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Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 4:53 pm
by Aussiespyder
Was at the local Porsche dealership and saw this in the workshop about to installed in a 356 convertible.

The mechanic said his customer imported it from the US at a total cost of $17,000!!!
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Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 6:47 am
by danstern
That might actually be cheap for a fresh Raby 356 engine.

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:17 am
by Larry Jowdy
I'm pretty sure that's a VW Type IV and not a Porsche 356 engine. Porsche 356/912 engines have one bolt to hold on the crank pulley. VW Type IV engines have 3 bolts.

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:57 am
by DannyP
It looks like a type4 to me too. DTM and Synclink cable throttle linkage, cool! Bet that is a Tangerine exhaust too.

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:40 pm
by Aussiespyder
Guys - yes I realise it is a Type 4 - it is going into a 356!

Ken

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:04 pm
by Larry Jowdy
Ken, your title "Raby 356 engine down under" was a bit mis-leading. That's why I commented and indicated that it wasn't a 356 engine but a VW Type IV

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:38 am
by Aussiespyder
No worries Larry - I guess it was. The guy is installing as his 356 engine is hard to start!

$17,000 price tag plus paying the official Porsche dealer to install it and while they are at it can they recondition the transmission.

I'm guessing not much change out of $30k.

I hope Jake set those carburettors up well.

Ken

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 2:34 pm
by beck688
The exhaust comes out of the bottom of the head too. Type 1s of course come out the sides

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:01 pm
by DannyP
Ken, I'd be happy to set the carbs up for a free round-trip ticket down under! Not a problem.....

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:35 am
by Aussiespyder
Danny

I'll offer your services to Porsche dealer. Them covering the airfare might be cheaper than the charge out rate for tuning. Not being able to plug the carbs into the diagnostic computer might just stump them!!

Ken

Re: Raby 356 engine down under

PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:41 am
by DannyP
That would be awesome! Always wanted to take a trip to your neck of the earth.

Probably get my snail confiscated as well as my wideband A/F gauge! You know how the TSA is today.