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The Volkswagen Beetle (officially the Volkswagen Type 1) is a classic car that needs no introduction. With over 21 million units produced and sold globally from 1938 to 2003, the Beetle was extremely popular in the US and Europe during the 1950s and 1960s. However, with increasing competition and demands for better safety and emissions, the Beetle's sales declined in the early 1970s.
Despite its outdated design, the Beetle still has a large enthusiast market. Fans love the simplicity and aesthetics of the car, and enjoy customizing their Beetles to extract more performance out of the air-cooled flat-4 engine. In this book, VW veteran Dr. John F. Kershaw lays the groundwork for getting the most power possible for your desired use and application.
In this publication, you'll learn about all the various power levels and components, including rotating assemblies, cylinder heads, cams and valvetrain, engine blocks, ignition systems, fuel injection, carburetors and induction, exhaust, and even turbos and superchargers. Whether you're a seasoned VW enthusiast or a beginner looking to build the best possible engine, this book is the definitive guide to maximizing your air-cooled flat-4 engine's performance.
Dr. John F. Kershaw has over 50 years of experience in automotive technology. He is the author of 15 General Motors technical training publications and 6 automotive textbooks, and has been a Volkswagen enthusiast for many years. With hands-on experience building Super Vee engines and working at several Volkswagen dealerships as a technician, Dr. Kershaw is the perfect guide for anyone looking to improve the performance of their VW Beetle engine.
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