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Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby VwJay » Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:30 pm

For those who have done this. What's a good ballpark figure of what it would cost to rebuild a Type 1 engine. This would include line bore, counterweight crank stock bore replacement pistons and cylinders , new bearings and such and self assembly. Just trying to budget a potential rebuild of either of my engines. I'm not proud either. I have no issue reusing parts as long as it makes sense to do so. If it's not cost effective than I'll go new.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:35 pm

$1000 for parts and machine shop labor.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby VwJay » Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:37 pm

That's less than I expected.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:04 pm

$250 new p/c
$125 cam and lifters
$75 bearings crank/rod/cam
$30 oil pump
$15 gasket set
$40 pushrod tubes
About $500 parts

Here's where the real money can happen
labor
check case
check crank
check heads
check rods
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby VwJay » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:17 pm

I expect the case will probably need to be machined. No evidence, just a feeling. Now the real question is. Do I rebuild the 1600DP which currently runs. Or the 1500 SP which is more correct and I know needs to be rebuilt?
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:30 pm

Rebuild the 1500 and use 85.5 cylinders to make it a 1600.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Tom » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:04 pm

Is this where I chime in that I have 2 brand new single port heads complete that I'm selling ? ;)
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby VwJay » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:13 pm

I might be interested. I have a few stuck plugs. Will see if they comply with their removal orders.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Raj » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:53 pm

Echoing your initial idea..... buy the CW crank if your keeping the car/ motor.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Glenn » Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:49 pm

Raj wrote:Echoing your initial idea..... buy the CW crank if your keeping the car/ motor.

A CB 69mm CW crank and forged 8 dowel flywheel are nice upgrades, but $350 with shipping will blow his budget.
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Re: Type 1 Engine Rebuild cost

Postby Raj » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:58 pm

Glenn wrote:
Raj wrote:Echoing your initial idea..... buy the CW crank if your keeping the car/ motor.

A CB 69mm CW crank and forged 8 dowel flywheel are nice upgrades, but $350 with shipping will blow his budget.


VwJay wrote:That's less than I expected.


sounds like the 350 extra is doable. if so, do it up!
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