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 on: Today at 09:42:59 
Started by JLaw - Last post by Greg Ward

Hi John,
I'll have to admit that I never knew they were totally Aluminium, being black anodised and perfect when put in, I had no idea that they would end up like this. I should have been smart enough to realise that when I weighed them, but I wasn't at the time.

Springs never ate into retainer, best engine I've ever had for no alu sheen or flecks in the oil, it simply never had any of it, and I had no concept that something like this needed a yearly change, I can understand that with Aluminium rods in Top Fuel that they may need to be changed 5 or 6 times a year, or even every meeting, but that was not what this engine has ever been about.
This was built as a Hillclimb engine, we are talking 20+ runs a weekend, with up to 40 gearchanges a run, and each one for me changed at up to 9000rpm....

So in the scheme of things, in a pure drag race engine, I may have picked up the problem due to much closer engine rebuild intervals.

Aluminium is awesome for so many applications, internal engine parts aren't one of them in my own opinion.

I've thought about it, would you use 3 groove or even single ,valve collet locks if they were aluminium?

No-one would, and if all your reason for using them is weight, as I said, it is 4g between these type of retainers and CB Titanium.

For a recommendation, CB Ti retainers have been in my race engine builders Supercharged Methanol injected VW engine for the last 20yrs, and that is also a Hillclimb built engine, not a dragrace one, so it must have done, 10,000 miles absolutely flat out all that time, so rather a lot of 1/4miles.

Cheers,

Greg 

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 on: Today at 08:18:48 
Started by JLaw - Last post by JLaw
Hi Greg,

Thanks for the input, sorry for the late reply. That looks terrible- sorry to see that. Would you care to share who made those retainers? I have read that when using Aluminium retainers they need to be changed every year or so due to fatigue. I would think this depends on the alloy. I have to admit it does seem like a gamble. 

Did you notice any aluminium fleck or sheen in the oil when you changed it? Was there any sign of the spring eating into the retainer?

Im thinking I might have to try and find some ti or steel retainers that will work.

Cheers,

John.

 3 
 on: Today at 06:25:48 
Started by vwfye - Last post by vwfye
Suspension happy.  Time to pull the carbs for the sidedraft!

 4 
 on: Today at 04:38:05 
Started by PPRMicke - Last post by modnrod
I love it! Beautiful work Micke.

I especially like the exhaust work.

Did you make all the carbon work using moulds?

 5 
 on: Today at 03:51:02 
Started by Fiatdude - Last post by Fiatdude
Went out and did some Auto-X at Neosho Mo -- Great group of guys from Ozark Z's and they put on a great event!!!

Was airing up my tires and just glanced at the dates on my tires.... They're freaking 8 years old. Damn!!! Spent the whole day short shifting and trying to stay off boost.... The second it would come on boost the back end would just crawl out from under me.... Loads of fun, like being on a slick track, My old butt wasn't up for the challenge LOL

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x3wY33YUHQ&feature=youtu.be

 6 
 on: Today at 03:26:13 
Started by sonic - Last post by Fiatdude
The Guys at CarCraft in Riverside CA were able to get we all those parts when I put a bus trans in my Ghia !!

http://carcraftstore.com/

 7 
 on: September 23, 2018, 23:46:15 PM 
Started by nicolas - Last post by richie
Guided, never have to worry about clips coming off and bearing dropping into clutch, VW made improvements for a reason Wink

 8 
 on: September 23, 2018, 21:06:28 PM 
Started by chateau la fete - Last post by melvin
i have 2 ones but they are 6,5 wide

 9 
 on: September 23, 2018, 20:16:53 PM 
Started by Luftkraft - Last post by Abadco2
This will get me in trouble but, "ignoring the white Elephant in the room," if the camera was aimed at the 914, and the Speedster was caught in the back ground would anyone here address it?
Or should the emphasis be on four bolt pattern wheels and possibly a motor from the 914-6?


They are 5 lug "gasburner"wheels on 914 which is why I would want them, neither of the cars do anything for me, never understood the love for speedsters, think they are ugly, much prefer a early 356 coupe, so while someone "finding" those 2 cars in an old building might be cool this is a VW cal look forum not a Porsche forum so to me they are both just potential parts cars for a Hot VW Wink

cheers Richie
Understood.
But this picture was posted on a VW Cal look forum in the first place. So focus only on wheels. Might want to sell off the Speedster and buy what ever wheels you prefer?
Regards.

 10 
 on: September 23, 2018, 19:46:51 PM 
Started by PPRMicke - Last post by PPRMicke
There will be more car for every day  Cheesy
Some pictures on the building
/// Micke

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