Aircooled engine for beetle

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Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by sdinath » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:53 pm

Hi guys,

I'm thinking about changing the engine on my beetle 1600s with a bigger aircooled engine...just for fun :D

I would like to make the car a bit faster.

Any suggestions of which engine to buy? I've seen a beetle with an aircooled porsche engine which enticed me
but I'm not sure how to get one and if it will be feasible.

So I'm willing to consider a bigger vw air cooled engine.

Please let me know what you guys think....

Thanks
Shaheed



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Re: Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by retrovan » Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:16 pm

Bigger engine will not give you speed by it self,

You would need to either fit bigger wheels or a longer 4th gear or both.

To drive this extra speed you can upgrade the power by either modifying your existing motor , or if your pockets as well everybody in your familys pockets are very deep, you could get a Porsche motor.

Best option is to put bigger barrels and pistons on your engine.

Sure the engine guys will chip in so lets see....

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Re: Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by sdinath » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:57 am

Thanks Herman....

I like the idea of modifying the existing engine as my pockets not that deep at the moment.

Shaheed

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Re: Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by Tony Z » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:02 am

Shaheed

The modifications and power limit of the aircooled engine is limited only by your budget and your intended application.
Also, dont be overly quick to build a higher capacity engine, you pay a lot for a very little increase in cc. The 1600 is a good base to start on and once you increase its efficiency, it can really perform.

to wet your pallet - here is a video of my beetle with aircooled beetle engine (highly modified) about a year ago before I broke the gearbox.

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Re: Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by sdinath » Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:30 pm

Wow Tony I'm very impressed :hangloose:

I think you're conversions are on another level.

Thanks for sharing your advise and the video.

Regards
Shaheed

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Re: Aircooled engine for beetle

Post by Terry Phillips » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:00 pm

Thanks Tony looks like you will have to invite the Dung Beetle over for a run,nice job.
That look on your face tells it all. :D

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