VW Engine How-To

Aircooled Volkswagen Engine Identification

VW Engine Letter Codes and Serial Number Information  Type 1 Engine Information  Type 1 Vehicle Models: Beetle, Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia, THING Code                          

Making the Weber Progressive Carburetor (32/36 DFEV) Work on the Aircooled VW Engine

Here at ACN we have gotten enough tech questions asking about the Weber Progressive Carburetor that we felt it was time to get a good article up on the subject. These are our OPINIONS on this subject.

VW Type 1 Mileage Master MPG Engine Combo

With fuel prices on the rise, we’ve been getting lots of inquiries about building a VW engine to improve and maximize. You can use this handy to determine what you have now. This article outlines

1800cc VW Engine Combo: How to Build a Big VW Engine on a Budget

Some folks with aircooled VWs are looking to move up to an 1800cc VW engine from their stock 1600cc VW engine, but don’t want to break the bank in the process. The advice below is intended to

How to Install a 009 (or any) VW Distributor

VW Distributor Installation How To The first thing we need to do is put the engine in a firing position for #1 cylinder. You are either in one of two situations; your engine runs, and you need/want

Stock VW Ignition Timing – Vintage Training Videos

Stock VW Ignition Timing Vintage Training Videos

How to Adjust Stock VW Valves

VW Valves Adjustment Part 1 How to Adjust VW Valves Part 2

Synthetic Oil Explained

7/13/14 IMPORTANT UPDATE! Since this article was written, there have been a lot of changes with oils which we use in our beloved vintage aircooled engines. For a long time, one “insider trick”

VW Engine Break In Procedure

Many people do not understand the importance of performing the appropriate steps to prepare an engine to run for the first time. Following proper VW Engine Break In Procedure is the first step toward

VW Performance Engine Building Considerations

Building a ‘Big’ Aircooled VW Engine (Type 1) This article is a guide to the theory and choices involved in building performance engines for Aircooled VWs (Type 1). There are careful decisions

Aircooled VW Performance ‘Easy’ Bolt-On Modifications

“Bolt-On” VW Performance Improvements for your  Stock VW The following modification and upgrade recommendations will give you the biggest grin-per-dollar for dollars you invest in your

VW Carb Tech 102: Carburetor Jetting Theory & Procedure

After springing for a set of carburetors, some people bolt them on, and are “pleased” with the results. Others are upset by a backfiring, or smoke belching monster. In either case, spending

VW Carb Tech 103: How to Synchronize Dual Carburetors

This article contains the step by step, detailed procedure for synchronizing dual carburetors on an aircooled VW engine. But before you actually tackle the syncronization, remove the air cleaners, and

Stock VW Carburetor Adjustment – Vintage How To Video

How to Adjust your Stock VW Carburetor Part 1 Stock VW Carb Adjustment Part 2