[T3] 2056 progress, or lack thereof

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Thu Sep 3 17:10:31 PDT 2020

YEs, this crank can be saved and wont be junked, problem right now is time
and money, its a week and $100 or more to send it to the west coast to have
THIS one done, I dont trust my shop here anymore.  Jorge is sending me a
fresh cut one that I know he's checked but yea, this one will be kept 
for that day that hopefully will never come, at least for me...  :-)


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  "Hothe"
65 Notchback  "El Baja Rojo"
93 RX7  "Redstur"
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"
-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org [mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org]
On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2020 3:55 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] 2056 progress, or lack thereof

On 2 Sep 2020 at 19:34, Keith Park wrote:

> Well, I forget where I left off here but when torqueing the case the crank
> got tight so it turns out its BENT!  This is my spare crank that the local
> Machine shop was supposed to check out, and after waiting another 3 weeks
> from when it was supposed to be done, I don't think they did ANYTHING to
> Its .004 off in the center main!

Do you know that bent cranks can be straightened? It's commonly done after 
welding on counterweights to Type 1 cranks. I know that Berg does it 
routinely. Don't count that crank out; it can be saved.

BUT, glad you found the problem. Sorry it caused so much pain.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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