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Old February 10th 2010, 01:20
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I will bust your chops and expect that you will bust mine. Its all in good fun. My skin is thick. It has been thru some very hard sandboxes with hard core friends. GL for life.
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Old February 10th 2010, 02:59
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Old February 10th 2010, 05:58
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Ive enjoyed everyones comments so far. It looks to me like everyone has similar views with there own personal twist. This is great! It should keep things progressing. .................
just my 2 cents
I wholeheartedly agree and the variety that this spawns in practice is what continues to spark my interest. I hate the concept of going to a one stop shop and walking out with a box of bits to produce the definitive article (each time, every time - how boring). All the contributors to this forum all have their own views that should be welcomed but we all have one purpose - to make the best we can. Keep it up lads and lasses.

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Old February 10th 2010, 18:15
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I would love to find a 75-77 super
While German Beetles were imported to North America through the 1977 model year, Super Beetles ended in 1975 ... unless you are talking about convertibles which went through 1979.

I'm assuming you mentioned 1975 as the jumping off point because of the rack and pinion steering which started that year in Supers. (My assumptions aren't always on target, though.)
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Old February 11th 2010, 21:16
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While German Beetles were imported to North America through the 1977 model year, Super Beetles ended in 1975 ... unless you are talking about convertibles which went through 1979.

I'm assuming you mentioned 1975 as the jumping off point because of the rack and pinion steering which started that year in Supers. (My assumptions aren't always on target, though.)
You are right about the rack and pinion steering . I knew beetles went to 77 , and verts to 79 , but I didn't know supers only went to 75 . Wouldn't mind doing a vert - we will have to see what I can find .
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Old February 12th 2010, 11:38
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You are right about the rack and pinion steering ... Wouldn't mind doing a vert - we will have to see what I can find .
Depending on your price range, there some nice 'verts on theSamba right now -- two are trying very, very hard to tempt me.

'75 Supers (sedans) are more difficult to find in North America. They were made in fewer numbers and they seem to be more vulnerable to rust.

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Old February 12th 2010, 13:56
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Now, stupid question:

Can 1973' be converted to rack and pinion to be like 75'?

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Old February 12th 2010, 13:59
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Old February 20th 2010, 20:00
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There is a '65 I am actually eyeing right now . If I buy this car I would most likely look at an IRS pan swap , or at the least an IRS conversion . Now , for the air-cooled engine supporters , I think I would be going the type IV route on this one . So what do you think would be better - a larger displacement (something well over 2.0L) or a reletively stock size engine (1.7 or 1.8L) with a turbo?
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Old February 20th 2010, 20:25
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Depends on what you want to do with the car.
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Depends on what you want to do with the car.
and not really a post that 'belongs' in this particular thread
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Old February 21st 2010, 14:44
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I realize that this maybe highjacking the thread a bit , but sinced the engine question had been an issue , it just seemed to me to be a natural tie-in . I hope I didn't upset everyone too much .

That being said , the car's main purpose will be a street car with the occaisional rip down the strip .
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That type of exhaust uses? Which is the best option in GL?
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That type of exhaust uses? Which is the best option in GL?
Sorry, but that q. doesn't belong here either...

To answer in the jist of this thread: the one that performs best on your engine!
Pls open a topic in the engine department
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Old March 30th 2010, 17:28
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Sorry, but that q. doesn't belong here either...

To answer in the jist of this thread: the one that performs best on your engine!
Pls open a topic in the engine department

ok! thanks.
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