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Re: coupla MC motor questinons..

I think some of the conventional wisdom I have been seeing re: ex studs
seems to be to allow them to be sacrificial - ie if they are beefier,
maybe you'll tear the threads out of the head?  just to keep in mind...

re: cam grinding, try talking to Elgin Cams - word is they're always
busy cause they're good.  They say this on the Ford truck list as well. 
I called once, they said they could do an Audi 5 cyl cam no problem.

I would like to see a good answer to Phil's question though...

Marc A Swanson wrote:
> Me once again on the topic of my MC motor... I went to the motor shop
> today to put down half the bill (my wallet feels lighter already....) and
> the guy I talked to mentioned some things that leave me with some
> questions.  First , he mentioned that I have 8 snapped off EM studs in the
> head(surprise surprise) and said it would probably cost me just as much to
> tap out the threads for a bigger stud and modify the EM to accept it.  Any
> potential problems with this?  Also, I am contemplating on grinding the
> stock cam for mild performance gains.  Anybody done this and know where I
> can get specs for the cut?  Also, what about the distributor as far as
> modifications go?
> Thanks
> Marc Swanson
> http://marcswanson.ne.mediaone.net
> 87 4kcsq  awaiting turbo
> 87 5ktq   donor (Parting out)

Huw Powell


82 Audi Coupe; 84 4kq; 85 Coupe GT; 73 F250