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Modified Volkswagen Beetle Build

21 May 2011 2 Comments

Something iv been wanting to share with the guys for a while now, Iv got a friend that is into his Vw beetles and i would say he probably has the most impressive “super beetle” in South Africa. Not so long ago the beetles build was added to the AutoModified Forum. If you are a Vw fan then i suggest you check this build thread out on the forum.

Tony Explains a few mods:

Obvious mods… front suspension lowered, rear lowered a tiny bit. Rear suspension beefed up with the added help of a camber compensator. Disc brakes on all 4 corners, gearbox has a few extra supports.
The 1600 engine I started with in stock form was over time introduced to a new exhaust, then a new carb setup (36DCD twin throat progressive), then electronic ignition. Then after finishing my appy-ship I had a few rands spare (and by this time I has taken over all mechanical work on the car except brakes), so I bought new heads and twin carbs (IDFs). I got the heads cut to raise my CR… from 7.4:1 to 8.1:1. I then did my own port job on the inlets and exhausts. Then I added the pair of 36IDF downdrafts along with a set of K&N air filters and a B.A.S. push-pull linkage. I got into the car, ready to scream down the road only to be horribly dissapointed. Less power than before. OK, nevermind… Off I go to Jesse at Winsor for a dyno tune.

Here are a couple of pictures of the build:

Check out the complete build thread on the AutoModified Forum click here to jump to the forum. http://automodified.net/forum/showthread.php?t=185


2 Comments »

  • Charlie said:

    I DO HAVE A BEETLE AS WELL, BUT WOULD LIKE TO MODIFY IT, SEND MORE PICTURES AND IDEAS.

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    Francois Reply:

    Hi Dude

    Give Dave a call..

    his got or can get parts to your taste and budget..

    Cheers

    [Reply]

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