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Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Slow Steve on Sat 7 May - 20:43

So I pulled Kelly's engine out of her 71 fasty due to chatter at high rpms and an exxon valdez oil leak out of the rear main seal. I didn't take many pics up to this point but will take more moving forward. Crank is off at the machine shop getting some love and case is getting some case savers. I'm going to do the guides and possibly valve job myself; We will see how it goes. Post pics as I go.

Here's the engine pulled and being supported by my top-o-line engine stand Laughing


I think I found the culprit of the chatter:


And the rattling crank caused this:

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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Blue Totoro on Sun 8 May - 3:21

Good luck with the semi-rebuild, Steve. Is the house next to you for sale/rent? Very Happy
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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Slow Steve on Sun 8 May - 11:24

Blue Totoro wrote:Good luck with the semi-rebuild, Steve. Is the house next to you for sale/rent? Very Happy

Thanks! It's not a semi-rebuild. Crank ground, new rods/rings/crank/cam bearings, found out that PO decided to change two pistons so that made the engine unbalanced which means new pistons and jugs, heads will also be rebuilt. I will also rebuild both carbs, case savers. I think that pretty much covers it besides all the regular stuff.

Did you ever get that ghia and welder you spoke of?

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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Jerry Hundley on Sun 8 May - 14:57

Are you getting the case checked out also????
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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Slow Steve on Sun 8 May - 23:05

oh yeah, block is getting checked out and align bored if needed. Now the waiting game until I get stuff back from machine shop.... owell I guess I got some time for my other crap sitting in the driveway

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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  puddle pirate on Wed 18 May - 22:51

What machine shop are you using? I am looking for a new shop. I have to get a 1.7 crank stroked out to a 2.0 for my sons type 4 engine. I also need to get fly cutting done for my Super
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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Slow Steve on Fri 20 May - 18:37

puddle pirate wrote:What machine shop are you using? I am looking for a new shop. I have to get a 1.7 crank stroked out to a 2.0 for my sons type 4 engine. I also need to get fly cutting done for my Super

The best machine shop around in my opinion is the one right behind the advance auto on Hull st. right off of Chippenham parkway. There is a row of buildings right behind AA and he is on the last on left. I took my spindles to get the king pins pressed out, he looked and said ahh VW, I haven't seen those in a little while. I talkled to him for about a half hour and then he did the king pins right then. No waiting. good guy and I have heard others speak highly of him.

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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  Slow Steve on Fri 20 May - 18:43

Sorry for the delay in posts, but here you go. I did the assembly at Smitty's. Cool old cat with tons of knowledge and tools I don't have Wink .









This part cracked me up. I didn't have any help to get the engine out of my element so I had to do it in steps. Notice the pallet, with tool box stacked. Laughing







She's in and running smooth. Don't hate on my pro-work shop that consists of plywood and a blanket to lie on so the rocks don't hurt to bad. Laughing Well what do you guys think? Took longer than I wanted it to. Stay tuned for a paint job next. I'm going to try out my hand at body work and paint. See how it goes. I will start a new thread for that one.


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Re: Kelly's fasty engine rebuild.

Post  roy63 on Fri 20 May - 22:42

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