Chico Performance Racing® is an award-winning engine shop whose reliable and quality built engines have received critical acclaim throughout the VW scene. The CPR® customer list includes many types of car owners including street, drag, off-road, and stock. Custom long blocks and turnkey engines are built to order using top of the line parts and the best components available today. All parts are either new, or they have been completely and precisely overhauled. 1776cc and larger turnkey engines are dyno-tuned and tested for maximum performance in our very own dyno room. After testing, every engine is thoroughly inspected prior to shipping to ensure that a top quality product is delivered to each customer.
I got a 1776cc turnkey from Chico - dyno sheet lists 135HP at 5500 and 137 LB FT TQ from 3500-4500. Got it in my 63 sedan last night and this thing is SICK!!! Very powerful and runs great! I couldn't ask for anything more!!! Chico is the man! He’s definitely a great guy to deal with. I would definitely recommend him to everyone in the market for a turnkey - you will not be disappointed! - fazool666
I ordered a 2017cc engine from Chico. I even went down to his shop in SoCal to meet him. Very clean and organized shop and I was surprised how young he was given his reputation. When I got it home, I uncrated it and was very impressed. It was beautiful.
I bolted it up to my refurbished ‘69 pan that had been waiting for it, pulled some wires, and dropped an extended fuel line into a gas can. Hit the start button and it fired right up and sounded great. Twin 44's all set up and a dyno sheet shows 126hp @ 5500.
I could not be happier. A little pricy but you'll get what you pay for. Spec out any part or manufacturer and Chico will put it together for you. - stock doc