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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:04 pm

Did you look into one of the engine kits from cool air?

And a good blueprinted 1584 will be far superior to any shoddily built 1776.

Just make sure you buy as much genuine stuff as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:46 pm

Yeah, I've noticed that Heritage sell engine kits too.
I don't know what sort of quality the stuff contained in the kit is though.....

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Thu Feb 04, 2016 3:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:15 pm

I've decided to go for a good strong little 1584 Dude.
That kit would end up costing loads more with shipping, VAT and import duties.....

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:53 am

Mr Scoops wrote:
I've decided to go for a good strong little 1584 Dude.
That kit would end up costing loads more with shipping, VAT and import duties.....

yes but the kit would be top quality, there are loads of engine builders on te samba with good reputations.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:45 am

This guy has quite a good reputation in us, good price for engine.
Works out just over a grand plus shipping, tax etc.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1538561

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:27 pm

That price is exchange Dude.
I'm better off building one from scratch with Dr Nomates I think......

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:08 pm

Just ordered everything needed to build a 1641 from scratch from Heritage.
Should be here on Thursday.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Thu Feb 18, 2016 5:46 pm







Had a little consignment arrive from Heritage today!

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:34 pm

Spread it out, lets see what you've bought.

Did you get everything you ordered?

DID YOU FORGET ANYTHING????????????
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:03 pm

I'd forgotten the case studs but I've got 2 old cases here that I can rob them from.
Same as the oil pressure relief valve and the distributor drive shaft.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:16 pm

The engine build has finally begun!!!!!

Started the crank assembly today.



I didn't realise that the crank I'd been supplied with was a counterweighted unit so it kind of put a halt on things as once I'd got this far I now need to get the crank dynamically balanced.
I'm hoping to get it done this week, so if anyone can recommend anybody to balance it for me this week near Weston-super-Mare it would be much appreciated.
I'm going to get the rods match weighted too and then torque the rods on and get it in the case.
Properly found my mojo for it all again now, can't wait to get it back on the road.

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:08 am

Glad to hear the mojo has returned dude.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:22 pm

me too
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Jul 04, 2016 5:17 pm

Hamlins in Bridgy will balance it all for you, make sure you take the pressure plate too.
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:57 pm

It's going down there tomorrow along with the rods. Good call Dude

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:00 am

All there now being done

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:25 pm

So, a slight problem with the bearings for the main end on the new engine build means that I've got to wait for new bearings to come in.
After freeing up some funds form selling stuff in the garage I bought the engine that Tom Smith has just taken out of the green body dropped Early Bay.
It came with a dynamo fitted and I was about to fit it and fudge the electrics temporarily but I decided to fit an alternator to it.

So, this morning I went out to swap the over. After removing the fan housing and the fuel pump I discovered another issue.
The oil under the fuel pump in the block was stinking of petrol.

I'm assuming it is the diaphragm in the fuel pump gone.
I've got a couple of options, I can either rob the fuel pump from the old engine, or, go ahead and fit the electric pump and regulator that I intend to use with the new, new engine......

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:33 pm

Go for it, you can always swap them back over
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:37 pm

Got the alternator fitted in tonight, also trimmed down the 108mm fuel pump pushrod to 100mm as the 100mm rod I took out of the old engine was screwed up at the end.
Just need to get the carb on and I can then look at installing the engine, fitting the exhaust and then the engine hanger bar.
Really can't wait to drive it again!

And i've been told that the replacement bearings are en route for the new New engine. Woo-Hoo!

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:06 pm

As you will know I have (with ample assistance from Stefan) built my 1641.
I got the last 2 pieces of tinware powder coated and got them picked up today.
I am hoping I am waiting for the last piece of the jigsaw now, the button to prime the carbs.

I can then make up the loom for the full pump and get it in.

Then I can fit the engine, at long last! Then it just needs running in!

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:05 am

And all to do before Friday. Bloody hell Scoops, talk about cutting it fine. geek
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:38 pm

Iím going to have to bale on the weekend.
Pretty gutted but Iíll never get it rolling roaded before then.

Sad

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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:11 pm

Looking forward to seeing this on the road! afro
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PostSubject: Re: 71 Early Bay (formerly known as Superdry)   Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:17 pm

Me too!
lol!

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