Let's see your Karmann Ghia

VW underneath a classic Italian body design.

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jyrie
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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by jyrie » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:22 am

the experimental one...1970 (road racer with 17 inch am racing etc...)
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the ground scraper 1968 (cruiser with a 1600 cc)
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the future "tubbed-pauter 86x94-turbo-vert" 1965
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and the "black swan" 1960 (2332cc-superflow-kawell-turbo)
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...i just sold my 66 model :-(

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by bt » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:26 pm

Damn, aint been back here since 5/13/2012. Surfing the web for conversions and found my own post that linked me here.

Here's how I finished the 356/Ghia hybrid thingy

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by Ghiaguy69 » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:43 am

My first Ghia after many aircooled VW restorations. I cant wait to start the 2nd.
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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by FJCamper » Wed Jan 06, 2016 11:55 pm

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RetroRacing's 1970 Historic Sportscar Racing Ghia

... with experimental wing.

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by lcvaldetaro » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:54 am

The rear wing must be efficient, I believe. But with all due respect, it is a rape on the elegance of a Ghia...

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by FJCamper » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:21 am

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Hi Lcvaldetaro,

No argument here that Ghias at at their most beautiful au natural.

The wing is experimental and not used for historic racing. It's purpose is to provide enough room for a turbo and intercooler. In the view above, a non-turbo engine is in place.

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We do run a small RSR style "duck tail" in HSR as the above photo shows.

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Here is a classic Ghia beauty shot, even dressed for competition.

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by lcvaldetaro » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:16 am

With the little wings it is pretty...

I know you are not looking for beauty with the experiment.... But your Ghia is so pretty.... don't do it!

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by Chip Birks » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:23 am

Turbo and intercooler should be easy in a ghia engine compartment. You have tons of room in there compared to a bug. Even with a decklid it should be very doable.

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by FJCamper » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:51 pm

Hi Chip,

That big whale tail wing on the 930's covers the water intercooler. You can sprint with a non-intercooled system or act as a daily driver, but for endurance racing, you need either a big air-to-air intercooler or a only slightly smaller water intercooler.

Our trouble is the Ghia has good width in the engine compartment, but like the 911, no height.

The experimental "turbo wing" wing allows us to move the intercooler just aft of the engine, a la 930.

We'll never run the "turbo-wing" on the HSR Ghia unless as a joke for intimidation purposes to spook the 911's and E-Jags in our class. It might be used on a LeMons Ghia.

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by Chip Birks » Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:11 pm

I am a water to air guy. Might be a little tougher in a road racing car, where heat soak might bite you in the end.

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Re: Let's see your Karmann Ghia

Post by Fiatdude » Fri May 20, 2016 5:33 pm

Small radiator(oil cooler) under the car takes car of that issue

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