1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

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1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#1 Post by Joe Ruiz » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:40 am

Started up this Pre-A 1500cc typ 546 2pc. engine today for a gentleman's 1954 coupe in Switzerland.
Purrs like a kitten at idle and roars like a lion at throttle!

Here's the You Tube video link below to view at full length and "full screen" size:

https://youtu.be/yoobj-FfLcs

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Re: 1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#2 Post by Daryl Bertram » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:38 pm

A work of art and sounds lovely. Thank you for posting! :-)

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Re: 1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#3 Post by David Green » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 pm

Joe,
This is beautiful and am impressed with your use of Alodine. I tried once and gave up quickly!
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#4 Post by Joe Ruiz » Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi Dave,

The person that does the treatment on my magnesium blocks does not use Alodine.
Alodine is used primarily on aluminum.
David Green wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Joe,
This is beautiful and am impressed with your use of Alodine. I tried once and gave up quickly!
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Re: 1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#5 Post by Erik Thomas » Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:38 am

Joe:

That is excellent work indeed. Nice to see the attention to details. Just collecting the parts for one of those engines is an accomplishment.

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Re: 1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#6 Post by Phil Parry » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 am

Joe Ruiz wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Hi Dave,

The person that does the treatment on my magnesium blocks does not use Alodine.
Alodine is used primarily on aluminum.

What does he use Joe?
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#7 Post by Joe Ruiz » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:49 pm

Phil Parry wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:08 am
Joe Ruiz wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:46 pm
Hi Dave,

The person that does the treatment on my magnesium blocks does not use Alodine.
Alodine is used primarily on aluminum.

What does he use Joe?
It's a (3) part process once the block is prepared correctly. I'm not a chemist and I don't ask since he works for an aerospace company
that is contracted by the U.S. Government. Besides, chemicals are dangerous and wouldn't even think of doing this myself.....

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#8 Post by Paul Hatfield » Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:38 pm

Very nice work indeed!
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#9 Post by Joe Ruiz » Sun May 26, 2019 2:40 pm

Paul Hatfield wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Very nice work indeed!
Thank you Paul! Still considering your fan belts......... :wink:

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#10 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue May 28, 2019 1:59 pm

Again- great work Joe. As for the belts, first batch of 2 piece case belts should be done this week or early next week. Contact me off-line with questions or to order.
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Re: 1954 Pre-A typ 546 1500cc 2pc. Porsche Engine

#11 Post by Bruce Grant » Thu May 30, 2019 8:39 am

Way to go Mr Okrasa :-) ! My 1500S is still not there yet, but one day!!

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