How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines

By Bill Fisher
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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.

Contents:
● Beetle Power - The Peoples Car
● VW Engines All Alike? - Hardly
● Bolt-on Horsepower
● Adding Performance
● How Much HP can you Afford
● Ignition
● Carburation
● Exhaust
● Cylinder Heads
● Pistons & Cylinders
● Crankshafts
● Lubrication, Cooling & Breathing
● Camshaft & Valvetrain
● Blue Printing
● Engine Assembly
● Supercharging
● Porsche Engine for your VW?
● Installing '66-and-later Engines in Earlier Chassis
● Converting Flat Engines to Upright
● Corvair Power
● Stability & The Beetle
● Handling
● 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.
Publisher
HP Publications
ISBN
0912656034
ISBN-13
9780912656038
Format
Paperback: 160 pages
Published
1970

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