Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by asiab3 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:35 pm

Ah, that's right, I remember seeing those on their showroom floor a few years ago. Many people sweat by Gary's work on earlier motors. Good luck!
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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by DurocShark » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:52 pm

Does anybody know if those adjustable Wito shocks are rebuildable? I can't find any info online.

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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:55 am

DurocShark wrote:Does anybody know if those adjustable Wito shocks are rebuildable? I can't find any info online.
That is a rarified question for this forum. Can you contact the manufacturer?
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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:57 am

DurocShark wrote:Rimco is supposed to be able to grind the cam journals for bearings. When I drop the case off, I'll talk to them about it. I'd feel much better with bearings in there.
You got yourself a peach, there.
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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by DurocShark » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:12 am

Amskeptic wrote:
DurocShark wrote:Does anybody know if those adjustable Wito shocks are rebuildable? I can't find any info online.
That is a rarified question for this forum. Can you contact the manufacturer?
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DurocShark wrote:Rimco is supposed to be able to grind the cam journals for bearings. When I drop the case off, I'll talk to them about it. I'd feel much better with bearings in there.
You got yourself a peach, there.
Yes, machine for bearing inserts.
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Thanks, I think so too. And yeah, this case has been worked over at least once before, judging by the case savers installed. ;) So who knows how well it was done, how long ago, etc.

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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by MonoCone » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:49 pm

$800? A steal! Those heads look great.

One suggestion: Go with the 83MM big bore set of P&C's - AA makes one. I put a set of 83's on a 40 horse I owned a long time ago. Takes the displacement to 1385 and even with a stock 28PICT provided a huuuuuge (gag...sounding Trumpian) difference in power. Finding a performance exhaust is a bit difficult for the 40s but there are some.
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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by DurocShark » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:51 pm

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Re: Looks like I might have an air cooled again...

Post by tristessa » Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:59 pm

DurocShark wrote:What the heck? 1200's ran the cams with no bearings?
Cam bearing inserts didn't show up (from VW) until the 1300 in '66, before that the cam rode directly in the case. Later factory replacement cases and factory rebuilds had inserts (even 40HP/1200), and companies like Rimco used to cut cases for inserts even back in the day.
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