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Post by fluxcap on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:21 am

That's great. Congratulations!

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1962 ragtop beetle
1966 camper bus - Bocephus
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:24 pm

Here are the pictures:

Brianna Isabella Beard
Born via C Section at Cobb Hospital on Friday, September 12, 2008 at 8:27 am.
5lbs 11oz
18.5"

Here I am holding my little girl:





Brianna kissed by her mommy.

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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:17 pm

She is beautiful. Congatulations again and we can't wait to meet her. Have a good
weekend and enjoy the time with your family.
God bless
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by 39coupe on Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:38 pm

Congrats Jason.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:44 pm

And he even had on a dub shirt.........

Congrats!

I know a great photographer Very Happy
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Post by Clyde on Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:50 am

She's beautiful! Congrats and enjoy this season in your life. They're only little once. My 12 week old girl farts in Church like every Sunday tongue Gotta love it.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by daltondragger73 on Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:50 pm

CONGRATS BRAVO!!! my wife is ready for #2 and she wants a girl so we will see
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Tue Sep 23, 2008 1:55 pm

Washed my car for prep for Bugs at the Branch but didn't go because my wife did not feel recovered enought yet. I also added rear tall gravel guards.





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Post by EngineerTEN on Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:00 pm

Continental 155/60R-15 74T SMT B (ContiProContact) vs Firestone 135R15

The Continentals are about 1.5" smaller in diameter and has about 2 inches more road contact than the 135R15. Both tires are new.


The lip that prevents me from putting the whitewall inserts on the Continetals.
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Post by 59suicide on Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:39 pm

Looks great, can't wait to get mine that clean Cool Beautiful little one congratulations, I remember when mine was that tiny, now shes 3yrs 9mon and all over the place
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:39 pm

I finally got the white walls on the car yesterday. I really like how it looks.

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Post by 69panel on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:35 am

Looks awesome. It's a blue and white little jewel. I just noticed the doors have been changed to suicide. Did you do the doors?
They look factory.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:22 am

When I got the car the doors, paint and interior was done. Everything else I have done myself.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:08 pm

Test to see if the forum is Blackberry compatible.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Sat Dec 13, 2008 6:10 pm

Sweet! It is!
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:00 pm

I took the engine out and to see what where the oil leaking was comming from since the breather did not fix it completely. Found leaking from the oil cooler seals and the rear main seal. That is not the worst of it. After getting the flyweel off I found that someone working on this engine previously coated the the bell housing with some kind of hard substance. I don't know what the heck it is. The only reason I can think that someone would do that is to fix cracking - the wrong way. See pic below. So - I am going to scrap this case for sure and get a new or good used dual-relief case.

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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:05 pm

Shocked WTF?
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed Dec 24, 2008 10:41 pm

That is crazy! Shocked It looks like JB Weld. I just don't understand what people are thinking sometimes.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by EngineerTEN on Sat Dec 27, 2008 1:13 am

Thought I would share some pictures of the repair work that I have to do to restore the doors back to normal.

This is where the PO welded in the parts for the striker. Good thing he left some original marker points that I can use to get the new metal welded in correctly.


This is where the PO put the top hinge on the B Pillar. Below it is where the striker goes.


This is where the PO put the lower hinge.


I went out to Hurrels last weekend and marked metal on a '62. I'll be picking up the sectons next week sometime.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Sat Dec 27, 2008 2:31 am

While looking for a replacent shortblock, longblock or case - I ran accross this ad on the Samba. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=712560 $100 for a shortblock? What a deal. I cruized up to South Carolina today (yesterday by the time this is posted) and met with Randy Snow. Super nice guy who works on all kinds of VWs. Has a decent beetle graveyard and a huge selection of restoreable beetles.
Here is the info from his card:
Snow's Bugs & Buggies
Vintage & Custom German Air Cooled Cars, Parts and Service
Buy, Sell and Trade
Randy Snow
(864) 978-0673
snowhwk@aol.com
Hopefully we will see him on here - I forwarded him a link to the forum.

Anyways - Randy offered me a Mexican AS41 shortblock that he did not have listed in the ad. He told me that a guy rebuilt the shortblock and was have trouble getting it to turn over. I looked it over, the case looked new - as in never run - but dirty. Crank and lifters looked new. Crank and rods looked new. I went ahead and took it. I figured worst case, the align bore should fix any binding issues if that is where the problem is. Afterall, I am only after a good case. I made some very pleasent discoveries once I got the case home that I will detail in the pictured below. I do have some questions, so please take a minute to post a reply and discuss.

