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17599

Re: Flywheel need

... From what I have seen, the only flywheel on an aircraft conversion VW engine is a light weight one and then only to provide a ring gear for a starter. If
Ken Daggett
12:01 PM
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17598

Flywheel need

Hi All, Is it ok to remove the flywheel from a VW engine and not use it, as the propellor has an equivalent moment of inertia and weight can be saved by doing
tony_ashworth
11:50 AM
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17597

Off topic: Nepal Earthquake

If anyone is looking to do something to support relief efforts in Nepal, I have a suggestion. I was a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Chautara, Sindhupalchok
cluttonfred
Apr 29
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17596

Re: Sparkplugs

We just used regular champion aviation sparkplugs for our lycoming io360 cessna 172R shyhawks using Unison mags.  Nothing fancy. Sent via the Samsung Galaxy
thirdy38special
Mar 26
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17595

Re: Sparkplugs

This is some info I have collected. If anyone has suggestions for adding additional information, please let me know.
jwzumwalt
Mar 26
#17595
 
17594

Sparkplugs

Hi All, in my Jodel D9 I have Lucas SR4 mags and have been getting conflicting info re the best HT leads and spark plugs. Some say regular NGK plugs are fine,
Dave Unwin
Mar 26
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17593

Re: Short vs long intake

that is how the Valley engine does carb heat... using the original VW intake, and heat taken from the exhaust.   From: "John Spradlin
n3832v
Mar 17
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17592

Re: Short vs long intake

If so, why not add heat along the length of the intake manifold? Of course, you still need to run Carb heat?  John S  The HAMB, Standard 1320 Group,
John Spradlin
Mar 16
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17591

Re: Short vs long intake

Just FYI on stock VW's there is a heater pipe welded to the intake tubes to prevent icing. John In a message dated 3/13/2015 1:35:33 P.M. Mountain Daylight
ov1bmohawk
Mar 16
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17590

Re: Short vs long intake

The quick way to my statement is Chrysler Corp. used long runner manifolds, (fender to fender), on 'Super Stock' engines back in 1962-63 on 413 & 426 CI.
John Spradlin
Mar 14
#17590
 
17589

Re: Short vs long intake

The one thing I have noticed about the dual intake manifold is where they split from the single pipe to the dual on the heads it's almost a straight run into
Heiko Klinge
Mar 14
#17589
 
17588

Re: Short vs long intake

With a dual port engine, the carb has to be larger and splits the airstream back up in the runner. With the single port VW, you have smaller runners, a
GMac999
Mar 13
#17588
 
17587

Re: Short vs long intake

Thanks for the additional information... Just when you think you know everything...:) With a six cylinder aircraft engines that run smooth the problems we are
jwzumwalt
Mar 13
#17587
 
17586

Re: Short vs long intake

The long runners in auto engines that help bottom end torque are straight, or with minimal bends, too many bends and they too have the same issue with fuel
Charles
Mar 13
#17586
 
17585

Re: Short vs long intake

... "In automobiles, the short runners give power at a higher RPM. The longer runners give best power at lower RPM... " ... I had never heard of this ... don't
jwzumwalt
Mar 13
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