1961 Beetle with 2276cc engine on the dyno

Rod Richardson - 61 Beetle - 2276cc - 162.8hp(121.5kw)168hp with stinger.

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Rod Richardson Black Chopped VW Beetle on Dyno - 2276cc
Rod getting 162.8HP on the Dyno





VW Bug 2110cc Stroker Engine First Start, Initial Break In
This is the first start of my 2110cc engine that I built from scratch for my '57 oval rag top bug. It couldn't have gone any better, and sounds awesome! Here are the engine specs: - 150 HP - 82mm forged chromoly counter weighted and balanced crank - 5.4" forged chromoly I-beam rods - straight cut cam gears - Eagle street race cam - Mahle big bore pistons, 90.5mm - CNC wedge ported heads, 42mm x 37.5mm stainless valves - dual Weber 44mm IDF carbs, with velocity stacks and jetted for 5000 ft. elevation - match ported big beef manifolds - Ceramic 1 5/8" A1 sidewinder header Exhaust system, with heater boxes - lightened flywheel, 12 lbs. - stage 1 Kennedy pressure plate, with dual friction clutch - Magnaspark II electronic ignition distributor, 8.2 mm spark plug wires - full flow oiling system with external oil filter and sump, 6 qt. oil (stock is 2.75 qt) - 9:1 compression - all engine tin installed, working thermostat even! - light weight lifters - welded and balanced fan - Gene Berg breather - Bernie Bergmann linkage Normally one would have to remove the spark plugs and crank, crank, crank to build up oil pressure before starting. I used an external oil pump to prime the oil system, so I had instant oil pressure :)





1959 VW Turbo Beetle test drive -- 300+ HP
First test drive of the completed 59 Beetle. 2165cc 4-cyl horizontally opposed CB Performance ECU turbo Charged Water-air Intercooler 325hp @ 12psi (set at 7.5psi here)





Peter Page 63 beetle on dyno - 2332cc type 1
As the title says. 163.8HP




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