How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines

How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines

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FIRE AND ICE . . . that's what you get when you take the cool looks of the Volkswagon Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Squareback or Fastback and unleash the hot performance of the air-cooled VW engine. How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines gives the real skinny for breathing-on, blueprinting and bulletproofing your air-cooled Vee-dub. Street, custom, kit car, off road, or full-race, this book gives you all the air-cooled engine-building basics to find and put to the pavement hidden horsepower. Includes tips on carburetion, ignition and exhaust tuning, case beefing, cylinder-head flow work, camshaft selection, lubrication and cooling upgrades, 6-to-12-volt conversions and much more. Plus there's a natty 6-page history of the origins of the first air-cooled VW engines. All neat stuff, this. Go ahead. You deserve it! Double or triple the output of your air-cooled Volkswagon. Or add 10-15 horsepower with easy bolt-on mods. Mild or wild, do it the right way-with this book. More than 300 photos, drawings and charts to guide you through your VW's innards. And don't look back.Most VW engines you see are in beetles and these are equipped with one Solex single-throat downdraft carburetor. ... No, as production levels increase, manufacturing engineers strive to eliminate parts and subassemblies. ... When the changeover to the fixed venturi carburetor was made, the factory also switched from a manual to an automatic choke. ... This same fuel shutoff became standard on beetle engines in 1966 when the carburetor was changed to a 30PICT-1 with a 2 mmanbsp;...

Title:How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines
Author:Bill Fisher
Publisher:Penguin - 1970-01-01


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