New engine experiences

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by Sproggy4830, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Baysearcher

    Baysearcher [secret moderator]

    A complete change of engine (type 1 to Scooby for example) makes no difference to the tax free status. It does to MOT exemption (depending how you interpret the badly written guidance) but that’s daft anyway!
  2. This is a mine field , decisions decisions, Thank you all for the comments and advice,
    I went to Newcastle wy yesterday just to look at an enginethat was up for sale via facebook market place, marked up at £1200 , fully reconditioned a year ago , i asked for documentation , he stated there was none,i offered £800 and he accepted, so i took a 100 miles journey to look , then on route (and funny how you misss these things) i recalled the engine tinware was for a beetle,on arrival i was shown the engine,nice clean tidy but it was a beetle tinware set up , owner said it had been in his van befor the scooby conversion,bells started to ring , i looked at the push rod tubes, nearly rusted through , looked like engine had been apart and sealed with bathroom sealant.
    it did have new carb, electricals, but i decided to leave well alone in the end , but i ha a nice drive out for the morning .

    ive been looking at BJ Speedshop website at the 1776 long engine , although almost £3000, i am thinking of the extra effort to mess with the carb is worth the financial and time investment , i am sloping towards yes. WHY?
    well the wife takes the kitchen sink etc when we go off , the van is full to the top , so i think the extral pewer would be worth it

    Their set up seems to be quite good and though their webpage is lacking a little in information other than to "contact us" which i think i am gonna do possibly on Monday and see how i get on with their information/advice.

    i got my old engine back on Friday and it realy is a mess , One piston has a largish hole in it and and the barrel is Knackered, all main bearings are back to base metal and the crank case can be seen with the naked eye to be oval where it should be round. As it has previously been recondiioned there isnt enough metal left to re do it.
  3. The oversize crank pulleys correspond to the line bore sizes, so the flutes on the end do the job of clearing the oil back to the engine end, a stock pulley on a bored case let’s oil leak past onto the outside rather than clearing it.

    It’s documented somewhere on here!
  4. Take care : there are 1776 screamers for bugs - with high RPM cams, and those for busses with low RPM oriented more stock cams. Fit the bug style engine to the bus and it will reward you by being sluggish and unhappy..
    Make it clear its for a bus..

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