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January 25, 2021, 12:28:33 AM

Head spacer

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on: August 25, 2020, 01:35:37 PM
Hi all,just stripped a 1600tp and between the cylinder heads and barrels were thick spacers.What are these for,never come across them before.
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Reply #1 on: August 25, 2020, 01:43:42 PM
They are usualy fitted to the bus engines to drop the compression ratio a bit but you do not need them on a buggy engine. You just need to check you have enough clearance between the pistons and heads on rebuild and fit bottom cylinder shims if need be  ;-)up

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Reply #2 on: August 25, 2020, 02:25:58 PM
Some replacement heads were supplied with them. Original VW heads had a raised ridge around the circumference but on some pattern heads the surface was completely flat so these shims were needed to get the correct deck height.

If you've got that ridge then as Rob says they're to lower the compression do not needed on s buggy.
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Reply #3 on: August 26, 2020, 05:46:53 PM
Thankyou very much guys.That was very helpful.Cheers ;-)up