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Old 03-18-2013, 09:30 AM   #31
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I've got a complete SP motor, shipping would be killer though. Aren't there piles of old VW's in Cali?

One would think, They are everywhere till the need arises..

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Old 03-18-2013, 10:22 AM   #32
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I've got a complete SP motor, shipping would be killer though. Aren't there piles of old VW's in Cali?
How about an ADV relay? I'm time-limited in my current location*, but if I got a call this weekend or next I could use my trailer to pick it up in Columbia, MO, and deliver it to Salina or Wichita in Kansas. (Shorter would be better, of course, because that would be a 600-mile day for me.)

*Losing my job at the end of the month, so I'll be joining my wife in Georgia earlier than planned. Good that I'll be with her, bad that I might not have a job yet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:04 PM   #33
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Dude, call this guy..

http://vw-offroadmotors.com/
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:37 AM   #34
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Got a lead on a "Barn Find."







I have a friend who's a Commercial Aviation pilot. He has a friend who has few Hangers full of "Stuff." Has money and is a "Hoarder," But he Hoards cool stuff. This motor was rebuilt for a Bus he owned -could not get details as to exactly what size, the owners comment was 1600 modified, so at least a 1641. Had it in the Bus for a month and then found a "BIG" 140 HP motor bought that and pulled this one and it's sat for 2 years. Drilled for full flow, has oil lines and remote filter, you can see the new Kadron's, Alternator, clutch and pressure plate included...

He's asking $1700, I told my friend to give the man $1500 and the "Hanger" find is mine..

Was also told one of his hangers is full of MOTORCYCLES....something like over 40...NICE. I'll do my best to get some pictures of that stash too.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:44 AM   #35
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"Hanger Find" it is...

Brought it home last night.











Nice.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:48 AM   #36
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Great find,now plug that thing in an tell us how well it runs!!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:15 PM   #37
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AS41 case. Nice. Keep us airheads posted. And if your buddy's friend is in Chino, PM me and we can go check out his bike stash together and have breakfast at Flo's.

And change the thread title from 'rebuilding' to 'swapping'
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:43 PM   #38
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AS41 case. Nice. Keep us airheads posted.
I will, from what I've read this is a good case to start with.. Motor was in a bus..you can see all the shrouding and the heater boxes. All gone now. I currently have an EMPI quiet pack exhaust with "J" tubes.. Might upgrade to Tri-Mill system with the up swept exhaust pipes instead of J-Tubes running under the push-rod tubes.. Since it's an open convertible I don't want it creaming loud.

Look at the clearance with the very THICK Gene Berg cover... looks too close and they had to "modify: the lower tin to barely clear the pulley. I just called Berg on this and he said that might be a "Melling" pump and his cover...







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And change the thread title from 'rebuilding' to 'swapping'
True..
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Old 03-21-2013, 02:52 PM   #39
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That motor looks good, if he was willing to spend the money on those good name parts the rest is probably good stuff also.


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Old 03-21-2013, 05:10 PM   #40
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Good find! Decent enough price! Adjust the valves, check the compression, and slap that badboy back in, and don't look back.. hell.. skip the fuel injection for now... you have all the hardware you need for a solid rig for hundred thousand miles.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:43 AM   #41
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and slap that badboy back in,
Well.... The new motor is known as a 12v and my trans is a 6v.

What the means is the flywheel is larger 200mm as opposed to 180mm..meaning there are more teeth (larger diameter) and we have fitment issues with the trans bell housing and the starter.

Combine that with the current transaxel being almost 50 years old and tired, now would be the opportunity to get a rebuilt late model 12v transaxle....



One thing leads to another..

Thinking of what's known as a "Pro Street One" build..

Super Diff
Aluminum Side Cover
Welded 3-4 Hubs
Hardened Keys


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Old 03-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #42
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Old 03-27-2013, 07:19 AM   #43
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Well.... The new motor is known as a 12v and my trans is a 6v.

What the means is the flywheel is larger 200mm as opposed to 180mm..meaning there are more teeth (larger diameter) and we have fitment issues with the trans bell housing and the starter.

Combine that with the current transaxel being almost 50 years old and tired, now would be the opportunity to get a rebuilt late model 12v transaxle....



One thing leads to another..

Thinking of what's known as a "Pro Street One" build..

Super Diff
Aluminum Side Cover
Welded 3-4 Hubs
Hardened Keys


Or.....Get out the air grinder and safety glasses ! Not that bad of job, VERY helpful to have a 200MM flywheel to test fit along the way !
Swap out the starter bushing and starter then You're good to go !
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:38 AM   #44
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Or.....Get out the air grinder and safety glasses ! Not that bad of job, VERY helpful to have a 200MM flywheel to test fit along the way !
Swap out the starter bushing and starter then You're good to go !

I thought about that... the main shaft has a good amount of play, the seal is leaking, the motor mounts are shot, the cradle is bent, It's a 6v trans, it's almost 50 years old....

The thought now is stay with swing, or spend a bunch-a-money and go to a Bus Trans with a nice IRS suspension???

Swing is strong and dependable and can easily be worked on.. and at the speeds I travel off road is just fine...

The Bus IRS set up??? Super trick, tempt me to hall ass and more expensive..

Decisions, decesions...

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Old 03-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #45
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Far cry from the original budget in the first post . Love watching this thread.
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