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Aloha 71 lowie resto

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Richard Bickle, Sep 11, 2021.

  1. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Used to be Private Message, now Conversation…..;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  2. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Member

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    Engine soon to come out .. for the rebuild .. has anyone used this fellow? Or reccomend Screenshot_20211020-080512_Chrome.jpg
     
  3. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve been on the beaches for over 40 years now…..never heard of that place as a VW engine shop.
    Steve at Mackellar Sevice Centre would know if he’s reputable. Steve won’t rebuild VW engines but services them and has been in Brookvale forever……would be worth a call to ask.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  4. Richard Bickle

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    ok, will do, i have already seen Steve, ill probably use him to do all the refit of mechanicals etc

    Also There was Wolfsberg Moters in St Peters and
    I saw Murray Brown at Ashfield
    there was also the guy in south nowra Wayne Penrose

    bit further afield but no worries I have a ute and can take there
     
  5. Barry

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  6. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ……was also going to recommend Mike, however he’s waitlist on engine rebuilds is v e r y l o n g…..
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  7. Wayne murray

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    Andrew Dodd at North Rocks. (02)96832184
    As well.
     
  8. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Doddy is winding down his operation apparently…….
    (as told to me by someone who only goes there…….)
    Cheers,
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  9. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    That's sad to hear another great vw mechanic to hang up the boots.
     
  10. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I delivered engines and warranty work to him in 1978
    he's been around for a long time
     
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  11. Richard Bickle

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    Thanks all. Im also looking at wayne Penrose in nowra.
    He was the only one to provide a full written quote .. im still deciding and will list some options pro cons
     
  12. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Wayne's a good pick
     
  13. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Member

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    Thanks looking that way
     
  14. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Member

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    Spoke to steve he recommended fritzspeed i then went over there and met him . Hmm
     
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  15. Richard Bickle

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    So it looks like the 1774 upgrade is best ? Maybe with the dual carb and electronic ignition.. thats following my convo with wayne in norwa. Problem he cant do till feb!!
     
  16. Barry

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    a 1774 (75 ….76) is a type 1 motor.
    Don’t you have a type 4?
     
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  17. Richard Bickle

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    Some more mystery parts
    1. Obviously side trims. Can they be re chromed??
    2. Some flat al strip
    3. Some pole with a strange hook? Rock and roll?
    4. Some painted gal panel. Definitely not orginal?? Screenshot_20211022-122050_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211022-122045_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20211022-122033_Gallery.jpg
     
  18. Richard Bickle

    Richard Bickle Member

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    Type 1
     
  19. Richard Bickle

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    Sorry mines a 1600 type 1. Going to rebuild to 1774
     
  20. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    A 1776 is a good "old school" motor and good for a bus.
    They use 90.5 cylinders

    That said - the later 1916 cylinders (94's) are not as thin as the early ones and is a better motor in my opinion.

    If you are really worried about heat, a set of machined in 1835 cylinders (92's) is best.
    No to be confused with 92 slip ins.

    Cam choice, compression ratio and head work is what really counts.

    Dual carbs add power as well.
    Twin dual throats are best (Weber IDF or preferably Dellorto DRLA)
    I am not a fan of twin singles (Kadrons)

    All depends what you are after
     

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