[tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

Rabbit Rods are definitely stronger than stock VW rods. 


-----Original Message-----
From: sammie smith
Sent: Sep 13, 2007 8:20 AM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

For what ever it's worth:  Oakhill Auto which has been building a 2 liter 78 stroker engine for years with great success uses Rabbit rods on their stroker engine.  I do not know the length of the Rabbit rod relative to the stock VW.

Dan <ThatVWGuy@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't believe shorter rods increase torque.  But I do know your engine will wear faster due to more side to side pressure on the pistons.
----- Original Message -----
From: Will
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:25 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

No keep the rod angle as high as possible. You will get more torque out of the engine. Stock rods will work up to 82 mm stroke where rpms are conservative. I don't think murry will be doing any 5000 rpm launches.




From: Denis Dodson <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:21 PM
To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

Longer stock rods?
----- Original Message -----
From: Dan
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 8:40 PM
Subject: [tcb] Re: Engine building next chapter

2017cc if 78.4 crank and 2007cc with 78.0 crank.  Lots more torque than what you had before.  Because of the rod angle you should consider using longer than stock rods.
 
-Dan 
(...who is also building a 2017cc)
 
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 10:36 AM
Subject: [tcb] Engine building next chapter

That is a good idea, Shirley, about the engine in Ruby, the Ghia. It is almost brand new. And if you will send me the Porsche engine, Dunc, I'll pop that booger in as soon as I get it.
 
I do think that it will go this way: Tomorrow, probably, I will pull the engine and take it up to Wayout where he says that he has all the tools to do machining and build. We will, at least, tear it down and as Will suggested, see what we have.
 
Then I will either build the new engine there, probably using the 90.5 pistons and cylinders, or take the parts and bus down to Chuck's and build it there the week before T@P.
 
I have to tell you guys that it fees really cool to have four engines offerred as loaners, not even counting the Ghia. Thanks y'all.
 
So, if I use the 90.5s and I have a 78.4 stroke, what will the new engine size be, and what is the formula, anyway? Multiply, add? I have a 1914, how do you get that number

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