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    Subjective crankshaft vibration

    Here's a question for you guys with a lot of VW experience. How much difference is there in the apparent smoothness between a counterweighted and un-counterweighted crankshaft? What effect does displacement, bore and/or stroke, have?
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    Connecting rod clearance

    Type I VW, 82 mm stroke crank and 90.5 mm pistons. What is the shortest connecting rod that can be used without the crank or opposite rod hitting a cylinder or piston skirt? Common lengths, as per ScatVW are 5.394 in., 5.500 in. and chevy length, 5.700 in. Not worried about the cam, just the...