Stumbled along some old VW hot rodding videos from 1983 that someone posted to YouTube.
Pretty dated, which some of the products in the discussions no longer available or the companies themselves not around anymore.
However, there’s some excellent build info and procedures here as everything done today with Type 1 engine building pretty much hasn’t changed for decades anyway.
They talk about some rocker arm ratios that sound totally foreign to me that I just don’t think exist today.
I suspect the quality of the parts they talk about are far superior to anything you can pretty much purchase today. And some of the prices they throw around, in 1983 dollars, is quite insane. They talk about some $600 parts which I can say for certain was a lot of money back then.
What I find funny is this VHS video came out when I was 13 years old! I would have loved to have had this VHS tape back then!
There best part is the second or two of this guy:
We all wore our socks like this in the early 80’s. I used to match the stripe my sock to the color of my shorts or shirts.
Yes. This was still the early 80’s.