JG54 Greenhearts

The JG54 'Green Hearts'* are a club for hardcore Cal-Look Volkswagens. Cars in the club must run quicker than 15.99 seconds in the 1/4 mile. The original JG54 '* Gr├╝nherz' were the elite Messerschmitt squadrons in World War II. Some of the highest scoring flying aces were in the JG54. This Blog shows the JG54 club cars and other cal-look inspired pictures/comments... MAC USERS PLEASE USE SAFARI TO VIEW SITE... . FOR MORE PICTURES - CHECK THE ARCHIVES (TO THE RIGHT)...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Ivan's 67 ( White one )

Well , we were all set for Ivan to drive the car to The VolksWorld Show

However , the car had had a niggling engine rattle on start up and it had been steadily getting worse . It didn't sound good to me , I thought it could be a lifter bore issue , as I had heard a very similar sound on another club car , that turned out to be an ovaled out lifter bore .

I decided to have a look and check , just to see if it was anything obvious , that might result in more damage if left unattended , and boy was I glad I did ! I took the rockers off the No 1&2 cylinder side , removed the pushrods and looked up the pushrod tubes with a torch . The No 2 cylinder exhaust lifter bore had a gap around it , top and bottom , and was considerably worn . When I put a long thin screwdriver up the pushrod tube , it was possible to wiggle the lifter up and down in the bore 2-3 mm .

So , it's engine out time , Ivan is taking a couple of well deserved days off after the weekends show , and coming down to strip the engine down and scrub and clean the parts . i am hoping the lifter bore is savable by fitting aluminium sleeves . I popped the engine out quickly yesterday ready for Ivan to stip down .

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