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Old November 19th, 2021, 20:03
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Re: Dr. Dirt is in surgery

Sure looks cool.

What is the reason for the serpentine belt? I don't recall ever having belt issues with a bug, but then again I was never trying to push the design envelope with them either. Is there a limitation on the V-belt that comes into play? Or is it just that the serpentine setup is one more way to trick out a bug?
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Old November 19th, 2021, 20:18
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Re: Dr. Dirt is in surgery

V-belts have always been a issue with high HP/high RPM motors and the VW's system sucks when dealing with them. Now it's a snap to change a belt in what is a much better system overall.
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Old November 20th, 2021, 08:15
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I learned my lesson 50yrs ago on a surfing trip to San Diego. We just hit the summit at Pine Valley when the gen light came on, you've got about a minute to pull over to a stop. It was nightime so we had to let the motor cool down and basically had to coast all the way into San Diego and p/u a belt the next morning!
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Old November 24th, 2021, 07:53
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Plans change fast, now I'm going to build a new motor changing from 1955cc to a 2110cc. That will put my new rockers and the new cam to work!
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Old November 24th, 2021, 13:23
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Re: Dr. Dirt is in surgery

Grenaded it huh?

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The old motor (500-1000 miles) looked so good I will probably just build it back as spare motor. Although I have built 100's of these using the old factory magnesium cases this will be a first with a new aluminum case (about 20lbs heavier). The rest are Mahle forged pistons and a forged 82mm stroker crank with H-beam rods.





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What advantage does the aluminum have?
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Old December 16th, 2021, 15:11
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Strength, part of the reason it's so heavy is because it has material where there was none before!
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Old December 20th, 2021, 16:56
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I got the case prepped and painted this weekend!
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I'm back on top of this after a major set-back. I assembled the bottom end on Christmas eave only to find out the crankshaft locked up and had to tear it back down on Christmas day! Long story short after all the shops were closed thru New Years I'm back going again!


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