View Full Version : 88brake twin 1300

27-02-2005, 06:45 PM
hey on tuesdee nite garrick woz on about changin summat on my bug engine thats a 1300 twin port to make it 88 bhp instead of 44 brake i couldnt rememba what it woz the next day though! any ideas supposed to be about £90 :?

27-02-2005, 09:18 PM

er double horses for under a ton? sounds like a pub tale to me :D

28-02-2005, 06:27 PM
o well thats a bit crap will just ave 2 stik with 90 tops, as for a turbo i dnt fink any1 will insure an 18 year old with a turbo !

28-02-2005, 08:26 PM
LOL, I'm dreading the insurance quote for mine! any modifications sir? oh yeah i've got rid of the stock 50hp motor, stuck a 2.0lt 70hp motor in then doubled that to around 140hp with a big fat turbo :shock: :D

28-02-2005, 08:32 PM
It was kev talking the 88bhp... not me, i know 40bhp is enough :oops:

He's been reading bill fisher's hot rod vw book... or something like that :?

28-02-2005, 08:39 PM
aah that'll make sense. Got that book, it's one of those do these thousand and 1 things and you'll squeeze lots of power out!

basically involves good carbs, zaust etc, then get the die grinder out and port the hell outta the heads!

simple power gains are much easier to do. get a proper 4into1 header and zaust, bigger carb / carbs, ratio rockers and service and set everything up sweetly. should see a nice 10-30hp depending on carbs.

28-02-2005, 08:40 PM
oh yeah i've got rid of the stock 50hp motor, stuck a 2.0lt 70hp motor in then doubled that to around 140hp with a big fat turbo
LOL! should b a larf! i had quite a nice conversation with a 17 year old girl workin 4 tesco insurance came out with her giving me her fone number as well as 2 grand odd for insuring me! how old r u resto?

It was kev talking the 88bhp... not me, i know 40bhp is enough
sorry m8 4 got who sed it i am quite happy with 40 brake just wud b interestin 2 see how a 1600 bug goes!

28-02-2005, 08:49 PM
LOL at you picking up lasses whilst talking insurance! 2 grand? ouch!

I'm 25 and a bit which helps on the insurance thing, although i've got bugger al no claims as i've always had classic insurance.

shop around theirs plenty that'll be happy to insure a cheap enough.
Most places are cool about a few mods aswell as long as its a vw bug engine and no more than around 15bhp upgrade.

so 1300 to 1600 and a zaust and carb upgrade and maybe the rockers aswell - you tell em it adds 10 bhp, and they are happy!

same with lowering, as long as it's not too severe - say 3 inch drop, they dont care too much

28-02-2005, 09:45 PM
just wait and see what happens when you hit 30 :)

1300 with 3-4 mods £200 fully comp non classic unlimited mileage - 6 years protected no claims :)

buggy with 1641 + twin carbs £120 8)

a light porting makes all the difference if done properly, together with a 4 into 1 and a carb upgrade...just need to get a spare pair of heads to practice on first...

01-03-2005, 01:54 PM
i went with frizzel an got it dwn to bout 900 squid which is not bad i dnt fink!
didnt know u got no claims thing if ur on classic insurance most of the classics i talked 2 were askin bt 2 an half grand! fully comp tho, glad i got it 4 less than that!

01-03-2005, 02:08 PM
thats not too bad then for fully comp. have a word with them about modifications to see what they are and are not cool with. You may find they don't mind minor changes and perhaps charge you a nominal fee for the priviledge.

then you can set to work slamming the beast and shoving a big motor in :D

That said visually a 1600 t/p is no different from a 1300 t/p :wink:

02-03-2005, 07:03 PM
I ran a 1600 single port in my old 68 but was insured as a 1300 sp.
only found out it was a 1600 when me sister said it went better than her 1300 and I checked the engine no 8)

02-03-2005, 10:47 PM
even the engine numbers are confusing, whose to say that a 1600 case wasn't used to build a recon 1300 :D