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  1. Items For Sale - AUTO
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  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I got a pretty stock 1600tp, twin drla 36s, 009 dizzy, lightened flywheel and a merged header, I wanna give it some more poke so was thinking about 1.4:1 ratio rockers. Question is will I need to Put bigger/stronger valve springs in? And also am I right in thinking I’ll need to shorten the...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I have recently purchased some valves for replacing mine as they are quite dimpled and as I have the engine out think it would be a good thing to do. Now I stupidly bought the wrong sized inlet valves, 35mm (standard I think?) and now I have (one of) the old valves off I measured it to...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm collecting a set of weber 34ich's this weekend, just wondering. What else I could add/do to my engine aswell, I'm going to have a electronic ignition as I'm sick if points and condensers. Any specific spark plugs? That sort of stuff
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just wonder what performance specifications could be possible on a tuned tp1600, also any advice on what to do to the engine? (not just carbs i mean proper things like cranks, cams, valves. that sort of things) also its gonna be in a beetle . Is 90hp a realistic aim?
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1500 sp engine in my beetle, I want to do performance upgrades to make it go quicker, what things can I do? I'm about to collect a pair weber ict34. But what about other things like ignition all the way up to cams?
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1500 beetle with a 1500 gearbox. I was wondering if a 1600 gearbox will change performance and my fuel consumption
  8. Items Wanted - AUTO
    Re: T1 Performance parts wanted Hi, I'm looking for some Type 1 Engine Performance parts as follows: 1) CB 044/Scat/Bugpack Heads - Anything considered but must be cut for 90.5mm B&P's - dual valve springs required and some porting done is good, but not essential!!! 2) Berg pressure relief Oil...
  9. Items Wanted - AUTO
    I'm after a stinger or similar performance exhaust for a bug. Needs to have the header aswell. Preferably one that doesn't considerably reduce ground clearance. Thanks. Pm/ email me details and pics please.
  10. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Some pictures on photobucket others can be taken upon request. I'm on table #42 at Slough, mail order also available but carriage extra Offers considered on pricing. Next a big long list that's sort of been organised ... [stuff added 02/11/12] LHD Bay complete dash inc dials LHD Bay Totem pole...
  11. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Just put up on ebay, 4 x new aa 94mm barrels, 2 x aa 94mm barrels and a 92 plate oil cooler with fan all new and unused. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271060111248?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649 Look at the other items from this page. Pistons starting at £45, barrels at £35...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Now then! I'm finally in a position to start thinking "engine" with my 72 1302. I've had all kinds Of crazy ideas, from the standard kind of Subaru conversion to the straight up ridiculous Volvo S40 diesel lump. However, I've fallen in love with the sound of the stock air cooled motor...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Guys, Ok - installed a pair of Dellorto 40 DRLA carbs with one side manifold bossed. Got the thing idling well (after a rough "by ear" balance) with good response when booting the pedal stationary. However, big performance issue when driving it - seems ok in 1st if i'm not too heavy on the...
  14. Chat/Discussion
    Hi Folks, I've got a 1978 2ltr injection Westy in resto at the moment and whilst the original 2ltr injection engine is relatively strong at getting us up most hills, it would be great to just have that little bit more extra 'poke'. The engineer at the resto place is telling me there is...
  15. Items For Sale - AUTO
    Having a bit of a clear out of bits I've accumulated and not used - half the stuff is for cars I sold ages ago :lol: Holley Red Fuel Pump in good order - £55 Posted SOLD Holley Fuel Regulator to match pump - £15 Posted SOLD Empi Billet Dizzy Clamp - spacer part to stand it off from the...
  16. Chat/Discussion
    Hi Im looking on building a strong engine that would be quick and also be good with a few long journeys maybe an odd road trip as well. Iv read this and its helped me alot http://www.aircooled.net/gnrlsite/resource/articles/t1hpeng.htm As a Ruff guide I iv choose to have, 94mm heads...
  17. JG54 Cal-Look/Performance/Racing Forum
    Okay so I am planning my second year project and my goal is to get more power from a 1500tp/1600tp on a budget. One of the aims is to change something to make the project different. To fulfil this aim I am creating a water injection rig to inject into the manifold whilst the engine is revving...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, Can anybody recommend what size jets I should fit in my beach buggy's Twin Weber 36IDF carbs. I currently have a 130 main but my bug isn't running particularly well once she gets going. I’m running a 1,641cc engine (Engine Number: AS61xxxx) with the following spec: Mahle 87mm B + P German...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I want to put a bit more nip into my 1600 beetle, at mo I have no machining ability near me so it's going to be swop out for performance items, I will at a later point go for new pistons and machine the case when I make the right friends :) so can you please make me a shopping list for parts to...
  20. Business Recommendations
    Hi all, Wondering if anyone here knows of any vw specialists local to Colchester, Essex? I'd like to be offered work experience with a garage, so to help me get an understanding of my own bug. Also my auto choke is sticking, I've been told it would be best to replace the stock unit (1978...
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