:22 am   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
I installed a cb performance breather box. I have lines coming from the valve covers and fuel pump block off.

I can turn the crank pulley with a wrench.

Yes the heads have dual valve springs. I ...
  Topic: Engine Rebuild Problems
rickb67

Replies: 22
Views: 2062

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2014 7:47 pm   Subject: Engine Rebuild Problems
I recently rebuilt the engine for my 1967 type 1. The rebuild all started because of bad rings. So I decided that while I had everything apart I would do the rebuild with some upgrades.

1. I had th ...
  Topic: Throttle Cable
rickb67

Replies: 2
Views: 433

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:45 pm   Subject: Throttle Cable
Are there any special procedures for installing a new throttle cable? Engine is out of the car so I figured this would be a good time.
  Topic: Major Problem?
rickb67

Replies: 9
Views: 1258

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:21 pm   Subject: Major Problem?
The engine is a fresh rebuild.
 
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