shopping list for head replacement type IV

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:12 pm

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What do we think of GoWestys lash caps? Are they beneficial on air cooled engines?
Don't do lash caps unless you have an immediate emergency. Swivelfoot adjusters, are recommended if you have solid lifters.
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:16 pm

Busdepot has the engine gasket kit on backorder .... any other suggestions for a vendor that would carry a quality gasket kit?
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:04 pm

everyone must be rebuilding their engines this year....so far I've tried..

autohauz
CIP1
Partsgeek
gowesty
dunebuggy.com
aircooled.net
busdepot

all are out of stock....will keep looking.

edit...type4store said they had it in stock...
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by tommu » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:22 pm

This guys are local to me, were once air-cooled specialists but still carry some parts. Very reasonable prices and I think they ship:
http://www.bmaparts.com/company.php

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Jivermo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:52 pm

Good tip, Tommu. I just compared their Pierburg fuel pump price to that of BD. Considerable savings. Perhaps Colin may be in need of one.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:59 am

Jivermo wrote:
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Good tip, Tommu. I just compared their Pierburg fuel pump price to that of BD. Considerable savings. Perhaps Colin may be in need of one.
Ol Quarry Chewer seems to be hanging in there. I am going to free yours up if I can find any time. The schedule is now falling dominoes for the forseeable future, Wisconsin today, Illinois tomorrow, then Indiana then Illinois then Indiana then Kentucky then Indiana then Michigan, aw heck, you get the idea . . . Ohio.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 84,400 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by Jivermo » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 am

When you make the Delhi stop, you're welcome to park, and rest at the cabin, and use the new outdoor shower. You'll probably need it, by then.

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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by TrollFromDownBelow » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Well, we added a set of Mahle P's and C's. If anyone is interested, AutohuasAZ has them for $375ish and that includes free shipping. They arrived today. Packaging seemed suspect - bottom half of the box had come open, but the product appears okay (they were inside another box).

I don't know how companies can sell a reman type IV engine of any quality for $2k plus shipping. I realize I spent extra on the heads from Len, but I'm up to about $2400 just in parts, and that doesn't include any machining, main bearings, cam, pushrods, or lifters.
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Re: shopping list for head replacement type IV

Post by cegammel » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:52 pm

Yeah...I spent $800 on my first top end rebuild, which lasted 700 miles ( due to cracked MOFOCO head and excessive end play). I added an additional $1200 for a complete build, which lasted just under 14k miles ( due to a receding valve in an AVP head) ...now I am in $1900 for the heads and seals for this head replacement. I think overall I could have saved $800 by doing a complete build in the beginning with Len's heads. Ignorance is expensive...

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