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.....
39 of 44 1970 VW Beetle Engine Work 3-6-2012.wmv
Clip 39 of 44 Engine Work on a 1970 VW Beetle Convertible. The 44 Clips
includes removing interior, removing and replacing the floor pans, removing
and cleaning gas tank, sanding and painting body & interior, removing and
replacing convertible top, specification and cost analysis and awards.
HSCC VW Beetle Silverstone (Qualifying) 2012
The classic Volkswagen Beetle competitng in the 2012 Historic Touring Car
Championship is being campaigned by Just Kampers team member Ian Brown.
After the qualifying session we let Ian and his 1300cc air-cooled VW Beetle
catch their breath before asking Ian how the session had gone...
"This is only my second race in two years, and its my first race at
Silverstone, so it took a few laps to get a feel for the track. The
historic tyres were brand new so they offered very little grip during
qualifying. With my first lap I posted a time of 3:05 but by the end of
the session I was very satisfied to see that I had been able to get this
time down to 2:54. I'm competing in the 1151-1300cc class and I was really
pleased to qualify second in class with an overall grid position of 34th
(out of 47)."
Interestingly Ian's car is fitted with 2.5" Drop Spindles which lower the
VW Beetle while maintaining the correct steering geometry. These VW Beetle
Drop Spindles are available from Just Kampers - Learn more at
1965 swing axle Beetle, CSP disc brakes all round, 1285cc, 44 Webers, Engle
FK10 cam, reworked stock heads with stock sized valves, cooling by 12 inch
electric fan and ram air pipes, approx 120-125bhp@ 8000rpm. Bears close
ratio gearbox with a Quaife ATB diff, Dunlop historic crossply tyres,
weight around 740kg with driver. Front suspension: Stock beam, springs and
rubber bushes, adjustable Formula Vee anti-roll bar, 2.5" dropped spindles,
Quantum double adjustable motorsport dampers. Rear suspension: Stock
springs and rubber bushes, lowered 2 splines, custom made heavy duty
adjustable Z-bar, Quantum double adjustable motorsport dampers.
1967 Volkswagen Beetle Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 1967 VW Beetle. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
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