Covers rebuilding the VW Type 1, 2, and 3 engines beginning in the year
1961, when a significant redesign improved the reliability, durability,
and horsepower of the basic initial design.
For more than 70 years, automotive enthusiasts and the public in general
have embraced the VW air-cooled engine for its simplicity, its capacity
to be modified, and its bulletproof reliability. Offering beautiful
color photos and insightful step-by-step captions for expertly
rebuilding Volkswagen air-cooled engines, this book will provide indepth
hands-on information for disassembly, inspection, machining, parts
selection, preassembly, final assembly, installation, and tuning. Not
only are the procedures for rebuilding covered in depth but engine model
types, identification codes, specifications, and details are also
covered in a manner that allows the user to source a good later-model
candidate for rebuilding and helps retrofit the modern engine designs
into earlier chassis.
One of the most widely used and versatile internal combustion engines in
the world, this engine has powered VW Beetles, Buses, Porsche 914s,
off-road buggies and rails, formula race cars, and many other machines
both on and off-road. If you have any interest in reviving your old VW,
or perhaps are researching purchasing one, this handy guide will cover
all the bases in bringing that old air-cooled powerplant back to life.
Author: Prescott Phillips
Author Bio: Prescott Phillips has been building stock and high-performanceVolkswagen engines and transmissions since 1981. A semiretiredJourneyman Tool and Die Maker, he always strives for perfectionand has the reputation for building strong, reliable powerplants.His love for drag racing and Volkswagens led him to build someof the fastest Beetles in the Midwest.
Binding Type: Paperback
Illustrations: 300 color photos and charts
Printing Status: In Print
Country Made: NA