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How To Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines - Bill Fisher

How To Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines

Paperback

Published: 1st October 1988
For Ages: 18+ years old
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FIRE AND ICE . . . that's what you get when you take the cool looks of the Volkswagon Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Squareback or Fastback and unleash the hot performance of the air-cooled VW engine. How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines gives the real skinny for breathing-on, blueprinting and bulletproofing your air-cooled Vee-dub.
Street, custom, kit car, off road, or full-race, this book gives you all the air-cooled engine-building basics to find and put to the pavement hidden horsepower. Includes tips on carburetion, ignition and exhaust tuning, case beefing, cylinder-head flow work, camshaft selection, lubrication and cooling upgrades, 6-to-12-volt conversions and much more. Plus there's a natty 6-page history of the origins of the first air-cooled VW engines. All neat stuff, this.
Go ahead. You deserve it! Double or triple the output of your air-cooled Volkswagon. Or add 10-15 horsepower with easy bolt-on mods. Mild or wild, do it the right way-with this book. More than 300 photos, drawings and charts to guide you through your VW's innards. And don't look back.


Beetle Powerp. 1
The People's Carp. 4
VW Engines All Alike? Hardlyp. 7
Bolt-on Horsepowerp. 10
Adding Performancep. 12
How Much HP Can You Afford?p. 13
HP Ratings-Real or Imaginary?p. 16
Ignitionp. 18
Carburetionp. 24
Exhaustp. 43
Cylinder Headsp. 46
Pistons & Cylindersp. 67
Crankshaftsp. 77
Lubrication, Cooling & Breathingp. 88
Camshaft & Valve Trainp. 103
Blueprintingp. 116
Engine Assemblyp. 120
Superchargingp. 129
Porsche Engine For Your VW?p. 132
Installing '66-and-later Engines in Earlier Chassisp. 133
Converting Flat Engines to Uprightp. 136
Corvair Powerp. 137
Stability & The Beetlep. 138
Handlingp. 143
Parts Informationp. 157
Table of Contents provided by Rittenhouse. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780912656038
ISBN-10: 0912656034
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1st October 1988
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.94 x 22.23  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.49
Edition Number: 1