Motor Trend - August 2002 - Beck Spyders
A Retro Roadster for the James Dean in all of us.

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Although the Article did not credit us, the car's engine was built by Pat Downs.

Engine Specs
Engine - VW Type 1
Displacement - 2165cc
Builder - Pat Downs CB Performance
Crank - Forged CB 78mm Chromoly CW
Rods - Forged CB 5.500 H Beam
Pistons - Forged 94 Mahle
Rings - Total Seal
Cam - Eagle 2246 314 degrees duration, .452" lift
Lifters - CB Light Weight Racing
Oil Pump - CB Maxi Pump
Cylinder Heads - 044 CNC Ported with 37 x 42mm Valves (205 CFM)
Valve Springs - Dual Springs with Chromoly Retainers
Chamber Size - 55 cc
Compression Ratio - 9.0:1
Push Rods - Chromoly
Ignition - Magnaspark
Spark Plug Wires - 10mm Spiro Pro
Induction - 44 IDF Webers
Intake Manifolds/linkage/air filters - Big Beef by CB Performance
Flywheel - Forged 200mm Chromoly
Clutch - Kennedy 1700 lb
Oil Sump - CB Thin Line

Horsepower - 165 at 6500 RPM