When I get the time, been thinking of welding up a little larger rectangle oil sump at the bottom of the engine and run the intake (Look at engine drawing above) in the middle of the box with a 90 degree down outlet to a carb flange on the bottom for the up draft Zenith carb. No oil lines for a hot oil box above the carb on the intake and a slightly larger capacity oil sump. I always use a small sump with an extension to the oil pickup tube, so not to unport the oil pickup tube in a hard slip. Have had good handling street VW's that you could easily unport the oil pickup tube in the sharp curves on a mountain road. Simple with less parts. Two birds with one stone.I don't know, but I don't think ready-made items like the Force One hub were available when Wittman was laying out the V-Witt. So, the (stock) flywheel end pulley was the stronger of the two (stock) options available, and he went with it to drive the prop. I'm not familiar with his engine, but I'm assuming that, to accomodate the sleek cowl profile he wanted he chopped off at least the top of the transmission mounting flange at the back of the engine, then designed his prop extension.
Mounting the prop on the pulley end and using a Force One bearing and hub gets the prop a bit farther from the case--maybe you could still be faithful to the V-Witt cowl lines without any prop extension at all if you used a big spinner?
I'm afraid I don't know that one. It's not as famous as Steve McGarrett's "Book 'em Dano, murder 1."
I am sure (uninformed) folks say this all the time, but here goes:
I didn't say I was buying it, I just said it was for sale.Little Scrapper, Great to see parts out there but, honestly, those are the kind of things guys give to other guys. In today's world though everyone thinks they are a picker.
My extension shaft is undersized at the carrier bearing- maybe from the machinist missing what is called out as a "critical dimension" or from being slapped about by harmonics. This one could be as well. Again, a pig in a poke and I don't throw money at the gambling table. For good money I expect nice parts, not scraps. My whole project was $200!
If those are the prices people want I would seriously buy a cheap Sonerai project or build a Lasher Renegade if you just want to be obtuse. Ed usually knows where good projects are and might even have one partially done now!
Oh, I know. Wasn't digging on you. I see this alot with hot rod parts and in many other hobbies. Get in with the right fellows and things are given away and traded. On the web, people will ask a ton and say they aren't even sure what it is. In this case I couldn't see what all was there. Maybe dual mags? Parts aren't from one project - that's a sign. Maybe hangar clean out time?I didn't say I was buying it, I just said it was for sale.
I'm building one, I have no interest in buying parts