Denz
2010-10-13T22:22:08Z
Evening all,

Just wondered whether anyone could recommend someone in the UK to align bore my 1955 (year) 36HP crankcase, which is on the wrong side of tolerance limits? I've tried Bears and Stateside Tuning but no joy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Denz
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vintagebug
2010-10-13T23:00:40Z
John Maher? Not sure if he's still doing engine rebuilds? Maybe a bit far from you though!
Or Laurie Petit?
The Engine Shop in Kent?

Having said that, I've not used any of those guys, they were just the first ones to come into my head!
Dave
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Denz
2010-10-14T00:06:41Z
Well John Maher in Scotland is nearer than Rimco in California!!!

Thanks for the heads up on names.
Rich Oakley
2010-10-14T07:53:13Z
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55Kab
2010-10-14T11:10:33Z
vintagebug wrote:

John Maher? Not sure if he's still doing engine rebuilds? Maybe a bit far from you though!



John is still very much doing engine rebuilds and being on the Isle of Harris is not a problem as all his work is regularly shipped in/out by Parcel Force on a pallet.

Not sure if he handles sewing machine engines though. :wink:

GKL 7
2010-10-14T17:24:19Z
JMR 100% vouch for the guy.:beer:
He sells engines to California,ice cream to eskimos or what!!
Probably only cost you about £25 to get your engine case up there.
I sent a full transaxel strapped to a pallet from North Wales to London for £50.

Ha Ha Martin,he built me a beautiful 25hp unit when he was in Manchester.
Denz
2010-10-14T18:02:13Z
55Kab wrote:

John is still very much doing engine rebuilds and being on the Isle of Harris is not a problem as all his work is regularly shipped in/out by Parcel Force on a pallet.

Not sure if he handles sewing machine engines though. :wink:



I prefer the term lawnmower engine!!!:lol:

I'm gonna be wincing the first time you launch your cab up the strip at Santa pod. :wink:


pre67vw
2010-10-14T20:47:39Z
Denz wrote:



I'm gonna be wincing the first time you launch your cab up the strip at Santa pod. :wink:




That'll soon pass when you get in your car to drive home, while the cab gets loaded onto a trailer with a busted gearbox

Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
ianmac
2010-10-14T21:05:28Z
john maher told me he didn't have the tool for 30hp (36hp) cases.

let me know if you find anyone:?:
55Kab
2010-10-14T21:46:46Z
pre67vw wrote:

busted gearbox



[-x :lol:

Never happen...do you know who built the gearbox :?: :!:

55Kab
2010-10-14T21:47:49Z
Denz wrote:

I'm gonna be wincing the first time you launch your cab up the strip at Santa pod. :wink:



So will I..... :lol:

GKL 7
2010-10-14T22:08:56Z
55Kab wrote:

[-x :lol:

Never happen...do you know who built the gearbox :?: :!:



Probably some guy called Berg.
Not cheap, but as Gene once said "Cry Once".
JD
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2010-10-14T22:35:51Z
55Kab wrote:

[-x :lol:

Never happen...do you know who built the gearbox :?: :!:



I´d be more worried about the door gaps after a hard pass.:shock:
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pre67vw
2010-10-14T23:38:26Z
55Kab wrote:

[-x :lol:

Never happen...do you know who built the gearbox :?: :!:



:lol: :lol:

have you never been racing before?

Doesn't matter who built it, shit happens. Lets just hope its not another victim of the top end roll over that beetles are known for... (although thats more of a swing axle thing)
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
55Kab
2010-10-15T06:17:58Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

Probably some guy called Berg.
Not cheap, but as Gene once said "Cry Once".



Some guy called Maher...:wink:

I did cry, but I've got used to that...:lol:
55Kab
2010-10-15T06:20:23Z
pre67vw wrote:

:lol: :lol:

have you never been racing before?

Doesn't matter who built it, shit happens. Lets just hope its not another victim of the top end roll over that beetles are known for... (although thats more of a swing axle thing)



:lol: :lol:

TBH it's a nice idea, to see what time I could get out of it...but that's probably all it will stay...an idea as the risks are not worth potential pain :wink:

Denz
2010-10-15T10:00:37Z
ianmac wrote:

john maher told me he didn't have the tool for 30hp (36hp) cases.

let me know if you find anyone:?:



This is the worry. Stateside Tuning and Bears have already told me the same thing. Apparently there isn't the demand for the service anymore to warrant keeping the tooling setup.

I'll try the other contacts from this thread and let you know how I get on.
GKL 7
2010-10-15T16:22:21Z
BBT Belgium will surely do it.
And if you make prior arrangements,you can pick up and drop off in Birmingham,London or Brighton.
RoRoVw
2010-10-15T18:30:56Z
Yes BBT definately do that job. £300 was the last figure I heard quoted.
Denz
2010-10-15T20:54:00Z
£300?!?:shock: a bit steep.
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