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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:43 am    Post subject: VW air-cooled engine flat 8 exist custom or factory...? Reply with quote

Hi,

I was wanting to find out, has anyone built an air cooled flat 8 starting with vw style cases..?

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=141506

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Porsche did in the 908

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People generally think that the engines must be phased for even firing, but this will make the coupling fail as the two engines try to do different things at the same time. Let both engines fire at the same time and it will work.
It has been done before - I have seen a double VW engine with welded cases and twin cranks, but I suspect that bolting them together is a better solution if the coupling has some degree of freedom.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We boat at Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri and the Baccardi Silver cat had a pair of these bad boys... not VW, but dang, what money can do !!!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses and input to my question...

O.K. I know about Porsches' 8...

Has anyone made a VW flat 8...?

I did look through the older topic started a few years back, but not any real pics...

I was wondering if anyone's done it recently in 2000's...?

Also, I know a flat 4 can pump out some nice power if built right...

I just was digging around for unique engines for the VW's...

How about a Porsche V10 from the Cayenne in a Bug!!! LOL!

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some prototypes being made in Brail. Not sure how far they got

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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=399470&highlight=fitipaldi

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