# 1/2 VW plans

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#### oldcrow

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So who sells the best 1/2 VW cut case plans? I haven't yet decided if I am going to purchase an engine or build my self. I have access to some old cases, cranks and heads ( not serviceable at all) to practice with before destroying something new. I would like to look at some plans to see if it is within my skills and equipment that I have/have access to. For those that have built their own, what special equipment is required?
As far as cost goes, I know that I can build a nice motor for less than $3k. So there is the incentive verses$4k+ for one already built. I have built many stock and high performance VW engines 1600cc to 2332cc and never had a problem with any of them. Except one, a 2180 had a bad cam (from the factory) that decided to break but no major damage was done, and a 1914 that had an oil leak around the jugs from a bad block. (a new aluminum block at that).
So anyway chime in with your thoughts of the plans that you have purchased from where and about good or bad points about them.
thanks, Ken

#### Country Flyer

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Search betterhalfvw.com I think.

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#### oldcrow

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well i decided to FULL case method, as the difference is less than 4lbs. and only 3 inches in length. ordered my plans from Simplex Aero. should have them by Friday. going to try and see if i can mount a scooter stator on the front of the engine behind the prop if not i am just going total loss method.

#### Sparrow Hawk

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If you do not cut the case why not run all 4 cylinders? What do you want to put a 1/2 VW eng. on?

I have flown a Quickie 1 with a full VW engine that originally had an Onan 2 cylinder.

#### Pops

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If you do not cut the case why not run all 4 cylinders? What do you want to put a 1/2 VW eng. on?

I have flown a Quickie 1 with a full VW engine that originally had an Onan 2 cylinder.View attachment 93238

Hard to see, but it looks like a 1200 cc, 40 hp engine. Ducktaped tail weight.

#### TFF

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Ducktape fixes anything.

#### Pops

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Just like welding, will fix anything except the crack of dawn or a broken heart. Someone told me that is where you use SuperGlue.

Or is it Ducktape or Ducttape ?

#### Marc W

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It is 400 mph tape! Anyway that is what the Air Force crews called it back when I was jumping out of perfectly good airplanes for Uncle Sam. They used it to tape over hatch edges and such behind the jump doors. It was supposed to keep you from getting sliced open if you hit the side of the plane. I never tested it. It was the first time I ever saw duct tape. Baling wire was the all purpose fastener back on the farm.

#### robertl

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Just like welding, will fix anything except the crack of dawn or a broken heart. Someone told me that is where you use SuperGlue.

Or is it Ducktape or Ducttape ?
I welded up a hole in a Dixie Cup one time !
Bob

#### Sparrow Hawk

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Hard to see, but it looks like a 1200 cc, 40 hp engine. Ducktaped tail weight.
1915cc VW engine with stock top mounted carb. I removed the 25# shot bag with duct tape after first test flying it, didn't need it.

#### Pops

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1915cc VW engine with stock top mounted carb. I removed the 25# shot bag with duct tape after first test flying it, didn't need it.

Hard to see , but it looks like the intake manifold went straight down in the head like a 1200 cc, 40 Hp. Also looks like a single port head. The 1300 cc and up with the single port heads, the intake goes down in the heads at an angle. Hard to tell from the side view in the picture. 1915 cc with single port heads is a engine combination.