VW Bug Turbo
After 10 years off the road, Chris's 1972 Super Beetle is back with a new
motor and trans setup. 2 Liter race bug motor decompressed to run with a
intercooled turbo. VW bus race prepped
transmission, custom SST scoops, laptop controlled fuel injection and a
Porsche fan. More vids to come!!
RADIAL ENGINE MADE OF AIRCOOLED VW-PARTS!
This 2086cc 7-cylinder radial engine is made of aircooled volkswagen parts.
The (mostly modified) used parts are cilinders, pistons, cilinderheads,
pushrods, bearings, valvetrain, oilpump and starter of a 1200 Beetle.
The engine has electronic ignition, fuel pump, and a double Solex 2 x 40mm
The rest of the needed parts are made by myself.
Andrew Short's 1955 Beetle Turbo Street.10 second Daily Driver
A few people asked for a build thread/pictures of the build. 90% was done
by myself in my basement, the other 10% was help from my friends &
girlfriend. I would like to thank all of them for the support, help &
understanding along the way. So here is the picture collage of the build.
The first half is the 15 month build (Oct 2010-Jan 2012) and the second
half is shows and racing (Jan 2012-July 2013). Added some music, if you
don't like it turn down the volume and enjoy the show.I do not own rights
to music they are..First song by Motley Crue,second is by Shinedown
Classic VW Engine Rebuild, By Last Chance Auto Restore.com
We began with a dual port 1600 cc engine from a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle.
The engine ran with a miss and was smoking a bit . After performing a
compression test,(both wet and dry) , we determined the crankshaft and
bearings were fine.
We replaced the pistons, pots & rings. We had the valves redone and made
several upgrades along the way.....
BackyardBuild Winter 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
I finally got around to shooting some real-time video as the cars sits
today. As you can tell there are many videos between the youtube footage
and now, I will try and hasten their delivery. The white floppy things late
in the vid are a couple of Tie-Wraps subbing for windshield wipers. Going
fast sure creates a lot of wind noise.
BackyardBuild Summer 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
Here is a preview of how the car sits now, summer 2012. I have about 95% of
the bodywork done and have coated everything with 2 layers of black epoxy
primer. Lots more tune up has yielded a good running late model classic VW
beetle. As you can see I have a bunch of work left to do on the interior,
but all the gauges and lighting function. To beef everything up on the
3SGTE engine I had to utilize an aftermarket ECU, I chose the Vi-Pec. The
last part of the video shows what this setup can do. She's fast...
Awesome Vw Beetle 1303s
This is my 1973 beetle, it's a 1303s, it took 3 and a half years to restore
it, every single bolt was checked, original engine, full leather interior,
power steering, original ATS Cup rims, electric windows, LED lights, and
much more, check it out!!