Here she is, the new case at home. It's a bit dirty from sitting in a workshop.


This is what appears to be a New Mexican AS41 case. Notice that there is no wear on the lifters.


Here is the front view. See the arrow on the bottom right - I am told this indicates that the case was drilled for full flow.


The case has case savers and 8mm studs. The arrow shows where the stud is deep studded.


The bellhousing. Looks like the case has been filled behind #3 (right) to resist cracking.


The bottom of the case.


Nice tight rods on the crank. New honed bushings for the piston pins.


This is where I discovered what the problem was with this build and started to get excited. When I got home, I attached my flywheel to the case to see what Randy was talking about with the crank no turning. Sure enough - it would not budge. While researching cams for this build, I read about compatibility problems between cams and oil pumps. So decided to check that out. Once I got the plate off the oil pump, the engine spun freely. Yay!!! I put it back on and tightend it up and it would not budge again. So, I pulled the pump all of the way out to inspect the mating with the flywheel. First thing I noticed was alumnium shavings on the cam bolts. I turned the pump over and I could see there the bolts were comming in contact with the back of the oil pump. Between the orange lines, you can see where the cam bolts were dragging accross the back of the oil pump. Easy enought to fix by filing, using a spacer or changing the cam bolts for the recessed allen bolts.


You can see from this picture between the orange lines where the bolts came accross the back of the fuel pump. There are metal fragments there. In the red circle is the stamp where the person who did the grind stamped the cam to indicate the grind. On the shaft is stamped CWC C-2 D-4 K-21. I did some research and the later stamp marks indicate a CWC provided unground cam blank - which is shere Scatt, Empi etc get their blank stock from. The 285 indicates that this is probally a Scatt C35 cam - I would love to get conformation on this. If this is true, then the case may have already been machined for a 1776. I'll check that when I get up in the morning.


If the case does have a C35 cam and is already cut for a 1776 then I am still going to split the case and clean out all of the dibris that got into it while sitting in the shop. If not, then I am going to get a cam and then have the case cut for the 1776 and clean the case. Thanks again Randy for the great deal and giving me a head start on my engine rebuild.
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by Clyde on Sat Dec 27, 2008 8:35 am

Looks like a great deal! The cover on the bottom right doesn't mean it's been full flowed. That's the type 3 oil filler block off. It's a universal replacement case that could be used for type1, 2 or 3. That little cover can be drilled and tapped for your oil temp sender if you're using gauges.

You've got the wrong oil pump. That one goes with a 4 bolt cam, I believe. You need an early three bolt one. Easy fix!
Bargain of the month!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Dec 27, 2008 10:27 am

Looks like you got a good deal. Clyde is right though, that is an oil filler block off not full flow and that is the wrong pump for it. You don't want to file or shim it to get it to fit. Just get the right pump and you will be fine.
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Post by EngineerTEN on Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:05 am

Update on the case after inspection.

I check the measurement on the case for the piston sleeves and found it is still stock size - uncut. So I am going to have it cut for a 1776. I cracked the case open this afternoon to see what was inside. It has all new lifters, new cam, rebuilt crank and rods as well as all new bearings. I pulled out the crank and cam to prepare it to go to the machine shop and found that the the case was not aligned bored before all the new stuff went in. The saddles were grooved pretty bad. The bearings were all STD size which is good. The case has not been machines before. So, I am going to have the case aligned bored.

Questions

It is necessary to have a 8 dowel flywheel for a 1776?
Can I resurface my stock flywheel with emery cloth or is is necessary to have it machined?
Will the 34 ICT Webbers do for my 1776 with a Scat C35 cam and stock rockers?

Thanks,


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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by daltondragger73 on Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:15 am

not neccesary for the flywheel, but highly recomended
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Re: 1960 VW Beetle - Bagged

Post by Clyde on Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:40 am

8 dowel it if you're using a Kennedy clutch and want to chirp the tires now and then. I'd use Kadron carbs with Scat linkage, but that's just my opinion. Have you looked into what compression ratio works best for the C-35?
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