Dan's slammed Karmann Ghia The Video Volks
Dan Smith owns this beautiful slammed Ghia. A right hand drive UK model dropped on Fuchs and running a narrowed beam.
Fully restored and on the road. Also currently for sale!
For a full write up on this car check out Airmighty.
Music by The Lock and Keys.
Produced, filmed and edited by PJ Gibbons
67 Karmann Ghia Viper V-10 "Blue Mamba"
A 1967 Karmann Ghia with a Viper V-10 motor in it that I shot at the Detroit AutoRama 2013.....this is one cool Volkswagen...Make sure you subscribe so that you don't miss any of the other cool cars I shot at this show!!
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Karmann Ghia Ratmann @ zemst 2012
Karmann Ghia Ratmann. http://www.youtube.com/user/baywindowsbus
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Electric Karmann Ghia Update
Update on the Electric Karmann Ghia that EV4U converted in only 8 days. Video also features products purchased from EVTV. JDL404 AH meter, ModularEVPower J1772 Charge Kit, and Motor Blower.
1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Engine Start
First time starting up the 2333 cc engine (91x84mm) that I installed in my wife's freshly restored 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible. Yes, I know my coil is installed upside-down. The after-market wire harness was installed with too little slack to reach a downward-pointing coil. This is temporary.
Desooting the intake preheating pipe of an aircooled VW
A blocked pre-heating pipe on a VW aircooled engine may be a major reason for stalling engines shortly after start, especially under humid and or cold weather conditions.
During the restoration of the engine it is quite often forgotten to decarbonize the pre-heating pipe of the intake pipe. You will certainly have heard or read about methods to 'decoke or desoot' this preheating pipe, whatever it is called.
I find it the easiest way to knock the preheating pipe with a hammer so that you 'generate' some trembling of the steel causing soot and rust to come off from the inside of the preheating pipe.
To ensure trembling (resonance) of the steel pipe you can better hold it in one hand and hammer it with your other hand . Do not tighten the pipe in a work bench since this will prevent the steel pipe to 'tremble'.
Knocking with the hammer may take about half an hour to gain a good result, so don't give up !! Do not knock too hard to avoid damages or dents in the pipe. Mind NOT to hammer too hard on the aluminium casted part either (which holds the intake pipe and the preheating pipe together) to avoid cracking of the aluminium. The video shows how much debris came out of this one pipe.
So this way of 'desooting' is worth doing in my opinion, rather than making holes in the pipe which have to be closed by welding afterwards.
Once the hammering operation is finished you can respray the entire intake pipe assembly with zinc spray so that is becomes a genuine look.
After re-installing the intake pipe on the engine you will notice that the left hand and right hand side of the preheating pipe will have the same temperature after the engine has been running for about 4 to 5 minutes from cold (or even in less time) !
Good luck !!!!
Alfred - Belgium
RUNNING 1974 VW VOLKSWAGEN KARMANN GHIA FOR SALE SAN DIEGO
Hi anybody interested in this 1974 car? I would trade it for a vw bus or camper shell or overcamper shell for a 1995 short bed ford f150, I am selling it on ebay as well.
Hi, this is a good running 1974 ghia, I drive it once in a while, I believe original engine, not original paint but original color, old repaint, transmission shifts normal, no problems, not known electrical problems, some surface rust here and there, at one point someone put a piece of stainless steel plate on the floor of the drivers side, (well done). No leaks of any kind, no smoke coming out, aftermarket rear disc brakes which need new pads, not a big deal, original rear seats, the front seats are original but newer covers, you are welcome to come and see it, current tags.
GOOD RESTORATION CANDIDATE OR EVERYDAY DRIVER
Please see the video I placed on youtube, sorry it is in spanish because it was intended for a potential buyer in mexico.
SOLD AS IS, NO REFUNDS, MAY CONSIDER TRADE FOR VW BUS OR OVER CAMPER SHELL FOR 1995 FORD F150 SSHORT BED.
1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe " SOLD " Drage's International Classic Sales 206-533-9600
1964 PORSCHE 356 C COUPE. # 128476. 3 owner Porsche. Another great feature, I could not find any rust. This was a California car most of it's life. I was amazed how smooth everything worked when I drove it for the first time. I'm not sure at this point if it's original paint or not? I was told that it is an original Ruby red car that has had minor touchup paint, and also that this is a rare accident free and rust free vehicle. My body guy said the fit was great and he felt that it had never been hit. We installed the original steering wheel and seat belts. We had the original seats rebuilt and reupholstered and installed. This makes the Porsche look a lot better and it's all stock now. The only bad thing we could find in the body was the bottom of the battery box has been replaced, I'm sure from battery acid and not rust. This Porsche was originally equipped with a 1600 cc four-cylinder split case 85 hp engine with 8.5:1 compression pistons, dual Solex carbs, 6 volt electrical system and four-wheel disc brakes. The engine has been completely rebuilt by a master Porsche engine rebuilder. Now it has 1750 cc cylinder heads and 9.1:1 Pistons, modified cam with dual Weber carbs. The case #s do not match. Koni shock absorbers. Joe at Old School Garage did the service and safety check on this Porsche. Joe knows these cars very well and has done an excellent job making sure that everything is in very good order. If you have any questions I'm sure Joe would be happy to answer them for you. What a great find. I have been having a great time driving the 356. It would be very easy to keep this Porsche. It may not be nice enough for a purest but you might not find one as nice. In the photos note the California registration from 1978. I would tell you to come and inspect it for yourself.
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Drager's believes that it is very important to personally inspect the vehicle you are interested in. If you cannot inspect it yourself you should hire an inspector. Here are two very knowledgeable old car appraisers you can contact.
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We use Concours Transport. We have worked with Fred for many years and he will do a great job for you. Check out his web page.
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The State of Washington says we can charge a negotiable documentary service fee of up to $150.00. This documentary service fee covers costs such as trip permits and FedEx costs. We charge a $50.00 documentary service fee for instate and $100.00 documentary service fee for out of state sales on top of the selling price.
We sell all of our vehicles AS IS, NO WARRANTY. We check them over, we do a report card and we grade and decode each vehicle. We have them serviced and safety checked. We try very hard to tell you everything that we know. We give you lots of photos and video so you can see the vehicles very well. We have been in classic sales for more than 30 years.
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Drive-Along: Karmann Ghia Edition
Covering mostly the same bit of ground as the Clubman video, but this time in a 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. So everyone can know the utter horror of driving a Magnesium-engined, 40-year-old German deathmobile.
Video taken a year ago, but I didn't get around to editing it until now.