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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 8:33 pm    Post subject: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Hey guys, I'm new to the group and VWs. I am picking up this buggy next weekend and am trying to ID it. Any info would be appreciated. These are the only pics I have at this time.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Based on the shape of the dash, It looks like a Berrien Nostalgia. I have one.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:35 am    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

What ever it is, great find and nice ride! Welcome to an addiction that brings big grins all around!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Found out it's a Berrien Nostalgia. I am looking forward to playing with it. Thank you Vanderjw, you sent me in the right direction
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Great! That buggy has had quite a bit of custom work done. Rounded fender edges and moulded in side pods at a minimum.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Here are the promised additional Pics.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

My understanding is, the engine is a 1600 rebuilt by a pro builder. My friend is not sure what may have been done to it. It's a 72 super beetle chassis, pans in good shape, body has been wet sanded to be painted.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

Looking good!

You need to get rid of that plastic fuel filter before it cracks and burns your buggy to the ground! The metal one is fine but move it off the exhaust heat riser pipe, it will get too hot and vapor lock the fuel system. Move it forward in front of the engine.

If you end up with stutters and stumbles there may be a better distributor/carb match. Try it that way first.

Missing some tins of course, they always are it seems.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Help ID, if possible Reply with quote

oprn wrote:
Looking good!

You need to get rid of that plastic fuel filter before it cracks and burns your buggy to the ground! The metal one is fine but move it off the exhaust heat riser pipe, it will get too hot and vapor lock the fuel system. Move it forward in front of the engine.

If you end up with stutters and stumbles there may be a better distributor/carb match. Try it that way first.

Missing some tins of course, they always are it seems.


Agree, thanks for the heads up. My understanding is it runs great, will know after checkup and a new battery.
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