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  • John Jones
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    You guys will get the fun part after Franz does his magic.. 😎

    Franz
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    Magic haha. More like rigging a bunch of junk together.

    Joe Ruiz stuff is always the nicest. I’m excited to see the engine.  Is this the one he calls “1500cc hurricane”?

    Pete
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    Magic haha. More like rigging a bunch of junk together. Joe Ruiz stuff is always the nicest. I’m excited to see the engine. Is this the one he calls “1500cc hurricane”?

    I’m not sure “rigging” is word most would use to describe your attention to the details.  🙂

    Mine is a 1400 (80×69.5) with the AA Performance P/C and WW counter weighted crank.  His 1500 option (80×74) ISN’T inexpensive since he uses OG Porsche cranks, OG rods and P/C’s designed for the early 2 piece Pre-A engines.  He won’t use anything less (I asked) to build that one, and he had a bunch of reasons for sticking to that related to the required machining, fit and longevity of the pieces involved in that option.

    Franz
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    Yo Pete. I just got your Mr.O engine. Pictures in a few after I get it unloaded.

    John Jones
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    L31 delivery!

     

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    Franz
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    Its here. I had to pop a valve cover to compare the AA 1.15 rockers.

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    Pete
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    Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Glad it’s there safe and sound!

    How’s it look?

    Critter1
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    This is awesome! Love the vintage speed looks of the Okrasa 36ers!

    Justin..... that's Justin in Spanish.

    Pete
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    New bling:

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    John Jones
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    Nice caps….8-)

    Jeremy
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    Looking forward to this build. Keep us posted.

    Peet
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    Sweet car!

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    I totally agree John,.. The caps are perfect ,.. Who did it ?

    Pete
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    John Jones
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    Pete…. I bet your 36 based stroker is coming up soon…… 😎  did you see it up on Franz’s bench in that IG video?  I bet you spotted it.. 😎

    Pete
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    Pete…. I bet your 36 based stroker is coming up soon…… ? did you see it up on Franz’s bench in that IG video? I bet you spotted it.. ?

    Haha….yeah, I’ve spotted it lurking back there in a few updates.

    I appreciate it….I’m ready.  The current motor smokes soooo bad now.

    Franz
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    Lets do this Pete!

    I’ve been thinking about your carbs today. I think we should go with 36 dells. You probably want originals eh? We need to locate some. The set I though we had are spoken for.

    Also on the oil cooler. I am not 100%, but I think the aluminum porsche type will fit.

    https://www.ebay.com/i/132479796454?chn=ps

    Just rounded up stuff to get going. I think we have everything. How about Porsche linkage? I have $400 into this junk.

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    Pete
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    Yeah!

    Carbs – agreed on the 36 Dell’s; I think (hope) they’ll be easier to set up and tune to this motor over the Solex P11-40’s, and probably easier to maintain over the long term.  What are the options besides originals…are new 36’s available?

    I’ll look into the coolers and if that one works I’ll get it on the way.

    Linkage/shroud – if we were going the Solex route then I’d definitely want the Porsche shroud, but with the Dell’s let’s see if the weld-on Okrasa style linkage I sent is usable.  You may as well keep the Solexes and shroud/linkage together for a larger displacement vintage speed motor….like for Tom’s vert maybe?

    Franz
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    Hmmm tom’s car is an idea. Maybe not. Save it for my 52.

    Empi Dellortos are good. I have installed some. I could dress them up in alodine or something?

    Pete
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    Hmmm tom’s car is an idea. Maybe not. Save it for my 52. Empi Dellortos are good. I have installed some. I could dress them up in alodine or something?

    I don’t doubt that the EMPI’s are great functioning carbs, but I’ve sourced other NOS stuff for this build so I’m not sure I should punt and go with new repop on the carbs.  Quick searches for 36 DRLA’s….let me know if anything looks attractive, or I can keep looking:

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    BBWB
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    Hmmm tom’s car is an idea. Maybe not. Save it for my 52. Empi Dellortos are good. I have installed some. I could dress them up in alodine or something?

    Dan has some 36’s on the ‘Naked Stroker”.  Already has the smallest venturis too. Maybe you could persuade a trade for some new repop 40’s.

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    Pete
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    Thanks Ben….yeah, I’m down for buying/ trading for a set of 36 DRLA’s if anyone has some in decent shape they’d like to part with.

    Jb
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    IDA’s IDA’s IDA’s ?????

    Pete
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    John Jones
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    I don’t think Weber ever had 36’s?????

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