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Old 01-23-2007, 01:32 PM
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my VW has 1600 cc.. (approx. 97 CI)

and 57 horsepower..

how do i increase it with out removing the rear hood.. i want it to look stock but 57 horsepower wont pull that car downhill

haha
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oh and sean.. i know what the fire wall is. but idk if it was the same for rear engined cars

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You could probably find a carb, intake and exhaust system that will give you more power. Have you picked up any copies of Hot VWs or VW Trends? They are usually full of ideas for making power.

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You could probably find a carb, intake and exhaust system that will give you more power. Have you picked up any copies of Hot VWs or VW Trends? They are usually full of ideas for making power.

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no idk where to get it..

or do i have to request it online?
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The magazines are available at most liquor or convenience stores that have a magazine section. Some tech articles are available online:
http://www.hotvws.com/
http://www.vwtrendsweb.com/
I used to read both of these years ago and they have been great sources of information and ideas.

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By the way are you in High School?
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The magazines are available at most liquor or convenience stores that have a magazine section. Some tech articles are available online:
http://www.hotvws.com/
http://www.vwtrendsweb.com/
I used to read both of these years ago and they have been great sources of information and ideas.

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By the way are you in High School?
okay thankyou
i'll request a catalog

oh and yea i'm in highschool..9th grade..
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If they offer it at your school take Auto Shop. You might not be able to get in until next year but it's definitely worth your time. When I was in school they didn't offer it anymore.

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Bit of advise...and I am sure Strummin will agree........ Get your VW going good first with stock parts. You will learn how things work and just a good tune up will give you more horses. Hate to see you get in way over your head..................You have plenty of time later for the fancy stuff.
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If they offer it at your school take Auto Shop. You might not be able to get in until next year but it's definitely worth your time. When I was in school they didn't offer it anymore.

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phht i go to a private school.. we dont have any fun classes..

in SC we have a camp for Methodist Churches.. called Salkahatchie (look it up). its like a mission camp

and we had to take showers at the highschool in a little town

and they had auto shop.. with your own cars and a welding class and everything you can think of..

we have Art, PE, and Computer as electives.. boringgg

haha but i work on this forum during computer..

oh well
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Gee aren't you lucky.
Well, look at it this way, you're probably getting a quality education that otherwise wasn't available at the public schools.

Does your school offer access to a trade school?

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Gee aren't you lucky.
Well, look at it this way, you're probably getting a quality education that otherwise wasn't available at the public schools.

Does your school offer access to a trade school?

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but yeah i'd get a better education.. and i want a degree in mechanical engineering.. so i could get a job with cars.. but i really want to go to NASA.. design a space car.. haha

lol but i'd be cool to do either
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A mechanical engineer.

At 14 I had no idea about what I was going to do or be. I now wish I had listened to my parents and gone straight to college after High School and picked up a degree in anything.

As you might already suspect degreed engineers, make some good money. You'll be able to build if not buy a nice car.

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A mechanical engineer.

At 14 I had no idea about what I was going to do or be. I now wish I had listened to my parents and gone straight to college after High School and picked up a degree in anything.

As you might already suspect degreed engineers, make some good money. You'll be able to build if not buy a nice car.

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yeah

lol
but i dont see my parents often.. so haha

i decided all this on my own.. starting from when the columbia spave shuttle crashed

and then i said i want to be like them..

and i read the acception sheet.. so i knew i needed an engineering degree.. so yeah.. and when i was little i made a big fort out of like a bunch of boxes when we moved.. and i asked my dad what was it called when you made stuff better than what it was to start with .. and i put it togeahter

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Do you find yourself looking at let's say a can opener and say "That could be improved upon"?

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Do you find yourself looking at let's say a can opener and say "That could be improved upon"?

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not nessesarly..

i want to design cars..

i drew 2 designs for future el caminos..

i'll put up pictures asap..

the El Camino is a low rider. with side skirts and runnign boards.. and the outset fenders like a beetle.. on front and back.. full fender skirts.. and the rear window is laid back..

the El Camino CE is a car editon.. same as the first but no rear outset fender.. but both fender skirts.. the cab is extended so its a coupe 4 seater.. and the side is drug all the way back and the trunk is inset so the side kind of covers it..

and it would prolly have a short spoiler..

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Ok. Poor analogy.
Yeah let's see what you have in mind. Do plan on doing anything with engines?

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