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Re: [T3] Speaking of 2.0L Motors.....


On 4 Jan 2005 at 23:13, John Jaranson wrote:

> I don't know about the extra 0.8mm either.  SCAT seems to be the only 
> crank manufacturer that does that.

I was thinking of it as 0.2 mm UNDER 79mm, rather than 0.8 mm over 78mm. I 
thought 79 was the "standard" since the stock stroke is 69 mm and the stroker 
cranks seemed to go up in 5 mm steps, although there's really no reason why 
this has to be this way. Is 78 mm also a "standard?" As you can imagine, I 
don't follow this darkside stuff much.

I doubt if SCAT is a manufacturer of anything. I suspect they are just a brand 
name that markets much of the same stuff that everyone else sells.

I trust John Connelly at aircooled.net, much the same as I would trust Berg, to 
supply only truly good parts. I have much less confidence in the big marketers 
like SCAT.

Places like SCAT will tell you something like, "Yes, we've been having trouble 
with our supplier for that part." You're only likely to hear this from them 
after the fact, and they never explain why they continue to buy and sell that 
part in spite of the quality problems.

Places like Berg and Aircooled will tell you, "Sorry, but we just can't get 
good quality Widgets these days." As a result, they'll either not sell them at 
all, or they'll sell them with a caution. They'll print this right on their web 
site or catalog, right up front.

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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