I have the last of my parts for my 2056 build up on the way. Im looking for a good shop to do the Dynamic Engine Balancing. I know I will have to ship, so I guess the location is not critical to North Carolina or East Coast. But I am looking for someone who does Type 4/VW work and is familiar with the ins and outs specific to these engines.
Can anyone one here provide a recommendation please.
Here in SoCal, I had my 2056 components balanced by European Motorworks in Hawthorne; Jorge is the contact point.
I am sure there are shops on the east coast. Maybe HAM (Hoffman Automotive Machining) could lead you to a good place. They are well known for their head work.
I had Jake do it back in the day when I bought my parts from him. But this was when he was operating the Type 4 Store. He is in Georgia.
Both HAM and Euro do no mention Engine Balancing as as service on the webpages. I will have to give them a call for details...
I chatted with Jake online and He does not take outside balancing projects. But made a few suggestions. Most of the VW services in NC have dried up or closed
In 1983, before I knew anything, I did a full case split engine rebuild. I static balanced pistons and rods within 1/10 of gram, as that’s all I could do or afford. That engine ran for a very long time. From my limited experience, dynamic balancing is the gold standard, but static balancing is not a bad thing to do
My thoughts too, but now that I am changing to bigger pistons and Lighter rods,(may be a wash and I can measure that) it may be close to the counter weights of the original 2.0 but not likely. On a re ring and bearing swap..Good to go for sure.
I think for fun I will measure the estimated bob weight of each 2.0 and 2056 and see how much its changed This is what QA engineers do for fun!
I had mine done at Gregory's Fleet Supply machine shop in Norfolk, Va. Just talked to Dean there & he said they're still set up to do balancing. Phone number is 800-992-1606. Read Jake's list of what all to take to them--you'll want to have the flywheel and pressure plate mounted on to the crank. Up to you to deal with the fan end of it--not sure if I had that done also but you should if it'll fit on their machine.
Ask them about pistons & rods--you can do them yourself with a sensitive scale though...
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