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Old 07-08-2022, 12:12 AM   #1301 (permalink)
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I've only watched the first half so far:



Title says it all, except it's a Pontiac GXP body and the most awesome dynamometer ever. 13:00 Dyno Pull - 2029.9 HP out of a flat four boxer.

I'd like to see a set of four of those front wheels on a [Zenith Blue] Type III Notchback.

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Old 07-08-2022, 01:10 AM   #1302 (permalink)
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The underpinnings are all the same anyway...

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Someone is still using a 50y.o. Beetle for road trips...


São Gabriel is about 200 miles from Porto Alegre.

I wouldn't be surprised if my stepmother, who was born in São Gabriel (yet AFAIK spent most of her youth in Bagé and Santa Maria), eventually knows the owner of this Beetle that I spotted on the wild.
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Other than odd fatigue related body issues* why wouldn't a bug live 50 years?

*door hinge/A pillars fatigue cracking for example
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I think it's down to having an owner or owners that care about it.
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Clickbait!


https://external-content.duckduckgo....6pid%3DApi&f=1

This is the thumbnail for a video about this car.


https://external-content.duckduckgo....6pid%3DApi&f=1

I sorta like the real car. Not necessarily the wide body, but the front airdam with headlights on an otherwise openwheel car. It a street baja/time attack mashup.
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The middle exhaust ports are siamesed like a flathead Ford.

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Good luck ever adjusting those valve clearances again with those headers. I had to adjust mine every month when my '65 bug was my daily driver.
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I tried hydraulic lifters. They clattered until the engine warmed up.

What I wonder is in what sequence the headers and crankshafts are cinched up.

The last eight entries in the Unusual tag are Volkswagens. justacarguy.blogspot.com/search/label/unusual. Rometschs and Fridolins.


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The middle exhaust ports are siamesed like a flathead Ford.
I guess you already know some Brazilian Fords from the '80s and '90s resorted to Volkswagen engines. But anyway, joining 2 Boxers to use in a hot-rod might be quite cool...

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