Cold Start on VW Drag Engine without touching throttle.
Been working here and there on getting the cold startup settings dialed in on my drag engine. Takes a while when you get one shot each morning between changes.
Engine is a 2276cc, FK-89, 48x38 Comp Eliminator heads, 12.5:1 CR, running 91 pump gas with Megasquirt 3 for crankfired ignition and coil-on-plug ignition. Intake system is a home-brew built by me. It works well at keeping intake air temps ambient and has introduced a lot more low end torque than I had with the ITB's that were on there before.
Overnight low was 35 degrees, but the car/engine only cooled down to 43-44 degrees overnight. Was hoping for a sub freezing night, but will have to wait until next fall it looks like.
1776cc VW beetle motor
1776cc (69mm x 90.5mm) with dual 40 IDF Weber carbs. Engle 120 cam w/
performance lifters. 40mm x 35mm valves (044 heads). Tri-mil Exhaust. Oil/filter pump combo. Flamethrower II
coil & points replacement. 009 distributor. 8mm performance plug wires.
For a video of this engine running in the car, please click on the link
2332cc VW Bug Dyno Clip
Dad's '62 VW Beetle on the chasis Dyno. Engine was 2332cc,
48IDA's, 11.5 to 1 compression, FK89 cam, Jeff Denham 46x37.5 race heads.
Quick Tip-Throttle Cleaning - EricTheCarGuy
This one goes out to BowlingBallOut who posted a question about a sticky
throttle on his Saturn. It was a great question so I decided to make this
video in response to it. There are many different configurations of
throttle assemblies but for the most part if you have a throttle that is
sticking you might be able to fix it using the procedures in this video. I
am aware you may not able to purchase spray throttle cleaner in some states
now but I'm sure they have some alternative available at your local parts
One very important note here is that if you have a drive by wire throttle
(DBW), then I do NOT recommend this procedure. If you perform this
procedure on a DBW throttle body you may need to have the throttle reset in
order to get your engine to idle or even start. I only recommend this
procedure if you're trying to correct a problem with a sticking throttle.
If you have idle problems, I recommend you check out this article on my
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megasquirt MS2 extra 2.1.0. extended VE table.avi
MS2 extra 2.1.0. extend the VE table by switching to VE table 3 by means
of RPM MAP/TPS is also possible
VE table 3 can also be used as extra table for racing purposes switched by
hardware switch an extra ign table 2 can also be included in this switch
DIYAutoTune.com's 20000rpm Death Machine preview
eath_machine.html for more info!
This is a little rig we built for PRI 2011 that the showgoers loved! This
is a preview late one night after putting in the hours to make it happen in
time for the show. This is running a MegaSquirt-3 EMS and 8 IGN-1 Ignition
Coils. The spark plugs are modified to create a huge spark plug gap to add
more awesome to the project.
There are more pics and info at the link above!
nasty 66 sedan
here is my nasty 2109cc motor i just built.its in my slammed 66 beetle
94mm x 76mm=2109
1.25 to 1 ratio rockers
11 to 1 compression
42x37.5 big valves w/ high rev springs
dual spanish webers
Volkswagen Engine Blow
How long can a Volkswagen engine run at top RPM with no oil? This is annual
event at the Maritime Volkswagen Owners Club (MVOC) show. This video is
from the 1998 show. UPDATE: From comments., I see that some folks don't
understand the reason we did this. This is a common event at many
Volkswagen shows. The purpose is to show how duriable an air-cooled VW
engine is. Try doing the same with another type of engine!? Plus, the VW
engine can be repaired quickly and cheaply with hours.