whc03grady wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:31 am
sgkent wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:18 am
My $1000 worth of gauges stored in my car garage where temps go up and down aren't good enough to trust to build an engine. ...I still have the final results done by the best quality machine shop I can find. Then I double check their work.
How can you double check their work if your gauges aren't good enough to trust to build an engine in the first place? Honest question.
You develop a sensitivity and intuition towards the machinist and the parts. You do, in the end, have to trust people you don't know.
I am not annoyed with my new Volkswagen Brazil crankcase and just will not waste my time speculating uselessly that it might have been distorted at the bottom of a crate on a hot day. I LOOKED at the case, and it had no evidence of such a life. I did my damn due diligence.
I am annoyed with all that blowhard hot air blah blah bullshit from the balancer. I AM annoyed with the machinist who told me all about how he does racing heads, never had a problem! yet my inserts were not fully seated and the exhaust guide boss was cracked. I am not worried about micrometers heating up in my hand, I am worried about the bloviating bullshit from lazy people who are happy to blab but refuse to pay attention to their work.
Chloe is in a great state of tune, starts right up, runs cool, oil change yesterday showed no evidence that I filed 52 cam gear teeth from a "0" to a "-1", but I sure as shit have a lousy balance from the guy who took $200.00 and wasted my time telling me that he had a difficult time centering the pressure plate ("where's the dowels?") while he ran it down with an airgun, how else would one of the centering tabs
be bent to shit??. I am paying him a visit when I get back to Pensacola and will be strongly suggesting that this problem here needs a full refund. I do not want to see this engine get eaten by vibration. I did not buy a brand new crankcase only to have it fretted to death because an engine balancer is trying to learn the differences between pressure plate centering techniques on my engine, and chews off the crankshaft cheeks to counteract a pressure plate that was off by .009"
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .110,334 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . .191,387 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . 72,350 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,560 miles