1958 VW Beetle 2165 IDA Ragtop 1
Drove to the track for some tuning. 2165cc, 40x37 valves in a stock head ported of course, 48 IDA's with 42 vents, FK89 cam, 12 to 1 compression, M&H DOT slicks 215/65, A1 muffler and header, Berg 5speed tranny built by Rancho with 4.25 first stacked to 1.14 fouth and a cruising .89 5th running thru a 3.88 r&p, ERCO wheels 190mm front and 160mm rear, MSD ignition
VW Bug Fifth Wheel Trailer Found. Forgotten Volkswagen Camper. 1 of a kind VW accessory.
Most of us have seen the video but until now nobody has ever seen one in person. Watch as we rescue one of the most elusive of VW Bug accessories "The Fifth Wheel Trailer. To date this is the only one of its kind in existence. It is on its way to Oklahoma Bugs to undergo a full restoration. Feel free to like comment and share any knowledge you may have of these unique little trailers that have captured the curiosity of VW enthusiasts the world over. Thanks for watching. www.volkswear.com Special Thanks to www.incomputech.com for the royalty free music that we used in this video. Thanks Kevin.
1966 Volkswagen Bug Drag Racing RaceLegal.com 5-4-2012
1966 Volkswagen Beetle with 2187cc IDA motor 4;37 close 3&4 gear box Volkswagen bug drag racing on the 1/8 mile drag strip racelegal.com. The Volkswagen Type 1, widely known as the Volkswagen Beetle or Volkswagen Bug, is an economy car produced by the German auto maker Volkswagen (VW) from 1938 until 2003. With over 21 million manufactured in an air-cooled, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive configuration, the Beetle is the longest-running and most-manufactured automobile of a single design platform anywhere in the world. The same body appeared during 1966, with a 1,300 cc engine in place of the 1,200 cc engine: it was only in the 1973 model Super Beetle that the Beetle acquired an obviously curved windscreen. The flat windscreen remained on the standard Beetle. Latest Race Winners -- Friday, May 4th, 2012: BEST REACTION TIME William Urbaniak -- 1995 Chevy Blazer -- R/T .506 PRO STREET QUICKEST ET 1st PLACE Antonio Loya --1992 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX R/T .504 ET 7.187 @ 99.11 mph MODIFIED STREET QUICKEST ET 1st PLACE Eric Anderson -- 1990 Nissan 240SX -- R/T .605 ET 7.647 @ 91.83 mph FAST STREET QUICKEST ET 1st PLACE Jessica Kameyama -- 1995 Honda Civic R/T .1.014 ET 9.506 @ 72.69 mph FAST STREET QUICKEST ET 2nd PLACE Richard Braganza --1992 Honda Prelude R/T .650 ET 9.507 @ 76.92 mph SUPER STREET QUICKEST ET 1st PLACE James Ralph -- 2000 Pontiac Trans Am R/T .559 ET 9.003 @ 82.57 mph SUPER STREET QUICKEST ET 2nd PLACE Eric Navarete -- 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T .689 ET 9.018 @ 82.12 mph STREET STOCK QUICKEST ET 1st PLACE Armando Flores--1990 Honda Civic R/T .516 ET 10.106 @ 69.44 mph STREET STOCK QUICKEST ET 2nd PLACE Raymond Febre -- 2000 Honda Civic R/T .818 ET 10.109 @ 69.55 mph
Volkswagen beetle drag racing Racelegal.com 11-18-2011
Two volkswagen beetles, bug drag racing on the 1/8 mile at racelegal.com drag racing at qualcom stadium. In 1971, alongside continued production of the "standard" Beetle, a Type 1 variant which featured MacPherson strut front suspension and a redesigned front end. Officially known (and marketed in Europe) as the VW 1302 from 1971 to 1972, and VW 1303 from 1973 onwards, but commonly called Super Beetle, the new stretched nose design replaced the dual parallel torsion bar beams which had compromised trunk space and relocated the spare tire from a near vertical to a low horizontal position. The redesign resulted in a tighter turning radius despite a 20 mm (0.79 in) longer wheelbase, and a doubling of the front compartment's cargo volume. As with previous models, air pressure from the spare tire pressurized the windshield washer canister, in lieu of an electric pump. 1972 Super Beetles had an 11% larger rear window (4 mm (0.16 in) taller), larger front brakes, four rows of vents (versus two rows previously) on the engine deck lid, tail lights incorporating reverse lights, a four-spoke energy-absorbing steering wheel and steering column, and an engine compartment socket for a proprietary VW Diagnosis system. In 1973, the VW 1303 introduced a curved windscreen, pushed forward and away from the passengers, allowing a redesigned, padded dashboard to replace the pre-1973 vertical dash. A 2-speed heater fan, higher rear mudguards, and larger tail lights were added. The changes to the heater/windshield wiper housing and curved windshield resulted in slight redesign of the front hood, making the 1971 and 1972 Super Beetle hoods unique. For 1974, the previous flat steel bumper mounting brackets were replaced with tubular "self restoring energy absorbing" attachments, effectively shock absorbers for the bumpers, on North American market Beetles. These cars also got stronger "5 mph" bumpers that added an inch to the length of the car. The steering knuckle and consequently the lower attachment point of the strut was redesigned to improve handling and stability in the event of a tire blowout. This means struts from pre-1974 Super Beetles are not interchangeable with 1974--79s. 1975 models featured Air Flow Control (AFC) Fuel Injection on U.S., Canadian, and Japanese Beetles, a derivative of the more complex Bosch fuel injection system used in the Volkswagen Type III -- and equivalent to Bosch L-jetronic. The fuel injected engine also received a new muffler and the option of an upstream catalytic converter required on some models (e.g. California), necessitating a bulge in the rear apron sheet metal directly under the rear bumper, and replacing the distinctive dual "pea shooter" pipes with a single offset tailpipe -- making fuel injected models identifiable at a glance. Other changes were rack and pinion steering replacing the traditional worm and roller gearbox on Super Beetles, and a larger license plate lamp housing below the engine lid. The front turn indicators were moved from the top of the fenders into the bumper bars on European models. In 1976, the optional "Auto-stick" transmission and the Super Beetle sedan were discontinued, with VW continuing to market the standard sedan and VW 1303 convertible. 1976-on convertibles received no significant engineering changes, only a few cosmetic touches and new paint options, including the "Champagne Edition" models (white on white was one example) to the final 1979 "Epilogue Edition" black on black, in salute to the first Beetles produced in the 1930s. 1977 model sedans received front seats with separate head restraints.