taller lash caps...

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taller lash caps...

Postby gcorrado » Thu Nov 15, 2007 9:47 pm

desperately needed. the bergs are out of stock at the moment - any one know where i could get a set?
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Postby Marc » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:37 am

To clarify, you need some that will increase the valvestem effective length by ~.130" versus the "normal" .080"?
In a pinch you can cut some tiny circles out of tough steel sheetmetal (perhaps a .040"+ feeler gauge?) and sandwich them between the stem & lashcap. I used this dodge years ago to adjust the valves on a Rabbit race head with Alfa-Romeo buckets (lighter than VW, but no interchangeable pucks to allow lash adjustment) and never experienced any problems...
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Re: taller lash caps...

Postby stealth67vw » Fri Nov 16, 2007 12:41 pm

gcorrado wrote:desperately needed. the bergs are out of stock at the moment - any one know where i could get a set?


I think they are out of stock on everything. :cry: I've called to order parts over the last 6 months and they are always out of stock. Makes for a very slow engine build.
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Postby terry cloyd » Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:20 pm

Call Del West there in Calif.

http://www.delwestusa.com/manufactured/
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Postby gcorrado » Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:14 pm

Marc wrote:To clarify, you need some that will increase the valvestem effective length by ~.130" versus the "normal" .080"?


Exactly correct. The Scat one's I have mic out at .075" and really 0.150" would be absolutely absolutely perfect, but the 0.130" would definitely do just fine.

Marc wrote: In a pinch you can cut some tiny circles out of tough steel sheetmetal (perhaps a .040"+ feeler gauge?) and sandwich them between the stem & lashcap. I used this dodge years ago to adjust the valves on a Rabbit race head with Alfa-Romeo buckets (lighter than VW, but no interchangeable pucks to allow lash adjustment) and never experienced any problems...


an interesting thought. ugly, and bit of work though.
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Postby gcorrado » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:10 pm

terry cloyd wrote:Call Del West there in Calif.
http://www.delwestusa.com/manufactured/


Good tip, they were very friendly, and more than likely the Berg's source.

They're out stock on the Berg's tall size:
0.130" thick + 0.140" skirt on a 0.311" diameter

They said the could do another run, but they'd charge ~$9 a cap, and that the minimum run would be ~40 caps. I'd be willing to pay ~$75 for a set, but I doubt I could find four other saps who would on in on a group buy with me.

But if anybody has a set of these things, even used, and want's to get double what the Berg's charge NEW... private message me.
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Postby Tom in PA » Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:35 pm

I could use a set a well, was going to post a similar question a week or so ago. 75 bucks is a bit steep though. If you were able to find a few others interested, I'd prob go along just so I could get my setup the way I want it.

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Postby Clatter » Sun Nov 18, 2007 7:31 pm

http://www.vacmotorsports.com/

These guys got me squared away.

Custom size lash-cap makes for ideal geometry, not compromised to an available size.

With all of the different heads, and especially rockers... (1:4s :roll: ) It ends up being the only way to get it _right_ a lot of times anymore.
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Postby gcorrado » Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:57 pm

Clatter wrote:http://www.vacmotorsports.com/
These guys got me squared away.


MY SAVIOR!!!

$71.60 for a set (plus shipping and handling) is nothing to sneeze at, but it seem like it's the best option.

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From their site:
Our VAC Lash Caps are designed to fit on the valve stem tip and are available for 6mm, 7mm, and 8mm diameter valves. We stock a variety of thicknesses and these lash caps are available from .060" (1.5mm) to .200" (5mm) thick. We can special order any size in quantity. Our Lash Caps are hardened for durability and reliability and can be ground down to desired thickness.

Must Specify Thickness Needed.

VAC 6mm Lash Caps, sold individually #VAC-LC-6 $8.95
VAC 7mm Lash Caps, sold individually #VAC-LC-7 $8.95
VAC 8mm Lash Caps, sold individually #VAC-LC-8 $8.95

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Postby Tom in PA » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:18 pm

cool, I'll get things mocked up better then give them a call.

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