Volkswagen Superbug. 204hp & 221ft of torque at the wheels on 8 pounds Boost.
49 Ford driver for $3,000 in 3 months
I wanted to build a 49-51 shoebox ford as an everyday driver for cheap.
Something that would drive nice down the freeway, get good gas mileage,
lowered, and cost 3,000 or less. The stock Ford suspension really sucks in
these. Guys usually spend $2,000 on a new front end, and either salvage the
old rear end or replace. These project usually take along time and alot of
money. I wanted something roadworthy for cheaper and quicker. I used a 91
chevy S10 4.3 5 speed as the donor, and what saved me lots of money, was
using as much of it as possible. Started with a good running truck that
didnt need anything, and used just about the whole dang thing. I even
grafted in the radiator support, using the stock radiator hoses. I used the
chevy steering column, and adapted it it in by using an chevy astro van
steering joint, lengthend and welded back together. (astro van steering
linkage has nice u joints and cost $12 from pick n pull), used the stock
ford gas tank, repositioned slightly to fit, lengthened the chevy frame 5.1
inches, c notched, used full size chevy shortbed driveshaft, adapted body
mounts to ford, made complete exaust from manifolds to rear bumper( bought
bends and cut accordingly), rewired lights and ignition using universal
switches from autozone, has S10 2 inch drop spindles, 3 inch drop springs,
4 inch blocks with 2 leaves removed, 4.3 V6 with Weber 40 IDF HP VW Carb
adapted to chevy intake via my own adapter made out of vw swingplate and
exaust tubing; it now drives great, has great power, gets 20 mpg in the
city, and anything that breaks can be replaced for cheap in stock at
autozone cause its all chevy s10 parts. The whole thing cost me $3000 and 3
months of my time after work and on weekends. Its not a show car, and not
trying to be. Just a car the average guy can build and drive for cheap.
sleeper vw bug
I took a 60 vw bug that was sitting for 25 years, rebuilt a motor for it,
and took it to the track. Didnt even wash it! to Prove whats on the outside
isnt what counts. Its what we DONT see that does. Motor is all VW with
stock block clearenced for stroker crank, stock crank is welded stroker,
has 92mm pistons to equal 2180, vw heads ported, and dual IDF webber
carbs. mild 125 engle cam. I know its not a super fast car like most other
videos on here, but for what it is, a stock bug with skinny 165 metric
tires, and a stock vw motor with very old hot rod technology, it does
pretty good. The way it is I a ran a 13.41@100mph on the stock tires. I
have since pulled the motor and building 2235 with Mofoco 050 Made in USA
heads, FK45, 48idf's, Pouter 1:4's
1650 HP RX7, "The Sleeper Part 2", Scary and Funny, from NRE.
Nelson Racing Engines 1650 HP RX7 road video of this crazy sleeper.
Awesome power in this tiny car. This car is really scarry and very fast.
Some very funny video. I laughed a lot. More information and downloadable
videos for your IPOD and PS3 can be found at at
http://nelsonracingengines.com. and http://nelsonsupercars.com.