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Old 02-12-2007, 09:16 PM
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There are many things you can do to a bug. I would go out and get a vw magazine and just start looking at ads and reading.
Make a plan of what you would like and how to go about it step by step. To me that is important. That way I dont waste money on parts I dont need or wont work with what I want.
I wish at your age I would have been this much in the game. Good for you.
It will not come all at once and may take time but set your goal and ask around.
Go to bug shows if you can or to the bug drags and talk to guys about there cars and how to get where you want to be. Most guys if you show an intrest will help.
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yeah i plan to go buy a few this weekend

i know what i want it to look like.. just no like.. brand names.. and no direct objects i want to use

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Drive an old Chevy 4x4 truck with big old 33" tires and a V8 with duals once, and you'll forget all about VW's.
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Old 02-12-2007, 09:31 PM
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Drive an old Chevy 4x4 truck with big old 33" tires and a V8 with duals once, and you'll forget all about VW's.
thinkin bout gettin a 70 chevy longbed

idk yet
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thinkin bout gettin a 70 chevy longbed

idk yet
DO IT! 2wd or 4wd, doesn't matter. If you buy it, you will not regret it.
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Old 03-05-2007, 08:45 AM
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it lives!1.. it runs..

so yeah

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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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 ..
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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 ..
^^^Some one woke up on the wrong side of the bed! Hes a kid just asking some questions, give him a break for Christ sakes.

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.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:23 PM
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it wont be my daily driver..

i just want a cool looking bug.. and with a bit of " go-juice"
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Old 03-06-2007, 12:40 PM
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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.
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alrighty

but now i need to know how to get the "30-40 hp " you speak of =-D
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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.

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i got one on the way..

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oh yeahh
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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:
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And these are the after pics, 4 years and over $3500 later:
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alrighty..

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
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