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  Topic: Breather box help
slalombuggy

Replies: 27
Views: 981

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:55 pm   Subject: Re: Breather box help
Compression tests should never vary by more than 10% across the cylinders. Do a leakdown test but my guess is leaking rings. You do not want to see anything over 3% loss and you'll be able to hear whe ...
  Topic: Weber mixture screw failure
slalombuggy

Replies: 6
Views: 560

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Weber mixture screw failure
The numbers on the side of the affected carb are 40IDF 70SW 30919
  Topic: Factory Starter - High Compression Engine
slalombuggy

Replies: 28
Views: 1650

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:14 pm   Subject: Re: Factory Starter - High Compression Engine
My street buggy has a Miata battery mounted over the front beam. The battery cable is 12 feet of #4 welding cable on both sides as the main ground is the top engine mount/starter bolt. The engines hav ...
  Topic: Connecting rod brand?
slalombuggy

Replies: 8
Views: 638

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Sep 06, 2021 7:51 pm   Subject: Re: Connecting rod brand?
If they are scat imitations would they still be good to use? I was thinking of using them in my stroker build for my’63 bug. It will be mostly all street driven.

Wont know till you measure them
  Topic: Getting in and out of a Ghia after hip replacement
slalombuggy

Replies: 36
Views: 600

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:34 pm   Subject: Re: thoughts about getting in and out of a Ghia after hip replacemen
I had a hip replacement 15 years ago when I was 40. It gave me my life back. I'm a big guy and have driven many SMALL cars since then and never had an issue because of my hip. A Ghia is super easy to ...
  Topic: tube chassis street cars
slalombuggy

Replies: 9
Views: 440

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 10:14 pm   Subject: Re: tube chassis street cars
https://ronlummusracing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/1000x1000.jpg

https://ronlummusracing.com/product/chassis/

Bring your check book full

$4800 for a fully jig welded chassis is a hell of ...
  Topic: Weber mixture screw failure
slalombuggy

Replies: 6
Views: 560

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:54 pm   Subject: Re: Weber mixture screw failure
I'll see if I can get the numbers off of it. I dont have the engine here any more
  Topic: Buying Mahle Pistons outright?
slalombuggy

Replies: 16
Views: 1008

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:59 am   Subject: Re: Buying Mahle Pistons outright?
I have set of AA truforged that have stood up to being beat on in my formerly 12:1 compression engine that routinely saw 7-8000rpm and now are doing yeomans service in that same engine under 10lbs of ...
  Topic: Weber mixture screw failure
slalombuggy

Replies: 6
Views: 560

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2021 5:51 am   Subject: Weber mixture screw failure
Hey guys and gals.

Just a heads up that there is a bad batch of Weber 40mm IDFs that the idle mixture seats could fall out of. Appearantly around 1500 were made before it was caught so if you have ...
  Topic: 1.9 engine runs rich,can it be adjusted
slalombuggy

Replies: 7
Views: 461

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: 1.9 engine runs rich,can it be adjusted
Did you change the O2 Sensor? If its covered in soot its contaminated.
  Topic: Straight cut cam gears
slalombuggy

Replies: 21
Views: 1440

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:11 pm   Subject: Re: Straight cut cam gears
I have a set of C.E. gears in my race engine. Zero runout. Pretty much silent. My CB gears had about .0015 run out, not enough to worry about, they never got tight and were a little loud, which I like ...
  Topic: My Experience Drag Racing
slalombuggy

Replies: 41
Views: 2570

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: Re: My Experience Drag Racing
Congrats on making your dream happen. 👍👍

I tried taking my buggy to the local track, but the head safety guy was a complete dyck. Because it's an open top car, he treated my car l ...
  Topic: CB lightweight pins feedback
slalombuggy

Replies: 8
Views: 1200

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2021 12:29 am   Subject: Re: CB lightweight pins feedback
I've used 2 sets of them with no issues. They were a lot lighter than the supplied pins. I ran them on 9:1 and an 11:1 engines. My current engine had lightweight pins from Wiseco and was 13:1 no issu ...
  Topic: LED indicator lights ?
slalombuggy

Replies: 8
Views: 522

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Sun Aug 22, 2021 9:29 pm   Subject: Re: LED indicator lights ?
I use straight LEDs in my race car, no resistors or extra bulbs. No problems
  Topic: Alternator Voltage Fluctuation
slalombuggy

Replies: 12
Views: 551

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:31 pm   Subject: Re: Alternator Voltage Fluctuation
I have LED warning lamps and no resistors. Everything works just as it should in both cars
  Topic: type 4 and type 1 interchangeable parts
slalombuggy

Replies: 20
Views: 902

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2021 4:42 am   Subject: Re: type 4 and type 1 interchangeable parts
No
  Topic: Building new 2332 engine
slalombuggy

Replies: 13
Views: 603

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 13, 2021 11:48 am   Subject: Re: Building new 2332 engine
Mahle pistons aren't what they used to be. They're heavy, often wickedly out of balance across a set.

In a bus I would use thick wall 92s from AA and an 82mm vw journal crank for as much strength ...
  Topic: Anyone display their car show trophies?
slalombuggy

Replies: 35
Views: 1762

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2021 9:27 am   Subject: Re: anyone display their car show trophies?
I'm to busy driving my bugs to collect trophies Laughing

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/978214.jpg


/\/\/\/\/\ My favorite white tow vehicle /\/\/\/\/\/\. And my favorite place to take ...
  Topic: Coachbuilt? help needed on identification
slalombuggy

Replies: 14
Views: 1190

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:34 am   Subject: Re: coachbuilt?? help needed on identification
Looks like a SAAB Sonnet front end grafted onto a modified T3 Notchback
  Topic: turbo bug
slalombuggy

Replies: 44
Views: 2264

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 10:06 am   Subject: Re: turbo bug
None of the suggestions by Tom are expensive.

8 dowel crank/flywheel, most new cranks come this way or DPR will do it for $55

Solid rocker shafts are cheap, you can even convert your stock one ...
 
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