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Cam and carbs /Turbo?

Discussion in 'Performance' started by Jon Baldwin, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. Jon Baldwin

    Jon Baldwin Active Member

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    What cam would you suggest for a type 4 1800 (76 Camper) with a mild port and polish and what carbs or maybe an upgrade bore of the Solex carbs jets ? I have seen some reasonably priced Turbos of late, I would imagine a significant power boost would be achieved. Would decent bearings and a balanced crank suffice for a Turbo?
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Talking turbo ...... here's a twin turbo -

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  3. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Probably has a lot of power but ugly as shit
     
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  4. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    ......and a lifetime of problems if not done as a complete package.
    A VW engine requires all elements to be balanced and designed to complement each other,
    Bolting on extra bits without considering things like head wall thickness will lead to a lot of wasted time, money and effort.
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not when it's all hidden behind the bumper and heat shields in place to keep the heat away from the paint -

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  6. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    much better
     
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  7. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Done right can deliver over 400 RWHP and all hidden from sight. But in a kombi ?????
     
  8. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    First question is what is your driving style, or expectation?
     
  9. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Honestly if you are even concidering turbo, go stand alone fuel injection straight off the bat.

    I have gone the carb/turbo route before and you'll spend so much time trying to get a good runner it will cost more than Fuel injection

    There are really good gains in HP and torque to be had putting modern FI even on a stock motor.
     
  10. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Member here had a twin turbo setup on a stroked donk.
    He had endless problems with it and eventually ditched the blowers.
    It was a professional build by a supposedly reputable mechanic too.
    Just enjoy the VW engine as it was designed.......easy enough to diagnose faults by the roadside if necessary.

    ......or open your wallet.......wide ! :rolleyes:
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  11. AC-T3

    AC-T3 Well-Known Member

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    Have to agree with what Nils said. A "modernized" 1970 cc naturally aspirated Type 4 with new generation EFI and bits can put out 90 RWHP.
     
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  12. DakDak67

    DakDak67 Well-Known Member

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    Meh , draw through Weber , go nuts. My Californian mates have been doing it for years. Tempted myself.
     
  13. tillis

    tillis Well-Known Member

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    old saying more grunt needs more cubes
     

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