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My Toaster needs a rebuild. 72 - CB/1700

Post by bajaman73 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:31 pm

Hello All,
It's finally time to rebuild the 1700 in my 1972 VW Bus.
History: Owned the Bus for about 5 years. First 3 I collected parts including another CB 1700 due to the water damage on my original case. I used the engine I purchased with some rebuilt heads I had gathered and a couple of years ago I got it running and back on the road. Drove it to a bunch of shows and campouts and also as an occasional driver.
Last outing I noticed a loud ticking to find my #3 exhaust WAY out. Seems I don't have any more adjustment there. I ended up swapping heads with another set and seem to still have the same issue. I believe it's the camshaft going flat.

Questions: Currently have: the CB 1.7 complete currently installed (purchased)
Another CB 1.7 short block (original to Bus, water damage)
And a GD 2.0L Long block (purchased as a back up/core/parts)

Not knowing exactly where to go with this project, but I would like to build something a little more peppy. Would a 2056 be okay in my Bus or should I keep it at 1911? Some driving is in town, although I suspect more camping and road tripping will be done in it.

Sorry, it's a Transporter I already converted to Camper status.

Thanks for any advise you can give.
1972 VW Bus - 2.0Lw/36 Dellortos, 091 (Vacation Mode/Camping/Meets)
1967 Beetle - 1835w/40 HPMX, KCR Trans (Weekend Warrior)
1969 Beetle - 1641SP - (For Sale- Driven Occasionaly)
1970 Ghia - (For Sale - No Engine, Needs Work)

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Re: My Toaster needs a rebuild. 72 - CB/1700

Post by bajaman73 » Thu May 18, 2017 2:41 pm

Damn. This was 2 years ago?!?

Went with the 2 Liter and changed the transmission to the 091
With the Dual 36 Dellorto's this thing pulls like a Billy Goat.
1972 VW Bus - 2.0Lw/36 Dellortos, 091 (Vacation Mode/Camping/Meets)
1967 Beetle - 1835w/40 HPMX, KCR Trans (Weekend Warrior)
1969 Beetle - 1641SP - (For Sale- Driven Occasionaly)
1970 Ghia - (For Sale - No Engine, Needs Work)

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Re: My Toaster needs a rebuild. 72 - CB/1700

Post by bajaman73 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:49 am

Another year. 091 Has been rebuilt by TransAxle Engineering. 2L took a dump shortly after. Gathering parts now for another 2L. Cheers!
1972 VW Bus - 2.0Lw/36 Dellortos, 091 (Vacation Mode/Camping/Meets)
1967 Beetle - 1835w/40 HPMX, KCR Trans (Weekend Warrior)
1969 Beetle - 1641SP - (For Sale- Driven Occasionaly)
1970 Ghia - (For Sale - No Engine, Needs Work)

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