Front engined VW

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:09 pm

Heat release ceramic coated the outside of the heads.
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Made some flange fins and coated them too.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:40 pm

Throttles.

Kwak zx12r units. Older model ones. 44mm butterfly with a 43mm throat.
All the casting were the same. Some machined in places and some not.
Split the linkage in the middle and machined in the castings to make independent pairs.
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Made some fuel rails and machined the bodies to take car injectors.
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Made some intakes to go with them.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:42 pm

Made up air filters.
Mounted a ford idle air valve on one side and the pressure reg on the other.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:03 pm

Ford escort coil and module.
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Ford escort VR and 36-1 stator wheel.
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Ford mustang idle air valve.
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Ford truck external of the tank fuel pump.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:18 pm

Chevy intake air temp sensor.
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Chevy engine temp sensor and a custom head stud mount.
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A pair of Chevy o2 sensors.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:36 pm

Mikuni throttle position sensor.
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Mitsubishi 320cc injectors.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:38 pm

And a computer to run it all.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:31 pm

Computer test run with simulated input/output.
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Dual fuel tables.
Split banks.
1 and 3 paired together at header, fuel, o2
2 and 4 paired together.
Front cylinders tune separate from rear cylinders.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:35 pm

Ok.
So anyone interested in the drive extension or the trans?

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by gearhead1951 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:31 am

Yeah , I would like to see more of that part of your build !
I can understand the eletromic stuff a bit but my expertise is all mechanical (being color blind don't help )

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:39 pm

Okey dokey then....
I did not have the trans fully apart this time.
So some of this group of pics are from the internet instead of mine.

I had to up gear this thing dramatically on top of building for strength.

3.44 spline shaft (instead of normal keyed) nut type (instead of circlip) ring and pinion. From Ranchero.
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1.26 3rd and .82 4th with the syncros welded on.
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Heavy duty side covers.
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4 spider diff unit.
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The axles are shortened.
I bought these chrome dune buggy axle tubes and cut them down to match. The chrome made the press fit .006 to tight. I had to bore the end castings to fit.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:47 pm

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I do not have any pics of the machine work on the inside of the trans case. I modified this long ago.
But.
I moved oil passages and drain backs around.
Plugged and moved vents ect....
All to make it oil and run upside down.

Yes.

The trans is upside down and backwards.

All to make the engine 6 inches lower.
My drain plug before was 3-1/2" off the ground.
With the current changes it looks like I will be an even 4" now.
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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:05 pm

It is 4 ft wide to the outside of the tires.
Early short axle that is cut 6" a side.
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And upside down and backwards makes for an interesting shift pattern. But it seems natural to me when shifting left handed.

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Re: Front engined VW

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Re: Front engined VW

Post by DeathBySnuSnu » Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:20 am

budoka wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:46 am
:bow-blue: :clap: :banana-wrench: :text-goodpost:
What....
No questions?

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