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  Topic: Slammed notckback front beam bracket modification
Albertoprop17

Replies: 2
Views: 144

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:50 am   Subject: Slammed notckback front beam bracket modification
Hi guys, I have a 68 notchback quite slammed and the front beam brackets rub quite a bit.

Is there any mod that solves this problem by relocating the lower bolt and making the bracket flat on the b ...
  Topic: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 24
Views: 1069

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:42 am   Subject: Re: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Yes, this is a simple way to wake up a tired 1200 and have extra juice from it. You can have a peppy one if you do what I have mentioned earlier. But just the big bore kit, some stock or performance r ...
  Topic: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 24
Views: 1069

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 2:10 am   Subject: Re: late 40hp model dual relief case?
https://aapistons.com/collections/piston-liner-kits-sets/products/vw-83mm-40-horse-power-piston-cylinder-kit-for-late-model-european

Here you have it, I think you can find them on your local aircoo ...
  Topic: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 24
Views: 1069

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:16 am   Subject: Re: late 40hp model dual relief case?

I also wonder if one could just go with the big bore 83mm and have some kind of spacer or something to take up that extra space. Or maybe it would be okay kinda floppy in the case?


There is a 8 ...
  Topic: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 24
Views: 1069

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:43 am   Subject: Re: late 40hp model dual relief case?
Grvwsic; yeh increase from 1200 in that 90mm case

Rob; thanks there are some interesting points that you have brought to light!! Am I silly to think that the simplest way would be to machine the c ...
  Topic: Tiptronic-Modification now public Domain
Albertoprop17

Replies: 33
Views: 8186

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:28 am   Subject: Re: Tiptronic-Modification now public Domain
Nice conversion!! But isn't a porsche tiptronic much easier to adapt? Also much more expensive...
  Topic: 15x6 in front with stock beam
Albertoprop17

Replies: 2
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:13 am   Subject: 15x6 in front with stock beam
Hi everyone, I'm looking to have 15x6 wheels on front on my link pin stock width beetle, with height adjusters.

Is anyone running them on their car? I will make them with custom offset, I just wan ...
  Topic: 1200 cylinders
Albertoprop17

Replies: 11
Views: 814

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:38 am   Subject: Re: 1200 cylinders
If you want a simple engine with decent power, I will put:

-Big bore kit
-1300 single port heads (or 1300 dual port if you cand find them, here in Europe are fairly common)
-Hi flow intake manifo ...
  Topic: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
Albertoprop17

Replies: 13
Views: 761

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:38 pm   Subject: Re: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
On my car I have the 58 - 64 brakes front and rear. I have 22 mm wheel cylinders up front and 23.8mm super beetle wheel cylinders in the rear. Semi-metallic shoes all around and a 17mm single circuit ...
  Topic: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
Albertoprop17

Replies: 13
Views: 761

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:30 am   Subject: Re: Improving stock drum brakes? 63 beetle
Marco de Waal has adapted front bus brake shoes and rear bus brakes to his vintage speed beelte. You can check it at instagram as Marcosupplies, I think. He's looking to adapt the complete front bus b ...
  Topic: 1961 Oldspeed inspired Beetle.
Albertoprop17

Replies: 26
Views: 2400

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:40 am   Subject: Re: 1961 Oldspeed inspired Beetle.
If I remember well, there is a kit from TDE which used 34 PCI carbs and dual port manifolds. Maybe you can find a set of those manifolds, but ain't gonna be easy
  Topic: 1961 Oldspeed inspired Beetle.
Albertoprop17

Replies: 26
Views: 2400

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:53 am   Subject: Re: 1961 Oldspeed inspired Beetle.
What a cool car! I love old speed beetles

If you want to upgrade its performance on the future, a big bore kit, 1300 dual port heads, ratio rockers and a good exhaust are the way to go. With that s ...
  Topic: Aluminum 16 inch barrels
Albertoprop17

Replies: 1
Views: 250

PostForum: Custom Wheel/Tire   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:33 am   Subject: Aluminum 16 inch barrels
Hi, do you guys know where can I buy a set of 16 inch aluminum barrels?

I want to rivet the centers to the barrels as early beetle wheels had back in the day.

I had the idea from Karmann Konnec ...
  Topic: Master cylinder question
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 584

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:34 pm   Subject: Re: Master cylinder question
My front calipers are single 48mm piston, they are from an mk2 vw golf, they are fully rebuilt (empi ones were crap and can't be rebuilt)

The rear ones are going to come from a mk3 golf gti, also f ...
  Topic: Master cylinder question
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 584

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:20 am   Subject: Master cylinder question
Hi, I have front disc brakes with single 48mm calipers and stock post 68 rear drums. I will upgrade the rear to discs with 38mm calipers. Now I have a 19mm M/C and I feel the brake pedal on the soft s ...
  Topic: Bolt on irs on beetle?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 814

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:24 am   Subject: Re: Bolt on irs on beetle?
I know that the "bolt on kit" doesn't exist, i just want to know if the bolt on bus irs brackets will fit on beetle torsion bar tubes. If they fit, maybe a custom trailing arm will work
  Topic: Bolt on irs on beetle?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 814

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:59 am   Subject: Re: Bolt on irs on beetle?
bolt on irs bracket on a beetle pan?
They make those? I've only seen the weld on type

Yes, they make them for split buses
  Topic: Bolt on irs on beetle?
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 814

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 3:45 am   Subject: Bolt on irs on beetle?
Hi, does anyone tried to put a bolt on irs bracket on a beetle pan? Does it fit?

It will be interesting if it fits, maybe the system will work with narrowed irs trailing arms...

I have this in ...
  Topic: Solex pdsit on 1.6 type 1
Albertoprop17

Replies: 16
Views: 873

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:56 am   Subject: Re: Solex pdsit on 1.6 type 1
Just received manifolds and linkage, next will be carb rebuild/tune up

Thanks Alstrup for the parts and help!

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  Topic: Magnaspark II configuration for stock 1600
Albertoprop17

Replies: 1
Views: 224

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:50 am   Subject: Magnaspark II configuration for stock 1600
Hi, I have a stock 1600 fully rebuilt and I'm going to put a Magnaspark II distributor kit on it. The engine is in a bay window.

What spring/bushing combination do you recommend me to suit this eng ...
 
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