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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm building a 1527cc engine. I'll be using a Beetle 1300 1972 engine case (AB code). Crankshaft 82mm, bore 77mm. I need help choosing the right parts to make it all work, I have no other parts at the moment. Please suggest which bits you would recommend.
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Disclaimer! I am a complete novice mechanic with no training or experience and I hope I'm sharing useful and accurate info on what I've learnt. However there is a good chance I may have got things wrong. Please feel free to correct me and i'll edit the post. Hope this might be useful to people...
  3. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
    Install Piston Rings Safely with our Piston Ring Installer RRP: £8.17 40% OFF - NOW ONLY £4.90 At last it's easy to install and remove piston rings with this amazing little Piston Ring Installer - No more over expanding rings. Suitable for most passenger car and light truck rings (piston...
  4. Chat/Discussion
    Does anyone in the Surrey area rebuild engines in there spare time? i do not have the know how and funds for a engine builder, so was wondering if a fellow dubber could help me out?
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Decided I fancy building myself an engine from scratch, so thought a photo documentation of it might be helpful to others at some point and hopefully those who know what they are doing won't mind casting an eye over it and pointing out my mistakes. Have done plenty of top end rebuilds however...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi, i'm just partially rebuilding my 1641 engine and i came to the bottom pulley and i can push it in and out about 2/3mm and its the same on the fly wheel (when i push the bottom pulley in, the flywheel gets pushed out...)? surely this is bad? is this end float?:confused: thanks, jimmy :hangloose
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    right ive sold my kidneys and liver.... how does the following sound? would you change anything? add anything? all new cb forged 76 crank fk8 cam h beams 1.4 rockers 94 b&p`s as41 case oil filtered & cooler twin dells 40`s matched to engine size 009 with petronic ignitor thingy speed shop...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, i've just started putting together a new engine (1955cc) and the crankshaft and cam spin fine in the case until I fully tighten the six main nuts on the crankcase and then the crankshaft siezes and is unable to spin. All the bearings are located on thier dowels and are (appear?) to be in the...
  9. Chat/Discussion
    Just wondering if anybody has had any work done by Air speed uk as ive been in the Bournemouth area and into my dubs for years and have never heard of them.And with as bold a statement as the UKs leading aircooled engine builders can anyone enlighten me to who they are and where theyve been?
  10. Chat/Discussion
    does anyone know any good sites with info on the changes to the porsche aircooled motors through the years? I've revently got a job building mostly aircooled, but some watercooled porsche engines for mainly very fast road/race cars and want to learn all the porsche codes for different engines...
  11. JG54 Cal-Look/Performance/Racing Forum
    Hypothetically speaking ...... If I was to buy an engine a bit at a time, what major parts should I be looking out for ? I'm looking for advise on what material/manufacturers to look out for It would be for a bug kabrio, weekend/sunny day use only The reason I list these sizes is that they all...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    What would be the best dizzy to use? Vac advance or 009? I'll be more than likely running twin dell carbs. Also, vwheritage offer repro vac advance dizzys for just under £50 are they any good? Thanks, Adrian
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