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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #30 on: 20 October 2008, 11:06 »

it looks like new engine time...
or at least a new case and piston & cylinder etc...

Bad Luck...

many years ago I was driving on the highway when a valve was dropped..
or I should say the head of a valve...

I don't know what the Non VW local mechanic done..
but it leaked oil from after it was fixed.....

the valves are made in two pieces of metal.. which sounds strange to Me...

I wonder if the New stainless steel valves are made from one piece of Metal?

in the 50s and 60s that was the most common problem with beetle engines...
and usually number 3 cylinder....  back then the oil cooler was over the top of Number 3 cylinder..

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #31 on: 20 October 2008, 11:07 »
Chris,
       I know I missed the tiny nut down below #1 the first time around on a junk motor I have.
I was pussy-footing it with case tapping so no harm done. Found it, undid it and it separated quite nicely with a lot of small plastic hammer taps. So, just have a whip around and check you've got them all.

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #32 on: 02 December 2008, 11:40 »
Well we split the case a couple of weeks ago and this is what we discovered:








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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #33 on: 02 December 2008, 18:55 »
Hiya Chris,

One word...................ick!
Mike

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #34 on: 03 December 2008, 02:15 »


Hi

thats some damage.... 

although the case looks OK..??

LEE



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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #35 on: 03 December 2008, 11:37 »
There doesn't look to be too much damage to the crank and cam, the only marks i can find are on the end of the conrod where it hit the case. Fortunately i have a new (used) case that i can use and i'm going to take that to be inspected to see if it needs align boring today.

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #36 on: 08 December 2008, 12:33 »
Did a little bit yesterday after managing to drag myself out of bed at the crack of noon.

As it started:





Front wings on:



and rear wings and lights on:





I also discovered that the steering damper didn't have a lug welded to the beam, now all i have to do is learn how to weld:





Hopefully I'm going to sort through some of the boxes of stuff today to find the door catch mechanisms so i can finally shut the doors and possibly find some of the switches and relays so i can tackle this mess next:




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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #37 on: 09 December 2008, 08:45 »

The car looks great...
Nice 1971 engine cover...
early front fenders/guards/wings....
Late model tail lamp and Fenders/wings/guards..

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #38 on: 10 December 2008, 12:19 »
Bit of a mismatch ain't it, but i'm just using the parts that came with it. Hopefully over the years i'll get it a bit more towards standard but i just want it back on the road for now.
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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #39 on: 16 December 2008, 01:57 »
Ok change of plan, hopefully going to find someone to colour match the correct wings now. We fit them to see how well they matched up and they weren't too bad at all, gotta fit some rivenuts though a the welds on the original captive nuts finally gave out. Anywho..pictures:










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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #40 on: 20 December 2008, 06:26 »

You have made more work for Yourself...
I was lucky enough to find two New front fenders hanging in a fellows shed
from the early 70s...  that i bought very cheap...

Best invention is the removeable rear valance..
makes pulling the engine very easy...

I like a bit of mix and match... and updated bits...

cheers

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #41 on: 17 January 2009, 18:44 »
Did the tiniest amount of tinkering today as it was blooming freezing on my driveway, but the sum of it is that i managed to put the wings back on (although i forgot to take a photo at the end). I picked the wings up from the sprayers on thursday and i don't think they've done a bad job in matching up the colour.....pics:




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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #42 on: 23 January 2009, 01:02 »
Spent most of today cleaning parts ready to be fit this weekend. Barrels, pistons and heads all had a bit of work:












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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #43 on: 26 January 2009, 01:45 »
Had to strip down the engine today to flip the cam plug so it wouldn't bind on the flex plate. After eventually breaking the hold of the gland nut using a ladder, some rachet straps and a lot of jumping and swearing we stripped it down and cleaned everything up. After doing a lot of reading/dvd watching/internet trawling i checked it out for wear and everything appears to be in good-ish condition, seemed a shame to strip it apart but i needed that plug flipping.









The only issue i have is that as i put the case back together i put the bottom of the new semi-auto pump in with the manual pump cover over the top so as it held the pump in the case. Whenever i tighten up the cover it made the engine so tight it wouldn't turn over, any ideas? I can't see how the pump could affect the whole of the engine, i haven't yet put the crankshaft shims back in just yet but other than that it's back to the engine it was before!

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Re: '68 Semi Auto
« Reply #44 on: 26 January 2009, 05:23 »

Hi
I'm guessing that the engine oil pump gears are longer than the standard ones..
so I wouldn't do up the standard cover as You may damage something...

I just looked at a spare pump I have but I cannot tell..
but I know all the parts from the dual pump are NOT compatiable with the single pump..
so I wouldn't bolt that plate on... unless you put a few flat washers between the plate and the engine..

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