1956 356 "GT"

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Vic Skirmants
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Re: 1956 356 "GT"

#46 Post by Vic Skirmants » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:42 am

Still wrong; in my opinion.

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Harlan Halsey
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Re: 1956 356 "GT"

#47 Post by Harlan Halsey » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:18 am

Regarding the steering box, I see that Stoddard has new ones listed.

Regarding the push rods, I think Chuck Forge was using some cut to length after market pushrods. Vic, do you know about current sources? Seems like a simple solution.

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Re: 1956 356 "GT"

#48 Post by Trond Vidar » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:30 pm

Some interesting reading

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/line ... _1379.html

Not sure if I get it absolutely correct on this but as a start.
Eg 6 inch long cylinder in cast and delta temperature 250 degrees C (cold to hot)

Cast cylinder would expand to 6.0161 inches
The alu rod would expand to 6.0345 inches

Thats a 0,0184 inch difference, or 0,046736 mm and if valves set cold at 0.15 and 0.20 mm this could give very tight valves at hot engine.
Rod is somewhat longer but head is alu in Porsche world, now the cylinder bolts are steel but maybe they just stretch with the assembly.

CSP have reasonably priced rods
https://www.csp-shop.com/en/engine/push ... 1829a.html
'56A coupe & '63B coupe, ..photos

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Re: 1956 356 "GT"

#49 Post by Trond Vidar » Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:06 am

Not much happened with the car last month but I have been off to the US east for work & west for the holidays.

I had the pleasure of meeting a few fellow 356 members in Tustin CA for cars and coffee, here we have Rich and Bob if I rememeber correct or maybe it was Santa Claus and Bob.
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356 in Tustin
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Peterson Museum, lots of nice Porsche's but best of all were the Bruce Meyer Ferrari's (250 TR and 250 SWB), so nice to let people walk up and even peek inside these $$ cars.
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Peterson 550
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Had to get something better than a KIA for the roadtip to and around Las Vegas++, the Camaro was nice if somewhat limited vision.
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Route 66
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.....back to rods, rocker assemblies and new piston rings!
'56A coupe & '63B coupe, ..photos

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