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  • Pete
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    Awesome….thanks!  I’ll let you know when the long block ships.  Maybe a week?  I dunno if the holidays slowed things down but that was the time table I was last given.  I’ll get my box of parts out to you this week if I can.

    Scott Sain
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    Woohoo! Get that heap over here to the Germanaire Motorlounge! That’ll be 5 Ghias over here!

    Pete
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    Few progress photos from Joe. Should be done next Wednesday.

    https://kustomcoachwerks.com/wp-content/uploads/hm_bbpui/6978/5e6ydd9k5n7a5fe36lqp8ozn686zybyt.jpeg

     

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    Jdawg
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    dang Pete, this is going to be AWESOME!

    JWDII
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    Motor looks great Pete! Were you able to find you a case close to your ghia’s birthdate? I have never heard back from the purchaser of that 51! Would have loved to had that car or at least got the motor for your project!

    Pete
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    dang Pete, this is going to be AWESOME!

    Thanks! It’ll be nicer than the car it’s going in! 😀

    Motor looks great Pete! Were you able to find you a case close to your ghia’s birthdate? I have never heard back from the purchaser of that 51! Would have loved to had that car or at least got the motor for your project!

    It’s a May ‘58 motor, same month as my car. Not as close in numbers as the one your friend had….that was within 550….probably built on same day as my original. Would have been neat to build that one but I don’t stress at all about it.

    Pete
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    A little update….

    Been in a holding pattern waiting on valves to be machined.  Clyde Berg replaced the valve seats to accept larger 33mm exhaust/35 intake valves, and he bored the heads for 80mm pistons (stock is 77mm).  Berg sump was chemical treated and installed.  I’m told once valves arrive (hopefully early next week) the long block can be finished in a day.

    heads

    sump

    Franz
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    Joe’s details are over the top. This engine is going to be so pretty.

    Pete
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    No urgency, but when you guys get chance could you let me know if everything UPS shipped made it ok?  They insisted on re-packaging it so I want to make sure nothing got left out.  Should be a dizzy, coil, linkage, Fram, oil lines, plug wires.  Thanks!

    John Jones
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    I think I saw all of it Pete…. Franz opened it up and showed us the goodies..

    Pete
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    Thanks! ?

    Vwsarent4hippies
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    Ready by Farmington??

    Jb
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    Gonna be so slick pete!?

    Pete
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    Is that in May?  Hope it’s done well before then.  Opting for larger valves has been a big hold up, but the long block should be at KCW in two weeks.

    Pete
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    Not that Franz needs any inspiration to do Franz things, but thought this was worth sharing.  I like his linkage setup.

    Pat K
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    Yummy.

    We will build it if it comes.

    tlambert
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    Is that a reproduction case?

    I see it has 1500 super on the case below the generator.

    My favorite John Jones quote:

    sanding sucks my balls and there is no need for any pics.. 😎

    Pete
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    Is that a reproduction case? I see it has 1500 super on the case below the generator.

    I doubt it…I don’t think 25/36’s are reproduced.  Probably started its life as a NOS replacement case like this one:

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1850760

    tlambert
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    Wow $9500. Guy has some nice rare parts.

    My favorite John Jones quote:

    sanding sucks my balls and there is no need for any pics.. 😎

    Pete
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    Wow $9500. Guy has some nice rare parts.

    Listed since Oct 2015.  I think it may be priced like he really wants to keep it. 😀

    tlambert
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    Seems like it.

    My favorite John Jones quote:

    sanding sucks my balls and there is no need for any pics.. 😎

    Pete
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    Soooo close.  This has taken a minute. ?

    Scott Sain
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    Ask him what case sealant that is.

    Pete
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    66beater
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    Already beautiful as a long block?

    us after hours hackshows just trying to “keep up with the Jones’s”

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