1966 Vokaro Project Car
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First post.....figure this out.

The car when I pulled it from my junk pile.
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#2
Looking forward to your progression.
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#3
Always liked the shape of the Vokaro. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Cheers
Don
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#4
Built a tube chassis for my VW.


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Mid engined.

One of the latest mock ups.
It is all apart again right now.

The wife has been real sick and I have not had the time to work on the car the past couple months.

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What engine are you using?

Are those ITBs and stacks custom?
Bruno Balestra
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(10-20-2022, 01:48 PM)brunobalestra Wrote: What engine are you using?

Are those ITBs and stacks custom?


Ok then.....engine is a KL....all aluminum (block and heads) 4 valve per, double double over .

Going by internet lore....as I was not there.
The engine was originally designed by Porsche as a 1.8L 8000rpm screamer.
The design was sold to mazda. They increased the displacement to 2L then later to 2.5L.
Eventually Mazda sold the engine design to Ford. Then they increased the displacement to 3L and lowered the rpm to 6000 and put Edis electronic ignition on it

This one I have is a 2.5L Mazda version (distributor version)

The transmission is the normal Porsche 901 five speed .

Period correct Bosch injection and electronics don't exist.
So the ITB's are Mikuni and ecu is megasquirt.
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#8
Small little v6 in a tube chassis.


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#9
Very nice. How much did you need to stretch the rear section to accommodate mid engine longitudinal? I was thinking about a custom frame same shape as the VW and then a transverse front end setup instead of the VW engine. I like your setup even more.... Love a longitudinal setup.

Looking forward to more updates.

Cheers
Don
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(10-21-2022, 04:09 AM)DonO Wrote: Very nice. How much did you need to stretch the rear section to accommodate mid engine longitudinal? I was thinking about a custom frame same shape as the VW and then a transverse front end setup instead of the VW engine. I like your setup even more.... Love a longitudinal setup.

Looking forward to more updates.

Cheers
Don

It is almost full beetle length.....about an inch shorter.
As I do not have a VW pan there was no target length.....just as short as I could get it.

I also almost went with a modern front wheel drive power train......but I wanted to be a "retro racer" look.....like a 550 to a 906 style euro racer.
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