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Assimilation is complete. And down the slippery slope to the rabbit hole we go!

I use a Sachs HD clutch, the Kennedy clutches aren't what they used to be. I'm not drag racing, the Sachs will hold 225 hp with ease, plus be light on your leg.

@LI-Rick Thanks for that reply, I was busy earlier. Right-on on all counts!

@Impala If you're doing 3k at 60, you DON'T have a "freeway flier". That's a 4.12 with stock 0.89 4th, or a 3.88 with a 0.93 4th.

You probably have a 4.12 with stock gears(3.78(3.80) , 2.06, 1.26, 0.89), basically all stock. I find the 3-4 drop a bit large also, but that's with my 3.44 final.

I always thought the original "freeway flier" was stock gears and a 3.88 R&P. This BS of a 4.12 and stock 1-2-3 and 0.82 4th is TOO much of an rpm drop.

Made the deal and she is in the back of my Element. She has definitely been sitting a few years, the pictures looked a bit better than in person. It turns over well though and there are a lot of very good parts on there. My builder is going to tear it down a bit to take a look. Resurface the flywheel, replace the oil pump, rear seal, pull the pushrods and the heads, clean the carbs and clean it up a bit. I’ll drop it off at the engine shop tomorrow or Monday and he’s going to get started right away.

He did a search for an exhaust and most of his favorites are back ordered with no ETA. Parts are an issue for these things for sure. Side note — The global Economy is fascinating to me right now.

I know you guys have some favorite engine bay pictures filed away. Let’s see some of the favorites. This heat padding isn’t going to cut it for this monster motor.
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Assimilation is complete. And down the slippery slope to the rabbit hole we go!

I use a Sachs HD clutch, the Kennedy clutches aren't what they used to be. I'm not drag racing, the Sachs will hold 225 hp with ease, plus be light on your leg.

@LI-Rick Thanks for that reply, I was busy earlier. Right-on on all counts!

@Impala If you're doing 3k at 60, you DON'T have a "freeway flier". That's a 4.12 with stock 0.89 4th, or a 3.88 with a 0.93 4th.

You probably have a 4.12 with stock gears(3.78(3.80) , 2.06, 1.26, 0.89), basically all stock. I find the 3-4 drop a bit large also, but that's with my 3.44 final.

I always thought the original "freeway flier" was stock gears and a 3.88 R&P. This BS of a 4.12 and stock 1-2-3 and 0.82 4th is TOO much of an rpm drop.

Interesting; I did order a freeway flyer on the build back in 2004. But then again, I ordered a 1776 and got a 1915 so....What I don’t get is the drop from 3rd to 4th. On all the other VWs I’ve had or driven there was no such drop. Could my tach be not calibrated right?

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Interesting; I did order a freeway flyer on the build back in 2004. But then again, I ordered a 1776 and got a 1915 so....What I don’t get is the drop from 3rd to 4th. On all the other VWs I’ve had or driven there was no such drop. Could my tach be not calibrated right?

If it FEELS like too much of a drop, then it probably is too much. Hook up an old tach-dwell meter to check your tach.

This is my 2165cc with a cut-down 911 ring, alternator and fan. JayCee pulley, thedubshop hidden crank sensor, Autocraft 2 stage dry sump pump. When this pic was taken I was running Weber 44IDF, but now I'm running a Speeduino ECU and CB 48mm throttle bodies. Also you can see my homemade sled tins. You can't see any of this in a Spyder.

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These next two pictures are the 2276cc I just built. JayCee no-leak pushrod tubes and sump cover.

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All dressed up and ready for installation. CB dry sump pump and CB pulley. CB heads and Berg 1.45:1 rockers and breather.

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This is my 2165cc with a cut-down 911 ring, alternator and fan. JayCee pulley, thedubshop hidden crank sensor, Autocraft 2 stage dry sump pump. When this pic was taken I was running Weber 44IDF, but now I'm running a Speeduino ECU and CB 48mm throttle bodies. Also you can see my homemade sled tins. You can't see any of this in a Spyder.

20190914_175524

These next two pictures are the 2276cc I just built. JayCee no-leak pushrod tubes and sump cover.

20210601_164718

All dressed up and ready for installation. CB dry sump pump and CB pulley. CB heads and Berg 1.45:1 rockers and breather.

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Awesome!

Given you're based in Texas, IMHO the main thing you need to focus on regarding your engine bay is ensuring you have all the tinware needed to direct cooling air over your cylinder heads. @DannyP's comment about the dogsled tins is something you need to read up on, as is the isolation between the engine bay (cool air intake) and underneath (hot cylinder heads needing cooling). It's not difficult to sort the tinware even for a custom build and there are multiple ways of skinning the proverbial cat.

I personally don't think you have to be completely anal about every 1mm hole (although it never hurts to be detail-oriented, eh Danny?), but if you do get the engine bay sealed AND run a remote oil cooler you should be fine even if the weather is:

Given you're based in Texas, IMHO the main thing you need to focus on regarding your engine bay is ensuring you have all the tinware needed to direct cooling air over your cylinder heads. @DannyP's comment about the dogsled tins is something you need to read up on, as is the isolation between the engine bay (cool air intake) and underneath (hot cylinder heads needing cooling). It's not difficult to sort the tinware even for a custom build and there are multiple ways of skinning the proverbial cat.

I personally don't think you have to be completely anal about every 1mm hole (although it never hurts to be detail-oriented, eh Danny?), but if you do get the engine bay sealed AND run a remote oil cooler you should be fine even if the weather is:



Or our very own @Cory McCloskey with his out of control record temps in Arizona:

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