1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:15 pm

No biggy. Can't be any worse than the rest of this stuff i had to make work! Not happy that a $500 set of disk brakes needs modified. Guess i should be glad it's not $2000.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:28 pm

Dang. I went to work today to do some of the bodywork to the bug. While primer was drying i decided to pull my axles out. I didn't want to pull them too soon and forget how it all goes back together! Good thing i ordered new fulcrum plates!
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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by Clonebug » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:32 pm

Yep.....that sh*t is toast.....That had to have been making noise for some time......
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:46 pm

Not that i ever noticed. I was in the middle of crossing a 2 lane road when it broke. I tried to accelerate to Make it across it. Not sure how it got jacked up on the other side of them like that. The other side looks perfect so maybe some debris from the damage got behind them or something?

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by V8Nate » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:14 pm

How does the spider/side gear look where that axle spade went into?

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:53 pm

I didn't really look at it. It did come out of the trans when i was trying to remove the broken piece, but i didn't look down in there. The outside of the gear looked great though.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by V8Nate » Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:59 pm

Mine cracked and this was after about 4k on a prostreet transaxle, I did have a wheel bearing explode on this side which probably caused it but worth inspectingImageImageImage

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by Clonebug » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:27 am

Check everything close......make sure no debris went through the diff section. You should have all new in your new transmission....right??
With a Super diff you will get new spade gears and you definitely will have new axles so you should be replacing the fulcrum plates as stated above....correct???
You will need to set everything up to spec again.
I'm glad I leave that stuff up to the experts.....I just bring cash and good beer........
Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:35 am

Yeah i have all new. I really wish i would have bought a trans ready to drop in. Not looking forward to setting all that up. I think the only thing that i will reuse is the axle tubes and spacers.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by GARRICK.CLARK1 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:52 am

Bugguy, Get a pair of weddle fulcrum plates, they fit better than genuine VW ones. look on you tube the proof is there.

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:55 am

I did. They were cheap!

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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:58 pm

Went into work for a bit today. Had to fine tune my rear apron so i could get it on and off without scratching up the new paint that will be on it. Not as easy as it would seem with the inside pieces of it twisting all over. I think i got it though. Also did a bit more body work to it. I pulled one head, cylinders, and pistons off of one side so i could take a look. Everything looked ok as far as i could tell.
I threw the axle tubes in the parts dishwasher, gave them a sandblast, and washed them again. Shot some epoxy primer on so they didn't rust. Probably just end up putting some chassis black on them before putting them back on the trans. Surprised to see what looks to be an original one piece axle boot on one of the tubes. Cracked of course. I have new ones already here to go back on. I also made myself some notes on my wiring. I have a couple things i wired direct and need to buy some connectors so i can unplug them when needed. She should be ready for paint in a couple weeks. I noticed a spot on each door that could be rust forming. So once i address that, i can just wetsand the rest of the car and shoot some color on it. Sure is moving slow.....just haven't been dedicating much time to it like i should.
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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by buguy » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:11 pm

Realized i hadn't put anything up here in a while. Which is appropriate since i really haven't done much. Mostly working on that rear apron and bodywork on the fenders i damaged. I went into work today and blasted the old rear brake backing plates and hardware. Just in case i decide to use them, store them, or sell them. Also cleaned up the old axles and all the associated spacers and stuff. Just so it was all clean when i handle them/reassembly. Found something interesting. These are different and one of the bearings was sealed and one wasnt. Weird.
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Post by buguy » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:27 pm

Also my guy had a broken bore gauge when i built this engine. Since i had it apart i asked him to measure it while i was off work Thursday. Came in Friday to find this. I'm not sure where these should be, but that's what i have. True forged is supposed to be .0055" piston clearance. If these are true forged, i have no idea. They definitely aren't the same as the JE's i have. I'm tempted to leave them as is and run it. These pistons are said to be real forged Mahle's that are NOS from 10 years ago, so I'm not real sure how to handle it.
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Re: 1915 with AA 500 heads- now 2054

Post by Clonebug » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:08 pm

The endcaps are from two different year swing axles.
The one on the right looks to be a 67 endcap and the left one is probably an earlier one.
If I remember correctly you have a 67 bug and it should be a 67 transaxle with the long axle short spline.
So therefore the cap on the right is the correct cap. That's what mine look like and I have the 67 transaxle in my buggy.
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Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:11 pm
Realized i hadn't put anything up here in a while. Which is appropriate since i really haven't done much. Mostly working on that rear apron and bodywork on the fenders i damaged. I went into work today and blasted the old rear brake backing plates and hardware. Just in case i decide to use them, store them, or sell them. Also cleaned up the old axles and all the associated spacers and stuff. Just so it was all clean when i handle them/reassembly. Found something interesting. These are different and one of the bearings was sealed and one wasnt. Weird.
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Stripped66 wrote:The point wasn't to argue air temps with the current world record holder, but to dispel the claim that the K03 is wrapped up at 150 HP. It's not.

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