OG 60 Mango

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Mon Feb 22, 2016 7:20 pm

Hey fellas'

Little update, finally getting something done.
Mango sat on the drive way and collected first couple snowfalls, garage was occupied with brewing equipment.
Was never happy with the engine rebuild I did couple seasons ago, rings never seamed to seat in. Pulled apart and the heads proved this, greasy bastards. Took the cylinders into a hotrod shop to get honed and cleaned up. The cheap China hone definitely was not up to par, much to fine and glazed up. This shop specializes in street 1000Hp muscle, the dyno room was going crazy when I showed up. Raaaaad

So.... getting this thing done properly. Mic'ing all the guts and getting the math stuff out of the way. Had the case align bored a while back and just don't have a good feel for the case itself, going to try it again and see what happens. I would like to try a mag case maybe....

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HEY JB!!! You boys have any 'extra' AS mag cases sitting around you want to unload!!??? Kroc is going to take a look a the alum case for now...

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jb » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:54 pm

Sorry bro, can't be letting those things get away from us [-X with new cases up well over a G good used ones are getting fewer and fewer between!

I was actually thinking we hadn't heard anything about this bus for a while.....didn't it suffer some nose damage? Or am I thinking of someone else?

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:18 pm

Ha, all good.... insane costing on these suckers now. Oh well, stick to my aluminum unit.

Yeah, some dick backed into it, still pissed when I look at my bus! Hoping once I get the engine back in, a couple other little tweaks I may dive right into it and fix it up.

Hoping to have all this done and cruise it over the pass for Great Canadian this year. Little camping and mountain biking along the way for an epic week.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby Franz » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:11 am

Make sure that aluminum case has big windows between the cylinders and the center main bearing saddle. They are notorious for being too small. The air in the case has to be able to move from the front to the back easily...or you will get issues with oil foaming and blow-by. Which kinda sounds like your issue.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Tue Feb 23, 2016 9:23 am

Good call, thanks for the heads up. I remember seeing some info on opening that area up, I worked it a bit but I am going to enlarge it even more. Keep you guys updated as this goes.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:02 am

Spring came out of nowhere, time to get moving on this thing. Pulling some late caffeine fuelled nights, plan is to have long block finished tonight.

Hotrod shop dialled in my rod and crank journal clearance, everything fits real nice like. Had to buy new cam bearings, what garbage out of the box these days, took a couple new sets and some old bearings to set things up to spec. Was able to use NOS KS main bearings, I feel real good about this build.

Oh yeah, decided to take the plunge and move up to CSP's german oil pickup tube, what a difference.

End Play Question.... Is the ideal way to just move crank in/out and take measurement as it sits under no pressure? Or is it acceptable to apply minimal pressure to get a more 'firmed' up reading? Seems the shims are never exactly flat true. And yes, taking into account potential flywheel flex. This is based on moving axially on centre of pulley snout and gland nut.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby 70slooker » Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:40 pm

Can't wait to see this old bus out and about!

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby Franz » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:09 am

Nice

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:38 am

Hey Franz - Can I ask what you are using to seal up oil pump these days?

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby Franz » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:42 am

Black silicone. I use silicone on most every gasket. Just a thin layer.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:00 am

Perfect, thanks. Driving by this weekend! By putting that out there in text, I am committed now!

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby silas » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:11 pm

jeffh wrote:Driving by this weekend! By putting that out there in text, I am committed now!


cool bus jeff! it's got neat history and you've done great work resurrecting it and getting it back on the road! wicked!! =D> Smile

70slooker wrote:Can't wait to see this old bus out and about!


hi buddy! nice to see you post up! Smile
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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jb » Mon Apr 11, 2016 12:20 pm

silas wrote:
70slooker wrote:Can't wait to see this old bus out and about!


hi buddy! nice to see you post up! Smile



Yeah Kevin's up in this bitch now too! I liked it better when your screen name was 70'shooker on Airspeed :-$ \:D/ can u change it? Haha

Looking good Jeff! Ya that ultra black RTV is tough to beat! When I check end play I always give it a little pressure to take up the slack between shims before zeroing the dial (I think that's what you were asking?)

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:07 pm

Thanks ya'll

This bus had a long road from up North before I got ahold of it, Suppose it kind of found me. I think near every single bolt has been replaced or touched at some point. Did my best to use most all OG German stuff I could source.

Thanks JB, exactly what I was asking.

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Re: OG 60 Mango

Postby jeffh » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:16 am

Dialing this thing in, finished long block. Dressing this thing up with rest of the junk tonight and plugging it in. Double checked deck on both sides 1/2, and 3/4 to make sure the case was even, something I never did check before - heard some stories on the aluminum cases. Still on schedule to get back on the road this weekend! Pumped.

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