Engines

Red

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Engines
« on: July 18, 2013, 02:33:34 PM »
Here's a couple of nice looking (and FAST) engines to get started with.  I'm squarely in the 48IDA Weber carburetor camp mainly because it's the "old-school" traditional way of getting the job done but that's not to say turbos or fuel injection don't perform because they do!

Red

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Re: Engines
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 02:34:53 PM »
 ;)

mike_h

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 02:35:43 PM »
Before and after powder.




Shameless.  :-[
Half a mile from the county fair.

Red

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Re: Engines
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 02:37:07 PM »

Shameless.  :-[

     .... but lookin' good! 8)

Here's a nice new engine with NO air cleaners and loads of El Mirage dust to help seat the rings ::) ;D
And an "after" shot....

Red

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 02:38:20 PM »
 :o Doug Mische's engine was one for the books! 

Red

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 02:40:28 PM »
A way over-the-top turbo motor... $$$$$

Red

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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 02:42:28 PM »
 8)

Red

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 02:43:33 PM »
 :o Subaru power :-X

Red

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 02:45:03 PM »
 8)

57SNRF

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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 02:46:41 PM »
The engine in my pile - 2276cc

Tom

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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 02:47:05 PM »
57SNRF, your engine's cool.  I like the look.

Red

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« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 02:47:34 PM »
The engine in my pile - 2276cc

 :o :o "HOLY" MOLY!!!! ;D  I second what Tom says! 8)

Red

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 02:49:13 PM »
 :)

Red

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2017, 12:53:27 PM »
 8)

Red

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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2017, 01:35:50 PM »
 :)

Tom

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« Reply #15 on: July 15, 2017, 03:23:08 PM »
8)

Some highly-detailed engines for sure!  I like the engine in the first pic best; nice color combo plus I have always liked the VW mint green.

DavyJ

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« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2017, 06:59:31 PM »
For such a simple motor, some of those are sure complicated!
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Red

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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2017, 06:50:50 AM »


 8)


    ....I like the engine in the first pic best; nice color combo plus I have always liked the VW mint green.


I agree... that fan shroud looks like the craftsmanship of Dave "PIP" Pipoly.  Dave turns out some stunning creations
and is the mind-behind Der Blitzkrieg Kafers VW club.


Red

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« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2017, 07:02:55 AM »

For such a simple motor, some of those are sure complicated!


By far, the most complicated engine / car is that black '67 with the back fenders and apron removed.
It belongs to Steve Niendorf who took years and many wallets full of money to complete.  Nowadays,
there are no shortage of engine combos to chose from... all the way up to 3,000 cc's!  Ron Lumus offers
the billet case and built the maze of aircraft fittings and braided line on the tan oval window... amazing!

Red

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 04:59:53 PM »
 :o

Tom

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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 06:44:19 PM »
Wow !  So when does it stop becoming a VW engine ?

Red

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« Reply #21 on: July 19, 2017, 07:02:00 AM »

Wow !  So when does it stop becoming a VW engine ?


Well, there's so much out there these days to choose from when considering an engine build!  For me, less has always been more, so no
turbo or fuel injection, excessive wiring, fuel regulators and electric pumps or stuff that has a history of failing; keep it simple!  My way...

Tom

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Re: Engines
« Reply #22 on: July 19, 2017, 07:35:08 AM »
Looks great.  Love those Webers!

Red

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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2017, 06:03:42 PM »

Looks great.  Love those Webers!


Hey, thanks!  The set on this motor are old Italian models (as opposed to Spanish or Chinese).  I bought them from a guy who owned an alcohol sand rail.  Every jet
had been drilled or messed with and the venturies were too big.  Another lesson learned... ::)

Red

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Re: Engines
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2017, 07:35:36 AM »
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