Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Richard Bickle, Sep 11, 2021.
Used to be Private Message, now Conversation…..
Engine soon to come out .. for the rebuild .. has anyone used this fellow? Or reccomend
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.
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
There is also https://cbbvw.com.au/
……was also going to recommend Mike, however he’s waitlist on engine rebuilds is v e r y l o n g…..
Andrew Dodd at North Rocks. (02)96832184
Doddy is winding down his operation apparently…….
(as told to me by someone who only goes there…….)
That's sad to hear another great vw mechanic to hang up the boots.
I delivered engines and warranty work to him in 1978
he's been around for a long time
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
Wayne's a good pick
Thanks looking that way
Spoke to steve he recommended fritzspeed i then went over there and met him . Hmm
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!!
a 1774 (75 ….76) is a type 1 motor.
Don’t you have a type 4?
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??
Sorry mines a 1600 type 1. Going to rebuild to 1774
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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