How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines

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Author: Bill Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780912656038

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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FIRE AND ICE . . . that's what you get when you take the cool looks of the Volkswagon Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing, Squareback or Fastback and unleash the hot performance of the air-cooled VW engine. How to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines gives the real skinny for breathing-on, blueprinting and bulletproofing your air-cooled Vee-dub. Street, custom, kit car, off road, or full-race, this book gives you all the air-cooled engine-building basics to find and put to the pavement hidden horsepower. Includes tips on carburetion, ignition and exhaust tuning, case beefing, cylinder-head flow work, camshaft selection, lubrication and cooling upgrades, 6-to-12-volt conversions and much more. Plus there's a natty 6-page history of the origins of the first air-cooled VW engines. All neat stuff, this. Go ahead. You deserve it! Double or triple the output of your air-cooled Volkswagon. Or add 10-15 horsepower with easy bolt-on mods. Mild or wild, do it the right way-with this book. More than 300 photos, drawings and charts to guide you through your VW's innards. And don't look back.

Turbochargers

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Author: Hugh MacInnes,Betty MacInnes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895861351

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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Provides instruction in installing turbochargers, surveys the design, manufacture, and testing of turbocharger kits, and explains the economy and other advantages of turbocharging small engines

Holley

Carburetors, Manifolds and Fuel Injection

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Author: Mike Urich,Bill Fisher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880529

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Explains how carburetors, manifolds, and fuel injection systems work

1001 High Performance Tech Tips

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Author: Wayne Scraba

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557881991

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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A collection of brief, informative, how-to tips from performance experts designed for the enthusiast or racer, this book offers helpful secrets, suggestions, techniques, and hints to help solve common problems and generally enhance all areas of a car's performance. 400+ photos.

Chevy LS - LS6 Performance

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Author: Chris Endres

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557884077

Category: Transportation

Page: 154

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RPO LS1 Is GM speak for the Generation lll, 5.7L SFI engine, the latest V8 from Chevrolet. In the years since its introduction in 1997, the LS1 has quickly established itself as a worthy successor to the legendary small block Chevy's performance legacy. The evolutionary LS6 has taken performance a step further with enhanced cylinder heads and other features that allow it to make even more power. Chevy LS1/LS6 Performancecontains tips, tricks, parts combos and many other modifications to extract the maximum power and performance from your LS1 or LS6. Inside you'll find sections on: Bolt-on performance Intake manifolds Cylinder head theory, swaps and modifications High performance camshafts and valvetrain components Short block modification Headers and exhaust options Fuel and ignition systems Supercharging, turbocharging and nitrous oxide Chevy LS1/LS6 Performancewill help you design and build an engine for any level of performance, from mild street to racing.

Chassis Engineering

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Author: Herb Adams

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781557880550

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 133

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Chassis Engineering for HP Cars Manual Chassis Design Covers Center Of Gravity And Roll Center Enhancing Road Handling Ability Step-By-Step Guide Tire Technology And Front and Rear Suspensions Brakes; Shocks And Springs

Classic Mustang HP1556

Restoration, Repair & Upgrades

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Author: Editors of Mustang Monthly Mag

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101478691

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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This is a compilation of more than 50 restoration and maintenance projects for Mustangs built from 1964 through 1973, the most popular collectible Mustangs. Includes how-to projects on engine and drivetrain, electrical, body-work, interior, chassis and suspension.

Classic Camaro HP1564

Repair, Restoration & Upgrades

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Author: Ron Sessions

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101514345

Category: Transportation

Page: 176

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A step-by-step guide to how to keep a 1967-1981 Camaro in show-quality condition. It includes more than 25 fully illustrated how-to projects on repairs, maintenance, upgrades, and minor restoration.

How to Get Started in Stock Car Racing

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Author: Rusty (INT) Wallace

Publisher: Hp Books

ISBN: 9781557884688

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 186

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A collection of informative articles about how to get started in stock car racing from the grassroots level, this book features details on driving schools, various racing series, equipment, costs, and driving and car preparation tips. Learn how to be a crew member! Includes sidebars from established NASCAR crew chiefs, drivers and mechanics, and a foreword from NASCAR superstar Rusty Wallace.

Hot Rod

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Automobiles, Racing

Page: N.A

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Karmann-Ghia

Coupé & Cabriolet

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Author: Malcolm Bobbitt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783898803502

Category:

Page: 102

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Aufbauend auf der technischen Basis des unverwüstlichen VW Käfer kam 1955 der erste Karmann-Ghia auf den Markt - und fuhr sich mit seiner attraktiven, sportlich-eleganten Karosserie direkt in die Herzen des Publikums. Ob als Coupé oder Cabriolet, er blieb fast 20 Jahre fester Bestandteil der Modellpalette und musste zum Leidwesen vieler Liebhaber dieses Autos schliesslich abtreten, als die Wolfsburger den revolutionären Wandel zum Golf vollzogen. Dieses neue Buch widmet sich detailliert der ungewöhnlichen Karmann-Ghia Story und geht sowohl auf den klassischen Typ 14 wie auch den von 1961-69 produzierten Typ 34 ein, der auf den Technikkomponenten des größeren VW 1500 fusste und niemals serienmässig als Cabriolet erhältlich war. Heute werden alle Karmann-Ghia Modelle als Liebhaberfahrzeuge hoch geschätzt und in restauriertem Zustand zu stattlichen Preisen gehandelt. Das Buch ist umfangreich mit historischem und aktuellem Bildmaterial versehen und wird abgerundet durch eine Kaufberatung sowie einen ausführlichen Datenteil.

