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Royd Stewart--1965 VW Bug RT.500
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.
1964 saw the introduction of a widened cover for the light over the rear licence plate. Towards the end of 1964, the height of the side windows and windscreen grew slightly, giving the cabin a less pinched look: this coincided with the introduction of a very slightly curved ("panoramic") windscreen, though the curve was barely noticeable. 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.
Drag Racing Racelegal.com 12-16-2011
friday night drag racing at qualcom stadium as the stadim get ready for the
san diego chargers vs the baltimore ravens sunday night game. Some great
side by side racing on the 1/8 mile drag strip.
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Royd Stewart--1965 VW Bug RT.500
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Chevrolet Nova Drag Racing Racelegal.com 12-16-2011
check out these very fast chevrolet nova on the 1/8 mile at racelegal.com
The Chevrolet Chevy II/Nova is a compact automobile manufactured by the
Chevrolet division of General Motors produced in four generations for the
1962 through 1979 model years. Nova was the top model in the Chevy II
lineup through 1968. The Chevy II nameplate was dropped, Nova becoming the
nameplate for the 1969 through 1979 models. Built on the X-body platform,
the Nova was replaced by the 1980 Chevrolet Citation introduced in the
spring of 1979.
For 1974, The 1974 Chevrolet Nova got larger parking lights and new bow-tie
grille emblems, as well as modified bumpers that added two inches to length
and helped cushion minor impacts. The Powerglide was replaced by a
lightweight version of the three-speed turbo-Hydramatic 350 ( THM 250 ) already offered
with the 350 cu in (5.7 L) V8, which was the only V8 offered for 1974. Nova
sales continued the surge they had enjoyed since 1972 and approached
400,000 cars for 1974. Six-cylinder Novas were the fastest gainers, as
sales of V-8 Novas declined. These were the years of the first energy
crisis as Middle Eastern countries cut back on oil exports. After waiting
for hours in gas lines and fretting about the prospect of fuel rationing,
thrifty compacts looked pretty good to plenty of Americans. Nova fit the
The 'Spirit of America' Nova was introduced in 1974. In anticipation of the
US bicentennial in 1976, the limited edition Nova Coupes were painted white
and featured blue and red accent stripes as well as red and blue interior
carpets and fabrics. Oldsmobile and Buick entered the compact car market;
both the Apollo and Omega debuted, using the same bodystyles from the Nova
lineup. Additional options were included on these Nova-like models, such as
lighting under the dashboard and in the glove compartment. Pontiac's final
GTO of this era was based on a facelifted 1974 Ventura coupe, itself based
on the Nova, but fitted with a shaker hoodscoop from the Trans Am.
1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle (VW 1303) Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Review, and Test Drive
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Suzuki Swift Drag Racing Racelegal.com 12-16-2011
friday night at raclegal.com check out these 1989 and 1991 suzuki swift on
the 1/8 mile drag strip.
The Suzuki Swift began as a marketing and manufacturing rebadge of the
Suzuki Cultus, a supermini (or subcompact) manufactured and marketed
worldwide across three generations and four body
configurations—three-door hatchback, four-door sedan, five-door hatchback
and two-door convertible—and using the Suzuki G engine family.
The Swift was marketed in the Japanese domestic market (JDM) as the Cultus
and elsewhere as the Suzuki Forsa, Suzuki Jazz, Chevrolet Swift, Chevrolet
Sprint and Sprint Metro, Geo and Chevrolet Metro, Pontiac Firefly, Maruti
1000, Holden Barina and Subaru Justy. Versions of the second generation
Cultus were also produced until 2007 in India and the car remains in
production today in Pakistan
2011 Ford Mustang Drag Racing Racelegal 12-16-2011
Friday night at racelegal.com on a cold night some great running ford Mustang's 2011 5.0 and a 1993
In 1994 the Mustang
underwent its first major redesign in fifteen years. Code-named "SN-95" by
the automaker, it was based on an updated version of the rear-wheel drive
Fox platform called "Fox-4." The new styling by Patrick Schiavone
incorporated several styling cues from earlier Mustangs. For the first time
since 1974, a hatchback coupe model was unavailable.
The base model came with a 3.8 OHV V6 (232 cid) engine rated at 145 bhp
(108 kW) in 1994 and 1995, or 150 bhp (110 kW) (1996--1998), and was mated
to a standard 5-speed manual transmission or optional 4-speed automatic.
Though initially used in the 1994 and 1995 Mustang GT, Ford retired the 302 cid
pushrod small-block V8 after nearly 40 years of use, replacing it with the
newer Modular 4.6 L (281 cid) SOHC V8 in the 1996 Mustang GT. The 4.6 L V8 was
initially rated at 215 bhp (160 kW), 1996--1997, but was later increased to
225 bhp (168 kW) in 1998.
