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Re: prices on parts



> For $ 137.36 At my local vw repair/part shop I can get
>     1 piston set
>     all 16 new push rod tubes
>     1 set of cool tins
>     1 gasket set
> 
> now does this sound like a good price ?????  this shop is only about 20
> miles away. I might be able to beat this in Las Vegas but I am not sure if I
> can once I figure in the gas for 150 mile trip.

> Yep my 68 square should be running by the end of Aug. if all goes right and
> I don't lose my job

I assume you mean pistons and cylinders w/rings and piston pins, then 
this is an okay price.  Don't expect these to be your only expense.  
You will need bearings, case work, valve and head parts and labor, 
etc.

The cool tin will not fit the 68 unless you also replace other parts 
as well.  Unless you can find a donor engine, in which case you would 
probably be better off just rebuilding it since there were some 
substantial improvements in 70, there is little chance of getting the 
other parts you would need.  The OE cooling parts will be fine.  Your 
biggest problem will be avoiding the many pitfalls that will not be 
obvious to the beginner at VW engines.

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