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Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 05:45 AM
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New engine I got ended up having bad rings! low compression(90psi) on one cylinder and 95psi on the rest.

I had major oil leaking because of all the positive crank case pressure from bad rings.

This is at idle...



that would be abou 55psi!!

Called the guy up, he completely backs up his work fortunately. and he is replacing it with a new one tomorrow for free! woo!

Glad I at least bought an engine from a guy who isn't a scam


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1600DP, Class 11 Roll Cage, Crow Harnesses, Fuel Cell, IRS Conversion, Ball Joint, mostly stock but so much fun!!

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wellll, looks like the the guy I got it from is pretty stupid. I got the new engine back(he put different heads and rings on), and I got it running and it would not stop popping from cylinder 1! adjusted the valves, set the timing, looked it over... did NOT know what was wrong.

took off the valve cover again cuz I figured the exhaust or intake valve was sticking.

The guy did not put the pushrod into the little hole on the rocker arm!!!! so the valves weren't even opening. all fixed now. car runs great!


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Glad you found it was an easy fix


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Wow it has been a long time since I have updated this!

Things completed...

-Class 11 cage with alot more bars added
-IRS Conversion
-Cut and turned front beam, new bushings
-Summit Racing 10 Gallon fuel cell w/foam mounted behind the seats
-Two 6x9 Speakers and a Sub
-Replaced ALL brake lines, hardlines, wheel cylinders, and pads


In the works...
-Full front cage work to replace frame head


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Post Post subject: My Blue Baja Build...
Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:07 PM
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Pics or it didn't happen...


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lol for sure, I'll get some pics this weekend


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Post Post subject: My Blue Baja Build...
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Haven't got the motor back in yet but here are the pics you requested.

Reinforced Tie Rods



Roll Cage







Rhino Liner On top and bottom of the pan



Before the IRS conversion was sagging a bit lol




Still sagging after conversion




Took the front suspension apart for a cut and turn. Ended up having to buy a new beam since mine was bent beyond belief so I bought an already cut and turned one and swapped all my parts from the old beam into it.








Finally Reindexed rear with IRS and Ball joint front end cut and turned




Fuel Cell mounted behind seats not completely finished yet




yeah, it happened jon6.0 haha


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Motor is in and the fuel cell is welded in!!








Also, VDO Voltmeter installed



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Snapped a clutch cable offroading in stoddard, that's okay, it was fraying anyways and needed replacing. There a big pain to replace...




pulled the pedal assembly...


Trying to find the tiny little tube to put the new cable into...



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NEW TORSION!!!!! 28mm 26-9/16" Sway a way!!!



These things are thick!



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Pictures with the new torsions in...





Also notched my spring plates 1/4"




AND, new Alternator!!!!




Up Next, VW Thing Axles/CV's. Type 2 Drive Flanges and stub axles!


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Got some Bilstein 5150 Shocks for the rear...





Mounted them today, I'll get some pictures tomorrow when it's light out.

Also replaced the master cylinder with a dual circuit, finally fixed the brakes problem!!


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