VW Type 1 Motors
Posted 24 May 2014 - 01:10 PM
Posted 26 May 2014 - 09:44 AM
I know that I'm going to need one of these resin motors for a Baja bug I'm building. But I could also use a trans from a Bus. When these get resin cast, will copies be available for sale? Or can I cast my own with that Alumilite kit I saw at Hobby Lobby?
I've noticed that all the air cooled VWs that I've spotted so far ALL have swing axle transmissions. For my Baja, I suppose that I will have to scratch build a long travel IRS but I've never done any scratch building before. So I'm winging it here.
Posted 27 May 2014 - 10:25 AM
Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:27 PM
Great to see the interest for a resin cast T1 engine.
This is what I am about to send to the caster (excluding the Rep Min & Mld 48 IDA carb bodies).
I modified the Fujimi engine case to look more like a VW based case. Added a dipstick tube.
Fujimi Heads modified to VW. Modified exhaust ports from Porsche to VW (round).
Added bolt on custom valve covers with scale bolt detail.
Oil pump cover modified to VW with scale bolt detail.
Altenator scratchbuilt ( 9 pieces). Still have to add connectors for wires.
Modified Fan to look like dog House cooler fan and to accept empi manifolds.
Empi manifolds modified to accept 48 IDA carbs from Rep & Min of Mld.
Modified Distributor with wire holes.
I used elmers clear gel glue for mock up as it is easy to remove and is not permanent.
Posted 27 May 2014 - 02:35 PM
Coming soon. I posted some pics under "VW Type 1 engine" post.
When the resin caster receives and can show quality castings, we'll release more info.
The 48 IDA carb bodies and velocity stacks are from Replica and Miniatures of Maryland. (obviously these will not be re-cast with my parts).
Posted 27 May 2014 - 04:12 PM
By golly, that'll do 'er. Thanks for your efforts- you'll be saving me a ton of work, not to mention lost hair.
A good IRS transaxle as mentioned before will also sell- of course a souped-up Type 4 would work for the real die-hard guys...
Posted 27 May 2014 - 06:28 PM
Some of those awesome wheels I'e seen in your posts in long past too would be welcome. BRM's, gasburners, any of them. I'd be in for a motor or 2. Anybody do a Scooby WRX? Can't find old post about it.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:33 AM
I wish the fan shroud was a seperate piece. I want a couple for drag projects and they rarely run the shroud.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 09:04 AM
I changed cameras and now realized the new camera does not have a macro feature. Here are some updated pics using the macro.
Again, all parts are attached using temporary gel glue.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 01:57 PM
Sign me up when it's available. I'm sure I'll buy multiples for various projects...
Posted 28 May 2014 - 02:37 PM
If these have the quality and relative price of Gibson Engines, I'm good for at least a couple.
Posted 28 May 2014 - 11:30 PM
awesome job you do Bill. Need some motors for my waiting projects.
Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:53 AM
Funny we've had a few decent VW Bugs and Bus Variants but the engines have always been blobs that sorta looked like a VW air cooled motor. Any model company that would have done a decent air cooled VW engine would have had a hit on their hands, just for the engine alone.
Posted 29 May 2014 - 07:07 AM
Slightly off topic, but seems like a lot of VW fans here. Any suggestions for an industrial VW engine? They were used for running pumps, generators, compressors and such until the 90s. I was thinking about using the Tamiya bug engine, although the new Revell kit seems to have a decent engine as well.
I am assuming the engine you are all looking at is more of a performance engine, not a basic motor appropriate for pedestrian uses like powering a pump.
I'm thinking about something like this (not looking to build this specific pump, but something similar).
Edited by Aaronw, 29 May 2014 - 07:17 AM.