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PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:46 pm    Post subject: 40 horse's of fury Reply with quote

Finally got my vintage set-up 40hp motor in the car!


The engine was built using a 1965 D case 40hp engine block with cam bearings. The D case is the first case to have cam bearings. The crank is stock 40hp (I think NOS) with NOS stock main bearings and rebuilt rods. It has NOS 83mm big bore kit (NPR brand) and rebuilt 1965 square boss 373 casting 40hp heads, new valves, completely gone over and vintage 1960's aftermarket domed aluminum finned valve covers (very rare). The distributor is a blue screamer Bosch 019 distributor (rebuilt) and new German cap and rotor and German spark plug wires. It has a vintage Deitz aluminum duel carb intake from the early 1960's with 2 rebuilt Solex 28 PBIC-1 carbs with 12 volt chokes. The carbs have NOS motorcycle stacks on top of them. The engine has a modified 356 Porsche fan shroud to fit the 40hp VW engine with 356 Porsche carb linkage on the back of it and the restored Fram oil filter. The NOS linkage to the carbs is from a VW industrial engine. Generator is from a 1967 beetle and is 12 volt, The fuel pump and oil pump are NOS. New hoses with clamps, new original fan belt, all engine tins and shroud have been powder coated. Under the shroud is a 356 Porsche oil cooler for better colling. Mr. Wob's stainless steel "Abarth" exhaust.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice looking build. It would look even better with a small diameter 12V (porsche) generator. Do you have airfilters for it for when you want to really drive it? How does it perform?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im about to put a porsche generator stand and oil filler on it. I have not had the chance to run it yet but as soon as I get power back I will get it going (lost power from the hurricane) The velocity stacks have fine mesh grills in them.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a very cool build. I really like it. Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matthew wrote:
...It would look even better with a small diameter 12V (porsche) generator...


If you don't really want to spring for the whole 356 generator, you could probably get away with using the 356 generator pulley. The other benefit to that is that the 356 pulley is a smaller diameter which spins the fan a little faster. Takes slightly more power but aids cooling.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will this be at bugout? i woul like to take some pics of it for my senior project.
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10 inch narrowed beam

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice build!

But don't ruin the engine by running simple mesh 'airfilters'. Those screens are only used to keep the engine from inhaling rocks, squirrels, and small children, NOT for filtering sand, silt, and larger micron abrasive particles from the air.

Have you considered finding a pair of period filter housings that would allow you to run modern filter medium, be it K&N or similar? Maybe a pair of early Mann or Knecht filters from a 356, or modified oil bath filters from a 36 or 40 horse motor that have more performance-oriented filtering medium inside - with the airhorns/velocity stacks hidden inside.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

didget69 wrote:
Nice build!

Have you considered finding a pair of period filter housings that would allow you to run modern filter medium, be it K&N or similar?

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here's one solution to this - link
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

skyto wrote:
didget69 wrote:
Nice build!

Have you considered finding a pair of period filter housings that would allow you to run modern filter medium, be it K&N or similar?

bnc


here's one solution to this - link


Very nice solution! And it carries a period look...

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jake: Im trying like hell to get it done for bugout! Gonna be some late nights this week! I like the filter ideas, I have been debating getting the old school style elbows from an austrailian carb setup i've seen. Cant remember the name of them though.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weren't they just some ghia elbows? The Australian setup you may be thinking of were actually curved intakes using side draft carbs. These used a regular thin line air cleaner.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WW sell the elbows, not cheap though: http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=111129615OK
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

some others that are more http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=902878
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the motor timed, and carbs sync'd. Ran nice for about 10 minutes then locked up. Tore it down today to find the head of #4 exhaust valve halfway through the piston.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Damn Joe.....that sucks! Get that junk fixed.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rezidu wrote:
Damn Joe.....that sucks! Get that junk fixed.
Got a set of 83 mm big bore pistons laying around? Haha
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

joebug1956 wrote:
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Damn Joe.....that sucks! Get that junk fixed.
Got a set of 83 mm big bore pistons laying around? Haha


Mr Motorhead is the Big Bore expert around here...he'll have some. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

got some pistons on the way. Should be running by the weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What was the problem? Deck height too close? Connecting rod come apart? Just wondering cause I'm building a very similar setup right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder the same thing. How does a rebuilt engine with "new valves..." have a valve "head" break loose in the cylinder and imbed itself half way through the piston in 10 minutes of running???
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