@R Thorpe posted:
I was asking about a VW 1500 I’ve had in storage for years out of a fabled 67 the one with the hump. I wanted to get it going as a mild build, no case separating I recently saw vids on high lift rockers. The car I’m expecting soon has a wonderful fully realized engine built by one of the best builders there is but for contractual reasons I do not know who it is specifically. I know it’s a crazy wold. Cheers to all, I love where these posts go, you never know but they are always open and informative.
You have a single port 1500, bone stock? Leave it alone. That thing is as reliable as a boat anchor.
Ed, my Webcam 86B and Pauter 1.5 rockers net me 0.575" lift at the valve. And mind you, I've spent a lot more than the initial motor purchase, what with the top-end rebuild(head rework, new pistons, cylinders, and Total Seal #2 ring) after 40K, the dry sump installation, crank-fire ignition, etc.
But what really kills me is all those 547 motors make less power and torque than mine, but at higher rpm(because 4-cams have no torque). And you know they all cost BUCKETS of money to build. So even with the 10K(plus or minus 1k) I've spent, I don't even want to know what 547s cost to hop up.