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, April 12, 2010

Dominc Hill's 65

Dom's been collecting bits and pieces for his 65 while the shell is being painted . The shell goes into primer tomorrow , and paint shortly after that .

Dom has spent plenty of evenings working on his stuff here . The 1776 cc engine that was in his car , has been freshened up and sold on . He has purchased a 2007 cc engine from a friend of mine , James . The engine has been stored for the last 10 years , since James moved to Germany . Dom has stripped the engine down completely for inspection . the engine had done about 1500 miles , and just like Ivan's engine , which was built about the same time , the cam is on it's way out , and the lifters were pitted .

So Dom ordered a new FK8 cam , new piston rings , and from CB Performance , some of their excellent 30 mm 2 piece lightweight cam followers and a set of their new VW650 valve springs . The springs are a new product from CB , and are the nicest spring I have ever seen , beautifully finished . So for the next couple of weeks , Dom will be putting the engine back together with my guidance .

Dom has also had the engine case vapor blasted , as it was very grubby , having been sat around for 10 years .

Dom also picked up a mint set of 48 IDA's , at The Volksworld Show , so now owns his first set of IDA's !

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