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Need help picking out a bug

Post by MarkL on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:05 pm

Looking at getting a bug and lowering it cali style want to go ahead and build or buy a strong motor. Anything I should know or look for?What should I look for in a bug ,year model ect?Im a newb to air cooled VW's.I did have a rail once but not sure the size of motor it had.I would rather get one thats not a rust bucket. Any of these work looking at

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/wat/pts/2291731029.html

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/nat/cto/2267544460.html




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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm

Earlier the better....at least in my view. If are planning on dumping some money into a car I wouldn't look at any beetle made after 1967.

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by MarkL on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:28 pm

I want to sink most of my money in to a split window bus. Nothing crazy but Ive been wanting one for ever and my wife gave me the thumbs up to get one.

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by callahan on Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:35 pm

have you found a bus yet? if not i'd save the cash you want to spend on the bug and use it to get a somewhat dry bus from west of the mississippi shipped over here
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:03 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Earlier the better....at least in my view. If are planning on dumping some money into a car I wouldn't look at any beetle made after 1967.

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Post by 65type2dailydriver on Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:25 pm

callahan wrote:have you found a bus yet? if not i'd save the cash you want to spend on the bug and use it to get a somewhat dry bus from west of the mississippi shipped over here

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by MarkL on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:00 pm

Is the reason most here are rusty because of age or humid from south or snow and salt? Ive been looking on the samba for one that's rust free or someone gave up trying to finish. I can do body work and paint. What motor is best on the bus. I thought I saw something about pan handel or something motor not being good and hard to work on.Ive been on the samba looking for the right deal on a bus. Ive got 5000 saved up so far. Good idea to go west of Mississippi. BTW I went to the bug-a -rama this weekend but got there at 3pm and only saw 1 car in the parking lot :-(

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by callahan on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:10 pm

its just the humidity over here its just a whole nother kind of rust than it is out west as far as engines go bigger is better as long as its done right. but just keep shopping around don't jump on the first thing you see, and just be sure you gets lots of pictures of everything if you're going to buy something sight unseen and get it shipped.
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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by MarkL on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:23 pm

Id def drive or fly to see it before purchase. Iv'e been wanting one since my friend early 60's model bus 10 years ago.Just started saving less then a year ago for it.is 1600cc the biggest stock motor?My friend had an old porshe motor in his bug.It was pretty darn quick.

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by callahan on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:34 pm

as far as i know yes 1600 is it for T1 upright engines and a well built 1600 would be good in a bus but if you're going to get an engine built you might as well go big or go home lol
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Post by buggin70 on Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:54 pm

single port has more torque a bus is like a brick on wheels
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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by rpm750 on Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:40 pm

buggin70 wrote:single port has more torque a bus is like a brick on wheels

When I get my "Brick" finished I'll let the machine speak..........Kyle! LOL

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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by buggin70 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:09 am

what r you puttin in it bob?
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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by rpm750 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 4:44 pm

buggin70 wrote:what r you puttin in it bob?

Somethin like a 1600-1835 with a turbo!
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Re: Need help picking out a bug

Post by buggin70 on Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:11 pm

hahahaha lemme ride in it when that happens
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