Saturday, 20 June 2009

2. TOOL,TOOLS AND MORE TOOLS



NOW I HAPPEN TO LIKE TOOLS - IN FACT I'M A TOOL ADDICT - IT REALLY HELPS!!

IF YOU PLAN TO REBUILD YOUR ENGINE YOU WILL NEED A VERY GOOD TOOL KIT.

THE BARE MINIMUM IS A FULL SCREWDRIVER SET, A FULL 3/8" OR 1/2" METRIC SOCKET SET, A TORQUE WRENCH, A SET OF METRIC SPANNERS FROM 6MM TO 20MM, SOME LARGER SOCKETS i.e. 36MM, 30MM. A SET OF LEVERS OR PRY BARS HELPS WHEN DISMANTLING THE CASE AND CHECKING THE END FLOAT.
A SET OF PICKS IS ALSO VERY HELPFUL. YOU WILL NEED YOUR GENERAL TOOLS SUCH AS HAMMERS PLIERS ETC WHICH MOST WORKSHOPS SHOULD HAVE. A RUBBER MALLETT IS ALSO AN ESSENTIAL. A COMPRESSOR WITH A COMPRESSED AIR GUN TO BLOW THINGS THROUGH IS WORTH ITS WEIGHT IN GOLD.

SPECIAL TOOLS.

PORSCHE USED A LOT OF SPECIAL TOOLS AND WITHOUT A FEW OF THEM YOU ARE GOING TO STRUGGLE.

THE FIRST ONES NEEDED ARE USED TO INSTALL THE CRANKSHAFT AND PULLY SEALS. LUCKILY THEY ARE STLL MADE AND CAN BE OBTAINED FROM PELICAN PARTS, STODDARD AND ZDMAK IN THE USA

OIL SEAL INSTALLERS TOOL NUMBER IS P212. THE FLYWHEEL INSTALLER IS A STODDARD TOOL.

AN OIL PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE PISTON PULLER MAKES REMOVING THE PISTON MUCH EASIER ALTHOUGH YOU CAN MANAGE WITHOUT. A DISTRIBUTOR DRIVE TOOL ALSO MAKES INSTALLING THE DISTRIBUTOR MUCH EASIER. THESES ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE ABOVE SUPPLIERS OR IN THE UK CAN BE GOT FROM VW HERITAGE.


YOU WILL NEED A DIAL INDICATOR AND BRACKET OR STAND TO HOLD IT TO THE FLYWHEEL. THIS IS FOR MEASURING THE END FLOAT OF THE FLYWHEEL.






THIS IS THE SPECIAL TOOLS PAGE FROM THE STODDARD SITE WHICH SHOWS WHAT IS AVAILABLE.


YOU WILL NEED A PISTON RING COMPRESSOR AND OBVIOUSLY A SET OF FEELER GUAGES.

AN AJUSTABLE TIMING LIGHT IS ALSO A MUST.

A BREAKER BAR WITH HANDLE EXTENSION OR A TORQUE MULTIPLIER IS A MUST FOR THE FLYWHEEL NUT AS IT IS TORQUED TO 400 ODD POUNDS.

YOU WILL NEED ACCESS TO A PRESS IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO PUT IN NEW BEARINGS AS THE TIMING GEARS HAVE TO BE REMOVED FROM THE CRANSHAFT.


THE LIST IS ALMOST ENDLESS BUT THESE ARE THE ESSENTIALS.

1 comment:

  1. Fellow 356 nut!1 April 2011 at 04:56

    Thanks for sharing this. I am about to start on the same project, a rather sad, siezed 1956 Super with later Super 90 heads. Mine even has the same Isky cam badge on the fan housing!
    Thank again

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