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 Everything air cooled! 
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 1916cc / 2054cc / 2110cc / 2276cc / 2332cc  
 Street 
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 You dream it we build it! 
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 PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR
Beetles / Kombi's / Trike's / Type 3's / KG's / Offroad
 Everything air cooled! 
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 Ready built or built to your specifications 
 1916cc / 2054cc / 2110cc / 2276cc / 2332cc  
 Street 
 Strip 
 Race 
 You dream it we build it! 
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 PARTS AND ACCESSORIES FOR
Beetles / Kombi's / Trike's / Type 3's / KG's / Offroad
 Everything air cooled! 
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 1916cc / 2054cc / 2110cc / 2276cc / 2332cc  
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Rod Penrose Racing Blog

Just a few finished engines this week!

Here are a few recently completed engines that have been sold and are awaiting shipment to their new owners or are available for immediate purchase. So, if you are in the market for a new engine for your Beetle, Kombi, Buggy, kit car or Race car then give me a call on (02) 4204 - 1950.
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Rod's 2276cc RPR Signature Turnkey engine for his Eureka Kit car

This engine was built for Rod in Brisbane to use in his Eureka kit car. This 2276cc engine uses a set of my custom CNC ported 044 round port heads with 42 x 37.5 mm valves, some RPR 44 mm IDF carbs on ported intake manifolds, an Engle FK 43 camshaft with 1.4 rockers and a TriMil 1 5/8" sidewinder exhaust system. The compression on this engine is set at 9.6 and with the engine producing some 150 hp @ the wheels or 187 hp at the engine should be fun to drive.
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David's 2276cc RPR Signature Turnkey engine for his 1974 Westie

Here is a 2276cc engine I built for David in Adelaide. This engine will be fitted into his 1974 Westie that will be used for weekend trips that will be a joy to drive. This engine is fitted with the Los Panchito heads with CNC chambers, W110 cam with 1.25 rockers, a set of my RPR 40mm IDF carbs on ported manifolds and a Vintage Speed exhaust system using heater boxes. This engine made 119.1 HP at the rear wheels which equates to 148 HP @ the engine. The engine also made over 210 ft/lbs of torque due to the low 8.6 compression ratio and will run cool and reliable for years to come.  
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Robby's 2276cc RPR Signature Turnkey engine for his 1955 Split Winodw double door bus

This brand new 2276cc engine was assembled and dyno tuned for Robby in Vic to be fitted into his 1955 Split window double door bus. This engine is fitted with the Los Panchito heads with the CNC chamber up-grade, and Engle W110 camshaft, a set of RPR 40mm IDF carbs and a Ceramic coated RPR exhaust system. This engine made 123.7 hp @ the rear wheels or a little over 150 hp @ the engine and has a compression ratio of 8.7:1. The 199 ft/lbs of torque will make this a fun engine for the 11 window bus and with the power curve from 1200 rpm's the bus will be very user friendly.
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RPR - 1916cc Signature TurnKey Engine for Beetle/Ghia - 129HP

This 1916 cc engine is ready to install in any Beetle, Ghia (with a siimple exhaust change), buggy or kit car.  This engine made 129 HP at the wheels or 160 HP at the engine and has a compression ratio of 8.7:1. It is fitted with a set of my 44mm IDF carby's RPR 1 5/8" Ceramic coated SideWinder exhaust, Engle 110 cam, Pancito heads and much more. This is a great engine with plenty of torque but also easy to drive. Contact me for the full specification sheet.
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RPR - 2276cc Signature TurnKey Engine for Beetle/Ghia

RPR Signature Turnkey 2276cc engine with 100% brand new components is perfect for either a Beetle or Ghia (with a simple change of exhaust). It has a compression ratio of 8.87 and uses the Los Panchito heads with the CNC chamber option, an Engle 110 camshaft and a set of RPR 40mm IDF carbs. It has a 1 3/8" Ceramic coated RPR Hide-a-way exhaust system to obtain the 196 ft./lb's of torque and produces 108 HP at the wheels or 135HP at the engine. The torque curve is very flat and the power is good all the way up to 5600 rpm's. This engine has been serviced and is now available for $12,335.
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RPR - 1916cc Signature TurnKey Engine for Beetle/Ghia

RPR - 1916cc Signature TurnKey Engine for Beetle/Ghia

RPR  Signature Turnkey 1916cc with 100% brand new components for a Beetle (or Ghia with a simple muffler change). This engine comes complete with heater boxes, ceramic 1 3/8" header and Quiet-Pac muffler is fitted with a Magnaspark Ignition kit, RPR 40mm IDF carb kit and an Engle W110 camshaft. The compression on this engine is set at 9.26 and uses 98 octane fuel to achieve the 100HP at the rear wheels or 125HP at the engine with 157 ft/lb's of torque.This engine has been serviced and is now available for $12,439.00.
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RPR - 2220cc Signature TurnKey Engine for Kombi

RPR Turnkey 2220cc Kombi Engine (ready to instal) - This engine is built, dyno'd and ready to instal! It is perfect for any style Kombi and contains 100% brand new components. This engine uses an 80mm crank, 94mm pistons, Engle 110 cam, RPR 40mm IDF carb kit, Magnaspark ignition and a Ceramic coated RPR 1 3/8" Quiet-Pac exhaust system. This engine tuned using 98 octane fuel and produced 109.8 HP at the wheels or 137 HP at the engine. This engine also produced 186 ft/lb's of torque as the compression ratio is set @ 8.6:1. This engine is in stock and priced at just $12,454.00.
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Many thanks................

Hi Rod Just letting you know that the Hi Torqe Starter Motor arrived safely in super quick time! Many thanks for all your help & the time you took to talk to me.
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Roger's kind words.....

Roger's kind words.....

Hi Rod, Sorry it's been so long getting back to you - how time flies when you're having fun. The engine has now been tuned (with the flow meter I bought from you) and actually required very little adjustment. The Beetle's body is in Melbourne getting painted so am looking forward to putting everything back together soon. Whilst my car is not the high-end project you're probably best known for, the advice and  assistance you provided was outstanding. It's unusual to find an internet site where you can actually talk to an expert and get the right bits for your engine and transmission, as well as plenty of good advice to go with them. I've attached  a photo of the engine end of the chassis - it's not super flash but I'm happy! Cheers, Roger
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