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aircooled engine build
« on: Jul 17, 13, 19:27 »
hey everyone, so i let a buddy drive my bug and well pushin it a bit to hard when i told him not to and blew the engine, long story short i need to build up a new one,

it's a 1600dp bus motor so early 70's stock with a single downdraft carb and a full bugpack header/exhaust

plans for it are open just absolutely have no clue where to start. ( i've built engines before but all v8's )

i have a weber 32/36 with manifold, and type 2 dual bus carbs, but their are those dellorto DRLA 45's in the for sale forum but are dual carbs reliable

don't know exactly what to build, but thoughts are a 1641 to keep the barrels thick, or a turbo ?
my price range is around 1000$ i've read and that should be enough but just don't know what builds to do it will be a daily driven vehicle but want it to be reliable but have a little more pep than stock

california import has the stock stroke rebuild kits for sale for about 600 bucks i can have a full forged rotating assembly, but have bought stuff previously and have not had good luck, anyone know the quality of the pistons, barrels etc.


what i really need is some people that have build them in the past and know whats reliable and what works off hand,

if anyone could help that would be really appreciated!!

thanksss



« Last Edit: Jul 17, 13, 19:27 by rival323 »

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Re: aircooled engine build
« Reply #1 on: Jul 18, 13, 09:29 »
Your Weber 32/36 should work great with a 1600/1641. Even up to a 1776, with proper jetting. Those 45 DRLAs would be better suited for 1835cc and up. The bigger you go, the less life-span your gonna have. Beware the Chinese engine products, although sometimes there's no other option. Wait 'til the GCVWS, there's bound to be tons of good parts, or even a complete mill to be had.
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