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Old 04-21-2017, 01:33 PM   #71 (permalink)
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I had to pass on this one, but I drove the same model in the same color for years. I think it's the perfect car, most similar to the MGB-GT and Volvo Sportwagen. A 'shooting brake'. If you can't have two cars (a convertible and a panel van) it covers the most bases. I used to haul my (apartment-sized) washer and dryer in mine.

Those dual cannon 4 into 2 headers are loud and inefficient. 4 into 1 is better, 4 into 2 into 1 is most efficient. Why not have it dump in front of the rear tires?

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You can put a Type I engine on a Subaru 5-speed, but the adapter is expen$ive. The custom ring and pinion is $1500 alone. You want a 2.3 liter flat four with EFI anyway. Subaru swaps are popular for a rea$on.

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Old 04-21-2017, 03:12 PM   #72 (permalink)
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My interest in a VW is about a small sporty manual shift fun car with mid thirty's MPG, and modern day safety features. I'm looking at a daily driver over a weekend cruiser. EFI, disc brakes, overdrive all make an old car daily drive-able. (stupid spell check!) I have a couple 1960's cars for weekend cruisers. So this car would be to replace one or two of them.




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Old 04-21-2017, 09:31 PM   #73 (permalink)
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...last I heard, a "fast" VW was called a Porsche.
......BOO!!!

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For you guys with DEEP pockets!

1944 Volkswagen Schwimmwagen type 166

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:53 PM   #75 (permalink)
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...last I heard, a "fast" VW was called a Porsche.
why do you put fast in quotes?

Are you saying Porsches aren't "really" fast?



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I'm looking at a daily driver over a weekend cruiser. EFI, disc brakes, overdrive all make an old car daily drive-able. (stupid spell check!) I have a couple 1960's cars for weekend cruisers.
Do you appreciate the differences between the short nose (skinny chrome handles and ivory buttons) and long nose (ventilation air box and four-way flashers)? Keeping the OG EFI running is not trivial. But the five-speed in my '64 notchback was sweet (it had 1776 and dual 40mm Webers):



I showed up at the Portland meet one summer with that two-tone cut-line and the next year California was full of notchbacks, but with the top white instead of black—which makes it look bigger instead of smaller, which was my intent.

It's in my personal top three, with the '54 23-window barndoor bus and my current weekly driver, the Shantung Gold Super. Number four is prolly one Zenith Blue '67 sunroof.

Edit: ...or that oval window with the Raders. I had that for nine years. Here's a picture of it at the height of it's 36hp powers.


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Do you appreciate the differences between the short nose (skinny chrome handles and ivory buttons) and long nose (ventilation air box and four-way flashers)? Keeping the OG EFI running is not trivial.

I keep things simple, and don't dwell on the model year differences where applicable.

Aftermarket EFI eliminates any tuning issues.

I came to a conclusion that I'm going to sell my '66 Nova. I had considered both a performance upgrade, and a eco-upgrade. But I need to clear out some of these projects. So its got to go. This was one of the cars that I didn't want to talk about so as to avoid starting a thread on a car being sold.

Certain features of these, are some of my favorites-

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Old 04-22-2017, 08:10 AM   #77 (permalink)
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That lowered Bug with a Baja front clip looks quite weird.

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It's my favorite.

I like street Bajas. They are an ultimate urban vehicle because they have big inflated rubber [baby buggy] bumpers at all four corners. Great for parking.

I like the front. I suspect the nose piece was raised and angled back a little when the hood was trimmed. All it needs is a little rectangular shark mouth (making a duck face). And a matching skateboard on the passenger side.

2nd place to the Dirty Bugger. it's like a mini-Veyron.

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Old 04-22-2017, 08:42 PM   #79 (permalink)
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I've never seen one of those before (the dirty one).

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In case you didn't know, all the pic's that I have thrown on here (except for the cars that I tried to buy) have all come from AZN's Dung Beetle profile.



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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volksw...azilian_Type_3

It's a small world after all.

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