2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

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sshulk
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2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:37 pm

Hello. I am new the STF. I have been on the samba and getting great help. Just not a lot of people who know about type 4 are on there. So i bring my questions here :D I'm putting a 2056 type 4 engine into my 73 super beetle. I am getting 2 litre 42x36 HAM heads from Len Hoffman. He asked what camshaft I would be using so he could properly shim the valve springs based on the lift. I want to use a raby cam kit from the type 4 store but I am unsure of which to use. So I ask, what camshaft would be best for me. Its a street car that I will occasionally use for possibly some autocross. It has 195/45/r15 tyres and Im going to use the stock vw transmisssion or possibly upgrade to a 901 transmission in the future. Thanks in Advance, Max

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by Clatter » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:12 pm

Camshaft is always the very last thing you select.

Figure out every single other component you will be running with your motor first,
Then ask again.
"Oh, You don't need to do all that... The valve seats are just going to fall out of it anyway!"
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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:19 pm

I have a list of everything i plan on using. Len said the heads should be done within 6 to 8 weeks so i need to let him know the cam lift so he can shim the valve springs

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by wreck » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:34 am

Best thing would be to get in contact with Jake Raby and get this advise , as far as I know Jake doesn't advertise cam specifications so it makes it hard to get advise from anybody else .
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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:25 am

Ok, How can I talk to him just ring him up or does he have a forum i could ask questions on?

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by wreck » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:35 am

parts@aircooledtechnology.com ;http://aircooledtechnology.com. Let him know Len is doing the heads . Get his advise on what cam is best suited .
No matter where you go , there you are !

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:56 am

Great. Thank you!

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:56 am

Great. Thank you!

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:03 am

After trying to reach jake for info I got a email delivery error. Any other ways to get in touch?

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by patto » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:25 pm

maybe just go with John @ aircooled.net im sure he can help if you have the flow numbers available for him.

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Re: 2056 type 4 in beetle camshaft selection

Post by sshulk » Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:33 pm

Maybe. Only thing is I’ve heard great things about these raby cam kits. They also come with the lifters. Cam gear. Pushrods. 911 adjusters. Everything I’m going to buy all put together in one kit you know? But if raby or the type 4 store doesn’t reply I guess I’d have to go with a webcam

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