No, Jeffrey hasn't broken his head, I dropped by this morning with abroken head.
I arrived at Perfect Motion this morning and waited for the guys toarriveMy big bore engine was sitting in the back of my car.I have been having horrible exhaust leaks and thecause was a broken exhaust flange on #3. The stud literally fell out.
After consulting with Jeff and his welder, we decided that the bestcourseof action was to replace the heads with later 912 heads (i happen tohave a pair).
I took advantage of the great deal on new pushrod tubes and as usual, Imanagedto leave only after spending every penny I brought with me to PerfectMotion. I justhad to buy all these items... you understand!
Points to remember:
It is very valuable to have another 356 "expert" opinion close by tohelp with decisions.It is very inspirational to visit a 356 shop and see so many of thesetubs in one place.(Speedsters, Notchback, Roadster... ooh, ahh.)It is very wise to carry only as much cash as you can afford because"there's something i need".
Oh, BTW, I took a real good look at the 912 engine with the 356 cover..it is beautiful!The case is marked with a "K" and the case halves match. The cover is356 and I was shown themodifications that are made to insure a proper fit for longevity. It isobvious to me that PerfectMotion takes steps to correctly fit the 356 cover to the 912 case forthe proper fit & performance.Aesthetically, this engine is "squeaky clean" and the added touch ofpainting the big bore cylindersblack makes them look much nicer than my NPR set with rust on theoutside. The crank gears and912 cam looked practically new to me (Jeff was showing me the covermods). It is a very goodthing I didn't carry enough cash to buy the engine cause it was verytempting.
This weekend I will be replacing normal heads/rockers with 912heads/rockers and new pulley seal.Thanks to Jeff and the rest of the guys down at Perfect Moton.Ken
Disclamer: I don't work for them, I buy stuff from them and pickJeffrey's brain whenever I can.
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