Fire and ice . . . that’s what you get when you take the cool looks of the Volkswagen 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.
● Beetle Power - The Peoples Car
● VW Engines All Alike? - Hardly
● Bolt-on Horsepower
● Adding Performance
● How Much HP can you Afford
● Cylinder Heads
● Pistons & Cylinders
● Lubrication, Cooling & Breathing
● Camshaft & Valvetrain
● Blue Printing
● Engine Assembly
● Porsche Engine for your VW?
● Installing '66-and-later Engines in Earlier Chassis
● Converting Flat Engines to Upright
● Corvair Power
● Stability & The Beetle
● Parts Information
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.
Go ahead. You deserve it! Double or triple the output of your air-cooled Volkswagen. 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.