Getting ready for Hot VWs Type 4 engine build up!

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Getting ready for Hot VWs Type 4 engine build up!

Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:47 am

And getting in touch with me will be very difficult through February 10th, after the article is finished.

I do not want to steal all the glory from the article so I will only share a few aspects of the build up. Dean from Hot VWs will be here Feb 6-10 doing the comprehensive story that will be similaraly layed out to the current article on "Forced Power" in the current issues of the mag.

The engine will be a 2270 of medium tune based on my 2270 kit available through the Type 4 store. We expect to make just a tad over 165 HP and a TON of torque with this engine on the dyno(This engine is very close in it's design to Plastermaster's engine that I built in early 2005 and he loves). Choosing this engine combo was easy for me when I was given the parameters of the build by Dean Kirsten. He said that the engine should be easy to build for the regular "wrench" and be affordable and make solid power- that immdeiately was the 2270!

This article will help really dis-spel a lot of myths about the conversion and I have already shared with Dean that we should focus the story a tad more on the conversion aspect than trying to show every tiny part of the blueprint process, simply to bust myths associated with the TIV conversion.

I am very happy that Hot VWs has expressed their interest in the Type IV conversion engine, done my way and I finally feel like I have been effective at spreading the Type 4 "word on the street" after a solid TEN YEARS of pretty much non stop effort. An article the caliber of this has the potential to do more for the Type 4 than anything else because it will reach out to those that do not know that the Type 4 will fit so easily into a Type 1 or early Type II vehicle. Most of these people do not explore things here on the net and some of them think that the Type 4 is only an engine that can be used in a Bus or 914!

Big thanks goes out to the crew at Hot VWs for hearing the cries of the "Type 4 starved" and doing this article. This has been in the works for 6+ months and I have really put a ton of effort into crossing every "T" and dotting every "I".

Don't look for me around here very much for the next 10 days or so and I'm closing the shop and the Type 4 Store ALL next week to concentrate on this article!

BTW- In this article the Cat will be let out of the bag on the new head program that Len and I have been working on. This engine will utilize a set of the heads that will surely change any things in the TIV world and won't cost a dime more than the present options available! They will make building really big engines much cheaper as well! Stay tuned and go grab a copy of the mag for details! More than likely the story will be out in late Spring of this year!

This engine currently does not have a place in life and it'll be going on the auction block AFTER the article is complete. :roll:

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Post by Ephry73 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:31 am

Right on! Do you know when the article will be in print?


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Post by dstar » Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:37 am

at least the June/July timeframe, unless they want to sit on it....... :lol:

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:05 am

It will probably be in the June issue. They won't be sitting on it more than likely...

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Post by Santas Brother » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:48 am

Jake:I hope you get to see the final article BEFORE it goes to print.

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Post by dstar » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:52 am

And tell Dean I'll proof it for him.........
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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:52 am

It's going to be 3-4 articles over a period of an equal amount of issues.

Dean agreed(and encouraged) to allow me to proofread each installment before it goes to the printer.

IIn all it should be about 12-15 pages in full color andI'm shooting to cover the details normally left out. We will be pushed for time and I'm not used to working on a deadline with engine building so this is going to be interesting.
Machine, balance, prep, assemble and dyno tune a 2270 in 4 days! I'm used to that taking near three times that long!

Thats why this week I'm doing all the blueprint work and will mock up the combo before Monday arrives.

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Post by Ephry73 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:18 pm

Ok Jake. Go! Shooo! take a rest before you start!

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Post by kgb » Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:36 pm

Darn now I have to get mine done before everybody is doing it and it not being different anymore 8)

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Post by type11969 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:35 am

Just started a new subscription with DBHVW . . . these articles will be worth it!

So Jake, should I wait for this new t4 head to be released or should I stick with the 2.0 914 heads that I have (that need to be rebuilt)?

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Feb 01, 2006 9:53 am

It's not so much a "New head" as it is new processes for NEW head castings....

The intense labor that goes into heads at the present is the reason why they are so expensive, especially for sub 2.5L engines. The big engines will benefit most from the latest head development, no doubt.

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Post by R2.0 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:38 am

It's not so much a "New head" as it is new processes for NEW head castings....

The intense labor that goes into heads at the present is the reason why they are so expensive,
Sound like somebody has been playing with a CNC mill.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:17 am

We'll see how accurate the guesses are!

anyone else wanna take a guess?

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Post by dr. no » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:23 am

Just curious (and no offense meant to you) did they "ask" you to increase your advertising as well?

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Post by R2.0 » Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:24 am

I'm laying claim to:

1) A run of 2.0 914 bare castings from AMC: 10k initial investment (somewhere in a previous post), but then they can be sold at a premium.

2) CNC work on current AMC castings: takes a lot of effort to set up correctly, but then the labor savings are phenomenal.

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