Type 1 - 1/2 VW Conversion Kit, Parts and Plans!
Great Plains Aircraft Two Cylinder Engine Parts are intended for the "do it yourself" individual. We feature a forged, welded/counter weighted 78mm or 82mm crankshaft, made specifically for the 1/2 VW conversion.
Please the note the 1/2 heads pictured above are no longer available.
We offer cut and welded heads.
|1/2 VW Full Case Kit Includes:
Full Engine Case, 92mm Piston & Cylinder Kit, 78mm or 82mm CW Crankshaft, Camshaft, 1/2 Cylinder Heads (heads are cut & welded, with Valve Covers & Rocker Arms), Shrink Fit Prop Hub Kit, Cylinder Head Stud Kit, Connecting Rods, Lifters, Brass Drive Gear, End Play Shims, Deck Shims, Main Bearings, Rod Bearings, Cam Bearings, Gasket Set, Cam Plug, Oil Pump, Oil Pump Cover Plate, Oil Drain Plate, Engine Breather, Engine Case Kit, Distributor Plug, Exhaust Nuts, Nut and Washer Kit, Pushrod Tubes, U-build Pushrods, Oil Screen, Dipstick and Main Bearing Dowel Pins.
1/2 VW Full Case Kit|
|Weight||87 lbs. *||87 lbs. *|
|Horsepower||35hp @ 3400 rpm||38hp @ 3400 rpm|
* Full case weighs approx. 5 additional pounds.
|Note: Cylinder head kit includes 2 cylinder heads, valve covers, rocker arms, rocker arm shafts, valve guides, intake valves, exhaust valves, springs, keepers and retainers, not assembled.|
|Full New Engine Case
* 78mm stroke & 92 bore
|Prop Hub Kit w/Seal||$166.95|
|78mm Forged CW Crankshaft||$699.95|
|82mm Forged CW Crankshaft||$699.95|
|92mm Piston & Cylinders||$159.95|
|94mm Piston & Cylinders||$150.95|
|Shrink Fit Prop Hub||$159.95|
|Prop Hub Seal||$6.95|
|Dowel Pin Set||$2.95|
|Stroker Connecting Rods||$95.00|
|Lifters 4 each||$24.95|
|Lock Nut & Washer Kit||$11.95|
|Welded Cylinder Head Kit||$599.95|
|Oil Pump Cover Plate||$15.95|
NOTE: Cylinder head kit includes 2 cylinder heads,
valve covers, rockerarms, rockerarm shafts,
valve guides, intake valves, exhaust valves, springs,
keepers and retainers not assembled.
|IGNITION SYSTEM COMPONENTS FOR THE 1/2 VW ENGINE||009 Distributor Kit
|Shielded Plug Adaptors (2 each)
|INTAKE - EXHAUST - CARBURETION FOR THE 1/2 VW|
|U-Build Exhaust Manifold Kit |
Includes two exhaust welding flanges, two each 90 degree mandrel bent tubes and two each 180 degree mandrel bent tubes. Tubes are 8" long and 1 1/2" diameter.
|U-build Exhaust Manifold Kit . . $39.95|
|Model 11 Carburetor for the 1/2 VW. |
This is an updraft carburetor with mounting flange and mixture control.
Has idle air bleed screw also.
|Model 11 Carb . . . $359.80|
|U-Build Intake Manifold Kit |
Includes two flanges, four each 90 degree pieces of 8" long, 1 1/2" O.D. tubing and one 180 degree U-bend.
|U-build Intake Manifold Kit . . . $44.95|
| "Carr Twin" 1/2 VW Plans |
The introduction of the "Carr Twin", as a "sawed in half VW engine", was designed by Dave Carr and was featured in the January, 1975, issue of "Sport Aviation" magazine. The "Carr Twin" was awarded the John Livingston Award for outstanding contribution to low cost flyings, as well as, the Stan Dzik Memorial Award for outstanding design contribution.
Carr Half Case above
Carr Full Case to right
The "Carr Twin" Plans offer plans for both the cut case and full case versions.|
ADVANTAGES OF THE VW ENGINE:
Parts are low cost and available throughout the world.
Lightweight: The crankcase is made of magnesium, 1/3 lighter than aluminum with wxcellent heat tranfer qualities. The heads are aluminum. An 87 pound, 35hp engine is hard to beat!
Air-cooled: With both cylinders exposed to direct air stream.
Crankshaft RPM corrects for direct mounting of propellor (no need to gear down or belt drive.)
A four-stroke engine with generous bearing diameter means long life, extra reliability, and low fuel consumption.
Can be used in tractor or pusher properllor configuration.
The most important parts to build the "Carr Twin" can be obtained from Great Plains Aircraft!
A fun project for the mechanical craftsman!
The "Carr Twin" 1/2 VW Plans include:
Two Crankcase options: Cut case, welded or bolted together - most compact version. Full Crankcase - The quickest to build version, because no machine work is necessary on the case. Engine can be mounted directly on firewall (no motor frame required), (no oil cooler required) and the crankcase can be returned to it's 4-cylinder configuration if more horsepower is needed.
"CARR TWIN" 1/2 VW PLANS|
13 detailed drawings, with written instructions are $30.00
Plans include copy of the Great Plains Catalog also.
Carr Twin 1/2 VW Plans . . . $30.00 Plus postage.
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7011 N 160th Ave.
Bennington, NE 68007