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Old 10-06-2018, 06:32 PM
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Lifter looks okay to me...could not get a clear photo... If I try to seat the push rod, it sits fine... I will order a new push rod and try again...






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Old 10-06-2018, 07:24 PM
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Push rod ordered. Should arrive in around 4 days. Will report back once everything is in place.
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The eternal optimistic...I hope nothing else was damaged in the process. Hoping others chime in with comments.

Other observations. When I pumped the gasoline with the manual pump...lots of leaks from the carbs... adjusted all the nuts and bolts, all those leaks stopped. This was way before starting the car. After the car ran, did not see any other gas leaks.

No leaks from anywhere in the engine. I know ot was a brief run, but happy nonetheless to still see everything dry.

The fact it started so easy...was happy there for a moment.

Fingers crossed that there is no additional harm done...
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Old 10-16-2018, 02:46 PM
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A couple of photos... cowl arrived. Additional filters (for both the stock filter and the additional full flow system from Ron)


and a magnetic swivel spark plug socket...

Also ordered a VDO dual sender (oil pressure and idiot light), like that in the photo below, so that I can monitor oil pressure while doing the break-in on the stand. I got a VDO oil pressure gauge on the temporary panel...




Push rod should be here Thursday... hoping to start it again Friday...
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:14 AM
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Dude! Looks great. I don't think you have anything to worry about with the pushrod issue. I have seen way worse with home built VW engines that lasted for years & years with other pushrod snafus. Roll on! Good progress.
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Old 10-21-2018, 09:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr Michael B View Post
Dude! Looks great. I don't think you have anything to worry about with the pushrod issue. I have seen way worse with home built VW engines that lasted for years & years with other pushrod snafus. Roll on! Good progress.
I sure hope so. I got the push rod and when installing I noticed roughness on the rocker and shaft. Looks like the pushrod being incorrectly installed also damaged the rocker shaft. I have sent those to Partklassik for reconditioning again (most likely it will mean a new rocker shaft). Will report back once those parts get in.

Oh, and also found a new set of throttle levers...could not resist and ordered a set

https://www.ebay.com/itm/PORSCHE-912...item3d5ce3693d
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It is alive!!! I set the timing at idle with the timing light I had.. now I just need to learn how to adjust the carburetors... I have the documents Mike Horton shared. I just need to follow the steps in there... wohoooo!!!

Second run


Third run


Fourth run


How long do I have to let it run for the break-in???
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This is just great! Well done.

My rebuild got a 20 minute break-in for the cam. Then a 200 mile stretch of variying RPM (under 4000) with no full throttle pass. Then I started to drive it under around 4000 RPM with an occasional roll up to 6000 (still not full throttle). At 500 miles I changed the oil & drove it like I would normally, including full throttle for fun.

I adjusted the Webers on mine three times in total, and may make it four soon!
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This is just great! Well done.

My rebuild got a 20 minute break-in for the cam. Then a 200 mile stretch of variying RPM (under 4000) with no full throttle pass. Then I started to drive it under around 4000 RPM with an occasional roll up to 6000 (still not full throttle). At 500 miles I changed the oil & drove it like I would normally, including full throttle for fun.

I adjusted the Webers on mine three times in total, and may make it four soon!
Thank you. In addition to the synchrometer (have it already), I will order the P78 and P25a tools to adjust the carbs. I have been reading on the process and watching a couple of videos. I did not do this while I had them on the bench...I should have...

https://porsche356registry.org/article/47
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Got the P78 tool from Stoddard and Tim was kind enough to give me the vial needed with paper clip and all





Also found a chrome face plate for my radio. Finally! And it did not cost me a gazillion dollars like every other one that I was coming across...


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Received the chrome trim from Germany. Radio is done!

A couple of photos taking it apart to check the light bulb...I order to spares only to find out that the one in there was working... it was just green.

Also one photo with the metal plate to correct the hole made by the previous owner when he installed a larger radio.










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