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    Thread: The Beast from the East "lives on" thread

    1. Member HavokRuels's Avatar
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      05-06-2012 09:00 PM #106
      Hmmm that is an option. Let me know what you find out about custom rod length, I know a manufacture that can make h and/or I beam forged rods. Just need blue print or specs. I am assuming your talking about a shorter rod length in the center, Seems simple, get me specs on rod length and I'll get pricing on rods. Other than that, I can usually get forged h beam rod sets for around 180.00 plus shipping which is usually 100.00 bucks. Same supplier many of the known brands purchase from.

      Edit* that price does not include arp hardware
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      05-06-2012 09:08 PM #107
      Also, I forgot about adjusting my 3D model....the 3.2L crank actually came out larger than the 3.6L crank by .10mm when you plug in the numbers. Not the other way around.
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      05-06-2012 09:18 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by SLC4EVER View Post
      Also, I forgot about adjusting my 3D model....the 3.2L crank actually came out larger than the 3.6L crank by .10mm when you plug in the numbers. Not the other way around.
      Now is this 3d model based on actual OEM specs? You know what would be nice? Getting our hands on cast cranks before machining! there is a crank supplier I now of that manufactures vw crankshafts, gonna hit them up and inquire about unmachined cranks.
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      05-06-2012 09:23 PM #109
      Yes, based on published numbers...offset, V angle, and stroke. I believe the published stroke numbers are rounded off after doing the math. I tried making the crank stroke the same on both the 3.2L and 3.6L, but the numbers didn't round off correctly.

      I asked Eurospec if they would sell the 100mm crank they claim to use. They replied "not at this time".
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      05-06-2012 09:35 PM #110
      How about contacting ABT with regards to their crank specs? I can get any crank manufactured as long as I have the blueprint
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      05-06-2012 09:46 PM #111
      The ABT crank is only a 95.6mm stroke.
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      05-06-2012 09:52 PM #112
      I'm talking to the manufacture right now, just gave them the part number and they are checking to see if they have the blueprint and if they do, they are willing to either manufacture it with Abt stroke or sell a raw crankshaft!
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      05-06-2012 10:07 PM #113
      If you're going to do it, why not go bigger? ...doesn't make sense to do anything the same or smaller than a 3.2L crank.
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      05-06-2012 10:08 PM #114
      I'm not sure what to do lol I'm just checking to see if I can intact have a crank manufactured. If its possible and cost effective it can open doors for many of us
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      05-06-2012 10:14 PM #115
      Pretty sure there are numerous shops that will make a custom crank....just going to be stupid money most likely. That's why it would only be worth it to go "big". Although it's still a 12V...which is limited by the head.
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      05-06-2012 10:20 PM #116
      I agree but their prices are between 300-500 per crankshaft. Granted shipping will be very expensive. The company is Osvat/Queen and believe it or not, their manufacturing plant is in China.

      I'm leaning toward your idea of having rods manufactured to fit the crank and if you can verify that the 3.6 can be use, I'm game to go that route.
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      05-06-2012 10:33 PM #117
      3.6L crank can most definitely be used...check my build thread.

      I would personally use a 3.2L crank only because they are more common, not to mention .10mm more crank stroke.

      But that being said...need_a_VR6 broke two or three R32 cranks, so I'm not convinced it's a better crank. The 3.2L is forged, the 3.6L is cast.
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      05-06-2012 10:41 PM #118
      How about the mk5 r32 crank?
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      05-06-2012 11:56 PM #119
      Falls under the "All US 3.2L cranks".
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      05-07-2012 12:14 AM #120
      Nice!
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      05-09-2012 10:14 PM #121
      Progress teasers







      This one needs a redo. More finish sanding then re-polish
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      05-09-2012 10:59 PM #122
      Nice work. Get the rest of the wheels to turn out like that, and it will be awesome.

      Also, try some grease-less polishing compound, @400 grit with a good wheel, it would make easy work out of anything you need to shine up.
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      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-09-2012 11:03 PM #123
      Thanks bro. I'm having a hard time getting the cloudiness out after polishing and it's bothering the **** out of me.

