Originally Posted by yeloduster
I know I'm getting a little of topic but...
I used to drag race a little. Saw a guy at the track several times with a VW bug. I don't know which version VW engine he was running but it must have turned 10000 RPM.
He was getting 12 second time slips! For the mid 1990's that was a very fast car. It was temperamental and sometimes would die on the starting line!
What RPM's and HP did you extract from your Type 4 engine?
That was likely my buddy Lloyd Mosher (record holder) normal aspirated. With respect to the T-4 they can be built up to roughly 2.5L and not lose any reliability. While turning upwards of 8,000rpms @ 210+ horsepower.
Right now I'm running a 2056cc T-4 with dual Weber IDFs in my 72 VW Westy. On the dyno it puts out 98 horsepower at 120lb-ft of torque. In stock form with a 1.7 they were just shy of 70 horsepower. This is a mild build for a bus that can weigh 2,5 tons when fully loaded. What can be achieved with a T-4 engine can only be dreamed of with a T-1 upright.