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FranzParticipantDecember 26, 2022 at 6:48 pmPost count: 5386FranzParticipantDecember 25, 2022 at 9:35 pmPost count: 5386
Yep, red loc-tite on the glad nut. I know it’s controversial, but I’ve never had one come loose, and a good 1/2” impact gun will break it free when you want it to come apart. I also like to use an impact to install the glad nut.🤫
8 dowel crank/flywheel seems to have less problems with the glad but coming loose too.FranzParticipantDecember 23, 2022 at 10:02 pmPost count: 5386FranzParticipantDecember 23, 2022 at 9:58 pmPost count: 5386FranzParticipantDecember 22, 2022 at 7:15 pmPost count: 5386
Drllled and spot-faced the backside of the rear drums for 7/16” studs to match the front disc brake kit. Press-fit .010” on the studs and a couple of tig beads to prevent them from spinning.
Notched spring plates for cal-look lowered stance. What do you think for tires? Like a 205/70 rear and 145/80 front?
Ready for a paint session tomorrow. What color? Gloss black?FranzParticipantDecember 21, 2022 at 10:21 pmPost count: 5386
I gathered up some missing brake parts and prepped for a sand blast session. The new/clean Empi torsion arms lended themselves nicely to tig welding the end caps, and a little profile work on the seams/casting numbers.
Pat painted the hood and decklid earlier.FranzParticipantDecember 21, 2022 at 9:51 amPost count: 5386
I would have the case opened up for larger pistons. Its cheap power. I think a 1776cc(90.5mm x 69mm), single port heads (because the intake doesn’t have boots to fail) with stock 30pict1 carb, 8:1 compression, engle 100 cam, and a single quiet pack exhaust will run really good for a long time and not need much attention.
If he wants to spend money on a crank CB Performance has a 69.5mm counterweighted that will drop in with stock VW rods and works well in the combo above.
Or he could go with a 76mm stroker crank and chevy journal rods to make the engine larger….but larger engine will need a bigger carburetor to take advantage of the size. So you’re back to dual weber’s/linkage or a single weber(which won’t fit very well with a decklid). I suppose a guy could put a 76mm crank into a stock case with 85.5mm pistons and run a stock carburetor…but I think it would be easier/cheaper to open the case & heads for 90.5mm….A small stroker build will need shims under the cylinders to get the deck height correct, which causes problems fitting tin/intake/exhaust.
Black Line Racing in Idaho has setup Holly sniper EFI on a VW engine, but I don’t know anything about it.FranzParticipantDecember 21, 2022 at 9:34 amPost count: 5386
Yeah I think so. Good way to close-out 2022.
Ron’s baywindow single cab drove away yesterday. I didn’t have a chance to grab any pictures.
We messed up the white lettering on the tires. Ron wanted them facing out, and I didn’t think to mention it to the guys at the tire shop. So, Ron had to run back to the tire shop last night after we got the front wheel bearings and brakes back together.
Also, had a slight brake pull after I changed the greased-up brake shoes. We had a broken set of shoes on the shelf, so I only changed the one side that was soaked. Mistake. I will order a new set and have Ron come back so that I can change both sides.FranzParticipantDecember 20, 2022 at 9:20 pmPost count: 5386FranzParticipantDecember 20, 2022 at 9:17 pmPost count: 5386FranzParticipantDecember 19, 2022 at 6:49 pmPost count: 5386
The 4.5” wheels fit much better on Ron’s truck. I was able to go for a test drive, the front brakes still had a pull….so I pulled the drums and found the passenger side was covered in grease…looks like it blew out of the seal? Also, the outer bearing on the driver’s side show signs of rust. I think we should do the outer wheel bearings, wheel seals, and a set of brake shoes.
The drums look to be in good condition, I can clean and re-use them.
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