As I mentioned previously my Syncro blew a head last year and I am in the process of rebuilding it.
I tried to get the broken head stud and the rest of the corroded ones out and only managed to get half of them.
I was about to get them drilled out and then found a good case set with good studs for $400 from Paul Rooney, legendary BMW offroad racebike builder and ex syncro owner.
I also picked up a set of heads from him that had been ground for bigger valves, ported and machined for more compression.
This got me a bit excited to get it all put back together.
From memory Paul thought the valve seats had been ground to suit chev valves, the stems are 11/32 which could be chev, ford or holden.
This morning I went to Waggot Cams in Alstonville to get the heads finished with valves and springs.
I found out that I would need to get blank valves cut to length and collet grooves added.
Paul said the head custom work had been done in Sydney by one of the leading VW engine builders there but he couldn't remember the name, (maybe something about type 4)
I really want to find out who did this original work to the head and what their plan was in terms of valves and springs.
Does anyone know who the bigger VW engine builders were in the last 10 years in Sydney?
I also found out that the valves aren't just bigger they are about the biggest you can put in this motor and I am starting to wonder if these heads might be more suited to someone seeking a real hot performance motor rather than the slight warming I was looking for.
So if you are interested let me know.