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Old 03-01-2009, 06:38 AM
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1302

9 years
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1302

9 years
1302 is correct but the amount of years is wrong.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:35 AM
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1302 and 32 years? If we are somehow talking about the Beetles made in Mexico. The Super Beetle sedan was last made in 1975, so the answer would be four. Though the convertible Super Beetle was made until Jan 1980 which makes 9 the correct answer I assume if my math is right.

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The 1302 was only made in 1971 and 1972.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:54 AM
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Oh you trickster! DAMN, that was the flat windshield car! DAMN IT. So who has the floor.

I have always loved the bug.

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Old 03-01-2009, 10:12 AM
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On the subject of that bug, it is rumored that in 1938 or so Porsche or whom ever was in charge (Hitler?) came to America and got a 1938 and a 1936 Ford and brought them back to Germany to dissect them for ideas on the "Peoples car". If anyone doesn't believe this, I urge them to study the early bug (1949-53).

Look at those bumpers and guards. How about the rear window!


Dash and steering wheel.


Headlamps, 1938 Ford.


This is the inside, but show a photo of the outside of a door to a Ford nut and I'll bet he will think it's a 38ish Ford door.
It even had the "Vent window" in the front of the single glass in the door just as 34-39 Fords had!


What other cars do you know of that had the large bolt pattern? 36-39 Ford and the early Beetle "Type I"!

I am a believer!

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Yeah in 1973 the 1302 was replaced with the 1303, the one with the big panoramic curved windshield and the dash board big enough for good ol plastic Jesus stand on.

Another piece of trivia, all beetles have a slightly curved windshield. If you don't believe it just lay a straight edge across the front of any of them.

Also there's no doubt in my mind that Ferdinand Porsche took a few design ques from Ford.

I'm gonna be away from my computer until tomorrow so since redsdad, and Brian did get the 1302 correct I'm going to let them decide on who should take the floor.

Oh but you better read up on beetles for when I come back.
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Oh for God's sake Chris, you can't leave it up to us!
The real early beetle does have a "flat" windshield. I used to really be into them but as time goes by I forget all the details. But around 1965 things changed, it may be before then, or it may be in the fifties, I forget.

Redsdad, it's your floor.

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Thanks Brian. I missed the word "this" and made the assumption it was for all "Super Beetles", not just the 1302.

I'll throw a puff ball out.

What AMC car is great for winning bar bets and why?
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Pacer for having a longer passenger door than drivers door.

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Pacer for having a longer passenger door than drivers door.

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There, now you have it.
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You gotta love them!

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THANKS!

Ok, this is a two part.

1. How did "Delco" get it's name?
2. What years did Ford use a Delco Carburator.

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Trivia - Delco

Dayton Engineering Labs Co - merged with Remy Electric in 1926 to form Delco-Remy
But I have no idea when FoMoCo used Delco carbs
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LOLOLOL, I guess first I should research my own question! I had a totally different answer for how it got it's name!! I did google your answer and sure enough, you are right.

You don't have the second half, but being I was wrong on the first part, I will give you the second half, it was 1932-33.

Dave, it's all yours.

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