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RE: Looking for information on short studs

Well, not being from anywhere close to California (Massachusetts to be exact), is
this something that can be sent out to be done?  Or, do I have the pleasure of
trying to find someone in this wonderful state to do it?

> I have a 1962 notchback which is in the process of being restored.
> It has long studs on the cylinder heads. In "How to keep your VW Alive", John
> suggests that you have VW put in a 'Stud Kit" which actually puts in Short
> Maybe? What's the benefit of changing the studs? Anybody done it?

The long studs passed through the bottom of the rocker box and into a
meaty part of the head.  This seemed like a good idea, but it soon
became clear that engine vibration caused these heads to develop oil
leaks where the studs passed through.  The fix was to just thread
them into the rocker box, thus avoiding all the relative motion that
wore away metal and caused the leaks.

This was a standard fix years ago, and someone out there can
probably do this for you now.  You might call RIMCO in Southern Cal.
It is worth doing, especially if the heads are already off the car.
All heads made after the early 60s were made with the short studs.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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