1981 VW Rabbit diesel 4 speed 0-60 with a straight pipe. Shot outside Chilton, WI
Poor quality vid - sorry...
1981 Volkswagon Rabbit diesel 0 - 60 from a dead stop. I wasn't really giving her the berries, just wanted a quick video.
I bought this car 6 months ago for a good fuel milage car. It needed brake lines, and I never really had the ambition to change them until the other day. I've been driving this car for two weeks now and absolutly love it. As a matter of fact, I prefer to drive this over my Cadillac Fleetwood. In the two weeks of driving it (about 15 miles a day), I never knew if the fuel guage worked because it never moved off 1/3 tank. So just before shooting this vid, I filled it up. 6.0 gallons! (And yes, the guage works!)
The only reason it is so loud, it there is absolutly no muffler. I do have one, but it boils down to the ambition thing.... Someday - probly not today. Tomorrow doesnt look good either...
1981 mk1 VW rabbit diesel
This is a walk around after installing a new injection pump and injectors
to get it running. Thanks to Butch the p.o. for his help and Rabbit Ron in
Cali for some necessary redirection as I initially had the pump 180 out.
Looking forward to tooling on this car in the future.
1979 Rabbit 1.5 liter Diesel 4 speed
Who remembers these? Volkswagen introduced the diesel powered Rabbit here
in America in 1978 or 1979..... as I remember.... as I was only 11-12 years
old. They were NOT so popular. Stinky, noisy, and underpowered were the
comments I heard. They had a following, but 'normal' people drove big
Amercan Iron. haha. Now those 'odd' people are the cool people, just ahead
of thier time. And...now these old stinky diesels are cool. This particular
car belongs to one of my best customers This Rabbit, is a one owner, daily
driven, all original 1979 Rabbit 1.5 diesel with roughly 40 hp and 50 ft
lbs torque. You just don't see these anymore.