Kubel Nick wrote:
Type 4's never had 1600cc, they started from 1800s. Besides this isn't a Type4 vs water cooled thread
Do some research before you roll your eyes at me
You are obviously completely ignorant of the Super Vee rules or history...and the fact that the original production IV was a 1700
The class was conceived as a step up from Formula Vee, allowing use of more modern components (especially the suspension). They were limited to 1600cc, assuming that Type I engines would be used. The IV was allowed in through the back door provided the displacement was still 1600cc, which was accomplished either by destroking a 1700 or by using specially-made smaller-bore cylinders (I had a truckload of these parts once, gave them all to a guy running local club races in an obsolete SuperVee since I had no use for them). When VW came out with water-cooled cars, they pressured for the Rabbit engine to be allowed (or they'd pull their backing for the series). Early testing showed that if the Rabbit was permitted, everyone's setup would be worthless overnight so the Rabbit engines were restricted for a couple of years to allow guys to use up their IV stuff. Anyone who could see the writing on the wall built a water-cooled car as soon as they could swing it.
Anyone looking for plans to build a Super Vee (that IS what the thread's about, right?) should be aware that all he's likely to find is water-pumper setups. On the other hand, there are probably still quite a few retired IV-powered cars sitting around collecting dust. A web site that had some good contact info was http://www.bobbridges.com/yspect8/hist_ ... pervee.htm
but it's down, Google still has it cached at
http://188.8.131.52/search?q=cache:HR ... n&ie=UTF-8
but none of the links work.