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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the motor stand was cheap and well worth the money. this was the bench top model i welded to a upright. funny thing is i have been going through that old article as well and found 1 interesting oversight so far and that was concerning tightening the perimeter case bolts no mention anywhere i had to go after the bentley for the torque.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

had a chance to get the top end assembled yesterday

heads cleaned and valves oiled
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everything chased,streched and oiled
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passenger side first
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drivers side next. special note do not assemble tilted up like this it is a great way to drop a rod circlip straight into your case....like i did
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all torqued down. i put on a degree wheel for adjusting the valves and setting static timing on the bench
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i did it all with the garage door open for inspiration
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lookin good keep em coming!

You're gonna have this thing on the road before Thanksgiving easy.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject: rocker arms Reply with quote

When you put the heads on were the rocker arms already installed? I am puting together a 36 hp that was a basket case and I guess you back off on all the adjustments as the arms were in pieces. Thanks Question
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Schwing wrote:
Can I ask you where you got your engine stand? And approx how much? Worth it or is a shop bench ok if thats all I have?


The roll around stand from HF is decent for the money, but put one of these on it:

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I had this setup on my recent 36hp build and even ran the engine on the stand to do the initial break in, which was nice. Very convenient.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got a little more progress finished up the valve train install all adjusted and sealed up. in the process i reset the dizzy drive gear to get the position i want the body to have with the timing set.
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i started emtying boxes of deep storage parts to first and foremost see what is there and see how it fits
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Stuff Slow36hp -- thanks for sharin'! Really enjoying the pics!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott
I was looking at the VW Trends Aug 98 rebuild steps and I noticed Section 2 # 39 it says, "At the six main case studs apply sealant, the paper washer, metal washer, and nuts."
I also noticed that in your build you have the paper washers.
I bought the WW gasket set and it didn't come with the paper washers which to me seems like it should.

Do you or anyone else know if these washers can be bought separately or if they are even needed? I have the metal washers from when I first split the case but I was wondering how important the paper ones are?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know about these washers for the case studs?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can anyone let me know if these washers are required in case assembly?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep the washers are needed for the six main studs.

havent posted in a bit had a dispute with the highway patrol as my title was the original issue from oregon and registered to the motor and not the vin.consequently they started acting like i stole it. so i had been on a waiting list for a month or so to get inspected. did all that today and will get plates tommorow. funniest part is when i pulled into the inspection area i was asked if i was going to be scrapping this one. guess it makes a real pooor impression on the non volks people. still a ways from running but having a good time
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott thanks for getting back to me on the washers. I figured as much and ended up buying them the other day.

Thats pretty funny about your inspection.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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well everything is good with the state , vintages plates are now issued to the car and the tinkering can continue. anyone have a good source for the large plate frames these need?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man you weren't kidding you DO have to get wrenchin! I haven't done anything for a week myself with family social duties, etc. so I feel like I can tease ya Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made a bit of progress over the last week will get some pictures up tomorrow. I got all my steel lines soft lines and cylinders replaced. Started getting the wiring straight. Painted the floor pans. Reinstalled the interior and started working on cleaning up the pedal assembly.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

floor all nice and dry. the PO had ground and scraped them so i just needed to get something on them
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i got the speedo back in with a cleaned up bezel.
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figured if i had to store the original mats till i get to cleaning them it might as well be on the floor where they belong. the biggest benefit to painting the floors is it got me to remove the pedal assembly and discover the master cylinder push rod pin falling out with no retaining pin
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as part of the back to life plan i had to go through all the dash wiring and verify it with the meter. found some dubious wiring for the wipers that would have created a short had the switch been pulled with the ignition on. i am quite confident looking at it all the PO definately had a problem he couldnt sort out
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so i called it a day with all under hood wiring tested and working. i hope to work on all the lights in the rear tommorow.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fun to watch you make some progress.
Your car is like my twin so even more fun to see it go back together. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is kind of killing me not detailing all this stuff out as i go, but my mission is getting it running and usable and go from there.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey man I can't believe I wasn't following your build thread progress before, I am now! post lots of pics and details as you go.

Looks great.

Maybe I can see it in person one day. We aren't very far from each other.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the tail lights mounted
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after straightening the front clip a bit my release cable tube was twisted enough i took it out to straighten
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got it all straightened up and welded back in cleaned and adjusted the catch in the process
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i started with the front signals as well
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