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  Topic: A request - Temperature of intake on head
AlteWagen

Replies: 69
Views: 1940

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:45 pm   Subject: Re: A request - Temperature of intake on head
Is there any downside to running the carbs "sideways"?

I thought I read somewhere that was the downfall of the single center mount kadron.
  Topic: A request - Temperature of intake on head
AlteWagen

Replies: 69
Views: 1940

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: A request
Now that is hilarious!!! Hesperia is like the wild west. Just kidding, well kinda Laughing Laughing Laughing I'm curious what brought you to that conclusion, lol

I dealt with him in NM, then saw him show ...
  Topic: A request - Temperature of intake on head
AlteWagen

Replies: 69
Views: 1940

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:59 am   Subject: Re: A request
SP kadron manifolds were steel and worked very well, and at one time they WERE sought after but now I guess they are forgotten. Somebody needs to re-produce them

Were kadron manifolds ever produc ...
  Topic: Karmann Production Info
AlteWagen

Replies: 93
Views: 26320

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:12 am   Subject: Re: Karmann Production Info
Type 34, 14, 912


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2163742.jpg
  Topic: Karmann Production Info
AlteWagen

Replies: 93
Views: 26320

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:05 am   Subject: Re: Karmann Production Info
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2163741.jpg
  Topic: Karmann Production Info
AlteWagen

Replies: 93
Views: 26320

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:05 am   Subject: Re: Karmann Production Info
I wonder how many 54 police verts remain today
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2163740.jpg
  Topic: 1957
AlteWagen

Replies: 3
Views: 272

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: 1957
Its early but there are some earlier

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=291235
  Topic: A request - Temperature of intake on head
AlteWagen

Replies: 69
Views: 1940

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:00 pm   Subject: Re: A request
I think heat soak after shut down should also be considered.

Worst case scenario like a fully loaded bus going up a steep grade, CHT is reaching 400+ and you are forced to shut down and pull off t ...
  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
AlteWagen

Replies: 2904
Views: 421232

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:48 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Wow, sold already, wonder if he got full asking of 25K euro. I guess the stimmy checks did help the economy!!
  Topic: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
AlteWagen

Replies: 2904
Views: 421232

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:02 pm   Subject: Re: Official whine about Ovals and Oval parts thread
Have prices on kabrios risen that much during the pandemic? What are decent completed examples going for these days?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2461647
  Topic: AutoLinea HD Case Basic Prep Work
AlteWagen

Replies: 20
Views: 830

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:10 pm   Subject: Re: AutoLinea HD Case Basic Prep Work
I always blend away all sharp corners around the cylinder spigots and breathing ports. Air is moving around inside the case thru these ports. Any sharp edges will cause oil to spray.

Ive always won ...
  Topic: Engine at rebuilder, need advice
AlteWagen

Replies: 38
Views: 1167

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 5:09 pm   Subject: Re: Engine at rebuilder, need advice
What I find strange is an experienced mechanic saying a Brazil case and Mexican heads are not quality parts. They are not German but best OE parts available in the last few decades. If they are still ...
  Topic: Muffler Fabrication & Design
AlteWagen

Replies: 61
Views: 2484

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: Muffler Fabrication & Design
Here is mine. Not too loud but still have only putted around and no WOT passes.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1758791.jpg

[youtube]https://youtu.be/yd3RZff3Lh4[/youtube]
  Topic: 1962 VW Bug Convertible color code
AlteWagen

Replies: 2
Views: 99

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:49 am   Subject: Re: 1962 VW Bug Convertible color code
Best place on a vert Ive found is under the trunk lock bracket. Even if the car has been repainted most will just just use masking tape and not remove it. Then you can match to factory literature.

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  Topic: Swing Tranny Reinfocement
AlteWagen

Replies: 10
Views: 486

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2021 2:18 pm   Subject: Re: Swing Tranny Reinfocement
Member Gears (pablo) showed a through bolt (head stud) mod used on autocraft and rhino cases.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/296539.jpg
  Topic: Beetles with Multi-Colored body parts
AlteWagen

Replies: 164
Views: 33863

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:26 am   Subject: Re: Beetles with Multi-Colored body parts
Another fine example spotted in the Classifieds...
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2152520.jpg

thought it was the same car up for resale but this one from a page back is a sunroof.

Foun ...
  Topic: CB 044 CNC Street Fighter Head
AlteWagen

Replies: 14
Views: 981

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 4:22 pm   Subject: CB 044 CNC Street Fighter Head
Saw their new video but have not seen anything on this version of head.

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u34vfuY_hIo[/youtube]


I remember MOFOCO having a street fighter head but dont ...
  Topic: Rarity of 15 Window Buses
AlteWagen

Replies: 128
Views: 13048

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 4:58 pm   Subject: Rarity of 15 Window Buses
Is that a '63 w/bullet turn signals? Yup
  Topic: Rarity of 15 Window Buses
AlteWagen

Replies: 128
Views: 13048

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:50 pm   Subject: Rarity of 15 Window Buses
here you go. i think this bus must shit gold nuggets. it would have to, to justify paying $7500 dollars for it.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=213809

My have times changed! ...
  Topic: Body VIN Tag fasteners
AlteWagen

Replies: 11
Views: 1628

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:28 pm   Subject: Re: Body VIN Tag fasteners
The main similarity of the screw VIN plates in type I (type II used the same screws for VIN plates up to 63) is Karmann. Yes my 60 euro sedan has screws but its gray market so who knows with that one. ...
 
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