Here's a more recent shot of my Ghia. I finally got a pair of radials for the rear so I wouldn't have to run slicks all the time.
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1964 Karmann Ghia. Sea Blue paint. Custom interior with matching pleats (blue). Original condition. All modifications are reversible. The dash is original and un-cut.
The current street engine is estimated at 190hp. Best 1/4 mile is a 13.05 at over 100mph. A messed up launch netted a slow 60' time. When matched to the normal 1.56-1.60 60 foot times, the car is a 12.80 car "as is."
Future plans call for a stout 2332cc "street/strip" engine with an estimated 240hp. Expected e.t.'s are to be high 11's at nearly 120mph. Have the parts to re-assemble, just not the time to build it.
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The car had only a few options when new. They included white wall tires, an AM radio with antenna and seat belts.
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Currently running a "Street" engine displacing 2054cc's. Internals include a 74mm Tony Mance crankshaft, wedgemated to a 12lbs flywheel. Scat 5.400" I-beam connecting rods push 94mm Mahle pistons. Heads are vintage Lonne Reed "Head Shop" Wedge-Ports with 42x37.5 valves. Compression is a hefty 10.92 to 1. Induction comes through a pair of geniune Italian Weber 48 IDA carburators with 42mm venturis. Exhaust exits through Gene Berg Enterprises 1 3/4" merged header with my own fabricated Flowmaster 2 1/2" muffler.
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.
Suspension modifications include Sway-A-Way 28mm rear torsion bars, a CB Performance front beam with Puma Adjusters.
Wheels are a set of ERCO spun aluminum rims. Fronts are the popular 3.5" bubble zero offset rims with original Michelin 135 radials. Rears are a custom-made 5 1/4" wide rim with a rear off set to fit inside the tight Ghia fender well. I have two sets of the rears (one for radials, one for drag slicks).
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