Something strange in every stash

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#76 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:06 pm

Ok, who's eye can pick out what wrong with this engine and why was it done?
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#77 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 pm

Bad rollover? :D

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#78 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:14 pm

Vic Skirmants wrote:
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Bad rollover? :D
Nope, this was deliberate.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#79 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:58 pm

To fit under the bed of a Beetle pickup conversion?
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#80 Post by Vic Skirmants » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:51 pm

Martin Benade wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:58 pm
To fit under the bed of a Beetle pickup conversion?
Bingo! :D

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#81 Post by Greg Scallon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:21 pm

Hmm? To make it easier to pull the shroud for an engine-in oil cooler replacement?

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Re: Something strange in every stash

#82 Post by Wes Bender » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:02 pm

The distributor appears to have been rotated about 90*. Maybe to clear something? Generator pulley also looks a little large, or at least with most shims missing.
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#83 Post by Jules Dielen » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:03 pm

that would feel right at home in a split window vw bus
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#84 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:10 pm

VW generator pulley.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#85 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:18 pm

The engine was in a Fiberfab Avenger, didn't fit, they made it fit.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#86 Post by bil brown » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:19 pm

tin above valve covers on wrong
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#87 Post by Martin Benade » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:25 pm

I thought an Avenger was made to fit a VW
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#88 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:29 pm

Martin Benade wrote:
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I thought an Avenger was made to fit a VW
I had one one time where it had a 356 engine, but apparently whoever did this one felt the need to modify.
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#89 Post by Mark Sabbann » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:16 am

The fan shroud was modified for one of those extremely rare flat-sided impellers. You scored Adam!
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Re: Something strange in every stash

#90 Post by George Hussey » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:04 am

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I found this in my garage!
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