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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Putting together another 1500cc 36hp engine for a customer and thought I would share some photos.....Enjoy! Mr. Okrasa Cool

Here is the '58 block that I prepped including line-bore, chem. treatment, oil galleys, etc....

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Fresh grind balance 74mm crankshaft, balanced 912 rods and balanced & 8-dowelled flywheel

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Ready to close her up. Notice web clearance extended oil pick-up tube for Berg deep oil sump and spotless case internal.

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Closed up, on stand and flywheel endplay set.

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Chem. treated Berg oil deep sump.

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Deep oil sump installed.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Very nice, would like to ask a couple of questions.
What camshaft did you use?
Did you resurface the flywheel?
What lifters are you using?

Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:19 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

fcampbell356 wrote:
Very nice, would like to ask a couple of questions.
What camshaft did you use?
Did you resurface the flywheel?
What lifters are you using?

Thanks
Frank


To answer your questions in order:

1) I use my own grind. Porsche Super 270*

2) I had Jose @ DPR Performance Cranks & Flywheels resurface, 8-dowell and balance the flywheel.

3) I'm using NOS German 1pc. lifters that I lengthened for stroker motor.

Cheers! Mr. Okrasa Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 12:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Thanks Mr. O,
Sorry, but should have asked the following.

Did you use Porsche or VW main bearings?

What piston & cylinder?

Love your photos.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

fcampbell356 wrote:
Thanks Mr. O,
Sorry, but should have asked the following.

Did you use Porsche or VW main bearings?

What piston & cylinder?

Love your photos.

Thanks
Frank


I use Porsche main bearings.

AA 80mm cylinders that I modify.

Cheers! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply, always like to know.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

That is a thing of beauty.

Any reason why you don't use a counterweighted crank and/or a lightened flywheel?

Please keep the pictures coming. I love your builds.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

GTV wrote:
That is a thing of beauty.

Any reason why you don't use a counterweighted crank and/or a lightened flywheel?

Please keep the pictures coming. I love your builds.


I dont like to use the later C/W 912 cranks as there is a lot of weight spinning within the magnesium block.
Early Porsche 2pc. 1500cc engines use the non-counterweighted crank with great success. I have used
early "A" - "B" cranks and have never had any type of failure so i'm sticking with what works for me.

I like the full weight of the stock flywheel. It dampens the crankshaft impulses and makes for a smoother running engine.
I have a 1300cc Denzel engine in my lowlight Ghia with a full weight flywheel and love how smooth it runs.

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Check out the engine running:


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Cheers! Mr. Okrasa Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:56 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

GTV wrote:
That is a thing of beauty.

Please keep the pictures coming. I love your builds.


I made more progress on the 1500cc 36hp build today.....

I read a thread that the factory valve job on the heads is not as good as it could be so I "touched" the seats with a fine stone.

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Installed 80mm pistons.

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Installed cylinders.

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Installed W.West heads.

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Cheers! Mr. Okrasa Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:24 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

have those heads been ported?


very nice work Joe.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:14 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Beautiful looking motor as always Joe.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

sled wrote:
have those heads been ported?


very nice work Joe.


While the heads appear to have been ported, they are actually "as cast". With the small Solex style carbs,
you can only flow so much air/fuel through them. Porting/polish ports really comes into effect when you
have all the variables: big valve heads & camshaft, comp. exhaust, match port int/manif.,
BIG 40 Weber's / Solex's, high (mild) compression and of course........a heavy foot! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

I love these engine builds as well. Amazing how meticulously clean the parts are.

That Ghia engine is ssoo smooth, sitting there idling.

Nice work!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:22 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

I installed the valve train today. Will install the oil galley plugs, valve covers, flywheel seal and torque.
Should go to the craters on Thurs. afternoon.

Cheers. Mr. Okrasa Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Wow! Nice job Mr. Okrasa!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Great looking engine- what are your projected power out put on that set up?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

I love these threads. I really need to get my garage finished so I can start making progress on my '57!

Thanks for the pictures and info!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

I'm assuming you have a shop Alodine your case and sump...

I was thinking of building up a Vintage Speed style 40HP at some point and having alodine applied.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:27 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

Lingwendil wrote:
I'm assuming you have a shop Alodine your case and sump...

I was thinking of building up a Vintage Speed style 40HP at some point and having alodine applied.


Alodine is for aluminum and not magnesium. Dow #1 is for magnesium. The sump is aluminum but that was treated with a chromate type treatment.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:03 pm    Post subject: Re: 36hp 1500cc Eng. Build Reply with quote

I finished her up today! Check out photos. Cheers. Mr. Okrasa Cool

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