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RichardinNZ
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Regarding the power increase, 'Souping the Volkswagen' states that the Okrasa heads/carbs would increase power to 41hp (48 hp SAE), so a 30% increase. I assume the WW kit wouldn't be any different?

Great looking engine Flavio.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks.
I'm very well impressed with the WW kit. Clearly more power at medium and high rpm range. Not so much at low rpm.
I've been struggling with jetting the carbs better and also changing to smaller venturis (24 mm). It's better but not finished... also, some problems with the carb throttle shafts. I've rebushed them and they are better.
One of these days the engine will be dismantled for a good inspection and to fit a 69.5 mm crank and a new cam.
From what I've been reading/learning I think that this will be "real thing" about improving power in these old engines with the Okrasa kit.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

gimmesomeshelter wrote:
Hello-

Any comments about the repro Solex carbs? When the kit first cam out, Mr. Okrasa pointed out that they needed some work right out of the box to work properly (I believe the thottle bushings were leaking). Has anyone else had this, or other problems with the WW carbs?

Cheers,

Paul

I just recieved another new set of W.W. SOLEX carburetors to be rebushed so I would double-check your carbs
when you take them out of the box. I can rebush these for $120 a pair by the way.....Cheers! Mr. Okrasa Cool
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes i agree i have a set to the WW 32s

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http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=512562
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I recently built my first ever engine being a vintage speed themed 36er. Got the case line bored, all new bearing and bushes to suit, new pistons and barrels, the ww twin port okrasa heads, one of mrokrasa's "okrasa spec cams", straight cut cam gears and i also had the stock crank crack tested for reassurance. Built myself a ghetto abarth muffler from a stock repro muffler and cut and welded in twin gal water pipe tips Laughing

I'm using the csp linkage and I'm over the moon with the performance... the cam gives it a really grumpy idle which keeps people guessing and the power is second to none, compared to the clapped out 40hp i used to have powering my 58. Got a few things left on my "to do list", one is to purchase a rebuilt bosch 010 off glen once i get back from our snow holiday as the 009 isn't doing me any favours, 2 - get rid of the blue leads.

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and an audio clip from inside the cabin (is a video but was taken late at night)

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haven't even put a 1000 ks on it yet but love driving it on my weekends...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work! Looks and sounds great.

Are you running the WW repop Abarth muffler? Any comments on quality and fit? Any chance of a shot showing the space between the bottom of the apron and the pipes?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate.

Nar, if you reads above I used a stock repro muffler and cut it up and welded twin gal pipes to it Laughing sounds pretty good for a ghetto job I think... As for clearance... Not much... And bubbles the paint after a hard run....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of questions to you who run "kit"-engines:

What's the best linkage? OG style or CSP?

What jetting do you recommend for an engine with stock cam and displacement?
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Okrasa kit - Feedback Thread Reply with quote

We've just installed the WW Okrasa kit on a 59 Beetle. We are having a problem with not enough throttle travel. It seems the accelerator pedal hits the brake pedal pivot before the carbs open all the way. We've tried tightening up the cable etc but there just isnt enough travel. Anyone else have an issue? I've searched, seem some mentions of it but nothing in detail.
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Okrasa kit - Feedback Thread Reply with quote

which linkage are you running?
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Okrasa kit - Feedback Thread Reply with quote

The original style weld on style
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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 5:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Wolfsburg West Okrasa kit - Feedback Thread Reply with quote

When I first installed my kit, couldn't get full throttle either so I opted for a roller pedal. Didn't care for that so I did some trouble shooting on my original set up and found the floor hinge was bent , not allowing enough forward movement. Bent it back into shape and presto full throttle. I would start there and make sure all that is up to snuff. It worked on the stock carb but not the dual carb kit Confused
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