About

Aircooled Engineering is a West Midlands based engine shop started and run by Aircooled VW enthusiast and engine builder Stefan Rossi.

I have over 14 years experience working on all ranges of Aircooled and Chevrolet V8 engines both in the UK and across the Atlantic. Engines I have built range from Volks World Magazine Best Of Show winning 25hp motors, to daily driven fuel injected turbo bus motors and everything in between. A big thing that I take pride in are, reliable big cc daily driven and street & strip motors. I have also built many Porsche 912 and 356 motors.

Over the last 14 years, I have raced two Aircooled VW’s here in the UK and in Belgium with both turbo and IDA motor’d cars, driving them to and from the track. I am currently campaigning a 1966 Chevy II Nova which runs 8.97 @ 151mph in the 1/4 mile with a normally aspirated Small Block Chevy motor. Soon to return in another Aircooled VW racing a street driven 1967 Convertible Beetle with turbo and fuel injection.

One of my main interests and specialties are turbo EFI motors. A readily available complete Aircooled turbo kit to purchase with my engines or separately for your own engine will be made available. This will consist of FuelTech EFI, A1 Muffler stainless turbo header, Garrett ball bearing turbo, CB Performance throttle bodies and some of my own ACE engineering billet parts. Keep an eye on the ‘Live Updates’ or Facebook page for details!

I manufacture custom-made CNC billet steel and aluminium parts for aircooled Type 1 motors and LS V8 engines.

Each customer is able to follow their builds step by step progress on the ‘Live Updates’ page, along with having direct contact with me at any stage of the build. I also offer a tech service for all customers.


Services offered include

  • Engine rebuilds
  • Brand new engines
  • Turnkey engines and bench testing
  • CNC machined billet and custom parts
  • VW Type 1, Type 2, Type 3 and Type 4 Engines
  • VW Type 1 turbo motors for street or all out race
  • Vintage speed 25/30hp builds
  • Porsche flat six 1965 onwards
  • Porsche 914
  • Porsche 356
  • Porsche 912
  • Porsche 912E
  • Chevrolet LS V8
  • Small Block Chevrolet
  • Match porting and polishing
  • Head and combustion chamber CC work
  • Case clearance for stroker cranks
  • Full flow case work
  • Case machine work
  • Fully blue print engine internals
  • Align Bore

UK dealer for CB Performance parts – http://www.cbperformance.com

UK dealer for JayCee Enterprises http://jayceevw.com

UK dealer for AutoCraft Engines and Pauter parts from http://www.autocraftengines.com

UK dealer for Brian Tooley Racing https://www.briantooleyracing.com