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Barber
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VW Engine case replacements

Post by Barber » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi there

sadly I have just found out that my Colibri's VW engine has a big crack at the rear of the casing and will have to be replaced. I know that GPAC sell VW engine cases. However, being quite 'green' on the engineering side (i mean inexperienced), I wonder if there are any other decent sources of a new case in Europe where the shipping costs would not be so great.

If anyone can recommend a source of a VW engine I would appreciate it. I am looking to do as little remachineing as possible as this is not my thing. I have a 1834 cc engine so the cylinder barrels will have to be altered if its a stock 1600cc.

Or if anyone has a spare engine for sale out there?

All help much appreciated.

Thanks

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Post by G.Dawes » Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:08 pm

I think that if you look up GSF they will have all the bits you ever need.
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Post by Nick Allen » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:10 pm

Tony, I've sent you a PM...
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Post by Noel Howard » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:13 pm

VW Heritage Parts Centre Ltd., 9-11 Consort Way, Victoria Business Park,Burgess Hill, RH15 9TJ could supply a case ready machined to accomodate your cylinders. I have one of their cases on my VP-1 with 1835 cc cylinders. Their phone number is 0845 873 7242.
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VW Engine case

Post by Ian Pearson » Fri Oct 07, 2011 8:00 am

Hi, Have just spotted your request for engine case.I have two, both with crank shafts. Give me a call on 01326316099 if of any use.

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Post by cardiffrob » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:23 pm

Image

One of these would be great for a onversion since you could get a larger capacity without weakening the case. Quite pricey, though.
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Post by Nick Allen » Sun Oct 09, 2011 2:56 pm

Rob, I know there was a discussion about VW cases a while back... but I can't find the thread! Who makes this one? Is it a Scat? Cheers, N

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Post by Barber » Fri Oct 14, 2011 8:41 pm

Thanks everyone for your pointers. Also found a place called www.machine7.com which seem good value and do the magnesium cases which sound best.
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Post by cardiffrob » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:50 am

Nick. I think it says Autocraft in the pic. Can't remember where I found the picture.
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Post by Ian Melville » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:24 am


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Post by Ian Melville » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:11 am

BTW there is a VW derived engine in development in Brazil. called the Motorav, and has Igniflex electronic ignition.

There is a CX4 flying down there with a prototype engine, and I understand they exhibited at AirVenture

The only description I can find is that the head fins are enlarged.

There are several YouTube clips of the CX4, but none show the engine. The Igniflex site is all Brazillian, though a Spanish speaker should be able to read that, or just Google translate.

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Post by Bill Scott » Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:23 am

Ian, I think the native language in Brazil is Portuguese, not Spanish. They all sound the same to me and need to be told to speak proppa English if they want to get ahead in this aviation game ;)

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Post by Ian Melville » Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:13 am

:oops:
Apologies to any Spanish, Portuguese or Brazillian readers.

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Post by Brian Hope » Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:55 am

There's a picture of some of the Brazilian RIMA aero VW engine parts on page 22 of the May issue of the mag. The engine was at Sun n Fun. Heavily finned single heads and strengthened cases tackle some of the inherant weaknesses in the high power VW conversions. No prices were available at the time but it was said that they would be comparable with other VW conversions on the market.

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Post by Ian Melville » Mon Oct 17, 2011 7:43 pm

The figure I have seen quoted was $12,000, but what do you get for that?
Even if it is an all-you-need price then I still think it is a bit expensive.

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