|09-09-2003 01:09 AM|
|dinger||I hate Volkswagons, always have and always will. but..I remember one in the early 70s at Brainerd, called "little but quick", ran a Porsche turbo charged engine, ran in the 9's, chopped, pretty radical as I remember. There's a business about 10 miles from my house, used to be called Claudes Buggys, called CB performance now but sells the crap out of gofast vw parts. Dan|
|09-08-2003 08:42 AM|
|6567GTO||Hey Retro! Glad you're here. This board could use a few more good guys like you. Especially Pontiac people! lol|
|09-08-2003 07:40 AM|
Bugs are alot of fun! We had a guy in high school that would smoke the tires. back up and do a second one and make a "W" pattern as his sig. You could always tell where he been by way of the burn outs!
Oh, greetings 6567GTO! I know you from the PY boards. I just stumbled upon this site myself.
|09-08-2003 07:16 AM|
dual webbers are still about the same price $300-700. I'm gettin some next week for my vw.
|09-08-2003 07:02 AM|
|09-08-2003 06:59 AM|
|09-06-2003 05:32 AM|
I wouldn'y mind doing a radically lowered, fenders removed bug someday myself like the ones in the link I provided.
"So little time" is right. Maybe in my next life.
For me it's "Not Enough Toys" though. LOL
|09-06-2003 04:13 AM|
One of the best drag races I ever watched was at this 1/8 mile track in Van Wert Ohio. This guy had a souped up Bug. Always got the light first. This other guy had a 427 Vette with nitrous. By the time the Vette got to leave the line the Bug was almost all the way down the track. SOB won everytime. They hated him, but you talk about some action. Man it was great. The other guys was giving their cars all, and I mean all they had. Gotta love those Bugs. One custom car that is in the next town turned a Bug into a lowboy. Cut the top off, removed the fenders, molded in the front where the fender were removed, added some big 'n littles, custom interior, Carson top. Turquoise and Pink paint scheme. That little Bug was a head turner. Don't know what happened to it though. I wish I still had mine. It was a blast to drive.
|09-06-2003 12:31 AM|
|2-manytoyzs||I have a 71 bug I picked up a few months ago. Pretty rough mechanically but a good body. Plan is for the 327/350 sittin in the corner of the garage to go in there, but I got a half dozen project cars ahead of it.................... So many toys, so little time!|
|09-05-2003 03:52 PM|
Some cool bug pics here...
|09-05-2003 02:42 PM|
back in 1983, my friend had a daily-driven '65 bug, 2180cc VW engine, that would run 12.20...on 7" street radial tires!
i myself had a "small"1775cc(stock stroke) street/strip VW engine, good crank/ported big-valved heads/48 webers, cost me less than $2500 to build. in my friend's lightened BUG, the best it ran was 12.00 seconds, with slicks.
both motors without nitrous or blowers/turbos, idled almost like stockers.
back then, a complete dual-weber setup was $300-$600. i imagine that VW parts are MUCH more expensive, and high-tech.
|09-05-2003 12:10 PM|
Many moons ago I worked with a guy that took a built 2.8 V6 Chevy and stuffed in in a Beetle. The car supposidly did the 1/4 in just under 13 seconds.
He worked on it during his lunch hour ( the boss let us use the bays during non paid time ) for the better part of a year. He built a HD sub frame, strengthened the chassis and put in 4 wheel discs.
|09-05-2003 11:45 AM|
|Madd Syntst||Bugs are way cool. Chopt, slammed, 2180's with webbers. Yeee Hawwww|
|09-05-2003 10:19 AM|
|baja||Man i've seen volkswagons get on the gas and the burn rubber and not stop till he off the gas. you can make run the quater mile in under 10 easy. there nationa drag races set up just for volkswagon. volkswagons will do wheelies in 3rd gear. but you do have to put some work into them|
|12-16-2002 03:38 AM|
Thanks for the laugh weimer ...man, this is better than any sitcom...lmao...BTW,HRK....A friend of mine lost a trailer too while back...hmmmmmmm...seen it? Maybe not,didn't get the time for a picture of it....
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