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<x-flowed>On Jul 5, 2006, at 9:16 AM, Jim Adney wrote:
Does the oil cooler mount on the case look like it's farther to the rear of the
engine than on modern cases? Your oil cooler is actually more over the # 4
cylinder than the # 3. I notice that the air cleaner also seems to be mounted
farther to the rear.
The left end of the oil cooler seems to mount to the left top tin. I guess this
means that the early type 3 cooler is NOT the same as the beetle's. Is it the
same as a 356 Porsche?
You were probably lucky to get those rear top tin pieces, even though they were
mounted on the wrong side. Was everything else there? There's almost always
something missing from engines this old, especially from engines this unique
where people weren't familiar with where things belonged.
The case should have the cam running right against the case material,
but RIMCO can bore the cam tunnel for std size modern cam bearings. That's
probably a good thing to do to this case.
If you have to replace a head, you might be able to find a 40 hp head
that could be converted, but it would probably have a different casting part
I'm actually surprised that this head has a 311 casting number since I thought VW would have just made this part from the 40 hp casting.
Probably due to the larger valves.
Scott 62 343
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