      So you think the wheel turned out ok? Painted and polished myself, slight bend on the lip but beggars can't be choosers
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      05-09-2012 11:06 PM #124
      Having seen what 400 grease-less compound does, yeah should make cake work of the remaining wheels. They make a compound up to 20,000 grit so how shiny and deep you want it is up to you and how good the wheel you use is.
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      Quote Originally Posted by pileofredparts View Post
      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      05-09-2012 11:29 PM #125
      Yeah I have all the time in the world now that I'm gonna put out of commission for a bit. Got some more nice stuff coming in
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      05-10-2012 01:46 AM #126
      Nice work on the wheels

      Lots of people showing their polishing work lately


      I used this yesterday and all I have to say is that I'm impressed with the results of Mother Mag&Aluminium polish

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      05-10-2012 07:33 AM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Nice work on the wheels

      Lots of people showing their polishing work lately


      I used this yesterday and all I have to say is that I'm impressed with the results of Mother Mag&Aluminium polish

      haha looks awesome, FYI I used the same stuff too yesterday!
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      05-10-2012 09:27 PM #128
      Re-sanded the whole thing and took my time, end results, mirror finish
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      05-10-2012 10:28 PM #129
      That's some dedication there

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      05-10-2012 10:37 PM #130
      Are you going to protect the polish or leave it bare?

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      05-10-2012 10:42 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Are you going to protect the polish or leave it bare?
      I'm not sure? What's the difference, any input would help
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      05-10-2012 11:20 PM #132
      well if you leave it bare (no coating) then it will oxidize again and you will have to keep polishing it. If you clear it or use a protective product (por15 has one) then there would be less upkeep.

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      05-11-2012 12:51 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      well if you leave it bare (no coating) then it will oxidize again and you will have to keep polishing it. If you clear it or use a protective product (por15 has one) then there would be less upkeep.


      Hmm, does this apply on polished wheels as well?
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      05-11-2012 07:58 AM #134
      http://www.por15.com/GLISTEN-PC/productinfo/GPCGG/

      Looks like some good stuff. Going to do a test run on it and let you guys know.
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      05-11-2012 08:12 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by HavokRuels View Post
      http://www.por15.com/GLISTEN-PC/productinfo/GPCGG/

      Looks like some good stuff. Going to do a test run on it and let you guys know.
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      05-13-2012 09:07 PM #136
      Abt center caps on their way from Germany and brand new VR6 hood getting delivered to my shop tomorrow from my local dealer

      Post pics of the hood tomorrow

      More goods have been polished, oh my what could they be? Teasers to come


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      05-14-2012 12:09 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post


      Hmm, does this apply on polished wheels as well?
      Sure does, although in cyprus I doubt it would oxidize much unless you are right near the ocean.

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      05-15-2012 07:32 AM #138
      Non Corrado related news, gave my shop my two weeks notice, my girl approved a 2 month stay at home (max) while I look for a new job
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      05-15-2012 06:48 PM #139
      The car is lookin pretty nice man I would love to have a rado. I do have to say that I am no fan of polished and painted manifolds, one or the other IMO!

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      05-15-2012 07:54 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by NTmK3 View Post
      The car is lookin pretty nice man I would love to have a rado. I do have to say that I am no fan of polished and painted manifolds, one or the other IMO!
      Thank you! I appreciate all comments, most aren't a fan of the polished/painted look and I can understand. Buy I'm gonna try and pull it of lol. Besides its a temporary manifold until I get the vsr. I've missed out on two so far, one went over my max bid of 1500 and the other ended in the middle of the night and I lost it for 1300.00 but I'll get one eventually!

      My hood arrived from vw today! Might stay at work, they are trying to convince me not to leave but lately, I've been wanting to bury a 24mm wrench in some customers chests

      Next up is a brand new bumper, go big or go home in 2012, VolkStreet represent lol


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