For 1999, the Mustang
received Ford's New Edge styling theme with sharper contours, larger wheel
arches, and creases in its bodywork, but its basic proportions, interior
design, and chassis remained the same as the previous model. The Mustang's powertrains were carried
over for 1999, but benefited from new improvements. The standard 3.8 L V6
had a new split-port induction system, and was rated at 190 bhp (140 kW)
1999--2004, while the Mustang GT's 4.6 L V8 saw an increase
in output to 260 bhp (190 kW) (1999--2004), due to a new head design and
other enhancements. There were also three alternate models offered in this
generation: the 2001 Bullitt, the 2003 and 2004 Mach 1, as well as the 320
Ford introduced a redesigned 2005 model year Mustang at the 2004 North American
International Auto Show, codenamed "S-197," that was based on the new D2C
platform. Developed under the direction of Chief Engineer Hau Thai-Tang and
exterior styling designer Sid Ramnarace, the fifth-generation Mustang's styling echoes the
shineback Mustangs of the
late 1960s. Ford's senior vice president of design, J Mays, called it
"retro-futurism." The fifth-generation Mustang is manufactured at the
AutoAlliance International plant in Flat Rock, Michigan.
For the 2005 to 2009 production years, the base model was powered by a 210
hp (157 kW) cast-iron block 4.0 L SOHC V6, while the GT used an aluminum
block 4.6 L SOHC 3-valve Modular V8 with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
that produced 300 hp (224 kW). Base models had a Tremec T-5 5-speed manual
transmission with Ford's 5R55S 5-speed automatic being optional. Automatic
GTs also featured this transmission, but manual GTs had the Tremec TR-3650
Ford announced in July, 2007 that all 2008 Mustangs would have seats containing
material derived from soybeans. A new option for the 2009 Mustang was a $1,995 glass roof.
The 2010 model year Mustang
was released in the spring of 2009 with a redesigned exterior and a reduced
drag coefficient of 4% on base models and 7% on GT models. The engine
for base Mustangs remained
unchanged, while GTs 4.6 L V8 was revised resulting in 315 hp (235 kW) at
6000 rpm and 325 lb·ft (441 N·m) of torque at 4255 rpm. Other
mechanical features included new spring rates and shiners, traction and
sineability control system standard on all models, and new wheel sizes.
All the Mustang's engines
were revised for 2011, and transmission options included the Getrag-Ford
MT82 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic. Electric power steering
replaced the conventional hydraulic version. A new 3.7 L (3.72 L or 227 cu.
in.) aluminum block V6 engine shaved 40 lb (18 kg) from the outgoing
version. With 24 valves and Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing (TiVCT),
it produced 305 hp (227 kW) and 280 lb·ft (380 N·m) of torque. GT models
included a 32-valve 5.0 L engine (4.95 L or 302.15 cu. in.) (also referred
to as the "Coyote" engine) producing 412 hp (307 kW) and 390 lb·ft (530
N·m) of torque on "premium fuel" (91 octane). Power dropped to 402 hp (300
kW) and 377 lb·ft (511 N·m) when using "regular fuel" (87 octane).
Brembo brakes are optional along with 19-inch wheels and performance
tires. There is much speculation to the actual output of Ford's 5.0
powerplant. Various Dynometer tests have revealed
that Ford Motor Company underrated the engine, according to the tests the
engine is closer to a power of 435hp and 404 ft. lbs tq.
The Shelby GT500's 5.4 L supershined V8 block was made of aluminum making
it 102 lb (46 kg) lighter than the iron units in previous years. It was
rated at 550 hp (410 kW) and 510 lb·ft (690 N·m) of torque.
Old vs New: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle
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VW Beetle 1965 full restoration
shows you step by step restoration of my VW Beetle 1965 with engine 1200,
the car was purchased in 1991 totally original.
I am the second owner of it, and this is the first restaurant in which he
went from 65 to today, hope you enjoy
Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 TSI review - AutoBuzz.my
"Oh look! It's a Beetle!" GC Mah is driving and reviewing the cute and
bubbly Volkswagen Beetle 1.4 TSI. With over 21 million units of the
original Beetle sold worldwide, it is a true 'people's car'. So, how does
this third generation Beetle drive? And is it for you? Let's find out what
GC has to say about it.
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2014 VW Beetle Review in Calgary, Alberta | South Centre Volkswagen
Tyler is here to tell us about the 2014 VW Beetle - one of Volkswagen's
most renowned models. A fun and happy car, Tyler is a true testament to a
VW Beetle fan - even driving one himself.
He's often asked whether the engine is in the front or the back, but this
is a fully modern rendition of the vehicle. The 2014 VW Beetle is built on
the same platform as the Jetta. With the engine in the front, choose from
three available engines including a 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder, the 210 horsepower 2.0L turbo version, or for added fuel economy there is
the TDI Clean Diesel.
