Engine Option 3: 2332 Turbo

Today’s engine option is on the extreme size.  It’s another 2332cc choice with a turbo charger.  This beast is capable of producing 330hp at 6400rpm and 290 ft/lbs of torque at 4300rpm.

Features:
84 Stroke x 94 Bore
44 x 37.5 Super Pro Heads w/Titanium Retainers, VW650 Springs
#2292 Eagle Racing Camshaft (FK-10)
1.4:1 Ratio Rockers
8:1 Compression
Gen4 Turbo EFI Hybrid Turbo
Water/Meth Injection
Boost Control
Crank Trigger Ignition

Engine Option 1: 2332 Stroker

I am certainly undecided on what size engine I want to go with, but I’m fairly sure I’m going to purchase a Builder’s Choice engine package from CB Performance. These kits take all the guesswork out of building an engine for someone who is mechanically inclined but may not be overly knowledgeable on the VW platform.

One of the kits I’m interested in is the 94 x 86 stroker, coming in at 2332cc and producing around 200hp. This would be great power in a sub-2000 pound car.

Build Advice from Airkewld

…from an email dated 7/17/17.

Thanks for the email Jim, the renderings, and the information. It will allow me to understand your vision and give you the best recommendations I can.

So, if you are building this for show use, anything can be done because expectations are about fit, finish and accomplishing your vision. Love the photoshops, it looks incredible. I need to be the devil’s advocate though. 19’s on a late model ghia, that is going to be tough. You really only have 7″ total width to play with, so finding a wheel that fits exactly, before paint is key to the entire equation. Air Ride and high performance are polar opposites. High performance applications need stability, firmness, less sway and body roll. Air Ride is plush, soft, floats like a butterfly, etc. But if you are building a show car, totally bitchin’! In my opinion, you will need to go one route or the other if you have expectations of one or the other, as having both is not an option.

My opinion, 4″ Narrowed PRObuilt Beam with air ride, front and rear disc brakes in a porsche bolt pattern and a mild 1914cc and below engine. This is one route. The other route, 4″ Narrowed PRObuilt beam with adjustable shocks, big BAD Series Brakes, adjustable shocks in the rear and the big 220 horse engine. Both are cool in their distinctive looks but function completely different.

What do you think?

Airkewld LLC
Pete Skiba – Founder & COO

In retrospect, 220 ponies really would be over-kill for a 95% show Ghia. Realistically, am I going to spend 100’s of hours getting the body perfect to hit the road and beat the snot out of it? I’m guessing that 1914 would produce what, 110 – 120HP? Still a drivable VW. Probably save a couple grand on the engine build as well. I’ll need that, as I’m really stuck on the 19’s and I’m certain I’ll have to get them custom made.

Here’s what they suggested…

Air Ride Beam

Brake onto Ball Joints

Rear Air Ride Kit

Air Management Kit

Disc Brake Kit

Builder’s Choice Engine Kits – 220 HP 2387cc

Thinking about going this route for power.

https://www.cbperformance.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=1187

Features

  • 1187 – 220 HP 2387cc Builders Choice Engine Kit includes:
  • 2298 – Eagle Drag Race Camshaft (FK-89)
  • 1274 – AS41 Dual Relief Super Case – T-1 & 2, 84 x 94, Full Flowed
  • 2665 – Super Race Rods (Chevy Journal) 5.5″ length (set of 4)
  • 1859 – Maxi 30 Full Flow Oil Pump
  • 1278 – CB High Performance Case Kit
  • 1537 – 28mm Ultralight Lifters (set of 8)
  • 1941 – Rear Main Seal – 13, 15, & 1600cc
  • 1804 – Main Bearings STD
  • 2672 – Clevite Chevy Rod Bearings
  • 1399 – Straight Cut Cam Gears
  • 1565 – Racing Push Rod Tubes (set of 8)
  • 1409 – 044 Ultra Wedge Port Cylinder Heads (46×37) Stainless Steel Valves, VW650 Valve Springs & Titanium Retainers (94 bore)
  • 1706 – 4 Quart Ultra Wide Glide Sump
  • 1629 – Chromoly Tapered Push Rods
  • 1037 – 94mm Wiseco Forged Piston Set – 94mm (set of 4) with XX Style Ring Pack (1 x 1.2 x 2.8)
  • 1038 – 94mm Mahle Cylinders
  • 1702D – C Channel Valve Covers (set of 2)
  • 1424 – Main Bearing Dowell Pins (set of 5)
  • 1998 – 10mm Deflector Plates – fits 13, 15, & 1600cc (set of 2)
  • 1904 – Case Washer Set
  • 1255 – Rubber-Coated Cam End Plug
  • 2674 – Super Race Crank – 86mm Stroke – Chevy Journals
  • 1390 – 94mm 0.060′ thick – Copperhead Gaskets (set of 4)
  • 1303 – Forged Chromoly Lightweight Flywheel – 200mm (o-ring seal)
  • 1360 – Racing Gland Nut with Washer
  • 1223 – Cylinder Head Studs – 10mm Chromoly – Dual Port
  • 1849 – Racing Camshaft Bearing Set
  • 1918 – Crankshaft Gear Assembly Kit w/Racer Spacer NO CRANK GEAR
  • 1577 – Forged 1.4:1 Rocker Arms w/.060 Rocker Shims
  • 1362 – End Play Shim Kit
  • 1908 – Case Lock Nut Kit
  • 1973 – Gasket Set – 13, 15, & 1600cc Dual & Single Port Engines
  • 1095 – Steel Barrel Spacers – 94mm x .185″ (set of 4)
  • LABOR-CC-CS – CC Heads to 53cc
  • LABOR-FLOW – Full Flow Case
  • LABOR-CCS – Convert Case 8mm to 10mm Case Savers
  • LABOR-CFS – Clearance Cam For Stroke

HP rating is based on Dual 48mm IDA Carbs, 1 3/4″ Merged Exhaust (#3597), match ported big beef manifolds, compression is set at 10.5:1 using listed parts in kit. Premium fuel is required for this kit.

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