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Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« on: September 17, 2013, 01:30:40 AM »
Started working on the short block today. Here is the list of parts going into the build:

German case .020 line bore, case saver 10mm chromoly studs, welded behind #3, deep stud, full flow, machine work by ARAO engineering
German forged crank STD/STD
Rebuilt 311 rods, resized, rebushed, balanced, new bolts and nuts
Engle 110 cam, lightweight lifters
AA thickwall 92mm P&C
AA 500 casting 40x35 stainless valves, high rev springs
Chromoly pushrods
Scat 1.1 rockers on solid shafts
12 lb flywheel


Clean case ready to start. All threads chased to ensure proper torque, welded behind #3 and deep stud to prevent cracking








M6 bolts installed instead of studs to prevent stripping threads





No more worrying about the oil pickup falling out!







1.5 L sump gets the same treatment






Making sure the relief plunger slides in its bore easily and the proper spring is installed (long spring towards pulley, short towards flywheel if DR case)









Installed the double thrust cam bearings and made sure the end play was correct on both case halves






Got the new bearings installed on the rods and ready to install on crank






Installed bearings, gears, oil slinger and rods. Remember tangs down, and casting mark up!







Installed the distributor drive gear and distributor and made sure the rotor was in the correct position (#1) before dropping in the crank with #1 rod at TDC.





Made sure the timing marks lined up, installed the o rings and lubed up the cam and lifters.

***Forgot to take a pic but make sure to debur the cam lobes to help make sure the lifters dont get all torn up right away and live a long life!***

A little Kuril on the other case half with some clothes pins holding in the lifters and short block almost done.






Torqued down the 6 large nuts to make sure all is good. SUCCESS!!!!






Tomorrow install the oil pump and the rest of the case bolts and set the endplay. 

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Re: Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 10:37:56 PM »
Yesterday finished the oil pump, oil sump, end play and verifying the deck height with the new AA thick wall 92mm P&Cs. Originally this build was mocked up with some Mahle 94mm pistons and showed a deck height of .070, the crowns/pin heights are different than the Mahles and with no shims measured out to .020 !! The AA 500 heads were ordered with a 94 bore and 49cc chamber, after Anthony did a recheck were pretty close at 48cc. With a .030 shim and a 48cc that put us right at 9.1 static and a 7.9 dynamic compression, PERFECT for pump gas and efficient combustion with the tight deck height. This thing is gonna RIP!!!!

Today got the long block buttoned up. The valve train geometry was a breeze with stock length chromoly push rods but as always the rocker side play was a PITA. Will have to do the usual rocker arm modification to use swivel foot adjusters and then this thing is ready to roll.



Once installed in the bug we will probably try out a few different carb set ups, Anthonys 40mm Solex , some modified 44mm Solex with 32 vents and some 36 DRLAs to see what works best.

In the end the engine will ideally end up with some 40 IDFs with 30/32 vents a merged 1 1/2 inch header. A few more experiments with different mufflers to see what is the best compromise between noise and power.

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Re: Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 02:58:54 AM »
here are some cheap carbs that will make that engine sing. $330 is a great price

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1487873


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Re: Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2013, 01:35:47 AM »
those carbs are a great price! the motor looks great.

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Re: Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2013, 12:37:14 PM »
hopefully we will get it in the car soon, I finally have everything I need for the next build so I can start mocking it up.

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Re: Anthony's Old School 1835 Build
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2013, 01:09:47 AM »
here is the updated ad. $335 is a smoking deal for 40s!

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1487873