A Fan's Guide to Circle Track Racing

Facts, Tracks and Stats on NASCAR, Busch, Craftsman Truck, ARCA, ASA, World of Outlaws and Other Regional Racing Series

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Author: Tony Sakkis

Publisher: Hp Books

ISBN: 9781557883513

Category: Transportation

Page: 186

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This comprehensive guide to the fastest growing spectator sport in America is a resource to every racing track and event throughout the country. For the more than 10 million industry insiders, hardcore fans, and "armchair crew chiefs" alike, this will be a must have-have book. A Fan's Guide to Circle Track Racing includes: -- Background and technical information on all the major circuits -- Rules, regulations, race distances, and types of cars -- Inside information on flags, lights, pit stops -- Comprehensive listing of all national tracks and events -- Line art schematics of track layouts -- Locations, directions, food, lodging, phone numbers, and more

Baja Bugs and Buggies

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Author: Jeff Hibbard,Ron Sessions

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780895861863

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

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Shows how to convert Volkswagens into dune buggies, offers tips on off-road racing, and includes advice on safety and first aid

Hitler, Käfer, Volksbetrug

Wie Ferdinand Porsche den"Führer" faszinierte

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Author: Paul Simsa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

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VW Air-Cooled Engines

How to Increase Power and Performance

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Author: Daniel Burrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781613251294

Category: Volkswagen automobiles

Page: 144

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The air-cooled four-cylinder VW engine has inhabited iconic cars, such as the Beetle and the Bus, and many other popular Volkswagen vehicles over the years. In stock form, these rather simple engines only produce 29 to 80 hp. Barely adequate for a street car, this level of horsepower falls woefully short for high-performance applications. Fortunately, these engines can be easily modified to produce 300 to 400 hp for the street and much more for extreme high-performance and racing applications. In VW Air-Cooled Engines: How to Increase Power and Performance, author Dan Burrill explains how to upgrade and modify these spritely 1,100- to 2,300-cc engines into powerful high-performance engines. Modifying these engines to produce 500 to 600 or more horsepower was once thought inconceivable. Now it is within your reach with the information to build such engines contained in this book. The author explains the installation of a wet or dry sump engine so high horsepower can be attained. Selecting the best high performance parts with the best design is covered in detail. To handle high-RPM and high-performance service, the pushrods, rocker arms, and valvesprings must be upgraded and all the relevant options are discussed. Assembling and installing a long-stroke engine package for superior performance is also examined. In addition, a special section on supercharging, turbo charging, and nitrous is also included. VW Beetles and Buses have never been more popular. Whether you?re an enthusiast looking to build a mildly modified engine for improved performance or a competitive racer building an engine to win races, this book is a welcome addition to your shop and performance library.

How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle

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Author: Jim Tyler

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1903706904

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

View: 8792

"Your complete guide to all aspects of restoration including chassis, body, engine, suspension, steering, brakes, electrical equipment, interior trim and exterior trim"--Page 4 of cover.

Der Käfer

Ferdinand Porsche und die Entwicklung des Volkswagens

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Author: Chris Barber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783768815826

Category:

Page: 320

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Über zwanzig Jahre Recherche, unter anderem in den sehr frühen Archiven von Volkswagen und Porsche, eine Vielzahl von bislang unveröffentlichten Fotos und Entwicklungsplänen sowie die Kompetenz eines der renommiertesten internationalen Motor-Journalisten und ausgewiesenen Käfer-Kenners verdichten sich in "Der Käfer" zu einer faszinierenden Auto-Biografie. Zahlreiche Bücher haben bislang den Werdegang des Käfers beleuchtet, doch alle streifen nur sehr vage seine Entwicklungsgeschichte. Autor Chris Barber konzentriert sich hingegen exakt auf diese Epoche des Kultautos aus Wolfsburg. Er geht noch einmal siebzig Jahre zurück und begleitet den genialen Autoentwickler Ferdinand Porsche und seine Mannschaft auf ihrer Mission, ein Fahrzeug zu bauen, das den Automobil-Markt revolutionieren sollte. Der Volkswagen sollte einfach zu bedienen sein, er sollte einer fünfköpfigen Familie ausreichend Platz bieten, er sollte robust sowie in Großserie zu produzieren sein und: Er sollte extrem preiswert sein. Ferdinand Porsche gelang dieses Kunststück in einem politisch diffusen und gefährlichen Umfeld. Chris Barbers souveränem Blick ist es zu verdanken, dass aus der Beschreibung des technischen Bravourstückes keine blinde Laudatio auf den Führerstaat Deutschland wird. Vielmehr schafft er es, die einzigartige Entwicklungsgeschichte des Käfers ohne Pathos in die herrschenden Zeitläufte einzuordnen. Übersetzt wurde dieses künftige Standardwerk über die Geburt des Volkswagens von Deutschlands wohl kompetentesten Käfer-Experten: Dr. Bernd Wiersch, der schon seine Promotion über den Käfer verfasste, leitete über viele Jahrzehnte das Wolfsburger "Volkswagen Museum"