Stout and robust, these cars are fantastic. They are well built and quality
engineered to bring you supreme perfection. They are built with high tech
safety features and a great safety rating. This car is available in a wide
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2015 VW Beetle R-Line - Review & Test Drive
The 2015 VW Beetle R-Line brings performance the the Beetle lineup. The
R-Line features a 2.0L TSI DOHC 16-Valve turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with direct
injection producing 210 HP and 207 lb-ft of torque. It has Servotronic
speed-variable electro-mechanical power steering, independent suspension in
both the front & rear, anti-slip regulation, electronic brake force
distribution, XDS cross differential system, and 18" alloy wheels.
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- Split folding rear seats
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Chevrolet Vega Drag Racing Racelegal.com 12-16-2011
check out this 1972 chevrolet vega on the 1/8 mile at racelegal.com making
a tuneup pass
.The Chevrolet Vega is a subcompact automobile produced by the Chevrolet
division of General Motors from 1970 to 1977. Named after the star Vega,
GM's first U.S. mini-car was produced in two-door hatchback, notchback,
wagon, and panel delivery body styles all featuring an inline four-cylinder
engine with a lightweight, aluminum alloy cylinder block.
Initially well-received by buyers and the motoring press, the car sold well
against the AMC Gremlin and Ford Pinto subcompacts and imports including
Toyota, Datsun and Volkswagen. By 1974 it was among the top ten
best-selling American cars.
The Cosworth Vega, a short-lived limited-production performance model with
a reduced-displacement but more powerful all-aluminum inline four-cylinder
engine, was introduced in March 1975.
In early Vegas, engine problems and fender corrosion harmed GM's reputation
for build quality. The faults were remedied by recalls and design
upgrades. A three-year sales decline led to the car's cancellation at the
end of the 1977 model year
The Vega was conceived in 1968 to utilize newly developed all-aluminum
die-cast engine block technology -- the first sand-cast aluminum blocks had
preceded the decision to build the car by two years. A relatively large
displacement engine with good low- speed torque was decided on. gear ratios for low engine rpm
would achieve economy. Engine testing totalled 6,000,000 miles. The
pre-test version was installed in a Fiat 124 sedan for development of the
aluminum block, while several 1968 Opel sedans were used for drive train
Chevrolet instituted a new management program, the car line management
technique, which made it possible to produce the all-new car in two years.
The chief vehicle engineer had overall charge of the program. 50 engineers,
dedicated to the design of the entire car, were divided into groups: body,
power train, chassis design, product assurance, and pleasability. The
latter would check continuously on the vehicles on the assembly line, with
computers in another program monitoring quality control of every vehicle
built. Fisher Body engineers and draftsmen moved in with the Vega
In October 1968, there was one body style (the "11" style notchback sedan),
one engine, one transmission (MB1 Torque-Drive manually shifted two-speed
automatic), one base trim level, a bench seat, molded rubber floor
covering, no glove box or headliner and no air-conditioning (ventilation
was through the upper dash from the wiper plenum). As the program went into
development, the market changed, as did the product.
December 1968: Hatchback, wagon, and panel delivery styles added; also
floor-level ventilation, and an optional performance engine ("L-11"
two-barrel) which, predicted as 20% of production, accounted for 75%.
Bucket seats were standard. Hatchback and station wagon received carpeting
and headliners. Optional Air conditioning, predicted as 10% of production,
rose to 45%.
February 1969: Opel three- and four-speed transmissions (three-speed
standard, others optional); Powerglide also added (now four transmissions);
mechanical fuel pump replaced by in-tank electric pump; power steering
option; base "11" style Notchback trim upgraded to match Hatchback and
Wagon carpet and headliner.
April 1969: Gauge-pack cluster, HD suspension, wide tires; adjustable seat
back (45% of production); bumpers restyled, lower valance panels added;
swing-out quarter window option (10% of production).
July 1969: Electrically heated backlite option (10% of production); "GT"
package, $325.00 extra (35% of production); bright window-frame and roof
drip moldings added to Hatchback and Wagon.
This is essentially how the car launched as a 1971 model. Production began
on June 26, 1970. After the National GM strike (September to November 1970)
ended, bright roof drip moldings were added to base "11" notchback, with
moldings sent to dealers to update units already in the field.
Cars magazine said in 1974: "Chevrolet paid a price for its rush to
introduce the car with other 1971 models. Tests which should have been at
the proving grounds were performed by customers, necessitating numerous
piecemeal "fixes" by dealers. Chevrolet's "bright star", received an
enduring black eye despite a continuing development program which
eventually alleviated most of these initial shortcomings