1976 Volkswagen V8 Chevrolet Beetle

V8 Chevrolet 1976 Volkswagen Beetle Goodwood Festival Of Speed 2009

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restoration of Mick Hills classic chevy v8 Beetle





V8 Beetle
1974 Volkswagen Beetle. Chevrolet 350 bored 0.30 over, Holley Street Avenger Carb, worked over double hump heads, solid lifter cam 520 lift/ 280 duration, Keith Black 10.5:1 pistons, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Custom made headers, Custom made tube chassis, Porsche suspension and brakes, Olds Toronado transaxle. We're still tweaking some things but hope to have some more videos soon.





1973 Volkswagen Beetle PRODUCTION
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Detroit Mud Run 1994 2/3
Part 2. Detroit Maine. Tricky track for some reason. Mudosaurus gave up the VW bus transaxle (skimmers need automatics - one gear is very limiting) for a chevy powerglide 2 speed with 6000 stall converter and trans brake and a ford 9" rear axle with aluminum spool. This cut the times almost in half (with the Nitrous installed later on) When driving up to the starting line the engine would often flood out and take awhile to clear up, I found out later that the carb would shake from vibration and dump fuel. A stiffer carb mount would have probably fixed the flood-outs. After installing Nitrous oxide later in 1994 the engine was damaged from a series of unfortunate events so I replaced the VW beetle engine with a 350 chevy V8. Even with the NOS it ran slower times than with the VW engine. The front end is 1973 VW Thing front spindles and ball joints with fabricated control arms and VW Rabbit steering rack with modified tierods.




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