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Looks beautiful. Do you champher the edges? I haven't seen anythng on shot peening in your engine. Did you shot peen the crank? The flywheel? Rocker arms? If not I would suggest Metal Improvement Company, a nationwide high tech, mostly mil spec, company with reasonable prices.

A side note: This is a subsidary of Curtis Wright, the real inventor of air cooled engines. Glen Curtis
museum has on display an air cooled engine that looks just like an early VW engine. Date approx 1925! Invented, Designed and fabricated by Glenn Curtis. The original fastest man on earth.

Even better they have a Laser peening process, the ultimate method to get all you can get out of your parts.

And finally, having gone as far as you have on an engine, Coatings should be considered.

Have the valve springs coated, the heads(combustion chamber, and ports) the valves, the pistons and skirts, and the headers. Especially important with any super or turbo charged engine.

Last edited by snowman; 04-24-2005 at 11:57 PM..
Old 04-24-2005, 10:37 PM
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