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monomanx Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:39 pm

So I have to rant about my being cheap.

Back in May before the MOTF trip, I built a 1641 and purchased a HOTSPARK Distributor with electronic ignition.

All I can say is that after having checked ALL of the trouble shooting resolutions, that distributor DOES NOT WORK. It is a POS.

I have contacted HS a couple of times and each time it is the same that I have hooked it up backwards or the coil is incorrect etc.

The thing is that it actually did run for a SHORT time...barely...and then petered out.

Every time I open my paypal account I am reminded about this POS because the charge is still in there. That seems to be the only thing that worked in this transaction...6 months no payments...how about 6 months NO WORKING...

I got what I paid for...

KD90815 Fri Oct 07, 2016 11:42 pm

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/5777548704.html

slalombuggy Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:51 pm

Not technically a buggy, but holy hell, you could buy a real one for cheaper than this

https://www.amazon.ca/AMT-Original-Exclusive-Assem...manx+buggy


brad

joescoolcustoms Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:30 pm

slalombuggy wrote: Not technically a buggy, but holy hell, you could buy a real one for cheaper than this

https://www.amazon.ca/AMT-Original-Exclusive-Assem...manx+buggy


brad

Holy Rat Snot Batman!

I just looked at mine, also in purple, and thought wow, I could build a new buggy, have a keg party, then still have money left over for breakfast.

APPLEGREENVW Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:12 am

https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/dune-buggy/6403201310.html

joescoolcustoms Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 am

APPLEGREENVW wrote: https://boston.craigslist.org/nos/cto/d/dune-buggy/6403201310.html

Looks like a good deal.

This one sold for a considerable amount more than that one.


sb001 Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:23 pm

Hmmm- porsche 917 replica-- looks fairly nice IMWO

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1774210032633504

Fish Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 pm

It is very nicely done, but IMHO it looks more like a Kelmark (spelling) kit car than a 917.

finster Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:03 pm

this seems a weird ad to me - there are clearly two cars involved here and yet the text (both english and german versions) just refer to 'the car'. and then it says 'the motor (singular again) can be moved freely by hand. No start attempts were made'...? why not I wonder :?


www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2211809

now changed to just the coupe for half the price of both cars

finster Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:41 am

beware! - stay away from women who cast no shadows :wink:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2200599

weasel_ugs Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:05 pm

I noticed that too.

finster Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:10 am

I know it's ed roth but surely not worth that price?
www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2239462

finster Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:15 pm

so if you want to check the oil do you have to take the body off?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2251226

dustymojave Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:55 pm

Nice tail lights...




If there were any on this "street legal" car. :?

There are. The led strips on the roll bar. Tail lights not at the back of the vehicle would render it illegal in my state. But a great many cars claimed to be "street legal" may be street registered, but far from street "LEGAL".



It's cool in some ways, buttttt........

6V headlight housings would fit the body and not look like an afterthought.

No doors is a maybe. I WOULD HOPE the body is a flip top with the pivot at the front. Don't think it is. That won't affect entry/exit.

OTOH, the builder just might question some aspects of my Baja or my buggy. I know that each has their own view of how to do things. That is the core of much of what I do and my philosophy of building a car. So I don't want my comments to be seen as judgemental and harsh. Maybe they might be observed as suggestions that will help others build their own a little less questionable.

Still kinda cool.

I like the sectioning of the body to bring the trim line down to the fender tops. And the overall concept is pretty cool.

finster Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:06 am

it's not everyday you see a one-off, lebanese, overpriced beetle based car!
https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1148218


EverettB Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:08 pm

Hold crap... £79000

In US $ - Almost $97000

If I saw that car for sale I wouldn't even think $9700

KingCarGuyZ Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:57 am

Itís cute for like 5 grand



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