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Old 12-20-2015, 03:21 AM   #151 (permalink)
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DIY VW Camper From Popular Mechanics And Total Recall

Any one have the Dec 1980 issue of HotVW's?

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Old 01-01-2016, 03:12 PM   #152 (permalink)
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Go Kart Engine Swap

I'm interested in deactivating cylinders because or a rod knock that has left one cylinder of a 2.4L inline 4 ruined. I'm wondering if i can use this engine on my Go Kart (which previously had a 5hp engine(and barely got me to work on time )) I've got a carburetor and was wondering if i can just remove the piston or weld it in place if i need to. Would this work and just shake a lot or would it even crank over? Everything was free and I would like to see it all run again even if I need to Frankenstein it back together. Thanks
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oldtamiyaphile -- That story is probably the one about the college students' cut-down flat twin. I thought it's been posted here, but I can't find it.

Anyway, it was a bandsawn and rewelded case and bandsawn heads. The other trick parts are the camshaft and crank. They may have used a built-up roller bearing crank.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_air-cooled_engine#Half_VW

There have also been examples of VWs with one bank lopped off for a flat inline twin. Those aren't as successful.

Gary Emory also cut Porsche sixes down into fours. Don't know that they have ever done a DOHC flat twin, though.

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