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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:35 pm    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

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while shopping round

i saw some mufflers at "the thing shop" which were quite reasonable.- like less than $150. Question

depending on your use- it might be time to do it.

once down to the oil cooler- your a few screws away from total exposure.



Just went there and not a muffler in sight- was round "black friday" I saw them- must have been a lost leader- Should have bought one then suppose.



Clip 1 has the muffler for $115- but then want $80 for the 2 tailpipes.- If you can rescue tail pipes - it might work.


Empi makes one for $135.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

I don't know why they don't have it in their exhaust section, or with "muffler" search, but I did find this by googling "VW thing muffler":

http://www.thethingshop.com/POLISHED-STAINLESS-DIVIDED-HEADER-EXHAUST-SYSTEM/productinfo/181DHS-P/

$500! I think I'll try to save mine...

This one, from the same search looks decent, but still $$$.

http://www.jbugs.com/product/181251053G.html?Category_Code=vw-thing-stock-exhausts

Would be close to the same cost as the Thing Shop if I had it powder coated I guess.

I wonder which one is quieter? That would probably be my deciding factor if I bought something new. I'm not one for loud exhaust systems.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 4:05 am    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

saw that 2 piece- "real money" exhaust system like you have so maybe trying to coat your might keep it safe for a while.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:07 am    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

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This one, from the same search looks decent, but still $$$.

http://www.jbugs.com/product/181251053G.html?Category_Code=vw-thing-stock-exhausts

Would be close to the same cost as the Thing Shop if I had it powder coated I guess.

I wonder which one is quieter? That would probably be my deciding factor if I bought something new. I'm not one for loud exhaust systems.

The link above would be the 'quieter' option, as it is basically stock. I have the Tri-Mil header on my vehicle, definitely loud, but at the time I purchased my vehicle, it was the only option outside of using the Type 1 / Beetle 'pea shooter' exhaust system. Plan this year is to replace the Tri-Mil with the stock set up, I have a 1973 Thing.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

Yeah, I suppose the "stock" option is probably quieter, though that also likely depends on whether or not the innards of the "stock" mufflers are the same or similar to factory, as well as what the innards of the Thing Shop mufflers are like.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

So I think for now, I'm going to just drop the engine and reseal it. Maybe I'll get lucky and find that torquing down the heads after doing the pushrod tube seals will bump up my compression on the one cylinder.

However, unless I find something really ugly, I will just seal up the motor and call it good for the summer. It is leaking way too much to be able to drive it this summer without risking further damage. For now, I want to just get it to where I can drive around town in the summer and not worry about that.

It has been a while since I've done much of anything with a Type 1 motor, so I want to make sure I've got everything coming.

I want to drop the motor and replace every oil seal I can without splitting the case. Also will replace the input shaft seal on the transmission.

If I remember my T1s correctly, I'll have to remove the gland nut to do the seals on the flywheel, and the gland nut will have to be replaced, right? It looks like from the pic that the needle bearing is a part of the gland nut. Is that correct?

Does this look like a good shopping list? Is there anything not included in the 1600 oil seal kit I would need? Did I accidentally add anything that IS in the 1600 kit?

Here is my shopping cart so far. Looking for any other suggestions of "while you're in there" stuff I didn't think of. I will add a clutch kit.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Re: My Engine-Need Thoughts, Several Questions Reply with quote

I dont see the seal on the transmission shaft the seal that you have listed is the final drive seal under the cv joints
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