to Hot Rod Volkswagen Engines by Bill Fisher
This books is wonderful. It has actual dyno testing for most of the
recommended tunings. The only down side is that some of the material
is pretty dated, and they talk about equipment that I've never seen
for sale. Great, in depth info and solid explanations.
The best part of this book are the dyno charts comparing horsepower
gains. There are charts comparing ignition, single barrel carburetors,
two barrel carburetors, dual carburetors, exhaust systems, head flow
tests. There are chapters on history, bolt on mods, price of horsepower,
horsepower ratings, ignition, carburetors, exhaust, cylinder heads,
pistons and cylinders, cranks, lubrication and cooling, cam and valves,
blueprinting, assembly tips, superchargers, Porsche engines, swapping
a late model engine into a pre-66 car, converting flat engines to upright,
suspension and handling, some parts info.
Some of the info is dated, but I learned a ton from this book. This
will open your eyes to some of the crazy claims that people make for
various mods and "bolt on horsepower". This book is very useful
to someone like me who just wants better performance, or to someone
building an all out VW monster.
Buy this at your favorite bookstore. If you aren't sure you want the
book, bookstores like Barnes & Noble stores will special order with
no obligation to buy.
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