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Longblock Engine Disassembly

A few days ago my friend Dwayne helped me lift the engine up onto the engine stand I purchased. This made it much easier to start working on the engine disassembly. Today I disassembled the engine down to the short block. I found a few surprises in the process. First off, the push rod tubes … Continue reading »

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Engine Parts Arrive

My new engine parts are finally here! I ordered these parts through Central Texas Autowerks, where I got a great deal. I ordered AA brand 94mm cylinders and pistons. I ordered a 74mm crankshaft from CB Performance along with a crankcase breather and a new camshaft gear. I also ordered Los Bandito cylinder heads from … Continue reading »

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First Tune Up

Today I went out to tune up the bug. After replacing the points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, and spark plug wires I found that I could no longer turn the engine past bottom dead center (BDC). Turning it over by hand results in a hard stop right before BDC. I removed the valve covers but … Continue reading »

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