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vw manx meyer?

Anybody ever worked on or build a manx meyer i think they are really sharp. What all could be done to the engine to get more power i know alittle bit about a the vw engine but not a lot thanks

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Anybody ever worked on or build a manx meyer i think they are really sharp. What all could be done to the engine to get more power i know alittle bit about a the vw engine but not a lot thanks
Bruce Meyers built fiberglass molds and marketed probably the prettiest little roadster since ever. The car was a VW pan with the body removed, shortened 14 1/2" and the fiberglass body bolted to the pan. It used the VW motor, trans and diff in their original locations. They were very popular when I was a kid.
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Anything and everything is still available for the VW motor as far as I know.
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Corvair ?

I had 2 dune buggies with Corvair power, One use the VW front suspension pan, center tunnel hump removed and that sat on a Tube frame I built with Corvair rear suspension. the Car Corvair was geared too high. the second one used the VW trans axle with an adaptor plate. Pinto-Mustang II 2.3 were also popular. If you go to the Vw dune buggy forums you will find a lot of options , The summer volunteer Ranger at the St Anthony sand dunes near where we live runs an all aluminum Rover V8, apx 300 HP, a long ways from the old 40 hp VW s Try the.... Samba .....web site. For a VW you have lots of Options. A dual port AE can be done economically. I presently have an old rail buggy with a 40 Hp Bug engine , cheap and not very fast.

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Your going to pay through the nose for a real Manx, there are lots and lots of knock offs. Some are pretty decent quality some are junk. The VW engine is probably the second most hot-rodded engine ever. Turbos are getting pretty popular now days if you want serious HP.

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Them manx meyer are very high atound here more i thought about it a baja bug would be perfect because i have a camper in northeast ark in a little town of hardy its in the mountains and have tons of dirt and gravel roads with creeks going though them so roads are pretty rough and either manx meyer or a baja would be a blast
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