68 baja build

Offroad VW based vehicles have problems/insights all their own. Not to mention the knowledge gained in VW durability.

Moderators: Leatherneck, rickosuave1987

Post Reply
User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 am

Yeah its a 12v
Picked up a clutch and the rest of the doghouse parts.
Hopefully going on this weekend.

If I feel up to it I'm getting wisdom teeth pulled

Sent from my LG-H872 using Tapatalk


Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:03 am

Got some done. Motor is half in struggling to get it fully installed. Not sure why.
Brakes are together but need a full system bleed.

Dohouse cooling is now on my new motor.

New clutch and pressure plate.

Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

User avatar
dustymojave
Posts: 2011
Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:08 am
Location: Lake LA, Mojave Desert, SoCal

Re: 68 baja build

Post by dustymojave » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:32 pm

My wisdom teeth were all 4 pulled one day when I was 20. 4 hours of surgery. Drugs were fun afterward until I sobered up.

Sounds like you're making progress.
Richard
Lake LA, Mojave Desert, SoCal
Speed Kills!, but then...So does OLD AGE!!
A.R.T.S. OffRoad Race Tech Inspection
MDR / MORE / Glen Helen BajaCup Challenge
AKA: MojaveRacer208
'58 Baja with 815K Miles and counting

User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:12 pm

bad news.
that motor i bought has an odd sound. sort of a knock but not heavy enough to be and rod knock and sounds like its not as deep as a rod knock possibly wrist pin.
so not sure what im gonna do. does appear to have brand new single port heads. and maybe the case is good.
Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm

Been beating around the bush for a while but it looks like I have to actually build a motor.

My buddy just bought a 62 baja. No lift bigger wheels and widish tires. 1600sp with a zenith carb. Runs good burns oil but is way faster than my car.
Actually slides in corners.
Unlike mine
I now understand what dusty meant when he said predictable that car does exactly what I want it to.
Mine on the other hand does not.

Discussed it with my dad. And ive come to the conclusion that my issue is motor more so than. Anything else.
Looking for a really snappy motor. Similar to my friends.


Thick wall 1835 with a mild cam? That doesn't leave carb money.

Standard 1600 single port with a bit more of a cam and a good carb?

I have 1600 single port heads in good condition and another brand new set that have no vaulvetrain.

Leaning towards single port for that reason.

I have the dual kads do those give a "snappy" feel?
Possibly a double barrel webber.

My uncle offered me his old webber one but its on a 2180 or something like that so might be too big.


Sent from my LG-H872 using Tapatalk

Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

User avatar
sideshow
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:00 pm
Location: suth'ern oraygun yusa
Contact:

Re: 68 baja build

Post by sideshow » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:50 pm

You want to be thinking big motor, small cam. Single ports are fine and while offer less peak, they remain popular in off-roading.

John C has some down to earth advise http://www.aircooled.net/vw-performance-engines/
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:37 pm

i was thinking bigger cam smaller motor as i tend to drive flat out alot when offroad and spend alot of time at wot
Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

User avatar
sideshow
Posts: 3206
Joined: Mon Oct 27, 2003 2:00 pm
Location: suth'ern oraygun yusa
Contact:

Re: 68 baja build

Post by sideshow » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:57 pm

Video game driving style is not useful off road, unless your goal is to break as many parts as possible.
Yeah some may call it overkill, but you can't have too much overkill.

User avatar
CentralWAbaja
Posts: 3893
Joined: Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:05 am
Location: 75 miles east of Seattle

Re: 68 baja build

Post by CentralWAbaja » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:15 pm

sideshow wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:57 pm
Video game driving style is not useful off road, unless your goal is to break as many parts as possible.
Well shoot now you tell me! :lol:
It is not Mickey Moused.....It's Desert Engineered!

Ol'fogasaurus
Posts: 13103
Joined: Tue Nov 14, 2006 1:17 am
Location: Just north of Seattle

Re: 68 baja build

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:19 pm

bikesndbugs wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 7:37 pm
i was thinking bigger cam smaller motor as i tend to drive flat out alot when offroad and spend alot of time at wot
If you are planning on driving WOT (standing on the loud pedal) then get yourself a lot of tools, parts and basic materials along with a hefty check book or card :roll: :wink: :lol:

User avatar
bikesndbugs
Posts: 565
Joined: Fri May 27, 2016 12:15 pm
Location: san diego

Re: 68 baja build

Post by bikesndbugs » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:01 pm

my wot usually happens in washes and corners to get the rear to slide out a bit.
through rough stuff i take it easy.

i dont want too much top end for reliability sake and so i dont always have to rev it high.
i was thinking maybe an engle 110 with an 1835 thickwall or 1776. thickwall 1835s require decking though right? so mild cam 1776 with daul cads.

as far as heads idk
Travis
I spend way to much time on this site

Post Reply