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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by svs, Mar 1, 2013.
Interesting thread, nice looking bug. Subscribed
Pulled the motor Saturday and took it to Jeff at Pierside Parts. He's the manager and helping with parts, build ideas and assembly of the long block.
RIMCO will be doing the machining as needed. Jeff kept a credit on the books for me from July 2011. I bought an EMPI 30 PICT-1 from him and when installed it leaked fuel at the throttle shaft. Build quality with Empi carbs are suspect, he knew this returned the Carb. When I returned the Carb I told him the motor was coming apart and I was going to rebuild but it would be a year at least till I wanted to return to the project.
He said he'd keep the credit on the books and come back when ready. Well sure as shit he was true to his word and I have $200 credit going into the $2500 I'm starting with... I mentioned the 1915 with single port heads and 30 PICT and he said nope, others in the shop agreed also not the way to go..
Told him I wanted a single carb set up for a variety of reasons. He asked If I had interest in Fuel Injection?
Said the kits are complete and it can be run with a single center throttle body. He knows the supplier and the kit is built to conform to the motor specs after we determine that... An interesting idea I'm entertaining. Need to learn more.
Pic of a lonely trans in need of cleaning, new motor mounts and a rebuilt motor bolted up....
FI is the way to go!!! There are megasquirt kits out there.... It would make an easy conversion with Mexican FI kit.
I would want it for reliability, fuel economy, drive-ability in various altitude and atmospheric conditions... sounds intriguing.
Help to modernize an old vehicle. I'm going with the highest Amp/Watt Generator available and I also hope to modernize the vehicles electrical system.
so you are doing the FI? Mario at shoptalkforums sells the component kits:
http://www.diyautotune.com sells the megasquirt...
Not sure... I have to learn more..Jeff at Pierside said he has a supplier, might be the same person.
Thanks for the links..
It will probably be the same person.
Took the cases to RIMCO and just found out the Center Main bearing is collapsed.
Son of A......
So. Any all Ya'all got a motor? What I need is more money.. The correct amount of Money makes this an easier project....
It'll come together... to be continued...
I've got a complete SP motor, shipping would be killer though. Aren't there piles of old VW's in Cali?
Yeah, in many paoples garages in Santa Cruz.....
One would think, They are everywhere till the need arises..
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.
Dude, call this guy..
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.
"Hanger Find" it is...
Brought it home last night.
Great find,now plug that thing in an tell us how well it runs!!!!
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'
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...
That motor looks good, if he was willing to spend the money on those good name parts the rest is probably good stuff also.
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.