Pat KKeymasterJune 5, 2019 at 7:29 amPost count: 1134
We will build it if it comes.John JonesKeymasterJune 5, 2019 at 8:17 amPost count: 5888
I didn’t think I had any JD green.. but found some… stuck with what works…. 😎
3rd top end on this motor… thats twice now valve guides failed on me… I had a guy ask me why they don’t screw VW guides in?? I said.. I dunno??? 😎 So what have I done to prevent this??? Nothing really… I feel like my motor is back set up like it was originally, same spacers and shit, same hemi cut heads.. I thought I was lowering my compression, but now I bet my 67cc on the head was a little heavy… 😎 😎 So more than likely I have been running around on 8.5/1 the last year without the hemi cut heads, and not it will be back to were Eddie set it, 7.9…..
I’d like to have this up an running this weekend…. I might have to go for a hippy dip at Orvis…. 😎 would be a nice break in run to ridgeway. 😎volksaddictParticipantJune 5, 2019 at 12:24 pmPost count: 519
I’d a gone with Kubota orange but that’s just me…
Would be good to know what kind of head temps you are hitting, VW was having head problems when they went above 1600cc too… Sodium filled exhaust valves on type 4 heads and they still dropped seats.
Kind of weird that the intakes went first instead of the hotter exhaust. Maybe the factory tolerances weren’t so good.
If we screwed guides in a vw head we’d never be able to get them out to rebuild them, and if the head is getting hot enough to drop guides the seats can’t be far behind.John JonesKeymasterJune 5, 2019 at 1:38 pmPost count: 5888
I’m gonna have to go back to driving 50mph everywhere… 😎 😎 😎 It’s too much money to be rebuilding every year.. 😎
Maybe, I am pushing the limits a tad.. and have stepped beyond… Maybe…. I can’t keep a 2332 a live in a big camper bus that really gets used.. 😎WaynerParticipantJune 5, 2019 at 2:04 pmPost count: 106
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Oil coolers makes a world of difference especially with the high load placed on the motor in a bus. You’re making a cooling system designed for a 1600 to cool a 2332, that’s like a Chevy truck with a 4.3 V6 and swapping in a built 454 V8 big block and expecting the stock radiator be able to keep up. It wasn’t until I started thinking outside the box that things began falling into place with temperatures and longevity. Ditch your breast tin also and allow more cooler air into your engine bay.
Also another thing to consider if you choose to slow down is the fan speed, I would assume from 65 to 50 you will have a big drop in rpm.Baja MarkParticipantJune 5, 2019 at 2:23 pmPost count: 368
What about these Kuhlspeed bolt on scoops? Don’t need to drill anything – they bolt through the slots…
Also, type 4 doghouse cooler upgrade and Venturi ring like on 75 on FI engines – been proven to lower oil and head temps… http://www.awesomepowdercoat.com
oh and L21 would have been my vote for the tin (since I know no one cares 😉John JonesKeymasterJune 5, 2019 at 3:41 pmPost count: 5888
I have the type 4 cooler and venturi ring.. But I DO NOT have scoops!!!!!!! Good idea mark….. 😎
So if I bring oil temps down, you think it will also help my head temps??? I feel pretty solid about my oil system.. but.. well…. I have heard people refer to them as OIL cooled….. humm.. it would be easy to add cooler… next your gonna want a bypass for warm up, a cooling fan, relays and a bunch of complicated shit to go bad…… 😎 😎WaynerParticipantJune 5, 2019 at 9:30 pmPost count: 106
My thinking is the motors while air cooled also have oil in the heads picking up/absorbing heat from the combustion process. I believe the oil helps cool the motor with the oil cooler, prob why it’s there.
I’ve built a lot of motors for my bus over the years and every one ran hot and failed prematurely in one way or another. I kept doing the same thing on every new motor trying to make a better motor. On this last motor in my bus I built, I did everything imaginable, all original tight fitting tins (even the Hoover bit) added the Venturi ring in fan shroud, put in the thermostat and cooling flaps (supposedly when open direct more air to the heads), removed the front “firewall” tin, bought the panchito heads, added a 2 qt sump, paid close attention to the compression ratio, jetted carbs perfectly, messed with the timing, new rubber seals in engine compartment. With Everything I did, the coolest I could get it to run measuring on the engine block was 230/235…. I was so frustrated. Then I talked to Mike at lowbugget, he asked how big my oil cooler was, I was like pfft, what cooler. He was certain that was my problem, so I figured what the hell, bought a cooler and fan from him and bought a Mocal thermostatic bypass that attaches to my remote filter mount. Plumbed it all in and drove it. Since then my block is always 190/200 in the hottest heat of summer. I changed nothing else, I haven’t pulled the motor since installing 3 years ago except for recently when I dropped the trans to lift the bus. I assure you, I’m sold on external coolers on big CC buses. Yes, there’s some extra plumbing and wiring involved, but I would certainly do it again on the next build. I know there is prob more than one way to accomplish cooler temps and longevity, but that’s my story. 🤪John JonesKeymasterJune 6, 2019 at 4:51 pmPost count: 5888
Well… I got my girls top end back on her…. Seems to run great, tuned my shit and took care of my Thursday paper work..
Bus is inside… and I plan on having a few things done tonight.. Like, I want to raise the back some.. and get it driving again… 😎 My bumper needs a little love too… well see… but it’s early!!!
So We set Rusty as 22 degree’s… Cole is at 23… and Franz did Wrens a big wopping 25!! Wren.. has it settled down some?? It was a little tip toey looking when you left… about as high as I think you would want one… So…. I’m thinking about shooting for 24…. I’m interested to see what it is when I get the plates off the stops.. I can see some one has had their finger in the pie on the Passenger side….. 8-( looks like they may have mushroomed out the torsion bar…. 8-( I guess I will address that too…. 😎ColeBModeratorJune 6, 2019 at 5:40 pmPost count: 1353
Go big or go home! With all that shit you carry and tow you need to be at 26! Biggest and baddest mother fucker on the block. Or why are you doing it?😎😎 hahaJohn JonesKeymasterJune 7, 2019 at 8:11 amPost count: 5888
I don’t want it all ass up if ya know what I mean!!!! it’s gonna be perfect! My spring plates were set at 20 maybe even 19….. and probably sagging some.. I went to 24.. 😎 I can’t wait to see it on the ground…. ! 😎 I got the engine in after a fucking hour fight wth it… 😎 damn 36 horse engine bays!!!!!! Driving in no time…. 😎 😎 😎
I think a hippy dip is in order…!!!! Maybe a Saturday afternoon cruise to horsefly in montrose?? anyone… anyone… Bueller….. Bueller… 😎 Good food, good beers… good drive, and then awesome hot spring to soak an ailing body in… 😎 and then ANOTHER night in the bus… in beautiful Ridgeway colorado…. 😎 excited to have my camper coming back from apart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Douglas E FreshParticipantJune 7, 2019 at 8:53 amPost count: 116
Hell Yeah John! Hit me up when you leave. Beers and a cruise up to Ridgeway. I have to do some shopping up there anyhow!alykatParticipantJune 7, 2019 at 9:30 amPost count: 371
Thanks for taking time off from this yesterday to bust me out !John JonesKeymasterJune 7, 2019 at 1:48 pmPost count: 5888
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