|03-08-2007 09:23 PM|
yeah me too
i need some sleep
|03-08-2007 06:12 PM|
|Sir Joab||Ok guys, I think it's time for a ceasefire.|
|03-08-2007 05:48 PM|
yeah fool tahts right
thanks for the support..
this is just my learning project =D
|03-07-2007 09:48 PM|
|03-07-2007 07:15 PM|
but i have to restore this one becuse my dad said.. so i can get to know it better i think its better to do it first anyway
|03-07-2007 02:37 PM|
|JAKE 68 GMC||And these are the after pics, 4 years and over $3500 later:|
|03-07-2007 02:34 PM|
|JAKE 68 GMC||
That John Muir book is a good one. I learned a lot from that book.
I havent showed pics of the buggy we rebuilt yet, have I? Hmmmmm, time to post them! These are the before pics:
|03-06-2007 07:40 PM|
i got one on the way..
|03-06-2007 06:26 PM|
Tech inspector 1 mentioned a book on hotrodding volkswagon engines. I recall a book by a guy named John Muir. How to keep your Volkswagen alive for the complete idiot (nothing personal). While the book had zero "hotrodding" tips that I can recall, it was filled with good, practical, no-nonsense first-hand experienced-based knowledge. Not to mention a great amount of humor. I'm not offering to send it to you, but I can solidly recommend it as a roots-level VW volume. Very, very practical when anything goes wrong out there on the road. I think over half of the folks who owned VWs in the late 60s/early 70s owned this book. And it's humous enough to read from cover to cover and feel entertained in the process.
|03-06-2007 05:57 PM|
but now i need to know how to get the "30-40 hp " you speak of =-D
|03-06-2007 12:40 PM|
Everyone on the board deserves a degree of respect -- give it and you'll get it. Don't, and you shouldn't expect anyone to pay a whole of of attention to much you have to say. Would you be more likely to take advice from the guy who types in a respectful manner or the smart a--? Doesn't matter who's right, the "smart" guy has already injected a degree of doubt in his words.
Anyway, Cam, you'd be surprised at the boost another few hp will give you. When there's not much to begin with, even small increases are noticeable. Another 30-40 hp will make the bug feel like it has over double the power it has now, and is easily attainable. Should be easy to get 80-100 hp out of it at a reasonable price, more than that will get expensive quick. It's the same with American V-8s -- doubling the hp from stock on a run-of-the-mill stock car engine (something like a 200 hp 350) is reasonably easy and cheap, but once you start getting higher than that it gets very expensive. So yeah, it's expensive to get 150 hp out of a bug -- that's almost tripling the stock power though! It's costly to get 600 hp out of a 350 too.
|03-05-2007 05:23 PM|
it wont be my daily driver..
i just want a cool looking bug.. and with a bit of " go-juice"
|03-05-2007 11:49 AM|
On to the bug, 1835 kit, some 044 heads, a Holley 2bbl, Webb cam and a good ignition kit and your good to go. It will be quicker than you think for about 2k.
|03-05-2007 09:25 AM|
|pepi||HA HA HA HA HA HA I am on the floor please stop you are killing me............... is that sensitive enough for you ............ sensitivity, what are you a man or a mouse ....... sensitivity, you sound like a bunch of children. When I grow up I want to be a mod it would really have a HUGE impact on my resumé. I just wounder how one would handle such power, you know having the finial word and seeing the masses bowing to that HUGE power .......... get a life ..|
|03-05-2007 08:45 AM|
it lives!1.. it runs..
i need some h.p. =D
i have to rebuild anyway.. so i need some hp.. i think performance parts on the heads.. an exaust.. and then idk what then
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