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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: tinware
« Last Post by snoopy on May 27, 2020, 08:01:48 AM »
The only piece that gets warm is where it screws to the cylinder head you can buy engine block paint in spray tins.
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: tinware
« Last Post by Manxdavid on May 27, 2020, 07:48:21 AM »
Powder coat, Plastikote, Smooth Hammerite etc all work well, doesn't need to be vht.
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine venting
« Last Post by Dave DND on May 27, 2020, 07:37:51 AM »
To be honest the engine probably just needs a damn good blast, but then again don't we all! ;-)up

Too true


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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine venting
« Last Post by Manxdavid on May 27, 2020, 07:34:58 AM »
To be honest the engine probably just needs a damn good blast, but then again don't we all! ;-)up
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / tinware
« Last Post by johnbrunt on May 26, 2020, 11:30:21 PM »
good evening - iíve managed to pick up some tinware for my 1200 engine - itís a little bit worse for wear so have started the process of refurbishing - ive degreased and left overnight - iíll give them a buzz over with a wire wheel tomorrow - in terms of paint can anybody recommend anything to use - does it need to be vht paint ???....thanks in advance
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Newbie Welcome Area / Re: New member
« Last Post by Dave DND on May 26, 2020, 11:30:05 PM »
Mighty Fine looking Buggy - Welcome Aboard  ;-)up
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine venting
« Last Post by cunningstunt on May 26, 2020, 10:11:46 PM »
If you have been starting your engine over the winter but only for short times, this is bad. If you do not bring it up to temperature properly, you get condensation in the oil.  Could it be that you are now vaporising this water, or is the engine actually blowing oil out through the vents?

Rob

Not been running it at all during winter Rob. All i am getting is the odd drip of oil from the pipe i have put on the filler outlet as i didn't want oil vapour over the engine and all i wanted to do was do away with that. i was going to go outlet from filler neck to inlet of catch can, outlet of can to air filter top so it has no oil in the vapour or just leave it as it is
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine venting
« Last Post by cunningstunt on May 26, 2020, 10:09:26 PM »
Don't like to disagree with David but I tried venting to twins with K&Ns and all it did was oiled up the carbs and ran like poo

If you have a VW standard filter then venting there is absolutely the way to go

I have put quite an elaborate venting system on but debatable whether it is really necessary.  Probably just as well to leave as it is

One question, what pulley are you running? The standard one has a thread that pumps air into the case, many aftermarket pulleys, if they have a thread at all, have a really shallow one that doesn't have the proper effect.

It has a standard bottom pulley on it. I was going to run the oil filler outlet to a catch can inlet port then connect the outlet to the air filter. It has twin carbs on it with k&N pod filters on it.
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Beach Buggy Engine and Exhaust Help / Re: Engine venting
« Last Post by farmer rob on May 26, 2020, 10:03:50 PM »
If you have been starting your engine over the winter but only for short times, this is bad. If you do not bring it up to temperature properly, you get condensation in the oil.  Could it be that you are now vaporising this water, or is the engine actually blowing oil out through the vents?

Rob
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Parts Wanted / Re: wrist pin clip and distributor clip
« Last Post by farmer rob on May 26, 2020, 09:54:29 PM »
Hi Paul, I grabbed 3 different length ones tonight before I came in and I see the one that was the right length had the wrong fitting on the end  ;D ;D Anyway I will have another look tomorrow, I'm sure I have one spare. If you want to message me your address, I'll get the bits in the post tomorrow. Really those heads are a bit of a waist of time on a road going 1600, with the larger inlet valves, it would loose drive ability at low rev's. Good for a race 1600 or larger engine. I'll buy them off you if you wanted to sell them  :D

Cheers Rob
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