Jan-26-09

Nice new Recon case, extras

posted by eraser 1,324 views

Well i just got my case back from being machined, case savers installed, and crank ground. She looks hot ;) . For those interested it cost about $1200 and took about 1 week, It was done in Lonsdale SA by V & T Motors (08) 8382 8111, They literally have a machine shop just for VW motors which used to operate 24/7 pretty much back in the late 70′s now not so much , but they did an excellent job, even to the point of getting the casing to the correct temp exactly if not they would start again from scratch.

 

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If you don’t know why this was needed basically after years of service the thumping of the cam shaft on the bearings impact into the magnesium case. E.g Follows:

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 Now its all shiny.

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Other news I cleaned up the front beam blew all the crap off (grease dirt etc), and painted her up.. (but it was annoying moving the front beam around (mental note next time i need to take it off reverse into the garage ;) .

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That engine trolley came in useful to keep the pan movable.

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Finally put the front end back on (man was that a pain in the ass, don’t look forward to doing it again.

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Also blasted the ass end with water and the rubbed her bacl and gave her a nice high temp  paint, looks sweet.

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I also grabbed these for $20 both straight and in good cond (unsure if i will use the yet) but i have never seen the  closer style of bumper before, any ideas?

 

Anyway until next time., I’m a bit slow lately because I’m looking at buying a house to move all my beetles too as their current living quarters are being sold :( . So wish me luck.

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  1. Fabio Caris Said,

    Hi, I need to buy a front and rearbumper for my 1973 Beetle, where did you buy these from? Thanks.

  2. eraser Said,

    I just watched Ebay, its the best place, just sort results by your postcode and just keep watching. Otherwise Aussieveedubbers.com is sure to have a few people with spares just post a WTB thread ;)

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