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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a fairly tame 1915cc in my beetle, Ported and polished 1600 heads Dellorto dhla 40’s Engle 110 cam Lightened flywheel. What’s the best and most cost effective way to increase horsepower? Is it all in the heads or is it worth stroking the motor with bigger cam? Bearing in mind I can’t...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi all, i will keep my questions simple although i wonder if replies may be more involved? i have a splitty which i have decided to restore at long last. - part of reason for delay i had stroke which purely from a practical point of view means my mrs will need to drive the van. she is stating...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    After burning out a valve in my 1500 engine a good friend of mine suggested about turning it into 1641 as its cheaper than buying one. (he has built many engines so he knows what he is doing) , changing the barrels and pistons, engle 110 racing cam, but what heads do i get? And roughly what...
  4. JG54 Cal-Look/Performance/Racing Forum
    The time has come when I'm after a bit more from my Beetle. I'm looking mostly at bolt-ons however I may split the case and put in a new cam and/or lightened flywheel. Currently the engine is a 1500TP - and I'm not looking to increase this. There's a bloke down the road from me that I believe...
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  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    So I checked the reading on my battery and got 12.8V I checked live feed at fusebox and got 12.7V I checked the coil + terminal and it was reading 11.4V Is this normal to have less than 12V going to my Coil? :confused: would this cause a weak spark and poor running etc.? Trying to work out...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi im just curious has anyone done a conversion from mechanical fan to electric on the fan housing, as apparently you can get better power output as the power is being reduced by the torque required for the pulley being less. just wondering if anyone has and seen power increase
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Is it easy to fit a *** lighter/ 12v power output for my satnav etc etc in my bug? And where is the best place to buy the 12v stuff i need?
  11. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    :( My golf goes into limp home mode when accelerating. The Garage tells me it's a faulty turbo and is quite common . They suggest remapping the ecu to accept the excess boost fault rather than replace turbo. I'm not so sure that this is the best option. Can anyone advise? Thanks D
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Driving my recently bought 1302 s up the A1, i got told the engine was a 1200, not a problem. happily sat doing about 60mph managing to get her to 75 for a brief moment then back to 60. but i started to feel a lack of power, after about 10 seconds i had nothing. i pulled over into the hard...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    interested in turbos, is it possible to fit a turbo to an engine with twin empi carbs, i saw it done on the net on a beach buggy but wasn't sure on the carb they had. thanks chris
  14. The Gallery - VZi Arts & Photography
    Photo Challenge #63 - Power. Interpret as you wish. But a few thoughts and ideas... Power! Electrical power, mechanical power, horse power, muscle power, mental/brain power. Strength, energy, force. Just a few of the many many ways power could be represented and interepreted. Power to your...
  15. The Gallery - VZi Arts & Photography
    Photo Challenge #63 - Power. Interpret as you wish. But a few thoughts and ideas... Power! Electrical power, mechanical power, horse power, muscle power, mental/brain power. Strength, energy, force. Just a few of the many many ways power could be represented and interepreted. Power to your...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    right, putting a stereo in my car, when i bought it the entire dash had been 'cleared' in some sort of cal-look way, which means i'm starting with nothing, theres no old stereo to give me clues! so, i've got a head unit, and some 6x9s, going to try it ampless and if not loud enough i'll cross...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Whats the biggest capacity alternator that can be fitted to a T1 engine? Looking for something in the region of 100 - 150amps... Thanks, Sam C
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