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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:51 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Crocteau, what is RLR Ron Lumus Racing????
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:54 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Check out CIP1, much cheaper and pre-plumbed. I never seen one mounted in the cabin, always in the engine compartment.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:38 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

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Trying to eliminate oil blow by at the crank pulley. Have an oil stain ring on the deck lid, caused by oil slinging from the crank pulley. Installing a breather box may help this issue... Should it not?


No, it won't solve all of your issues. Since you are pressurizing the intake, you need to create vacuum on the crankcase by routing a breather hose to the inlet side of the carburetor. You will also need to get a sand seal for the crank pulley, but IDK if you can do that for the serpentine drive pulley.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Thanks for the input guys. Jeff, not through the fire wall into the cabin, through the front tin (I called it firewall) to route the hoses to the head covers. I plan on mounting it either on the backside of the fan shroud, or against the firewall behind the shroud.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

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No, it won't solve all of your issues. Since you are pressurizing the intake, you need to create vacuum on the crankcase by routing a breather hose to the inlet side of the carburetor. You will also need to get a sand seal for the crank pulley, but IDK if you can do that for the serpentine drive pulley.
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I read about this today while I was researching my problem. Guys with high performance V8 engines add vacuum to the case to eliminate pressure. Do you recommend adding a T fitting where it comes off the oil filler and add a hose going to the intake/filter? I plan on using AN fittings for everything, I could make the hole bigger on the oil filler.

So how are you guys routing the breather hoses from the box to the head covers? Through the front tin?? Here is the box I got from the classifieds, not sure the brand name...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Are you still running a mechanical fuel pump? If not, there are threaded block off plates to use as a scavenging port.

https://www.appletreeauto.com/FUEL-PUMP-BLOCK-OFF-...bMQAvD_BwE
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

I'd have to remove the supercharger and modify the mount. That is where it mounts, where the old mechanical pump was. Running an electric pump now.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Have the breather box mounted. Hopefully I will be able to get the lid off. 🤔

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Finally gave her a bath... She was filthy.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

I think I said that some times before but I really like color in combination with those matt wheels Cool

I am excited of the first test drive! I hope there will be no major problems Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:52 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

That is beautiful.
Love the colour.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Turns out is wasn't the heat exchanger junction, it was the #2 exhaust port. Found remnants of a previous gasket, zoom into the port, you can see it in the photo. Cleaned it all up, sanded it smooth. I bought some Permatex Ultra Copper gasket maker and will be applying a thin layer around each gasket before tightening down everything.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

doesn't look like it was the gasket failing. looks like there is a piece of a previous gasket still stuck on the head, not allowing the gasket to seal properly in the first place. the surface of the head should be very clean and smooth to get good gasket compression.
i think ultra-copper is not going to hold up well at the head-to-muffler junction.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:03 pm    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Yep. Cleaned the head ports smooth. That piece of gasket was surely the cause. People swear by this stuff... It's a thin layer. We'll see if it holds up. This was more than likely giving me faulty readings on the AFR gauge too. Plan on starting from scratch with the carburetor adjustment. Giving it the recommended cure time of 24hrs before starting it up. Will keep you guys posted.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

I've had good results with these -

https://www.cbperformance.com/product-p/2800.htm

... and these -

https://vwparts.aircooled.net/Copper-Exhaust-Flang...askets.htm

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Thanks for the links Bryan. Will resort to those if needed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:43 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

xzener wrote:
Thanks for the links Bryan. Will resort to those if needed.



Now you just need to flange the heat exchangers/J-tubes & get rid of that hokey-ass, sure-to-leak crush washer/clamp deal.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:10 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

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Now you just need to flange the heat exchangers/J-tubes & get rid of that hokey-ass, sure-to-leak crush washer/clamp deal.


You are right... Planned for the next build.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

Is it possible for a battery to have enough juice to turn-over the engine multiple times, but not have enough juice to fire spark plugs?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: The Aufgeladen Ghia Reply with quote

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Is it possible for a battery to have enough juice to turn-over the engine multiple times, but not have enough juice to fire spark plugs?


Yes, If you have a high draw from the starter it could drop the available voltage low enough to not fire the plugs. Or there may be a high resistance in the power wire from the front to the coil.

Quick check it to put a volt meter on the coil (+) have someone crank it and watch the voltage.

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