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72 Bus bits in progress

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by omelette81, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Been working hard and am now in the final stages of quite a few projects.
    Shafts and gearbox almost finished. Engine just need heads and barrels slotting on and various other bits in the meantime. Awaiting some updates on the bodywork soon so will add as it comes in and start putting some photos up shortly of the before and after of my progress.
     
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    Gearbox pre work and during
     

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  3. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Engine Pre work and during next steps soon
     

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    Shafts during, no before haven’t found a pic but you can probably guess pretty dirty greasy and definitely a little bit of rusty.
     

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  5. omelette81

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    So New heads purchased (Thanks Vw Heritage on sale) preceded to assemble top end bought out the old torque wrench. Tested spring and loaded and unloaded to set Torque 7Lbs ft.
    First nut in sequence
    TWANG!!!!!!
    Next nut
    TWANG!!!!!
    Cease any more nuts

    Tested Torque Wrench in Vise could not get it to click even when I almost ripped the vise off the bench.

    Two perfect alloy threads removed with head studs. Bu@$er.

    Helicoils skills to ready.
     
  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried Time-setts?

    Much stronger
     
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  8. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    One of the torque wrench's we have here,on low torque settings like what you are doing you have to manually set the tang over on the torque wrench to get it to clip over as you are torquing,each time you are doing it. The other one we have is a push button and you need to push the little button in each time. I've heard people that have broken bolts due to the lack of setting the torque wrench to be able to torque at a low setting.
     
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  9. omelette81

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    Never heard of the Time-serts before but just watch a vid and same principle though.
    If I ever had a problem with a helicoil or was in doubt I just replaced thread from scratch.
    Process below
     
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  10. omelette81

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    Handy Tip
    Threads stripped find the next size bolt up and tap the hole to that size, if under pressure loctite that bolt in place.
    Now cut bolt flush and make smooth so it looks like flat surface. Centre Punch where new thread needs to go and drill and tap to original size.
     
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  11. omelette81

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    Engine Built
    Now for the ancillaries.
     

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  12. omelette81

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    Tinware in progress
     

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  13. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Originally you had a single port motor,pulled it down to the short block and put new barrels and heads which are know twin port.The tinware that goes over the barrels heads are single port tinware.
    If this is going into a 72 as the rear tin wear looks like it it out of a earlier model :rolleyes: 72 tinware normally wraps around more towards the front of the engine,about half way down the side of it.
     
  14. omelette81

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    Yes your on the money. I got another engine with the van which turned out to only be a 1200 so I couldn’t get the stroke and barrel size to go where I wanted with power. I found a 1600 block(Beetle Style) and crank so used that and ended up getting new heads (originals were too far gone cracked), barrels and pistons to make it 1700ish. Also Tinware has have to been modified to do the Job as it was off the 1200 motor so been fun but very close to completion.
     
  15. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You got 1200 tin to fit a 1600??????
     
  16. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    1600 twin port tin ware that goes over the barrels and heads. I can also show you the tinware that goes behind the motor and wraps around the motor towards the front.
    813.jpg
     
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  17. omelette81

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    So far with some mods, but all pics will help to make sure I’ve got it right.

    Cheers @Wayne murray
     
  18. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Most of the tin ware needed.There is a few that aren't in photo,main ones you need are the back one, front one and engine bar.
    178.jpg 180.jpg
     
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    If you need any 1600tp bits give a yell.
    Beetle motors so not sure what fits.
    Have a 1600 to late bay rear tin.
     
  20. omelette81

    omelette81 Active Member

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    Great cool, looks a bit different to mine yes but same fitment area.
    Just missing an engine bar I think I’ve got rest in my box of stuff ready to go, any chance @cbus?
     

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