After reaming out the bushes with a handreamer, the new painted dropped spindles were pressed in place and things are as new with a 2.5 inch dropped ride height.
The broken valve guide
The renewed heads, sandblasted and fitted with new guides and seats
Engine back together with new bearings, redone heads and new pistons and cilinders
The completed refreshed engine with repainted tinware ready to get back in the car...
To get the type 4 engine a little cooler, the oil-cooler was relocated using a home made bracket with protector.
The plan is to pep up the little 30-horse powerplant a little.
Innerwings have been sanded back to bare metal, then a coat of anti-rust primer and primer was applied.
As this is my daily driver I finished things of with some stone-guard was used before I laid on some paint.
While the frontwings were removed, I had them sandblasted. Some welding was done before they were painted and mounted back...
Another rusttrap that was tackled at the same time was the gutter to hold the underbonnet weatherstrip. This was remover, cleaned up, repainted. A new aftermarket rubber was mounted to the hood.
One of the repaired heads...
First intentions was to put this powerplant into a T2b single cab but plans changed when the engine in the owner his 67 bug (which I build for my Mexican daily driver some 10 years ago and later on sold it) felt like it has had the best of it.
So we decided to put the new engine into the bug.
Engine is pretty mild and features all new bearings, Engle 110 cam, new cam followers,Gene Berg valve springs on bolt-on rocker arms. Carbs are Dell Orto 40'ies operated by a BAS-lickage. Ingintion comes from a classic 009 distibutor with Compu-Fire and Bosch blue coil.
Original fuel-pomp has been replaced by an electric Bugpack unit.