José intenta arrancar el motor de su VW escarabajo split de 1951 con la palanca de mano... hasta que lo consigue. Bravo !
José is trying to start the engine of his '51 split window beetle with the hand crank. Finally he succeeds. Bravo!
vw beetle documentary Classic Wheels (1/3)
This documentary gives a nice overview of the history of the volkswagen
beetle. It contains unique footage of Ferdinand Porsche standing near a
pre-war beetle. Before the war this was called the KdF Wagen.
The documentary was broadcast by Discovery Channel in 2004.
Oval Window Beetles - BugsVille Large Collection and Barn Finds
BugsVille was a place of wonder and was by far the largest collection of
Oval Window Bugs most have seen in one place. The place was nick named
Bugsville because there were so many VW's, and in one photo I took I
counted 22, most of which were Oval Windows. It was located in
Southwestern Ontario Canada just outside Tillsonburg before the car
crushers came in and squashed them all. This is just such a waste of
history to have them rust away then ultimately be destroyed. If anyone has
any more photos or stories about this place let me know as I would love to
see and hear about it! These photos are at least 12 years old now and I
thought it was time to put them in a video.
Lada hand crank start
I made an attempt of starting my Lada with a hand crank, and it went
smoother than I'd thought. It was unstarted for a week. The preparations I
did before starting, was removing the license plate to access the hole in
the bumper, turning on the ignition and pulling the choke out fully. Of
course I also checked that it was not in gear =)
Tiger Tank 131 " Hand Crank Engine Start Up "
The inertia starter " Schwungmasse " works by rotating a heavy mass at
speed, once it reaches 60rpm a lever is pulled below the hand cranking arm,
this pushes the drive pinion onto the fly wheel, making the engine rotate
and start. These men starting the Tiger are very experienced tank
mechanics, who volunteer to keep Tiger 131 working.
1951 Volkswagen Deluxe Beetle Sunroof (W/ Crotch Coolers)
1951 VW Deluxe Sunroof Beetle. The car was originally a hardtop sedan, but
now has a 3-fold section from a 1950 Volkswagen. The car is mostly all
original paint (black) and original bumper to bumper in regards to the body
and pan. Non-OG items include an updated swingaxle tranny, Aluminum Cased
2110cc Motor with 44 IDF Webers, DTM Fan Shroud and A-1 SideWinder Exhaust and the two front seats are out of an
oval window beetle. The front end on the car has been narrowed 4 inches and
sports disc brakes on all four corners.