The VW conversion engine uses the crankcase, crankshaft,connecting rods, wrist pins, cylinders, flywheel and clutch from a stock1500cc VW engine. The engine uses a 7 percent cutoff cam and as a result it isnot self starting. This arrangement, however, provides a large expansion ratio that uses most of the available energy in the steam. The engine isfully condensing in 100 degree F weather and gets 18 miles per gallon offuel.
Parts that must be fabricated are cylinder heads,camshaft, cams and cam housing. The camshaft is driven by a timingbelt from the crankshaft. Only two of the four cylinders are used in thesteam conversion. the two steam cylinders provide the same numberof power impulses per revolution as the 4 cylinder gas engine.
Detail drawings are available for all the parts neededto construct the engine. In order to complete the steam power plant thereis needed also auxiliaries such as a steam generator, centrifuge, rightangle gear box, high pressure lube injection pump, centrifugal fuel meteringpump, and electronic water pump controller.