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December 18, 2018, 07:27:34 PM

My 2nd Manx

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Reply #30 on: February 19, 2018, 07:11:32 PM
I was quite happy with this area of the buggy compared to my last one. I made an ally shelf hinged at the bulkhead that fixes under the dash with some thumbscrews. I chopped off the ignition barrel part of the 71 column that I had (apologies to any vw purists!) so it made a nice ignition pod tucked underneath, along with the switches. The fuse box is also going to be on the ally shelf, so when I have the inevitable wiring problems from my dodgy wiring it all swings down for access!

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Reply #31 on: February 25, 2018, 10:02:28 PM
Started to lash into the engine, I was glad to find it's a 1641 as the guy I got it from advised. It was leaking at the cylinder base gaskets so I thought I should tidy it up a bit. It has shims at the cylinder base and it seems odd that it only had a paper gasket on one side of the shim. To the engine guys on here- do you put a paper gasket each side of the base shim and do you use any sealant? Cheers!
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Reply #32 on: February 25, 2018, 10:46:24 PM
Ditch the shim and use a paper gasket with a thin smear of wellseal or hylomar.


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Reply #33 on: February 25, 2018, 11:25:36 PM
I thought the shims were used to level up the tops of the barrels?
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Reply #34 on: February 26, 2018, 04:51:07 PM
It depends how bad the barrels are I had to use some for the first time ever on Hughs 2l motor as 2 barrels out of a set of 4 were nearly 1 mm shorter.


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Reply #35 on: February 26, 2018, 07:06:27 PM
I think the shims on mine are setting the deck height- if I took them out the pistons would hit! I will definitely use the blue hylomar, thanks Snoopy. I ordered a gasket set and some extra base gaskets.
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Reply #36 on: February 26, 2018, 08:17:04 PM
I'd just fit the shims with a smear of Hylomar and omit the gaskets.
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Reply #37 on: March 06, 2018, 07:42:15 PM
Cleaned up the crankcases in this beast- saved using the dishwasher at home!


Case buttoned up. New shells, other than that was in good condition! Shouldn't leak now, hylomar is great stuff. Not used it for a long time. The tin of valve lapping paste in the background also brings back memories. I lapped the barrels to the case and heads to ensure a good seal.

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Reply #38 on: March 12, 2018, 06:52:02 PM
Barrels on at last. I'd like to use a pump with a spin on filter combined. Has anyone got the scat one? Be interested to hear what it's like. Cheers Keith
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Reply #39 on: March 12, 2018, 07:31:53 PM
I've been using a Latest Rage one for years with no problems. Just make sure you get the correct one for your cam, early type for 3 rivet or aftermarket cam and later type for 4 rivet dished cam.
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Reply #40 on: March 12, 2018, 08:25:51 PM
Cheers David! :)


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Reply #41 on: March 12, 2018, 08:35:21 PM
If you've got a late cam you could possibly get hold of a genuine VW one, they fitted them to some later Mexican Bugs.

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Reply #42 on: March 22, 2018, 05:10:03 PM
Keith, message me your address, my buggy's got a little gift for your buggy! ;D
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Reply #43 on: March 27, 2018, 12:41:02 PM
got the gear knob on there David, thanks again! I'll post some more pics up soon, I've been tripping over wiring looms at the moment! :D
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Reply #44 on: March 27, 2018, 12:55:31 PM
got the gear knob on there David, thanks again! I'll post some more pics up soon, I've been tripping over wiring looms at the moment! :D

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