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Dec 2, 2009 at 9:50 am
That is so sweet.
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Aug 28, 2009 at 6:30 pm
Makes me wonder what my car would be like with an engine like that.... biggrin image

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1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe (Blue (engine))

Last updated Jan 1, 2013  

Photo of a 1964 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Coupe (Blue (engine))

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Here's an engine shot from my 1964 VW Karmann Ghia. This is my "street" engine, and it displaces 2054cc's. With 10.92 to 1 compression I run 110 octaine racing gas through the original Italian Weber 48 IDA carbs. See more details below and in other "Blue" shots in my garage.


The "Street" engine displaces 2054cc's and includes the following internals:
- 74mm Tony Mance crankshaft,
- Wedgemated 12lbs flywheel.
- Scat 5.400" I-beam connecting rods
- 94mm Mahle pistons and cylinders.
- Vintage Lonne Reed "Head Shop" Wedge-Ports
(42mm Intake valves and 37.5mm exhaust valves)
- Compression is 10.92 to 1.
- Induction: geniune Italian Weber 48 IDA carburators
(42mm venturis, original SKAT TRAK Manifolds
Gene Berg Linkage)
- Exhaust system: Gene Berg Enterprises 1 3/4" merged
racing header, with my own fabricated Flowmaster 2 1/2"

The transmission is a highly modified Type 1 gearbox. Built by Dave Folts (La Habra CA), it features a Rhino case, ERCO gears (4.25/2.56/1.70/1.31) with a 3.885 R&P, and sway-a-way racing axles.

Factory Options

Original engine displaced 1200cc's and was rated at 40hp.

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