Hello there folks.
I'm new to this vintage speed world - earlier this year the original 34hp motor in our '65 beetle broke an exhaust valve which destroyed the head, number 3 piston, and seized the motor. We've decided to have the motor rebuilt around the original 34hp case (still waiting to hear if it's definitely salvageable) with some 'vintage-speed' style goodies to pep it up a bit.
The plans are:
Original matching 34hp case align-bored and cut for cam bearings
Original crank counterweighted
Complete bottom end dynamically balanced
83mm Mahle barrels & pistons (1385cc)
Engle 100 cam
Year-correct 373 single-port heads ported and polished
Bosch VJR4BR25 Distributor
NOS Fram F3-P oil filter (with mr wob lines & fittings)
Riechert dual solex 34PCI carb kit
Knecht air filters
Copper fuel lines
Mr Wob abarth replica exhaust
Have most of the stuff ordered and some of organised, but I still have lots to learn - I'm hoping for some advice and help along the way from you experts 😃 :wink:
my first question - will I need extra oil cooling with this set-up? (The motor is the '65 34hp with the fresh air cooling/heating system). Any help/advice greatly appreciated.