Oyster Pearl Ghia


Shayne Ader

1970 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia
Paint Job:

PPG two stage Oyster Pearl

2074cc. Dual Weber 48 IDAs with external float bowls, fully polished with Empi spun aluminum velocity stacks. Jim Berg carb linkage. 8:50:1 Compression ratio. VW 041s heads ported/polished. Scat dual springs. Auto Craft 1.25 rockers on solid shafts. 78mm, counterweighted, balanced, 8-doweled crank. 5.5-inch balanced Carrillo rods. 92mm, Cima pistons. Engle VZ-35 Cams, .490 lift, 309 duration. 40mm intake x 35.5mm stainless valves. Total Seal rings. Bugpack polished, match-ported intake manifold. Full Flow oiling. Melling high volume oil pump. Jim Berg 5-quart deep sump. Doghouse cooler. Stainless steel braided lines with AN fittings. Bosch 009 Distributor with Compu-Fire. MSD 6AL. MSD Blaster 2 coil. Bosch W8AC sparkplugs. Blue spark plug wires. CE anodized blue billet pulley. 200mm, 12-lb flywheel. F&S pressure plate and disc. 20-50 Castrol oil. Remote System 1 oil filter. Dual battery system incorporating (2) Blue Top Optima batteries. Polished Super 75 alternator. Stainless steel battery trays. Stainless steel hoses used for the fuel and breather systems. Holley electric fuel pump. Chromed tin and polished aluminum found throughout the entire engine bay

1970 IRS. Ring & pinion 4.12:1. Gear ratios 3.80 1st, 2.06 2nd, 1.26 3rd, 0.89 4th. Super-Diff, heavy duty side plate, steel shift forks, welded 3-4 gears

Rag top. Aluminum trimmings

Entire interior redone in Soft Touch Tafeta vinyl, tan velour, and beige carpeting. Toyota front seats. Other goodies includes a fully polished Jim Berg short shifter, polished aluminum pedal covers, Tafeta vinyl covered dash, and hidden switches to activate the power door locks and hood latch. Billet knobs. To keep track of the engine vital signs, an AutoMeter 5-inch Ultralite tachometer was mounted beneath the dash along with an AutoMeter 2-1/8-inch matching oil pressure guage

15 x 6 chrome plated Porsche Fuchs wrapped in Nankang 135 radials up front, and Goodyear 185/60s in the rear

CSP cross-drilled rotors with Porsche bolt pattern up front. Porsche drilled rear brake drums in the rear

1-5/8-inch Bugpack header, thermal wrapped custom system with hidden dual Flowmaster mufflers

In-dash Alpine DVD player with fold-out screen. Kicker X3i crossover. (2) Kicker amplifiers. A pair of Infinity seperates handles the front stage mounted within custom panels, while a pair of 12" Kicker subwoofers handle the low end found within a custom enclosure. A 1 Farad capacitator and a fusible link ensure the juice reaches the system
Shout Outs:

Rey, Mark, and Roy at Aloha Otto, Henry Ader, Lino's Auto Service, Peter Picarra, James Matsumura, James Higaki, and Tony Qunito