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
The Performer Chassis by Airkewld
Complete rebuild of an original VW chassis to perform to today's standards.
Check out these chassis on Airkewld's Website for more information. Please
comment and let us know what you think!
VW 1641 cc engine with 2 x 40 Dellorto
Start of my rebuilt engine. Scat C-45. Dellorto 40. Bigger valves. Ported
head. 1.25, dual valve springs, 009. He has not been tuned in yet, but that
will come as well.
vw beetle documentary Classic Wheels (1/3)
This documentary gives a nice overview of the history of the volkswagen
beetle. It contains unique footage of Ferdinand Porsche standing near a
pre-war beetle. Before the war this was called the KdF Wagen.
The documentary was broadcast by Discovery Channel in 2004.
AA Performance Sidewinder Exhaust Install
I installed the new AA Performance, stainless steel, 1-5/8" equal length
merged header and free flow muffler. All in all, very happy with the
quality and fit. Next I've gotta get the carboration and ignition in
order. The ride is definately improving with every upgrade.
1776cc 1967 VW Beetle
After only a day and a half on the new engine (3 year project) the original
clutch cross shaft broke - DOAH!!! Pulled the motor, rewelded the forks and
I'm ready to put the motor back in. It's going to be cold soon, gotta drive
her some more before she sleeps the winter away inside!!!!
1967 VW Type 1
VW Blue (1966-1968)
Orig Pennsylvania survivor, paperwork back to Nov 1966
Bone stock except for motor and wheels
1776cc (90.5 x 69)
Magnesium Type 1 case
Scat Volkstroker III crank
Lightned flywheel, 8 dowled
Mofoco 044's, 40mm x 35.5mm SS valves
Bugpack Hi-rev single springs, chromoly retainers
Chromoly head studs, 8mm case savers
Bugpack chromoly 1.25 ratio rockers
Stock VW rods, AA Performance pistons and cylinders
CB Maxi 2 oil pump with spin-on filter
Engle 110 cam, double thrust cam bearings
Straight-cut cam gears
CB Big Foot lifters
Empi ceramic header, J-pipes, Empi stainless Phat Boy
Empi 3.5qt oil sump
German 009 with Pertronix ignition, Flame Thrower coil
Scat wires, Bosch plugs
CB high output dizzy cap and max spark rotor
Dual Weber ICT's with CB hex bar linkage
Steel pushrods (after I bent an aluminum one)
NOS Bosch generator, OEM gen stand
CB billet gen pulley, Empi Equilizer crank pulley
36hp-style fan shroud, dog house oil cooler
CB aluminum valve covers
TRICK "header extension" to fit not-merged header to the merged header
muffler (Nice job Matt!!!)
Special thanks with all my heart to my family, friends Matt and Seth, my
girlfriend Tracy (for putting up with my sickness) and Wagner VW in
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...